HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 124; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

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

GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

 

Welcome and Announcements

  

*Gathering Hymn                                            TFWS #2108

O How He Loved You and 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:      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                                              UMH #702

Sing with All the Saints in Glory”

 

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 OUR GIFTS

Celebrating the Saints Who Have Gone Before Us

*Hymn of Celebration                UMH #711 (verses 1 and 2)

For All the Saints”

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95

CELEBRATING THE WORD

Children’s Time

 A Reading from Isaiah 25:6-9                             page 639

A Reading from Revelation 21:1-6a                   page 1132 

Sermon                                             Hope                      Pastor Mary

 

Sacrament of Holy Communion

 

The Great Thanksgiving for All Saints Sunday

Pastor:    The Lord be with you.

People:  And also with you.

Pastor:    Lift up your hearts.

People:  We lift them up to the Lord.

Pastor:    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

People:  It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor:    It is right, and a good and joyful thing,

              always and everywhere to give thanks to you,

              Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth:

              God of Abraham and Sarah,

              God of Miriam and Moses,

              God of Joshua and Deborah,

              God of Ruth and David,

              God of the priests and the prophets,

              God of Mary and Joseph,

              God of the apostles and the martyrs,

              God of our mothers and our fathers,

              God of our children to all generations.

People:  Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

              heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.

              Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Pastor:    Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and resurrection you gave birth to your Church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

              On the night in which he gave himself up for us, he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me."

              When the supper was over he took the cup, gave thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said: "Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

              And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith.

People:  Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again.

Pastor:    Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and cup. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ, that we may be for the world the body of Christ, redeemed by his blood.

              Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, strengthen us to run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the Pioneer and Perfecter of our faith.

              By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with each other, and one in ministry to all the world, until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at his heavenly banquet.

              Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is yours, almighty Father (God), now and forever.

All:         Amen.

 

*Closing Hymn     “As we Gather at Your Table”   TFWS #2268

 

*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 4

9:30 a.m.           Worship—All Saints Sunday

                        Sacrament of Holy Communion     

Tuesday, November 6

                        Election Day—Please Vote!

7:00 p.m.          Annual Church Conference at Glenwood UMC

Friday, November 9

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

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

 

Saturday, November 10

9 a.m.               Erie UM Connection Meeting at First Methodist

5-8 p.m.            Fall Fellowship Dinner at Kingsley UMC

Sunday, 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 Boxes  (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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