9:00AM Traditional: Derailed, Shipwrecked, and Otherwise Spiritually Sidetracked

Services

9:00 Am (Tradtional) and 11:00 Am (Contemporary) - Indoor Service; Virtual worship experience Available here on our website!

Jan. 31, 2021

FOURTH Sunday after the epiphany

January 31, 2021



 GATHERING AND PRAISE

Greeting 

Rev. Richard C. Vaughan


Call to Worship 

The Old Rugged Cross 

Jacob Bowes, soloist

John Hammond, guitarist


 Hymn

How Firm a Foundation UMH #529

Young Disciples Moment

Children’s Church

Children ages 3 years—5th grade are welcome to go into the 

narthex to meet for Children’s Church.

Hymn

Through It All UMH #507


 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer 

Lord’s Prayer


 Special Music In the Garden 

Jacob Bowes, soloist

John Hammond, guitarist


Proclamation

 Scripture Reading 

Acts 28:1-6

After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice has not allowed him to live.” He, however, shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no harm. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But when they had waited a long time and saw no misfortune come to him, they changed their minds and said that he was a god. 

 

Message

Derailed, Shipwrecked, and Otherwise

Spiritually Sidetracked

Pastor Jeremy Absher


 Sending Forth

Hymn 

Take My Life, and Let It Be UMH # 399 

Offertory Prayer

Benediction 

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The Altar Flowers are Given to the Glory of God and

in honor of Mr. Gerald Lewis’ birthday

from the Edward, Sawyer

and Szalanski families.