January 24, 2021


Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach and admonish one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.

Colossians 3:16



Centering Prayer

Before entering into worship, take a moment to pause and center yourself. Use this video prayer. Pray it out loud . . .

Hymn of Praise-Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah (UMH 127)

The Heart of Worship

I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your name forever.

Psalm 86:12

The New Testament Lesson—1 Peter 3:8-17

Read by Barb Rogers.

Psalm 128:1-6 (to the tune of St. Anne)

The Gospel Lesson—John 4:27-42

Read by Barb Rogers.


“Listening with Eyes Wide Open” by Pastor Stan Cardwell


God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

John 4:24

Prayers of the People

Let us pray for the Church and for the world.

Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

Guide the people of this land, and of all the nations, in the ways of justice and peace; that we may honor one another and serve the common good. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

Give us all a reverence for the earth as your own creation, that we may use its resources rightly in the service of others and to your honor and glory. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

Bless all whose lives are closely linked with ours, and grant that we may serve Christ in them, and love one another as Christ loves us. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

Comfort and heal all those who suffer in body, mind, or spirit; give them courage and hope in their troubles, and bring them the joy of your salvation. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

We commend to your mercy all who have died, that your will for them may be fulfilled; and we pray that we may share with all your saints in your eternal kingdom. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. (Silent prayer.)

We offer these prayers through Jesus Christ our Lord, and pray the prayer he taught us, saying, 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, the power and the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Sending Hymn—Open My Eyes (UMH 454)


Sisters and brothers of Christ, go into all the world! Go forth with forgiveness and grace. Go forth with compassion and love. We go as Christ’s family for all the world to see.


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