UNITED CHURCH of LUDLOW
are shared ELECTRONICALLY
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for more information.
If you are comfortable attending in person, please join us.
The doors open at 9:45 am, and worship begins at 10:00 am.
We follow procedures to minimize the risk of exposure.
Please read and follow these procedures for the safety of all.
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A Warm Welcome to All Visitors.
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Regarding Individuals in the Hospital or Sick at Home
It would be greatly appreciated if you know of individuals or family members in the hospital or sick at home, to kindly inform the church office at 802-228-4211 or email@example.com.
Executive Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 pm
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending Offerings and
other cash receipts for the week ending January 3, 2021, were $600.
The costs for each week are $1,320 (derived by dividing the annual budget
by 52 weeks).
Linda Alexander will do the Altar Guild duties for the month of January.
Please keep Courtenay Dundy in your prayers. Her mother, Pam Dundy,
passed away on December 26, 2020.
We ask that you keep Terry DeYoung's father, Arthur Marin, as he
recovers from Covid-19.
We continue to keep the following in our prayers:
James Almond, Terry DeYoung, Kathy Doyle, Pam Dundy, Judy Edwards,
Jean Eggleston, Carolyn Gauthier, Sheila Kafer, Susan Kneebone,
Ginny Kottkamp, Anne Oakes, Evelyn Tucker, Herb Van Guilder,
and Evelyn Verro.
If you are aware of someone in need of prayer, please leave a message at
the church office by phone, 802-228-4211, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 10, 2021 10:00 A.M.
First Sunday After Epiphany
(All are encouraged to use the prelude as a quiet time of meditation in
preparation for the worship service which follows.)
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND GREETING
The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of
the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13: 13)
And also with you.
CALL TO WORSHIP * (Please Stand.)
It is good to give thanks to you, O God,
To declare your steadfast love in the morning;
For you have made us glad by your work;
At the works of your hands, we sing for joy.
HYMN 128* He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought
“Pay no attention to how tall and handsome he is. I have rejected him, because
I do not judge as people judge. They look at the outward appearance, but I
look at the heart.”– 1 Samuel 16:7
Lord, I know your evaluation process is not the same as my own.
“My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” I am
most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection
of Christ's power over me. I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships,
persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am
strong.– 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Lord, I know my flaws do not frustrate you; you love me with so much
grace that you choose to demonstrate strength in my weakness.
But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind
and faithful. – Psalm 86:15
Lord, I know your love is steadfast. I cannot cause it to end.
But God has shown us how much he loves us—it was while we were still sinners
that Christ died for us!– Romans 5:8
Lord, I know you have proven your great love for me on the cross.
We love because God first loved us.– 1 John 4:19-20
Lord, I know my capacity to love others is a direct result of your love for me.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,
and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen. Amen.
THE CHILD IN US ALL “Anger”
SERMON “Dangerous Emotions –
HYMN 593* Here I Am Lord
LORD’S PRAYER (“trespasses”)
PRAYER RESPONSE Hymnal, No. 473
Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness;
Make thy way plain before my face.
For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord only,
That makest me dwell in safety.
OFFERTORY SOLO I Believe
At the Presentation, Hymn 95* Old 100th
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION*
HYMN 520* Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
BENEDICTION AND BLESSING*
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
* All who are able may stand.
for the January 10 Service
HYMN 128 He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought
He leadeth me: O blessed thought! O words with heavenly comfort fraught!
Whate'er I do, where'er I be, still 'tis God's hand that leadeth me.
He leadeth me, he leadeth me, by his own hand he leadeth me;
his faithful follower I would be, for by his hand he leadeth me.
Sometimes mid scenes of deepest gloom, sometimes where Eden's bowers bloom,
by waters still, o'er troubled sea, still 'tis his hand that leadeth me.
Lord, I would place my hand in thine, nor ever murmur nor repine;
content, whatever lot I see, since 'tis my God that leadeth me.
And when my task on earth is done, when by thy grace the victory's won,
e'en death's cold wave I will not flee, since God through Jordan leadeth me.
HYMN 593 Here I Am Lord
I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry
All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save
I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?
Here I am, Lord; Is it I, Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night
I will go, Lord If You lead me
I will hold Your people in my heart
I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people's pain
I have wept for love of them, They turn away
I will break their hearts of stone, Give them hearts for love alone
I will speak my words to them, Whom shall I send?
I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame
I will set a feast for them, My hand will save
Finest bread I will provide, 'Til their hearts be satisfied
I will give my life to them, Whom shall I send?
HYMN 520 Nobody Knows the Trouble I See
Nobody knows the trouble I see, nobody knows but Jesus;
oh, nobody knows the trouble I see, glory hallelujah!
Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down, Oh, yes, Lord!
Sometimes I'm almost to the ground, Oh, yes, Lord!
Although you see me going long so, Oh, yes, Lord!
I have my troubles here below, Oh, yes, Lord!
What makes old Satan hate me so? Oh, yes, Lord!
Cause he got me once and let me go, Oh, yes, Lord!