Order of Worship Sunday, January 17, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Google Meet Dial-In: 617-675-4444 PIN: 301 463 603 6721#
Human Relations Day
There are many today who are living in the margins of society, those struggling to survive. Over and over Jesus served people like this. To continue the ministry of Jesus, Human Relations Day calls all of us to participate in helping all God’s children to realize their potential through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens. Use electronic giving or your personal check sent to the church designating an amount for Human Relations Day any time in January or February.
CALL TO WORSHIP
It's coming: the Kingdom of God is coming!
Let your Reign, O God, be acknowledged among all people.
We stand on the threshold of truth.
We are perched on the branches of justice.
Across the horizon, we see the outline of peace and harmony.
With privilege comes responsibility,
With responsibility comes accountability,
With accountability comes honesty,
With honesty comes faithfulness.
God of Creation and history, equip us to live faithfully in your Kingdom!
OPENING HYMN: “How Great is our God” #3003 W&S
OPENING PRAYER O Lord, we come this morning
knee-bowed and body-bent before thy throne of grace.
O Lord- this morning- bow our hearts beneath our knees,
and our knees in some lonesome valley.
We come this morning like empty pitchers to a full fountain,
with no merits of our own.
O Lord, open up a window of heaven,
and lean out far over the battlements of glory,
and listen this morning, Amen.
SCRIPTURE John 1:43-51 John Meader
1 Samuel 3:1-20
SERMON “Hearing the Voice of the Lord” Rev. David Nicol
SPECIAL MUSIC: “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” Becky Gard
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY #94 UMH
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
New every morning is your love, great God of Light,
And all day long you are working for good in the world.
Stir in us desire to serve you,
To live peacefully with our neighbors,
And to devote each day to your Son,
Our Savior, Jesus Christ the Lord.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
HYMN “Lift Every Voice and Sing” #519 UMH