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January 8 2023 Worship Service

January 8 2023 Worship Service
Published by Marlene Lynes on Mon, Jan 9, 2023 10:28 AM
Worship Service

ORDER OF WORSHIP
Epiphany Sunday  
Accompanist:   For the King                               Host:    Irene Geerlinks
Preaching:  John Moelker                                   Scripture Reader:  Bob Dieleman     

GOD GATHERS US INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH JOY       
Prelude        
Gathering Song:  ”My God How Wonderful You Are” LUYH# 548                               

GOD CALLS US TO WORSHIP  
*Call to Worship - Psalm 98: 1-3 (WSB)
*God Greets Us
Song: “Come Thou Fount” LUYH # 521 

GOD RECONCILES HIMSELF TO US  
Prayer of Confession  (WSB)
Law and Assurance of Pardon
* Song of Praise:  “You Are My King” LUYH # 360
A Moment for the Children  
Reading: “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” (Pastor John)
(Children 3-11 are dismissed for Sunday School)
Congregational Prayer    

GOD SPEAKS TO US THROUGH HIS WORD    
Prayer for the Illumination of the Holy Spirit: (“Help us Understand LORD”)              
God's Word to Us:  Luke 13:22-30                     
    Reader:  This is the Word of the Lord.   
    All:  Thanks be to God!   
Sermon:   The Narrow Way!   

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD WITH GRATITUDE   
Prayer of Application  
*Song of Response:  "Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God" # 746 LUYH
Offering: ThereforeGo Ministries (SERVE), Church Budget
Offertory
Prayer of Thanksgiving    

GOD SENDS US OUT WITH HIS BLESSING     
*Commission & Benediction  
* Doxology:  “O Sing to the Lord” LUYH#493     
*Postlude    

(Please allow individuals with mobility challenges to exit the sanctuary first)