Prayer 7:13 Prayer 713
North Highland United Methodist Church
Friday, January 19, 2018
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
   
 
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*Indicates when worshipers are invited to stand.
UMH indicates use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
TFWS indicates the use of The Faith We Sing songbook.
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GATHERING MUSIC                                                Marilyn Gibbs
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
CENTERING PRAYER
 
CENTERING SONG     How Majestic is Your Name     TFWS 2023  
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP
 L: Quiet your mind, still your restlessness. Come before God.
   P: Like a bird that lights on a branch, we come to pause
      before God.
 L: Warm your heart, stir up your spirit. Come before God.
 P: Like the candle’s flame dancing in the breeze, we join
       with the movement of the Spirit.
 L: Open your hands, meet the eyes of your neighbors. Come
       before God.
 P: May ours be a faith that is thoughtful, moving and
       welcoming as we serve the living Lord. 
 
*HYMN OF PRAISE    All Things Bright and Beautiful   UMH 147
 
 CHILDREN’S MOMENTS  
 
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 SILENT PRAYER & REFLECTION
 PRAYER OF THE COMMUNITY  
 God of all good gifts, we thank you for your presence      
 among us. Today we turn over to you our excuses; we
 give you our short memories of all that you have done for
 us; we give you our impatience when prayers seem to be
 unheard; we give you our difficulty in matching beliefs with
 words and actions. Take them and restore us. Renew us
 us from the inside out, as we continue our journey to know
 and follow Christ our Lord. With hope we pray, Amen
   
  PRAYER HYMN                 Spirit Song                           UMH 347
 
MESSAGE      Questions God Asks Us: What Are You Looking For?
                                     Gospel Reading: John 1:35-51     N.T. Pg 87
   PASTOR’S PRAYER   
   RESPONSE HYMN              Together We Serve          TFWS 2175
 
GIVING OF OUR GIFTS, TITHES & OFFERINGS
    Offertory
   *Dedication Song     Praise God from whom…
    Prayer of Dedication   Creator God, work within us to make
    us generous--just as we have received your generosity.
    Bless these gifts which we give to further your work in the
    world. In gratitude, Amen
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE

 
*SENDING HYMN         O Lord, You Called Disciples        Screen
                                                                                                 
*BENEDICTION
 L: Dismiss us Lord, with confidence.
 P: ground us in hope, strengthen our faith.
 L: Remind us of what is worth giving our lives to.   
 P: Keep us open to your invitation and ready to respond.
  L: Go in peace to reveals Christ’s ways in all you do and say.   
 All: Amen
 
 *BENEDICTION RESPONSE     Go Now in Peace  
 
 *POSTLUDE