Bulletin – July 25, 2010

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

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:  “Breathe On Me, Breath Of God”           UMH 420

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 soul of love and grace and life. We pray that this hour is an hour that will change our lives forever. Amen                    –based on Psalm 52

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

Leader: God is good and righteous. God’s ways are perfect.

People: God has forgiven all our sins and covered us with mercy.

Leader: God would be justified in being angry toward our sin.

People: Instead, God sets aside his wrath and frees us from guilt.

Leader: God shows us unfailing love.

People: God grants us salvation.

Leader: God’s love and faithfulness give us new life.

People: God’s good gift to us is righteousness and peace!

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

SONG OF PRAISE:  “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee”   UMH 430

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 for ever. Amen.

OFFERTORY PRAYER

We count it a privilege, merciful Savior, to share in the fruits of your kingdom and also to participate in its harvest. We pray that you would use the gifts of our tithes and offerings, our talents and time and the passions of our hearts to work for the coming of your kingdom to this earth. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

MUSICAL RESPONSE:      “Glory Be To The Father”                 UMH 70

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

GOSPEL LESSON:       Luke 11:1-13                                     PB, pg. 68

EPISTLE LESSON:       Colossians 2:6-15                             PB, pg. 188

THE MESSAGE:                                          Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

*HYMN RESPONSE:  “It Is Well With My Soul”                UMH 377

SENDING FORTH CIRCLE

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS SONG:     “Bind Us Together”           Renew 292

Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken.  Bind us together’ Lord, bind us together, bind us together in love.

*BLESSING:

POSTLUDE                                                                                              Patty Bell

Stained glass window presented by Art & Lonnie Elbers, Deer Park, WA

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

597 Main St. P. O. Box 186, Jerome, AZ 86331

www.havenchurchjerome.org

Phone 928-639-3871

JULY 25, 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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