HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WEEKLY BULLETIN

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

Order of Worship

Second Sunday Of Advent

                           Color:  purple                       Sunday, December 9.  2018               

Lectionary Readings:   Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

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    “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus    UMH #196

 

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—Love

 

Litany

One:       Holy God, you sent prophets to help us clear the way
 for the Messiah.

All:         Help us to listen closely to your message of warning
and to respond with faith.

One:       You have made each person a precious vessel of your Spirit,
but we have become tarnished.

All:         Thank you for washing away the sin from our hearts
so that we will reflect your light.

One:       You call us to clear away what is unworthy in our lives and
 to make room to welcome Christ.

All:         May our whole life become an offering that is pleasing
 to you, Lord.

 

Lighting Two Purple Candles

 

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

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

Morning Prayer

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                                “Doxology”                          UMH #95

 

CELEBRATING THE WORD

 

Children’s Time

 

Christmas Memories

 

Special Music

 

Scripture     Malachi 3:1-4, Luke 1:68-79

 

Sermon                                "Unworthy"                      Carl Williams

 

*Closing Hymn  “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”    TFWS #2100

 

*Benediction

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Today, December 9            9:30 a.m.     Worship—Second Sunday of Advent

Friday, December 14          12-2:30 p.m.  Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

                                                            No Bible Study

Saturday, December 15      10 am          AD Council meeting

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

 

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