We are counting the weeks after Epiphany and attempting to get a glimpse of what life as the people of God might be like. We consider some of the most famous passages of scripture to help us shape a vision of the life we are called to live—not just a special, rise-to-the-occasion kind of life, but an everyday life, an ordinary life that isn’t ordinary. We are the evidence that our faith is true and our God is at work in the world. In other words, we are now the epiphany, the light shining forth for the world to see. And of course, we will fail from time to time. But how we deal with failure is also a sign of that presence and glimpse of the kin-dom. So, this ordinary time is extra-ordinary in the living of it. Let us embrace the call with grace and with joy.
- TFWS: The Faith We Sing
- UMH: The United Methodist Hymnal
- W&S: Worship and Song
Theme Hymn: Bring Forth the Kingdom TFWS 2190
Service Music: Sweet, Sweet Spirit UMH 334
Closing Hymn: Blest Be the Tie that Binds UMH 557
Be Thou My Vision UMH 451
February 5, 2023 – You Are
Here again, Jesus asks us to reflect on the power we already have. “You are salt. You are light.” Not, “Do you want to be salt, or do you want to be light?” You already are. So, given that declaration from our Lord, how will we season? What will we light up?
- Bring Forth the Kingdom TFWS 2190
- Gather Us In TFWS 2236
- Sois la Semilla (You Are the Seed) UMH 583
- Go Forth for God UMH 670
- Go, Make of All Disciples UMH 571