2nd after Epiphany

January 16, 2022

Please rise in body or spirit.  (On Zoom, please mute)

Gathering

Prelude  

Greetings

Acknowledgment of the Land (in unison)

Lighting of the Christ Candle

 

The light of Christ

Thanks be to God

 

Call to Worship

 

As one week finishes and another week begins, we have come to this house of worship that we might place ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, and all our cares and joys in the embrace of God, whose welcome is always assured.

We come confident that God is always with us.

We come thankful that, in this world in which we live, we have this place to call our spiritual home and people to companion us on our journey. We come to give thanks.

Come, and let us worship God.

(Bob Root, gathering ACE 2021-2022)

Opening Prayer

* Opening Hymn: MV 27    Creator God You Gave Us Life (v. 1-3)

Life & Work of WHUC

Sharing of the Peace

 

Word

 

A Word with Children

(Children will work on their own worksheets.)

 

Prayer of Illumination

 

Open our hearts to the mystery of your word, Holy God.

Open our spirits to its meaning for our lives.

Be with us as we listen for and receive your word today. Amen.

(Beth Johnston, gathering ACE 2021-2022)

Scripture:

Isaiah              62:1-5     (Grace Lee)

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

John                2:1-11

For the Word of God in scripture,
for the Word of God among us,
for the Word of God within us.

Thanks be to God.

 

Reflection  Rev. Nam Ok Yoo

Reflective Music

* Hymn: MV 138    My Love Colours Outside the Lines (v. 1-4)

Thanksgiving

 

Invitation to Offering

* Response: MV 188    I Thank You, Thank You, Jesus (v. 1, 3)

* Prayer of Dedication

 

Prayers of the People

The Prayer of Jesus

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 and ever.

Amen.

Sending Forth

 

* Closing Hymn: VU 657    He Leadeth Me (v. 1, 2, 4)

Commissioning & Blessing

 

* Response: VU 424    May the God of hope go with us (v. 1)

Postlude

End of Sunday Worship

Beginning of Service in the Community

Lectionary Readings for January

January 23 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Nehemiah        8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

Psalm               19 (VU 740-741)

1 Corinthians  12:12-31a

Luke                 4:14-21

January 30 – 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Jeremiah          1:4-10

Psalm               71:1-6 (VU 789 Pt. 1)

1 Corinthians  13:1-13

Luke                 4:21-30

[Announcements]

Because of the high numbers of COVID-19 cases, we will be worshipping online for at least the first weeks of 2022. Please join us online via Zoom or through the recorded service.  Contact the church office by e-mail at whuc.office@gmail.com to receive announcements of our upcoming services and links to the recorded service. 

 

Omicron Variant Alert!

There has been growing in numbers in our faith community who are confirmed with the Covid 19 virus, especially the Omicron variant.  It is very contagious, as you may already know. People say it is weaker than Delta variant and it doesn’t attack our lungs as often, but it still causes illness for at least a number of days. Let us do our best not to be caught by the virus and also not to spread out to others.

The New Daycare site downstairs is currently being renewed with fresh paint and updates to some facilities by the new childcare operator. Photos will be shared when the renovation is done. In the meanwhile, we ask you to pray for the approval by the Fraser Health. We very much look forward to seeing our new daycare open up soon!  

Kids School: Children are encouraged to come to worship via Zoom.  There will be a time for Word, and they will be provided worksheets.

Saturday ESL conversation class: offered every Saturday free of charge, 10am-12 noon, in the board room. Classes will resume on Jan 8 2022. (request: Paul 778-980-3484)

Korean Bible study: every Saturday, 4pm-6pm, in the board room. (request: Paul 778-980-3484)

[Prayer Requests]

Let Rev. Nam Ok know if you have a prayer request (whucminister@gmail.com). You can also share your joys and concerns before the time for Prayers of the People.