+ Welcome to Worship at Mount Zion-Finksburg +
+The Season of The Epiphany + The Holy Communion+
+ Sunday, February 4, 2018 +

There are worship activity bags in the vestibule for children to use during worship!
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*WELCOME & CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 118)
Pastor "This is the day that the Lord has made"
Congregation "Let us rejoice and be glad in it"

Congregation Singing
(Hymnal #657)
"This is the Day......"

*OPENING WORDS

*PASSING THE PEACE
As we prepare for worship and the Holy Communion let us greet one another as sisters and brothers in the faith. Come back together on the hymn.
*"COME, NOW IS THE TIME TO WORSHIP"
(Worship & Song, songbook) (Green) #3176
"Come, Now is the time to worship"

*OPENING PRAYER

INFORMAL MOMENTS

RECEPTION OF OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS

Offering Response
(Hymnal #94)
"Doxology With Alleluias"

Offering Prayer
"We have come together, O Lord, to celebrate your love and grace and to break bread with one another as sisters and brothers in Christ. Consecrate the gifts we have place on the altar for the up-building of your church on earth. Amen"

MORNING PRAYER Of Joys & Concerns
L The Lord be with you
C And also with you
L Let us pray together as we sing together
("The Faith We Sing, songbook" #2193)
"Lord, listen to your children praying, Lord, send your Spirit in this place. Lord, listen to your children praying, send us love, send us power, send us grace."

Pastoral Prayer & Our Lord's Prayer (Hymnal #895)

SONG
(Hymnal #405)
"Seek Ye First"

CHOIR ANTHEM "Come to the Table"

MESSAGE "Children of Light, Children of Darkness"

+ Jesus said "While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light" (John 12.36) + Again Jesus spoke to them saying, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." (John 8.12).
Epistle
"If we say that we have fellowship with him while we are walking in darkness, we lie and do not do what is true - but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." (I John 1.6-7)

SONG
(Verse One - Hymnal #618)
"Let us Break Bread Together"

THE TABLE OF THE LORD + The Holy Communion

The Ritual for the Holy Meal is Found in Your Hymnal. Please Refer to the Hymn Book Pages 12-15

At Mount Zion, "all" regardless of church or denominational back ground are welcome at the Table of the Lord. We have set the Table but Jesus is the "host" and we invites one and all to come and eat and drink. Please come at the direction of the ushers returning by the side aisle where you are seated. You may stand or kneel. The "Community Service Fund" envelope in your worship bulletin is to help those with emergency needs.

Song After All Have Communed
Hymnal #503
"Let It Breathe on Me"

SONG OF PERSONAL & SOCIAL DEDICATION
Hymnal #431
"Let there be peace on earth"

*OUR CLOSING SONG
(Worship & Song, songbook #3183).
"As we go, may your Spirit go before us. As we go, may we follow where you lead. May we live what we have learned, share the message we have heard, and be a light unto the world, as we go."

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Next Sunday in Worship - We not only have the Fair Mountain Blue Grass Band with us but you will also receive your "free" copy of the Lenten daily devotional guide "The Sanctuary 2018). A wonderful resource for the entire Lenten Season!