Week of January 15th, 2023

Order of Service



Welcome/Opening Prayer – Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #140 – “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (Verses 1,2,3)

Call to Worship:
Leader: With great rejoicing we come to the house of the Lord today.
People: God is our refuge and our stronghold.
Leader: The power and love of God flow through this gathering.
PEOPLE: We place our whole trust in God’s mighty compassion for us.
Leader: Come, let us worship the Lord.
PEOPLE: Let us celebrate the presence of God here in this place and in all our lives. Amen

Contemporary Song: UMH #261 – “Lord of the Dance”

Celebration & Concerns of Church & Community – Pastor Janet

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 – Pastor Janet

New Testament Readings: 2 Cor. 5:5 & Ephesians 1:17
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God.
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God.

Gloria Patri – UMH #70

Farewell video by Great Plains Bishop Rueben Saenz

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Spirit of Wisdom”

Closing Hymn: #451 – “Be Thou My Vision” (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 and food donations.

MLK Day Program: The First UMC Church in El Dorado has a special program on Monday, January 16th from 9:30 – 2:00. Join them in fellowship to continue the legacy of Martin Luther King.

Leadership Board Meeting: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 11:00 a.m.

TEFAP: Please let Genevieve know if you can help with the distribution on Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Groundhog Supper: All you can eat Pancake supper open to the community will be held on Wednesday, February 1st at 5:30 p.m.


Sandra Knoll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01-18
Cheryl Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01-22


Dan & Paula Klotz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01-15
Wally & Karen Dansereau . . . . . . . .  01-16

Serving You Today:

Pastor: Janet Sutter
Liturgist: Anne Wright
Pianist: Cathy Wiedeman