Jerome Haven Church Bulletin – July 21, 2013

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Leader: Grace, mercy and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
ALL: And also with you.

 

PRELUDE                                                                                                 Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: From the rising of the sun.

All:  Until the going down of the sun.

Leader: The Lord’s name is to be praised.

All: Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Leader: Now and forever.

All: Come, let us worship Him!

 

* HYMN                “When Morning Gilds the Skies”                              UMH #185

 

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Lord, as we come before You, we know that we are not worthy to be called Your servants. We have not given our whole life to You, and we have served other masters besides You. Our faith is weak, and we have been afraid to confess it. We have not taken Your promises seriously, and have not believed that Your words have power to save us. But Lord, we cannot live without You. And as we hear You calling us again today, we would not harden our hearts. Allow us to return to You, and forgive us for our half-heartedness, and help our unbelief, so that we may learn to live as Your children, to serve You, with all our heart, and to be Your witness unto all humankind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                        “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine”                                     UMH #465

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                         Deuteronomy 8:1-3

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

Living God, we invite You into our minds and hearts in this hushed moment of praise and thanksgiving.  We listen for Your invitation to forget our daily stress and to unwind in Your embrace.  You enfold us in Your peace extending beyond needless worries and everyday troubles.  We worship You with these gifts and with spirits renewed by Your grace.  We pray in the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, whose message transcends time.  Amen. 

RECEIVING OUR OFFERING

*PRESENTATION OF OUR OFFERING

*DOXOLOGY                                                                                                 UMH #95

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

JOYS AND CONCERNS-PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE                      Michael Keffer

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                  John 10:7-10

THE MESSAGE                        “The Meaning of Life”                              Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                           “This Little Light of Mine”                                  UMH #585

 

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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