Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – November 25, 2012

GATHERING

GREETING/ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Grace to you and peace, from God our Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ!

Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.

Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN             “Joyful Joyful, We Adore Thee”                                       UMH #89

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

For those wrongs O God, we do repent and ask for forgiveness lest darkness gain its hold upon our hearts: for the disdain of those we counted not our equals; for the neglect of those we felt we could afford to ignore; for the blindness of our prejudice in failing to see the world of those differing from us; for the insinuations by which we ill-treated those who had no way to protect themselves; for the indifference which refused to see human need. For these wrongs and all others we most heartily repent, O God, and ask Your forgiveness through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                     “For the Beauty of the Earth                                         UMH #92

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                              2 Samuel 23:1-7

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Healing One, we are reminded so often in Biblical narration that You are capable of miraculous actions. But, Your miracles are not limited to those ancient times. People still experience miracles in these ordinary, everyday times. We recall those many miracles that have touched people within our own congregation. We are astounded by those miracles that we witness each day. We are so thankful! Today, we offer You this money as a sacred gesture of our gratitude. All praise and honor be given to You! 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                                                           Revelation 21:1-6

THE MESSAGE                                                                                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Lift High the Cross                                              UMH#159

 

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. Amen.)

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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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