Haven Church Bulletin – September 22, 2013

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: This is the day that the lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

People: This is none other than the house of the God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Leader: The hour is coming, and now is when true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.

People: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!

All: Give Thanks to Him, bless His name!

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                  Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Wait on the Lord;

People: Be of good courage.

Leader: And He will strengthen your heart.

People: Wait, I say, on the Lord…and worship Him!

 

* HYMN                                   “I Surrender All”                                         UMH #354

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of Your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in Your will, and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                                “There is a Balm in Gilead”                           UMH #375

 

OLD TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE                                                    Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Faithful One, you have entrusted us with so many gifts that are more important than worldly possessions.  You have called us to be stewards of all that you have created.  We strive to fulfill your call to be generous stewards by openly sharing the bounty you have placed under our care.  We know that we visibly demonstrate our commitment to your work in this world by giving these tithes and offerings.  In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen.                                        Luke 16:1-13

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                                                                               UMH# 895

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURE                                                           Luke 16:1-13

THE MESSAGE              “Learning from the Unprincipled”                 Michael Keffer

*HYMN                                            “Lead Me, Lord”                                  UMH #473

 

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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