Haven Church Jerome Bulletin – September 21, 2014

HAVEN

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

September 21, 2014

GATHERING

 LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Come from your routine, take off your mask of formality and be yourself.  Be joyful, for it is God who has given you life!

PRELUDE                                                                                                         Final Harvest

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: Lift up your minds

Leader: Lift up your spirits

People: Lift up your hands…

All: …the Lord is reaching down to greet us!

* HYMN                       “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”                      UMH #158

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Forgive us, Lord, if we have tried to be self-made persons instead of inviting your Holy Spirit to work through us.  We have tried to set our own standards, but have found them to be faulty.  We have tried to rely on our own will-power, but have found it to be defenseless.  We have tried to promote our own good works, but we have lost interest and become stale.  Forgive us, Lord, for not using the vast resources within us, the divine energy of your Spirit. Empower us with that Spirit, we pray, energizing our consciences, our tongues, our hands, our feet and our bodies, with the same power that brought this universe into being.  Amen

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                                     Final Harvest

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                 Psalm 92

TIME WITH YOUTH

*HYMN               “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”                                         UMH #160

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

 OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Generous God, You provide for all our needs, if we but put our trust in You. When the Israelites were hungry in the wilderness and began to complain, You gave them bread in the form of manna to eat in the morning, and quail to satisfy their hunger in the evening. You gave just enough, to be consumed with gratitude and trust. Generous God, help us to give with generosity this morning, with gratitude for all we have received from Your goodness, and with trust in Your faithfulness. We pray in the name of Christ our Savior. Amen. 

(Exodus 16:2-15)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                          UMH #95

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                               Final Harvest

JOYS AND CONCERNS-     PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER-Unison                                                         UMH #895

 PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

 PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                             Revelations, Portions of Chapter 4

MEDITATION                        “The Sound of Music”                             Janet Keffer                                 

 SENDING FORTH

POSTLUDE                                                                                        Final Harvest

*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

We are Grateful to “Final Harvest” for their gift of music this morning.  There is a basket in the back of the sanctuary for a love offering for them.  Please let them know how much we appreciate their being here in Jerome.

*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed. Office hours: Thursday 9 am-12 pm 928-639-3871, and by appointment, 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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