Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – December 30, 2012

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING

Praise the Lord, O my soul.

I will praise the Lord all my life;

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                  Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: We praise You, O God, Father Almighty.

All:  We praise You, O God, true and only Son.

Leader: We praise You, O God, Holy Spirit, our counselor.

All: We praise You, O God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, world without end.

Leader: Blessed be Your glorious Name forever and ever!

All: Amen.

 

* HYMN             “We Three Kings”                                                           UMH #254

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

Almighty and Eternal God, we come to You confessing the sins we have committed and the evil we have allowed to remain in our lives un-corrected and tolerated. In repentance and contrition, we place before You the promises we have broken, the injuries to others we have inflicted by word and deed, the heartaches created by our lives and our evil ways. Have mercy upon us, O Lord. Accept our confession. Grant us Your pardon. By Your Holy Spirit’s power within us, may true repentance encourage us in right living. We pray in Jesus’ Name.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                     “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”                              UMH #224

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                       Psalm 148

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

From the foundation of the world, and the creation of humankind, You have loved and cared for that which You made. You have loved and cared for us, O God, and we are grateful. Accept our gratitude and accept the gifts we bring as a token of our love for You. Bless and use these gifts for Your own most wise and holy purpose. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                               UMH #95

 

 

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

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                 Luke 2:41-52

THE MESSAGE                                                                                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Go, Tell It On The Mountain”                            UMH #251

 

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 (God’s presence be with you and give you peace. Amen.)

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*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.

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