HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
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Lectionary Readings: 
Genesis 12:1-4a; Psalm 121;  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17; John 3:1-17

*GATHERING HYMN  "Because He Lives ”  UMH #364

*Call to Worship                                       Based on Psalm 121

Call:            I lift up my eyes to the hills -- from where will my help come?

Response: Our help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Call:            The Lord is the One who will not let your foot be moved.

Response: The God who keeps us will not slumber.

Call:            God neither slumbers nor sleeps.

Response: The Lord is our keeper.

Call:            The Lord is the shade at our right hand.

Response: The sun shall not strike us by day, nor the moon by night.

Call:            The Lord will keep us from all evil.

Response: God is the keeper of our lives.

Call:            The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in,

Response: From this time on and forevermore. Thanks be to God!

 

*Hymn of Praise           “My Tribute”                       UMH #99

Observing Lent through Symbols— Towel & Basin

Scripture       John 13: 2-5 & 12, 14, 17

Unison Prayer      

Lord Jesus, suffering servant to everyone, help us to follow your example. Give us the strength to seek out and to perform acts of service for those around us. Amen.

Intercession

Leader:      …in your mercy,

Congregation Responds: “Lord, hear our prayer.”

 

 

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                                            

 

Hebrew Scripture       Genesis 12:1-4a                             page 9            

Epistle Lesson         Romans 4:1-5, 13-17                    page 1026

 

Sermon                    Children of Abraham”           Pastor Mary

*Closing Hymn                                                        UMH #103

“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”

*Dismissal With Blessing

Announcements:

Sunday, March 12

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Second Sunday of Lent

                        10:45 a.m.         Sunday School

Tuesday, March 14

            1:00 or 7:00 p.m.  Lenten Study

                                    “Final Words from the Cross”

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

Friday, March 17         

9 a.m.               Pick up food at Second Harvest

Saturday, March 18

            8 a.m.               Men’s Lenten Breakfast at Trinity UMC

10 a.m.             Ad Council/Leadership Team Meeting

Sunday, March 19

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Third Sunday of Lent

                        10:45 a.m.         Sunday School

2-4:30 p.m.       Lay Servant Classes at Saegertown

 

Tuesday, March 21

            1:00 or 7:00 p.m.  Lenten Study

“Final Words from the Cross”

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

6-8:30 p.m.       Lay Servant Classes at Asbury Waterford

Wednesday, March 22

            9 a.m.               Pick up food at Second Harvest

            12:30-2 p.m.     Food Pantry

Thursday, March 23

            10:15 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Senior Food Boxes 

Saturday, March 25

            8 a.m.               Men’s Lenten Breakfast at Christ UMC

Sunday, March 26         UMCOR Sunday

9:30 a.m.           Worship—Fourth Sunday of Lent

                        10:45 a.m.         Sunday School

2-4:30 p.m.       Lay Servant Classes at Saegertown

 

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