HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

Third Sunday In Advent

December 15, 2013

9:30 a.m.                        

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


GATHERING  SONG  "Away In a Manger"  # 217 Hymnal
  lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
PRELUDE
 

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

READER: Isaiah 35:3-4 (NIV)
“Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way. Say to those with fearful hearts: ‘Be strong. Do not fear. Your God will come. He will come with vengeance, with divine retribution. He will come to save you.’ But only the redeemed will walk there, and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing. Everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Leader: Jesus, born to save us.
People: CHRIST OUR JOY
Leader: Jesus comes to teach us.
People: CHRIST OUR JOY
Leader: The joy of the Lord is our strength !
People: CHRIST OUR JOY
( Relight first candle for HOPE & second purple candle for
CHRIST THE WAY & third, pink one, for JOY.)

 

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!

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!


CONFIRMANDS WILL COME FORWARD ALONG WITH THEIR FAMILIES TO LIGHT THEIR BAPTISMAL CANDLES.

Matthew Retzer   Mayghen Retzer   Amanda Carpenter

Pastor: Remember your baptism and be thankful.
Confirmands: Amen.

RENUNCIATION OF SIN & PROFESSION OF FAITH (page # 46)

CONFIRMANDS KNEEL AT ALTAR RAILING

LIGHTING OF CONFIRMATION CANDLES

RECEPTION INTO THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

COMMENDATION AND WELCOME (page # 48)

PRESENTATION OF MEMBERSHIP CERTIFICATES (Lay Leader)

BLESSING  Pastor Ray

*HYMN # 240
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” lyrics

CHILDREN’S CHAT

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Isaiah 35: 1—10

GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 11: 1—15

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

SERMON    “Double Chasers"     Pastor Ray   

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 # 224 "Good Christian Friends Rejoice"  "lyrics"

*BENEDICTION

*DISMISSAL # 249 "There's a Song in the Air" (verse TWO 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

Please stay after worship to honor our newest members and for the Sunday School Christmas Party.

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 will resume in January 2014

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

Those that received a post card can pick up your Christmas Basket on Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 11-1pm
You need the post card to receive the basket.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE AT HENDERSON at 6:00 p.m. Dec 24th Please bring a BELL with you ~ a Jingle bell, a dinner bell, a cow bell, any kind of bell!

 
 
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