HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Lectionary Readings: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:11-14, 24-28; Mark 12:38-44
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

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Gathering Hymn                                        TFWS #2151

I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”

 Prelude                                                                                           

(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

Leader:     For those who have not been welcomed before,

People:    You are welcomed by Christ here.

Leader:     For those who have been turned away,

People:    Christ is opening the door for you.

Leader:     For those who have been forgotten,

People:    God cannot forget you, for God made you.

Leader:     Come, join together in worship of our God.

People:    You are God’s beloved. We welcome each other in the name of Christ. Amen.

 

*Hymn of Praise         Faith of Our Fathers”       UMH #710

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Morning Prayer and the 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 trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power

and the glory forever.  Amen.

 Celebrating the Witness of Our Veterans

Leader: We pause to remember those who go to war in our name.

PeopleWe give thanks for courage, for love of country, for those who work to bring peace to our world.

Leader:  Remind us, Oh God, that the goal of any war need be justice and peace.

PeopleOn this day, we pause in worship to give thanks to God for veterans.

Leader:  And seek to bind up the wounds of those who served.

PeopleEnable us to know how to comfort, how to bind up their wounds.

Leader:  And remind us, Dear God, that the widow, the orphan, the widower, and the veteran – all know the cost of war.

PeopleChallenge us to love the warrior but hate the cost of war.

Leader:  And we pray for a time when peace will reign and swords become plowshares once more, that war be known only in history books.

All:         And we give thanks, Gracious God, that you remain with us as we celebrate the service of all who dared to go forth in our name.  Remind us that such service is not a movie, an adventure, nor something to be glorified.  Remind us that war is a failure by us to overcome hatred with love, injustice with righteousness, violence with peace.  We give thanks for those who protect us from such failures.  May we truly be Your people and be makers of peace.  Amen.

*Tolling of Bell

 

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                            “Doxology”                             UMH #95

 

 
 
CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time

 

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark 12:38-44 page 924

 

A Reading from Hebrews 9:11-14, 24-28       page 1094

 

Sermon                                             Victory                    Pastor Mary

*Closing Hymn          “Victory In Jesus”                UMH #370

 

*Benediction

 

Hurricane Florence Relief

We will be receiving a special offering for the next few weeks
so that we can support the recovery efforts from
Hurricane Michael through UMCOR.

 

 

Announcements:

Today, November 11

9:30 a.m.         Worship—Recognition of Veterans

Wednesday, November 14

8:00 a.m.         Pick up perishables

11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

                        Food Distribution

Thursday, November 15

11 a.m.-2 p.m. Distribute Thanksgiving Box (must bring letter)
 

Friday, November 16

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

1:00 p.m.         Bible Study on Galatians at Henderson     

Saturday, November 17

10 a.m.            Ad Council

Sunday, November 18

     11 a.m.            Combined Worship at San Juan

                        Thanksgiving Dinner following Worship

Thursday, November 22

                        Thanksgiving Day!

Friday, November 23

                             No Office Hours or Bible Study

Sunday, November 25

     9:30 a.m.         Worship

Wednesday, November 28

8:00 a.m.         Pick up perishables

11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

                             Food Distribution

Friday, November 30

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

1:00 p.m.         Bible Study on Galatians at Henderson

  

 

 

 

 

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