Order of Worship Sunday January 3, 2021 Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgNYUMC/Live Dial in number: +1.888.958.7272 Access Code:991085672
CALL TO WORSHIP
O God, you made of one blood all nations AND BY A STAR IN THE EAST Revealed to all him whose name is Emmanuel ENABLE US WHO KNOW YOUR PRESENCE WITH US so to proclaim his unsearchable riches, THAT ALL MAY COME TO HIS LIGHT and bow before the brightness of his rising WHO LIVES AND REIGNS WITH YOU AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, NOW AND FOREVER. AMEN
OPENING HYMN: “What Child is This” #219 UMH
OPENING PRAYER O Lord God, your chosen dwelling is the heart of the lowly.
We give you thanks that you revealed yourself in the holy child Jesus,
thereby sanctifying all childhood in him.
Make us humble in faith and love, that we may know the joy of the gospel
hidden from the wise and the prudent and revealed unto babes.
This we ask in the name of the One, who, wearing our mortal flesh,
grew in wisdom and in favor with God and all people,
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PASSING OF THE PEACE
HYMN: “I Saw the Ships on Christmas Day” #267 The Celebration Hymnal
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,
for ever. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Matthew 2: 1-12 John 1: 10-12
SERMON “Seeing the Divine” Rev. Victor Metivier
SPECIAL MUSIC: “We Three Kings” Jon Sentz
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
All things come from you, O God,
and with gratitude, we return to you what is yours.
You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image.
When our love failed, your love remained steadfast.
You gave your only son Jesus Christ to be our Savior.
All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you.
And so, in gratitude for all your gifts, we offer you ourselves,
and all that we have, in union with Christ’s offering for us.
By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other
and one in ministry to all the world;
through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
PASTORAL PRAYER/ PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
HYMN “Take Time to Be Holy” #395 UMH
HYMN: “God Be With You till We Meet Again” #672 UMH, verse 1