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"I DON'T WANT TO GO" JONAH 3:1-5, 10


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.”


The Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III


The Reverend Susannah Pittman The Reverend Meg Gaston


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


The Chancel flowers are given in loving memory of Mr. William E. Hollan by his family.

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


LET US WORSHIP Third Sunday after the Epiphany • 11:00 am • January 24, 2021


What Splendid Rays of Truth and Grace — Karl Kroeger


My God Is a Rock — arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw My God is a rock in a weary land, shelter in a time of storm. I know He is a rock in a weary land, shelter in a time of storm.

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 62:5-12 (In Unison)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Surely the lowborn are but a breath, the highborn are but a lie. If weighed on a balance, they are nothing; together they are only a breath. Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them. One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love;” and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.”

HYMN (found on page six)

#110 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God — EIN' FESTE BURG


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.


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



Psalm 91 — Craig Courtney You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, say to the Lord, "My refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust." He will deliver you from the fowler's snare, and under His wings you will find refuge. His faithfulness shall be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror by night or the arrow that flies by day, or the pestilence that stalks in darkness or ravages by midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand; but you will not be harmed. If you make the Most High your dwelling even the Lord, who is my refuge, then no harm will befall you; no scourge will approach your tent. He will give His angels charge over you; on their hands they will lift you up, lest you strike your foot upon a stone.

SCRIPTURE Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.” Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented and did not bring on them the destruction he had threatened. (NIV) This is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.


"I Don't Want to Go"



Come, Thou Fount — David Ashley White Come, thou fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace! Streams of mercy never ceasing, call for songs of loudest praise. Teach me some melodious sonnet, sung by flaming tongues above. Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it, mount of thy redeeming love. Here I raise my Ebenezer; hither by thy help I'm come; and I hope, by thy good pleasure, safely to arrive at home. Jesus sought me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God; he to rescue me from danger, interposed with precious blood. Oh, to grace how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be! Let thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to thee: prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love; here's my heart, oh, take and seal it, seal it for thy courts above.


Most holy and gracious God accept these gifts from our hearts. May they be used to share the message of your love with a world that is hurting. May these gifts shine like light in the darkness offering hope, and peace. May we offer ourselves and dedicate our lives to your service this week using our talents and time to build your kingdom. All this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.



#581 Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service — BEACH SPRING 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. Toccata in C Major — Johann Sebastian Bach

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In Memoriam Lyndon Martin Wall December 16, 2020 William Harris Hunter January 9, 2021 The ministers and members of Centenary Church extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and pray they may know the comfort and peace of our Heavenly Father.

Sympathy is extended to Craig Collins in the death of his father, Paul Akers Collins on January 7, 2021.

Dear Faith Family, We at Loaves & Fishes have been overwhelmed with the thoughts and generosity of all of you during this past Thanksgiving and Christmas season. We were able to give out wonderful holiday meals. Our request for breakfast items for the food pantry filled shelves in two separate rooms. The Christmas Eve and other monetary donations were beyond anything I’ve ever seen in the 18 years I’ve been fortunate to volunteer with L&F. I don’t know the names of all who donated, but wanted everyone to know that we take our job to manage the money entrusted to us seriously. There are so very many people in our community hurting now—many for the first time ever having to ask for help. Please know that your gifts are truly making a difference in so many lives. Gratefully yours, Marianne Bach


WINTER CHECK-IN Tuesdays • Now-February 9 • Noon-1 pm • Zoom Rev. Susannah Pittman invites you to four, stand-alone sessions where we will Check-in with one another. Each session will offer a scripture passage to center and guide the conversation as we seek to offer support and care during this season. Sign up by clicking on the Engage tab on the Centenary website and look for this event. For more information, contact Rev. Susannah Pittman (336.724.6311 ext. 1357).


JANUARY ZOOM SUNDAY SCHOOL We had so much fun doing Zoom Sunday School for Advent, we aredoing it again in January! We continue meeting on January 24 and 31. 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, email Jeanette Juran.

JANUARY 24 10:00 am Sunday school (Via Zoom) 11:00 am Worship (Via Live Stream) 5:00pm Youth Groups! Watch for details in next week’s email…


To love youth on behalf of Jesus in hopes of loving them to Jesus.


JANUARY 26 6:30 pm Love Thy Neighbor Leadership Meeting via Zoom JANUARY 27 6:00 pm Confirmation: Apostles Creed: The Holy Spirit (via ZOOM)

JANUARY...HOPE In the beginning, a Care Receiver said of her situation, “I don’t know if I can do this.” At the end of our time together, she said, “I think I can do this now.” That’s what a caring relationship is all about..someone facing a struggle getting over the hump. Stephen Ministry can be lifechanging. —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 (336723-6236), Rev. Craig Ford (336.724.6311 ext. 1353), or Rev. Susannah Pittman ( 336.724.6311 ext. 1357)



Now – February 6 We began the New Year with a prayer that has been used by Methodists since 1755. It is known as The Wesley Covenant Prayer. Many people around the world and through the centuries have used this prayer to deepen their faith. For some it has become a guide for their lives. It was John Wesley’s expectation that the people called Methodists would use this prayer to remember who they were by renewing their faith through fulling trusting God’s love and grace to care for and lead them. Do you want to renew your passion in 2021? Would you like to deepen your faith and grow in your understanding of how to follow Jesus in the daily movements of your life? Our journey continues through “The Wesley Prayer Challenge” by Chris Folmsbee. We began on January 17 but it's not too late for you particiapte. Our Senior Minister, Glenn Kinken, is using his sermons to lead and inspire us each week as we consider the words of the Wesley Covenant Prayer each day for three weeks. As we move through the prayer, we will reflect on its meaning and then consider how to respond to its guidance through our daily reflections. You can purchase the book HERE. Each daily reading includes Scripture, reflection, and a challenge for that day. Choose how you want to engage, as an individual, with your family, or by joining a weekly discussion on Zoom. Options will be Sundays at 9:30am, Mondays at 7:00pm, or on Wednesdays at Noon. If you have questions about this congregational opportunity please contact Rev. Bret Cogan. You can learn more and choose your Zoom link by clicking on the ENGAGE TAB of the church website.



January 11- January 18, 2021 Worship Attendance


11:00 am Live Stream Roots Revival

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Virtual Sunday School (Includes Adult, Youth & Children)


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January 24, 2021 • 11am Worship  

January 24, 2021 • 11am Worship