HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

Second Sunday In Advent

December 8, 2013

9:30 a.m.                        

Pastor Ray Speakman cell # 814-450-3150       Email
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com


GATHERING  SONG # 204 Hymnal
  lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
PRELUDE
 

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

READER: Isaiah 30:21(NIV)
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying. "This is the way. Walk in it."

 
People: CHRIST THE WAY
Leader:  In John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
People: CHRIST THE WAY
Leader: In this Advent season, listen for the voice of God saying ~ This is  the way. Walk in it.
People: CHRIST THE WAY
(Relight first candle for HOPE & second purple candle for CHRIST THE WAY)

READ IN UNISON:
You are the song, You are the song I'm singing.
You are the air, You are the air I breathe in.
You are the Hope. You are the Hope I'm needing.
Whoa oh oh You are!

repeat


TESTIMONY TIME:
Share something God is doing in your life.
HYMN #211 "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" (all seven stanzas)

ANTIPHONS
will be read before each stanza.

CHILDREN’S  CHAT

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON
Isaiah 11: 1-12

GOSPEL LESSON  Matthew 3: 1-12

L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !
               

SERMON    “Life in the Stump!"     Pastor Ray   

CAROL #242 "Love Came Down at Christmas" lyrics

OUR PRAYER AND MEDITATION WITH GOD
SHARING OUR PRAISES AND CONCERNS

MORNING PRAYER AND THE LORD'S PRAYER.

WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING  OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY # 95
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF DEDICATION # 218 "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"  "lyrics"


*BENEDICTION


*DISMISSAL # 213 "Life Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"
(verse ONE only)
lyrics
*POSTLUDE

 

*PASSING  OF  THE  PEACE
  As you leave the sanctuary, please extend signs of Friendship and Peace.  Pass the blessings of Christ to each other.
 
       NOTE:  * indicates standing if you are able
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Henderson  Worship Christ Through the Arts After School Program for ages 8 - 18  is on Tuesday from 4 - 6 P.M.

Remember Bible Study Thursday mornings at 10AM!

Please pray for our church and our city on Thursdays at 1:00PM.

Postcards for Christmas Food Baskets will be mailed out Dec 11, 2013  with pick up on Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 11-1pm
You need the post card to receive the basket.

Community Christmas Party is Dec. 14th at San Juan from 12 to 2pm

Confirmation class will be received into membership next  Sunday Dec 15.

Sunday School Christmas Party will be next Sunday, Dec 15th during regular Sunday School time.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AT HENDERSON at 6:00 p.m. Dec 24th
 

 
 
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