Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – February 9, 2014

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 9, 2014

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

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

Leader: God’s law is perfect, it revives the soul. God’s commandments are pure, they enlighten our eyes.

People:  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                                   “Great is the Lord”                                       Renew #22

CALL TO CONFESSION

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                                                                                   Janet Keffer

*HYMN                            “Do, Lord, Remember Me”                               UMH #527

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                               Psalm 112:1-10

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Holy God of mercy and might, you have called us to “flavor” the world with compassion and to illuminate the world with generous spirits. We give this morning with grateful hearts, hoping that in our giving the spotlight doesn’t fall on us but on you! Bless the offering we give, and may the world come to know you and your son, as our light shines. We pray this in the name of your son, Jesus the Christ, who is love and light to the world. Amen. (Matthew 5:13-20)

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-Unison                                                                  UMH# 895

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                          Matthew 5:13-20

THE MESSAGE                                    “A Sign”                                     Michael Keffer

*HYMN                                              “Pass It On”                                           UMH#572

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 & Saturday 9am-12pm, 928-639-3871.

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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