Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – November 24, 2013

Twenty Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: Trust in the Lord and do good.
People: May the Lord give strength to the people!

Leader: O taste and see that the Lord is good!

All: God is our refuge and strength.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash                                                                               

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: Jesus said:….. “the time approaches

People:  Indeed, it is already here.

Leader: When those who are real worshippers,

People: Will worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

Leader: Such are the worshippers whom the Father wants.

All: God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

* HYMN                            “Morning Has Broken”                                     UMH #145

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

For these wrongs O God, we come to You confessing the sins we have committed and the evil we have allowed to remain in our lives, unrebuked and tolerated.

The penitence and contrition we place before You, the promises we have broken, the iniquities others have inflicted by word and deed, the heartaches created by our sinfulness, and all our unwillingness to cast out of our lives our evil ways. Have mercy upon us, O Lord. Accept our confession. Grant us Your pardon. By Your Spirit’s power within us, may true repentance encourage us in right living. We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.  

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Now Thank We All Our God”                            UMH #102

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                         Psalm 64

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Generous God, we are reminded that Your desire is to share with us the inheritance You desire for your children, but so often we have chased after other things. You offer us the potential for joy and contentment; but far too often, we have not listened to Your word but rather to the messages the world sends about where joy and contentment may be found. Touch our hearts as we give this morning. May we realize those things that really provide for a happy and full life, and may we give our gifts with generous hearts and with confidence in You. We pray in Christ’s holy name. Amen.                                          (Colossians 1:11-20)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                          Janet Keffer

THE LORD’S PRAYER                                                                               UMH #895

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                  Luke 23:33-43

THE MESSAGE                      “Leadership on the Cross”                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                                        “Jesus Shall Reign”                                 UMH #157

 

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

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

Join us December 15th after worship for Brunch!

 

 

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