Haven Church Bulletin – October 20, 2013

Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader:  And the people said to Joshua,

All: “We will serve the Lord Our God and obey Him.”

 

PRELUDE

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Praise and adoration be to You, O God;

People: We worship You.

Leader: Father, Son and Holy Spirit;

People: We bless Your Holy Name.

Leader:  Glory, majesty, dominion and power;

All: Be unto You, now and forever.

 

* HYMN                     “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”                      UMH #358

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Almighty and all Holy Father: We confess ourselves unworthy of Your matchless love. We have not loved You as we ought-with all our heart and soul and mind and strength. We have not loved one another or our neighbors as ourselves. We have not been kindhearted or forgiving to one another, even as You, for Christ’s sake, have forgiven us. We have lived in selfishness and worldly pride; the good gifts You have bestowed upon us, we have not used to relieve the burden of others. Pardon and blot out our offenses, we beseech You, through the incarnate life and willing sacrifice of Your Holy Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN               “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart”                       UMH #500                                                                                                        

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                           Psalm 119:97-104                                                                       

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Gracious God, as described in the Book of Jeremiah, you pour out your new covenant for your people.  We rejoice in unison by sharing the messages you have written on our hearts.  Salvation in Jesus Christ is the prosperity we need to proclaim to those searching for your mercy and love.  Multiply these gifts so that ministries are provided with your people today who seek to be in a faithful relationship with you.  Amen.                                                Jeremiah 31:27-34

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                    Luke 18:1-8

THE MESSAGE                          “Keep On Praying”                            Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                                       “Kum Ba Yah”                                       UMH #494

 

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

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*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.

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