“Seekers, Saints, and Sinners” Trilogy

We are All Seekers…

We All Seek the Truth…

1/7/18

Message: Today’s Message is delivered by your very own Pastor Molly

 

Prayer of the Day:

Holy God, Creator of light and giver of goodness, your voice moves over the waters. Immerse us in your
grace, and transform us by your Spirit, that we may follow after your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Gospel:

Matthew 2:1-12

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: “And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.” ’

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, ‘Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.’ When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.

“Jesus engages seekers and answers, and discuss, their questions.”

Traditional Service Songs:

We Three Kings 

Shine, Jesus, Shine

We Are an Offering

I Want to Walk as a Child

Cornerstone Worship Music:

Thrive

Mary, Did You Know?

I Can Only Imagine

All the People Said Amen

Blessing:

The God of glory dwell in you richly, name you beloved, and shine brightly on your path. And the
blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be upon you and remain with you always.
Amen.

Dismissal:

Go in peace. Be the light of Christ.
Response: Thanks be to God.

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