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Order of Worship
Sunday, January 16, 2022

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Rev Hannah Hwa-Young Chong, Lead Pastor
Rev Hong-kien Jeremiah Lee, Associate Pastor

Music provided by
Chris Garofalo, Director of Music Ministry, Piano & Organ
Marty Matutis, Cantor

Give Me Jesus
Spiritual arranged by Mark Hayes

© 1998 Alfred Publishing Co, Inc

with Pastor Jeremiah

Call to Worship
with Pastor Jeremiah

How can we keep still this day?
There is joy in this place!
God’s steadfast love extends to everyone.
God reaches out to us all in
forgiveness and compassion.

Thanks to God for all the
wonderful blessings we have received.
Let us celebrate God’s
joyful love for and with us! Amen.

Opening Hymn
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
United Methodist Hymnal #89
verses 1, 3 & 4

Verse 1
Joyful, joyful, we adore thee,
God of glory, Lord of love;
hearts unfold like flowers before thee,
opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness;
drive the dark of doubt away.
Giver of immortal gladness,
fill us with the light of day!

Verse 3
Thou art giving and forgiving,
ever blessing, ever blest,
well-spring of the joy of living,
ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our brother,
all who live in love are thine;
teach us how to love each other,
lift us to the joy divine.

Verse 4
Mortals, join the mighty chorus
which the morning stars began;
love divine is reigning o’er us,
binding all within its span.
Ever singing, march we onward,
victors in the midst of strife;
joyful music leads us sunward,
in the triumph song of life.

Opening Prayer
with Pastor Hanah

Lord, open our hearts to the surprising ways in which you offer to us your love and your presence. Help us to believe truly in the wondrous ways that you work in our lives. Give us hearts and spirits for service to you. In Jesus’ Name, we pray. Amen.

Where Children Belong
The Faith We Sing #2233

©1999 Abingdon Press, administered by The Copyright Co

This, this is where children belong,
welcomed as part of the worshiping throng.
Water, God’s Word,
bread and cup, prayer, and song:
this is where children belong.

Time for Young Disciples
with Beth Hagemeyer

with Nate Burke
John 2:1-11

1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

Water to Wine: Transformation through Obedience
with Pastor Jeremiah

Hymn of Response
We Are All One in Mission
The Faith We Sing #2243

Verse 1
We all are one in mission;
We all are one in call,
our varied gifts united
by Christ, the Lord of all.
A single, great commission
compels us from above
to plan and work together
that all may know Christ’s love.

Verse 2
We all are called for service,
to witness in God’s name.
Our ministries are different;
our purpose is the same:
To touch the lives of others
by God’s surprising grace,
so every folk and nation
may feel God’s warm embrace.

Verse 3
Now let us be united,
and let our song be heard.
Now let us be a vessel
for God’s redeeming Word.
We all are one in mission;
we all are one in call,
our varied gifts united
by Christ, the Lord of all.

Prayer of Remembrance
with Pastor Hannah

We give you thanks, Holy God, for the saints who have borne witness to your Word throughout the ages. We give special thanks for your servant Martin Luther King, Jr., who responded to your voice to serve and gave his life for the cause of love and justice in our land. May we, too, respond with the depth of commitment that will enable us to give of ourselves in full measure, even to the point of death. May the Holy Spirit guide and direct us. We pray, that we, too, might feel the call to serve your people. May we not tire of doing good in the face of wrong and evil. May we continue to work for a nation marked by justice, love, and fellowship as only you can create. Inspire our hearts, strengthen our wills, build up our resolve that we, too, might become worthy of the heritage that has been given to us in the witness of Martin Luther King Jr., through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Responsive Prayer
The Dream That Never Ends
with Pastor Hannah

Come, let us slay the dreamer and see what becomes of his dream!
The dream has no end; so, if they slay the dreamer,
others will keep dreaming!
The dream Martin dreamed is a never-ending dream;
it is cottoned to the souls of Black folks.
The dream has no end; so, if they slay the dreamer,
others will keep dreaming!
It is a dream about a place where one is judged by
the content of one’s character and not the color of his or her skin.
The dream has no end; so, if they slay the dreamer,
others will keep dreaming!
It is a dream of a nation where
the necessities of life are a right, and no one goes without.
The dream has no end; so, if they slay the dreamer,
others will keep dreaming!
It is a dream of a nation where the earth’s gifts and
resources are not just for a special few, but all God has given us
is held in sacred trust for all the peoples of the world.
The dream has no end; so, if they slay the dreamer,
others will keep dreaming!
It is a sacred dream, when fulfilled, we call all people out of the bleak and destitute midnight of racism and hatred into the bright and glowing daybreak of freedom and justice for all. Lord, your servant Martin died for a never-ending dream. May we renew our commitment to the dream.
Though they slay the dreamer,
the dream lives on in us and our children. Amen.

Lord’s Prayer
with Pastor Hannah

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 sins, as we forgive those who sin 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.

Offering Invitation
with Pastor Hannah

When Almonds Blossomed
by Giya Kancheli

© 1972

Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow
United Methodist Hymnal #94

Adaptation ©1989 The United Methodist Publishing House

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

with Pastor Hannah

Hymn of Sending Forth
O Spirit of the Living God
United Methodist Hymnal #539
verses 1, 2 & 3

Verse 1
O Spirit of the living God,
thou light and fire divine,
descend upon thy church once more,
and make it truly thine.
Fill it with love and joy and power,
with righteousness and peace;
till Christ shall dwell in human hearts,
and sin and sorrow cease.

Verse 2
Blow, wind of God! With wisdom blow
until our minds are free
from mists of error, clouds of doubt,
which blind our eyes to thee.
Burn, winged fire! Inspire our lips
with flaming love and zeal,
to preach to all thy great good news,
God’s glorious commonweal.

Verse 3
Teach us to utter living words
of truth which all may hear,
the language all may understand
when love speaks loud and clear;
till every age and race and clime
shall blend their creeds in one,
and earth shall form one family
by whom thy will is done.

with Pastor Jeremiah

To Kill a Mockingbird
by Elmer Bernstein

© 1962 USIA Music Publishing 

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