Order of Worship
Jan. 24, 2021
Music – “What A Friend”
Gathering the Church
Music – “Come and Find the Quiet Center” – Shirley Murray and Anne Krentz Organ
Congregational Prayer | Lord’s Prayer
Proclamation of the Word
Scripture: Matthew 6:1-8
Sermon: “Hidden Holiness” – The Rev. Magrey deVega
Response to the Word
Music – “Touch The Sky”
Music – “Festival Sanctus” – © 1988 Belwin, Inc
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Licensure: Music in today’s services is covered under OneLicense.net – License #A-724828, CCLI – License #1026477, and CVLI – License #503778037
The flowers in worship celebrate God’s glory revealed in creation.
Prayers of healing and wholeness for:
- Joanne “Jo” Ellis (Memorial Hospital)
- Laura Ann Hunter (St. Joseph’s Hospital)
- Darrell Stefany (Tampa General)
- Ann White (Advent Hospital)
- Tammy O’Kane and family on the passing of her mother, Ethel Odom, Jan. 13.
- Ashley Phillips and family on the passing of her father, Herbert “Randy” Ross, Jan. 14.
News and Events
Church Conference Jan. 28
A church conference has been called for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. Agenda items include review of clergy salaries and approval of the 2021 budget. We will gather on the Zoom meeting platform. Register Here
Homeless Memorial Service Jan. 25
Join us around the Homeless Jesus sculpture at The Portico location to remember the men and women who lived and died on the streets of Tampa in the past year. 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. Reservations are required. Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.
The PrimeTimers’ Questionnaire Game Show
Join our PrimeTimers at 2:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28 on ZOOM for an enjoyable bit of entertainment. Dennis Blackburn will host our program, “The PrimeTimers’ Questionnaire,” a Stephen Colbert-type set of “15 Questions.” RSVP
A Look at True Justice with Anthony Ray Hinton
The Portico and Abe Brown Ministries team up for a screening of this documentary film addressing social and criminal justice in America. The event includes a discussion with our very special guest. 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 Advance registration required.
Outdoor Family Movie Night: “Brave”
Our Children’s Ministries is hosting a Drive-Through Movie Night for the animated feature “Brave.” It’s a great event to share with friends and neighbors who are looking for a safe outdoor activity. Join us! 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 in the Magnolia parking lot. Space is limited – reserve yours today.
Dunbar Book Drive
Dunbar Elementary Magnet School is a Title One school we support in many ways. You can help us provide students with books and improve their education through our annual book drive. Deadline for purchases is Monday, Jan. 25. Ordering Instructions
Parenting Now: Raising Antiracist Kids
Join author Rebekah Gienapp for this important and free conversation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Get comfortable talking about race with your kids, take action as a family and raise antiracist kids at every age and stage. Register for this one-evening event through First United Methodist of Lakeland. Author and Course Information
Ways to Help and Serve
Interested in serving in safe ways during the pandemic? We have ways for you to help out while maintaining proper safety protocols. Learn More
Next Sunday, Jan. 31
“The Path to Prayer”