Haven Verde Valley Church Bulletin – February 17, 2013

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                 Robert Reese

 

CALL TO WORSHIP –Responsively

Leader: Grace to you, and peace.

All:  From God our Father, and from our Lord, Jesus Christ!

Leader: Draw near to God.

All: And He will draw near to you.

All: Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                            “Do, Lord, Remember Me”                               UMH #527

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Eternal God, in Whom we live and move and have our being; Whose face is hidden from us by our sins and, Whose mercy we forget in the blindness of our hearts: Cleanse us we implore You, from all our offenses and deliver us from proud thoughts and vain desires, that with lowliness and meekness we may draw near to You, confessing our faults, confiding in Your grace, and finding Your our refuge and our strength, through Jesus Christ Your Son. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

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

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                            Matthew 8:23-27

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Eternal God: in the abundance of Your love and mercy, You have granted us the gift of life, plus so many material blessings. Thanks be to You! May we ever be aware of Your spirit working in our lives, giving us the grace of true gratitude and fulfilling through us the purpose You have for the well being of our neighbors, We pray 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

 

SPECIAL MUSIC                                                                                         Sally Reese

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                John 12:20-26

THE MESSAGE                “Sir, We Would See Jesus”                          Michael Keffer

“In The Presence of Fear”

 

*HYMN                                   “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                           UMH#140

 

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 peace of God abide with you and His gracious mercy bless you always.

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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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