First Sunday After Christmas 2017
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BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA
The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service. Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou. For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.
Concert – Mercy Me
The Prudential Center
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672
1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM
WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Leader: He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
People: The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
INTRODUCTION FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)
HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us rejoice in God with all our hearts.
People: Our Savior robes us with salvation like a garment and clothes us in integrity like a cloak.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Eternal Parent, whatever the festive clothes we wear to mark this Christmas season, continue to receive us as robed with the white robes of salvation and wrapped in the cloak of your Spirit’s integrity. Your Son Jesus is worthy of all adoration and praise. We bow down before him. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
FIRST READING Page 1160
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH
PSALM “Psalm 148” UMH 861
NEW TESTAMENT READING PAGE 1810
GOSPEL PAGE 1594
“MORNING MESSAGE” Pastor Michael Turner
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
MOMENT OF SILENCE
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
GLORIA PATRI UMH 70
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
PASSING OF THE PEACE
OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES
HYMN OF DEDICATION UMH
BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)
AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD