First Congregational Church Jackson
United Church of Christ
WORSHIP 10:00 A.M. Second Sunday After Epiphany January 14, 2018
*Please rise, if able. (Worship Leader normal type; Congregational responses - bold type)
GREETING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE
CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
O LORD, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.
For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.
How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
I try to count them -- they are more than the sand; I come to the end -- I am still with you.
UNISON PRAYER Insistent God, by night and day you summon your slumbering people, So stir us with your voice and enlighten our lives with your grace that we give ourselves fully to Christ's call to mission and ministry. Amen.
YOUNG AT HEART MESSAGE
SCRIPTURE Gospel Reading John 1:43-51 Rev. Kerry Taylor-Snyder
MESSAGE Come and See Rev. Kerry Taylor-Snyder
*DOXOLOGY “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” (No. 46 in the hymnal)
Joys and Concerns, Organ Meditation: “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord” No. 306
Silent meditation, Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer (see below)
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
BENEDICTION “Go in Peace” Rev. Kerry Taylor-Snyder
REV KERRY SNYDER’S CONTACT INFO IS: CELL # 517-416-7378
PRAYERS: It will be very helpful for Rev. Kerry if during the service you write your prayer requests on the cards in the pews and send them up with the offering. You may still respond via the microphone. Thank you.
ADOPT a BILL There are a few new bills on the board today. Please write your check to “1st Congregational Church, UCC” & write-in the amount of the bill or part of the bill you wish to pay. The Church will record your check as a donation & use the money to pay the bill. So, check the board at the back of the sanctuary & if you decide to pay something, simply take the bill off the board, write your check & note it on the bill so we can give you credit for it. Put it in the Sunday offering or mail it to the church office!! Thank You!
John 1:43-51 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, "Follow me." Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth." Nathanael said to him, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip said to him, "Come and see." When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, "Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!" Nathanael asked him, "Where did you get to know me?" Jesus answered, "I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you." Nathanael replied, "Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!" Jesus answered, "Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these." And he said to him, "Very truly, I tell you, you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man."