HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

THE GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE

February 23,  2014

9:30 a.m.                        

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


  GATHERING  SONG  “For God So Loved the World”

For God so loved the world, He gave His only Son,
To die on Calvary’s tree, from sin to set me free.
Some day He’s coming back. What glory that will be! 
Wonderful His love to me.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

PRELUDE

*CALL  TO  WORSHIP (Responsively)

L:  Sisters and brothers, we gather to worship a loving God!
P: We meet to worship a God with high standards!
L:  We meet in the name of a God who knows our deepest hearts.
P: We meet in the presence of a God who loves us anyway!

*HYMN  OF  PRAISE  # 579
 “Lord God, Your Love Has Called Us Here” lyrics 

*UNISON PRAYER
God of constant love, You have always brought release to those in every sort of captivity. Help us to hear Your message of liberation in this day and time, that filled with the good news of Your freeing grace, we may shake off the bonds and shackles of all that enslaves us, and live as free people, redeemed in Christ Jesus, in whose name we meet and pray. Amen.

PRAISE  TIME

“I Love You Lord”  #2068 The Faith We Sing (Sing Two times) lyrics
" They'll know We Are Christians" #2223 The Faith We Sing lyrics

CHILDREN’S  CHAT

TESTIMONY  TIME

SCRIPTURE  LESSON   Isaiah 40: 1-31
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: THANKS  BE  TO  GOD !

SERMON    “Love Prepared For”    Pastor Ray

OUR  PRAYER  AND  MEDITATION  WITH  GOD

SHARING  OUR  PRAISES  AND  CONCERNS 

MORNING  PRAYER  AND  THE  LORD’S  PRAYER 

WORSHIP  THROUGH  GIVING

OFFERTORY

*DOXOLOGY  # 94

*PRAYER  OF  THANKSGIVING

 *HYMN OF DEDICATION # 572 “Pass It On"  lyrics

*BENEDICTION

*DISMISSAL “Yes, Lord, Yes”
Yes, Lord, yes to Your will and to Your way.
Yes, Lord, yes. I will trust You and obey.
When Your Spirit speaks to me, with my whole heart I’ll agree,
And the answer will be yes, Lord, yes !

*PASSING OF THE PEACE ~ As you leave the sanctuary, please extend signs of friendship and peace.

*POSTLUDE
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 

Schedule for “Just Walk Across the Room” offered at both 10 AM & 7 PM
 on the following Tuesdays: Feb. 25, March 4, April 15, April 29

ASH WEDNESDAY COMMUNITY SERVICE 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 5 Hosted by First UMC, 707 Sassafras Street, Erie

Men’s Lenten Communion Breakfasts At 8:00 AM on Saturdays  (Call in reservations on Wednesday before to host church.)
March 8 at Glenwood UMC 456-6268
March 15 at Christ UMC 833-6398
March 22 at Lakewood UMC 833-4131
March 29 at Trinity UMC 825-2547
April 5 at Immanuel UMC 882-0464 North East
April 12 at Wesley UMC 899-3302
 
Remember to pray for our church and city daily !
Worship Christ Through the Arts Youth Program  is Sundays from 2pm to 4 pm. Please bring your children ages 5 to 18.
For more info contact Brandy.
SOCKS FOR WOMEN - Please donate a NEW pair of socks to the Homeless women of the City Mission.
There is a box in the church for donations.
March 15th AD Council Meeting  10am  All are welcome.
St Patrick's Day Brunch - March 16th we will meet after church for a St Pat's Brunch and fellowship.
Please bring a dish to share. No Green Beer 
 
 
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