Haven Church Bulletin – February 16, 2014

HAVENUNITED METHODISTCHURCH

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

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

February16, 2014

 GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                            Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP –Responsively

Leader: Grace to you, and peace.

All: From God our Father, and from our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Leader: Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

All: Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                          “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”                     UMH #420

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Eternal God, in Whom we live and move and have our being; Whose face is hidden from us by our sins and, Whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us we implore You, from all our offenses and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with lowliness and meekness we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and finding Your our refuge and our strength, through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

*HYMN                                   “Take My Life, and Let It Be”                   UMH #399

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                 Psalm 119:1-8

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Great God of the harvest, you give growth to the gifts we offer to you in gratitude and praise. You invite us to be coworkers with you in building a Kingdom on earth that will bring justice, compassion, mercy and hope to all your creation. Help us, in all we say, in all we do, in all we give, to keep our eyes focused on you. Bless our tithes and offerings for the work of your church. Help us to be a part of what you grow in our midst. In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen. (I Corinthians 3:1-9)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                         UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                   Janet Keffer

THE LORD’S PRAYER-Unison                                                                    UMH#895

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                         Matthew 5:21-37

THE MESSAGE                                  “Understanding”                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                                             “Freely, Freely”                                    UMH# 389                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                                      “He Lives”                                     UMH #310

He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today! He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way. He lives, He lives, salvation to impart! You ask me how I know He lives! He lives within my heart.

*BLESSING-May the peace of God abide with you and His gracious mercy bless you always.

*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed. Office hours: Thursday & Saturday 9am-12pm, 928-639-3871.

The mission of Haven United Methodist Church: Reaching out in specific acts of love, encouraging spiritual growth- and finding a close, joyous relationship with God.

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