Worship Bulletin for January 12, 2020

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12, 2020

GREETING

PRELUDE Cel­e­brate with Joy by Cyn­thia Dobrin­s­ki    Wes­ley Ringers

CHORAL INTROIT Make a Joy­ful Noise Unto the Lord

CALL TO WORSHIP

One: Come! Lift your voic­es to the Lord who always hears us.

Many: Lis­ten Lord. Hear our voic­es sing your praise.

One: Call on the Lord who bends low to hear us.

Many: Lis­ten Lord. We lift our voic­es to you in praise.

One: Call on the name of the Lord, all you peo­ple.

Many: We call on your won­der­ful name, O Lord. For you saved us, you raised us and turned our lives around. Let your name be praised!

OPENING PRAYER

Lord, thank you that you promise you will not turn away any­one who comes to you in sin­cere faith. Help us to trust your grace, good­ness, and guid­ance as we ven­ture into this new year and new chal­lenges. Remind us that what we offer to you in faith and ser­vice will be mul­ti­plied by your Spir­it. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

HYMN #73 O Wor­ship the King

CHILDREN’S MOMENT (9:30 am)

MISSION MOMENT Sharon Hart­man of the Futures Team

CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Search Me, Lord, and Know My Heart

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 that tres­pass against us. And lead us not into temp­ta­tion, but deliv­er us from evil. For thine is the king­dom, the pow­er, and the glo­ry, for ever and ever. Amen.

CHORAL ANTHEM Kum­baya by Marc Robin­son, arr. by Bradley Eling­boe     Sharon Hart­man & SarahJo Elliott, soloists

OFFERING 

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jor­dan kam — Johann Pachel­bel

PRESENTING OUR GIFTS

PASSING THE PEACE

HYMN #529 (vers­es 1, 2, and 5) How Firm a Foun­da­tion

WRITTEN WORD Mark 6:30–44

The apos­tles gath­ered around Jesus and report­ed to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many peo­ple were com­ing and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by your­selves to a qui­et place and get some rest.” So they went away by them­selves in a boat to a soli­tary place. But many who saw them leav­ing rec­og­nized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus land­ed and saw a large crowd, he had com­pas­sion on them, because they were like sheep with­out a shep­herd. So he began teach­ing them many things. By this time it was late in the day, so his dis­ci­ples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. Send the peo­ple away so that they can go to the sur­round­ing coun­try­side and vil­lages and buy them­selves some­thing to eat.” But he answered, “You give them some­thing to eat.” They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?” “How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.” Then Jesus direct­ed them to have all the peo­ple sit down in groups on the green grass. So they sat down in groups of hun­dreds and fifties. Tak­ing the five loaves and the two fish and look­ing up to heav­en, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his dis­ci­ples to dis­trib­ute to the peo­ple. He also divid­ed the two fish among them all. They all ate and were sat­is­fied, and the dis­ci­ples picked up twelve bas­ket­fuls of bro­ken pieces of bread and fish. The num­ber of the men who had eat­en was five thou­sand.

QUESTIONS OF FAITH AND LIFE

 • How have you seen God mul­ti­ply some small thing you offered?

 • How have you seen God mul­ti­ply small offer­ings of oth­ers?

 • Why do we think some­thing small is not worth much?

 • When a small stone is dropped into the mid­dle of a pond, how far do the rip­ples go?

 • How can you be con­scious­ly aware of your atti­tudes and actions so that bad choic­es don’t rip­ple out?

MESSAGE God’s Math

HYMN #462 Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

BENEDICTION

BENEDICTION RESPONSE Go Now In Peace by Don Besig

Go now in peace. Nev­er be afraid. God will go with you each hour of every day. Go now in faith, stead­fast, strong and true. Know He will guide you in all you do. Go now in love, and show you believe. Reach out to oth­ers so all the world can see. God will be there watch­ing from above. Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.

BLESSING AND SENDING

POSTLUDE 

Christ, unser Herr, zum Jor­dan kam BWV 684 — J S Bach