Worship for Sunday, January 23, 2022

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CONTACT INFORMATION Mailing Address: Pastor Larry: PO BOX 285 Buffalo, IL 62515 (217) 364-4275 (home phone) (217) 494-3208 (cell phone) (also text) gracepastor@outlook.com GRACE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP WELCOMES YOU! January 23, 2022 You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ gracepastor You can follow me on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/ gracepastor You can find the church at 294 W. South Street—at the corner of South and West Streets in Buffalo. You can submit a Prayer Train request by calling Betty Dugger at (217) 741-1330 And you can find God anytime you want by: 1) acknowledging that you need a Savior 2) asking God to forgive your sins 3) accepting the forgiveness that He offers to you. Please let me know if you do this so that I can join the angels in heaven as they rejoice and can welcome you into the family of God as a brother or sister in Christ. Grace Community Fellowship is a body of believers, centered in the Tri-Cities, that is committed to being a conduit of God’s transforming power and presence as we live in loving, supportive relationships with one another. 12 Rev. Larry L Hanson, pastor THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP Gathering Preparing Our Hearts For Worship Call To Worship MY PRAYER LIST FOR THE WEEK OF January 23-30 Standing On The Promises (hymnal #410) Prayer of Praise and Adoration Here I Am To Worship (supplemental #5) I Worship You, Almighty God (supplemental #24) Time of Offering Offertory Doxology (hymnal #815) Prayer of Dedication Sharing Our Blessings and Burdens Hymn of Promise (supplemental #37) Pastoral Prayer Scripture Readings Nehemiah 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 (page #403 1 Corinthians 12:12–31a (page #959) Luke 4:14–21 (page #859 Message The Scripture Fulfilled In Me Luke 4:14-21 (page #859) Make Me A Blessing (hymnal #670) The Service of Hands Benediction Postlude 2 James 5:14 says, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” If you want to be anointed and prayed over, simply come to the altar during the prayer song and indicate your desire to Pastor Larry 11 THIS WEEK IN MINISTRY SERMON NOTES (AND DOODLES) The Scripture Fulfilled In Me Luke 4:14-21 (page #859) TODAY TUES THUR Circle of Prayer 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 6:00 a.m. Pit Stop 7:30 a.m. Prayer Group 7:00 p.m. STEWARDSHIP FIGURES January 16, 2022 $1185.00 10 3 SERVING IN MINISTRY THIS WEEK WE NEED GOD’S WORD The worship team is Lori Badgley and Craig Anderson The worship center has been prepared by the Badgley family The greeters are Doug and Lori Badgley The ushers are being provided by the Westlake family The scriptures are being read by Lori Badgley The fellowship goodies have been provided by Lori Badgley SERVING IN MINISTRY January 30, 2022 The worship team will be Lori Badgley and Craig Anderson The worship center will be prepared by the Hanson family The following is reprinted from the introduction to Truth For Life: 365 Daily Devotions by Alistair Begg: “God’s word is a glorious gift. Our Father has given it to us in order that we might know His Son and that we might live in the power of His Spirit, in obedience to His truth. It is worth pausing to consider this reality: when we read the Bible, we’re dealing with the words of the Creator of the universe, spoken to His creation. It is impossible for us to understand ourselves, our world, or anything else without His word. As we read a newspaper, as we try to make sense of our society, and as we look to our history and to our future, it is the Bible we need if we are to get a handle on it all. God’s word is the truth that you and I need to navigate every day of this life, and to point us to the one in whom we find the life that really is life...And the Scriptures will—or they should—make a difference to our minds, to our hearts, and to our lives.” Begg, Alistair. Truth for Life: 365 Daily Devotions (p. 7). The Good Book Company. Kindle Edition. The greeter will be Anne Barber The ushers will be provided by Anne Barber The scriptures will be read by Anne BArber The fellowship goodies will be provided by Becky Hanson For several years I have read the Bible through twice in 12 months. It is a great and powerful tree, each word of which is a mighty branch. Each of these branches have I well shaken, so desirous was I to know what each one bore and what it would give me. And the shaking of them has never disappointed me. —Martin Luther 4 9 THE CALENDARS ARE HERE Our 2022 church calendars are finished and ready to be distributed! Thanks goes out to Becky and our youth for their efforts in visually imagining the verses that grace the pages of the calendar. Thanks also goes to Karen Thompson and to Doug Badgley for organizing, printing, copying and binding the calendars for our use. Karen will be distributing them. NEXT SUNDAY Scriptures: Jeremiah 1:4–10; Psalm 71:1–6; 1 Corinthians 13:1–13; Luke 4:21–30 The message will be titled The Open Arms of the Gospel. It will be based on Luke 4:21-30. Noisy Offering In addition to notifying us of birthdays and anniversaries within the church family, the calendar serves as a church directory. You will find contact information at the back of the calendar. TRI-CITY COMING SOON FOOD PANTRY We are gathering toilet paper and Kleenex for the month of January. TITHE FOR MISSIONS Wednesday, March 2—7:00 p.m.—Ash Wednesday Service Thursday, March 10 (and/or Wednesdays)—Lenten Study begins Sunday, April 10—Palm Sunday Our Tithe For Missions project for the month of January will be the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery. Check it out at Thursday, April 14—Maundy Thursday Friday, April 15—Good Friday https://www.miniobeirne.org/ 8 Sunday, April 17—Easter Sunday 5 CALL TO WORSHIP (from Nehemiah 8) They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” 6 Private prayer prepares us for public worship. Pray the following prayer and meditate on it during the time we prepare for worship. Perhaps it will ready you to pour yourself out to God in worship and to receive what God has in store for you this morning. Your law is perfect, 0 God; your ways are just. We praise you for Christ, who makes known your Word. Gold's value is nothing compared to the salvation you offer. The sweetness of honey is a foretaste of the feast you prepare. Made alive by your mercy and renewed in your Spirit, we come adoring your goodness, 0 Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. James G. Kirk. When We Gather, Revised Edition: A Book of Prayers for Worship Responding to the Scripture readings At the end of the scripture readings, the reader will announce that, “This is the word of God for the people of God.” The congregation responds, “Thanks be to God.” At the end of the Gospel reading, the reader changes the announcement to say, “This is the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The congregation responds, “The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” 7
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