Order of Worship

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Epiphany Sunday

          Call to Worship:

            L: We have come to praise God, who has done wonderful things among us.

P: In Jesus, the Christ, God has shown us love, giving light for our darkness, and   strength for our days.

L. Sing praise to God’s name, bow before God in prayer, open your hearts to God’s saving word.

P: Arise, shine, for your light has come.

                From Bread for the Journey, edited by Ruth Duck

Opening Hymn:  #254 “We Three Kings”

Unison Prayer

  Radiant God, all nations are drawn to your light; all people proclaim your praise. You befriend the forsaken and the hated; you are the help of the oppressed; for you have come to us in Jesus Christ. We rejoice in your great love for the world, and rise to praise you, together with the people of all nations. Glory to you, O God! Amen.

                             From Touch Holiness, edited by Duck and Tirabassi

Looking in the Mirror

Lighting grief candle

Prayer Reflection:  In the Bleak Midwinter”                    Trinity Ringers

Silence 
           Pastoral Prayer/ Lord’s Prayer

   

Scripture:    Isaiah 60: 1-6; Matthew 2: 1-12

Message:     Our Light Has Come                                      Rev. Doug Lewis

Closing Hymn:  #251 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

   Benediction:

       L: There are two ways of spreading light:

P.To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

                                                                             -Edith Wharton

   Benediction Response:  #585 “This Little Light of Mine”  

Altar Flowers this morning are “In Memory of Helen Aldrich

                                                              Given by the Oberers

Remember:  Face coverings are required when inside the church building.  Please sit in designated pews and observe social distancing.  Thank you.

JOIN US LIVE SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 10:30 A.M.:

          www.trinitysandusky.org and click on “Live Broadcast”

Circle of Concern:

We are praying for:  those who are grieving, have been hospitalized or are recuperating: (tall) Bob Brown, Harold Johnson, Gene Kidwell, Rev. Don, Margaret Kuntz (Rev Don’s mom), Tom Roberts, John Wassner, Pat Widdoes;

Our servicemen and women:  Jacob Bromm, Andre Clayburn, all our veterans;

And those unable to be with us:  Phyllis Broski, Bob & Ev Brown,  Dorothy Couch,  Mary Ruth Gill, Nancy Gray, Kendall Herron (Prov. Care), Pat Matter (Prov. Care), Ralph Mautz (Veterans Home), Bob Schneider, Bob & Rhoda Springstead, Barbara Wendt (Prov. Care).

Coming Up This Week:

            Wednesday, January 6, 10:00 a.m. Book Study with Rev. Van Trees

            Sunday, January 10: 10:30 a.m. Worship/Noisy Offering

Trinity’s Participation

in Reflection and Growth

Week of January 4-10, 2021

*Reflecting on the United Methodist member vows (“Will you be loyal to The United Methodist Church, and uphold it by your prayers, your presence, your gifts and your service?”)

*Participation in the Wednesday book study with Rev. VanTrees- Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81150619260

*Action:  Consciously, consistently treat one another with respect, love and kindness

*Daily Scripture lessons from A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants        (R Job & N Shawchuck 1983)  scheduled as follows in tandem with Rev. Don:

7: The Son of God

Invocation: O God of grace, who at this time didst give Jesus Christ to be our Savior: We beseech thee to overcome our darkness with his light, our selfishness with his love, our indolence and cowardice with his steadfast devotion, that we may live ever as in thy presence, and perform faithfully our appointed tasks, and finally come to everlasting life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.  (from the 1964 Book of Worship)

[This week Psalm 93 daily, “Be Thou My Vision”]

Monday Mark 1:21-28

Tuesday John 1:35-42

Wednesday John 5:19-24

Thursday Luke 10:1,3,17-24

Friday Hebrews 1:1-12

Saturday 1 John 4

1/10 Sunday [Baptism of our Lord] Genesis 1:1-5; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11