1.15.2023 Online Bulletin

1.15.2023 Online Bulletin


January 15, 2023

2nd Sunday After the Epiphany

Liturgical Color: White

Jennings United Methodist Church

202 S Topeka Ave, Jennings, Kansas 67643

Telephone: 785.678.2368

Clayton United Methodist Church

Clayton, Kansas 67629

Oberlin United Methodist Church

102 N. Cass, Oberlin, Kansas

Telephone:  785.475.3067                        Website: Oberlinumc.org

Facebook: @OberlinUMC                 Email: hello@oberlinumc.org

Online campus:  online.oberlinumc.org/live

For later viewing:  online.oberlinumc.org


O – praise team

1. “O Lord, You’re Beautiful” – TFWS 2064

2. “I Love You, Lord” – TFWS 2068

3. “Praise the Name of Jesus” – TFWS 2066 x 3



*call to worship

Leader: Hey, everybody! God has a job for us!

People: We were once people who dwelled in darkness, but God has given us the true Light, Jesus Christ.

Leader: God! The God who has known you, even before you were born.

People: What are you talking about? How could someone know me before there was anyone to know?

Leader: I’m talking about God! God has known all about you since forever.

People: Ummm . . . sounds kind of creepy.

Leader: It’s not creepy, it’s fabulous! This is a God who has always known and loved you and will always love you no matter what.

People: That’s amazing! So, what’s the job?

Leader: Spread the news! Share the love! Shine the light! Sing the song!

People: Hey, slow down! That’s a big job. Can’t God just take care of it?

Leader: God is taking care of it—by giving you what you need to do the job. God has chosen you!


*opening hymn                         "Great is Thy Faithfulness"                                                                                                  UMH 140

*APOSTLES’ CREED                                                          UMH 882

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic** church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

(**catholic – universal)

*GLORIA PATRI                                                                  UMH 70




PRAYER HYMN             "You Are My Hiding Place" - TFWS 2055




HEBREW SCRIPTURE                                                 Isaiah 49:1-7

GOSPEL                                                                       John 1:29-42

The Word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God. Amen!


*DOXOLOGY                                                                      UMH 95


Pastor Gordon

CLOSING HYM             "Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore"                                                                                                   UMH 344


*RESPONSE TO BENEDICTION                                                                                                                                                                                    "Song of Hope" - TFWS 2186


Oberlin United Methodist Church – CCLI License # 1467347

CCLI Streaming License #20199538

*  Please stand as you are able

O - Oberlin only portion of service

J – Jennings only portion of service

For you to consider:

Psalm 40 is a reminder that even when life is difficult, God is good. Sometimes we experience that abundant grace in surprising or even miraculous ways, but most of the time it comes through the generosity and caring of the community of faith around us. We are supported by one another. We are lifted and rescued by one another. How might God use you this week to rescue another?


Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9;       1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23

Serving you today


Church Secretary:  Jody Shike

Ministers:  Each of us

Organist/Pianist: Cheryl Metcalf and Jenny Tally

Scripture Reader: Carolyn Hackney

Slides:  Robyn Rouse

Sound Technician: Gary Walter

Videographer: Theresea Reeves

Ushers: Charlie Haag, Tyler Roe

Worship Leader:  Robert Rouse

Pastor:  Gordon Pettibone


Ministers:  Each of us

Organist/Pianist – Jennings:  Julie Carter and Kay Brown

Pianist – Clayton:  Kris Mizell

Pastor:  Gordon Pettibone

Prayer chain

Oberlin United Methodist Church:

Liam Duckworth; Evan Unger; Waunita Stoney; Mabel Shirk; Bob and Kyle Hartzog; Dorothy Wenger; Alex Louderback; Kelli Carter (niece of Pam VanVleet); Carol Duncan; Ron Shuler; Doris Sloan; Doris Fringer; MJ Ward; Marilyn Cantrell (sister of Bob Woolsey); Dick Ahlberg; Rod and Patty Steinmetz; Dick Weber; Neal Russell; Tammy Fredrickson; Denise Jones; Ann Anderson; Charley Keller (father of Charissa Huff); Stella McConnell (daughter of Evan & Brandi (Diedrich) McConnell); Janet Anthony; Tamara McEvoy.

