Haven Church Bulletin – June 17, 2012

GATHERING

 

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Father’s Day

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christbe with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

 

PRELUDE                                                                               Bob Reese

 

LITANY

Call: There are many roads to choose, but only one way. Who will you follow?

Response: We will follow you Jesus.

Call: To follow means to deny yourself and carry your cross. Who will you follow?

Response: We will follow you, Jesus.

Call: When people mock and ridicule you, will you still follow?

Response: We will follow you, Jesus.

Call: The journey will be hard, but the reward is great! Who will you follow?

Response: We will follow you, Jesus.

All: Jesus, you are the way, the truth and the life. We choose to follow you today and forevermore. Lead on, our Savior!

 

*PRAISE MUSIC:   “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”    UMH 57

 

INVOCATION

Holy God, we meet you in this hour to encounter our Creator, Sustainer and Redeemer, for the love of Christ urges us on.We meet you to be renewed in faith, to trust that which we cannot see and often do not understand, because the love of Christ urges us on. We worship you in order to be immersed in mystery, to be reminded that you are at work in our lives and in our world, that you are sovereign and good, because the love of Christ urges us on.We gather as your people to share together the fellowship of your Spirit, to bear one another’s burdens and celebrate one another’s joys, because the love of Christ urges us on.We thank you for that love and welcome you here. Amen.

 

PSALM 20                                                                          PB, pg. 482

                  

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

 

HYMN:      “The Church’s One Foundation”                        UMH 545

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:           1 Samuel 15:34-16:13           PB, pg. 253

 

THE MESSAGE:                                                                Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

HYMN:  “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place”          Solo by Bob Reese

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:    Joys and Concerns

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

OFFERTORY PRAYER:  Holy God, we thank you for the gifts and blessings that you lavish on your creation. It is as your children, heirs of your grace and filled with your Spirit, that we bring our tithes and offerings to you. Multiply and use them, we pray, to spread the gospel, feed the hungry, heal the sick and bring grace, compassion and wholeness where there is fear, loneliness, violence and despair. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

“Glory Be To The Father”                                           UMH 71

 

SENDING FORTH

DEDICATION FOR DELEGATES: Randy and Joni Boardman

We present these persons who will serve as members of the year’s annual conference. We send them to be the church, the community of the Baptized, gathered to the work Christ has call them to do. Let us join our hearts and spirits as we pray God’s blessing upon them:

          In Christ you are a new creation. No longer do you live for yourself, but you live for Christ. We pray that you may have open hearts and receptive spirits that you hear all that God will say to you. May you have boldness to speak with faith and love. May there be a fresh pouring of the Holy Spirit that the Church and all of us may be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And may the world be changed because you have dedicated your time and service in this way.

Delegates respond: We go forth, trusting God to guide our discussions, empower our worship and direct our decisions.

*BLESSING  

*Stand as you are able. Bulletin/sermon used by permission from Homiletics.

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