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The Way for Worship at  Trinity United Church of Christ

January 8, 2023                                                                                        11am

*Gathering Music            Many and Great, O God Are Your Works                 NCH 3

Greeting and Announcements

Centering Music and lighting of altar candles

*Responsive Intent
We are called to this place to find a new way: a way of grace, hope, faith, life.
God calls and we come.
Come, and let go of that which is worn out: worn out habits, worn out dogmas, worn out resentments,
worn out burdens.
God calls and we come.
This time is blessed and made sacred by Spirit who heals us, reconnects us, redirects us, empowers us.
God blesses and we praise.
Come, and receive blessing, freedom, forgiveness, love.
God blesses and we praise.

*Hymn                  Like the Murmur of a Dove’s Song                    NCH 270

Morning Prayer Concerns and Celebrations
Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer
Leader: God of Love, Light, and Peace…
All: Hear and use our prayer.
Our Mother-Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kindom 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 kindom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


Hearing the Sacred Word

A Reading from the Writings                         Isaiah 42:1-9

A Reading from the Gospels                          Matthew 3:13-17

Anthem                    What Ruler Wades Through Murky Streams                     by David Hurd

Sermon                              Well-Pleased                                    Rev. Nathan King


Giving of Our Gifts to God

Invitation to Offering

Offertory and Bringing of Our Gifts        

*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


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

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Celebrations in January

10 Anne L.
13 Helena L.



In Need of Prayers

– Family of Madorin
– Bob’s Dad
– Ashleigh’s grandmother
– Pat L.
– Helena’s dad
– Ralf T.
– Antonio
– Cindy R.
– Rev. Alan M.
– Revs. Jerry and Marion
– Raleigh NC
– Palestine/Israel
– Ukraine/Russia


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