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