Service January 13, 2019

Huguenot United Methodist Church

10661 Duryea Drive

Richmond, VA  23235-2106

 January 13, 2019

(UMH = United Methodist Hymnal, TFWS = The Faith We Sing, found in the Hymnal Rack)



Welcome and Announcements


*Call to Worship

Leader: Our God is a God of power and strength!
People: Our God is a God of majesty and awe!
Leader: Our God is a God of Glory and wonder.
People: Our God calls us each by name!
All: Let us worship God together!



God of cleansing waters and purifying fires, touch our lives today and reconfirm our commitment to Jesus Christ.  Name us again as your own people – precious, gifted, created to glorify you in fullness of life, in peace with ourselves and one another.  Send your Holy Spirit once more to energize our worship and enliven our witness in the world.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   Amen.


*Hymn of Praise   Praise to the Lord, the Almighty          UMH # 139


Moments with the Children                                                  Sara Abbott


Our Prayer of Common Confession

Holy God, source of all that is good, we gather before you seeking your grace and love. Be present in our lives. Fill us with your light. Be generous with your love. We confess that we have not always appreciated your gift of life upon us. Count us among your children.  Be compassionate toward our mistakes. Forgive our failings.  Be gracious with your power. Strengthen us for your service. We humbly pray through the name of Jesus. Amen.


Prayers of Silent Confession

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

In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!

Glory be to God.  Amen.


Psalter         Psalm 29                                                                   UMH # 761


*Passing the Peace of Christ


*Hymn of Preparation  

                        Wash, O God, Our Sons and Daughters            UMH # 605


New Testament Reading                                            Acts 8: 14-17


Old Testament Reading                                               Isaiah 43: 1-7


*Holy Gospel Lesson                                                    Luke 3: 15-17, 21-22

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon     Nobodies Becoming Somebodies                 Pastor Gay Hall


Sharing Our Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer                                                                 Pastor Gay Hall


Offering Our Tithes and Gifts


*Presentation of Offering 

     *The Doxology           

              Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow             UMH # 94


Congregational Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

                                                                                                    UMH, pg. 50-52


*Hymn of Commitment        

              It Is Well with My Soul                                                 UMH # 377






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Huguenot Ministry Staff             

Pastor:  Gay Brown Hall      434-548-3515,

Director of Music: Stuart Joerg

Office Administrator:  Elaine Grider

Preschool Director:  Debbi Mintz

Nursery Caregiver: Rosalie Koch


Virginia Conference Leadership             

Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis

Richmond District Superintendent:   Peter M. Moon


Worship Leaders

Acolyte:  James Lowery

Liturgist:  Allen Ames

Offering Counters: Paul Storer and Melvin Smith

Ushers: Pat and John Brauer

Coffee Fellowship: Judy and Jim Anderson

Nursery Caregiver:  Rosalie Koch

Child Care Assistant:  Mary Boegershausen


Rosalie Koch, our Nursery Caregiver, is certified in adult and pediatric CPR and First Aid. Rosalie is located in the church nursery every Sunday, and is available should any health-related emergencies arise. The nursery is down the hall on the preschool side, in the last classroom on the right.


Huguenot United Methodist Church
10661 Duryea Dr, Richmond, VA  23235-2106
(804) 272-6820