Sunday, January 31, 2016 (8:30 am and 10:30 am)

Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany

Theme: “Epic Stories for Everyday Heroes”

Sermon: “Star Trek and the No-Win Scenario”, Rev. Jeremy Smith preaching
Scripture: Genesis 32:22-32 – Jacob wrestles with God
Focus: Overcoming no-win scenarios in your life

This Week’s Music

8:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Clair de Lune/Blessed Assurance; P. Knapp; Shelly Edwards, pianist
  • Postlude: Trumpet Tune in D; J. Clarke; Shelly Edwards, pianist

10:30 a.m.

  • Prelude: Jupiter (The Planets); Gustav Holst (1874-1934); Jonas Nordwall, organist
  • Anthem: Ave Verum Corpus; W. A. Mozart; Chancel Choir and BRAVO Orchestra; Mark Woodward, conductor
  • Offertory: Symphony No. 9, mvt 4. Allegro assai; L. van Beethoven; BRAVO Orchestra; Mark Woodward, conductor
  • Benediction Response: Lift Every Voice and Sing; J. R. Johnson; Chancel Choir and BRAVO Orchestra; Mark Woodward, conductor
  • Postlude: Star Trek 1982; Traditional English Hymn; Jonas Nordwall, organist

We extend a special welcome to our visitors. First United Methodist Church of Portland declares that we will be an advocate for peace in our local communities and world. As a Reconciling Congregation, members of this congregation have pledged to welcome and support all who want to worship with us, regardless of race, gender, class or sexual orientation.

Visit the Coffee Hour after worship today for a tasty treat, good coffee, and lively conversation. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the people and programs of First Church.

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