Sunday Bulletin: Oct 30, 2016

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
October 30, 2016

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE
www.seabrightumc.org

FOOTPRINTS
Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.
Downstairs fellowship hall

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA
Nov 6, 2016 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Sunday, at 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 6, 2016, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 6, 2016 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.
Also called Fall Back and Winter Time
MINISTRIES
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
E-mail: seabrightumc1@verizon.net
Web: www.seabrightumc.org
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader: The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad;

People: Let the distant shores rejoice.

Leader: Clouds and thick darkness surround him;

People: Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart” (Verse 1) FWS 2160

HYMN OF INVOCATION
“”

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Come in the right spirit.

People: The righteous live by their faith.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Infinite and holy God, our faith brings us to you in humility to seek your hearing and to receive your blessing. Receive the worship we offer in the Spirit you have shared with us in human measure by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING
“Habakuk 1:1-4,2:1-4” PAGE 1461
HYMN OF PREPARATION
“”
PSALM “119:137-144” UMH 843
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“2 Thessalonians 1:1-4,11-12” PAGE 1839

GOSPEL
“Luke 19:1-10” PAGE 1632

MESSAGE
“MORNING MESSAGE” Pastor Michael Turner

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

MOMENT OF SILENCE

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

GLORIA PATRI UMH 70

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASSING OF THE PEACE

OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES

HYMN OF DEDICATION
“”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Oct 23, 2016

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
October 23, 2016

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE
www.seabrightumc.org

FOOTPRINTS
Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.
Downstairs fellowship hall

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

GET WELL & SPECIAL OCCASION CARDS Sent by the Nurture & Outreach Ministry. Please give names & addresses of anyone you think would like to receive a card from us to; Pat Liegel (732) 687-2153 or write a note on the Prayer Request form and place in offertory plate.

MINISTRIES
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
E-mail: seabrightumc1@verizon.net
Web: www.seabrightumc.org
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader: We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near;

People: People tell of your wonderful deeds.

People:

INTRODUCTION “Into My Heart” (Verse 1) FWS 2160

HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH
“”

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Happy are you to choose to be here, having been chosen by God to be brought near to worship in God’s sanctuary.

People: We are happy to worship in God’s sanctuary. We will be satisfied with the goodness of this place.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Sovereign God, we come to your house to show our adoration, but only because you first loved us through Jesus Christ. We are grateful for your initiative though we sometimes wrongly take the credit for our wise choice to worship. We pray worthily only with the aid of your prayerful Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING
“Joel 2:23-32” PAGE 1421
HYMN OF PREPARATION
“”
PSALM “65” UMH 789
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18” PAGE 1853

GOSPEL
“Luke 18:9-14” PAGE 1630

MESSAGE
“MORNING MESSAGE” Pastor Michael Turner

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

MOMENT OF SILENCE

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

GLORIA PATRI UMH 70

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

PASSING OF THE PEACE

OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES

HYMN OF DEDICATION UMH
“”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Larry Matthews Memorial

Larry Matthews, born December 21, 1957. He was raised in Union Beach. At the time of his passing he resided in Monmouth Beach. He loved fishing, crabbing, being at the beach, going to the racetrack, and watching gold and football, especially the Green Bay Packers. Larry worked for Dupont for about 15 years before going on disability due to a back injury. He had two children, Lauren Nicole, 26, and Jonathan Eric, 19.

He was married to Tina (Visconi) Tina Matthews. Tina and Larry moved to 6th street, in Union Beach, before buying a home on Harris Ave., Union Beach Larry enjoyed repairing the home. He would mow the grass more than needed, and he created a little cubicle in the back of the tractor where he would put his two kids and pull them around like an amusement ride while making sure the lawn was mowed perfectly.

Christmas time on Harris Ave was the family’s favorite. Larry and his children always needed to have the biggest tree although Tina did not attest to it. Their tradition was that Larry would put on the Christmas lights and then Tina, Lauren and Jonathan would decorate the tree with thousands of ornaments. When it came time to decorating the outside of the house, it was always white lights. One year, Larry created a huge star out of wood that he topped with white lights and placed on top of the roof. As you rode over the bridge on the neighboring streets, you could see their house from afar. Larry even won a light decorating contest one year. He put much pride into his home and that pride was seen by everyone.

Larry was a son, a brother, a husband and a father. He was an amazing guy and will be remembered for strength and willingness to push through even in bad times.

Celebration Of Life for Our Brother in Christ          

Larry Matthews

October 23, 2016 –

GATHERING / GREETING

HYMN                                                                         UMH 314

     "In The Garden”

PRAYER

Dying, Christ destroyed our death. Rising, Christ restored our life. Christ will come again in glory.

Friends, we gathered here to praise God and to witness to our faith as we celebrate the life of Larry. We come together in grief, acknowledging our human loss. May God grant us grace, that in pain we may find comfort, in sorrow hope, in death resurrection.

As in baptism Larry put on Christ, so in Christ may Larry be clothed with glory. Here and now dear friends, we are God’s children. What we shall be has not yet been revealed; but we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. Those who have this hope purify themselves as Christ is pure.

