Church Bulletin – January 22, 2012

GATHERING

 

GREETINGAND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

 

PRELUDE                                                                     Patty Bell

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

What do you bring into the house of God today? What hurt and sorrow do you carry? Lay it down and worship. What joy fills your heart? Give it to God in praise. Come, just as you are, to the Creator of the universe. God is present in this place and ready to receive honor and glory.

Let us worship together now!

 

*PRAISE MUSIC          “Trust And Obey”                             UMH 467

 

LITANY

Call: Children, I love you.

Response: Father, we love you.

Call: Brothers and Sisters, I love you.

Response: Jesus, we also love you.

Call: People of God, I love you.

Response: Spirit, we also love you.

Call: We are loved deeply by the Father, Son and Spirit. May our lives always reflect that love.

 

PSALM 62:5-12

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God

rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes in robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

 

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

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10                   PB, pg. 816

 

GOSPEL LESSON:  Mark 1:14-20                                        PB, pg. 33

 

EPISTLE LESSON:  1 Corinthians 7:29-31                                     PB, pg. 160

THE MESSAGE:                                                           Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

HYMN RESPONSE        “Rock Of Ages, Cleft For Me”            UMH 361

  PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

Heavenly Father, you have created us with hearts and souls that desire love and companionship. You have created us to live in community. But, above all, you have created us for relationship with you—a relationship that can fill all our desires for love and intimacy and friendship. We confess that we run to people for this fulfillment before we run to you. God help us to receive the love that you have already so greatly bestowed upon us. Help us to see you as the lover of our soul. May we love you well in return. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:                   Joys and Concerns

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERING

  * PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING                               Renew 7

Praise the name of Jesus, praise the name of Jesus.  He’s my Rock, He’s my Fortress, He’s my Deliverer, in Him will I trust.  Praise the name of Jesus.

 

SENDING FORTH

 

CIRCLESONG     “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 angles’ wings, I see glory on each face.  Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

 

*BLESSING

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