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Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches

Jan 1, 2023:  Christmas 1, Year A

Order of Service

 

Prelude

 

Welcome and Announcements:

           

Quieting Time

Opening Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn : #196 (Praise!) I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

 

Celebrating God’s Goodness

            GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME.

            ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD.

 

Young at Heart Time …..

 

Hymn : #198 (Praise!)  Good Christian Men, Rejoice

 

The Offering of Our Tithes and Other Gifts

The Collection ….

The Doxology “In Gratitude and Humble Trust” #544 Voices United                           (Tune – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear)
 

In gratitude and humble trust

We bring our best today

To serve your cause and share your love

With all along life’s way.

O God, who gave yourself to us

In Jesus Christ, your Son,

Teach us to give ourselves each day

Until life’s work is done.

 

Prayer of Dedication (In Unison)

Loving God, bless now the offerings of our hearts and lives, that we may shine as you shine, and that we may share your blessings with others. Amen

 

Scripture Readings:

Gospel Lesson: Luke 2: 1-20 

                       

Hymn # 184 (Praise!)  Silent Night! Holy Night            

 

Message: Christmas:  A Season – Not Just a Day

Pastoral Prayer

 

Hymn# 170 (Praise!)  Joy, to the World!                

 

Commissioning and Benediction

Postlude

Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches

Jan 8, 2023:  Epiphany Sunday, Year A

Order of Service

 

 

Welcome and Announcements:

           

Quieting Time

Opening Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn: #315 (Voices United) Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

 

Celebrating God’s Goodness

            GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME.

            ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD.

 

Young at Heart Time ….

 

Hymn: #395 (Voices United) Come In, Come in and Sit Down

 

The Offering of Our Tithes and Other Gifts

            The Collection ….

            The Doxology # 39 (Praise!) “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

Prayer of Dedication (In Unison)
 

Loving God, bless now the offerings of our hearts and lives, that we may shine as you shine, and that we may share your blessings with others. Amen

 

Scripture Readings

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 2: 1-12               

 

Hymn: # 197 (Praise!) We Three Kings                                    

 

Message: Following Our Christmas Star

 

Pastoral Prayer

 

Hymn# 188 (Praise!) The First Noel                    

 

Commissioning and Benediction

Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches

Jan 15, 2023:  Epiphany 2, Year A

Order of Service

 

 

Welcome and Announcements:

           

Quieting Time

Opening Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn #37 (Praise!)  All Creatures of Our God and King

 

Celebrating God’s Goodness

            GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME.

            ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD.

 

Young at Heart Time …..

 

Hymn #345 (Voices United) Come, Children, Join to Sing

 

The Offering of Our Tithes and Other Gifts

The Collection ….

The Doxology   “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

Prayer of Dedication (In Unison)

Loving God, bless these offerings of our hearts and lives.  Shine through our gifts to you with your light and love, that our ministries and our church may be a beacon of light and love, revealing your presence to our world. Amen

 

Scripture Reading

Gospel Lesson John 1:29-42

(Simon and Andrew become disciples)

 

Hymn # 560 (Voices United) O Master Let Me Walk with Thee                     

 

Message Come and See

Pastoral Prayer

 

Hymn# 421 (Voices United) Lead On, O Cloud of Presence               

 

Commissioning and Benediction

Morgan’s Point and Forks Road East United Churches

Jan 22, 2023:  Epiphany 2, Year A

Order of Service

 

 

Welcome and Announcements:

Carol Harry

           

Quieting Time

A time of quite musical preparation for our worship

Opening Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer

 

Hymn #333 (Voices United) Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

 

Celebrating God’s Goodness

            GOD IS GOOD – ALL THE TIME.

            ALL THE TIME – GOD IS GOOD.

 

Young at Heart Time ….

 

Hymn #29 (Black) Shine, Jesus Shine

 

The Offering of Our Tithes and Other Gifts

The Collection ….

             

United in mind and purpose, let us share in the ministry of generous giving this day. Please rise for the singing of ….

 

The Doxology  “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”

 

Prayer of Dedication (In Unison)

With these gifts, loving God, bring justice to the oppressed, and food to the hungry. Shine through our gifts to you with your light and love that our ministries and our church may be a beacon of light and love revealing your presence to our world. Amen

 

Scripture Readings:

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18     

(A time of quiet reflection music)

Gospel Lesson: Matthew 4:12-23                           

 

Hymn # 567 (Voices United) Will You Come and Follow Me             

 

Message: The Fisher’s Club

Pastoral Prayer

 

Hymn# 509 (Voices United) I, the Lord of Sea and Sky  

           

Commissioning and Benediction

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