Haven Church Jerome Bulliten – November 30, 2014

HAVEN

UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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

November 30, 2014

First Sunday of Advent

GATHERING

 

LIGHTING THE CANDLES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: This is a sacred place, the Lord’s house.

People: This is a sacred day, the Lord’s day.

Leader: This is a sacred season, the Lord’s advent.

ALL:  Let us observe that sacredness by truly becoming the Lord’s people.

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE                               Paul and Susie Lidbeck

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                    Janis Farver

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Hopehas come; let the people rejoice! Bring songs of praise to worship the Savior who has come to earth. Come with shouts of joy to honor the God who took on flesh. Lift up your voices to the King who forever reigns on high. Hope has come; let the people rejoice!

 

*HYMN                    “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”                   UMH #569

 

SCRIPTURE READING                                                                     Proverbs 23:22-25

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN                          “Lo’ How a Rose E’re Blooming”                        UMH #216

 

LITANY for ADVENT

Call: The Son of God is among us, bringing hope to all

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Hope feels far from us and we fail to believe.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Our hope is displaced, falling short of eternity.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: We want to know and believe in the one who brings hope to our lives.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Give us a faith that is sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see

Response: Restore us, O God.

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Our Heavenly Father, we worship you. You are the God who does awesome deeds that we did not expect! You have come down from on high, sending your precious Son Jesus to make your presence tangible. You work wonders for those who wait for you. Thank you for sending your Spirit to work in our life. Give us patience as we wait for the revealing of your glorious kingdom. May the gifts and offerings we present today serve your purposes as we await your coming in glory. Come soon, Lord Jesus! Amen. (Isaiah 64)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE-JOYS AND CONCERNS

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

SCRIPTURE READING                                                                              Isaiah 55:1-3

THE MESSAGE                     “Christmas Shopping”                            Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                         “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”                  UMH #626

 

 SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                         “Shine, Jesus Shine”                              Renew #247

Shine, Jesus shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory, blaze, spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire; Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy, send forth Your word, Lord, and let there be light. 

*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.

 

Christmas Sermon Series…

Nov. 30 – Christmas Shopping

December 7 – Christmas Thinking

December 14 – Christmas Giving

December 21 – Christmas Keeping

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