Sharing the Peace of Christ 

Call to Worship

Leader:   Today we come seeking wisdom.

People:   We are here seeking the Lord.

Leader:   Where can we find wisdom?

People:   Wisdom is found in God alone.

Leader:   We worship the wise and eternal God.

All:          Blessed be the name of the Lord! 

Hymn  People, Look East  (UMH 202)

Pastor’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895)

Children’s Message

Hymn  We Three Kings  (UMH 254)

Scripture   Matthew 2:1-12

   Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

   People:  Thanks be to God.

Message  Wandering Toward God

Hymn  I Come with Joy (v.1-4) (UMH 617)

Prayer of Confession 

Lord, God you are wise. Forgive the times we have abandoned your wisdom for our own ways. Holy Spirit, pour out your wisdom on us! May we be more like Jesus. Amen.

Giving Our Tithes and Offerings                                                                         

Doxology   (UMH 94)

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

God of Power and Might, in the beginning, you made light in the darkness. In this new year, your light continues to bless our lives. Multiply these gifts so your hope shines like light shines in every corner of the Earth. May people everywhere receive your light with praise and thanksgiving. Amen.

Prayers of the People                                                                                             

Sacrament of Holy Communion

        The Great Thanksgiving  (UMH 15)

 Sharing the Bread and Cup

Sending Forth  Emmanuel, Emmanuel (UMH 204)