Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – May 6, 2012

GATHERING

 GREETING and ANNOUNCEMENTS:

O give thanks to the Lord, for God is good

God’s steadfast love endures forever!

Let all creation say,

God’s steadfast love endures forever.

PRELUDE                                                                     Guest Bob Reese
CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: We gather for worship, frazzled from running errands and running committees, running out of energy and running out of time, running from problems and running from uncomfortable truths.

People: Let us be still and rest in the love of God.

Leader: We gather, yearning to be a people of comfort and peace.

People: Let us open our hearts to possibilities.

All: We gather in anticipation of being inspired and renewed in our desire to be a people of inclusion and love.

 

PRAISE HYMN   “In Christ There Is No East or West”                   UMH 548

 

PSALM 22: 25-31                                                                             UMH 753

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH:  OPENING HYMN

Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hidden.

Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

HYMN:    “Where Charity And Love Prevail”                        UMH 561

PROCLAMING GOD’S WORD

GOSPEL LESSON:       John 15: 1-8                                               PB, pg. 104

 

EPISTLE LESSON:       1 John 4:7-21                                    PB, pg. 223

 

MESSAGE                                                           Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

HYMN RESPONSE:     “Help Us To Accept Each Other”     UMH 561

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERING

OFFERTORY PRAYER: We give our gifts in love and thanksgiving for all that we have been given. Help us give with hearts and minds open to the possibilities of what we can do to heal the brokenness of our world. Let our love travel where we do not, making pathways of peace where there are none, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING

“Glory Be To The Father”                                             UMH 71

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

 

PASTORAL PRAYER: Slow us down, O God. And speed us up.

Let us be slow to speak out in judgmental anger and quick to offer words of encouragement and understanding. Enable us to catch the vision of a life in which the creeds and deeds are one and make the vision our own.

Enable us to catch the vision of lives seeking similarities rather than differences, of common ground rather than divergent roads. Enable us to catch the vision of Jesus, in whom all things are one, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

COMMUNION AND SENDING FORTH

CONFESSION AND PARDON                                              UMH 12

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING:                                            UMH 13-14

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

RECEIVING COMMUNION      All are welcome to the Lord’s Table!

 

Following communion please form a circle

 

*CIRCLE SONG                                                                     UMH 393

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

Melt me, mold me, fill me, use me.

Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on me.

 

BLESSING
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*Stand as you are able. Bulletin/sermon used by permission of Homiletics.

Next week Matt and Mary Magill from the Gideon’s return to give  testimony and sing praises!

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One Response to “Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – May 6, 2012”

  1. Warner says:

    I love your church bulletins, they are always so insightful and help me feel so much!

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