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Let us pray.

ALL:    O God, who gave us birth, you are ever more ready to hear than we are to pray. You know our needs before we ask, and our ignorance in asking. Give to us now your grace, that as we shrink before the mystery of death, we may see the light of eternity. Speak to us once more your solemn message of life and of death. Help us to live as those who are prepared to die. And when our days here are accomplished, enable us to die as those who go forth to live, so that living or dying, our life may be in you, and that nothing in life or in death will be able to separate us from your great love in Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

OLD TESTAMENT LESSON                                    

Isaiah 55:1 –9

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH 504

     "Old Rugged Cross”

 

PSALM                          23

 

ALL: The Lord is my shepherd; I lack nothing.

He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.

He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

                        

   GOSPEL                                                                  

Luke 24:13-35                                               

MESSAGE                             Pastor Michael Turner                           

 

WITNESS: Pastor, family, and, friends may briefly voice their thankfulness to God for the grace they have received in the life of Larry and their Christian faith and joy.  

 

HYMN                                                                       UMH 378

“Amazing Grace”

 

Affirmation of faith                            

 

 

Dismissal with Blessing

Sunday Bulletin: Oct 16, 2016

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

October 16, 2016

 

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

FOOTPRINTS

Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.

Downstairs fellowship hall

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

OCTOBER 22, 2016

ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE

God’s Gifts Are for Use in His Service

The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people.

 

Will you share your talent, or the special gift God has          given you?  There is a need for members for various ministries.  Please give your name to Pastor Michael. 

 

MINISTRIES
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

 

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT

1104 OCEAN AVENUE

SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760

CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003

E-mail:  seabrightumc1@verizon.net

Web:  www.seabrightumc.org

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

A Service of Word & Music

RINGING OF THE BELL

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

PRELUDE      (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Leader:  Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord;

 

People:  Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.     

 

Leader:  May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.

 

People:  He does not give them over to the desire of their foes. 

 

INTRODUCTION   “Into My Heart” (Verse 1)               FWS 2160

 

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH

 “”

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Leader:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  Hear and become familiar with the sacred writings which have power to make you wise.

 

People:  The Bible can lead us to salvations through faith in Jesus Christ.    

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We come to worship, O God, in response to your Word spoken in Jesus Christ and made known to us in the church of the apostles.  Receive us as faithful witnesses to the faith inspired by your Spirt and desiring to be found ready at the coming of the Son of humanity, Jesus Christ.  Amen. 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST READING                                                   

Jeremiah 31:27-34                                                Page 1229

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                        UMH             

“”

PSALM                      “19”                                         UMH 750

NEW TESTAMENT READING

2 Timothy 3:14-4.5                                                 PAGE 1853

 

GOSPEL

Luke 18:1-8                                                           PAGE 1630

  

MESSAGE      

“MORNING MESSAGE”                           Pastor Michael Turner

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

Moment of Silence

 

Affirmation of Faith

 

Gloria Patri                                                              UMH 70

Prayers of the People

 

Passing of the Peace           

 

Offering of self and resources

 

Hymn of Dedication                                               UMH

     “”

 

Benediction and Sending Forth                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – please stand to Praise God

 

Sunday Bulletin: Oct 09, 2016

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

October 9, 2016

 

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

FOOTPRINTS

Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.

Downstairs fellowship hall

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

OCTOBER 22, 2016

ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE

God’s Gifts Are for Use in His Service

The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people.

 

Will you share your talent, or the special gift God has          given you?  There is a need for members for various ministries.  Please give your name to Pastor Michael. 

 

MINISTRIES
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

 

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT

1104 OCEAN AVENUE

SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760

CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003

E-mail:  seabrightumc1@verizon.net

Web:  www.seabrightumc.org

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

A Service of Word & Music

RINGING OF THE BELL

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

 

PRELUDE      (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

 

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Leader:  Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;

 

People:  The Lord delivers them in times of trouble.     

 

Leader:  The Lord protects and preserves them – They are counted among the blessed in the land –

 

People:  He does not give them over to the desire of their foes. 

 

INTRODUCTION   “Into My Heart” (Verse 1)               FWS 2160

 

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH

 “”

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Leader:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  Bless our God, good people.  May the sound of our praise be heard by our God.

 

People:  God has kept us among the living and has led us on our way. 

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Receptive and responsive God, hear and answer our prayers as in your wisdom you know what is best for us.  Urge us by the Spirit to full obedience and ready service through the church of your dear Son.  Amen. 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST READING                                                   

Jeremiah 29:1,4-7                                                 Page 1223

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                      

                                              

PSALM          “66”                                                    UMH 790

NEW TESTAMENT READING

2 Timothy 2:8-15                                                 PAGE 1851

 

GOSPEL

Luke 17:11-19                                                    PAGE 1629

  

MESSAGE      

“MORNING MESSAGE”                           Pastor Michael Turner

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

Moment of Silence

 

Affirmation of Faith

 

Gloria Patri                                                              UMH 70

Prayers of the People

 

Passing of the Peace           

 

Offering of self and resources

 

Hymn of Dedication                                               UMH

     “”

 

Benediction and Sending Forth                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – please stand to Praise God

 

 

Sunday Bulletin: Oct 02, 2016

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

October 2, 2016

 VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

FOOTPRINTS

Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.

