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Dear friends,

Lent has begun which means Easter is coming! Below is the bulletin for tomorrow's worship service and information about the virtual coffee hour to follow.

You can watch recordings of the live stream (including the Ash Wednesday service if you missed it) any time after worship or use our at-home worship guides which are posted to our website - this week's guide can be found here.

I look forwarding to worshiping with you tomorrow!

Jody
Live Streaming Link (YouTube)
Download and print the coloring page for this week here. The coloring page is great both for kids and anyone else who worships well with busy hands!
Join us for a time to talk and catch up during our virtual coffee hour over Zoom. Join us using these details:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95004024886?pwd=bDI4bVZRZ2FRZTdVZUI1aHlXOVUvUT09
Meeting ID: 950 0402 4886
Passcode: mumc
Worship: February 21, 2021 at 10:30am

Hymn Preview / Prelude                        

Welcome

Hymn  Come, Thou Almighty King (UMH 61, lyrics)

Opening Prayer
     God our deliverer,
     who led your people
     through the wilderness
     and who leads us still:

          Take us back to the beginning,
          to that first word of invitation
          when the path stretched onward
          and we offered ourselves to the journey.

     Take us back to the beginning,
     to the waters of baptism
     when the heavens were torn open
     and your glory overwhelmed.

          May the days ahead of us
          renew our hearts within us
          that we might love as you love
          and live as you lived. Amen.


Hymn  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name, v.1,4-6 (UMH 154, lyrics)

Gospel Reading   Mark 1:1-11

Children’s Message

Message  Mark: Finding Jesus 

Hymn  Open My Eyes, That I May See (UMH 454, lyrics)

Prayers of the People 
     The Lord’s Prayer  UMH 895

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings 
     Doxology  UMH 94
     Prayer of Thanksgiving   
          Holy God, we offer our gifts and our whole selves so
          nothing might hold us back from encountering the
          fullness of your presence. As we begin this journey,
          we pray for the courage to encounter the Son of
          God anew. In the name of Christ, we pray. Amen.


Sending Forth  Nothing Between (UMH 373, lyrics)

Benediction

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