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

Lectionary Readings:
Genesis 45:1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32;
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28

Gathering Hymn                                           TFWS #2020

               “Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”                   


(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:   In the giving of food at a church pantry, in the harvesting of backyard gardens:

People:  God blesses us beyond imagination.

Leader:   In the simple acts of daily chores, in the kindness shared by a stranger:

People:  God is gracious to us.

Leader:   In the rapture of a child watching a firefly, in the inquisitive look of a senior wondering where they left their keys:

People:  God's face shines upon us.

Leader:   We praise you, O God!

People:  We praise you!


*Hymn of Praise                                UMH #140

                          “Great is Thy Faithfulness


 Opening Prayer 

We come to worship because for us to live is Christ.
We live for Christ, we live by Christ, we live with Christ, we live through Christ, we live in Christ.
God of grace, let Christ be praised in all we say and do, in all we think and speak, in this hour of worship and in every moment of our lives. Amen.


Praise Songs and Choruses





Praises, Joys and Concerns


Morning Prayer and 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 those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,

the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.




Offerings, Tithes and Gifts to the Lord


Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving

                                           “Doxology”                             UMH #95




Children’s Time


Special Music and Testimonies


Epistle Lesson               Ephesians 2:10                       page 1065


Sermon            “Created for a Purpose”          Rev. Shirley Deemer

*Closing Hymn               “Blessed Assurance”              UMH #369




 Sunday, August 20

9:30 a.m.     Worship at Henderson

9:45 a.m.     Sunday School at San Juan

11:00 a.m.    Worship at San Juan

Wednesday, August 23

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

1-3 p.m.      Food Distribution


Pastor Mary will be on vacation Monday,
August 14-Sunday, August 27. 
Please call the church office for pastoral emergencies.


Sunday, August 27

9:30 a.m.     Worship at Henderson

9:45 a.m.     Sunday School at San Juan

11:00 a.m.    Worship at San Juan

Monday, August 28

                      First day of school for Erie School District



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