The Church Gathers



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The Order of Worship

Please note that UMH stands for the red United Methodist Hymnal and FWS stands for the black Faith We Sing hymnal supplement.

Please stand as you are able for acts of worship marked with an *.
The Church Gathers

Welcome and Announcements


Prelude

From “Not Just Another Fish Story” Herb Tax



Nineveh’s Cry

Rev. C. Milton Rodgers, Minister of Music and Organist

*A Call to Worship

Leader: In the midst of our darkness, Jesus brings light!



People: God of us all, scatter the shadows of doubt and

fear! Lead us to your holy presence!

Leader: God has been our help and hope in ages past.



People: We rely upon God’s promises still as we worship

together now!
*Hymn O God, Our Help in Ages Past UMH 117
*Opening Prayer
*Greetings to Our Neighbors
To Proclaim God’s Word and Celebrate God’s Presence
Scripture Lesson Select reading from Jonah
A Time with the Children

There is no Praise-N-Play or JAM – Jesus And Me today so the children may enjoy the musical with their families. Worship bag activities are available in the back of the sanctuary.
Children’s Musical

“Not Just Another Fish Story” Herb Tax



To Respond with Thanksgiving

Sharing of Joys and Concerns


Pastoral Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer



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.

Lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Offering

Offertory

From “Not Just Another Fish Story” Herb Tax

My Gourd

Christian Husband and Alice Hertz, Vocal Soloists



*Doxology UMH 94

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

Praise God, all creatures here below;

Alleluia! Alleluia!

Praise God, the source of all our gifts!

Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!

Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

*A Prayer of Dedication


To Go Forth as God’s People
*Hymn Trust and Obey UMH 467

*Benediction and Response

From “Not Just Another Fish Story” Herb Tax

Listen to What God Has to Say

Asbury Choir

Postlude

From “Not Just Another Fish Story” Herb Tax


Jonah

Rev. C. Milton Rodgers, Minister of Music and Organist



TODAY’S WORSHIP LEADERS

Greeters: (8:25 am) Barbara Barrick

(11:00 am) Boy Scout Troop 670, Sharron McDaniel



Welcome Table: (8:25 am) John and Lisa Bennett

(11:00 am) Jean Bane



Acolyte: (8:25 am) Seth Richards

(11:00 am)



Head Ushers: (8:25 am) Chuck Soderberg

(11:00 am) Jim Mast



A/V Support: (8:25 am) Dean Sprague, Liam Villavicencio

(11:00 am) Logan Hysmith, Tauyna Stevens-Johnson



Outreach Visitation: Bob and Jill Freeman

Visitation Organizer: June Wing

About this Morning’s Music: “Not Just Another Fish Story” was written for the children of Grace United Methodist Church by Herb Tax. It is dedicated to Pastor Rudy, who gave the musical its name. It is also dedicated to Stephanie Mahoney, Herb’s step-daughter, who designed the bulletin art work.

About this Morning’s Hymn: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” was written by Isaac Watts in 1719. Watts is considered to be the most prolific English hymn writer in history. The hymn is based on Psalm 90.

The Chancel Flowers are given to the glory of God in celebration of Scout Sunday, to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting by Grace UMC’s Boy Scout Troop 670 and Crew 670.  A scout is reverent.

The Narthex Flowers are given to the glory of God in honor of Lynne Johnson’s birthday.
The White Rosebud is given to the glory of God in memory of Carol Pfuntner, who died February 4, 2018.
The White Rosebud is given to the glory of God in memory of

Doris Gaskill, who died January 28, 2018.

Pastor – Rudolph E. Tucker, Jr.

Pastor – Janet P. Salbert


Minister of Music/Organist—Rev. C. Milton Rodgers, III

Music Associate – Lynn Jost

Piano Accompanist – Sarah Scott

thrive Worship Coordinator – Steven Field

A/V Coordinator – Dean Sprague
Director of Community Connection – Darlene Runaldue

Director, Grace Children’s Learning Center–Susan Bardwell

Director of Children’s Ministries – Arleen Field

Children’s Ministry Assistant – Page Meador

Director of Student Ministries –Debbie Cali

Director of Senior Adult Ministries – Rev. Denise M. Childers


Church Administrator – Beth Brooks

Administrative Assistant – Chris Dixon

Financial Manager – Sandy Risko

Nursery Coordinator – Marlee Shaver

Nursery Assistant– Luisa Villarreal

Facilities Coordinator – Matt Nelson

Weekend Custodian- José Villarreal
Lay Leaders—Chris Dixon, Blair Jost, Dan Meador
Covenant Missionary—Volodymyr Prokip in L’viv, Ukraine
Rev. Jeffrey P. Mickle, Alexandria District Superintendent

Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, Bishop of Virginia Conference

9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: 703-361-7800

Website: www.umcgrace.org E-mail: office@umcgrace.org

Staff contact information is available on the website or from the church office.

Grace United Methodist Church is a Stephen Ministry Congregation


If you are new to Grace and would like to learn more about our church or are interested in becoming a member of this congregation, feel free to contact our Pastors at rtucker@umcgrace.org, jsalbert@umcgrace.org, or

703-361-7800 to setup a personal appointment at a time that is convenient for you.



Grace United Methodist Church
Our Mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our Vision is to be a community of faith that reflects the light of Christ through radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity.




Sunday, February 11, 2018

8:25 & 11:00 am Worship




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