Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – January 4, 2015

HAVEN

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

January 04, 2015

Epiphany of the Lord Sunday

 

GATHERING

 

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                    Janis Farver

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Christ is the light of our souls:

People:  We rejoice in this light, great source of truth.

Leader: Christ is the light of our homes:

People: We rejoice in this light, great source of peace.

Leader: Christ is the light of the world:

People: We rejoice in this light, great source of hope.

Leader: Let us be Christ’s true lights, dispersing the darkness of evil, for his grace, his power his peace are with us all.

 

* HYMN                                     “We Three Kings”                        UMH #254 vs.1-4

 

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                   Isaiah 60:1-6

 

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN                        “Angels from the Realms of Glory”                        UMH #220

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER in Unison

God, our heavenly Father, you have blessed us with earthly delights. Let our life as a church community become like a watered garden. Make us radiant over the goodness of your gifts! May all who enter our midst flourish with new life. Help us to share with our neighbors generously from your bounty. We ask this through your Son Jesus Christ. Amen.                                                 (Jeremiah 31)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE-JOYS AND CONCERNS

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

NEW TETAMENT READING                                            Luke 2:15-20 (JB Phillips)

THE MESSAGE             “Back to Work – A Different Way”                    Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                              “Go Tell it on the Mountain”                             UMH#251

COMMUNION

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                                               UMH Page 12

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                                         UMH Page 13-15

THE LORD’S PRAYER

RECEIVING COMMUNION

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 9am-12pm, and by appointment. 928-639-3871. Pastor Janet Keffer 602-284-7045; jekeffer@gmail.com

 

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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