Category Archives: Weekly Service

December 9th Service

December 9, 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Second Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “O Little Town of Bethlehem” UMH #230

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: Look to the east.
All: Light is dawning this day.
One: Look to the west.
All: Prepare for the journey ahead.
One: Look to the north.
All: God is guiding our steps.
One: Look to the south.
All: God is shining the warmth of love in our lives.
One: Look to the heavens.
All: Christ is coming soon.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “What Child is This” UMH #219

Lighting of Second Advent Candle – Peace

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers, sing the Children out –
“Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Angels We Have Heard on High” UMH #238

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Daniel 6:13-14 Page #723
*Gospel Reading Matthew 16:13-28 Page #798

Message Pastor Gary
“Ways We Know Him: Son of Man and Lord”

Prayer

*Hymn “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” UMH #385

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
2:30 pm – Caroling at Nursing Home

Sunday, December 16, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship – Children’s Christmas Program

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

December 2nd Service

December 2, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

First Sunday in Advent
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH #204

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: People of faith, prepare for the coming reign of Christ!
All: As we gather to pray and sing and listen, a spirit of anticipation and hope fills us.
One: The days are surely coming, says Our God, when justice and righteousness will prevail.
All: May our worship illuminate our hearts and minds freeing us to respond joyfully to God’s call in the days to come.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer
*Hymn “People, Look East” UMH #202

Lighting of First Advent Candle – Hope

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers, sing the Children out –
“Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Hail to The Lord’s Anointed” UMH #203

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Isaiah 7:10-14 Page #554
*Gospel Reading Matthew 1:18-23 Page #783

Message “Ways We Know Him: Emmanuel” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” UMH #211

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
2:30 pm – Caroling at Nursing Home

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Julie Howell
Liturgist Charlie Pease
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

November 25th Service

November 25, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Christ the King Sunday
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “As the Deer” TFWS #2025

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: Let’s enter God’s dwelling place.
All: Let’s worship in the house of God!
One: Let’s enter with thanksgiving and praise.
All: Let’s worship with joy of the Lord!
One: Let’s worship with our word and our lives.
All: Let’s live as the household of God!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “We Gather Together” UMH #131

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time/Shalom – After prayers, sing the Children out –
“Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” UMH #694

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading 2 Samuel 23:1-7 Page #261
*Gospel Reading John 18:33-37 Page #881

Message “King of Kings” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Crown Him with Many Crowns” UMH #327

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, November 25, 2018 – Shalom Sunday
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Monday, November 26, 2018
5:30 pm – Movie/Potluck

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:15 pm – SPRC Meeting
7:00 pm – Church Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018
12:00 pm – UMW Pizza/Decorating Party

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Communion
9:30 am – Advent Study
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Kathy Ohman
Nursery Carol Adams

November 11th Service

November 11 , 2018 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Veterans Day
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Family Song” Overhead

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: What do you bring before the Lord this day?
All: We bring our hopes and our dreams to the Lord.
One: What do you seek?
All: We seek peace for our weary souls.
One You will find it in this place for this is the house of the Lord.
All: Open our hearts and our spirits, O Lord, to hear your words of comfort and peace. Amen.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “We Are the Church” UMH #558

Remembering and Recognizing our Veterans

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “America” UMH #697

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Ruth 1:1-2a, 3-8, 14-16 Page #210
*Gospel Reading Mark 12:28-34 Page #825

Message “Who is Our Family?” Edith Bogart

Prayer

*Hymn “They’ll Know We Are Christians” UMH #2223

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff

Sunday, November 11, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship (Edie Bogart Leading Worship)
Food Drive Ending

Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:30 pm – Trustees Meeting
7:00 pm – Ad Council Meeting

Sunday, November 18, 2018
9:30 am – Advent Study Begins
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Liz Grossman
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

November 4th Service

November 4, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

All Saints Sunday
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Sing with all the Saints in Glory” UMH #702

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: With our whole being-heart, mind, soul and strength let us love and praise God!
All: With all our being, we will love and praise God! For God is faithful forever, helping, freeing, loving and protecting!
One: Let us sing praises to our God as long as we live!
All: Praise the maker of heaven and earth! Praise God who is faithful forever!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “For All the Saints” UMH # 712
Recognizing the Saints – Revelations 7:9-17
Naming

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time – After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God” UMH # 713

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 14 6:1-10 Page #507
*Gospel Reading Mark 12:28-34 Page #825

Message Pastor Gary
“Are You Asking or Are You Listening?”

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Shall We Gather at the River” UMH #723

Benediction

Calendar and Stuff
Sunday, November 4, 2018 – Communion
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
11:30 – Liturgist Class
Collecting food for Food Pantry

Sunday, November 11, 2018
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship (Edie Bogart Leading Worship)
Food Drive Ending

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

October 28th Service

October 28, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Reformation Sunday
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “As the Deer” TFWS #2025

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: Bless the Lord at all times.
All: Let everyone bless God.
One: Praise the Lord continually.
All: Let everyone praise Christ.
One: Our souls boast in the Lord.
All: We boast in the Spirit’s greatness.
One: With one voice, we magnify and exalt the Lord, for God has delivered us and made us whole.
All: Exalt our God, the Lord of life.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” UMH #365

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time/Shalom Collection
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” UMH #557

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Jeremiah 31:31-34 Page 642
Epistle Reading Ephesians 2:4-10 Page 950
*Gospel Reading Mark 10:46-52 Page 823

Message “Reformation Sunday” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” UMH #110

Benediction

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Alisa Ross
Liturgist Mechelle Schneider
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People as We Live the Good News

October 21st Service

October 21, 2018 10:30 am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost
Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “My Life is in You, Lord” TFWS #2032

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship
One: When God laid the foundations of the earth, the morning stars and heavenly host sang songs of joy.
All: Let us bless God with hearts full of song, for our God has done amazing things.
One: The winds whisper messages of God’s goodness. Fire and flame proclaim God’s presence.
All: Let us bless God with our spirits set ablaze, for our God has done amazing things!
One: With wisdom, God brought the world into being. The earth is full of God’s magnificent creations.
All: Let us bless God with our minds illumined, for our God has done amazing things!

*Gloria Patri UMH #70
Opening Prayer

*Hymn “How Great is Our God” Overhead

UMCOR Hurricane Michael Relief

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “10,000 Reasons” Overhead

SHARING THE WORD
Old Testament Reading Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c Page 483
*Gospel Reading Mark 10:35-45 Page 823

Message Pastor Gary
“Jesus Came Not to Be Served but to Serve”

Prayer

*Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” UMH #593

Benediction

Church Calendar
Sunday, October 21, 2018
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
11:30 pm – Spaghetti Luncheon

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – Newsletter Deadline

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Shalom
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School
9:45 am – Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship
Begin collecting food for Food Pantry

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist Megan Schihl
Liturgist Doris Graham
Nursery
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News