Current Weekend Orders of Service

Welcome to Worship at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor

At this time we are pausing in-person worship due to the sharp escalation of COVID cases.
We are offering both our downtown live-stream and a pre-recorded Green Wood service each week.
Orders of service for both are included below.


Green Wood Pre-recorded Worship Service for January 29, 2022
with Rev. Nancy Lynn

(This service is available on YouTube beginning at 5:00pm Friday, January 28, 2022)


Scripture reading – 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (NRSV)

Sermon – “Care of the Soul: Speak, Lord, For Your Servant is Listening” … Rev. Nancy Lynn

“Let There Be!” – The Fithians
Please make your donation on-line at

A Time of Prayer



Downtown Livestream for Sunday, January 30, 2022 at 10:30am

Welcome and Announcements 

Centering Music  “All People Living on the Earth” – John Bell … First Vocal Ensemble

Call to Worship (responsive)
Loving God,

We pray for the wisdom to discern your call in our lives.

Hear our prayer, O God.

We pray for the wisdom to make healthy choices

in the face of endless and confusing options.

Hear our prayer, O God.

We pray for the grace to redefine our relationships

with our parents and our friends as our lives change.

Hear our prayer, O God.

We pray for the courage to swim against the current of society

as we seek to follow where you lead us.

Hear our prayer, O God.

We pray for the courage to take a stand with you

for justice and peace in this world in this time.

Hear our prayer, O God. Amen.

Hymn Take My Life, and Let It Be (UMH #399)

Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 3:1-10

For the Word of God in scripture, for the Word of God among us, for the Word of God within us.
Thanks be to God! 

Sermon “Care of the Soul: Speak, Lord, for Your Servant is Listening”Rev. Shonagh Taruza

Time of Prayer 

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. 

Introduction to the Offering

Offertory  Here I Am, Lord – Mark Hayes… First Vocal Ensemble
Please make your donation on-line at 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ whose power up-lifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Offertory Prayer

Hymn  Seek Ye First (UMH #405)


Postlude  Fugue in C major “Gigue”, BuxWV 174 – Dietrich Buxtehude … Naki Kripfgans, organ



Please be sure to register your attendance for this week’s services.

Online worship service produced with Final Cut Pro by staff and friends of
First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor
120 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

We wish you every blessing!