Pastor Mary Stewart  Home# 814-897-0991   - cell# 814-881-9141 email - mcstewart@roadrunner.com
http://www.hendersonunitedmethodistchurch.com   hendersonumc@gmail.com  office -  814-453-6041

Lectionary Readings: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

Gathering Hymn                                            UMH #176

Majesty, Worship His Majesty


(Please take this time during the prelude to quiet your hearts before God

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)


*Call to Worship                                                                                                                                    

One:       One:  Sing to the Lord, whose mercy is from everlasting to everlasting!

Many:    But how can we sing the Lord’s song when so many are without?

One:       Sing to the Lord, whose faithfulness renews us every morning!

Many:    But how can we sing the Lord’s song when so many are gone?

One:       Sing to the Lord, who has not forgotten the melodies of salvation!

Many:    Let us remember the joy of the Lord, and sing a new song together!


*Hymn of Praise                                                UMH #92

For the Beauty of the Earth”


 Opening Prayer 

Leader:   Almighty God, even as the drums of warfare beat on through the night, even as the cries of injustice linger in the morning, even as the hustle of busyness rumbles through the day, quiet our hearts.

People:  Still our thoughts. Join us in our worship.

Leader:   Remember us in your mercy as we try to remember you, through the proclamation of your good news, in story and in song, and through the hospitality of your gracious table.

People:  Welcome us again, one Lord, Creator, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. 


Praise Songs and Choruses





Praises, Joys and Concerns



Morning Prayer





Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95




Children’s Time


Old Testament Lesson             Exodus 17:1-7             page 63


Special Music and Testimonies


Epistle Lesson               Colossians 3:12-15                   page 1074


Sermon                     Christian Chic”              Pastor Mary


Sacrament of Holy Communion

(see insert)

Prayer after Communion  (unison)

Gracious God, we offer our thanks, for the whole communion of saint’s witness to this feast, and for the ministry of churches around the world who gather with us today. By this broken bread may we each be restored for the work yet to come. By this shared cup may we each be claimed for the proclamation of your Kingdom. At this shared table may we be united as children of your promise, children of your word, dying and made new again, sent boldly together into the world as servants of your peace. Amen.


*Closing Hymn      One Bread, One Body”                  UMH #620







Today, October 1

9:30 a.m.           Worship—World Communion

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, October 3

6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer - a 30 week study at Henderson UMC with Pastor Matt Judd

Wednesday, October 4

8:30 a.m.           Pick up perishables at Second Harvest

1-3 p.m.            Food Distribution

Friday, October 6

            8:30 a.m.           Pick Up Senior Boxes

            10 a.m.-2 p.m.   Distribute Senior Boxes

Friday, October 6- Sunday, October 8

Olmstead Retreat, See Mary Adams for details



Looking Ahead:

Monday, October 16

          6:30-8:30 p.m.  Visioning Workshop lead by Matt Judd at


Sunday, October 29

 Worship with Trinity United Methodist Church

in Clarendon, transportation available



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