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 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10;
1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20

*GATHERING HYMN               “Shine, Jesus, Shine”    TFWS #2173

*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We gather as God's people:
People: To seek direction in the living of our lives.
Leader: We gather as God's people:
People: To be still and hear what God would have us do.
Leader: We gather as God's people:
People: To be renewed, restored and recreated.
Leader: We rejoice that we are God's people:
All: To serve, to love and to sing God's praise.

*HYMN OF PRAISE “When Morning Gilds the Skies” #185

*INVOCATION
You have brought us, O God, to another Lord's Day, when we are privileged to worship you with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
 May we have unity of mind and heart as we open ourselves to the movement of your Holy Spirit. As  your love grows within us, may we have rich fellowship with you and with one another.
In Christ's name. Amen.

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY
“Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley”       TFWS #2112
“Precious Lord Take My Hand”                 UMH #474

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
“Doxology” UMH #95

CELEBRATING THE WORD

CHILDREN’S TIME

SPECIAL MUSIC AND TESTIMONIES #206
“I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light”

*GOSPEL LESSON Matthew 5:13-20 page 880

SERMON “Peer Pressure” Pastor Mary

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

GREAT THANKSGIVING (insert)
GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*CLOSING HYMN “This Little Light of Mine” #585

*DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
 

The Great Thanksgiving for Black History Month

L: The Lord be with you.
P: And also with you.
L: Lift up your hearts.
P: We lift them up to the Lord.
L: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
P: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
L: It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. You formed us in your image and breathed into us the breath of life. When human cruelty reared its ugly head, you sustained your people and made it possible for us to survive the middle passage, auction blocks, whipping posts and forced labor.
You softened the hearts of many who worked in secret on our behalf. You lifted our heads with the message that God sides with the oppressed and delivers the captives. You strengthened our hands to struggle for justice and freedom.
And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

P: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

L: Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ, who left the comforts of glory to live among a people estranged from God. By his life and example he taught us that it was possible to love our neighbors and live together as family.
By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this is remembrance of me."

When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

 

And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
 

P: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
L: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet.
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen.
 

By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this is remembrance of me."

When the supper was over, he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.
P: Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.
L: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory and we feast at his heavenly banquet.
Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever.

Amen.

Announcements:
Sunday, February 5
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:45 a.m. Sunday School

Tuesday, February 7
5:30-7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts at San Juan

Wednesday, February 8
12:30-2:00 p.m. Food Pantry

Saturday, February 11
6:00 p.m. Campership Dinner at Erie Asbury

Sunday, February 12
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:45 a.m. Sunday School
 

Tuesday, February 14
5:30-7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts at San Juan

Sunday, February 19
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:45 a.m. Sunday School

Tuesday, February 21
5:30-7:30 p.m. Girl Scouts at San Juan

Wednesday, February 22
12:30-2:00 p.m. Food Pantry

Thursday, February 23
10:30-2 p.m. Senior Food Boxes

Saturday, February 25
10 a.m. Ad Council



Soup Sale proceeds benefit Kids Camperships   4 kinds $5.00 a quart
Orders being taken now for delivery on March 4th & 5th.

 
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