January 3, 2021                                                                                              Epiphany Sunday

Prelude                                  “Angels We Have Heard on High”    arr. Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti
                                  Kay Bolin and Janet Oliver, mountain dulcimer duet

Call to Worship                                                                                                         Bob and Beth Crizer
    Let us bless the Lord at all times;
        Let God’s praise be continually in our mouths
    The lives of God’s servants are redeemed.
        None who take refuge in God will be condemned
    O let us magnify the Lord together;
        Let us exalt God’s Name! Alleluia!

Opening Prayer
   O God of light and peace, whose glory, shining in the child of Bethlehem, still draws the  

   nations to yourself: dispel the darkness that shrouds our path, that we may come to kneel

   before Christ in true worship, offer him our hearts and souls, and return from his presence

   to live as he has taught. Amen.

Opening Music                                     “Christmas Medley”
                                               The United Methodist World Wide Choir   

Prayer Before the Word                                                                                                 Elizabeth Clover

Psalm                                                            Psalm 100

Lesson                                                      Philippians 4:4-8

Children’s Time                                                                                                      Pastor Gilbert Stones

Message:                                               “Joy Will Reign”                                          Pastor Jim Powell

Hymn                                                     “We Three Kings”                                                               #254

Prayers of the People

Prayer Interlude
The Lord’s Prayer                                                               Matthew Fochtman and Kasey P. Lindsay
    Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
    your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
    Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who
    sin against us.
    Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.
    For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever.


Offertory                                                 “Greensleeves“                    arr. Beth Lassi ad Nina Zanetti
                                Kay Bolin and Janet Oliver, mountain dulcimer duet

Prayer of Dedication

Hymn                                                      “The First Noel”                                                                 #245

                                      Join us on Zoom at 11:00 a.m. for fellowship.

Song of Blessing:                                   “Shalom to You”                                                   Jora Landis

Passing the Peace of Christ with phone calls, texts, emails, cards and prayers

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Thanks to everyone who made today’s service possible
Barbara Hoff - Organ and Piano
Cheryl Dove and Jora Landis - Vocal
Elizabeth Clover - Reader
Bob and Beth Crizer; Kasey P. Lindsay and Matthew Fochtman - Liturgy
The Rev. James Powell - Guest Preacher
Kasey P. Lindsay - Video Editing
Rich Bolin - Music Coordinator and camera work


Children's time

The coming of the Wise Men, whoever they truly were, is an important sign for all the world, that God's love, God's redemption, isn't just for some, but for all.