Order of Worship

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Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

January 29, 2023

INTROIT              As With Gladness Men of Old                                                             

WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                                              

*CALL TO WORSHIP 
Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gathers the poor of the earth.
Glorious is our God, who wipes away the tears of sorrow.
Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gives inheritance to the meek.
Glorious is our God, who satisfies the hunger of the just.
Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gives mercy to the merciful.
Glorious is our God, who gives vision to the pure in heart.
Wonderful is the God of Christ, who adopts the peacemakers.
Glorious is our God, who lifts high the persecuted.
Wonderful is the God of Christ, who finds the lost.
Glorious is our God, who awakens the dead.

*OPENING PRAYER
Lord and Creator,
let us embrace the costly blessings which you desire for us,
blessings that confound the wisdom and strength of this world….

Keep us upon your path of righteousness and justice,
bearing the good fruit of your Spirit,
for it is on you, Lord Jesus, that all hope is built,
For all of creation, now and forever more. Amen.

*HYMN                          Be Thou My Vision                              No. 451 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                  The Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, 
The resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.


OFFERTORY                                                                Georgiann Lewis
                                                                                     & Amanda McLain

*DOXOLOGY
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


CHILDREN’S TIME

HYMN                                 Hymn of Promise                             No. 707

PRAYER CONCERNS

SILENCE

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done  on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen. 


ANTHEM                                                                                                                  
  
*SCRIPTURE LESSON                                                  Matthew 5:1-12

THE MESSAGE                    Blessed Are           Rev. Dr. Ralph Wooten       


*CLOSING HYMN      Let There Be Peace on Earth                No.  431
                                     
*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE 

*Please stand as you are able.

The flowers in the sanctuary are placed
to the Glory of God and in memory of
Barbara “Mimi” Whitehead by
Mallory and Dillion Howard.

We express our Christian love and sympathy
to the family of Shirley Luke
upon her recent death.

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