February 4 Worship Bulletin

February 4 Worship Bulletin

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Welcome & Announcements

Prelude – “Footsteps of Jesus” – Arr. by Lani Smith

Call to Worship

*Hymn – “The Voice of God is Calling” – UMH #436

  1. The voice of God is calling its summons in our day;
    Isaiah heard in Zion, and we now hear God say:
    “Whom shall I send to succor my people in their need?
    Whom shall I send to loosen the bonds of shame and greed?
  2. “I hear my people crying in slum and mine and mill;
    no field or mart is silent, no city street is still.
    I see my people falling in darkness and despair.
    Whom shall I send to shatter the fetters which they bear?”
  3. We heed, O Lord, your summons, and answer: Here are we!
    Send us upon your errand, let us your servants be.
    Our strength is dust and ashes, our years a passing hour;
    but you can use our weakness to magnify your power.
  4. From ease and plenty save us; from pride of place absolve;
    purge us of low desire; lift us to high resolve;
    take us, and make us holy; teach us your will and way.
    Speak, and behold! we answer; command, and we obey!

Scripture Reading – 1 Corinthians 9:16-23

16If I preach the gospel, I have no reason to brag, since I’m obligated to do it. I’m in trouble if I don’t preach the gospel. 17If I do this voluntarily, I get rewarded for it. But if I’m forced to do it, then I’ve been charged with a responsibility. 18What reward do I get? That when I preach, I offer the good news free of charge. That’s why I don’t use the rights to which I’m entitled through the gospel.

19Although I’m free from all people, I make myself a slave to all people, to recruit more of them. 20I act like a Jew to the Jews, so I can recruit Jews. I act like I’m under the Law to those under the Law, so I can recruit those who are under the Law (though I myself am not under the Law). 21I act like I’m outside the Law to those who are outside the Law, so I can recruit those outside the Law (though I’m not outside the law of God but rather under the law of Christ). 22I act weak to the weak, so I can recruit the weak. I have become all things to all people, so I could save some by all possible means. 23All the things I do are for the sake of the gospel, so I can be a partner with it.

Time with the Children and Youth

Anthem – “Remember Me” – By Deborah Govenor

Scripture Reading – Mark 1:29-39

29After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew. 30Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. 31He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them.

32That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon- possessed. 33The whole town gathered near the door. 34He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn’t let the demons speak, because they recognized him.

35Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer. 36Simon and those with him tracked him down. 37When they found him, they told him, “Everyone’s looking for you!”

38He replied, “Let’s head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That’s why I’ve come.” 39He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons.

  • L: The Word of God, the Word of Life.
  • P: Thanks be to God!

Sermon – “What Is My Ministry?”

*Hymn – “A Charge to Keep I Have” – UMH #413

  1. A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify,
    a never-dying soul to save, and fit it for the sky.
  2. To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill;
    O may it all my powers engage to do my Master’s will!
  3. Arm me with jealous care, as in thy sight to live,
    and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare a strict account to give!
  4. Help me to watch and pray, and on thyself rely,
    assured, if I my trust betray, I shall forever die.

Invitation to Give
Doxology
*Prayer of Dedication

Sacrament of Holy Communion

*Closing Hymn – “For the Bread Which You Have Broken” – UMH #614

  1. For the bread which you have broken,
    for the wine which you have poured,
    for the words which you have spoken,
    now we give you thanks, O Lord.
  2. By this pledge that you do love us,
    by your gift of peace restored,
    by your call to heaven above us,
    hallow all our lives, O Lord.
  3. With our sainted ones in glory
    seated at the heavenly board,
    may the church that’s waiting for you
    keep love’s tie unbroken, Lord.
  4. In your service, Lord, defend us,
    in our hearts keep watch and ward;
    in the world where you have sent us,
    let your kingdom come, O Lord.

*Benediction

*Postlude – “This Holy Feast” – Arr. by George Blake

Lyrics to Special Music

Remember Me
In the night in which our Savior was betrayed, He broke the bread and to His friends He said: “Take and eat, this is my body given for you; take and drink, this blood of mine is shed for you. Do this always to remember me, remember me.” In the night in which our Savior was denied, He bowed His head, and to the Father cried: “If it be your will, let this cup pass from me; if it be your will, spare me this agony. In my darkest hour will you remember me? Remember me. In the night in which my deepest doubts are known, you come to me and I am not alone. When I taste your blood and body given for me, when I hear your prayer in dark Gethsemane, then I know you will remember me, remember me. Lord, remember me.

And We Remember Him
The bread, a sign, is given by design, and we remember Jesus. The cup, we take, and drink for Jesus’ sake, and we remember him. Each time we partake of this communion, we remember Jesus freed us from sin. Each time we recall how he saved us all, and this is our covenant with him. We consecrate this bread upon the plate, and we remember Jesus. This cup we share, and bow our heads in prayer, and we remember him. Each time we partake of this communion, we remember Jesus freed us from sin. Each time we recall how he saved us all, and this is our covenant with him. The bread, a sign, is given by design, and we remember Jesus. The cup, we take, and drink for Jesus sake, and we remember him. The bread, a sign, is given by design, and we remember him.

Helping Lead Today’s Worship

  • Pastor: Rev. Drew Hart
  • Liturgist: Deb Biskner
  • Choir Director: Steve Grattan
  • Organist: Kathy Cay
  • Sanctuary Choir
  • Audio Tech: Ellen Hoover
  • Streaming Tech: Brian Miller
  • Computer Tech: Joe Kaidan
  • Communion server: Robert Chapman
  • Communion server: Lee Vander Esch