HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

Henderson United Methodist Church
2004 Camphausen Ave Erie Pa 16510 814-453-6041

Order of Worship

tHIRD Sunday Of Advent

                           Color:  purple                       Sunday, December 16.  2018               
Lectionary Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18
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

THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE

 

Welcome and Announcements

 

*Gathering Hymn           “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice   UMH #224

 

Prelude                                                                                                                                

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

and peacefully anticipate the movement of the Holy Spirit.)

 

Lighting of the Advent Candle—Joy

 

Litany

One:       Dear God, you are present by your Spirit to defend us
against our enemies, sin and fear.

All:         You take away our mistakes of the past, so we will
 not be afraid of judgment.

One:       You renew us in your love, rejoicing over each person
 you have made into a new creation.

All:         You give us great joy! Help us share your love
with our family, friends, and neighbors.

One:       Through Jesus Christ, you draw together the whole human
 family and lead us home.

All:         We look forward to the day when we will praise you
with all the peoples of the earth!

 

Lighting Two Purple Candles and Pink Candle

 

*Hymn             Advent Song” (verse 1,2,3)      TFWS #2090

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Morning Prayer

*Hymn             “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                         UMH #251

 

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                                               “Doxology”                        UMH #95


CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time    “Friendly Beasts”                 UMH #227


 

Congregation:     Verse 1         Donkey:     Verse 2

Cow:                  Verse 3          Sheep:      Verse 4

            Dove:               Verse 5            Congregation:  Verse 6


 

 

Christmas Memories

 

 

Special Music

 

Gospel Lesson                           Luke 3:7-18   page 935

 

Sermon                                                                            Pastor Mary

 

*Closing Hymn      “O Little Town of Bethlehem"   UMH #230

 

*Benediction

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Sunday, December 16         9:30 a.m.     Worship—Third Sunday of Advent    

                                         Children’s Sunday

                                         Birthday Party for Jesus following worship 

Wednesday, December 19   8:30 am     Pick up food at Second Harvest
                                          11am - 1pm  2pm - 4pm  Food Distribution

Thursday, December 20     7:00 p.m.    Blue Christmas at Glenwood UMC

 

 

Sunday, December 23    9:30 a.m.     Worship—Fourth Sunday of
                                                            Advent  

                                                            Christmas Around the World

Monday, December 24       7:00 p.m.    Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship

Tuesday, December 25                         Blessed Christmas!

Sunday, December 30        9:30 a.m.     Worship—First Sunday after
                                                                Christmas  Day

We finished our study on Galatians.  What a joy!  In January, we will begin a new study on the book of Esther    Fridays at 1pm

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