Bethesda United Methodist Church
The Order of Worship
Jeanuary 5, 2014
Reverend Jessica Terrell, Pastor
Reid Turner, Preaching
Welcome and Announcements Pastor Jessica
We Praise God
Chiming of the Hour Kevin Murphy
Call to Worship Chancel Choir
*Processing Hymn The First Noel No. 245
(Children come forward with Mrs. Noel on the last verse of this hymn)
Children’s Moments Noel Kitchen
(Children 3 years old thru 5th grade are excused during the last verse of this hymn to go to Kids Kingdom and will return for communion with their parents.)
*Receiving the Light of Christ Acolytes
We Converse with God
Prayer Celebrations and Concerns Pastor Jessica
Organ Meditation Organist
Morning Prayer, Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer Pastor Jessica
We Give to God
*Hymn We Three Kings No. 254
Offertory Kayse Harshaw
*Doxology Praise God from whom all Blessings Flow No. 95
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Gracious God, We thank you for sending your Son to us on that night long ago. We see what giving means through His actions and hope that we may be like Him. We offer up these gifts to you so that we may be able to go out into the world and show your light. In the name of Christ we pray, amen.
We Hear the Call of God
Anthem Go Tell it on the Mountain Chancel Choir
*Gospel Lesson Matthew 2:1-12 (pg. 2) Reid Turner
The Sermon “Making Christmas Last Year Round” Reid Turner
We Respond to God
(The communion offering left on the altar is used for the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund for Benevolence.)
*Closing Hymn Sing We Now of Christmas No. 237
*Dismissal with Blessing Reid Turner
We Go to Serve God
*Benediction Response Chancel Choir
*Please stand if you are able
Prayer Concerns – L. E. Moore, Andy Anderson, Jim Falkler, Shirley Clonts, Charles Wilder, Felix Martin, Kim Maxwell, Chad Moncrief, our military people: Major Stan Johnson, Sgt. Bryan Williams, Cpl Kevin Williams, CTT2 Chris Bartleson, C5 Dustin Hughes, Eric Bartleson, Damon Kreider, Josh Bernardi, Harold J. Wine
Congratulations to Taylor (Brooks) and Jonathan Nunez on their wedding which was this past Sunday in Costa Rica. We pray God’s blessings on them as they begin their life together as husband and wife.
Membership is More! Membership is more than getting your name on a list. At Bethesda it signals so much – excitement about Christ’s role in your life, commitment to the point that you want to “sign up”, understanding that being a part of the whole makes the whole stronger in some way that only God can truly know. Perhaps you have been worshipping here for a time and are ready to take the next step. If you would like to join Bethesda, please let Pastor Jessica know at any of the services or call at 770-921-3753.
Father-Son Breakfast is Sunday, January 12th at 7:30am in the fellowship hall. Please make plans to attend.
Young Ladies Night Out – Sunday, January 12th 5:00pm at Sugarloaf Mills at the Food Court. We will have dinner and a movie together. Bring your friends.
Thank You – Words cannot express my deep appreciation for the wonderful birthday breakfast you threw me last Sunday. Your love, friendship, and support these first six months have been a blessing. I am deeply grateful for each and every one of you and for what you do to make Bethesda the best church it can be for this community. Love to each and to all. Pastor Jessica