Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – November 16, 2014

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

November 16, 2014

Twenty-Third Sunday in Kingdomtide

 

GATHERING

 

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                                                    Janis Farver

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: As tempests blow through this great and troubled land, as winds sweep high throughout concrete canyons stone and steel, a message born upon that breeze defies all permanence of injustice and inequality.

All: God is here to call us home, to holy sanctuary, that here all seekers of the truth will find no less in and in turn become renewed, refreshed, reborn, and convicted to the works that lie ahead.

Leader:  Let us now in our unity give heart and soul unto this God as this hour we hear our sacred call.

 

* HYMN                            “Here, O My Lord I See Thee””                         UMH #623

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

We confess before you now, O God, our poor stewardship of life.  We have squandered time, talent, and treasure, under-used our opportunities, misdirected our loyalties, resisted growth, and wasted the gift of love.  In secret we have worshipped the work of our hands and minds.  The applause of the world has mattered more than our fidelity to you.  Make us duly penitent for these and all our sins.  And let the mercy of Christ inspire us to humbler, purer ways.  Amen

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                  Ecclesiastes Chapter 11

TIME WITH YOUTH

*HYMN                “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”              UMH #344

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Great God, you are enthroned in the heavens! You are full of majesty, yet you have reached out to us in kindness. We look to you in expectation, knowing that you provide for our needs. How could we recount each time when you have helped us? You sustain our life. Give us eyes of faith to see your Holy Spirit at work in our midst. Help us to see where you are calling us to reach out in your name. Use this offering to bless people through the ministry and mission of our church. May our neighbors come to recognize your love in tangible ways. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.                                                                          (Psalm 123)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                                UMH#895

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                       Matthew 25:31-46

 

THE MESSAGE                  “And Are You Ready for This?”                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                                      “Fairest Lord Jesus”                                   UMH#189

 

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

 

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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