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   Weekly Bulletin

FAITH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019 PASTOR: CLINT EVANS

PRELUDE
GREETINGS
SHARING OF JOYS & CONCERNS

*Call to Worship 
In baptism, we are marked as God's beloved ones. 
What have we done to deserve God's love? 
God's love is God's free gift to us, always and forever. 
Even when we are difficult and turn away from God, 
God's love never vanishes from us. 
Thanks be to God who is ever faithful to us, Amen.

*TFWS #2236 “Gather Us In” 

*OPENING PRAYER
Lord of Hope and Light, in the midst of darkness, You offered light to people who lived in fear. Today that light comes to us as we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. Open our hearts this day and remind us that You have marked us as people of hope and light. Prepare us to serve You by serving Your world. 
Amen.

*SHARING GOD’S PEACE
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
OFFERING OF GIFTS
*DOXOLOGY 
PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

*W&S #3184 “Word of God Speak” 
FIRST READING Isaiah 43:1-7 pg. 759
SECOND READING Acts 8:14-17 pg. 1148
*UMH #605 “Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters”

GOSPEL READING Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 pg. 1073-1074

MESSAGE  

*CONFESSION AND PARDON
We are incredibly stubborn, O Lord. We have entered the season in which Your Light has been given to the world, Your blessings have been poured out on the world, and yet all we can think about is our own problems, our own needs, our own desires. Help us to desire You, Lord. Help us to yearn for Your presence. Pour Your baptismal waters over us again, cleansing us from our self-pity and arrogance. Nourish and heal us so that we may joyfully serve You. Wash away our jealousy, greed, and all negative thoughts and behaviors that stand in the way of our truly being the people You have called us to be. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

REAFFIRMATION OF BAPTISM UMH #50-53
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (SEE INSERT)
*TFWS #2162 “Grace Alone”
*SENDING FORTH

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please sign the attendance pads in the pews and sign our guest book if you are a visitor.
The Nursery is for children pre-school – 1st grade.
There will be JAM on Wednesday, January 9th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The sign-up sheets are at 
the back. Please sign-up if you can help in any way. 
This week’s Prayer List includes: Shirley Tennant, Erin Hernandez, Laura Trebesch and Dan Marti.
Please check the chart for the “Blessed To Be A Blessing” project and take a “Snowman” or
give a call to one of the names for January.
The new list for Ushers and Greeters is at the back of church. If anyone would like to be an
Usher or a Greeter please sign-up on the sheets. Thank you.
Nursery Attendant-We are currently needing 1-2 more nursery attendants for our Sunday services. It is a rotating schedule, so you would only be needed every 4-6 weeks. Please see Pastor Clint or Gina if interested.
FYI: There are boxes of offering envelopes in a box by the mailboxes. If you would like one, please take one.

COMING EVENTS:
Men’s Walk To Emmaus, January 17-20. Women’s Walk to Emmaus, January 24-27.
S/PPRC will meet Monday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m.
The Dinner On Us is Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.