January 19, 2019

January 2018 Worship Notes


January 7   Epiphany

Meditation   A great epiphany: I found out that I’m totally confused and I’m good with that. I’m consistently inconsistent. I’m all of the above. I’m OK. I’m a work in progress. That’s my next tattoo somewhere. – Ronnie Dunn


Scripture      Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12


Sermon        We Are Three +

Theme         We are light, gold, frankincense, myrrh. We are Herod, wise ones. We are rising, sent, overwhelmed, stopped, entering… we are a great deal

Music ?        #66 We Three Kings

#53 What Child is This?

#29 Go, Tell it on the Mountain

Special         Communion


January 14

Meditation   Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit

convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. – Coretta Scott King


Scripture      1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51


Sermon        Can You Hear Me Now?

Theme         Three weeks after Christmas – what is the work of Christmas.

Jesus says ‘Follow me.’ Hearing the call to get up and go!

How do we listen to the call from the Holy and one another?

Music ?        Will You Come and Follow Me?

Lift Every Voice and Sing

#525 Here I Am, Lord

(verse from Lead Me, Guide Me somewhere as a response)

Special         MLK Jr Wknd; Faith Sharing by Member/Friend


January 21

Meditation   Come. There is a way to be good again… –  Khaled Hosseini


Scripture      Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20


Sermon        Second Chances

Theme         It wasn’t that Jonah didn’t hear God, he decided to ignore God and go in the opposite direction of where God called him to go. We have choices all the time as we consider which ways to go – and we can turn and return as well. How did the disciples discern whether or not to follow Jesus? Was does it mean to be ‘immediately’ as the Gospel says?

Music ?        #377 Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore (different version?)

#388/389 O Jesus, I Have Promised

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus



January 28 One Family Worship 10am – Annual Mtg immediately following

Meditation   When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention. – Henry B. Eyring


Scripture      Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28


Sermon        Prophets Wanted

Theme         God is calling people/groups to be prophetic all over the place –

across time and place … quotes and inspirations from prophets

Music ?        #504 Draw Us in The Spirit’s Tether

#521 You Satisfy the Hungry Heart

#339 Be Thou My Vision

God Made From One Blood All The Families Of Earth

Special         Annual Meeting