Bulletin

AN ORDER OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

Third Sunday After the Epiphany | January 21, 2017
First United Methodist Church
601 North Cedar, Abilene, Kansas 67410
785-263-2623 — http://www.abilenefirstumc.org


WELCOME TO THIS WORSHIP SERVICE

If you’re willing to fill one out, attendance inserts are available from the ushers.

Please note that bold type indicates congregational participation. An asterisk (*) indicates that you are invited to stand as you are able.

“H” stands for The United Methodist Hymnal, “F” stands for The Faith We Sing, and “W” stands for Worship and Song.


TO THE PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

  • Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress those wiggles in God’s house.
  • Consider sitting toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to engage.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastors, musicians, and leaders.
  • Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn by mimicking you.
  • If you have to leave the sanctuary with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”

 

TO THE CONGREGATION

  • Remember that the presence of children is a gift of hope for the future.
  • Remember that the way we welcome children in worship directly affects the way they think about the church, Christianity, and even God.
  • Let children know that they are at home in God’s house.
  • A smile of encouragement is always welcome to parents with small, active children.

Music for Gathering

Greeting One Another

RE-GATHERING* — Jesus Calls Us —H-398

Announcements

Prelude and Lighting of Candles

Ring Praise Bell Choir — Amazing Grace

CALL TO WORSHIP

From God comes my salvation.
     For God alone, my soul waits in silence.
God alone is my rock and my salvation.
     God is my fortress; I shall never be shaken.

Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading — Jonah 3:1-5, 10 (NRSV)

     1 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across. 4 Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s walk. And he cried out, “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5 And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.

     10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it.

HYMN* — Lord of the Dance — H-261

Children’s Message

Choral Anthem [10:30] — For a Moment

Scripture Reading — 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 (NRSV)

     29 I mean, brothers and sisters, the appointed time has grown short; from now on, let even those who have wives be as though they had none, 30 and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no possessions, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.

HYMN* — Step by Step — W-3004

Scripture Reading — Mark 1:14-20 (NRSV)

     14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
     16As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fish for people.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men, and followed him.

Sermon

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH — On Screen

RESPONSE — Glory Be to the Father — H-70

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Forgiving God, we repent of all the ways we turn from you. You call, but we do not listen; you show us your path, but we prefer our own way. Forgive us, heal us, and lead us back to you, that we might show mercy to others. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

Reprinted by permission of Westminster John Knox Press from Feasting on the Word Worship Companion. Copyright 2014.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

This is the word of the Lord: through Jesus Christ,
we are forgiven and given new life.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

A Stewardship Moment

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings
(If you are a guest this morning, please feel no obligation to give. This is simply one of the ways we worship God.)

RESPONSE*   — Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow — H-95

Prayer of Thanksgiving*

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, [Save us from the time of trial.] but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

HYMN* — The Summons — F-2130

Dismissal with Blessing*

Postlude*

 


PRAYER CONCERNS

Please note: prayer concerns will be listed in a bulletin for four (4) weeks unless the church office is notified otherwise.

MEMBERS: Ray Power, Roberta Corl, Phyllis Newell, Dick Near, Bill Sexton, and Sam Burton.

COMMUNITY PRAYER CONCERNS: Tim Cline, Kim Goodman, Steve Wedel, David Zey, and those grieving the loss of Marvin Hoffman.

THOSE WORSHIPING FROM HOME:  Ruth Alt, Velma Becker, Joe Clemence, Steve Crump, Daisy Dester, Ruth Dieter, Mary Fiedler, Walt Hartman, Neva Heck, Helen Kappel, Pam Paul, Jill Royer, Marla Rutz, Donna Smith, & Martha Zutavern.

THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES: Greg Austin, Tim Barns, Kayla Berven, Victor Braden, Billy Brockman, Matthew Brinker, Ross Covington, Jessica and James Green, Gavin Hanna, Cameron Hoskins, David Hoskins, Alex Hunter, Ryan Kriesch, Samuel Miller, Ben Nichols, and James L. Wise, Jr.

