Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   hendersonumc@gmail.com  office -  814-453-6041

Lectionary Readings:
Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12

GATHERING HYMN             “Star-Child”                TFWS #2095


(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)



*Call to Worship            

Leader:   We gather wondering where we will find the babe born in Bethlehem.  Where will we find the child of Christmas?

People:  We will find the child where the needy are gifted with hope, where the oppressed are set free.

Leader:   We gather wanting to know where we will find the Christ who has come for us.

People:  We will find our hope where fear is overwhelmed by grace, where hatred is overwhelmed by love, where all people are overwhelmed by joy.



*Hymn of Praise                                             UMH #220

                     Angels from the Realms of Glory



 Opening Prayer (unison)

God of the winter sky, place a star on our horizon, for we need to lift our tired eyes and weary souls from the multitude of tasks and lists. Raise us to glimpse your wonder, to be struck in awe and to marvel at your love. God of the winter sky, place a star on our horizon and a song in our hearts. In Jesus' name. Amen.


Praise Songs and Choruses






Praises, Joys and Concerns


Morning Prayer and 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,

the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.




Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95




Children’s Time                                                           

Special Music and Testimonies

                                    “What Child Is This”                    UMH #219

Old Testament Lesson              Isaiah 60:1-6             page 676

Gospel Lesson                 Matthew 2:1-12                       page 877


Sermon             Camels, Camels, Camels                Pastor Mary

*Closing Hymn           We Three Kings                 UMH #254



Sunday, January 7

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Epiphany Sunday

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

                        Soup Sale to benefit Summer Camp Begins

Tuesday, January 9

6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer Study at Glenwood

5:30 p.m.          Girl Scout Troop 30479 Meeting at San Juan



Wednesday, January 10

            9:00 a.m.           Pick up perishables at Second Harvest

            1-3 p.m.            Food Distribution


Saturday, January 13

            9:00 a.m.           UM Cooperative Ministry Meeting at

Asbury UMC

Sunday, January 14

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Epiphany Sunday

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

Monday, January 15     Last Day for Soup Orders and money


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