Sunday Service 2-5-22

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Topic: Sunday
Worship Service
Time: February 5th, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

YouTube link for February 05                

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Zoom link for February 05

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Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
February 5, 2023

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY – All are welcome – loved for
who you are, exactly as you are. If this is your first visit,
please stay after worship so we can meet and say hello.
If you are able, please stand at the places marked with an
asterisk (*). For all other portions of the service,
you may remain seated.

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Morning Meditation: I can only fly freely when I know
there is a catcher to catch me. If we are to take risks, to
be free, in the air, in life, we have to know that when we
come down from it all, we’re going to be caught, we’re
going to be safe. The great hero is the least visble. Trust
the catcher. (Henri Nouwen)
To Practice This Thought: Let go, fly, and trust.
Welcome: This Is the Day
Call To Worship
One: God sends light to us this day and invites us to meet
one another in this light.
All: Light breaks forth like the dawn, drawing us
into relationship with one another.
One: Humble yourselves for the worship of God, that you
may be empowered to serve.
All: God calls us to trust with steady hearts and to
serve with righteous compassion.
One: Seek not for lofty words of wisdom, but for powerful
demonstrations of God’s way.
All: God makes us to be the salt of the earth and
lights to show God’s works to the world.
*Hymn #2190: Bring Forth the Kingdom
February 8: 10:00 a.m. United Women in Faith on zoom
February 9: No bells or choir rehearsal
February 12: 11:15 a.m. Worship committee
February 17: 5:00-5:30 p.m. Grab & Go meal
6:30 p.m. Movie night
February 19: 11:15 a.m. Education meeting
February 21: 6:30 p.m. Council & Trustees on Zoom
February 22: 7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday service at
Faith Methodist Church
February 26: 11:15 a.m. Luncheon ‘sit around the table’
Casserole for Kate’s Kitchen are due.
Passing the Peace
Joys & Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Gloria Patri No. 71
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 page 167 New Testament
Ministry in Music: Jesus Loves Me arr. Krug
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:13-20 page 4 New Testament
*Hymn #331: Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us
Invitation to the Lord’s Supper
All are welcome, regardless of age or
church membership
Great Thanksgiving
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
And so, with your people on earth
and all the company of heaven
we praise your name and join their unending hymn:
(sung) Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and
might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is the one who
comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest. Hosanna in the highest.
And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in
Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving
as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ’s offering
for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come
Receiving the Bread and the Cup
*Hymn #2214: Lead Me, Guide Me
Ministry of Giving
Hymn #94: Doxology
Closing Song: Haleluya! Pelo Tsa Rona
Now he sends us all out
Strong in faith, free of doubt
Strong in faith, free of doubt
Tell to all the joyful gospel.
Haleluya! We sing your praises
All our hearts are filled with gladness.
Haleluya! We sing your praises
All our hearts are filled with gladness
Please remain seated during the Postlude

Offering: Please leave your offering in the plate as you
leave or mail it. The Lord has given us so much, let us remember to return some to His church.

Prayer List: Carol Brunelle, Beth Dietz, Marion Winters,
Samantha Snopek, Adele Reynolds, Jessica Guarnera, Dave
Fanaras, Doug & Dee Brooksbank, Tim O’Donnell, Lily
Marion, Kathy Washburn, Darlene Dout, Heidi Barta,
Renata Cournoyer, Lucy Huegli, Bill Guarnera, Andrea
Schlachter, Kelly & Steve Camp, Dulude Family, Dot Lambert & Family, Nancy Uhl & Family

Scripture & Hymns for February 5th

SCRIPTURE READING: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who
are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power
of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the
wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scholar? Where
is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the
wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the
world did not know God through wisdom, God decided,
through the foolishness of the proclamation, to save those
who believe. For Jews ask for signs and Greeks desire
wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling
block to Jews and foolishness to gentiles, but to those who
are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of
God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser
than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than
human strength.
Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of
you were wise by human standards,[a] not many were
powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose
what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose
what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose
what is low and despised in the world, things that are not,
to abolish things that are, so that no one might boast in the
presence of God. In contrast, God is why you are in Christ
Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and
righteousness and sanctification and redemption, in order
that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in[c] the
GOSPEL READING: Matthew 5:1-12
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and
after he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he began
to speak and taught them, saying: “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
the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of
heaven. “Blessed are you when people revile you and
persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you
falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward
is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the
prophets who were before you.
Lord, I Lift Your Name On High

Lord, I lift your name on high;
Lord, I love to sing your praises.
I’m so glad you’re in my life;
I’m so glad you came to save us.
You came from heaven to earth to show the way,
from the earth to the cross my debt to pay;
from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky;
Lord, I lift your name on high.
Sent Out In Jesus’ Name
Sent out in Jesus’ name, our hands are ready now
to make the earth the place in which the kingdom comes.
The angels cannot change a world of hurt and pain
into a world of love, of justice and of peace.
The task is ours to do, to set it really free.
O help us to obey and carry out your will.
In Christ Alone
In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand
In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live
There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand
Take, O Take Me As I Am by John Bell
Take, O take me as I am.
Summon out what I shall be.
Set your seal upon my heart and live in me

The following is a list of links to prior Sunday services on You Tube….

January 29th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Jan 29th 2023 – YouTube
January 22nd — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Jan 22nd 2023 – YouTube
January 15th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Jan 15th 2023 – YouTube
January 8th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Jan 8th 2023 – YouTube
January 1st — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Jan 1st 2023 – YouTube
December 25th — South Hadley Methodist Church Christmas Worship Service – Dec. 25th 2022 – YouTube
December 24th — South Hadley Methodist Church Christmas Eve Worship Service – Dec. 24th 2022 – YouTube
December 18th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – December 18th 2022 – YouTube
December 11th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Dec 11th 2022 – YouTube
Audio issues at start of service go away at around the 10 minute mark
December 4th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Dec 4th 2022 – YouTube
November 27th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 27th 2022 – YouTube
November 20th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 20th 2022 – YouTube
November 13th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 13th 2022 – YouTube
November 6th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Nov 6th 2022 – YouTube
October 30th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Oct 30th 2022 – YouTube
October 23rd — Sunday Morning Worship Service – October 23rd – YouTube
October 16th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – Oct 16th 2022 – YouTube
October 9th — South Hadley Methodist Church Worship Service – October 9th 2022 – YouTube
October 2nd (joined in progress) — UMC South Hadley – YouTube
September 25th — UMC South Hadley Worship Service – Sept 25th – YouTube
December 19th — https://youtu.be/1gbNmb0zxeU
December 24th (Christmas Eve) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhdLl3CshWI
December 26th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_-LPlrzRk
January 2nd — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOhktbxxRQ8
February 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ9FpJJF0IM
February 13th — https://youtu.be/D7oN3QabuSU
February 20th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRw78WEd5k
February 27th — https://youtu.be/p3IVSDLSz5Q AND https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vz0RaENSDxw
March 2nd (Ash WED) — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hoip4PlA34
March 6th — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yIti5xxvmw
May 1st — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 1st 2022 – YouTube
May 10th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 10th – YouTube
May 17th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service May 17th – YouTube
June 12th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 12th 2022 – YouTube
June 19th — (5) South Hadley Methodist Church Service June 19th 2022 – YouTube