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In-Person Worship is Canceled Until Further Notice ...

"Can Anything Good Come Out of ..."

2nd Sunday After the Epiphany, January 17, 2021

THE GATHERING

"A City on a Hill"

Ben Cantelon | Elias Dummer | Nick Herbert

 

Blessed are the poor for the Kingdom is yours
Blessed when you mourn there's comfort in His arms
Blessed are the meek with the world at your feet
Blessed when it's righteousness that you seek

Pre-Chorus

It's beautiful
Beautiful like a city on a hill
Lighting up the night
For the glory of the Lord
Rise and shine


Chorus
We will shine
Light of the world we can't hide it
This beautiful light it shines
For all of the world to believe
We can be a city on a hill
(A city on a hill)


Blessed when you're merciful you find grace
Blessed are the pure you'll see the face of God
Blessed are you making peace on earth
Blessed when you follow even when it hurts

Pre-Chorus

Chorus


Bridge
For the glory of the Lord
Rise and shine

For the glory of the Lord

Rise and shine

For the glory of the Lord

Rise and shine

For the glory of the Lord
The glory of the Lord
 

Chorus

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GREETINGS/ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRAISES AND CONCERNS

If you have prayer concerns, you are invited to email them to GreenMeadowPastor@gmail.com.

WORSHIP INVOCATION

Holy God, help us to be present in worship this day, even as you are present. 

CENTERING MOMENT

“Give Us Clean Hands”
Charlie Hall 

We bow our hearts

we bend our knees

Oh Spirit, come make us humble

We turn our eyes

from evil things

O Lord, we cast down our idols

Give us clean hands

give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another
Give us clean hands

give us pure hearts
Let us not lift our souls to another

O God, let us be

a generation that seeks,
that seeks Your face,

O God of Jacob

O God, let us be

a generation that seeks,

that seeks your face,

O God of Jacob.


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CALL TO WORSHIP: Glenda Eastridge

One: From the waters of Creation, the earth sprang forth.

Many: From the waters of a womb, God’s blessed Son was given to us.

One: From the waters of a river, people were baptized and marked as God’s Children.

Many: Praise be to God, whose loving gifts and presence have called us together.

One: Let us shout our love to God for God’s abundant love.

Many: Amen.

© 2021 Nancy B. Townley; excerpted from MinistryMatters.com

OPENING PRAYER

SONG

"Let the Walls Fall Down"

Anne Barbour | Bill Batstone | John Barbour

 

Chorus
Let the walls fall down.
Let the walls fall down.
Let the walls fall down.
By His love, let the walls fall down.

Chorus


One by one, we're drawn together;
One by one, to Jesus' side;
One in Him, we'll live forever,
Strangers He has reconciled.


Chorus

 

In His love, no walls between us;
In His love, a common ground;
Kneeling at the cross of Jesus,
All our pride comes tumbling down.


Let the walls fall down
Let the walls fall down
Let the walls fall down
By His love let the walls fall ...

Chorus

All, all fall down.

All, all fall down.

All, all fall down.

All, all fall ...

Chorus

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PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION: Glenda Eastridge

God, source of all light, by your Word, you give light to the soul. 
Pour out on us the spirit of wisdom and understanding, that our hearts and minds may be opened to know your truth and your way. 
Amen.

THE NEW TESTAMENT

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

SONG

"Breathe"

Marie Barnett

This is the air I breathe,

this is the air I breathe,

your holy presence

living in me.

 

This is my daily bread,

this is my daily bread,

your very word

spoken to me.

 

Chorus

And I,

I'm desperate for You.
And I,

I'm lost without You

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THE GOSPEL STORY

John 1:43-51

THE MESSAGE: Pastor Buzz Trexler

“Can Anything Good Come Out Of ..."

PASTORAL PRAYER

GIVING OF GOD'S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS​

“Come and See"

THE LORD'S PRAYER

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,
for ever and ever. Amen.

CLOSING SONG

"I Have Decided to Follow Jesus"

Anonymous

I have decided
to follow Jesus.
I have decided
to follow Jesus.
I have decided
to follow Jesus.
No turning back,
no turning back.

The world behind me,
the cross before me;
The world behind me,
the cross before me;
The world behind me,
the cross before me;
No turning back,
no turning back.

Though none go with me,
still I will follow;
Though none go with me,
still I will follow;
Though none go with me,
still I will follow;
No turning back,
no turning back.

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BENEDICTION

SENDING FORTH 

YOU ARE WELCOME HERE ...

Whether you label yourself a "Christian," or are uncertain whether you believe in anything any more, you are welcome to worship at Green Meadow United Methodist Church. Single, married, partnered, divorced, gay, rich, poor, USAmerican, or immigrant, you are welcome here. Burned out on religion -- whether organized, or disorganized -- bedraggled and hungover, addicted or in recovery, just out of jail, you are welcome here. Have no idea about Holy Communion, hymnals, or when to stand or sit? Don't worry, the pastor didn't either when he first stepped into a United Methodist Church as an adult -- and he was welcomed, too. 

We're glad you're here! 

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. Our mission is to be an open gathering place to nurture Christians in training who, equipped by the Holy Spirit, go into the world and share the light of Jesus Christ.

A MISSIONAL CHURCH

Whether it's building mission kits for flood victims, sending food buckets to Zimbabwe, working with Family Promise of Blount County, helping the Salvation Army's lunch ministry, or gathering peanut butter for the Community Food Connection, "Meadow Folk" are engaged in the missio Dei ... God's mission of love.

SUNDAY ACTIVITIES

Sunday mornings at Green Meadow are, in a way, much of what you would expect when you come to a United Methodist Church: we gather for Sunday School and we worship together. We also share a breakfast once a month, and in months where we have a fifth Sunday, we have a potluck dinner.

ABOUT US

We are a United Methodist Community of Worship, serving in the Smoky Mountain District of the Holston Conference. 

CONTACT US

1633 Louisville Road

Alcoa, TN 37701

Phone: 865-982-5800

Email: greenmeadowpastor@gmail.com

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