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: 
Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 95;
Romans 5:1-11; John 4:5-30, 39-42

*GATHERING HYMN  "Jesus, Name Above All Names ”  TFWS #2071

*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We come to the well of fear and doubt.
People: We have drawn deeply of those waters.
Leader: We come to the well of anger and hate.
People: These waters flourish in all the land.
Leader: Lord, bring us to the water of peace and hope.
People: Lord, bring us to the well of salvation. Amen.

*HYMN OF PRAISE UMH #127 “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”

OBSERVING LENT THROUGH SYMBOLS— THE CUP
Scripture Mark 14: 32-36
Unison Prayer
Lord Jesus, this cup reminds us of your humanity. We thank you that whatever anguish we experience yours was greater, and that you will see us through. Amen.
Intercession
Leader: …in your mercy,
Congregation Responds: “Lord, hear our prayer.”

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Patient and ever-faithful God, we come to you this morning confessing that we can be a grumpy and unsatisfied people. When things are not perfect in our eyes, we murmur and complain, and grumble and doubt. We lose hope in the people around us, and, even worse, we lose hope in you. We challenge instead of accept. We put you to the test rather than trust your caring love. Forgive our doubts and complaining. Forgive our loss of hope. Let your healing, life-giving waters pour over us. Restore our souls. Amen.

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION

ASSURANCE OF PARDON
People: Alleluia! Amen!
 
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 Exodus 17:1-7 page 63

GOSPEL LESSON John 4:5-30, 39-42 page 969

SERMON “Aaahhhhh” Pastor Mary


*CLOSING HYMN       UMH #399      “Take My Life, and Let It Be”

*DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING
 

Announcements:
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 (One Great Hour of Sharing)     
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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