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:  Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10;  1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

Entrance                    Desert Sounds

Word and Response

*Gospel Lesson          Mark 1:9-13

 

Sermon                              “Wilderness”                        Pastor Mary

*Hymn     “Jesus Walked This Lonesome Valley”       TFWS #2112

 

*Gospel Lesson          Mark 1:14-15

Living the Call: Acknowledge the Wilderness

 

Children’s Time

Special Music and Testimonies

 

CELEBRATING OUR GIFTS

 

Celebrating Black Heritage Month

 

Margaret Bonds

 

Hymn    “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”     TFWS #2282

 

Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord

 

Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95

 

WE TALK TO GOD THROUGH PRAYER

 

Praises, Joys and Concerns

 

 

Prayers of the People

Pastor:    We are in the wilderness. As much as we have tried to map, domesticate, and routinize every inch of our planet and every moment of our lives, we know our maps do not tell us where we are with you, O God, and our schedules often serve to distract us from the reality that we ourselves and so many of our neighbors on this planet are in the wilderness, too.

              And so we pray: Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God. With all persons kept in poverty or slavery, all who are in fear from abusers, terrorists, and oppressors, all who face addiction of any kind, and all who are targeted for unjust treatment because of who they are;

People:  Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

Pastor:    With leaders in religious, political, economic, and social life; with our families, friends, and neighbors; and with all who work to sustain and protect our lives as military, civilian workers, and first responders;

People:  Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

Pastor:    With all who need your healing power, and with all who offer healing through their skill and presence; with all who have harmed us, and all whom we have harmed by our action or inaction;

People:  Here, in this wilderness, prepare your way, O God.

Pastor:    Receive the prayers of your people, most merciful God. In your compassion, forgive our sins, and free us for lives of joyful obedience through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

SENDING FORTH

 

*Hymn            “Every Time I Feel the Spirit”              UMH #404

 

*Dismissal

Leader:   The Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness. The Spirit drives us there as well. Settle in. Make strange companions. Endure the trials. Trust the angels…And learn the way.

Pastor:    Go in peace.

 

*Postlude

Announcements:

Sunday, February 18

9:30 a.m.                  Worship

11:00 a.m.                Adult Sunday School

Monday, February 19

6:30 p.m.                 Visioning Meeting at Henderson

Tuesday, February 20

6:30- 8 p.m.             Christian Believer at Henderson UMC

5:30-7:30 p.m.          Girl Scouts at San Juan

Wednesday, February 21

9 a.m.                      Pick up perishables at Second Harvest

1-3 p.m.                   Food distribution

Friday, February 23

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

1:30 p.m.                 Lenten Study   

Saturday, February 24

8:00 a.m.                  UM Men's Lenten Breakfast at: Asbury UMC,
Waterford
814-796-6012

Sunday, February 25

9:30 a.m.                  Worship

11:00 a.m.                Adult Sunday School

Tuesday, February 27

6:30- 8 p.m.             Christian Believer  at Glenwood UMC

5:30-7:30 p.m.          Girl Scouts at San Juan

Friday, March 2

9:00 a.m.                  Pick up Senior Boxes

10:30-2:00 p.m.        Distribute Senior Boxes

1:30 p.m.                 Lenten Study   

Saturday, March 3

8:00 a.m.                  UM Men's Lenten Breakfast at: Asbury UMC, Erie 814-833-9053

 

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