Week of January 1st, 2023

Order of Service



Welcome/Opening Prayer
Pastor Janet

Hymn of Praise: UMH #245 – “The First Noel”

Call to Worship:
Leader: A new day has dawned, a new year begun,
PEOPLE: O Lord, call us so we may hear Your voice.
Leader: The world turns to hopes and dreams of the future,
PEOPLE: O Lord, keep us in Your ways and on Your path.
Leader: We enter this new year with hope and excitement,
PEOPLE: O Lord, remind us that You lead us. O Lord,
guide us as we look to You and worship You. Amen.

Contemporary Hymn: UMH #249 – “There’s a Song in the Air”

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 Reading: Ezekiel 16:62
Leader: The Word of God for the people of God
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God

Gloria Patri: UMH #70

Recognition of 2023 Lay Leadership

The Word Proclaimed with Pastor Janet: “Covenant Service”

Holy Communion
Breaking the Bread

Closing Hymn: UMH #219 – “What Child is This” (Verse 1)


Announcements & Community Events

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

Community Dinner: We will host the Community Dinner once again on Wed. Jan. 4th at 5:30 p.m. Please see the sign-up sheets if you can help with the food.

UWF Meeting: Calling all ladies, join us on Saturday, Jan. 7th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. They have an exciting program for 2023.

Thank You: “With love in our hearts, we would like to express what a joy it is to serve the congregation at Douglass United Methodist Church. Thank you so much for the generous bonus bestowed upon each of us.” – Pastor Janet, Ev, Dee, Austin, Cathy, and Trisha

Un-Hanging of the Greens: The Christmas decorations will be taken down following Tuesday, Jan. 3rd Bible Study.

MLK Day: 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.


Donna Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01-02
Jessica Nispel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .01-02


None Noted

Serving You Today:

Pastor: Janet Sutter
Liturgist: JoAnn Turkett
Pianist: Cathy Wiedeman