Bulletin – January 23, 2011

GATHERING

GREETING

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

PRELUDE Patty Bell

*PRAISE MUSIC: “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” UMH 298

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The Lord is our light and our salvation; whom shall we fear?

People: The Lord is the stronghold of our lives; of whom shall we be afraid?

Leader: The Lord will protect us and guide us.

People: Let us gladly offer ourselves before our God with shouts of joy; let us sing praises to the Lord, our God.

OPENING PRAYER

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known,

and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN: “I Want To Walk As A Child Of The Light” UMH 206

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

OFFERTORY PRAYER

You have given us so much—and we often fail to remember that you are the source of all we have. Accept these gifts and use them to further your work in the world. We present not only our monetary offerings, O God, but ourselves. When you made us, you bestowed on each of us talents and gifts. With your help, we seek to channel our passions and use those gifts in your service and to your glory. Amen

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

“Sanctuary” Renew 185

Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true; with thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for You.

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.

GOSPEL LESSON: Matthew 4:12-23 PB, pg. 3NT

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Psalm 27:1, 4-9 PB, pg. 486OT

THE MESSAGE: Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

RESPONSE: “Rock Of Ages” UMH 361

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG: “Blest Be The Tie That Binds” UMH 557

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

*BLESSING

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The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.

If you find you cannot join us on Sunday, our website, www.havenchurchjerome.org will have the service and other information so you can join Haven’s congregation in the Spirit.

Sunday, February 6th, will be the “Love Warms The Heart” Luncheon presented by the Youth of the church.

Please join us downstairs right after church for a meal made with Love

from the Kids.

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