The First United Methodist Church of Alachua
February 16, 2020 Sixth Sunday after Epiphany 11:00 a.m.
GATHERING AND GREETING
CENTERING WORDS - 1st UMC of Alachua Mission Statement: Hearts to unconditionally love God and all people; Heads to confidently learn God’s word; Hands to passionately serve.
PRELUDE “Touch the Sky” Russ Irish
God is Good, All the Time! All the Time, God is Good!
OPENING HYMN “Surely the Presence of the Lord” #328
PINT SIZE PARABLE Tanya Ahmann
PASTORAL PRAYER (followed by The Lord’s Prayer in unison)
WORSHIP WITH GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY “Mercy” Russ Irish
GREET YOUR NEIGHBOR Nothing in all of creation can separate us from the love and peace of God in Jesus Christ. Let us share this love and peace with one another today.
HYMN “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” #400
SCRIPTURE “Matthew 13:24-30, 36-4”
MESSAGE “Learning to Live with Weeds” Rev. Jerry Carris
*HYMN “The Servant Song”
*Benediction Hymn “The Trees of the Field”
*BENEDICTION God promised that every family on the earth would be blessed through God’s people. You are blessed to be a blessing. You have been blessed. Now go and be a blessing! Amen.
*POSTLUDE "Good, Good, Father" Russ Irish
*If able, we stand in Praise and Honor of God.
NURSERY for Children birth through 4 yrs. See an usher for directions.
We are grateful to God that you chose to worship with us today! We hope that it was a meaningful and grace-filled experience. May God’s blessings go with you and may you return next week to worship with us.