Sunday, January 25, is the third Sunday after the Epiphany. Rev. Michael F. Bailey will preach the sermon, Balanced: Earning, Giving, and Saving, based on the scripture Luke 12:13–31.
New Horizon needs greeters for the 8:45am Sunday worship service in the Fellowship Center. Your commitment would be, at the most, for six Sundays for 2015. To fill this desperate need, contact Sara Dunnagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 288-7067.
Being an usher for our traditional church services is a rewarding experience and is a volunteer opportunity that you can easily do. We need ushers for the 8:30am service and we can always use new volunteers for the 11am service. If you are interested, please contact Susan Wilson in the Church Office (299-1571, ext. 300) or Bill Trivette (441-8054).
Worship Through Music
The music in this week’s traditional services reinforces the themes of God’s leadership in our lives and of our need as believers to work with as unto the Lord in order to have resources to give to those in need and to accomplish God’s purposes in the world. At our 8:30am traditional service, the choral anthem “Lord, Lead Me, Lord” by Gilbert Martin includes quotations from Samuel Wesley’s anthem “Lead Me, Lord” speaks of our need to follow God’s leadership for our lives; the offertory will be a simple setting of the chorus “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God”. The closing hymn “Forth in Thy Name” is a particularly strong challenge to remind us that we go from worship to be God’s hands and feet in the present world.
At our 8:45am New Horizon service, our musical worship will include:
- "God is Great" by Marty Sampson
- "God of Our Salvation by Phil Wickham
- "One Thing Remains" by Brian Johnson/Jeremy Riddle
- "Glory to God Forever" by Steve Fee/Vicky Beeching
The music in this week’s traditional services reinforces the themes of God’s leadership in our lives and of our need as believers to work with as unto the Lord in order to have resources to give to those in need and to accomplish God’s purposes in the world. At our 11am traditional service, the familiar anthem by Martin Shaw “With a Voice of Singing” serves as a reminder that the Lord has indeed delivered His people and that we can live our lives in a spirit of rejoicing. The closing hymn “Forth in Thy Name” is a particularly strong challenge to remind us that we go from worship to be God’s hands and feet in the present world. The opening organ voluntary is a simple Andante by Mendelssohn, while the closing voluntary, like the anthem, is a joyful song of praise: “Paean” by Kenneth Leighton.
At the 11:15am Spark service, you're invited to join us as we worship with our presence and through music.
Lenten Tree Ornament Exchange Interest Meeting
The Lenten tree ornament exchange is based on the devotion book, The Lenten Tree by Dean Lambert Smith. No weekly meetings necessary. We will meet on Sunday, January 25, at 5pm to choose an ornament to create and discuss the project. Once you make your selections, you create the ornaments at home and we gather for the exchange, Sunday, February 15. At the exchange, each participant shares the ornaments you created and in addition you receive one from all the other participants, therefore creating your own set of forty-one ornaments to enjoy during Lent! Each ornament represents a daily devotion from The Lenten Tree that reveals who Jesus Christ is and what He has done. It's a great tradition for individuals and families to travel on a meaningful journey through Lent while creating a special Lenten tree to enjoy at home. For more information or questions, please contact Paula Hargrove at 601-9000 or email@example.com or Marsha Bell at 704-880-4167 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both JrHi and SrHi UMYF will meet in the Gym at 6pm for a tropical theme dinner ($3) and celebrate the UMYF mid-year kickoff! Wear your fun beach attire or Hawaiian shirt (or grass skirt) and bring a beach towel. See ya Sunday!
Available This Sunday!
Tickets for our Father-Daughter Dance and our Marriage Seminar will be available for purchase in Holy Grounds this Sunday morning. Also, Super Bowl Chili and the Seekers Class Brunswick Stew pre-orders continue in Holy Grounds. Dance tickets, Marriage Seminar tickets, and chili preorders are also available on our website.
Other Events This Sunday
- The Asbury Class welcomes Dr. Bob Carter as their special teacher this Sunday.
- Adult Confirmation and our Parents of Young Children Group will meet again this week during the Sunday School hour at 9:50am.
- There will be an Education Work Area Meeting at 12:15pm in Room 101.
- JrHi Team #2 will practice in the Gym at 4pm.
- Youth Choir will rehearse in the Music Room at 5pm.
- Choristers will rehearse in Room 101 at 6:15pm.
- Youth Basketball Team practice will take place in the Gym at 7:30pm.