Sunday, January 24

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, January 24, 2021

Welcome
 Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson.  I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! As always, I invite you to go deeper with CCUM visit our website and if God is nudging you, calling you to participate in the Good News in a new or different way this year, let us know how we can support you. Now let us worship together.

Prelude
“Prayer for the Innocents” by Michael Helman           
Kyle Hood, handbells
 
Call to Worship
In the silent places of our souls we turn to God, for God alone is our rock and salvation. Jesus called the children, the rich, the poor, those in need of healing, body and mind, preaching the good news of God, saying the time has come, the realm of God is at hand.  So let us invite this challenging, itinerant teacher into our hearts again to speak hope into the silent places of our souls, that we might participate fully in the Living Word, amen. 

Opening Hymn UMH #57 O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (vs. 1, 3, 4)
 
1. O for a thousand tongues to sing 
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King, 
the triumphs of his grace!

3. Jesus! the name that charms our fears, 
that bids our sorrows cease;
’tis music in the sinner’s ears, 
’tis life, and health, and peace.

4. He breaks the power of canceled sin, 
he sets the prisoner free;
his blood can make the foulest clean;
 his blood availed for me. 
(words and music in public domain)
 
Prayers of the People

Hymn of Preparation UMH #378 Amazing Grace (vs. 1, 2, 3)

1. Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

2. ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed.

3. Through many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
’tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home. 
(words and music in public domain)
   
Scripture Luke 18:15-19:10 (NRSV)
 
Message “Meeting places and Miracles – Jesus calls to all”
 
 
Pastor Beth

Invitation to Offering
Generous God, we ask you to bless the gifts we give this morning. We ask that that you help grow the trust in us, that we might follow without looking back and that we might leave behind more of our old lives to experience more deeply new life in you. Help us to leave those things that seemed essential before we heard the call, so that we might travel the road you have put before us. In the name of Christ who goes before us and beside us, we pray. Amen. 

Offertory
“Jesus Calls Us O’er the Tumult” arr. Dale Wood

Lord’s Prayer
Our 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   Amen.  
 
Closing Hymn UMH #389 Freely, Freely (vs. 1 & 2) CCLI Song #13209
 
1. God forgave my sin in Jesus’ name,
I’ve been born again in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his love as he told me to.

Refrain: He said “Freely, freely you have received;, freely, freely give.
Go in my name, and because you believe others will know that I live.”

2. All pow’r is giv’n in Jesus’ name,
In earth and heav’n in Jesus’ name,
And in Jesus’ name I come to you
To share his pow’r as he told me to. (Refrain)
 
Benediction
No matter where God meets us, God is for us; no matter where God leads us, God is with us; no matter what God asks of us, God will see us through, so let us be courageous in everything we do.

Postlude
“You Shall Go Out With Joy!” Douglas E. Wagner
 

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Sunday, January 17

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, January 17, 2021

Welcome
 
Prelude
Toccata No. 8 – HANSON PLACE” (“Shall We Gather At the River”) arr. Joel Raney
 
Call to Worship
Arise, shine; for our light has come.
The glory of the Lord has appeared to us.
For darkness shall cover the earth,
     and thick darkness the peoples.
But the Lord will be our everlasting light.
His glory will shine upon us forever.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #189 Fairest Lord Jesus (vs. 1 & 4)
 
1. Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O thou of God and man the Son,
thee will I cherish, thee will I honor,
thou, my soul’s glory, joy, and crown.

4 Beautiful Savior! Lord of all the nations!
Son of God and Son of Man!
Glory and honor, praise, adoration,
now and forevermore be thine.
(words and music in public domain)
 
Prayers of the People

Hymn of Preparation UMH #368 My Hope Is Built (vs. 1 & 3)
 
1. My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

Refrain: On Christ the solid rock I stand,
all other ground is sinking sand;
all other ground is sinking sand.

3. His oath, his covenant, his blood
supports me in the whelming flood.
When all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay. (Refrain) 
(words and music in public domain)
   
Scripture Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 and I Corinthians 1:18-25 (NRSV)

Message “Now and Not Yet” Rev. Don Finch

Invitation to Offering
How manifold are your works, amazing God!  When there is darkness in our lives, we can look to you for light and for hope and for renewal of life.  Your Spirit comes and we are lifted up and linked to one another.  We bring our offerings as an expression of thanksgiving for all your gifts.  May your glory be proclaimed in all we give and all we do, when we are together and when we are apart, so that we do your will wherever we are.  Amen.
 
