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:
Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112; Romans 8:1-11;
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Gathering Hymn         “As the Deer”        TFWS #2025

Prelude

(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)

*Call to Worship                            Psalm 119:105-112 CEB                   

Leader:   Your word is a lamp before my feet and a light for my journey.

People:  I have sworn, and I fully mean it: I will keep your righteous rules.

Leader:   I have been suffering so much—Lord, make me live again according to your promise.

People:  Please, Lord, accept my spontaneous gifts of praise. Teach me your rules!

Leader:   Though my life is constantly in danger, I won’t forget your Instruction.

People:  Though the wicked have set a trap for me, I won’t stray from your precepts.

Leader:   Your laws are my possession forever because they are my heart’s joy.

All:         I have decided to keep your statutes forever, every last one.

 

*Hymn of Praise           Thy Word Is a Lamp”        UMH #601           

                                                                                                           

 Opening Prayer 

Lord, you have been faithful to gather us before you this day. Quiet now our thoughts that we may together hear your word. Empty our fretful minds and fill them with the assurance of your presence. Amen.

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Hymn of Preparation                                    UMH #393

Spirit of the Living”

(2 times)

 

Morning 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, forever and ever. Amen.

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95

 

CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time—Blessing of Campers

 Special Music and Testimonies

 Epistle Lesson         Romans 8:1-11                            page 1029

 

Gospel Lesson    Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23                         page 889

 

Sermon                    The Four R's”                        Pastor Mary

*Closing Hymn       “Hymn of Promise”                   UMH #707 
                   

*Benediction

*Postlude

   
Announcements:

Today, July 16
9:30 a.m. Worship
Sunset service with Greg Spencer at Presque Isle Beach 6 W.
Thursday, July 20-23
ServErie with Glenwood UMC at Erie High
Go to http://serverie.com for more info
Friday, July 21
8:30 a.m. Pick Up Food at Second Harvest
Sunday, July 23
9:30 a.m. Worship
Sunset service with Greg Spencer at Presque Isle Beach 6 W.
Wednesday, July 26
8:30 a.m. Pick up Perishables at Second Harvest
1-3 p.m. Food Distribution
Sunday, July 30
9:30 a.m. Worship
Sunset service with Greg Spencer at Presque Isle Beach 6 W.

Each week we will list current prayer requests.  If you would like to add a name, please fill out a “Prayer Request” card and place it in the offering plate.!

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