DISTRICT PRAYER CALENDAR: Today we pray for the Clay Center United Methodist Church and their pastor, Ryan Lynch.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE BREAKFAST CLUB
Our next Breakfast Club meeting will be on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in room 200. We’ll be discussing the first five chapters of Eight Life-Enriching Practices of United Methodists by Hal Knight.

LADIES WINTER/SPRING BIBLE STUDY
Marilyn Coleman and Toni Schwarting will again be leading a women’s study titled “Entrusted” by Beth Moore. A quick description from the cover explains, “Final words can be compelling. In Paul’s final letter, he charged Timothy, his beloved son in the faith, to not be ashamed to fulfill God’s call on his life. In this 6 session Bible study, Beth Moore will challenge you to do the same.” The study will be held on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 200 here at the church. NOTE CHANGE: The study will begin Sunday, February 4, and Tuesday, February 6. Please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex on the kiosk if you wish to attend.

COOKIE PANS
For all of you who made and donated cookies for the Holiday Heritage Homes Tour, your cookie containers are on the top of the refrigerator in the kitchen off the narthex, clean and ready for you to pick up. We thank you again for all the baking you did for the church (but we’re guessing your families would like you to pick up your containers so you can bake more cookies for them)!

NURSERY
A nursery is provided for children during each service. It is located in Room 205 near the south entrance to the church. If you need assistance locating the nursery, our ushers and greeters will be happy to direct you.

INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP?
Are you interested in joining the Abilene First United Methodist Church as a member and making a formal commitment to God, the church, and yourself? If so, please communicate with one of the pastors in person or using the pastoral contact information found above.


CHURCH CALENDAR

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
8:15 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary
9:20 a.m. Small Groups for Christian Education
10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous – 203

MONDAY, JANUARY 22
5:30 p.m. Breastfeeding Support Group – Peatling
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts – Peatling

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
10:00 a.m. Parkinson’s Group Exercise – Narthex
1:30 p.m. Staff Meeting – Pastor’s Office
7:00 p.m. EOTT Quilt Guild Meeting – Wright Hall
7:00 p.m. Type I Diabetes Support Group – 200

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24
3:30 p.m. Power & Light – Peatling
5:00 p.m. Ring Praise Practice – Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Youth Group – Peatling
6:00 p.m. Communion – Sanctuary
6:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice – Wright Hall
7:15 p.m. JW Bell Choir Practice – Sanctuary

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
5:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil – Chapel
9:00 a.m. Card Ministry – 208
10:00 a.m. Caregivers – 200
10:00 a.m. Parkinson’s Exercise Group – Narthex
2:00 p.m. AHS Boys Basketball Dinner – Wright Hall
5:00 p.m. CASA Training – 200
7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts – Peatling

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
8:00 a.m. Early Childhood Screenings – 2nd Floor Rooms
12:00 p.m. Church Office Closes
3:30 p.m. Salina Rescue Mission – Church Parking Lot

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
8:15 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary
9:20 a.m. Small Groups for Christian Education
10:30 a.m. Worship Service in the Sanctuary
4:00 p.m. Village Manor Service – Village Manor
7:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous – 203


WELCOME TO THIS WORSHIP SERVICE
Please note that bold type indicates congregational participation. An asterisk (*) indicates that you are invited to stand as you are able. “H.” stands for The United Methodist Hymnal, “F.” stands for The Faith We Sing, and “W.” stands for Worship and Song.

THOSE LEADING WORSHIP
Angie Hoerner, Accompanist
Ring Praise Bell Choir
Cameron Vinduska and TBD, Acolytes
Darrol Dunham and Holly Schwarting, Liturgists
Mike Engle and Liz Collins, Sound
Kristy Engle and Jaden Walters, Slides
Clark Williamson, Director of Music Ministries
Wendy Robinson, Children’s Message
Jennifer and John Collins, Pastors

PASTORAL CONTACT INFORMATION
Email: john@revcollins.com and jenny@revcollins.com

EMAIL UPDATES
Jenny and John use a service called TinyLetter to send out blog posts by email every day or so. This way you can keep up with the blog simply by checking your email inbox. You can sign up at tinyletter.com/jcollins11.

COVER ART
The painting on the screens and the cover of the bulletin is “The Baptism of the Jesus” by He Qi. You can view more of his work at heqiart.com.