Haven Jerome Arizona Church Bulletin – November 17, 2013

Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Sing to the Lord, bless His Holy Name.

People:  Tell of His salvation, from day to day.

Leader: Declare His glory among the nations.

People: His marvelous works among all peoples!

Leader: For great is the Lord,

All: And greatly to be praised.

 

* HYMN                                “It Is Well with My Soul”                              UMH #377

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

O Lord God, Who in tender compassion sent Your Son to be our Savior; have mercy upon Your sinful and unworthy servants. We have sinned in doing that which is evil; we have sinned, in failing to do that which is good. We have left the paths of righteousness, and walked the ways of wrong. In Your love and goodness, spare and save us, O God. Forgive our sins, and by Your Spirit, urge us to go in the way pointed by our Guide and Friend, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

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

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                               Isaiah 65:17-25

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Exalted Lord, how can we sufficiently prepare our hearts to stay firm in your love?  We praise your name with songs and prayers, yet are we truly ready to stand on your promises and risk persecution for being a fully committed Christian?  Are we devout to your will by the way we live and give?  Our offertory response is one means of answering those questions.  Thank you for this opportunity to dedicate these gifts as we become bold in our faith and slow in our judgment.   Let your stream of living water flow from our lips as we share your Good News.  Amen.                                                                                 Luke 21: 5-19

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                          Janet Keffer                   THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                               UMH #895

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                  Luke 21:5-19

 

THE MESSAGE                                “Out of the Rubble”                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN         “Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life”     UMH #427 vs. 1, 2, 3 & 6

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                         “He Lives”                                              UMH #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

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