SERVICE OF WORD AND TABLE: Season After Epiphany 4


January 25, 2011 | Season after Epiphany 4


Gathering in Song                                                              Blessed be Your Name & The Christ, Our Light                                                                              Kairos

            Lyrics can be found on the page attached to the bulletin

Opening Collect                                                                                                                                                                                    based on Micah 6:1-8                       

Hearing God’s Word

Epistle Lesson                                                                                  1 Corinthians 1:18-31


Responding in Faith

Hymn                                                                                               Blessed Assurance                                                                                            UMH 369

Prayers of the People                                                                                                                                                                        based on Matthew 5:1-12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

           Please respond to for we have been taught with one of the following lines, in descending order

                Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

               Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

               Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

               Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

           Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

               Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

               Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

               Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Great Thanksgiving                                                         

            Spoken responses found on UMH 13                      

The Lord’s Prayer

Giving the Bread and Cup

The chalice in the center station contains wine; the others, grape juice.

                                                                          Rice wafers on the altar are for those with gluten intolerance.

                  Music during Communion                                                     The Anima Christi                                                                          Adap. from St. Ignatius

                                                                                                                                                                                                Composed by Martin Reardon

                               Body of Christ, sanctify me                             Within Thy wounds, hide me

                               Blood of Christ, cleanse me                            From the enemy, defend me

                               O, Jesus Christ, save me                               In my hour of death, call me

                               Come save us oh God!                                   That I may come to you

                                                                                               That I may be with you

                               Body of Christ, sanctify me                             That I may worship you for eternity

                               Blood of Christ, cleanse me

                               O, Jesus Christ, save me, Have mercy oh God!                                                                                         

Prayer after Receiving

         Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery

            in which you have given yourself to us.

            Grant that we may go into the world

            in the strength of your Spirit,

            to give ourselves for others,

            in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Departing to Serve


Song                                                                                         O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing                                                Words by John & Charles Wesley.

            Lyrics on the attached page                                                                                                                                                       Music by David Crowder.



+Thursday, date, Service of Word sponsored by Baptist studies: Preacher- Rev. Portia Wills Lee, Senior Pastor, Trinity Tabernacle Baptist Church

+Friday, date, Mid-Day Eucharist: Mandy Sloan Flemming, Associate Pastor, Minister of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Atlanta

+Tuesday, date, Service of Word and Table: Preacher/Presider- The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

+All services begin at 11:05 a.m.

Worship Notes


Greeters:  Lacey Hudspeth and Patrick Mclaughlin

Musicians: Kairos

Reader: Bett Middleton

Liturgist: Hillary Watson 

Visuals: Kim Jenne

Preacher/Celebrant:  Dr. L. Wesley de Souza, Arthur J. Moore Associate Professor in the Practice of Evangelism

Deacon:  Sam Lewis

Servers:  Kim Sorrells, Khalif Smith, Bernardo Luis, LaRonda Barnes, Adam Love

Bread Baker: Anna Tew

Worship Office Coordinators:  Trent Lloyd, Lee Curtis, Mary Page Wilson, Megan Worthman, Krista Showalter Ehst


Opening Prayer: Lee Curtis and Krista Showalter Ehst

Prayers of the People: Mary Page Wilson

Music: “reproduced by permission ( #A-701943)”WW