HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   prayerrequest@hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com       office -  814-453-6041
Today’s Lectionary Readings: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32;
2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

*GATHERING HYMN 
“Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”   TFWS #2020

CALL TO WORSHIP
Call: All around us people are competing for our loyalty and worship.
Response: We trust in the name of the one true God!
Call: The world elevates the rich and powerful, and gives them their allegiance.
Response: We trust in the name of the one true God!
Call: Our hearts were made to worship God alone!
Response: We trust in the name of the one true God!
Call: We give ourselves to the worship and praise of the God of all creation!
Response: We trust in the name of the one true God!

*HYMN OF PRAISE   
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness"  UMH #140

 *INVOCATION

O Lord, Giver of Bread, many times we have tasted your kindness and found you to be good to all your children. When, like Israel's children, we walked the un-giving desert, your provisions sustained us daily. When, like the prodigal, we were brought to our senses by hunger and need, you awaited our return with feasting and joy. You, O God, are the nourishing presence giving refuge to all who seek your love. For mercy poured out like manna, we praise you and thank you, O Lord, Giver of Bread. Amen.

 

*PRAISE               “He Has Made Me Glad”                        TFWS #2270
                     “Jesus, Name above All Names                        TFWS #2071
                                 “Holy Ground”       (2 times)                TFWS #2272
                                                                           

 

PRESENTATION OF LENTEN SYMBOLS

Three Nails

 


WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

      PRAISES, JOYS AND CONCERNS

      PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS UNTO THE LORD

DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

 

CELEBRATING THE WORD


Children’s Time

Special Music and Testimonies

LITANY FOR LENT                      

Gospel Lesson             Luke 15: 1 - 3,  11b -32

 

Sermon         “Turning Trash into Treasure”                Pastor Mary

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn                                                                                   TFWS #2151

                 "I'm So Glad Jesus Lifted Me"      

                         

*Dismissal With Blessing

 

LITANY FOR LENT
Leader: Come back quickly to the Lord; just come back to the Lord,
People: Though how grave your sins may be, or how burdensome they seem.
Leader: There is no sin he cannot bear, nor sinner not accept,
People: For the bosom of our loving Lord is much greater than all the skies.
Leader: Come back quickly to the Lord; just come back to the Lord.
People: Our Lord waits every day with his doors kept open wide.
Leader: He is anxiously waiting for you every day and every night.
People: The Lord is waiting through the night for a child who has gone astray.
Leader: Come back quickly to the Lord; just come back to the Lord.
People: Though you think that you have sinned and aren't fit to be his child,
Leader: God will celebrate with a big feast when repentance brings you home.
People: So, come back to his open arms; come back quickly unto the Lord.
From Korean hymn, "Come Back Quickly to the Lord,"
The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), 343.

 

Having moved to the US to further her education, Bilikiss frequently returned to Nigeria to visit family during her time off. “Going home, I noticed such a stark contrast in quality of life,” she writes. “I was really awoken by this”. While enrolled on the MBA program at MIT, Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola submitted the bones of what is now her business as a one page assignment. But after discussing the idea with classmates, she felt that she was on to something, and that something turned out to be a necessity for people living in low-income areas of her hometown.
The student project quickly evolved to become Wecyclers, a social enterprise that works with low-income households using an incentive-based model to tackle the city’s widespread waste problems. Here’s how it works: households sign up to the service and separate their recyclable items ahead of a weekly collection by the Wecyclers team, who zip around the city on a fleet of cargo-bikes. Participating households receive points for every kilogram recycled, which can be redeemed for electronics, household items, training classes and even money. In turn, the waste is then sold to recycling plants who shred it to make products such as mattress and pillow stuffing
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

March Worship Helpers:
Announcer: Wanda Brunner    Greeter: Margaret Harrison   Scripture: Michelle Retzer    Ushers: Walter Porter and Youth 
 Counters:
Wanda Brunner & Sandy Stewart

Sunday, March 6—Fourth Sunday in Lent
9:30 a.m. Worship
10:45 a.m. Sunday School
Tuesday, March 8
10 a.m. Food Pantry Meeting
12 noon and 7 p.m. Lenten Bible Study
Wednesday, March 9
9 a.m. Food Pick Up
12-2 p.m. Food Pantry
Friday, March 11
9 a.m. Food Pickup at Second Harvest
5-7 p.m. Girl Scout Troup #30479 Brownies and Daisies
5:30-7 p.m. Juniors and Cadets
Saturday, March 12
8:00 a.m. United Methodist Men’s Lenten Communion Breakfasts
Park North East Phone: 725-4105

Sunday, March 13 - Fifth Sunday in Lent
9:30 a.m.    Worship
10:45 a.m.  Sunday School

 
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