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  • Today’s scripture readings: Psalm 19; Luke 4:14-21

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    Call to Worship. Adapted from a post on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive. http://www.ucc.org / Prayer for Illumination © 2019, Thom M. Shuman, Lectionary Liturgies / Refrain used for Psalm 19. Words: Carlos Rosas; trans. By Roberto Escamilla, Elise S. Elsinger, and George Lockwood, 1983, 1987 trans. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House; Music: Carlos Rosas; arr. by Raquel Mora Martinez © 1976 Resource Publications. Arr. © 1983 Resource Publications, admin. OCP Publications

    All rights reserved. Reprinted and streamed under One License #A-723218. / Prayers of the People. Rev. Nathan Williams, Covenant Presbyterian Church, West Des Moines, IA, liturgylink.net / Prayer of Dedication © 2021 Discipleship Ministries, An Agency of the United Methodist Church. / Benediction Response. Denise A. Karuth, ©1990 Pilgrim Press, Touch Holiness, ed. By Ruth Duck and Maren Tirabassi


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    January 23 Bulletin | January 23 Kids' Activities

  • Today's scripture readings: Psalm 36:5-10; John 2:1-11

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    Call to Worship © 2021, Nancy C. Townly, ministrymatters.com / Prayer for Illumination, Prayer of Confession, Words of Affirmation © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFUSION Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022. / Prayers of the People, Benediction © 2020, Bruce Prewer, bruceprewer.com. / Prayer of Dedication © 2021 Discipleship Ministries, An Agency of the United Methodist Church. / Benediction Response. Denise A. Karuth, ©1990 Pilgrim Press, Touch Holiness, ed. By Ruth Duck and Maren Tirabassi


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    January 16 Bulletin | January 16 Kids' Activities

  • Today's scripture readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

    All rights reserved. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-723218 and CCLI #20153811 / Call to Worship ©2019, Thom M. Shuman, Lectionary Liturgies. / Prayer for Illumination © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFUSION Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022. / Invitation to Reaffirm Our Baptism, Renunciation of Sin and Profession of Faith, Thanksgiving over the Water ©2009, The United Methodist Church, New Service for Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant. / Prayer of Dedication ©2021 Discipleship Ministries, An Agency of the United Methodist Church. / Benediction. Poem. “ Baptism” ©Cheryl Lawrie, Used by permission through Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFUSION Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022.


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    January 9 Bulletin | January 9 Kids

  • Today's scripture reading: Matthew 2:1-12

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    Call to Worship. Pastoral Prayers to Share: Year C by David Sparks © 2003 David Sparks, Wood Lake Publishing Inc. Used by permission. / Prayer for Illumination. David Tripp, England, 20th Century, Wesley’s Covenant Renewal Service, UMC Book of Worship. / Litany of Thanksgiving, Introduction to the Covenant Prayer, The Great Thanksgiving (alt. Rob McPherson), Communion Invitation, Prayer after Communion. Wesley’s Covenant Renewal Service, UMC Book of Worship


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    January 2 Bulletin | January 2 Kids

  • Today's scripture readings: Psalm 148, Colossians 3:12-17

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    Call to Worship, Introduction to the Reading, Prayers of the People, Prayer of Dedication, Benediction © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFusion Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022 / Prayer for Illumination. Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. / Call to Reconciliation, Unison Prayer for Forgiveness, Assurance of Pardon ©2018 Thom M. Shuman, Lectionary Liturgies .


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    December 26 Bulletin | December 26 Kids' Activities

  • Christmas Eve scripture readings: Isaiah 9:2-7, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-14

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    Call to Worship, Lighting the Advent Candle, Lighting the Christ Candle, Invitation for Offering © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFusion Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022. / Prayer for Illumination. Attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson. Posted: https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2014/12/prayer-for-christmas.html. / The Great Thanksgiving. Sharletta M. Green, The Africana Worship Book for Year C (Discipleship Resources, 2008), 128. / Communion Invitation. Rob McPherson. 


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    Christmas Eve Bulletin  | Christmas Eve Kids' Activities

  • Today's scripture readings: Luke 1:39-45, Luke 1:46-55

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    Call to Worship Dr. Derek C. Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the UMC. / Lighting the Advent Candle, Prayer for Illumination, Response to the Scripture, Prayers of the People © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFusion Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022 / Prayer of Dedication © 2021 Discipleship Ministries, An Agency of the United Methodist Church. / Passing the Peace. The Iona Community, Scotland.


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    December 19 Bulletin | December 19 Kids' Activities

  • Today's scripture readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20, Luke 3:7-18

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    Call to Worship Dr. Derek C. Weber, Director of Preaching Ministries, Discipleship Ministries of the UMC. / Lighting the Advent Candle, Prayers of the People © Wood Lake Publishing Inc. 2021 Seasons of the Spirit™ SeasonsFusion Advent • Christmas • Epiphany 2021–2022, alt. / Prayer for Illumination. Revised Common Lectionary Prayers copyright © 2002 Consultation on Common Texts admin. Augsburg Fortress. Used by permission. / Prayer of Dedication © 2021 Discipleship Ministries, An Agency of the United Methodist Church. / Passing the Peace. The Iona Community, Scotland



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    December 12 Bulletin | December 12 Kids' Activities