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:
 Psalm 23; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10

*GATHERING HYMN “His Name Is Wonderful”  UMH#174

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:   Come to the gate and find the Good Shepherd within.

People: We need a shepherd – round us up and bring us through your Gate, O Lord.

Leader:   If you’re hungry or thirsty, the Good Shepherd will provide for your needs.

People: That is just what we need. Our souls thirst for God’s word.

Leader:   Come, the Gate and the Shepherd await.

 

*Hymn of Praise              “Lord of the Dance”               UMH #261

                                                    

 Opening Prayer 

Great Shepherd of all the sheep, we gather to praise and worship you. We gather again in this sacred place. May we continue to create here a circle of love—ever expanding, ever growing—a place of wisdom—a place of connection— a place of hope. These things we pray in the name of your Son, the Holy Lamb of God. Amen

 

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

 

New Testament Lesson            Acts 2:42-47       page 993

 

Gospel Lesson                John 10:1-10                     page 977

 

Sermon        “Life and Have It Abundantly”            Pastor Mary

 

Sacrament of Holy Communion

 

Unison Prayer of Confession

Patient God, you know how easy it is for us to stray.
We wander off so easily. Forgive us, we pray.
Heal our brokenness and our fears. Remind us again that you
lead us in gentle paths and by quiet waters – when the paths
are stony and the waves tumultuous, help us to remember
 your protection and your care. Help us to extend that same
love and care to others, for we ask this in Jesus’ name.
Amen.

 

Assurance of Pardon:

Leader:   Just when we think we can go no further, Jesus the Good
 Shepherd calls to us, bringing us safely into the fold of
 Grace and Mercy. Rejoice! You are loved completely and
 forgiven!

People:  We will live as God's people: forgiven to serve,
 blessed to share, loved so we might care.  
Thanks be to God.  Amen.

                                                    

Great Thanksgiving

 

Giving of Bread and Cup

 

*Closing Hymn                                                            UMH #672

                      “God Be with You till We Meet Again”

*DISMISSAL WITH BLESSING

Announcements:
Sunday, May 7
9:30 a.m. Worship

Tuesday, May 9
5:30-7:30 p.m. Possible Girl Scouts at San Juan
(contact Brandy)

Friday, May 12
8:30 a.m. Pick up food at Second Harvest

Saturday, May 13
9:00 a.m. UM Cooperative Ministry Meeting
at Asbury UMC
 

Sunday, May 14
9:30 a.m. Worship—Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 16
Election Day
5:30-7:30 p.m. Possible Girl Scouts at San Juan

Wednesday, May 17
8:30 a.m. Pick up perishables at Second Harvest
12:30-2 p.m. Food Pantry

Saturday, May 20
10:00 a.m. Ad Council
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