THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCHES OF IOLA

February 12, 2017

Worshiping in the Wesley Sanctuary

9:15 a.m. Worshipful Praise

9:30 a.m. Worship  

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Worshipful Praise 9:15 A.M.

One Thing Remains      Cornerstone

If We Are the Body      Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Morning Worship 9:30 A.M.

Meditation

We would see Jesus on the mountain teaching,

with his disciples listening, gathered round,

while birds and flowers and sky above

are preaching the blessedness which simple trust has found.

From the Hymn, We Would See Jesus

The Church Gathers

Organ Prelude                               Take Time to be Holy                       Loretta Ellis

Christ’s Light Illumines Our Lives             

Words of Welcome, Announcements and Passing of the Peace

† Hymn Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, № 384 vs. 1, 2, 3

 

† Invocation                                  From We Would See Jesus

So open our eyes and our ears, O God, and all our senses, and shine in our hearts that we may know your Word and your righteousness and follow where you lead. Amen.

To Hear the Word

Children’s Time                                                                                         Lori Cooper

 Jesus Loves the Little Children; Jesus Loves Me 

† Gospel Reading                                                                             Matthew 5:21-37

The Word of God for the People of God.      Thanks be to God!

Meditation                      Keeping One’s Word                                Jocelyn Tupper

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To Respond in Faith

† Freely, Freely, № 389

     If you desire to make a commitment, reaffirm your commitment to Christ,

become a member or talk with our pastors, please come forward as we sing

 

Sacrament of Baptism                                              Hans, Anna and Hannah Hazen

Reception of Membership                                                      Hans and Anna Hazen

 

The Call to Prayer

Prayer Warrior –Fred Church

Joys and Concerns

Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer (unison)

Three-Fold Amen

 

The Collection of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory   Jesu, Jesu            Loretta Ellis

† Presentation of Tithes and Offerings   

† Doxology No. 95

† Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

And Scatters to Be the Church in the World

† Hymn Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, № 402, vs. 1, 2, 4

 

Christ’s Light Is Taken into the World

 

† Dismissal with Blessing

 

You know the way.
You’ve committed to it.
God has empowered us for it.
So go forth in the strength of the Spirit, and with one another’s support,
and do it!

† Organ Postlude   The Gift of Love           Loretta Ellis

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OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS

 

This week we pray for the Five Rivers District ministry of:

Plum Creek United Methodist Church: Rev. Jada Hodgson, Pastor

 

Care Home Residents:

Windsor: Betty Nickels, Margaret Raines, Margaret Rogers, Jeanne Smith, Burdean Wall            

Greystone: Virginia Latta, Phyllis Miller, Doris Roe, Betty Yokum   

Heartland Meadows: Maxine Smith

 

Homebound and Hometouch

Prudy Fronk, Betty Moor, Alberta Searcy, Debbi Sebbert, Jewell Springston

 

Continuing Prayers:  Please let the office know of any corrections or if any names need to be added or taken off.

Sandy Garver  Elinore Stine  Burdean Wall  Stanley Dreher

Willis Ross   Juanita Lundine  Lori Cooper                   Alicia Whitmore

Don & Frances Wiles    Bob Burns  Kim Baker  Dale Stokes

Tiffany Young  Shelia Foster   Nikki Rae Carpenter Mike McDonald

Jim Waugh   Joyce Zornes  Ruby Foster  Angie Maley

Keith Locke  Bobbi Biene         Dewey Caler   Polly Sarver

Pastor Earl & Elsie Bell       

 

 

     Iola Food Pantry Needs:

The Pantry shelves are very bare after the holiday rush.

All items are needed—Your help means no one will be hungry.

Thank you! 

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        The United Methodist Churches of Iola

Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper, Senior Pastor;  

K. Edward Flener, Associate Pastor

Calvary    118 W. Jackson    620/365-3883

Office Hours: 10:00-2:00 W and F

Wesley   301 E. Madison Avenue   620/365-2285

Office Hours: 8:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 M-Th; 8:00-12:00 F