Haven Church Jerome – Bulletin August 17, 2014

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

August 17, 2014

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING- Responsively

Leader: To those who are called, who are beloved in God the Father and kept safe for Jesus Christ:

People: May mercy, peace, and love be yours in abundance.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                    Janis Farver

CALL TO WORSHIP-Unison

Here, in this place,

God welcomes all the dreamers, as well as the doubters: here, the worriers and wanderers can call on God by name. Here, in this time, we can remember all the ways God has graced us: here, in these moments, we are reminded that God is with us, always!
Here are gathered those daring enough to step out of comfort into the unknown.
Here, in this faith space, we will find the courage to cry out, ‘God, save us!’ in every situation.

 

* HYMN                           “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”                 UMH #128

 

CALL TO CONFESSON

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

God, we confess that we do not always understand Your ways. We are easily discouraged when life takes unexpected turns and our carefully laid plans and dreams come to nothing. We confess that we are quick to give up when things get difficult, and quick to question Your presence and Your power. Forgive us.

Grant us patience to wait for Your good timing. Open our eyes to recognize Your leading in our lives—to listen for Your gentle whisper when we least expect it. And then give us courage to step out in faith and obedience, trusting in Your leading even when we cannot yet see the outcome. We praise You for Your faithful love, and pray that You would make us worthy to bear Your name. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN                            “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks”                   Renew #271

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON #1                                                Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Ever-faithful God, we long to be faithful givers, modeling ourselves on you who have given everything to us.  May your Spirit of abundance, which gives more than we ask or imagine, grace these gifts for your kingdom.  In Jesus’ name we pray,   Amen.

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

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON #2                                                         Genesis 45:1-15

THE MESSAGE                    “On Being a Dreamer”                                  Janet Keffer

*HYMN      “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” verses 1,3,4,5         UMH# 139

  

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

*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed. Office hours: Thursday 9 am-12 pm  and by Appointment, 928-639-3871. Pastor Janet Keffer 602-284-7045

 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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