Calais United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Worship Bulletin Calais and Cutler UMC

Calais & Cutler United Methodist Church

Service of the Word

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

January 31, 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:   He Leadeth Me: O Blessed Thought  UMH128


Call to Worship:+

By this I have known the presence of the Lord:
in the rising of the sun, in the smile of another’s face,
in the touch of a hand or the sound of a laugh,

in the scent of a flower holding the promise of spring.
By this I have known the power of the Lord:
in the healing of hurts, in the forgiveness of sin,
in the giving of gifts beyond all expectation,
in the shower of love that comes from God’s Son.
Let us give thanks to the Lord with all of our heart!
Let us worship our God, whose presence and power endures forever!  


Opening Prayer:


Psalter Reading:                                Psalm 111


Proclamation and Response


Confession, Pardon and Words of Assurance


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.


Reading of the Old Testament:          Deuteronomy 18:15-20

Reading of the Epistle:                       1 Corinthians 8


Worship Hymn:          Majesty, Worship his Majesty  UMH# 176


Reading of the Gospel:                       Mark 1: 21-28


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

Thanks be to God.




Response to the Word

We have heard a new teaching from Jesus, this Nazarene who speaks with authority. We have seen how Christ com- mands even unclean spirits to flee, and they obey him. Jesus calls us to exorcise demons—in every form they take.
God of grace and God of mercy,
grant us wisdom for the facing of this hour,
and for all the hours and days of our lives. Amen.


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:           O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee     UMH#430



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The 2nd Wednesday of the month Cutler UMC Council at 6:00 


7:00 Wednesday evenings devotional and sharing time on Zoom


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


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 Main ST Calais ME 04619


Church Contact Information

Sharon Grant, Pastor

, 207-454-0142,

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


will be answered with-in 48 hours