Haven Verde Valley Church Bulletin – January 13, 2013

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples.

For great is His love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

Praise the Lord.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                  Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: Grace and peace from God our Father.

All:  And from our Lord Jesus Christ!

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

All: Come let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN             “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”                    UMH #358 vs. 1-4

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Almighty God, humbly we bow before You and confess our sins; we Your children, have lifted up our own hearts in pride and have disdained Your providence. We have forgotten that we are little. We have been heedless that we are Yours. We have presumed authority as though the days were ours and the years our handiwork. We have obstructed Your love, we have broken Your laws, but You, O Lord, have mercy upon us. Pardon our offenses and restore our souls, return us in humility to Your rule and in penitence to Your love. And let Your Holy Spirit dwell within us both now and evermore. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                 Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”                              UMH #361

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                  Isaiah 43:1-7

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER

Because You have blessed us with time and talent and treasure, O God, we have known the joy of sharing in the proclamation of Your gospel, in the spread of Your kingdom, in a hopeful ministry to Your people everywhere. All this we want to continue, so here again we bring our tithes and offerings. Bless these gifts and us, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                               UMH #95

 

ANTHEM                              “Amazing Grace”                               Haven UMC Choir

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                          Janet Keffer THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

 

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                             Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 & Acts 8:14-17

THE MESSAGE                                                                                     Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                                “Jesus Calls Us”                                               UMH#398

 

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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