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Bulletin -- Jan 17 & 18
First United Methodist Church
Sat., January 17, at 5:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 18, 2004, at 8:15 & 10:30 a.m.
Human Relations Weekend
 
PRELUDE
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST ENTERS
GREETING OF GUESTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
L: And the Word became flesh, and lived among us;
P: And we have seen His glory.
L: And He came and proclaimed peace to those far and near,
P: For through Him we all have access to the Father.
*INVOCATION
O God, You made of one blood all nations on the earth, and sent Your blessed Son to preach peace to all. Grant that all people everywhere may seek after You, and find You; bring all of us together, pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh, and hasten Your kingdom's coming. Amen.  (From the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer)
*HYMN "I Come With Joy" # 617 vs 1, 3, 4, 5
 
JOYS AND CONCERNS
We Urge Prayers for . . .
Bobby Beschorner, Elizabeth Carney, Lois DePue, Jason Frederick, Roger Gould, Edna Henderson, Morrisa Hoch, Jordan Jorgenson (Betty Moen's great granddaughter), Jim Lanus, Jessica Lawson, Dorothy Place, Ed Quillin, Gary Rikansrud (Kim Campbell's uncle), Amanda Rutledge, Lorraine Sidles, Curtis Tomkins (John's brother), Fred Traeger (Rosemary Matthew's father), Arlene Varcoe, John Varcoe, Bishop Palmer, Our Service Personnel
We Extend our Sympathy to . . .
We Celebrate . . .
 
SILENT PRAYER
PASTORAL PRAYER
LORDS PRAYER
 
ANTHEM "Canon in D"  Bell Choir
 
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER
Accept these offerings, we ask You, O Lord; and even more accept us as we offer them. By Your Spirit direct and enable us, that all we do in Your name may be truly done for You, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*PASSING THE PEACE
 
HYMN "Help Us Accept Each Other" # 560
 
SCRIPTURE LESSONS
Epistle Acts 17:22-28 NT page 137-138
Gospel John 17:6-11, 23 NT page 111
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE
MESSAGE "On Unity" Rev. Jim Morris
CALL TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
 
*HYMN "Blest Be The Tie That Binds" # 557
 
*BENEDICTION
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE # 672, verse 1
 
THE LIGHT GOES FORTH
POSTLUDE
 
*Those who wish may stand.
**Be sure to greet each other, especially those you do not know.
 

 
MINISTRY OF WORSHIP
Pastor: Jim W. Morris
Associates: Judy DePue, Rev. Rick Dee
Executive Secretary: Lisa Hankey Boblit
Treasurer: Lois Stanley
Nursery Attendant: JoAnna Naig
Janitor: John Strohman
 
Saturday Evening 5:30 p.m.
Greeters Carolyne Laubenthal
Liturgist Mary Morris
Musician Kelley Fog
 
Sunday Morning 8:15 a.m.
Ushers Joel & Maureen Horsley
Greeters Jon & Becky Jamison
Liturgist Sharon Hobart
Musician Esther Smith
 
Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m.
Ushers
Greeters Larry & Julie Leners
Liturgist John Tomkins
Musician Rosemary Matthews
 
 

Special Music is welcome for the 1st and 5th Sundays at the 10:30 worship service.  Special Music is also welcome for the Saturday 5:30 or Sunday 8:15 services (any week).  If you have special music you would like to share, please contact the church office at (712) 852 - 2154 or umcsecretary@iowatelecom.net.
 
Chancel Choir performs at the 10:30 worship service on the 2nd and 4th Sundays.  New members are always welcome to join.  Practice is on the 2nd and 4th Sundays at 9:20 a.m.
 
Bell Choir performs at the 10:30 worship service on the 3rd Sunday.  New members are always welcome to join.  We do ask you have a bit of music reading background.  Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 5:45 a.m. and on the 3rd Sunday (before a performance) at 9:20 a.m.