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WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT

"BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE: WHERE DO I FIND MY TRUEST SELF?" 2 CORINTHIANS 4:3-6

SUNDAY • FEBRUARY 21, 2021 11:00AM WORSHIP


WELCOME! Welcome to Centenary United Methodist Church. Thank you for worshiping with us today! We are grateful for your presence and invite you to participate in our worship, program and ministry life here at Centenary. We hope the worship will inspire and comfort you as we hear God’s message proclaimed. During this time, now more than ever, may the grace and love of Christ surround you.

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OUR MISSION “The mission of the church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

PARTICIPATING IN WORSHIP PREACHING

The Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III

LITURGISTS

Tamara M. Pollock The Reverend Kate May

MUSIC

Jonathan Emmons, Director of Music Ministries Susan Bates, organ Centenary Chamber Ensemble

CHANCEL FLOWERS

The Chancel flowers are given in loving memory of Nell Tucker and James Curtis Brock by their daughters Betty Whitaker and Louise Pollard and their families.

Musical texts are printed with permission. One License A-707342 COVER PHOTO: The Trumpet en Chamade by Doug Peninger.

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LET US WORSHIP First Sunday in Lent • 11:00 am • February 21, 2021

THE COMMUNITY GATHERS VOLUNTARY

O Holy and Innocent Lamb of God — Johann Sebastian Bach

GREETING INTROIT Psalm 5:8

Lead Me, Lord — Samuel S. Wesley Lead me, Lord, lead me in Thy righteousness, make Thy way plain before my face. For it is Thou, Lord, Thou, Lord only, that makest me dwell in safety.

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 25:1-10 (In Unison)

In you, Lord my God, I put my trust. I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me. No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good. Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way. All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

HYMN (found on page six)

#163 Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know — HENDON

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

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.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

After each prayer, the leader may conclude: Lord, in your mercy. All may respond: Hear our prayer.

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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.

WE HEAR THE WORD PROCLAIMED CANTICLE

Live in Light, Live in Love — David Lantz III Light of the ages, Light of the world, bring us from darkness to the light, and lead us in the path of right, that in Your brightness we might live. Love everlasting, Love so divine, You came to earth from heaven above, sent to redeem us by Your love, that in Your promise, we might live. Live in Light, live in Love. Children of Light, live in love as Christ has loved. Give Him the honor. Give Him glory. Live in Christ! Light of salvation, shine down, we pray. Teach us to love as You have loved, to live in Light from Heaven above, that in Your image we might live.

SCRIPTURE 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (NIV) This is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

SERMON

"Big Questions of Life: Where Do I Find My Truest Self?"

WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT INVITATION TO OFFERING OFFERTORY

Zion's Walls — Aaron Copland Come fathers and mothers, come sisters and brothers, come join us in singing the praises of Zion. O fathers don't you feel determined to meet within the walls of Zion? We'll shout and go round the walls of Zion.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

All things come from you, O God, and with gratitude we return to you what is yours. You created all that is, and with love formed us in your image. When our love failed, your love remained steadfast. You gave your only Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior. All that we are, and all that we have, is a trust from you. And so, in gratitude for all your gifts, we offer you ourselves, and all that we have, in union with Christ's offering for us. By your Holy Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

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WE GO AS GOD'S PEOPLE INTO THE WORLD HYMN (found on page seven)

#269 Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days — LAND OF REST

BENEDICTION

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.

BENEDICTION RESPONSE Psalm 51:10-13

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God — CLEAN HEART Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right Spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of salvation, anoint me with your Spirit free.

VOLUNTARY

Concerto II in A Minor: (Allegro) — Johann Sebastian Bach (after Antonio Vivaldi)

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OUR WORSHIP BULLETIN IS INTERACTIVE Our worship bulletin is fully interactive. If you see a website address, simply click on the text and you will be redirected. Also, within our announcements, when you see text that is red and bold, it is a link to an email address or web page. Again, click on the text and you will be re-directed. RESOURCES FOR LENT Lent is a time of self-reflection as we focus on what our faith means. We ask ourselves how well am I living into the faith I say I believe? Lent is a time when we as the followers of Jesus prepare ourselves for Easter and consider the impact of Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection on our lives. Our Faith Formation ministry has collected a list of ideas, daily scripture readings and other resources to make this season more meaningful for you and your loved ones. To find these resources, click on the Engage tab of the Centenary website. For questions, please contact Rev. Bret Cogan.

CARD MINISTRY The Congregational Care Ministry at Centenary is starting a card ministry and would love for you to join us! We are seeking volunteers to assist in writing notes of encouragement. Supplies and recipient lists will be provided, and there is flexibility in time commitment. Please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman (336.724.6311 ext. 1357) by February 17 for more information or to volunteer.

FEBRUARY...LOVE LOVE lost can be devastating. Dreams are dashed. Hearts are broken. Lives are seemingly destroyed. Stephen Ministers are ready to help as you take those first uncertain steps into the limbo of divorce. It’s never easy, but having someone by your side can give you the confidence to make a new life. —A Stephen Minister at Centenary If you or someone you know could benefit from Stephen Ministry please sontact Deena Morgan (336-692-2314) Wilba Brady (336-723-6236), Rev. Craig Ford (336.724.6311 ext. 1353), or Rev. Susannah Pittman ( 336.724.6311 ext. 1357).

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LENTEN CHECK-IN Tuesdays • February 23 – March 30 • Noon - 1 pm • Zoom Rev. Susannah Pittman invites you to six, stand-alone sessions during the season of Lent where we will Check-in with one another. Each session will offer a Scripture passage from the lectionary for Lent to center and guide the conversation as we seek to offer support and care during this season. To register, CLICK HERE. For more information, contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.

LET'S HAVE LUNCH Monday • March 1 • Noon - 1 pm • Zoom “Let’s Have Lunch” is hosted by our Shining Light on Mental Health ministry. This one-hour Zoom gathering will feature Andy Hagler, Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in Forsyth County. Our topic will be “Self-Care during the Pandemic: It’s Ok To Not Feel OK”. To register, visit the Centenary website and click on the Engage tab. Once there, scroll to this event for the registration link. For questions, contact Sandra Gramley (336-724-6311 ext. 1352).

FEBRUARY ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL Zoom Sunday School continues in February! This month we’ll be talking about being superfans and sharing kindness. Show your team spirit by wearing your team colors. Each age group will meet with Kate and Jeanette for 20 minutes. Preschool will meet at 8:30 am, K-2nd will meet at 9 am, and 3rd - 5th will meet at 9:30 am. We hope you and your kids will join us! If you have not received the Zoom information by email, contact Jeanette Juran.

FEBRUARY 21 10:00 am Sunday school (Via Zoom) 11:00 am Worship (Via Live Stream)

CENTENARY

FEBRUARY 24 6:00 pm Confirmation via ZOOM To love youth on behalf of Jesus in hopes of loving them to Jesus.

MINISTRY

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FOR THE RECORD

February 9 - February 15, 2021 Worship Attendance

Contributions

11:00 am Live Stream Roots Revival

642 465

Total

1,107

Virtual Sunday School (Includes Adult, Youth & Children)

239

Offering Special Gifts Centenary Fund Capital Campaign

$59,088 5,710 175 6,986

Total

$71,959

PO Box 658 • Winston-Salem. NC 27102

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February 21, 2021 • 11am Worship  

February 21, 2021 • 11am Worship