HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

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: Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10, 22 (UMH 769); 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 GATHERING HYMN  Shall We Gather at the River    UMH #723

*Call to Worship

Leader:   We come to worship God, who has made us and knows us;

People:  We come to celebrate God’s presence among us!

Leader:   We come to follow Jesus, who leads us to New Life;

People:  We come with joy, knowing in Christ we have eternal life!

Leader:   We come to listen to the Holy Spirit, who calls us forth;

People:  May we enter this worship knowing the Spirit is alive among us! Amen!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

*Hymn of Praise           “I’ll Fly Away”    TFWS #2282

                                                                                                              

 Opening Prayer (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.

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Morning Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

 

Litany for All Saints Day

Leader:   For all the Saints who have gone before us,

People:  God, we give thanks for our ancestors in the faith.

Leader:   For all the Saints who have been beloved to us,

People:  God, we give thanks for our loved ones who have passed on.

Leader:   For all the Saints who have left us too soon,

People:  God, we mourn their passing, and they remain in our hearts.

Leader:   For all the Saints who have exemplified the faithful life,

People:  God, may we learn from their ways and follow you.

Leader:   On this day, we name all those who are in our hearts:

Remembering Those Who Lived & Died in the Faith

Sandi Williams

July 12, 1945—January 10, 2017

Carol Randall

October 16, 1950—January 17, 2017

Marie Blitz

December 2, 1923—January 21, 2017

Nancy Isner

October 8, 1952—January 24, 2017

Sandra (Guntrum) Francis

December 4, 1946—April 2, 2017

Cynthia Drew

June 3, 1948—April 16, 2017

Jane Meyers

November 26, 1921—April 20, 2017

Richard Olson

May 17, 1943—July 3, 2017

Juan Alberto Pons

December 14, 1940—August 30, 2017

Jennifer Johnson

June 10, 1985—October 12, 2017

 

People:  We lift them up to the Lord.

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

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

Leader:   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.

              And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven, we praise your name and join their unending hymn:

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.

Leader:   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.

Leader:   Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here, and on these gifts of bread and wine. 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.

People:  Amen.

*Closing Hymn      For All the Saints”    UMH #711
                                                                                 verses: 1,4,6

*Benediction

Announcements:

 

Today, November 5

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

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

2:00 p.m.          Church Conference at Kingsley

Tuesday, November 7

                                    Election Day

6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer at Glenwood

Friday, November 10

            9:00 a.m.           Pick up food at Second Harvest

Sunday, November 12

9:30 a.m.           Worship

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, November 14

            6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer at Glenwood

Wednesday, November 15

9:00 a.m.           Pick up perishables at Second Harvest

1-3 p.m.            Food Distribution

Friday, November 17

            9:00 a.m.           Pick up food at Second Harvest

Saturday, November 18

            10:00 a.m.         Ad Council Meeting at Henderson

Sunday, November 19

11:00 a.m.         Combined Worship at San Juan

                        Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Monday, November 20

6:30 p.m.           Visioning Workshop at Henderson with

                        Matt Judd

Tuesday, November 21

6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer at Glenwood

Thursday, November 23    Thanksgiving Day

Friday, November 24   No Office Hours

Sunday, November 26

9:30 a.m.           Worship—UM Student Day

11:00 a.m.         Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, November 28

            6:30 p.m.          Christian Believer at Glenwood

Wednesday, November 29

9:00 a.m.           Pick up perishables at Second Harvest

1-3 p.m.            Food Distribution

 

 

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