South Vernon United Methodist Church

“Brighten the Corner Where We Are with the Love of Jesus”
142 Columbus Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio
January 29, 2023
Worship 11:00 am
Epiphany Season

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                        Rev. Robert Alexander

PRELUDE                                                    Barbara Spitzer, Pianist


CALL TO WORSHIP                                                               Liturgist, Lori Luna 

L: This is God’s world! To us is given the vision of nations and races and people joined together in Love.

P: Praise be to God, the Creator, in whose image we are 

L: We come to celebrate and renew that vision, opening ourselves to the One who is the source of our lives.

All: let us worship, with hearts open to the love of God, with open minds willing to accept the cost and joy of discipleship.



Creator God, source of all true wisdom and goodness, how often we substitute our own wisdom and goodness for the way of life shown to us by Jesu Christ. Forgive us, open our hearts to the simple, gentle, loving ways that Jesus taught, and empower us by your spirit so to live..  Amen


Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings
Offertory                                                Barbara Spitzer, Pianist
*The Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessing flow,
Praise Him, all creatures here below,
Praise Him, above the heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
*Prayer of Thanksgiving                         Rev. Robert Alexander

Scripture Lesson*         Matthew 5:1-12  


SERMON                   “How Shall We Live?”                Rev. Robert Alexander
Prayer Concerns and Joys of our Faith Community
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer

CLOSING HYMN*    “To God Be The Glory”   Pg. 98                                                                                                

The Unison Benediction*
We praise you loving God, that in Jesus Christ you have come to speak to us the Word of of and life. Touch us with unearthly Joy, fill us with wonder, like the eyes of children’ teach us to humble ourselves before you. May our life’s journey be filled with love and service. Amen
*The Postlude                      Barbara Spitzer, Pianist


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Please advise Pastor Griffith of pastoral care concerns or upcoming announcements. His phone number is 937-903-0912 and his email is griffithmearle@gmail.com.