Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – August 24, 2014

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

August 24, 2014

Eleventh Sunday in Kingdomtide

GATHERING

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                            Janis Farver

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader:  We come here an expectant people, hoping for a sign form the Father; waiting for a miracle from His Son; anticipating the coming of His Spirit.

People: Lord, we come here an expectant people, anxious for Your presence.

 

* HYMN                           “Rise Up, O Men of God”                                       UMH #576

 

CALL TO CONFESSON

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

You know Lord, how easy it is for us to say the right things without verifying them with our actions.   We have said, “Have a good day,” without helping to make it a good day.  We have said “I’ll remember you in prayer,” and then forgotten to pray.  We have said, “Call me if you need me,” instead of pitching in and helping.  We have said, “I hope you feel better,” without taking the time to visit.  We have said, “God bless you,” without becoming the channel of that blessing. Forgive us Lord, for not always following through on our words with actions.  Amen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN    “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”  UMH#427 v. 1,2,4&6

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – Unison

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son Our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into Hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                           Romans 8:31-39

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Almighty and merciful God, as we give our tithes and offerings this morning, we are reminded that it is here that the relationships of our hearts and our connection to the material world intersect. You have called us into the world, into its need, its suffering, its injustice, and its pain; not to be claimed by the world, but as those claimed by you to be agents of change and transformation and healing in the world. So use not only these gifts, these dollars we offer, but use us. Use our hands, use our feet, use our voices, and use our hearts to shape the world for which You long. We pray in the blessed name of Jesus, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.                                                       Romans 12:1-8

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                                                               Exodus 15:19-27

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

THE MESSAGE    “Are There Enough Elims in Your Life?”              Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                         “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”                            UMH# 117

 

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

*Stand as you are able.

The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed. Office hours: Thursday 9am-12pm (928-639-3871) and by appointment 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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