Wesley Chapel UMC Fairfield

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

SUNDAY MESSAGE January 3, 2021

Posted by on Jan 2, 2021

JOIN US FOR WORSHIP and message on Epiphany Sunday from Matthew 2:1-12, in the comfort and safety of your own home this Sunday. Please gather your elements (water/juice & cracker/bread) to celebrate Communion with us.
 
Visit our Facebook page at about 9:25 AM for a music video to prepare ourselves for worship, then the message at 9:30 AM and another music video to help us reflect on the message. You may also view the message on YouTube.
 
Greeting and Announcements

Opening Prayer (in unison)

O God of all, You showed your love by sending your only Son into the world that all might live through him.

Pour your Spirit on your Church, that it may fulfill his command to preach the gospel everywhere; send forth laborers into your harvest; defend us in all dangers and temptations; give us grace to bear faithful witness to you; fill us with zeal and love, that we may turn many to righteousness; we pray through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(The Book of Worship 1965, ALT.)

Scripture              Matthew 2:1-12

Message               Epiphany

Communion

Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

CONFESSION AND PARDON (in unison)

Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us.

In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Glory to God. Amen.

The Great Thanksgiving

Benediction

Announcements

Ruth’s Harvest Fairfield is in need of the following items; all in individual serving sizes: animal crackers, pears, carrots, Pop Tarts, cereal, Ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, Peanut Butter To-Go, oatmeal.

You can leave items between our church doors or drop them at the Carroll Valley Borough Office in the box as you go in the front doors.  Thank you in advance for offering to help!

OUTREACH PROJECTS

We continue our monthly collection of foods for the Blue Ridge Help Hotline (Food Bank).

We wish to thank each and every one of you who have had any part of helping with online worship, Facebook  and website messages and information, for being the hands and feet of Jesus in ways we can’t list and don’t want to overlook. You are such an amazing Church Family and you are loved and so appreciated! Have a safe, healthy New Year!

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