Bulletin – December 12, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

3rd Sunday of Advent

GATHERING

WELCOME IN THE NAME OF THE SAVIOR JESUS THE CHRIST

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Third Sunday in Advent

PRELUDE MUSIC: Patty Bell

*OPENING HYMN: “People, Look East” UMH 202

TIME WITH YOUTH: **LIGHTING THE ADVENT CANDLE

(Light the first candle) We light this first candle, reminding us of God’s promise of peace on earth.

(light the second candle) We light the second candle, reminding us that we are to dispel the darkness of sickness, poverty, injustice, and suffering all around us.

James 5:7-10 PB, pg. 215

O God, you command us to be patient in our waiting for Jesus’ coming. As the farmer prepares the field and waits for the harvest in patience, may we also prepare our lives and wait for your coming in patience.

(light the third candle)

Lord, may the constant light of this candle serve as an example of the kind of constant patience we are to have in our living and in our relationships with one

another.

As we rush about with shopping, parties, cooking, decorating, and the busyness of these days, may we not forget the true reason why we do these things; and may we not grumble against one another.

Our hearts are strong, Lord, for your coming is near.

SONG: “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” stanza 2 only UMH 218

CALL TO WORSHIP:

All: Come, Lord Jesus, come. Amen.

HYMN: “Angels From The Realms of Glory” UMH 220

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: sharing joys and concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERTORY PRAYER

We ask for grace, that we not push our giving to you to the bottom of our priorities, that we will experience freedom and joy in giving to both you and others, and that the joy of your gift to us in your Son will permeate our hearts and lives. We offer our time, talents and treasure to you with grateful and generous spirits. Amen.

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR GIFTS

RESPONSE: “”O Come, All Ye Faithful” refrain only UMH 234

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

PROCLAMING GOD’S WORD

GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 1:46-55 PB, pg. 54

MESSAGE Pastor Vicki

RESPONSE TO THE WORD: “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice” UMH 224

SENDING FORTH AND BENEDICTION

CIRCLE SONG: “Emmanuel, Emmanuel” UMH 204

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, His name is called Emmanuel. God with us, revealed in us, His name is called Emmanuel.

*BLESSING:

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*Please stand as you are able.

**Used by permission: copyright 2010 General Board of Discipleship

Reminder: next Sunday is All Church Conference @ 10:00. Rev Gary Kennedy is preaching.

The Christmas program will be by the youth on Christmas Eve. @ 5:45 pm.

Come, let us adore them!!!

Remember to check out the website: havenchurchjerome.org! There is a new link that will take you directly to Bible references. You can even choose the Bible translation!

Winter camp for January 15-17, 2011 are taking applications. For more info go to www.mingusmountaincamp.org. Mingus Mountain Camp is also offering a book called “A Taste of Mingus” Cost is $20 and all proceeds go to a scholarship fund for children to attend the camp. Check out their website for more information.

Many thanks from our Food Bank to Steve Harris, Bernie Molaskey and Joyce Richards for their continued support. And many, many thanks to Debra and Bob Altherr of the Liberty Theater for the 12/5 fundraiser. They filled the theater, our shelves and gave a cash donation. They even supplied free popcorn and sodas for anyone who made a donation.

God Bless Them All!!!

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