HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 
Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com       office -  814-453-6041

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 65:17-25; Isaiah 12;
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19
 

GATHERING HYMN                     “Sanctuary”                    TFWS #2164

*Call to Worship                                —Adapted from Psalm 98.

Leader:   Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things.

People: We will sing of his greatness!

Leader:   Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

People: We will proclaim the joy of the Lord!

Leader:   Make music to the Lord, for he is our King!

People: We will worship with instrument and song.

Leader:   The King is coming! Let us clap and dance and sing.

People: We praise you, Lord, with all our hearts! The King is worthy of praise!

 

*Hymn of Praise          “How Great Thou Art”         UMH #77

 

*Invocation (Unison)          

God, we want our worship today to reflect the overwhelming love we have for you. We desire that our songs would be a beautiful offering, pointing only towards you. We ask that each moment of this time together would bring you great praise and glory, for you alone are worthy. Guide us as we worship that all we sing and speak and pray would honor your great name. Amen.  

 

remembering our veterans

 

Special  Music                               Joan Miller and Carl Williams

 

Litany

One:       God of love, peace and justice, it is your will for the world that we may live together in peace. You have promised through the prophet Isaiah that one day the swords will be beaten into ploughshares. Yet we live in a broken world, and there are times that war seems inevitable. Let us recognize with humility and sadness the tragic loss of life that comes in war. Even so, as we gather here free from persecution, we may give thanks for those that have served with courage and honor.

Please Rise: Those that are in our presence that are either in active duty or reserve duty, and the fathers, mothers, siblings, spouses and grandparents of those that are currently serving.

All:         God, we praise you for those that are willing to serve. Let all Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen and Coast Guardsmen serve with honor, pride, and compassion. Do not let their hearts be hardened by the actions they must take. Strengthen their families. Keep them surrounded in your love and peace.

Please Rise: Those that are in our presence that have served in the military in the past.

All:         God, we praise you for those that have served in the military. We thank you for those that put the welfare of others ahead of their own safety. Let us all be inspired by their self-sacrifice in service to those who needed protection.

Please Rise: Those that are in our presence who have lost a loved one in war.

All:         God, we praise you for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice. We ask that you comfort those that still feel the pain of their loss. Keep us mindful that you have promised to comfort those that mourn.

Please Rise: Those who have gathered in your name in safety because of the sacrifices of others.

All:         God, we praise you for granting us these freedoms. Let us honor those who have served by working for peace. Let us never forget those that have served, and let us never let go of your promise of peace.

 

 

 

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                         “Give Thanks”                  TFWS #2036

 

CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time

 

Special Music and Testimonies

 

Old Testament Lesson         Isaiah 12                        page 628

 

Gospel Lesson               Luke 21:5-19                           page 959

 

Sermon                When the World's on Fire”          Pastor Mary

 

*Closing Hymn     “Lift Every Voice and Sing”       UMH #519

 

*Dismissal With Blessing

 

Announcements:
Sunday, November 13 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School
Tuesday, November 15 12:30 and 7:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study
5:30–7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts at San Juan
Wednesday, November 16  pick up and sort food at 9am
12:30 – 2 p.m. Food Pantry
Friday, November 18 10 a.m. Two in One with Carl Williams
Saturday, November 19 10 a.m. Finance meeting 11 a.m. AD Council meeting
Sunday, November 20  11:00 a.m. Combined Worship at San Juan
Thanksgiving Dinner to follow
 

Worship Helpers for November
Greeter— Margaret Harrison Announcer—Wanda Brunner Scripture—Kathy Fuller Ushers—Walter Porter/Youth
Counters—Margaret Harrison and Mary Adams

Sanctuary Clearer this week: Sydney
 
 
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