Isaiah’s Vision of God on the Throne Cathedrale d’Amiens

©Order of Worship February 06, 2022
Fifth Sunday After The Epiphany
Black History Month
Holy Communion

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Text for hymns are found below each hymn.  Click on the hymn highlighted text for music.

Prelude:……………”Julilate, Amen”……AFUMC Handbell Choir
Music: Traditional Air arr. By Ruby Shaw Hollis
© 1990 by Agape, Carol Stream, IL
Greetings……………………………………Pastor Steven
Opening Prayer: ……………………………Elizabeth B.
Opening Hymn: Lift Every Voice and Sing #519 UMH
Words by James Weldon Johnson, 1921
Music by J. Rosamond Johnson, 1921
For a brief history, please see
1. Lift every voice and sing, till earth and heaven ring,
ring with the harmonies of liberty; 
let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies,
let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us; 
sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
facing the rising sun of our new day begun, 
let us march on till victory is won. 
2. Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod, 
felt in the days when hope unborn had died; 
yet with a steady beat, have not our weary feet
come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
We have come over a way that with tears has been watered; 
we have come, treading our path thru the blood of the slaughtered,
out from the gloomy past, till now we stand at last
where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.”
3. God of our weary years, God of our silent tears,
thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;
thou who hast by thy might led us into the light,
keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;
lest our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee;
shadowed beneath thy hand, may we forever stand,
true to our God, true to our native land.
Giving of our tithes and offerings ….…Elizabeth B.
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Offertory Response:  “The Doxology#95 UMH
Words: Thomas Ken, 1674 Music: Attr. to Louis Bourgeois, 1551
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him,
all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly
       host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
Prayer after receiving………………………Pastor Steven
Video: Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939
Old Testament Lesson:…Isaiah 6:1-8…………Elizabeth B.
6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.
6:2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew.
6:3 And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
6:4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke.
6:5 And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”
6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs.
6:7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.”
6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!”
Sermon:.”Do You Hear That Voice”………..…Pastor Steven
Anthem:……”Lord, I Lift Your Name On High”
AFUMC Handbell Choir
Music: Rick Founds, Setting by Peggy Bettcher
©1989 and this Arr. © 1999 Maranatha! Music
Prayers of the People:….…………………..…Pastor Steven
Holy Communion:
All Liturgies and Prayers are located at the end of this Order of Worship.
Communion Hymn:
Let Us Break Bread Together #618 UMH
Words and Music: Afro-American spiritual
Adapt. And arr. © 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House
1.Let us break bread together on our knees,
let us break bread together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.
2.Let us drink wine together on our knees,
let us drink wine together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.
3.Let us praise God together on our knees,
let us praise God together on our knees.
When I fall on my knees with my face to the rising sun,
O Lord, have mercy on me.
Closing Hymn: “Send Me Lord #497 UMH
Words and Music: Trad. South African ©1984 Utryck
1.Send me, Lord.
Send me, Jesus, send me, Jesus, send me,
Jesus, send me, Lord.
2.Send me, Lord.
Lead me, Jesus, lead me, Jesus, lead me,
Jesus, lead me, Lord.
3.Send me, Lord.
Fill me, Jesus, fill me, Jesus, fill me,
Jesus, fill me, Lord.
Dismissal withBlessing…….…………………..…Pastor Steven
Postlude: .”Lead On O King Eternal” AFUMC Handbell Choir
Music: Henry Smart Arr. by Frances L. Callahan
© Agape, Carol Stream IL.

Pastor Steven: Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

All pray in silence.

Pastor Steven: Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
All:  Glory to God. Amen.

Let us offer one another signs of reconciliation and love.
All, including the pastor, exchange signs and words of God’s peace by crossing hands, wave to one another due to social distancing guidelines.

Pastor Steven: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
Pastor Steven: Lift up your hearts. The pastor may lift hands and keep them raised.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
Pastor Steven: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Pastor Steven: And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor Steven: In union with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
All: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
Pastor Steven: All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.

All: Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer

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