Week of February 12th, 2023

Order of Service



Welcome/ Opening Prayer

Hymn of Praise: UMH #139 – “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (verse 1, 2 & 3)

Call to Worship:
Leader: Are you awake? Are you alert?
People: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
Leader: Are you watching the signs? Are you interpreting what is happening today?
People: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
Leader: Do you see opportunities for ministry? Do you see the poor, the homeless, the hungry, the needy?
People: Christ is coming into our lives in a new way.
Leader: Come, let us worship and let us work in the reign of God.
People: Christ has extended the invitation: let us work together in the reign of God on earth.

Contemporary Hymn: “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community

Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Bringing to God our Tithes and Offerings

Prayer of Thanksgiving

New Testament Reading: Matthew 5:21-37
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Putting God’s Intentions into Practice”

Closing Hymn: UMH #374 – “Standing on the Promises” (Verse 1)



Announcements & Community Events

Bible Study & Sunday School: Join us Tuesday and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Community Dinner: It will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to all who help with serving food, fixing food and the monetary donations.

High School Basketball Teams: We will host the teams on Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 p.m. for an evening meal. We will be serving Mexican with all the sides.

Ash Wednesday Service: The service will be held following the Wednesday Night Community Dinner on February 22nd at 6:30 p.m. As we prepare for the Lenten season be thinking about what you will Give Up or what you will Take Up for your personal journey. As of now, this will be a IN PERSON ONLY service (no livestream or dial-in worship) due to Austin having work conflicts.