UNITED CHURCH of LUDLOW
are shared ELECTRONICALLY
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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.
If you are not able to attend in person, a simultaneous Zoom stream is available.
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A Warm Welcome to All Visitors.
If any member of the congregation may be of service to you, please contact the church office at 802-228-4211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Given In loving memory of
Don and Virginia Ellison
By: Laura, Allison, and Jesse
Offerings and other cash receipts for the week ending Offerings and
other cash receipts for the week ending December 20, 2020, were $840.
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.
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.
George Thomson is celebrating a birthday on Jan. 3.
Linda Alexander is celebrating a birthday on Jan. 7.
Service of Worship
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
(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 710* Faith of Our Fathers
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me
beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for
his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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 “Anxiety”
SERMON “Dangerous Emotions - Anxiety”
HYMN 375* There is a Balm in Gilead
JOYS AND CONCERNS
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.
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 102* Now Thank We All Our God
BENEDICTION AND BLESSING*
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
* All who are able may stand.
Lyrics to the Hymns
for the January 3 Service
HYMN 710 Faith of Our Fathers
Faith of our fathers, living still, in spite of dungeon, fire, and sword;
O how our hearts beat high with joy whene'er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death.
Faith of our fathers, we will strive to win all nations unto thee;
and through the truth that comes from God, we all shall then be truly free.
Faith of our fathers, we will love both friend and foe in all our strife;
and preach thee, too, as love knows how by kindly words and virtuous life.
HYMN 375 There is a Balm in Gilead
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;
there is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin-sick soul.
Some times I feel discouraged, and think my work’s in vain.
But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.
Don't ever feel discouraged, for Jesus is your friend,
and if you look for knowledge he'll ne'er refuse to lend.
If you can’t preach like Peter, if you can’t pray like Paul,
just tell the love of Jesus, and say he died for all.
HYMN 102 Now Thank We All Our God
Now thank we all our God, with heart and hands and voices,
who wondrous things has done, in whom this world rejoices;
who from our mothers' arms has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love, and still is ours today.
O may this bounteous God through all our life be near us,
with ever joyful hearts and blessed peace to cheer us;
and keep us still in grace, and guide us when perplexed;
and free us from all ills, in this world and the next.
All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given;
the Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven;
the one eternal God, whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now, and shall be evermore.