Offertory
“Be Not Afraid” Craig Coutney               
Paula Jameson, solo
 
Lord’s Prayer
Our 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   Amen.  
 
Closing Hymn UMH #465 Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (vs. 1 & 4)
 
1. Holy Spirit, Truth divine, dawn upon this soul of mine;
Word of God and inward light, wake my spirit, clear my sight.

4. Holy Spirit, Right divine, King within my conscience reign;
be my Lord, and I shall be firmly bound, forever free.
(words and music in public domain)
 
Benediction
No matter where God meets us, God is for us; no matter where God leads us, God is with us; no matter what God asks of us, God will see us through, so let us be courageous in everything we do.

Postlude
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation” arr. Robert Hobby
 
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Sunday, January 10

Welcome!

 Worship at Home for Sunday, January 10, 2021

Welcome
Happy Epiphany! Welcome to worship with Christ Church United Methodist in Tucson. I am pastor Beth and I am so glad you have joined us today for worship! This Sunday we are celebrating the first Sunday in the season of Epiphany. Epiphany is a special time of revelation, noticing God’s presence among us, listening to God calling each of us to participate in the Good News of the gospel. Today we will be hearing a message from retired pastor Rev. Bob Kuyper on one of my favorite passages of scripture, thank you Pastor Bob! As always, I invite you to go deeper with CCUM by visiting our website and if God is nudging you, calling you to participate in the Good News in a new or different way this year, let us know how we can support you. Now let us worship together.
 
Prelude
“The Ash Grove” arr. Dale Wood
 
Call to Worship
Confirmed and affirmed by Your Spirit we face the temptations of everyday wildernesses that seek to drive us from the truth, we are God’s beloved children, with whom God is well pleased.  Today let us remember that affirmation, let us be confirmed by the calling God has for each and all of us.  Today let us be blessed once more by the call to follow and find what it is God has in store for us as the nets of our needs burst with blessings abounding.  Amen.
 
Opening Hymn UMH #578 God of Love and God of Power (vs. 1 & 4) CCLI Song #576791
 
1. God of love and God of power, grant us in this burning hour
grace to ask these gifts of thee, daring hearts and spirits free.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.

4. God of love and God of power, make us worthy of this hour;
offering lives if it’s thy will, keeping free our spirits still.
God of love and God of power, thou hast called us for this hour.
 
Prayers of the People

Hymn of Preparation UMH # 338 Where He Leads Me (vs. 1)
 
I can hear my Savior calling, (x3)
“Take thy cross and follow, follow me.”
 
(words and music in public domain)
   
Scripture 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (NRSV)

Message”Whom May I Say is Calling?”
 
 
Pastor Bob Kuyper
 
Invitation to Offering
God who calls us from the lake shores of life, who meets us in the wildernesses of wondering, abundance is your promise to all who follow you.  We hear you declaring that the time has come for good news to ring out, for release, for recovery, for freedom, and favor to reign upon all in new ways.  Let us participate in sharing this message of redemption through our gifts and offerings so that all might hear your call.  Amen.
 
Offertory
“All Things Bright and Beautiful” arr. John Rutter 
Kathy Ferguson, piano
 
Lord’s Prayer
Our 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   Amen.  
 
Closing Hymn UMH #398 Jesus Calls Us (vs. 1, 3, 5)

1. Jesus calls us o’er the tumult
of our life’s wild, restless sea;
day by day his sweet voice soundeth,
saying, “Christian, follow me!”

3. Jesus calls us from the worship
of the vain world’s golden store,
from each idol that would keep us,
saying, “Christian, love me more!”

5. Jesus calls us! By thy mercies,
Savior, may we hear thy call,
give our hearts to thine obedience,
serve and love thee best of all.

 (words and music in public domain)
 
Benediction
No matter where God meets us, God is for us, no matter where God leads us, God is with us, no matter what God asks of us God will see us through, so let us be courageous in everything we do.

Postlude
“Toccata No. 1 – HYFRYDOL” arr. Joel Raney
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