386-462-2443

14805 NW 140th St, Alachua, Florida

PO Box 668, 32616

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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 PRAYER

 

OPENING HYMN              “Surely the Presence of the Lord”                 #328

                              

PINT SIZE PARABLE                                                             Tanya Ahmann

 

PASTORAL PRAYER (followed by The Lord’s Prayer in unison)

FRED HILTON 

WORSHIP WITH GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY                        “Mercy”                                            Russ Irish

*DOXOLOGY                                                                            

 

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”                                 

 

*ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

*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.