Zion United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world




First Sunday After Christmas                                December 31, 2017

“And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor

 of  God was upon him."  Luke 2:40


Liturgist                                                            Vivien Richardson                      


UMH United  Methodist Hymnal                    FWS Faith we Sing 


Entrance and Praise



Welcome and Ministry of Attendance

Introit             "It Came Upon the Midnight"                 UMH 218 v. 1


*Call to Worship

God calls us now in this Christmas season to become new, To make room for our own nativity, even when there is no room at the inn.  Where we are busy--Peace.  Where we are lost--Salvation.  Where we are sad--Joy.  Where we are bitter--Love.  Let this hour be a time to hope for all these gifts of God.  Amen.


*Hymn of Praise             "The King of Glory"              FWS 2091


*Prayer of Praise

Eternal God, who can make all things new, we humbly bring before you the record of our lives in the year now ending.  Where life has been good to us, do not let us take more of the credit than we deserve.  Where we have been good to others, help us to forget all thoughts of honor and reward.  Where we have fallen short, forgive us, and free us from brooding over what is past.  Cleanse us by your mercy, guide us by your truth, fill us with your love, lead us forward in your all-conquering hope.  Through the grace of Jesus Christ.  Amen.


*Gloria Patri:                                                                 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Special Music        "O Hear the Angel Voices"        Sanctuary Choir  

  arr. by Larry Shackley                     Soloist:  Laura Martinsen


Proclamation of the Word                                         

Glory Sighting Time

Children's Time                                                                  Pastor Kim                                                         


Prayer for Illumination

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit that as the scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may

hear with joy what you say to us today.  Amen.


Epistle Lesson                                                             Galatians 4:4-7


*Hymn of Preparation                  "Star Child"                  FWS 2095    


*Gospel Lesson                                                             Luke 2:22-40


Sermon                    "The Torch Is Passed"                      Pastor Kim         


Response to the Word


Covenant Prayer of John Wesley                                       UMH 607

Prayers of the People            "O Little Town, v.4"            UMH 230                                      

The Lord's Prayer                                                         UMH, pg. 895


Offertory          "In the Bleak Midwinter, v.4"                     UMH 221

*Doxology:  Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;  praise him all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen


Sending Forth


*Hymn of Commitment            "I Want to Walk"             UMH 206

Ministry of Announcements                                                


*Benediction               "Away in a Manger, v. 3"              UMH 217                                                               


*Please stand as you are able


Mission and Ministry Calendar *

Sunday School begins at 9:30am

Worship Service at 8:45 and 11am


January 3    -   Prayer Service, 11:30am, El Patron; Choir Practice,                           6pm

January10   -   Prayer Service, 11:30am, El Patron; Choir Practice,                           6pm

January 13  -   Admin Council Meeting, 9-10am; Admin Council

                        Retreat, 10am-1pm

January 14  -   Trustees Meeting After Worship

January 17  -   Prayer Service, 11:30am, El Patron; Choir Practice,


January 16  -   UMW Meeting, 10am, Fellowship Hall to Plan

                        Calendar of Events and Meetings for 2018

January 16-20 Pastor Kim on retreat at Richmond Hill

January 18  -   Food Pantry, 4-6pn

January 24  -   Prayer Service, 11:30am, El Patron; Choir Practice





Don't forget to pick up your Christmas cards in the fellowship hall.


Newsletter articles are due to the office by January 10.





Sunday      -    Early Worship, 8:45am-9:15am; Sunday School,                               9:30am; Choir Rehearsal, 10:30am; Regular Worship,                11am; Youth, 6-8pm

Monday      -    Quilters from 10am-2:30pm

Wednesday -   RACSB from 10 am-1:30pm - fellowship hall; Choir,                       6pm

Thursday    -    RACSB from 10:30 am-2pm - fellowship hall

 Friday       -    RACSB from 10am-noon - fellowship hall