HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTERTIDE

THE GATHERING OF GOD'S PEOPLE

May 4  2014

9:30 a.m.                        

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

GATHERING  SONG
  “ Christ Is Alive” 318 Hymnal (Verse 1) lyrics
ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
L: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
P: And also with you.
L: The risen Christ is with us.
P: Praise the Lord !


*HYMN OF PRAISE #707 “Hymn of Promise” lyrics

*OPENING PRAYER (Unison)
Almighty God, to You all hearts are open,
all desires known, and from You no secrets are hidden.
Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of
Your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love You,
and worthily magnify Your holy name, through Christ
our risen Lord. Amen.
 

 CHILDREN’S CHAT

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION (Unison)
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of
Your Holy Spirit, that, as the Scriptures are read and Your Word
proclaimed, we may hear with joy what You say to us today.
Amen.


 GOSPEL LESSON Luke 24: 13—35  verses
L: The Word of God for the people of God.
P: Thanks be to God !

SERMON “Defeat Transformed Into Victory” Pastor Ray
 

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

INVITATION (Pastor)

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Responsively)
ONE: You reveal Yourself in many ways, O God.
Many images help us to understand Your special significance
to us. You reveal Yourself as Shepherd.
ALL: When we ignore Your wise call,
when we go our own way, forgive us !

 


ONE: You reveal Yourself as gracious host.
ALL: When we turn down Your invitation, when we focus on the faults of our fellow guests, forgive us !
ONE: You reveal Yourself as Friend.
ALL: When we rely only on our own resources, when our
pride refuses freely offered help, forgive us !

ONE: You reveal Yourself as Courage-bringer to the powerless.
ALL: When we will not recognize the needy, when we fail to  support the downtrodden, forgive us !

                      TIME FOR SILENT REFLECTION

PARDON
Pastor: Hear the good news. Christ died for us while we were yet
sinners. That proves God’s love toward us. In the name
of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven !

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING ~ page # 13 Responsively

WORDS OF INSTITUTION (Pastor)

                                GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP

WORSHIP THROUGH GIVING

OFFERTORY

*DOXOLOGY # 95  lyrics

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Sentence Prayers)

*HYMN OF DEDICATION # 309 “On the Day of Resurrection”
lyrics

*BENEDICTION

*DISMISSAL “Christ Is Alive” # 318 ( verse 5 )
lyrics

*PASSING OF THE PEACE: As you leave the sanctuary, please
extend signs of friendship and peace. Pass the blessings of Christ
to each other.
 


*POSTLUDE NOTE: * indicates standing if you are able

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET
    Mother-Daughter Banquet will be Saturday, May 24th at 10:30 AM with the theme of “Beauty Inside Out”

FOOD PANTRY
    Next Food Pantry is Wednesday, May 7th at 11:00 AM

SHOE DRIVE MISSION PROJECT
    Please fasten shoes together with rubber bands provided. New or old shoes are fine. Project continues through July first.

CAMPERS
    Please support our fundraisers as 20 children want to go to camp this summer !
1 ~ CLOTHING DRIVE: Please go through your closet. Bring what you do not need that is in good condition.
2 ~ ALUMINUM CANS: Please rinse out and crush aluminum cans for recycling
3 ~ SUB AND PIZZA SALE continues.  Cost is five dollars for subs and three dollars for pizzas.

AD COUNCIL
    Next AD. Council Meeting is 10 AM on Saturday, May 17th.

PRAY
    Please pray regularly, and especially that violence in our city would decrease.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
    Annual Conference will be June 5—8 at Grove City.
 

 
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