Sunday Worship

10:00 a.m. Sanctuary
 
Trinity United Methodist Church offers an in-person (and streamed) traditional worship service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. in the church sanctuary. All are welcome!
 
 
 
 

Order of Worship

January 29, 2023
 

Prelude

“Beautiful Savior”
Dale Wood, based on the tune St. Elizabeth
 

Hymn

“Since Jesus Came into My Heart” TFWS 2140

 

Call to Worship

Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gathers the poor of the earth.

Glorious is our God, who wipes away the tears of sorrow.

Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gives inheritance to the meek.

Glorious is our God, who satisfies the hunger of the just.

Wonderful is the God of Christ, who gives mercy to the merciful.

Glorious is our God, who gives vision to the pure in heart.

Wonderful is the God of Christ, who adopts the peacemakers.

Glorious is our God, who lifts high the persecuted.

Wonderful is the God of Christ, who finds the lost.

Glorious is our God, who awakens the dead.
 

Announcements

 

The Peace of Christ

The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.
 

Children’s Chat

 

Prayers of the People

 

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 forever. Amen.
 

Prayer for Illumination

 

Scripture

Matthew 5:1-12
The Word of God for the People of God.
Thanks be to God.
 

Anthem

“Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy”
arranged by Keith Christopher
Come, ye sinners, poor and needy, weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you, full of pity, love and pow’r.
I will arise and go to Jesus; He will embrace me in His arms;
in the arms of my dear Savior, Oh, there are ten thousand charms.
Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify;
true belief and true repentance, ev’ry grace that brings you nigh.
I will arise and go; Come, ye weary, heavy laden, lost and ruined by the fall;
if you tarry till you’re better, you will never come at all.
I will arise and go to Jesus; He will embrace me in His arms;
in the arms of my dear Savior, Oh, there are ten thousand charms.
Oh, there are ten thousand charms. Oh, there are ten thousand charms.
I will arise.
 

Message

“Blessed Are”
 

Prayer of Confession

God of compassion, we are overwhelmed by the struggles of life.
We hunger and thirst for righteousness, but find ourselves feeling empty.
We grieve in seasons of loss, feeling hopeless and lost.
We want to show mercy, but we hold on to old resentments.
We want to make peace, but we don’t even know where to begin.
Come with your wisdom and guide us in your ways.
Renew us and inspire us to live faithfully, as you walk beside us. Amen.
 

Words of Assurance

 

Reception of New Members

(Today we are blessed to welcome Steve Sanders & Mary Henslee
by transfer of membership.)
 
COMMENDATION AND WELCOME
Members of the household of God,
I commend these persons to your love and care.
Do all in your power to increase their faith,
confirm their hope, and perfect them in love.
We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation of The United Methodist Church, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the Church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
 

Offertory

“Jesus Loves Me”
Joel Raney, based on a tune by William B. Bradbury
 

Doxology

United Methodist Hymnal p. 95
 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

 

Hymn

“Where Charity and Love Prevail” UMH 549
 

Benediction

 

Postlude

“I Have the Joy”
Jan Sanborn, based on a traditional children’s chorus