HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

ALL SAINTS SUNDAY

HELPERS:  Announcer Mary Adams Scripture Sandy Stewart Greeter  Margaret Harrison Ushers Walter Porter/Youth Counters Mary Adams/Wanda Brunner
Nov. 1, 2015

9:30 a.m.                        

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

Lectionary Readings for today: Isaiah 25:6-9;
Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

* GATHERING HYMN    "Come, Thou Almighty King"       # 61

*CALL TO WORSHIP: O Lord, What a Vision      by the Rev. Nathan Decker

Leader: I looked over Jordan, that river we all will eventually cross...
People: O Lord, what a vision.
Leader: I could see the saints singing and dancing.
I saw grandpa fishing in the Crystal Sea,
I heard grandma humming in the kitchen...
People: O Lord, what a vision.
Leader: There were countless others, all faithful disciples, gathered worshiping...
That old man who sang solos in the choir,
That young man whose life was cut short in that accident...
People: O Lord what a vision.
Leader: But the most amazing thing I saw as I looked over Jordan...
People: Yes? Yes?
Leader: Was the man standing in the shallows, smiling, saying
People: "Welcome home."

*HYMN OF PRAISE “Rejoice, the Lord is King” #715

*INVOCATION (Unison)
O God of all people, of all times, we are here in your house seeking your presence, in our time of remembrance. We honor those who have finished the race and have received their reward. But at the same time we come here seeking you, O God, who was a constant companion, a source of strength for those we honor. We, too, need your guiding presence as we continue our race. God, we pray that your mighty presence will be felt by all who are gathered here this morning, as we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses. Amen.
 

CELEBRATING OUR SAINTS



LIGHTING OF MEMORIAL CANDLES

A PRAYER MEDITATION FOR ALL SAINTS DAY                 by Safiyah Fosua

               

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

Praises, Joys and Concerns

       

 

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.


OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                                          Isaiah 25:6-9

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS


offering of tithes and gifts to the lord

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

CELEBRATING THE WORD

CHILDREN'S  TIME            

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

NEW TESTAMENT LESSON                                                 Hebrews 7:23-28

GOSPEL LESSON                                                                     Mark 10:46-52

Leader: The word of God for the people of God.
People: Thanks be to God.

SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

*CLOSING HYMN                          “O Freedom”                        TFWS #2195

*BENEDICTION

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS


November 3-10       Pastor Mary on vacation
Tuesday, November 3     Election Day
Wednesday, November 4
      9:00 a.m. Pick up of perishables at Second Harvest
      Noon-2:00 p.m. Food Pantry distribution
Friday, November 6
      9:00 a.m. Food Pick up of at Second Harvest
      5-7 p.m. Brownies and Daisies
      5:30-7 p.m. Juniors and Cadets

 

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