Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – October 26, 2014

HAVEN

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

Reformation Sunday

October 26, 2014

GATHERING

 

LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                Janis Farver

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: We have come to worship because of our belief:

People: Belief that the Father will mend our broken lives…

Leader: Belief that the Son will resurrect our broken dreams…

People: Belief that the Holy Spirit will strengthen our broken wills.

Leader: Come; let us worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

 

* HYMN                          “Morning Has Broken”                                      UMH #145

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Heavenly Father, Jesus has said. “Love one another. Such as My love has been for you so must your love be for each other.  This is how all will know you for my disciples: your love for one another.”

 Heavenly Father for pretending that it is possible to love You and at the same time have something against our neighbor, we ask forgiveness.

For pretending it is possible to love You deeply and, at the same time have only a shallow love for one another, we ask forgiveness.

For pretending that it requires only an hour or so on Sunday to do Your work, we ask forgiveness.

Heavenly Father, we confess that we have not been doing the job You have given us to do as the work of a lifetime, and because of this Heavenly Father, we ask Your forgiveness!  Amen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                        Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17

 

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN                     “Crown Him with Many Crowns”                              UMH #327

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

God who guides us on the journey, we offer our tithes and offerings to you, and pray that the gifts we give might be used to bring your kingdom here on earth. Often, it feels like we won’t get to see it; and like Moses we will make the journey, but never get to cross into the place you have promised. Strengthen us, by your Spirit, to stay true to the journey, and to look toward the destination, not with our eyes or ears but with our hearts. We pray in the blessed name of Jesus, our Rock and the light of the world. Amen.                 (Deuteronomy 34:1-12)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                  UMH#95

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER-Unison                                                                    UMH#895

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                          Matthew 22:34-46

 

MESSAGE                           “Bad Neighbors”                                Pastor Janet Keffer                               

 

*HYMN                              “The Gift of Love”                                           UMH #408

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:           “Surely the Presence of the Lord”                    Renew #167

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 angel’s wings, I see glory in 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 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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