Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – July 8, 2012

GATHERING

 

GREETING AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

And also with you.

The risen Christ is with us.

Praise the Lord!

 

LITANY

Voice 1: In any circumstance, with any need, God is sufficient for me.

Voice 2: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!

Voice 1: In my weakness, fatigue and failure, God is my strength.

Voice 2: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!

Voice 1: When I am sad and grieving, alone and afraid, God is my refuge.

Voice 2: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!

Voice 1: When life is hard and I want to quit, God’s power sustains me.

Voice 2: Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!

Voice 1: I was lost, but God rescued me.

Voice 2: There is nothing sweeter than the amazing grace of God!

All: Thanks be to God!

 

PSALM 48                                                                             UMH 782

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

HYMN:      AMAZING GRACE                                                  UMH 378

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.

 

GOSPEL LESSON:       Mark 6:1-13                                               PB, pg. 38

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON:        2 Corinthians 12:2-10    PB, pg. 175

THE MESSAGE

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

OFFERTORY PRAYER:

Father, you have blessed us beyond measure, and you have called us to worship. May our gifts flow from hearts of worship to the One who provides all we need. May we never forget that all we have is yours. Take it and use it according to your will. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

  * PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING                              UMH 71

“Glory Be to the Father”

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Call: We are bombarded daily with the temptation to be self-sufficient, to trust

in our own abilities and strengths, and to regard our accomplishments as ours

alone. Scripture, however, exposes our folly and points us to the truth. Let us

go to God and confess our sin.

 

Prayer: Gracious God, all we have and all we are is a gift from you, yet we often fail to acknowledge your presence and your grace in our lives. We prefer to take credit for what we do right, to blame others for what goes wrong, and to dismiss as insignificant our weaknesses, self-righteousness and pride. We want to be regarded as being strong, rather than relying on your strength. We want to avoid hardship and trials rather than endure the suffering that molds godly character. We want to be in control rather than yield to you. We ask for your forgiveness. We confess that our stubbornness reveals our mistrust of both your goodness and your love and desires for us. Grant us mercy, we pray, and restore us to a right relationship with you, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

The mercy of God has no beginning and no end but endures forever. Friends, receive the free gift of God’s grace that is yours this day. Amen.

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:                     Joys and Concerns

 

PASTORAL PRAYER

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

BAPTISM of SCARLETT MONROE                                                        Insert/ UMH36

 

SENDING FORTH

 

*BLESSING

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*Stand as you are able. The quiet room is available in the back of the sanctuary if needed.  Worship sources used by permission of Homiletics

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