Haven UMC Church Bulletin – April 21, 2013

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

GREETING

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

Leader: O taste and see the Lord is good!

All: God is our refuge and strength.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                 Robert Reese

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: From the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun,

All:  The Lords name is to be praised.

Leader: O servants of the Lord, praise His name.

ALL: And worship Him!

 

* HYMN                                  “Christ Is Alive”                                          UMH #318

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Our heavenly Father, who by Your love has made us, and through Your love has kept us, and in Your love would make us perfect: we humbly confess that we have not loved You with all our heart and soul and mind and strength; nor have we loved one another as Christ loved us. Forgive what we have been; help us to amend what we are; by Your spirit direct what we shall be; so shall You come into the full glory of Your creation in us and in all people; to the honor of Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we pray. Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “What Wondrous Love Is This”                           UMH #292

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                John 10:22-30

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

O God, in whom all things exist: You do not need that Your people buy You anything; yet as we do, ours is the honor of serving Your Son, ours is the joy of sharing with others, ours is the blessing of coming closer to You. So receive this offering, we pray, that we may possess these blessings in Jesus Name. 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

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                         Psalm 23 

THE MESSAGE                 “When the Darkness is at its Worst”           Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                      “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty”                   UMH #64

 

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: May the Lord bless you and keep you. 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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