Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – June 30, 2013

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                  Robert Reese

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Let us greatly rejoice in the Lord.

All:  Let our spirits exult in our God.

Leader: He has been good and gracious to us.

ALL: He has blessed us and helped us.

Leader: Therefore, let us rejoice and give honor to Him!

 

* HYMN                            “How Great Thou Art”                                         UMH #77

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

God of light, forgive our shadowy purposes and our dark deeds; God of love, forgive us who are our loveless, and our lack of kindness, compassion and mercy; God of peace, forgive the warring madness in our spirits. Let light and love and peace abide in our hearts through Jesus Christ our Redeemer. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH

 

*HYMN                         “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”              UMH #500

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                  Luke 9:51-62

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Everlasting God, You never ask us to wait when we cry out in despair.  You are ever-present.  You provide counsel in our bleakest moments.  You share joy in our celebratory times.  We confess that sometimes we are reluctant in our relationship with You.  We do not desire to be the “would-be” followers of Jesus, like Luke describes.  Help us to be committed totally to You in the days ahead.  We rededicate ourselves to You and share a portion of our financial earnings with You.  We pray in Jesus’ name.  Amen.  Luke 9:51-62

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

Leader: We offer our gifts to God
ALL: who claims us as children-who names us beloved-who celebrates our presence.
Leader: We offer our gifts to a loving God.
All: Thanks be to God. Amen.

 

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                      Robert and Sally Reese

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                      2 Kings 2:1 and 6-14

THE MESSAGE                          “The Mantle of Elijah”                     Rev. John Jenkins

 

*HYMN                              “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”                        UMH#110 

 

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:

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

We wish to thank The Reverend John Jenkins for filling in today.

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