Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – November 9, 2014

HAVEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

November 9, 2014

 

GATHERING

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE                                                                                            Janis Farver

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: In silence, let our souls wait upon God.

People: God is our rock and our salvation; our hope is in Him.

Leader: Trust in Him at all times, O people!

People: Pour out your hearts before Him!

Leader: God is a refuge for us;

All: Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                               “O How I Love Jesus”                              UMH #170

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Almighty and merciful God, we know that when we offend another, we offend You. We are aware that we have often allowed the shadow of hate to cloud our souls, hiding the light from our unseeking eyes. We have said unpleasant and hurtful things to our brothers and sisters when they failed to live up to our expectations. Grant that we might find that spark of love that ever burns within us, the love that You have shown to us even when we failed You. Fan the embers of that love until it roars again in flames of love, peace and reconciliation. Forgive us our sins and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us into new life through Your Son, Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of all. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME FOR MINGUS MOUNTAIN CAMP                                              Mike Crevelt

 

*HYMN                            “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”                             UMH #361

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                   Isaiah 40:1-5

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Holy God, we are in awe of you. In marvelous ways, you have brought us out of trouble into safety, out of bondage into freedom. With our whole heart, we want to serve you faithfully, following Christ your Son. When we stumble and stray from your way, you call us back and forgive us. Help us to set all our hope on you, for your love never fails! It is by your generosity that we present these gifts and offerings. Use them to help others in our community and across the world to know your great love. We ask this through Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.                                                                                                         (Joshua 24)

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

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                            Matthew 25:1-13

THE MESSAGE                             “On Being Prepared”                           Janet Keffer

*HYMN                                “I Want to be Ready”                                     UMH# 722

 

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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