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A caution regarding Prayers of the People online: Folks gathered in-person often recount a lot of detail in their prayers concerning other members or family (“Elderly Name, living alone, experiencing isolation…”). In a private, in-person gathering, this information may be safe, but online, it can expose vulnerable people to harm, since we can’t control who will join the gathering or access it later online. Please contact the Pastor directly by text or phone with prayer requests. Pastor Nathan will be prudent in offering prayers i.e. “For First name only, in need of healing”; “For First name only, comfort in grief” etc. Please contact the pastor directly with news of those needing extra pastoral care.


The Way for Worship at Trinity United Church of Christ

January 2, 2022                                                                                               11am

Gathering Music                Arise Your Light Has Come                      NCH 164

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

Responsive Intent
Leader: We come to this place—
All: each of us on our own path.
Leader: The path is winding, and the path is not always clear, and the path changes,
All: but we are here. God is walking us home.
Leader: What a gift it is to not walk alone.
All: Let us worship Holy God.

Hymn                     You Have Come Down to the Lakeshore                       NCH 173

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Our Mother-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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


Hearing the Sacred Word

Anthem                     I Wonder as I Wander                    (Appalachian Carol)

A Reading from the Gospels                                    Rev. Claude Forehand

Sermon                                                                               Rev. Claude Forehand


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts

Praise Response                                                                   Doxology

Prayer of Dedication


Going Forth with Good News

Chiming of the Trinity             (In the name of the Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit)

Benediction                                                                                                          Rev. Forehand

Closing Song                             Go Tell It on the Mountain                          NCH 154

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Prayer Concerns

– Joyce O.
– George S.
– Those traveling


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