Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

HELPERS:  Announcer Brandy Scripture Kathy Greeters Margaret Ushers Walter/Harry Counters Mary/Brandy
July 26, 2015

9:30 a.m.                        

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

Lectionary Readings:
Lectionary Readings: 2 Samuel 11:1-15; Psalm 14;
Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21

GATHERING SONG   "Come! Come! Everybody Worship" 
TFWS #2271

* Call to Worship                                          

Leader: From the beauty and warmth of summertime, come gather here on this Sabbath day.
People: We come for rest and renewal.
Leader: From the wonders and joys of summertime living, come gather here as the people of God.
People: We come for inspiration and love.
Leader: From the fun of summertime vacations, come gather here to celebrate new life in Jesus Christ.
People: We come to encounter the holy and to live out our ministry day after day.


*Hymn of Praise    “His Name is Wonderful”          #174


*Invocation (Unison)

Holy, loving, compassionate God, we come here on this warm summer morning to celebrate good news and to sing your praises. You, God, the Creator of the universe and the Maker of the seasons, refresh our lives and renew our spirits here in this time of worship. Amen.

"Praise the Lord with the Sound of Trumpet”      TFWS #2020

                                Awesome God”                            TFWS #2040

                                Father I Adore You                      TFWS #2038



Praises, Joys and Concerns

Pastoral 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. Amen.


offering of tithes and gifts to the lord

 Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving



Children’s Time


Prayer for Illumination

Pastor:    We hunger for your word, O God. We long to be nourished by what you would say to us today in the Scriptures of old. Yet as the word is read, we confess our minds wander from the lakeside to our own plans for the day; from the food Christ provides to our own menus and grocery lists. So, keep us alert, we pray, to your word and let us hear with our ears and listen with our minds and our hearts open to a familiar ancient story.

People:  Grant us the grace to listen as though hearing this miracle for the very first time. We pray this in the one who makes all things possible, Jesus the Christ. Amen.



GOSPEL Lesson                                       John 6: 1-21

EPISTLE Lesson                                                Ephesians 3:14-21

Leader:  The word of God for the people of God.

People:  Thanks be to God.

Sermon                         “Inside Out”                  Pastor Mary

*CLOSING HYMN     "Jesus Loves Me"      # 191



Next week's lectionary readings: : 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-12;  Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35

Please join us for a reception following worship to wish Amanda Carpenter and Mayghen Retzer your blessings as they head off for new adventures at schools far from home.

Summer Program is held Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 12:00 noon till 3:00 p.m.  (field trip days may have a different starting time, please see one of leaders for times)

 Friday, July 31

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



Looking Ahead: Vacation Bible School will be held at San Juan, Monday thru Wednesday, August 17-19, 4-6 p.m.

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