COLINGTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

“Making Disciples for Jesus Christ”

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

January 13, 2019

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Welcome to all our visitors! Please fill out the Registration pad and pass it to your neighbor.  If you would like to use an assisted listening device, or a large print hymnal or Bible, please notify the ushers. 

PRELUDE & LIGHTING OF CANDLES  

INTROIT                 “Come Let Us Reason”              Ken Medema    

OPENING PRAYER                                                  Pam Thomas

*HYMN                        “Jesus Loves Me”                       UMH 191

PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE

FIRST LESSON                                                          Isaiah 43:1-7

May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word.

Amen.

PSALM 29                                                                     

ANTHEM                      “Just Over in Gloryland”                   E. D.

OUR BOYS AND GIRLS       Children under 5 are invited to go              to the nursery; older children to Sunday School.

SECOND LESSON                                                     Acts 8:14-17           

     May God add his blessings to the reading of His holy Word        Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON                                         Luke 3:15-17, 21-22                             

     The word of God for the people of God.

     Thanks be to God.  Amen.

SERMON   “The Importance of Baptism”   Rev. Teresa Holloway

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                        Rev. Rob Robinson  

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                           UMH 895

      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, forever.

Amen

REAFFIRMATION OF OUR BAPTISM                           insert

        Today we are celebrating the baptism of Jesus, and we are remembering our baptism when God claimed us as sons and daughters in a life-long covenant. If you have not been baptized,           you are fully welcome here. Enjoy the ritual! Be among us in peace. Feel free not to say words that may not yet apply to you. If you would like to know more about the life of discipleship and about being part of the baptismal covenant, be sure to speak with the pastor.

OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS

            *DOXOLOGY   

       Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Praise Him all

       creatures here below.  Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.

       Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen         

*HYMN              “Jesus, Our Lord and King”

       Jesus, our Lord and King, to you our praises rise;

       to you our bodies we present, a living sacrifice

       Now justified by grace, and made alive to God,

       formed for yourself to show your praise,

            we sound your love abroad.

      As dead indeed to sin, we rise to walk anew,

      Henceforth, as not our own, but yours,

      we follow only you.

      Baptized into your death, with you again we rise,

      to new-ness of a life of faith, to new and endless joys.

*BENEDICTION                        “Jesus Loves Me” reprise

      Jesus, take this heart of mine,

Make it pure and wholly Thine;

      On the cross You Died for me, I will try to live for Thee.

      Yes, Jesus love me! Yes, Jesus Loves me!

      Yes, Jesus Loves me! The Bible tells me so.

POSTLUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WE WORSHIP GOD WITH OUR:

PRAYERS

Please keep the pastor updated on their status by phone or e-mail.

Anna Sadler

James Wood

Luann Mason

Anne Shrader

Janet Riddick

Pat Washington

Arnette Smith

Jayden Liverman

Rachel Billmyer

Aubrey, Reagan, Bo

Jim Poulos

Rachel Dunn

Beth Behringhaus

Joe Camacho’s family

Robert Morgan

Betty & Rodney Midgett

John Sanborn

Ronnie Sue & Cap  Pfeiffer

Bill Dunning

Karen Trimyer

Selby Cooper

Doug Ross

Loretta Cook

Shea Lily Fazenbaker

Doug Swanson

Margaret Horton

Sonny Albarty

Fr. JR Hadagny

Maris Osman

Steve Presgraves

Gary Corbell

Martha Butcher

Sylvia Mentel

Glen Baxter

Matt Augustine

Tom Heggie

Ida Mae Beasley

Mercy Eubank

Verna Kendall

Jake Campbell

Paige Harrell

 Those affected by addictions

PRESENCE

Our presence here is our offering to God so that God might be glorified. We had 49 persons at worship last Sunday.

GIFTS

We were blessed to be able to offer $1,752.00 to the General Fund. The weekly budget is $3,100.00. We pray that God will bless & sanctify our gifts to do God’s work.

SERVICE

These opportunities to serve as the Body of Christ are available:

Monday – 6 pm - Monday Night Alive, a tutoring ministry with a

hot meal!

Tuesday - 9:00 am - Prayer Group in the church parlor.

  • 4:30 pm – NEW Bible Study – “The Book of Revelation”

Wednesday – 4:30 pm – Mobile Food Pantry @ First Flight

Elementary School parking lot! 40+ pounds of food given away each month to anyone who needs it! Come and help!

Thursday       – 10 am – Colington Crafters

  • 6 pm - Choir practice

COMING UP!

NEXT SUNDAY – “Dear God: Ephesus Lost Its First Love” –

Revelation 2:1-7

Fri., Jan. 25 -  12 noon – Single Women of Colington @ Saltbox. Come and enjoy the fellowship and a great meal!

Sun., Jan.27 – Albemarle Teen Challenge will share testimonies with us during worship and join us for a Covered Dish Manna Meal afterward! Bring your favorite side dish! The church will provide the fried chicken!

Tues., Jan. 29 – 7:30 pm – Student of the Month reception @First Flight Elementary. We provide food and encouragement to these outstanding students!

Today’s flowers are given in honor of Ida Mae Beasley’s birthday

      by Terry and Stephanie Beasley.

Please sign up on the Flower Chart in the Fellowship Hall if you

would like to dedicate flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one or for a special occasion during 2019.

Ushers

Linda Presgraves/Brien Green

Scripture

Dolores Norton

Sunday School

Nancy Bond

Ronda and Teresa would like to thank everyone for their Christmas gifts!

And a special thankyou to Allen and Dolores Norton, Terry Beasley, & Tim Driscoll for picking up & delivering the refrigerator!

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