HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

 

THE GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE

January 5, 2014

9:30 a.m.                        

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


GATHERING  SONG  "Seek Ye First" (both verses)
  # 405 Hymnal
  lyrics

ANNOUNCEMENTS 
PRELUDE
 

* CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)

 L: Sisters and brothers, let us worship the God whose Word is
POWER !
P: Let us worship the God whose Word is MIGHT !
L:
Let us worship the God whose Word is LIFE !
P: Let us worship the God whose Word is LIGHT !
 

* HYMN OF PRAISE #383 "This is a Day of New Beginnings"
(all five verses) lyrics

*UNISON PRAYER
Almighty Creator God, You spoke the universe to life and uttered light into the darkness with Your eternal Word. Speak life and light into us as well: that, hearing again Your voice in a Christ of our own flesh and blood, we may find ourselves the new creations that You would like us and have called us to be. In His holy name we pray.
Amen.

PRAISE TIME
He Touched Me” # 367 (Hymnal)  lyrics
People Need the Lord” # 2244 (The Faith We Sing) lyrics

CHILDREN’S CHAT

EPISTLE LESSON Romans 6: 5—11

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

SERMON
“Some Things Just Need to be Thrown Away”  Pastor Ray

INVITATION (Pastor)


PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
God of amazing grace, we confess that we are not the new creations that You want us to be. We live lives of darkness and death, and mock Your creative and redemptive power. Forgive us, O God, and speak again Your life-giving, light-shedding Word made flesh in Christ. Then open our ears so that, hearing, we may be recreated in His image. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:
L: A New Year. A new set of resolutions, O God !
P: Resolved to give thanks regularly.
Resolved to reflect diligently.
Resolved to make changes appropriately.
Resolved to act faithfully.

L: Pardon and peace are yours.
P: Thanks be to God ! Amen.

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING (Hymnal ~ pages 13—14)
WORDS OF INSTITUTION (Pastor)
GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

WORSHIP  THROUGH  GIVING 
OFFERTORY 
*DOXOLOGY  # 94 
*PRAYER  OF  THANKSGIVING  (Unison)

Enable us, O God to leave behind token support for this church and for Jesus Christ.
We resolve to serve You in the New Year, joyfully, generously, and wholeheartedly. Amen.

PRAYERS  OF  THE  PEOPLE 
 (Sentence Prayers of praise or Petition.)

*HYMN  OF  DEDICATION  # 251  “Go, Tell It on the Mountain” lyrics

*BENEDICTION

*DISMISSAL  # 242  “Love Came Down at Christmas”    lyrics
 ( all three verses )
 

*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:

Food Pantry is Wednesday January 15 th from 11am - 1pm

AD Council meeting is Jan 18th at 10 a.m.
Bible Study Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Worship Christ Through the Arts After School Program for ages 8 - 18 on Tuesday from 4 - 6 P.M.
 
 
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