First Sunday of Advent
November 27th, 2016
VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE
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
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 11, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
The Northern Cluster Choir will perform ‘One Silent Night’ in our church. – All are encouraged to attend.
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 and place it in the offertory plate.
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
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: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
People: His love endures forever.
Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story – those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
People: Those he gathered from the lands, from east and wes, from north and south.
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: I rejoice to see you in the house of the Lord, where we come together in unity.
People: We give thanks to God and pray for the peace of Jerusalem and all earth’s cities.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
We come to worship you, O God, with such unity of Spirit as we have gained by our experience together in Christ. As we give thanks to you for the peace we have, we pray for your justice to prevail in all of earth’s cities and societies; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Isaiah 2:1-5” Page 1063
HYMN OF PREPARATION
PSALM “122” UMH 845
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“Romans 13:11-14” PAGE 1763
“Matthew 24:36-44” PAGE 1543
“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