HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

THE GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE

January 26,  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:  See how I love your precepts. 
Preserve my life according to  Your love.
 (Psalm 119:159)

 P: The Lord said, “I have loved you with an
everlasting love. I have drawn you with
loving-kindness.”
(Jeremiah 31:3)

 L:  “If you obey my commands,
you will remain in my love,
just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands
and remain in His love.” (John 15:10)

 P: “Dear friends, since God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another.” 
(First John 4: 11)

*HYMN  OF  PRAISE  # 111 
 “How Can We Name a Love ?” lyrics 

*Unison Prayer
God of love, You have called us to a discipleship of both
redemption and sacrifice. Impress on us again the true
meaning of Christian love, that rejecting the cheap
romanticizing of human attachments, we may discover and
embrace at last the kind of love taught and lived by Jesus.
In the name of our Lord and Savior we pray. Amen.
 

PRAISE  TIME

“O How I Love Jesus”  # 170  ~ Hymnal  lyrics

“Bind Us Together”      # 2226 ~ The Faith We Sing lyrics

CHILDREN’S  CHAT

TESTIMONY  TIME

SCRIPTURE  LESSON   First John 4: 7—21         
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: THANKS  BE  TO  GOD !

SERMON    “Is Your Foundation Love ?”    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 # 399
“Take My Life and Let It Be” 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
 

PLEASE JOIN US AFTER SERVICES AT THE MISSION HALL FOR SOUP AND FELLOWSHIP.

*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
 

REMINDER ~ 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
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
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.
 
 
 
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