Bulletin – Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Sixth Sunday after Epiphany


Gathering Song – “Serve the Lord”

Welcome, lighting the candle and announcements

Call to Worship

One: O God, you are righteous
All: Transform us by your Word!

One: Your judgments are upright
All: Transform us by your Word!

One: Your precepts are unforgettable
All: Transform us by your Word!

One: Give us understanding and we will live
All: Re-form us, reconcile us, transform us by your Word!

Opening Hymn – VU #232 – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You”

Prayer of Approach and Confession

Loving God, you call us into community, teach us your ways, and bless us with abundant life. Yet we turn aside to follow others paths: we take the easy way out, listening to the world’s call rather than your call to commitment. We quarrel with one another, letting differences divide us. We cherish our resentments, shutting off our hearts from forgiveness and reconciliation. We cling to petty jealousies, feeling we deserve more than we have. Forgive us when we wander from your love. Draw us into community with each other, and fee us with the milk of your grace, that we may grow in faithfulness and work together in peace. Amen.

Words of Assurance

Passing the Peace

Time for All Ages

Hymn – MV #139 – “True Faith Needs No Defence”

The Word

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church
Thanks be to God!

Meditation – “On Becoming Spiritual People”

Anthem – “Follow the Way of the Lord”

The Response

Offering / Response: (VU #537)

Your work, O God, needs many hands to help you everywhere,
And some there are who cannot serve unless our gifts we share.
Because we love you and your work, our offering now we make;
Be pleased to use it as your own, we ask for Jesus’ sake.

Offering Prayer

Loving God, you have shown us your ways and led us in the paths of abundance. You have blessed us and kept us safe, in you we see that we are loved. We offer you our lives, for we have chosen to follow you. We offer you our praise, for your love is great. Use our gifts, our money, and our hearts to establish your realm of love upon the earth. Amen.

Prayers of the People

One: Let us walk:
All: In the light of the Lord.

Closing Hymn – VU #649 – “Walk With Me”

Commissioning / Benediction Response

I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
I have decided to follow Jesus,
No turning back, no turning back.

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