SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE: Season After Epiphany


Tuesday, February 8, 2011 Season After Epiphany

Gathering for Praise

Song                       O Worship the King                                      Chris Tomlin Johann Michael Haydn & Robert Grant

O worship the King, all glorious above

O gratefully sing the wonderful love

Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days

Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with praise


O tell of the might, O sing of the grace

Whose robe is the light and canopy space

The chariots of wrath the deep thunderclouds form

And dark is your path on the wings of the storm


You alone are the matchless King

To You alone be all majesty

Your glories and wonders, what tongue can recite?

You breathe in the air, You shine in the light

O measureless might, ineffable love

While angels delight to worship above

Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end

Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and Friend (return to chorus)

Collect for Purity

Almighty God, to You all hearts are open, all desires known, and from You no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You, and worthily magnify Your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Song                                                                                 From the Inside Out                                                                                                    Joel Houston

Lyrics can be found on the attached page.    

Hearing God’s Word

First Lesson                                                                       Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Gospel Lesson                                                                       Matthew 5:20-37



Responding in Faith

Signs of Peace

       We invite you to greet one another with the words, “Peace of Christ,” “Peace of the Lord,” or “Peace be with you”

Song of Affirmation                                    Bright as Snow (Psalm 51)                                                                                                                   Mark DiCristina

       Lyrics on the attached page

Prayers of the People                                                                                                                                                                                      

       Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.


Great Thanksgiving                                                                                                                                                   

      Musical Setting B                                                                                                                                                                                               UMH 19

The Lord’s Prayer                                                            

Giving the Bread and Cup

The chalice in the center station contains wine; the others, grape juice.

Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.

Music during Communion                          Ubi Caritas                                                                                

Prayer after Receiving                                                                                                                                               

      Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery

            in which you have given yourself to us.

      Grant that we may go into the world

            in the strength of your Spirit,

            to give ourselves for others,

      in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Departing to Serve


Song                                                                   Prayer of St. Francis                                                                                                              Trinity Vineyard

      Lyrics on the attached page.


+Thursday, February 10, Service of Word, sponsored by Black Student Caucus: Preacher-Mr. John Marc Parsons, Second Year MDiv

+Friday, February 11, Mid-Day Eucharist: Presider-  Susannah Davis, Pastor, Kirkwood UCC

+Tuesday, February 15, Service of Word: Preacher- Preacher: Ms. Felisha Chism, Second year, Baptist

+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.

Worship Notes

Greeters:  Amanda Kelly and Whitney Pierce

Musicians: Kairos

Readers:  Joya Abrams, Aquarius Gilmer, Rachel Smith

Preacher/Celebrant:  Dr.  Alice Rogers, Assistant Professor in the Practice of Congregational Leadership, Director of Teaching Parish Program and Director of Contextual Education II 

Deacon:  Steve Reneau

Servers: Jared Beverly, Jenna Strizak, LaRonda Barnes, Emmy Corey, Keri Olsen

Bread Baker:  Anna Tew

Worship Office Coordinators:  Megan Worthman, Mary Page Wilson, Lee Curtis, Hillary Watson, Trent Lloyd, Krista Showalter Ehst


The Great Thanksgiving: United Methodist Book of Worship, 58.

Prayers of the People: Adapted from Sundays and Seasons: Year A 2011(Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010), 96.

Music reproduced by permission ( #A-701943)