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Moscow United Methodist Church 126 Church Street Moscow, Pennsylvania 18444 Church Phone: (570)842-7251 Email: [email protected] Website: Worship Service 10:00 Sunday School 9:00 Mission Statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

February 5, 2023 10:00 a.m. Fifth Sunday of Epiphany GOD’S PEOPLE GATHER Gathering Prelude “Arioso” Craig A. Penfield Ringing of the Church Parish Notes Invocation *Call To Worship Leader: The Lord be with you! People: And also, with you! Leader: Come, let us prepare for the coming of Christ. People: Together as the children of God with joy. Leader: Let us open our hearts and minds, People: and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Leader: May we be guided by the Spirit People: in our journey to follow Christ. Leader: Let us open our eyes to see and be guided by the light. People: That light of Jesus Christ. All: Emmanuel, God with us. A-MEN

*Opening Hymn UMH #700 “Abide with Me” 1. Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; the darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. 2. Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day; earth's joys grow dim; its glories pass away; change and decay in all around I see; O Thou who changest not, abide with me. 3. I need thy presence every passing hour. What but thy grace can foil the tempter's power? Who, like thyself, my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me. 4. I fear no foe, with thee at hand to bless; ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness. Where is death's sting? Where, grave, thy victory? I triumph still, if thou abide with me. 5. Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes; shine through the gloom and point me to the skies. Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee; in life, in death, O Lord, abide with me. Children’s Chat

Special Music Carol Hess “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” Joachini Neander & Stralsund Gesangbuch arranged by Shirley Brendlinger GOD’S WORD PROCLAIMED Prayer for Illumination: (in unison) God of all creation, you taught us how to live a loving and caring life through your son, Christ, the Anointed One. We have failed to follow that way as if we live in darkness. We feel scared and sometimes alone. We ask to be filled with your Heavenly Spirit. Strengthen us so we can follow the light of Christ and find the peace and joy that can only come through him and proclaim it to others. Amen Gospel Reading John 16:16-22,31-33 NIV Jesus went on to say, “In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.” At this, some of his disciples said to one another, “What does he mean by saying, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me,’ and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?” They kept asking, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We don’t understand what he is saying.”

Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me’? Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God. Message Ron Lucas, Lay Speaker Joy and Peace

GOD’S PEOPLE RESPOND *Hymn of Response TFWS#2284 “Joy in the Morning” 1 There'll be joy in the morning on that day, there'll be joy in the morning on that day, for the daylight will dawn when the darkness is gone, there'll be joy in the morning on that day. 2 There'll be peace and contentment evermore, there'll be peace and contentment evermore, every heart, every voice on that day will rejoice, there'll be peace and contentment evermore. 3 There'll be love and forgiveness everywhere, there'll be love and forgiveness everywhere, and the way of the Lord will that day be restored, there'll be love and forgiveness everywhere. Sharing In Prayer: Concerns and Joys Circle of Prayer Churches: Elm Park UMC, Scranton * Mattru Jong UMC, Mattru Jong - Sierra Leone Quiggleville UMC, Cogan Station Trans Run UMC, Bedford Eyers Grove UMC, Millville Calvary UMC, Wiconisco Mount Tabor UMC, Gardners Christ UMC, Northumberland Ohio UMC, Osceola Mills First UMC, Mount Union Austin UMC, Austin

Prayer List: Corona Virus Pandemic, Our United Methodist Denomination, those affected by the natural disasters, Our Country and Leaders, All Military troops, Adm. John C. Aquilino, War in Ukraine, Dawn Biesecker, Alice Roese, Merle Lyon, Carole Phillips and Bill, Sharon Kelly, the Frank Shillow family, the Linda DeScipio family, the Gary Zavacki family, John Wagner, Patrick Miller, Jake Chmielewski, Roseanna Van Dyke family, Nathan Parsons, Lisa Jones, Karen Nacek, Lynn Setzer Merrill family, Unspoken Requests, Those Suffering in Silence Silent Prayer Pastoral Prayer THE LORD’S PRAYER UMH#895 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 this day, 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, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen. Reception of the Tithes and Offerings UMH#94 *Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! *Offertory Prayer GOD’S PEOPLE ARE SENT FORTH *Hymn of Sending Forth UMH#295 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory” 1. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o'er the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime. 2. When the woes of life o'ertake me, hopes deceive, and fears annoy, never shall the cross forsake me. Lo! it glows with peace and joy. 3. When the sun of bliss is beaming light and love upon my way, from the cross the radiance streaming adds more luster to the day. 4. Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,

