Church Bulletin – June 3, 2012

GATHERING

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good;

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let all creation say,

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

PRELUDE                                                                               Bob Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP

Call: The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the Cedars.

 

Response: Lord, we hear your voice rumbling like thunder, speaking with power. We give you glory and honor and praise for you alone are worthy. Receive our worship as our response to your great voice.

All: Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name!

 

PRAISE HYMN:  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”   UMH 64

 

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: Trinity Sunday

We believe in the Father, the creator, the orchestrator, and the one who gives life.

We believe in the Son, the Savior of all mankind, our Redeemer.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, sent from the Father, to lead us and guide us.

We believe that all are living and working and moving throughout our lives.

We are thankful for the role of God and Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. Praise be to them all!

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

 

HYMN:      “This is My Father’s World”                               UMH 144

PROCLAMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

God, we truly want to hear from you. We believe that you do speak to us and we are ready to listen. Give us ears that will hear the truth you want to communicate to us today. Stretch our hearts as you challenge us through your Holy Word. Help us to understand clearly the message that you have for us and to respond in obedience and worship. Thank you that your voice was not just for the prophets of long ago, but that you also speak to us today. Help us not to miss it.  In your holy name, Amen.

 

GOSPEL LESSON:       John 3:1-17                                       PB, pg. 89

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:         Psalms 29                      PB, pg. 487

 

MESSAGE                                                           Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

HYMN RESPONSE:   “Just A Closer Walk With Thee”  solo by Sally Reese

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

 

*PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING:                                    UMH 71

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

 

COMMUNION AND SENDING FORTH

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                              UMH 12

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING:                                            UMH 13

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

RECEIVING COMMUNION

Following communion please form a circle

 

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

BLESSING
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The quiet room is available at the back of the sanctuary.

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