Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – December 29, 2013

December 29, 2013

First Sunday after Christmas Day

 GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: God’s law is perfect, it revives the soul.

God’s commandments are pure, they enlighten our eyes.

All:  Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our rock and redeemer.

Leader: Come let us worship God!

ALL: Come let us worship Him!

 * HYMN                            “O little Town of Bethlehem”                            UMH #230

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Gracious God, we lower our heads before You and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are Yours.  Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no

 

God and we fall short of being a credible witness to You.  For these things we ask Your forgiveness and we also ask for Your strength.  Give us clear minds and open hearts so we may witness of You in our world.  Remind us to be who You would have us to be, regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to You and build our relationship with You and with those You have given us on earth. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

TIME WITH YOUTH

HYMN                                       “We Three Kings”                                     UMH #254

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                         Psalm 23

 PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

God of Wisdom and Grace, Help us to understand what “enough” means in our lives. Please search our empty spaces and fill us with Your never-ending Grace.
Please search our cloyed, over-filled spaces and rid us of the excesses that keep us from You and others. Please use this blessed offering time to fill and empty and bring about Your realm of enough. 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

 NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                   Matthew 2:1-18

THE MESSAGE                          “Back To the Future”                        Rev John Jenkins

 

*HYMN                                      “What Child Is This”                           UMH #219                                 

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

Join Haven in special message January 19, 2014 @ 9am:

Chosen People Ministries’ Cathy Wilson

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