Worship Bulletin – January 19th, 2014
As the wise men did in days of old, we invite you to follow the star and discover Christ revealed to the nations! Come and celebrate with Central as we celebrate Jesus’ appearing, or Epiphany, to the world this Sunday.
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Lord’s Day, January 19, 2014 – 10:30 AM Worship
Welcome and Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – Isaiah 60:1-3, NIV
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,
but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
*Hymn of Praise – “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” – #225
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offertory – “Blessings”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Doxology” – #815
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him, all creatures here below.
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen
Gospel Reading – John 14:1-14 – p.1157
*Hymn of Preparation – “Rise Up O Church of God” – #433
Sermon – “Many, Many, Rooms” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn of Invitation – “Lead On, O King Eternal” – #724
*If you are able, please stand
January Benevolence: Mission to Chinese Seamen
The souls of over one million seafarers in the waving seas are agonizing under the chain of sins. Yet the church bells do not sound loud enough to reach the last frontier of the sea. Those people of the sea should not be deprived of the gospel. The sea is a mission field. In light of this, we appeal to churches and committed Christians everywhere to respond to the urgent need and providential opportunity offered by today’s maritime fields. We must remember that the whole Gospel can never be brought to the whole world, so long as the world of seafarers is not reached. We have pledged ourselves to “proclaim Christ until He comes.” But only by enlisting the unique witness of the Church maritime can we expect the glory of the Lord to completely” cover the earth – as the waters cover the sea!”
Tri-Boro Ecumenical Breakfast – The Tri-Boro Interfaith Council is please to announce it’s annual Ecumenical Breakfast, to be held on Saturday, January 25th at Riverview Estates. Breakfast will feature the music of the Stillwaters Gospel Band, followed by a talk by Rev. Alfred Graise (Calvary Presbyterian). Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.