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