Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – January 12, 2014

HAVEN

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

January 12, 2014

1st Sunday after Epiphany

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

GREETING

We welcome you today in the name of the one who frees us from every burden, renews our spirits, and inspires hope and joy in our living. May this time of worship encourage and lift you up.

PRELUDE                                                                                      Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Grace and peace from God our Father.

All:  And from our Lord Jesus Christ!

Leader: Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

All: Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                               “Fairest Lord Jesus”                           UMH #189

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Give us courage, Lord, that we might search the deepest and darkest corners of our being for anything that offends your holy name. Give us mercy that we might stand in the brilliance of your light. Give us grace that we might go from this assembly cleansed from our sin and refreshed for your service. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                    

 

*HYMN                   “Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken”             UMH #731

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                Isaiah 42:1–9    

                

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Holy God, we are reminded this morning as we remember Christ’s baptism how you stooped to meet us eye to eye in Christ, reassuring us through your presence. So now, as we give our gifts to you, help us to see the faces of those who will look to us for a touch of compassion and love: our words of kindness, our arms of comfort, and our generous gifts. Meet in us the longing we have to hear your voice speak, “This is my beloved child, with whom I am pleased!” We pray this in the name that is above all others, Jesus the Christ. Amen. (Matthew 3:13-17).

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                                                                  UMH #895

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                             Matthew 3:13-17

                  

MESSAGE                 “The Sign and Seal of our Faith”              Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                      “What Wondrous Love Is This”        UMH #292           

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:       “Surely the Presence of the Lord”                 UMH #328

Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel His mighty power and His grace.  I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

 

*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.

Be sure and join Haven next week when guest Cathy Wilson

Of Chosen People Ministries will speak. 

There will be a potluck brunch in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday service

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