HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

Fourth Sunday In Advent

December 22, 2013

9:30 a.m.                        

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


GATHERING  SONG  "Angels From the Realms of Glory"
  # 220 Hymnal
  lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
PRELUDE
 

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

READER: Luke 1: 30-33
But the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary. You have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son of the Most High.
The Lord will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob's descendants forever. His kingdom will never end."

Leader: Do not be afraid, because the son of man is...
People: BORN OF THE FATHER'S LOVE
Leader: Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
People: BORN OF THE FATHER'S LOVE
Leader: He has come to his people and redeemed them.
he has raised up a hom of salvation for us!
People: BORN OF THE FATHER'S LOVE
Leader: Rejoice! He is born. Holy is he who is ....
People: BORN OF THE FATHER'S LOVE
(Light four candles ~ 3 purple and pink.

 

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!


 
UNISON PRAYER:
O God, You sent Jesus at the right time to break
the hold of darkness on the world.
We pray for a world where hate yields to love,
where weapons are turned into tools, and enemies become allies.
Give us the grace not only to see that vision,
but to put flesh on it as did Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.


*HYMN # 230
“O Little Town of Bethlehem"  lyrics

SKIT “Office Gifts”
Bill and June are driving to deliver Christmas gifts
to their employees. Bill didn’t want to shell out money
for gifts for their employees, even though they had a good
business year. His wife points out what God has done for
them this past year.


CHILDREN’S CHAT

EPISTLE LESSON Romans 1: 1—7

GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 1: 18—25
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !

SERMON “At the Right Time” 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 # 94
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF DEDICATION # 219 "What Child is This"  "lyrics"

*BENEDICTION

*DISMISSAL # 218 "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear"
(verse FOUR 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:

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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