Greeters: Nancy Byler
Liturgist: Gary Erhard
January 20, 2019
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
Holy Lord, maker of us all, you call us to love our neighbors as ourselves and teach us that faith without works is dead. Open us to the opportunities for ministry that lie before us, where faith and words and the need of our neighbor come together in name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.
Hymns are from the chorus book and the brown hymnal.
*indicates that congregation should stand, if able
PRELUDE WITH CANDLE LIGHTING
MEDITATION HYMN (Please remain seated)
“Jesus, Name Above All Names” Chorus 123
*CALL TO WORSHIP (read responsively)
L: Come, all who seek the presence of the Lord, and let us worship!
P: But some are rich and some are poor and not all have learned fine words.
L: In the eyes of the Lord all are wonderful and lovely children.
P: But can the poor be as lovely as the rich, or the polished as lovely as the rough?
L: To the Lord, we are every one God’s people, whom Christ died to save.
ALL: Blessed be the name of the Lord!
OPENING PRAYER (unison)
O God, You are so magnificent and mighty, yet You have chosen to love and cherish even those who are the least in the eyes of the world. Help us to love and accept others as You do, Lord. In Christ we pray, Amen.
*HYMN: “Let Us Love One Another” 353
FIRST LESSON: Romans 12:9-17
L: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God.
SHARING OF JOYS AND CONCERNS
*Doxology Back cover of brown hymnal
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
*HYMN: “In Christ There Is No East or West” 418
SERMON TEXT: James 2:1-13
SERMON: “A ‘No-Show’ at Church” Pastor Alan Kauffman
Maple Grove Mennonite Church
*HYMN: “Pass It On” 112