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Trinity United Church of Christ

* Indicates please rise in body and/or in spirit           January 30, 2022 11am

*Gathering Music May we Shine a Light of Love      by Joyce Poley       Permission granted  2016

May we shine a light of love*

May we shine a light of love*

With every thought, with every step we take,

May we shine a light of love*

*Each verse, substitute

Peace, Love, and Faith


 Greeting and Announcements 

  • Consistory meeting today to review a proposed Spending Plan for Ministries 
  • Congregational meeting moved to February 13 to vote on Proposed Spending 

                         Plan for Ministries and to install new consistory members

  • UCC Rowan Dist. meets tomorrow here at 10am
  • WEDNESDAY the story continues on a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel – check the calendar at homepage (scroll to bottom of page) and click on Upcoming Event for February 2. This will guide you to information and registration


 Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent 

In your presence we find a place of safety where we will never be put to shame.

Your way is good and right and keeps us from all kinds of trouble.

Tune your heart to the sounds of our voices as we open our hearts to worship you.

Shelter us from all that threatens to destroy; for, with you, we do not have to be afraid.

You are our hope and trust from the days of our youth.

Tune your heart to the sounds of our voices as we open our hearts to worship you.


Hymn               God Whose Giving Knows no Ending      NCH 565


Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations

       Celebrations in January          31 John Guidice



Rachel’s brother, father, uncle, cousins


JoAnna granddaughter, others

Child at daycare – 13 month old



Helena L hopefully February



Jim S. is home doing better!

Joyce O. 

Mental Health and Mental illnesses – children and parents



Sam Heinz family Cabarrus Pets

Family of Leroy H. – Rev. Ed H’s brother


  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        The Fire of Commitment       by Jason Shelton                   


  Reading of the Gospel     Luke 4:21-30

21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” 23 He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’” 24 And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown. 25 But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; 26 yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 27 There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. 30 But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.


  Sermon       The Same Side                     Rev. Nathan King

Giving of Our Gifts to God

  Invitation to Offering         Give Now     

  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)   


    *Closing Song   I am the Light of the World      NCH 584

        Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from OneLicense with license #A714152

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