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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

February 5, 2023                                                                                    11am

*Gathering Music The Love that Heals the World King and Woody

We are the face of love;
You are the face of love.

(Repeat) We are the face of love;
You are the face of love.
(Repeat) We are the face of love;
You are the face of love:

The Love that heals the world.
You are the love that heals the world.
Look at your face.
Look at my face:
The face that heals the world.
We are the face that heals the world.
We are the face that heals the world.          Lyrics by Nathan King     Music by N.King and Theresa Woody

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles               Theresa Woody, Piano
Song Without Words Op.19, No.6             Mendelssohn

*Responsive Intent
Come, people beloved of God; people of great worth and beauty!
Come, bearing your gifts of grace and goodness.
Come, bearing symbols of your life’s richness and hope.
God welcomes our generous offerings of gratitude and praise.

*Hymn of Growth                You Are Salt for the Earth, O People                  NCH 181

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People
One: In your great mercy, O God
All: hear our prayers and grant us growth in understanding
and love.


Hearing the Sacred Word

A Reading from the Gospels                             Matthew 5:13-20

Anthem                    The Light of the World                      Don Besig and Nancy Price

Sermon                      “Salt. For the Earth.”                        Rev. Nathan King

Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts        

Instrumental                 Just As I Am                  Tom Lipe, guitar

*Praise Response                                               Doxology
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise God all creatures here below
Praise God above you heavenly hosts
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost

Prayer of Dedication


Celebration of Holy Communion


Going Forth with Good News

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


*Closing Song                        This Little Light of Mine

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In Need of Prayers

– Rose E.
– Anne L.
– Bobby and Elsie B.
– Bob’s Dad
– Martin V.
– Pat L.
– Helena’s dad
– Lincoln H.
– Ralf T.
– Antonio
– Cindy R.
– Sheila J.
– Revs. Jerry and Marion
– Family of Anna Cress
– United Methodist churches
– Rwanda and Co. Mission
– victims of Flooding in California
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia



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