by the cross are sanctified; peace is there that knows no measure, joys that through all time abide. 5. In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o'er the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime. *Benediction *Choral Benediction UMH# 672 “God Be with You till We Meet Again (vs.1)” God be with you till we meet again; by his counsels guide, uphold you, with his sheep securely fold you; God be with you till we meet again. Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus' feet; till we meet, till we meet, God be with you till we meet again. Postlude “The Heaven and Earth” Ukrainian Folk Tune arranged by Iouri Grichetchkine * Invites the congregation to stand if able.

Pastor: Lori Robinson Email: [email protected] Phone: (570)762-4918 ****ANNOUNCEMENTS**** General Information: • Children are welcome during worship, there are Busy Bags in the coat room, and the Nursery is open for childcare after Children’s Chat for children up to age 6 • Restrooms can be found down the hall across the Narthex from the Sanctuary. • For more information, please go to our website, Schedule This Week: Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Morning Crew Office Hours This Week: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 7th 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 8th 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9th Pastor Lori is off February 1st – February 9th. Thank you to Ron Lucas for leading worship today. All pastoral emergency calls are being covered by Pastors Tom Taylor and Beth Taylor. They can be reached at 570-760-8234.

Reminder - Construction continues in our courtyard area. For safety, please avoid this area. We will be updating our Prayer List every month, if you would like someone to remain on our prayer list after one month, please let us know so we do not remove them. Please don’t forget to invite your friends to follow our social media pages so we can spread the word of our upcoming events far and wide. Vision Team: The Vision Team will be meeting again in February. If you have not, please return your surveys, so we can move forward with full congregational input. Ministries and Missions / Community Collections: *** MUMC DONATION STATION *** The MUMC Donation Station is located in the narthex of the church building: For the month of February, we will be collecting for the NP Food Pantry, in unison with the Souper Bowl theme, with an added twist for St. Valentine’s Day. Please try to bring in “red” non- perishable items.

Infant Hat Collection: Thank you to those who continue to donate hats. If you are unable to knit or crochet but would like to contribute, you can donate yarn for others to make the hats. Information on which yarns are best can be found with the hat patterns. Food Pantry & Dry Goods Pantry – Most Needed Items of the Month: Dry Goods Pantry – deodorant, shampoo, garbage bags We are collecting plastic bags and other stretchy plastic, which will be turned into an outdoor bench when we reach 500lbs. So far we have reached our goal for our first bench. We continue to collect aluminum tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton. MUMC Power of Prayer Network – If anyone is in need of prayer, please contact Cis Lyon, so your requests can be given to the Power of Prayer Network. The MUMC Learning Tree Preschool - If you or someone you know would like to enroll their child, applications as well as other information can be found on our website under the “Ministries” section.

Spiritual Enrichment Opportunities: Sunday School: There are classes from ages 2 through adult. Each week there are discussions based on stories from the bible, as well as games, crafts, and cooking lessons. If anyone would like to join the fun, please contact Barbara Havenstrite at [email protected] for more information. Adult Sunday School meets in Pastor Lori’s office. The class is studying curriculum on the Ten Commandments authored by Adam Hamilton. Christian Connections virtual Bible study is scheduled to meet in February on the 14th, 21, 28th at 6:15p.m. Lent is fast approaching. We will be having an Ash Wednesday worship service with the imposition of ashes on February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Upcoming Activity and Event Information: SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY, February 12th, we will be supporting the Souper Bowl of Caring with a special nonperishable food drive and collect financial donations to support our local food pantry and report our food and financial donations to the nationwide Souper Bowl of Caring. Also, after worship we will be

having a “Souper” time in the Social Hall. There will be soups to try and a Soup Sale, plus our MUMC Ladies Welsh Cookies will be available for purchase too! If you would like to make a soup, please sign up in the narthex. The more soups to choose from, the better! Soup Sale & Welsh Cookie Sale Souper Bowl Sunday February 12th CPR/AED Class: If anyone would like to sign up for a future class, please contact the church office, or add your name to the list on the table in the Narthex.

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