Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 22, 2017
VISIT OUR WEBSITE
Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.
Downstairs fellowship hall
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.
SEA BRIGHT ANGELS
The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly. Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome. Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041
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: When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
People: In God, whose word I praise-
Leader: in God I trust and am not afraid.
People: What can mere mortals do to me?
INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart” (Verse 1) FWS 2160
HYMN OF INVOCATION
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Be constant in God’s house all the days of your life.
People: Gaze upon the beauty of the Eternal One and seek the Eternal in God’s temple.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Lord Jesus Christ, we confess that we have dishonored your name by our quarrels and dissensions. We have frequently bragged about our own denominations, at the expense of other denominations. We have guessed at the opinions and beliefs of others, without the patience to ask and to listen to them in order to understand. Too often we have stressed our differences, without any appreciation of our common faith and baptism. Forgive such pride that projects our own “wisdom” and clouds the gospel of your cross; for your own Name’s sake. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Isaiah 9:1-4” Page 1073
HYMN OF PREPARATION
PSALM “27:1, 4-9” UMH 758
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“1 Corinthians 1:10-18” PAGE 1770
“Matthew 4:12-23” PAGE 1504
“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
Benediction and Sending Forth FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)
As you are able – Please stand to Praise God