Church Bulletin – August 7, 2011

GATHERING

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

 

PRELUDE                                                                                    Patty Bell

LITANIES

For the times when we have done everything right and things went wrong:

Grant us patience, O God.

For the times when we have been so betrayed that it took our breath away:

Grant us your peace and your full presence, O God.

For the times when we have given love and been met with hate:

Help us to remember Jesus: O God

For the times when our kindness has been met with evil:

Grant us resilience, O God.

For all the times in our lives when betrayal, hate and evil have been the response to our love:

Help us to move on. Amen.

*PRAISE MUSIC:                   ”I Love To Tell The Story”               UMH 156

PSALM 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b                                              PB, pg. 533

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

HYMN:         “Here I Am, Lord”                                                    UMH 593

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:    Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28                    PB, pg. 33

THE MESSAGE:                                                                Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

*HYMN RESPONSE: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”                  UMH 140

 

PRAYERS

  PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE: Joys and Concerns

PASTORAL PRAYER

God of great love, help us to open our hearts to your love and soften our closed minds. Help us to move beyond the bog we find ourselves in by breathing deeply of your Spirit and reaching to our highest selves in you. Enable us to delight in the laughter of a child, the beauty of a sunset, the scent of a rose, and thus see the glory of your world. We ask these things in the name of the One who knew hatred and loved still, Jesus the Christ.

And now as the children of God let us pray the prayer our Lord has taught us:

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

COMMUNION AND OFFERIN

INVITATION                                                                             UMH 12

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                                  UMH 12

OUR OFFERING                                                                       UMH 13

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING                                    UMH 488

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

THANKSGIVING                                                                                UMH 13

COMMUNION                                                                           UMH 14

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                    “Into My Heart”

Into my heart, into my heart.  Come into my heart Lord Jesus.  Come in today.  Come in to stay.  Come into my heart Lord Jesus.

*BLESSING

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