HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

THE GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE

February 2,  2014

9:30 a.m.                        

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


GATHERING  HYMN
"The King of Glory Comes" TFWS #2091 lyrics

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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: God's children share flesh and blood.

People: Jesus shared the same things.

Leader: He became like us that he might be a merciful and f
aithful high priest in the service of God.

People: to make a sacrifice of atonement for our sins.

Leader: Because he himself was tested by what he suffered.

All: He is able to help those who are being tested.

 

*OPENING HYMN
 
"Open My Eyes, That I May See"  UMH #454 lyrics

(let us pray)

     Help us to see Lord that you are the "King of Glory".
 that you hold the key to set us free. Some of us are here
 with doubts and fears and maybe wondering why we are here.  It's you Lord! Open your eyes that we might see,
our ears that we might hear and our mouths that
we might spread your truths everywhere. Glory to God.
Amen

A Time for Testimonies

We Life Our Voices in Song

"I Will Trust in the Lord"  UMH #464 lyrics

"Do Lord, Remember Me"  UMH #527 lyrics


LISTEN AND RESPOND TO GOD'S WORD

Time With Children and Youth

Old Testament Reading      
1 King 3:5-14

Gospel Reading                   Luke 2:22-40

Message   "How Would You Respond"    
Carl Williams
 

Words of Assurance                                           

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

Offertory Hymn 

       “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”              UMH #140   lyrics

 

*Doxology

*Offering Prayer

 

TALKING TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

We Share Our Joys and Concerns

 Pastoral Prayer

*Closing Hymn    “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” UMH #557   lyrics
 

*Dismissal with Blessing
 

*Sharing the Love and Peace of God

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

~ Pastor Ray will be on required District Retreat at Wesley Woods on Monday & Tuesday.  He will then be on vacation from January 29 through February 12.  In case of need for emergency pastoral care, Jerri Blair will contact Harold who is covering for Ray.

 
LAY SERVANT ACADEMY

If you are interested in this year’s Lay Servant Academy, (formerly Lay Speakers’ School), the registration deadline is February 16th.
Please see Pastor Ray if you are interested for more detailed information and registration form. Cost is $25.00

Option 1 ~ Saegertown UMC on Sundays, March 9th through  April 6th from 2:00—4:00 PM

Option 2 ~ Asbury UMC, Waterford on Tuesdays from March 11th Through April 8th from 6:30—8:30 PM
 
Remember to pray for our church and city daily !
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.
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.
Food Pantry Distribution is Wednesday February 5, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm. We are packing bags on Tuesday at 10 am if anyone wants to help.
Valentine's Day Party Feb 9, 2014 11:30 am to 1:00 pm  Please bring a dish to share and at least one Valentine to exchange.
 
 
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