posted on February 23
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany, February 16, 2020
Worship Leader: Pastor Michael Thorpe
*Please rise in body or in spirit
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATIONS
Bringing in the Light of Christ
CALL TO WORSHIP
P: We would see Jesus on the mountain teaching, with his disciples listening, gathered round, while birds and flowers and sky above are preaching the blessedness which simple trust has found.
L: So, open our eyes and our ears and all our senses, and shine in our hearts
P: that we may know your Word and your righteousness and follow where you lead. Amen.
“The Church’s One Foundation” UMH#546
Lord, forgive me for being 'others focused', for gossiping about others, for seeing others as pieces on a chessboard to be positioned for my comfort, for judging others too harshly, for becoming jealous or insecure when I see others being blessed in a way that I am not, for seeing others as threats. Lord help me to be 'others focused'. Help me to put the needs of others before my own. Help me to let others off the hook. Help me to see others the way you do: washed and made whole. Help me to see the truth about others. Amen.
Psalm 119:1-8 UMH#840
“Give Thanks” TFWS#2036
God of all creation, the offering we bring to your altar this day is the fruit of our labors; and we want to bring you the best we have. No harvest comes
from us alone but starts in your goodness; and many have contributed to every good gift we bring. Working together in your fields, generous God, we pray that our gifts might be used to bless others who hunger for connection with you. We pray in the name of Christ, our savior and redeemer. Amen.
(1 Corinthians 3:1-9)
: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
“Forward Through the Ages” UMH#555
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: THANKS BE TO GOD.
Hymn of Preparation: “
Freely, Freely” UMH#389
God Gives the Growth”
CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS
The Lord’s Prayer
L: God you are our trust, a place of safety in hard times. Thank you for hearing our prayer. Thank you for forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We will listen for your voice in all things. We will listen for your direction through this life. Amen.
“Bind Us Together” TFWS#2226
We are led this morning by Michael Thorpe
you may call/text Pastor Mike at 802-355-9574
Worship Leaders Today:
Worship Leaders: Michael Thorpe
Musicians: Pat Thompson and Michael Thorpe
Usher: Vernon Thompson
Reader: Linda Martin
Reader Next Week: Pat Thompson
ANNOUNCEMENTS: "Prayer is not a substitute for action;
it is an action for which there is no substitute."
Mayerling Anderson Josh Ducharme Sabrena Ducharme Craig Lawson Nikki Ducharme Arlo Sterner Alice Martin Arthur Hooper Nathanial McElroy Angel and Royce Dunn James and DeeDee Clark
Lori Jones Janet Lanphear Charmane Raye Becky Thorpe
We are suspending our Tuesday night group at Arlo’s until the weather is better.
This coming Tuesday we are preparing a meal for the Lamoille Community House in Hyde Park. Meal time is 6:00PM.
Our next event is the Maple Sugar Dinner which will be held at the Town Hall on Saturday, March 14 from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
Wednesday, February 26 is Ash Wednesday and our service this year will be held at 5:00PM.
There are sign-up sheets on the back table for communion bread and cleaning the church.