Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – January 27, 2013

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.

They will sing before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.

He will judge the world in righteousness and the people in his truth.

Psalm 96:1 & 13

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                  Robert Reese

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: O God who has led us.

People:  We praise You.

Leader: O God, Who has blessed us.

People: We thank You.

Leader: Receive our praise and thanks, as gladly we worship You.

People:  To Your Holy Name be glory forever!

 

* HYMN             “How Great Thou Art”                                                        UMH #77

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

We have Sinned O, God, for we have transgressed Your commandments; we have sinned, O God, for we have refused the call of Christ to righteous living and fearlessness; we have sinned, O God, for we have resisted the movement of Your Holy Spirit, directing our lives. Forgive us our sin, O God, even as now we confess it to You, and help us to keep Your commandments, to heed Your call, and to obey Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                     “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”                      UMH #103

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                              Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

O God, we return to You a part of what You have given us. For this way we try to say “Thank You” for Your love, and care, and blessings. Bless what we do in making this offering. Bless the people and causes these gifts will help. Bless us, yet again, who have given. We pray in Jesus` Name.  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 4:14-21

THE MESSAGE                                                                                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “There is a Balm in Gilead”                                 UMH #375

 

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 (The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all)

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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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