Haven UMC Bulletin – February 19, 2012

GATHERING

 

GREETINGAND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Transfiguration Sunday

For it is God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.            

 

PRELUDE                                                                              Patty Bell

OPENING PRAYER

Eternal Light, shine into our hearts.

Eternal Goodness, deliver us from evil.

Eternal Power, be our support.

Eternal Wisdom, scatter the darkness of our ignorance.

Eternal Pity, have mercy on us.

That with all our heart and mind and soul and strength we may seek your face and be brought by your infinite mercy to your holy presence; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

PRAISE HYMN:                  “Seek Ye First”                         UMH 405

 

PRAYER OF TRANSFIGURATION                                                        UMH 259

 

PSALM 51:1-17        Preparing for Ash Wednesday              UMH 785    

 

TIME WITH THE YOUTH

 

HYMN:    “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                         UMH 454

  PRAYERS AND OFFERING

CALL TO CONFESSION

Every glimpse of Christ’s glory reminds us of the hope we have in him both now and for the future. It also reminds us of our own inadequacy and insufficiency. Let us go to God in prayer to confess our sin.

 

CONFESSION

Merciful and forgiving Savior, like Elijah, a review of our lives reveals a mixed bag. At times we’ve displayed courage, at other times fear. Faith is co-mingled with doubt. We are compassionate one minute and holding a grudge the next. Humility is nudged aside by pride. Contentment loses ground to envy. We rely on you in obedient submission only to turn around and discover that we’ve seized the reins of control to our lives. Worry steals the peace that passes all understanding. Hopefulness dissolves into self-pity. We confess that we are broken and are powerless to change it. We need your mercy. We want to be made whole and new. We ask for your forgiveness and for you to do in us and for us what we cannot. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

All things are possible with Christ. The old self dies with Christ and the same

Spirit that renewed His life renews ours.

Friends, hear the Good News andBelieve; In Jesus Christ you are forgiven. Amen.

 

OFFERING

 

* PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

Lord of our lives, we know you are always present to us. Help us be present to you as we prepare to hear your word as revealed in the Scriptures. Keep us alert that we might hear, and hearing, respond. Amen.

 

GOSPEL LESSON:            Mark 9:2-9 Transfiguration                   PB, pg. 42

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON:       2 Kings: 2:1-12                PB, pg. 325

 

MESSAGE:                                                          Pastor Vicki Lerdahl

 

RESPONSE  PRAYER                                                         UMH 353

 

CLOSING HYMN:     “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory”          UMH 717

 

SENDING FORTH

CIRCLE SONG:   “Blest Be The Tie That Binds”                             UMH 557

Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love; the fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.

 

*BLESSING

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

Bulletin/ sermon used by permission from Homiletics.

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