UMC Church Bulletin – May 12, 2013

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Mother’s Day

GATHERING

ANNOUNCEMENTS

GREETING

Leader:  God made Sunday for mothers. A time to be “Marys” and sit at the feet of Jesus.

People: Come, mothers, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come, fathers, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come grandmothers and grandfathers,  lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come children, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come, singles, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come, neighbors, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of Jesus.
Come, strangers, lay your burdens down and sit at the feet of
Jesus.

Leader: Come, ye that love the Lord, and sit at the feet of Jesus.

PRELUDE                                                                                                     Kathy Nash

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: True worship involves the offering of our very selves to God, our hearts, our minds, our bodies our wills;

All: Let us truly worship God.

Leader: By making such an offering.

All: Come, let us worship Him!

* HYMN                                  “Marching to Zion”                                      UMH #733

CALL TO CONFESSION

PRAYER OF CONFESSION-Unison

Father of all mercies; God of all comfort; we bring before You the record of our lives marked by failure and stained by sin. Be patient with us. Cast us not away from Your presence. Take not Your Holy Spirit from us. In mercy O God, forgive our transgressions and empower us to live more worthy lives. In the Name of Christ our Redeemer, we pray. Amen.

ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

TIME WITH YOUTH                                                                                  Janet Keffer

 

*HYMN                            “As the Deer Pants for the Water”                      Renew #9                                                                                                     

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                                     Proverbs 31                                                                        

 

PRAYERS AND OFFERINGS

OFFERTORY PRAYER-Unison

O God, we have all received of Your bounty. Now we are offering back to you a portion of that with which you have entrusted us. May what we give accomplish Your will both in our lives and in the life of the world. 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

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                         Mark 15:40-41 & Luke 8:1-3

THE MESSAGE       “With Him Were a Number of Women”              Michael Keffer

 

*HYMN                                       “Christ Is Alive”                                       UMH# 318

 

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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