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 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24;
Romans 8:12-25; and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Gathering Hymn                                          TFWS #2020

“Praise the Lord With Sound of Trumpet”

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                                                                              

Leader:   Weeds and seeds, growing together.

People: Each will influence the other.

Leader:   What will we learn from the weeds?

People: Trials and tribulations, choices that have not always worked out. Weeds can teach us about perseverance — consider the tough dandelion plant pushing its way up through the pavement — for some it’s just a weed, but for others there are lessons to be learned.

Leader:   What will be gained from seeds?

People: Inside each one of us is a special person, waiting to be nurtured to wholeness. Each seed is unique; each has its own gifts to offer.

Leader:   In God’s garden, God’s love extends to both – asking both to consider what each has to offer to a hurting world.

People: Lord, help us to be good seeds, bearing fruits of kindness, justice and compassion. Be in our hearts, O Lord, and in our lives. Amen.

 

*Hymn of Praise                                               UMH #122

God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale

                                               

 Opening Prayer 

Lord of light - shine upon us.  God of love   fill our hearts with your wisdom.  Holy Spirit, bring yourself closer to us in our prayers, words and music.  Use this time - and use us - to accomplish your good and gracious will.  Amen

 

Praise Songs and Choruses

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

A Reading from a Psalm of David                    page 566

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

 

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

 

Special Music and Testimonies

 

Old Testament Lesson        Genesis 28:10-19a             page 24

 

Gospel Lesson             Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43              page 890

 

Sermon                 Weeds—Arrrghh!”                     Pastor Mary

 
*Closing Hymn                                                UMH #418
“We Are Climbing Jacob’s Ladder”
                 

*Benediction

*Postlude

We welcome The Rev. Dr. Dianne Glave to worship this morning.  She is a staff member of the Western Pennsylvania United Methodist Conference Center as the  Coordinator of Diversity Development. Dr. Glave is our support person as we strive to worship and serve God in a way that reflects our racial and ethnic diversity.

If you can come back at 12:15 p.m., join us for some fellowship time following San Juan's worship at San Juan.

Announcements:

Today, July 23

9:30 a.m.        Worship

12:30 p.m.      Fellowship Time at San Juan

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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