Bulletin - First United Methodist Church

WELCOME TO
F IRST U NITED M ETHODIST C HURCH
T RADITIONAL S ERVICE
N OVEMBER 30, 2014
ISAIAH 2:1-5
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH MISSION STATEMENT
Helping all people experience the love of God
Discipling believers through small group ministry
Relieving suffering in the name of Jesus
*Please stand as you are able
Welcome & Announcements
Pastor John McClean
No. 227-The Friendly Beasts
verses 1 and 2
Dr. Daniel Cummings and Congregation
Dr. Daniel Cummings, piano
Prelude
*Call to Worship
Pastor: In the book of Isaiah, there are four passages we call the Servant
Songs. They speak of the coming Messiah...the Anointed One...who
will redeem Israel from their sins. In each of the four Sundays of
Advent, we will use one of the Servant Songs as our Call to Worship.
As Christians, we believe they foretell the coming of the Christ Child,
and the various experiences of his life. Today, the first Sunday in
Advent, we will focus on the first Servant Song, found in Isaiah 42:
Leader: "Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen in whom my soul
delights.
People: I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the
nations.
Leader: He will not cry or lift up his voice, nor make it heard in the street;
People: A bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will
not quench.
Leader: He will faithfully bring forth justice.
People: He will not fail nor be discouraged, till he has established justice
in the earth;
ALL: And the coastlands wait for his law.
*Invocation
*Opening Hymn #203
Pastor John McClean
The Lord’s Anointed
*Passing the Peace of Christ
Please make sure everyone is welcomed
#557 Blest Be The Tie That Binds
Children’s Time
Hymn #191 Jesus Loves Me
Children’s Message
Lighting of the First Candle of the Advent Wreath
ELLACOMBE
Advent Wreath Carol #227 The Friendly Beasts
verses 1 and 2
ORIENTIS PARTIBUS
Holy is the Lord
Anthem
Chancel Choir
Eleanor McKinnon, conductor
Offering
We Offer Our Prayers, Tithes, Offerings, and Special Gifts
Dr. Daniel Cummings, piano
Offertory
*Doxology #95
Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow
Prayer
Joys & Concerns
Choral Call to Prayer Surely The Presence
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Pastor John McClean
The Scripture Interprets Us
Isaiah 2:1-5
*Scripture
Pew Bible, NT page 631
Message
“Discover the Heart of Christmas”
Sermon 1
Discover the Heart of Hope
Pastor John McClean
*Hymn of Commitment #196 Come Thou Long
HYFRYDOL
Expected Jesus
*Benediction
Postlude
Pastor John McClean
Eleanor McKinnon, organ
Notes
1. Sometimes, hope means ‘TRUST’
2. Sometimes, hope means ‘RELIANCE’
3. Sometimes, hope means ‘EXPECTATION’
Conclusion:
Hope ALWAYS means ‘PATIENCE’ and ‘COURAGE.’
Chancel flowers are given in memory of Richard Murphy
from the Murphy Family.
Joys and Concerns
Adriana, Alice, Angelica, Anita, Berenice, Diana, Dion, Fabion, George,
Gregory, Jada, Leslie, Lorne, Matthew, Melvina, Michele and Carlos,
Mike, Natani, Olliver, Paul and Arlene, Robin, Rosie, Rosie, Sonja,
Stephanie, Tasheena, Tia, Tracey, Trinidad, Trista, Valentin, Wendy,
Willie, Wilma.
Fred and Kathy Ball, Pam Barger, Mr. Baum, Tabitha Corp, Lucio
Godinez and family, Marlene Golding, Marilyn Hale, Renee Hobby and
family, Alice and Sage Hughes, Mr. Hunt, Harry and Doris Kovaschetz,
Donna and Glenn Marsh, Petra Martinez, Linda Olert, Melissa Owens
and family, Nathaniel Poindexter and family, David Purevich, Edith
Purevich, Mary Ann Roope, Ken Williams, Debbie Zeedyk.
In celebration of our youth
Women’s Emmaus Walk
The homeless, jobless and underemployed
Our troops
Missionaries
Window Rock UMC
Families and friends of the four young victims of the tragic car accident
Discover the Heart of Christmas
Sermon Series
November 30
Discover the Heart of Hope
December 7
Discover the Heart of Peace
December 21
Discover the Heart of Love
December 24
Discover the Heart of Christmas
Welcome to First United Methodist Church
Please take a moment to fill out the attendance card located in the
pew pocket and return it to the offering basket when it is passed.
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