Bulletin – September 4, 2011

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS:   10:30 Potluck and Memories of Steve Redacre

GREETING                                                                                                UMH 6

PRELUDE                                                                                     Patty Bell

OPENING PRAYER                                                                        UMH 6

*PRAISE MUSIC:                   “Sweet Hour Of Prayer”                                  UMH 496       

PSALM 149

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful. Let Israel be glad in its Maker; let the children of Zion rejoice in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with tambourine and lyre. For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory. Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches. Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands, to execute vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters and their nobles with chains of iron, to execute on them the judgment decreed. This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the Lord!

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

HYMN:      “How Great Thou Art”                                         UMH 77

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WOR

PRAYER OF ILLUMUNATION                                                      UMH 6

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:                   Exodus 12:1-14                  PB, pg. 56

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:        Romans 13:8-14                PB, pg. 153

THE MESSAGE:                                                                    Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

*HYMN RESPONSE:          “Lamb Of God”                         Renew 214

PRAYERS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

Loving God, we come to you in gratitude for your love, which is always present to us. In the stillness of these moments, we remember with thanksgiving the times in our lives when your love has enabled us to rise to our better selves. We thank you for the gift of your Son, who came that we might know what perfect love looks like.

We remember, too, the times when we have acted in anger rather than in love; we recall with remorse when our patience has been less than perfect and our behavior has been childish and rude. Forgive us for the occasions when we have loved things and used people and when we have failed to make love a priority in our lives.

Breathe in us new life, instilling us with enthusiasm for the opportunities we have to begin again. Empowered by your love for us, O God, let us unite ourselves with all of life in the example of Jesus, the Lord of our lives. Help us to be intentional in the way we interact with one another, that there can be no doubt as to whom we serve. Amen.

COMMUNION AND OFFERING

INVITATION                                                                               UMH 7

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                                    UMH 8

OUR OFFERING                                                                         UMH 8

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING:                         UMH 488

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.  Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                                  UMH 9

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                        UMH 10

COMMUNION                                                                            UMH 11

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:          “Bind Us Together”

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

 

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