HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

First Sunday In Advent

December 1, 2013

9:30 a.m.                        

Pastor Ray Speakman cell # 814-450-3150       Email
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com


GATHERING  SONG # 204 Hymnal
  lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

PRELUDE 

 

ADVENT CANDLE LIGHTING

READER: Psalm 39:7 and 12 (NIV)
My hope is in you. Hear my prayer,
oh Lord, listen to my cry for help;
Be not deaf to my weeping.
For I dwell with you as an alien,
a stranger as all my fathers were.

 
L: Lord, what do we look for?
P: The Hope of all the earth.
L: When I am down, you are ....
P: The Hope of all the earth.
L. When I need you, you hear my cry for help. You are ....

P: The Hope of all the earth.

 

LIGHTING OF THE FIRST PURPLE CANDLE FOR HOPE

SONG:
You are the song, You are the song I'm singing.
You are the air, You are the air I breathe in.
You are the Hope. You are the Hope I'm needing.
Whoa oh oh You are!

*ADVENT UNISON PRAYER #201 Hymnal lyrics

* HYMN #196 "Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus" lyrics


 CHILDREN’S  CHAT

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON
Isaiah 2: 5-17

HYMN #206 "I Want to Walk as  a Child of  the Light" lyrics
NEW TESTAMENT  Romans 13: 11-14  Matthew 24: 29-31, 36-44

L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !
               

SERMON    “Ready or Not, Here I Come!"     Pastor Ray   

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION (Pastor)

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
God ahead of us, God behind us, God with us, forgive our lack of expectations as we come into Your house. We over-look many signs of Your presence, or take them for granted, and are not inspired to look for further signs of Your coming.  Having sometimes ignored our calling to holiness, we have not been candid about our sin and need for grace.  Surprise us with the twinges of conscience that will make our confessions more honest and our forgiveness genuine peace, through Jesus Christ. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE
L: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

P: Thanks be to God! Amen.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING (Hymnal # 13) ~Responsively

WORDS OF INSTITUTION (Pastor)

GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP

WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING  OFFERTORY
*DOXOLOGY # 95
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Sentence Prayers of praise and petition by the congregation)

*HYMN OF DEDICATION # 216 "lyrics"
*BENEDICTION
*DISMISSAL # 213 "Life Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates"
(verse ONE only)
lyrics
*POSTLUDE

 

*PASSING  OF  THE  PEACE
  As you leave the sanctuary, please extend signs of Friendship and Peace.  Pass the blessings of Christ to each other.
 
       NOTE:  * indicates standing if you are able
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sub sale to benefit the Christmas Baskets is now being held. Orders are to be in by Dec 3rd with pick up on Dec.6th. Subs are $5.

Henderson  Worship Christ Through the Arts After School Program for ages 8 - 18  is on Tuesday from 4 - 6 P.M.

Please pray for our church and our city on Thursdays at 1:00PM.

We will decorate the church and mission hall on Dec 7th & 8th if anyone wants to help out, all are welcomed.

Postcards for Christmas Food Baskets will be mailed out Dec 11, 2013 with pick up on Wednesday December 18, 2013 from 11-1pm
You need the post card to receive the basket.

Confirmation classes
Thursday, Dec 5th  at 7 P.M. at the parsonage. Other classes are Dec 12th,  and received into membership on Sunday Dec 15.

Remember Bible Study Thursday mornings at 10AM!

Community Christmas Party is Dec. 14th at San Juan from 12 to 2pm
Henderson Christmas Party and Confirmation Dec 15th after services.

 

 
 
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