Worship. What to Expect on Your First Visit. Choir
Red Lodge Community Church
Sunday, January 26, 2020 Worship Service 10:00 a.m.
Our Mission: “The Red Lodge Community Church, United Church of Christ, welcomes all people to gather for worship, fellowship and to study God’s Word. We seed to be servants of our Lord in the care of all people.”
(*Invites all to stand in body or in spirit)
*Gathering Music “This is the Day! ” (verse 1 (twice))
Ringing of the Bell All children are invited to come forward and ring the bell to begin our service.
Time of Welcome and Announcements If you are visiting with us for the first time, or if you are a traveler from out of town, please feel free to introduce yourself!
Call To Worship Leader:God is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear? People:God is our shelter and refuge on the days of trouble, and our hope and joy on the days of celebration!
Leader:Day after day, we seek God’s face and the assurance of God’s holy love: People:O God, do not turn from us or hide your face from us! Be our guide and our light instead!
Leader:One thing we ask of God: People:That we may live in God’s dwelling place all the days of our life, and never cease to behold the beauty of God’s home.
Leader:Beloved of God, enter this worship in thanksgiving, for God is among and within us! People:Thanks be to God!
*Hymn “Jesus Calls Us, O’er the Tumult”
Prayer of Invocation Gracious Light-Bearer, Into the shadows of our isolation you speak words of life and community. Challenger of our lives, you call us from places we call home to lead us more deeply into the world you love. With your gentle, healing touch you redeem the broken places of our lives and you heal the wounded places of the earth. Inspire our worship here this day, so that we may receive liberation in your word, and be filled to overflowing to share your reconciling love throughout the earth. We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Hymn of Confession “Trust and Obey” (verses 1 and 2)
moment for personal reflection and prayer
Assurance of Pardon Leader: Receive the good news: there is no place, not even in our hearts, where the love of God cannot penetrate. God is around and among us, healing, restoring and calling us to new life as one body, united in Christ.
Passing of the Peace
*Gloria Patri (traditional words) Glory to the Creator, the Christ, the Holy Spirit. Three in One: as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.
Scripture Reading Isaiah 9:1-4 Matthew 4:12-23
Prayers of the People Lord’s Prayer
Our Time of Offering
Offertory *Offering Presentation (traditional tune) All: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Praise God above, you heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Prayer of Dedication All: God, to you we dedicate these gifts this day. May this act of giving inspire other ways that we may "fish for" your people, seeking out those who need your nourishing spirit. And we pray that you will multiply them and the gifts of all your faithful people like loaves and fishes, that your love may be revealed on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.
Choir Anthem “I Will Rise” by Lloyd Larson
Sermon What Was in the Boat” Pastor Pam Peterson
*Hymn “You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore”
*Benediction One: Go now in peace, All: for Christ has called us to live in peace among our brothers and sisters in Christ.
One: Go now in courage, All: for Christ has called us from the places of our lives to be agents of redemption and partners in healing.
One: Go now in joy and thanksgiving, All: for Christ is our light!
One: Go now as one body, All: to love and serve God as we love and serve the world!
Participating in Today’s Service Pastor Pam Peterson, Worship Leader Betty Brekhus, Liturgist Carolyn Brown, Acolyte Joy Monroe, Musician Marty Clague, Choir Director RLCC Choir