Calais United Methodist Church
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Worship Bulletin Calais and Cutler UMC

Calais & Cutler United Methodist Church

Service of the Word

Third Sunday after Epiphany

January 24, 2021

The lit candle represents the presence of Christ

All are welcome and may you receive what God has for you today


Gathering: Center yourself as we prepare to worship.  


Greeting:         God be with you.

                        And also with you.




Opening Hymn:   Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore  UMH344


Call to Worship:+

L: God called to Jonah to get up, go to Nineveh and proclaim God’s word.
P: But Jonah refused, until God called a second time.

L: God is persistent. God believes in those whom God has called.
P: Jesus called the disciples by the lakeshore

L: They left their families and jobs to follow Jesus.
P: Lord, give us the courage to follow you all of our lives. AMEN.


Opening Prayer:


Psalter Reading:                                Psalm 62: 5-12


Proclamation and Response


Prayer for Illumination:

Holy God, creator of a new reality
just now coming into view,
we have come today to see and touch
and know your presence here among us.
Be with us as we listen for your call.
Help us hear afresh the good news:
that power and steadfast love
arise from you, our rock and our salvation. Amen.


Reading of the Old Testament:          Jonah 3: 1-5, 10

Reading of the Epistle:                       1 Corinthians 7: 29-31


Worship Hymn:                      Trust and Obey                        UMH# 467


Reading of the Gospel:                       Mark 1: 14-20


This is the word of God for the people of God.

Thanks be to God.




Response to the Word

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth; And 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, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick 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.


Confession, Pardon and Words of Assurance


Prayers of Concerns and Joys:+

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, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the glory forever, Amen.


Tithes and Offerings:


Closing Hymn:                                   Pass It On                   UMH#572



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The second Wednesday of the month is

Cutler UMC Council meeting at 6:00 


We will meet at 7:00 all other Wednesday evenings

for devotional and sharing time on Zoom


Calais UMC Council Meeting is the fourth Monday at 4:30

We will meet by Zoom.


Pastor Sharon is at the Calais UMC office on

Monday from 10:00-1:00 for office hours

and again on Wednesday from 10:00- 1:00

for a second office hours while it is advised

we do not gather or visit outside of our bubbles.

The Calais UMC phone is 454-3926

Please, feel free to call if you need pastoral care or social support.


AGAPE Ministries with the help of Calais UMC plan to do candy gifts for Valentine’s Day.  If you know of someone who could use a boost let me know and I will pass it on to Belinda.


Also a weekly craft Zoom meeting will be starting soon with the Smith/Welch family doing the demonstrating of each craft.

Children are the main focus but adults would be welcome.









Cutler UMC P O Box 364 Cutler, ME 04626

Calais UMC 849 Nain ST Calais ME 04619


Church Contact Information

Sharon Grant, Pastor

, 207-454-0142,

207-454-3926 Calais Office - messages for both churches


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