Jan. 29, 2023
Welcome and Announcements
Call to Worship (by Eliza Buchakjian-Tweedy, used with permission)
What does the Lord require of you?
To do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with our God.
What does God command of us?
To love God with all our heart,
and all our soul,
and all our mind,
and all our strength,
and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
God does not call us to ease or to comfort.
But to presence, and abundance,
and grace in our struggle.
Let us worship the God who believes in us,
and trusts in us, and abides with us.
Let us worship the God who will ask much of us,
but will be beside us and guide us every step of the way.
Praise to our God, our Great Redeemer. Amen.
Hymn 790. Guide me, O My Great Redeemer.
General Prayer of Intercession pg. 115
Sharing of Offerings
Doxology 819 “For the Love that You Have Given”
Scripture Matthew 5:1-12
Sermon “Surprising Company of the Blessed” Rev. Janel Rice
– Hymn 754. “When Peace Like a River” (Please join the Chancel Choir in singing).
Celebration of Anne Ettinger “Do it with all Thy Might”
Special Music “My Way” Christian Rice, piano and vocals.