Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – April 28, 2013

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Leader: Trust in the Lord and do good.
All: May the Lord give strength to the people!

Leader: O taste and see that the Lord is good!

All: God is our strength and our refuge.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                 Robert Reese

 

OPENING PRAYER

Almighty and everlasting God, in whom we live and move and have our being, You created us for yourself, so that our hearts are restless until they find rest in you. Grant to us such piety of heart and strength of purpose that no selfish passion may hinder us from knowing Your will, and no weakness from doing it. In Your light may we see life clearly and in Your service find perfect freedom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

* HYMN                            “It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord”                          UMH #352

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

 

Almighty and most merciful God, we have erred and strayed from Your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against Your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. But You, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare those , O God,  who confess their faults. Restore those who are penitent, according to Your promises declared in Jesus Christ our Lord. And grant, O merciful God, for His sake, that we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life; to the glory of Your holy name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                             Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”                          UMH #158

 

NEW TESTAMENT                                                                                     Acts 5:1-11

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, we know that all we have received is from Your hand. Gracious and Loving Father, You call us to be stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all You have entrusted to us. Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously. Send the Holy Spirit to work through us, bringing Your message to those we serve. May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

 

SPECIAL MUSIC                       “Here I Am Lord”                  Robert and Sally Reese

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                      Michael Keffer

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                     Isaiah 6:1-8

 

THE MESSAGE                 “What Are You Like, God?”                           Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                                   “Freely, Freely”                                          Renew #192

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                         “He Lives”                                              Hymn #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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