Jerome Arizona Haven Church Bulletin – December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent Candle

First Sunday of Advent

Communion Sunday

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING-Responsively

Leader: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.

People: God is faithful; by Him we were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE                               Paul and Susie Lidbeck

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Hope has come; let the people rejoice! Bring songs of praise to worship the Savior who has come to earth. Come with shouts of joy to honor the God who took on flesh. Lift up your voices to the King who forever reigns on high. Hope has come; let the people rejoice!

 

*HYMN                    “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”                       UMH #569

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                       Psalm 122

*HYMN                          “Lo’, How a Rose E’re Blooming”                       UMH #216

 

LITANY for ADVENT-Responsively

Call: The Son of God is among us, bringing hope to all.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Hope feels far from us and we fail to believe.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Our hope is displaced, falling short of eternity.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: We want to know and believe in the one who brings hope to our lives.

Response: Restore us, O God.

Call: Give us a faith that is sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see

Response: Restore us, O God.

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

God of promise and hope, we take time this morning to share offerings of time, talent, and treasure. We present ourselves to You, knowing You are the source of all good gifts. Your word reminds us that we do not know the day or hour when our faithfulness will be examined, and so we pray that we might live each day and each moment striving for lives of love and compassion for the least, lowliest, and the lost, in a way that is pleasing to You. We pray this in the name of the Christ, whose coming calls us to preparation and repentance. Amen.                                                                                                                     (Matthew 24:36-44.)

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH# 95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE-JOYS AND CONCERNS                          Janet Keffer

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                      Matthew 24:36-44

 

THE MESSAGE                 “The Great Disappointment”                      Michael Keffer

*HYMN                         “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence”                     UMH #626

 

COMMUNION

INVITATION/CONFESSION AND PARDON                                      UMH Page 12

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                                                  UMH Page 13-15

THE LORD’S PRAYER

*RECEIVING COMMUNION

 

SENDING FORTH

*CIRCLE SONG:                      “Shine, Jesus, Shine”                         Renew #247

Shine, Jesus shine, fill this land with the Father’s glory, blaze, spirit, blaze, set our hearts on fire; Flow, river, flow, flood the nations with grace and mercy, send forth Your word, Lord, and let there be light. 

*BLESSING

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Liturgist this morning is Rosemary Coleman.

Thank you to Ed Womack for assisting with communion.

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

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