Knox City Sunday Bulletin




Sunday, January 7, 2018

Epiphany/Baptism of the Lord

“A Service of Word and Table”


Pastor: Graig Connell

Organist: Anita Miller                   Pianist: Jo Anne Layman                 

Our Mission: To lead people to an active faith in Jesus Christ                      





Welcome & Announcements


Joys and Concerns


*Call To Worship:

Leader: Arise! Shine! The light you have been waiting for is here! People:  Darkness has been banished! Leader: God’s light of hope floods the earth. People:  God’s light comes to us all. Leader: Lord, make us ready to journey to this Light. People: Prepare our hearts to receive this Light. AMEN.


*Hymn                                   “We Three Kings of Orient Are”                       (hymnal) #254


*Scripture Lesson: Matthew 2:1-12

Leader:The Word of God for the people of God!

                 People: Thanks be to God! Amen.


Message:                                        “God in Mystery”                             Rev. Graig Connell 


Hymn:                                        “What Child Is This”                                     (hymnal) #219


Holy Communion 





Lord of living light, we hear the story of the Magi and tie it together with our warm Christmas celebration. It feels comfortable to us. Break those bonds of comfort and complacency and help us to realize the possibilities of witness and discipleship for those who follow your light. Shine brightly in us and through us. Forgive the blindness we so often offer to you. Give us vision of what you would have us be and do in the Light of Your Love. AMEN.


Assurance and Pardon:

As surely as the Light follows the Darkness, the light of God’s love, given to the world so long ago, is given to us, for healing and hope. We are the beloved of God. In God’s name, we receive this Light. AMEN.


Giving of Tithes & Offerings:                    “Freely, Freely”                           (hymnal) #389


*Doxology:                                                                                                           (hymnal) #94  


The Great Thanksgiving                                                                                    (hymnal) #15


The Lord’s Prayer:                                                                                                  

ALL: Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory, forever. Amen.


Giving of the Bread and Cup


Prayer of Commitment:


ALL: Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


* Hymn:                                     “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                       (hymnal) # 251




*Response    (Please join hands with those beside you)

                    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.

                    Grant you peace, perfect peace, courage in every endeavor

                    Lift up your eyes and see his face, and his grace forever.

                    May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever.





THE CALL TO WORSHIP is from Ministry Matters and (Used by Permission). (We wish to recognize Rev. Dr. James C. Howell for his homiletic work used in the Sermon)


Next Sunday’s Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) • Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 • 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 • John 1:43-51

This Week’s Prayer Focus: The Witness of Our Churches



How to Reach Us:

Parish Office: 660.397.2322               Facebook: Knox County Mo United Methodist Parish

Pastor’s Cell: 314-378-4551                Pastor’s

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Happy Birthday!!!

January 8—MacKenzie Hustead


Military Prayer List: Marc Wheeler, Nick Hettinger, Doug White, Michael Stansberry, Justin Burkhardt, Tim Bowen, Dakota McKenzie, Keenan Kite, Austin Kutscher, Heath Hartsock, Matthew Moore, Tim Jones

Nursing Home: Betty Kinsel, Donna Patterson, Ann Klocke, Eleanor Binkley

Ongoing Prayers: Joyce Norton, Geraldine Hutteger, Marie Gohn, Ellsworth Shannon, Vance Parrish, Dixie Parrish, Justin Tuck, Marianne Berry, JoAnn Prather, Lily Wilson, Brady Barnes, Brody Renier, Patti Jean Taylor, Richard O’Neal, Dan Baily, Caroline Carson, Stephanie Hunolt, Pat Dickerson, JoAnn Mallett, Pam Dalton, Margaret Mackey, , Jennifer Tooley, Fred Webster, Duane Barnard, Chad Miller, Eleanor Binkley, Sherry Stevenson, Tonya Duncan, Essie Brown, Randy Parton, Hunter Kutscher, Dorothy Watson, Shannon Primm, Elijah Faqua, Randall McCarty, Mark Parrish, LeRoy Corbin, C. E. McCarty, Karen Stone, Donnie Bell Bradley

Cancer: James Myers, Diane James, Jessica Fountain, Kyane Marble, Carol Gross, Kay Brooke, Charley Hamlin, Nancy Hamlin, Eldon Oberholtzer, Serenity Bohon, Suzanne Crook Anderson, Roxi Krieling, Bonnie Miller, Teresa Thompson, Gerald Snelling, Melody Hamlin, Donnie McCurren, Kathy Hettinger, Edmon Quaintance, Pam Baker, Clarece Pape, Bill Caldwell, Bob Hillen, Margie McFarland, Doug Jennings, Sr., Kent Mallett, Kathy Knoll, John Dabney

Recent Prayer Request: The family of Louise Moyer






January 7, 2018