We welcome you to this celebration and invite you to consider our church if you are seeking a church home, to walk and grow in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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PRELUDE          LIGHT OF CHRIST                     WELCOME

SHARING                                                                    PRAYER



L: Come joyfully before the Lord!

P: God knows us and loves us!

L: Come prayerfully before the Lord!

P: God sees our concerns, our fears, our sins!

L: Come hopefully before the Lord!

P: Christ proclaimed God’s love and forgiveness for all

     God’s people!

L: Know throughout all of your being, that God absolutely

    loves you!

P: How precious and powerful that knowledge is! Thanks be

     to God! Amen.


*HYMN            “The Summons”                             TFWS# 2130


SCRIPTURE READINGS                 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20)

                                                                    1 Corinthians 6:12-20

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

All: Thanks be to God.




GLORY SIGHTINGS … where have you seen God at work?


All are invited to share your joys and concerns to the Lord. Following each, our response: Gracious Lord, hear our 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 tres-passes, 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.


*HYMN           “Come and See”                             TFWS# 2127


*GOSPEL READING                               John 1:19-22, (43-51)


MESSAGE                                                                    Rev. Jena

       “Jesus, Man of Mystery, Now You See it, Now You Don’t”                                                                                

OFFERING (If you are visiting with us today, you are not obligated to give.)


God, you are the source of all goodness and life. We bring our offering to you this day, knowing that all we have comes from you. We hear your call and we answer, bringing all that we have and all that we are. Use our gifts, our talents, and our bodies for your work of peace and justice. Amen.


*HYMN           “Be Thou My Vision”                       UMH# 451   



Go into God’s world, aware of God’s call in your life. Follow our Lord Jesus Christ who will lead you in paths of service and hope. Lean on the power of the Holy Spirit to give you courage and strength. May peace, joy and love flow through you to others, in God’s name. Amen.


*HYMN          “I Know Whom I Have Believed”      UMH# 714






Our mission … Connecting People with God, Each Other and

the World


Upcoming Events …


January 16                   5:30 pm-In person Worship                                                   

January 17                   9:30 am-In Person Worship


January 19                   5:30 pm-Finance Meeting-Zoom


January 20                   3:30-5:00 pm-Confirmation-Zoom

                                    6:00-8:00 pm-Youth Group-Zoom


January 20                   Newsletter Deadline- Please email or call

                                    the church office with information


January 17-25             Pastor Jena on Vacation


January 23                  5:00 pm- Manna Meal


January 27                   3:30-5:00 pm-Confirmation-Zoom

                                    6:00-8:00 pm-Youth Group-Zoom
















Trinity United Methodist Church


Human Relations Day

Sunday, January 17, 2021



Office: 838 N. 25th St. Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Phone: (515) 573-3519

E-mail: office@trinityumcfd.org







Pastor: Jena Finch-Manchester  (712) 840-1834

E-mail: revjena@trinityumcfd.org


We are glad you are here today. Thank you for

joining us in this celebration of God’s love for you.

We pray this time will uplift you in your spiritual

walk and you will feel God’s presence here today…

in this place. May you always find us to be a church

of “open hearts, open minds, and open doors.”