UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
597 Main St. P. O. Box 186, Jerome, AZ 86331
February 6, 2011
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
PRELUDE Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “Seek Ye First” UMH 405
Lord, we are sinful people, living in a sinful world, suffering from our brokenness and separation from you. During this time of worship, we choose to disconnect ourselves from the ways and priorities of the world and to reconnect our focus back onto you. God, we invite you into this time of worship. We invite you into our lives. We pray that our lives will be made faithful in all things. Amen
PSALM 112:1-10 PB, pg. 539 OT
HYMN: “I Love To Tell The Story” UMH 156
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit,
that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed,
we may hear with joy what you say to us today.
O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.
EPISTLE LESSON: 1 Corinthians 1:1-12 PB, pg. 156NT
GOSPEL LESSON: Matthew 5:13-20 PB, pg. 4NT
THE MESSAGE: Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
*HYMN RESPONSE: “Take My Life And Let It Be” UMH 399
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
One way we express our faith is by how we use the resources that have been entrusted to us. God, through this act of worship—through the giving of the fruit of our labor—we declare our faith in your loving care. Lord, search our hearts, and if we are giving out of a sense of wrath, please help us root out this evil. Help us be faithful disciples in all aspects of our lives. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
“Open Our Eyes, Lord” Renew 91
Open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus, to reach out and touch him, and say that we love him. Open our ears, Lord, and help us to listen, open our eyes, Lord, we want to see Jesus.
COMMUNION AND SENDING FORTH
COFESSION AND PARDON UMH 12
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING UMH 13
THE LORD’S PRAYER UMH 14
*CIRCLE SONG: “Surely The Presence” UMH 328
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel His mighty power and His grace. I can hear the brush of angel’s wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.