Downstairs fellowship hall

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

GET WELL & SPECIAL OCCASION CARDS                               Sent by the Nurture & Outreach Ministry.  Please give names & addresses of anyone you think would like to receive a card from us to; Pat Liegel (732) 687-2153 or write a note on the Prayer Request form and place in offertory plate.

 

MINISTRIES

Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672

 

1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT

1104 OCEAN AVENUE

SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760

CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003

 

E-mail:  seabrightumc1@verizon.net

Web:  www.seabrightumc.org

 

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

A Service of Word & Music

RINGING OF THE BELL

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

PRELUDE      (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  May my cry come before you, Lord; give me understanding according to your word.

People:  May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise. 

 INTRODUCTION   “Into My Heart” (Verse 1)               FWS 2160

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                               UMH

       “”

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Let us sing of mercy and justice as we give sincere praise to God.

People: It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. 

 PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Unchanging God, your steadfast love never ceases, and your mercies never come to an end.  We appreciate your mercies that are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  Receive our worship as we come to you through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                   

LAMENTATIONS 1:1-6                                         Page 1276

HYMN OF PREPARATION

     “”

 

PSALM          “137”                                                   UMH 852

NEW TESTAMENT READING

2 tIMOTHY 1:1-14                                               PAGE 1850

 

GOSPEL

Luke 17:5-10                                                    PAGE 1628

  

MESSAGE      

“MORNING MESSAGE”                           Pastor Michael Turner

 

 

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

 

 

moment of silence

 

*Affirmation of Faith

 

Gloria Patri                                                              UMH 70

 

Prayers of the People

 

Invitation to Communion                                      UMH 12

 

The Great Thanksgiving                                       UMH 13

 

Hymn of Dedication                                               UMH

     “”

 

Benediction and Sending Forth                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – please stand to praise God

Prayer Request: Sun Sep 25, 2016

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

OCTOBER 22, 2016
ANNUAL CHURCH CONFERENCE

God’s Gifts Are for Use in His Service
The gifts we have received are not ours alone. God gave them to us for the purpose of serving Him and serving other people.

Each of us has something to give.

The apostle Paul phrased it this way:

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. (NIV, Romans 12:5-8)
Will you share your talent, or the special gift God has given you? There is a need for members for various ministries. Please give your name to Pastor Michael.

 

September 25, 2016

Pastor Michael:  We lift up our prayers to the Lord, those spoken and those held in our hearts. Prayers for comfort, peace, healing mercies.  Prayers for unity for our Nation that was United under You Lord.  Help us to come together.  Give us direction.  Thanks for all our blessings.  Help us to show compassion

George:  Prayers for Tony.

 

Barbara:  Prayers for comfort and peace for the families of the loved ones that passed this week – Aunt Blanche, Grandma Dee, and our friend Marty.

 

Tom:  Continued prayers for my family.  Thanks for all my blessings.

 

Geoff:  Prayers for peace and calmness in this country.

 

Reilee:  Prayers for healing mercies for my Mom.  .

 

Grace:  Prayers of thanks.  Prayers for family.  Healing mercies.

 

Janet:  Prayers for the homeless.

 

Marlene:  Prayers for my husband and father-in-law, and all the family.

 

Ralph:  Prayers for my son, KC, healing mercies – may he make it through this surgery and strength for him and me.

 

Marie:  Prayers of thanks and gratitude for all my blessings.  Prayers for strength and healing mercies for my Mom.  Prayers for direction.

Millie Kube Memorial

Millie Kube Memorial

Mildred Kube, 84, Ocean Township, passed away on September 27, 2016 after a long illness. She was born in Newark NJ on February 9, 1932. A lifelong Sea Bright resident, Millie was known for her love of children, especially babies. Legend has it, that she babysat all of the children of Sea Bright. Millie was an excellent baker, her chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cake with cream cheese icing were famous in several states. She loved Big Band music, Tom Jones, and Englebert Humperdink, and her love for rollercoasters had her travelling the country in search of the ultimate ride. Millie was a devout Methodist and attended the Sea Bright Methodist Church.

She will always be remembered by: her children, Richard Lee of Long Branch, Brian Lee (Nancy Eder) of New York City, and Kendra McCann (Keith McCann) of Ocean Township; her five grandchildren, Kitty Casselman, Kristin McCann, Kelsey McCann, Benjamin Lee, Harry Lee; great grandchildren, Forest Casselman, Hunter Casselman, James Keehne; and her siblings, Frank Festejo of Long Branch, Richard Loray of West Long Branch, Robert Loray of Sea Bright, and Pauline Eustice of West Long Branch. She was predeceased by her two daughters; Laura Stewart and Sandra Lee.