The family and friends of Jean Ann (Hess) Confer.

Jennings United Methodist Church:

Jenny Vacura; Missy Cawfield; Carl and Linda Wahlmeier; The Kaspar family; Betty Keener (sister of Vi Krizek); Debbie Bailey Graham; Lawrence Carter; The residents and staff of Good Samaritan Center-Decatur County; The residents and staff of Andbe Home in Norton; The residents and staff at Logan Manor in Logan; Keith Muirhead; Betty Cressler; Joyce Dean; Lester Mizell (brother of Patty Foster and Robert McAllister); Rusty Bird; Emma Kier; Vi Krizek; Sue Long; Cheri Kastens; Ty Yahne; Betty Brown; Mayme Dubois; Charlotte Nelson; Vayle Rohan.

Clayton United Methodist Church:  The residents and staff of Good Samaritan Center-Decatur County; The residents and staff of Andbe Home in Norton; The residents and staff of Logan Manor in Logan; Rusty Bird; Merrice Brooks.

Ministry Opportunities:

Jennings - Rusty Bird Benefit meal will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Jennings Senior Center. You are invited to join the community to help with expenses for Rusty Bird. Chili Soup, Potato Soup, Beef Stew, and a dessert bar are available. If you are willing to provide a dessert, that would be great. Thank you for your support.

Wilma Mader is celebrating her 95th birthday with family at her home in Hoxie on January 21. Cards can reach her at Box 792, Hoxie, KS 67440.

The January-February 2023 Upper Room Devotional Books are available. Please pick up your copy today.

Oberlin- The Wednesday morning Bible study will begin a new study of First, Second, Third John, and Jude by John MacArthur, on Wednesday, January 18 at 10:00 AM in Fellowship Hall.

YOUTH MEALS – please check the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the church office and add your name when you could provide a meal for the Youth Group. Remember, you do not have to do the whole meal. Two or more families can volunteer and work together for any meal. Meals are needed for January 18 and January 25.

Faith Builders will begin January 18 at 3:45 PM. Children who attended the fall session do not need to re-register. New students attending will need to pre-register.

Dorcas Circle thanks those who participated in the coffee sales. They have been asked to repeat the sale of coffee and related items. Please see a Dorcas member to get your new order in.

Dorcas Circle will again be sending out college care packages. If you have a college student that you would like to receive a care package, please be sure to get those names and addresses to the church office. They are also collecting items for those boxes. Thank you for your support in this ministry for our students.


Sunday, January 15 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

8:00 AM – Jennings Worship

Jennings Sunday School following worship

9:15 AM – Clayton Worship

11:00 AM – Oberlin Worship

Monday, January 16

7:00 PM – Dorcas Circle in Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, January 17

5:15 PM – Oberlin Worship Committee Meeting in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, January 18

10:00 AM – Oberlin Women’s Bible Study in Fellowship Hall

3:45 PM – Oberlin Faith Builder Afterschool program

5:30 PM – Grow Decatur County Daycare Coalition Meeting in Fellowship Hall

5:30 PM – Oberlin Women’s Bible Study in Classroom

6:15 PM – Oberlin UMYF in basement

7:00 PM – Oberlin Praise Team Practice in Fellowship Hall

Thursday, January 19

10:00 AM – Devotions at Good Samaritan Decatur County

7:00 PM – Oberlin N.A. group in Basement

7:30 PM – Oberlin Men’s Bible Study

Friday, January 20

Saturday, January 21

Sunday, January 22 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

8:00 AM – Jennings Worship

Jennings Sunday School following worship

9:15 AM – Clayton Worship

11:00 AM – Oberlin Worship

Looking Ahead:

Oberlin – all church potluck on Sunday, January 22 following the morning worship service. All are invited to join in this fellowship event.

Jennings – Bean feed on February 11 from 1:00 to 1:00 at the American Legion building in Jennings. Free will offering will be received.