22 January 2019

Gathering Music

“As We Gather”

As we gather may the Spirit work within us
As we gather may we glorify your name
Knowing well that as our hearts begin to worship
We’ll be blessed because we came
We’ll be blessed because we came.

Call to Worship

One: When the storms of Life are raging

Many: Stand by us, God, through the storm.

One: When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea

Many: God who rules the wind and waters, stand by us!

Hymn

“Stand By Me”

When the storms of life are raging, stand by me 2x
When the world is tossing me like a ship upon the sea
Thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me

In the midst of faults and failures, stand by me 2x
When I do the best I can and my friends misunderstand
Thou who knows all about me, stand by me.

Reading

1 Corinthians 12:12-20

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.

14 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many. 15 If the foot would say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear would say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole body were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. 19 If all were a single member, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many members, yet one body.

Song

“We are the Body”

We are the body, the body of Christ 4x

Reflection

Mark Miller

Call to Prayer

“Lord Listen to Your Children Praying”

Lord, listen to your children praying
Lord, send your Spirit in this place
Lord, listen to your children praying
Send us power, send us love, send us grace

Prayers of the People

Kelsey Wallace

Sung Lord’s Prayer

Blessing

“Koinonia”

How can I say that I love the Lord
Whom I’ve never ever seen before
And forget to say that I love the one
Whom I walk beside each and every day?

How can I look upon your face
And ignore God’s love,
You I must embrace!
You’re a child, a child of God
And I love you with the love of God’s heart


Worship Notes:

Prayers of the People adapted from: Gwyn Cashmore and Joan Puls, From One Race the Human Race: Racial Justice Sunday 2003, published by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland: Churches Commission for Racial Justice, London.

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