|February 9th, 2020|
|Liturgical Season||5th Sunday After the Epiphany|
|Scripture Text||Matthew 5:13-20|
|Gist of Scripture|
|Processional:||2190 Bring Forth The Kingdom|
|Call to Worship:||Call to Worship|
L: In the new light of this never-happened-before day
P: We join our voices in praise to you, O God!
L: Our spirits rise like the morning sun.
P: Our light shines like the brilliant Daystar of our hearts!
ALL: May the light of Christ radiate with warmth this morning.
|Welcome to worship and invitations to discipleship (announcements) (invitation to fill out ritual of friendship tablets in the pews and invitation to stay for fellowship following the service)|
|Hymn||147 All Things Bright and Beautiful|
|Prayer for Understanding||Enlighten us this morning, Ancient of Days! Illuminate the words of your Son Jesus Christ through the energy of your Holy Spirit that rests and abides in this very present moment we share with you and the cloud of witnesses. Amen.|
|Scripture Reading:||Matthew 5:13-20|
“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot.
“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth pass away, not one letter, not one stroke of a letter, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
|Hymn:||206 I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light|
|Prayers of the People|
|Blessing of Gifts||May these gifts we bring give voice to the song we sing–|
the melody of Love and Light, the tune of seeing you aright. Amen.
|Recessional Hymn:||185 When Morning Gilds the Skies|