February 5th, 2012 Worship Celebration

GOD’S PEOPLE COME INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH PRAYER AND PRAISE (We will be using The Celebration Hymnal)

5th Sunday after the Epiphany

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Food for Thought …
“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point” (CS Lewis).

GIVING OUR GIFTS TO CHRIST OFFERTORY *DOXOLOGY Rich Ashley John Hamrick Andrea Bailey
“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.”

ANNOUNCEMENTS & WELCOME PRELUDE LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES CALL TO WORSHIP “Give Me Jesus” *OPENING HYMNS

SCRIPTURE READING Isaiah 40:21-31 Leader: This is the Word of God for the people of God. All: Thanks be to God.

Rich Ashley

The Celebration Hymnal # 42-45 “Crown Him Lord of All” “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name” (vv. 1, 3, & 4) “Crown Him King of Kings” “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (vv. 1, 3, & 4)

HYMNS OF PERPARATION The Celebration Hymnal # 627 “Cares Chorus” (2 Times) SERMON “An Un-Weary Runner” The energy that results from " aiting on the Lord" not boundless vigor, w is but the ability to carry on.
SENDING FORTH

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please Check appropriate box: Name: ____________________ Address: ___________________ __________________________ Phone : ____________________ E-mail: ____________________

Rev. Bruce Johnson

MORNING PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily Bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

The people are sent into Ministry with God’s blessing.

RESPONSE TO PRAYER “Peace of Our Praying”

Congregation

Peace of our praying, Faith of forgiving, Way of our walking, King of all kings, Breath of our breathing, Courage of caring, Hope of our hoping, Life of all life. Worship & Song #3022, © 2011. Abingdon Press. Used with permission.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION The Celebration Hymnal # 139 “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” THE LIGHT OF CHRIST ENTERS THE WORLD *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE *Indicates the Congregation shall stand, as able The Acolyte

□ I am a visitor □ I would like a visit from the pastor. □ I would like more Information on the church. □ I am interested in joining the church.

SPECIAL MUSIC “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart” CHILDREN’S SERMON

Duet Jenny Miller

We welcome all our visitors today as you worship with us! We hope you will come again! If you are looking for a church home and want to feel and experience the love of God, Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church is the place for you!

A Week In God’s Word For those who would like to study the Lectionary Texts for this week: 5th Sunday Epiphany Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39

PRAYING AND CARING FOR OUR CHURCH
Mr. & Mrs. Mercer, Alice Vyverberg, Debbie Wolson, Dixie Tipton, Ernest Powell, Sam Boyd, Kathy Ray, Sarah Elliott, Brian Dodge, Patrick and Tanya, Glen Rainey, Scott, Meaghan, Rebecca Dingess, Juanita Caldwell, Heather Tipton, Cristen, Deana, Nina Rodgers, the Palma family, Layne Wood, Carol Burris, Bruce Harrison, David Bonpart, those suffering from job loss and the effects of the economy, the Mercer family, this turbulent time in the Middle East, for our world leaders, and for those serving in the Armed Forces. We also lift up a special prayer this morning for Joy Powell’s family on the death of her mother. (If you know of someone who should be added to our prayer list, please write it on a piece of paper and place it in the offering plate or give it to the pastor)

PARTICIPANTS IN WORSHIP Today Greeters Danny Burnette and Liz Benjamin Harold and Dixie Tipton Next Sunday Judy Womble and Bonnie English Mark and Lisa Anderson

Prayer Concerns (Please fill out and place in the offering plate) _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________
Refreshments Ushers

Counters Nursery Communion Stewards Children’s Sermon Acolyte

John Hamrick and Sherry Lesley Nicole Johnson Dr. Ernie and Frances Powell Jenny Miller Sabrina Shelton

Tom Wrenn and Rich Ashley Liz Benjamin N/A Rev. Johnson Jacob Miller

Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church
Rev. Bruce Johnson, Pastor Elizabeth Hamrick, Pianist Andrea Bailey, Music Director John Hamrick, Organist

Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Lesley, James Lesley, Jacob Miller, Sabrina Shelton, and Eden Wood (Acolytes)

Marsha Boyd

Need Volunteers

Date ___________________
Audio-Visual Brian Dodge and Danny Burnette Rich Ashley Brian Dodge and Danny Burnette Judy Womble

271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 (828) 689-5486 (Church) • (828) 680-9931 (Parsonage) (828) 380-2974 (Pastor’s Cell Phone)
Church Web Address: http://www.brighthopelaurel.org Church E-mail: mail@brighthopelaurel.org Pastor’s E-mail: bjohnson@wnccumc.net

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