WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE Patty Bell
*PRAISE MUSIC: “We Gather Together” UMH 131
CALL TO WORSHIP
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you
And also with you
The risen Christ is with us.
Praise the Lord!
Leader: The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth.
All: Our God comes and does not keep silence. Before him is a devouring fire, and a mighty tempest all around him. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
Leader: The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge. The Lord says, “Those who bring thanksgiving as their sacrifice honor me; to those who go the right way I will show the salvation of God.”
All: We are grateful to you, our Lord God. We are grateful for life, for health, for peace and safety, for all you provide. And beyond that, we are grateful for your grace. Show us the way of your salvation, and let us walk in the steps of Jesus. Amen. –inspired by Psalm 50
*HYMN: “Blessed Assurance” UMH 369
TIME WITH THE YOUTH
PRAYERS AND OFFERING
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole hearts. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
Hear the good news:
Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns
THE LORD’S PRAYER
We want to live beyond the here and now, Lord, so we pause now for our offering. We offer a portion of our finances because you already own all we see. And we pray, Lord, that you would let this offering represent just the beginning for us. Stir us to offer our time and our talents to you, as well. Let us be people who live with eternity in view in our hearts and minds. Let us see that our possessions are temporary, and let us pour our energy into things that are eternal. Let us drink deeply of the life that is truly life. Amen.
RECEIVING OUR OFFERING:
* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING
“Glory Be To The Father” UMH 70
PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
EPISTLE LESSON: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 PB, pg. 209NT
GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 12:32-40 PB, pg. 71NT
“Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service” UMH 581
*CIRCLE SONG: “Surely the Presence” UMH 328
Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel His mighty power and His grace. I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.
*BLESSING please remain standing
The Executive Council meeting scheduled for today has been changed to next Sunday, August 15th. See Ann for agenda items.
July was a Record Month at the Food Bank! Over 60 needy people came for Haven’s help. Take advantage of Good Buys and support Haven’s Food Bank!
HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
597 Main St. P.O. Box 186, Jerome, AZ 86331
Office; Thurs. 9-1 639-3871
August 8, 2010
Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Vicki Lerdahl
The mission of Haven United Methodist Church:
Reaching out in specific acts of love;
Encouraging spiritual growth—finding a close,