Bulletin – July 18, 2010

GATHERING

GREETING

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE: Quiet your thoughts of the world and be in worship. Patty Bell

*PRAISE MUSIC: “Seek Ye First” UMH 405

INVOCATION

Most gracious and loving God, as we come into this worship space, as we lift our hearts to worship you, we ask that you look deep within us and search us. Help us see the true condition of our hearts. Help us hear again your souls of love and grace and life. We pray that this hour is an hour that will change our lives forever. Amen

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Why do we boast of our mischief all day long?

People: Our tongues are like sharp razors.

Leader: We love evil more than good, and lying more than speaking the truth.

People: We love all words that devour.

Leader: But one day God will break down our pride, and eventually God will snatch us from the land of the living.

People: The righteous will see and fear, saying, “See the one that would not take refuge in God, but trusted in abundant riches, and sought refuge in wealth!”

Leader: O God, we seek to trust in your steadfast love forever and ever, and put aside our mischief.

People: We will thank you forever because of what you have done. And in the presence of the faithful, we proclaim your name, for it is good. Amen

–based on Psalm 52

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The Lord is good. Gods grace and mercy have been given through the Son Jesus Christ. By his power of love we are forgiven.

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

SONG OF PRAISE: “Be Thou My Vision” UMH 451

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

COMMUNITY PRAYER

Together, let us pray

For the people of this congregation…

For those who suffer and those in trouble…

For the concerns of this local community…

For the world, its peoples, and its leaders…

For the Church universal—its leaders, its members, and its mission…

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORDS PRAYER

And now with the confidence of the children of God, let us pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,

As we forgive those who sin against us.

Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever. Amen.

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

Musical Response: “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

GOSPEL LESSON: Luke 18:38-42 PB, pg. 78

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Amos 8:1-12 PB, pg. 812

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Psalm 52 PB, pg. 502

THE MESSAGE: Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

*HYMN RESPONSE: “Take My Life, and Let It Be” UMH 399

SENDING FORTH CIRCLE

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS 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:

POSTLUDE

JULY 18, 2010

Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

The mission of Haven United Methodist Church:

Reaching out in specific acts of love;

Encouraging spiritual growth—finding a close, joyous relationship with God.

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