Worship Bulletin – February 9, 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, February 9, 2014 – 10:30 AM Worship
Welcome And Announcements
Passing the Peace
Call to Worship – based on Psalm 19:1-4, NRSV
The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
The glory of God echoes throughout the world. Let us praise the name of the Lord.
*Praise Music – “Give You Glory” & “We Bow Down”
Opening Prayer and Lord’s Prayer
Sharing of Joys and Concerns
Offertory – “Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God”
*Song of Thanksgiving – “Give Thanks” – #170
Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One,
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. (repeat)
And now let the weak say, “I am strong,” Let the poor say, “I am rich,”
because of what the Lord has done for us. Give Thanks! (repeat)
Gospel Reading – John 15: 1-11 – p. 1158
*Praise Song – “I Can Only Imagine”
Sermon – “Branches” – Pastor Wesley Allen
*Hymn – “How Great Thou Art” – #147
*If you are able, please stand
February Benevolence: World Vision
When our work began in 1950, our approach was basic. We provided food and shelter for children in orphanages through child sponsorship. Over the years we’ve learned the complexity of finding long-term, meaningful solutions to poverty. We work in the most difficult contexts, in some of the poorest countries. But we believe in children. And when we partner with children and families, we can help them transform their communities.
Women’s Friendship Group – The Wednesday night women’s group will be meeting next Wednesday, February 19th at 7:15pm, here at Central. This will be the last meeting until after Easter. All are welcome!
Luncheon Rescheduled – Due to weather concerns, the Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon will be postponed until next Sunday, February 16th.