Haven Jerome Church Bulletin – September 29, 2013

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING- Responsively

Leader: Sing praises to God, O you saints, and give thanks to God’s holy name!
All: We exalt you, O God, for You have restored us to life!

Leader: We may cry though the night, but Your joy comes with the morning.

All: You hear us, O God, and You are gracious in our distress.

Leader: You turn our mourning into dancing!

All: Our souls cannot be silent! O God, our Savior, we give thanks to You forever!

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                 Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP-Responsively

Leader: This is a day which God has given us.

All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Leader: Come, let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                                      “Amazing Grace”                               UMH #378

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

O God, though the rope of sin securely bind us; though the weight of evil drags us down; though the chains of habit pull us toward destruction-in love, in pity and according to Your eternal caring of our souls, loosen us, draw us up, and redeem us, we pray through Jesus Christ. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Take My Life, and Let it Be”                              UMH #399

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                       Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Patient God, our ears listen attentively, yet our understanding is lacking.  Our eyes look wide open, yet human suffering is squarely in front of us.  Our hands stretch outward, yet remain listless.  Our voice encourages others, yet remains silent to those in despair.  Every day, we are faced with opportunities to respond.  Forgive us.  Awaken us.  Encourage us.  Call us again to respond by offering your salvation and your abundant life to others every day.  We humbly place these gifts before you.  Amen.                                                  Luke 16:19-31

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 16:19-31

THE MESSAGE                 “Who Will Help Poor Lazarus?”                 Michael Keffer

*HYMN                   “On Eagle’s Wings”                             UMH#143 -Sing 2 Times

 

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.

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