CRFUMC Worship Experiences for 1.1.23
Liturgical Week: Epiphany
Liturgical Color: White or Red
At First United Methodist Church Castle Rock we are touching people and changing lives through the love of Jesus Christ. Are you interested in becoming a part of the Castle Rock FUMC family? Please speak to Pastors to find out when you would like to join our Church Family.
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Covenant Renewal Service Jan. 1 2023
+=stand if you are able or comfortable
Welcome and Greeting
+HYMN: Joy To The World UMH 246
All: God of all creation, you have formed us as a people and claimed us for your own, reveal any stumbling blocks within us.
May we be reminded of the call from Jesus to be light and love for all creation. Let your Spirit breathe into us new life to be open to where you will lead us in the coming year. Today we come to acknowledge your influence and grace in our lives and to enter anew into a covenant with you. So be it.
Leader: Holy One, your love came down at Christmas to develop a true relationship with us. Help us be open to receiving you into our lives.
Thank you for your unconditional love for us. Amen.
+Hymn: Love Came Down at Christmas UMH 242
Offering Prayer Written by David Bell
All: Affirming God, we allow the distractions of everyday life to burden our spirits. As a result, we often embrace a mindset of scarcity rather than abundance. Transform our ambiguity of thought to a solid belief in the promises of Jesus Christ. We give these generous gifts because you have given us your Spirit. Glory to God! Amen and amen!
+Doxology UMH 94
Hymn: Sing We Now of Christmas UMH 237
We Hear The Word Proclaimed
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
Leader: Eternal God, in the reading of the Scriptures,
may your word be heard;
In the meditations of our hearts, may your Word be known;
And in the faithfulness of our lives, may your Word be shown. Amen.
Deuteronomy 31:9-13, 1 Peter 1, John 15:1-8
Response to the Reading of Scripture
Leader: The Scripture of Faith for the People of faith.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen
SERMON: Time to Renew
Given by Rev. Matt Franks
Prayer after Sermon
Leader: Siblings in Christ,
the Christian life is a long journey,
and every now and then we need renewal.
Through baptism, we have entered this journey
and at times following the way of Jesus has been easy
and other times not so much.
Jesus is our guide throughout this journey,
Jesus never gives up on us even when we are not following the way.
Jesus meets us wherever we are, loving us, caring for us,
and giving us grace when we need it.
From time to time, we renew our covenant with our creator,
To help recalibrate our bearings on the way.
Today, however, we meet, as the generations before met,
to renew the covenant that connects us to God.
Let us make this covenant of God our own.
Hymn: Come, Let Us U