Sunday Bulletin: Aug 16, 2020

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

August 16, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Meeting 7 pm 

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH 

Bring chairs or blankets.

SUN SET SURF SERVICE  – EVERY TUESDAY

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH

Service 7 p.m.

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER 
Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE TURNER,      BOB LAMBERT

Nurture/Outreach – 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 9:30 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:   Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.  

People:  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world,      

Leader:   From everlasting to everlasting you are God!  

INTRODUCTION                                                            FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                           UMH 121

“There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy”

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Mark my teaching, O my people, listen to the words I am to speak.  I will tell you a story with meaning, I will expound the riddle of things past, things that we have heard and known, and our parents have repeated to us  

People:  We will mark your teaching and listen to the words you speak.  We will hear a story with meaning that we have heard and known, and our parents have repeated to us.  

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Self-revealing God, we have come to know more of you even in the contemplation of the stories we have heard before in our childhood.  We come not only to hear your word but to seek the gifts of the Spirit to do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                    Page 74          

Genesis 45:1-15    

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                   UMH 367

He Touched Me”

PSALM  133                                                             UMH 850

SECOND READING                                               Page 1759           

Romans 11:1-2, 29-32

GOSPEL                                                                    Page 1525

Matthew 15:10-28”

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 383            

This is a Day of New Beginnings”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Aug 9, 2020

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

August 8, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Meeting 7 pm 

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH 

Bring chairs or blankets.

SUN SET SURF SERVICE  – EVERY TUESDAY

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH

Service 7 p.m.

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER 
Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE TURNER,      BOB LAMBERT

Nurture/Outreach – 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 9:30 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:   Shout for joy to God, all the earth!

People:  Sing the glory of his name; make his praise glorious.    

Leader:   Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!  

People:  So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.  

Leader:  All the earth bows down to you; they sing praises to you, they sing the praises of your name.”

INTRODUCTION                                                            FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                           UMH 368

“My Hope Is Built”

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Remember the many acts of God’s faithful love. 

People:  We believe the promises of the eternal One and sing praises to God. 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Gracious God, we come to worship you, confessing our faith before others and confirming it in acts of affirmation.  Hear our prayers and our praise through our risen Lord, Jesus Christ.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                    Page 37          

Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28    

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                   UMH 98

To God Be the Glory”

PSALM  105  1-6, 16-22, 45                                   UMH 828

SECOND READING                                               Page 1758           

Romans 8:26-39

GOSPEL                                                                    Page 1524

Matthew 14:22-33”

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 509            

Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Aug 02, 2020

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost  

August 2, 2020 

FOOTPRINTS

SUNDAY – @ 7 PM

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH 

BIBLE STUDY 

TUESDAY @ 7 PM

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH

Please bring chairs and/or blankets 

Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 9:30 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

People:  May those who fear you rejoice when they see me for I have put my hope in your word.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             #1

       “”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  In the morning come to know God’s true love.   

People:  This morning we put our trust in the gracious kindness of the eternal One.  

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

This morning and every morning we know your true love and provision for our daily needs, O God.  This morning we join our voices in praise and prayer, publicly proclaiming our gratitude; and invoking your continued care of us in body, mind, and spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“Genesis 32:22-31”                                                    PAGE 52

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       #2 

     “” 

PSALM  17:1-7, 15                                                      UMH 749

SECOND  READING

“Romans 9:1-5”                                                                                 PAGE 1756

GOSPEL READING

Matthew 14:13-21”                                              PAGE 1524

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                                               #3

     “”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Jul 05, 2020

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

July 5, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Will resume after Labor Day

SUN SET SURF SERVICE  – EVERY TUESDAY

HELD ON THE SEA BRIGHT PUBLIC BEACH

Service 7 p.m.

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER 
Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE TURNER,      BOB LAMBERT

Nurture/Outreach – 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 9:30 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.

People:  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world,  

Leader:  From everlasting to everlasting you are God.  

INTRODUCTION                                                            FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)

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 the invitation of Jesus:  Come to me, all those whose work is hard, whose load is heavy; and I will give you relief.  

People:  We will bend our necks to your yoke and learn from you, for you are gentle and humble-hearted.

Leader:  Your souls will find relief.  

People:  For his yoke is good to bear, and his load is light.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Compassionate Christ, we have come to learn from you who are gentle and humble in heart.  As we seek to emulate you in our worship, prepare us for your service as true and loyal companions.  Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                    Page 35           

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67                                                  

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                   UMH

“”

PSALM  72                                                               UMH 795

SECOND READING                                               Page 1753           

Romans 7:15-25                                                  

GOSPEL                                                                    Page 1577

Matthew 11:15-19, 25-30”

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

Lenten Devotion 2nd Sunday

Weekly Family Prayer 2nd Week of Lent

Covenant God, Sometimes, when we can’t see, touch, or hear you, we wonder, “Are you really there?” Then we remember the many ways you have shown us your love and we see the many things that reveal your creative presence in our lives. We feel the love in a hug from our mom, dad, or friend; and we know that this is what your love must feel like. We see the stars shining in the sky above or watch the sunrise, and we are amazed by your beautiful work that makes these things possible.Lord, during this week of our Lenten journey, help us find ways to remember that you are with us. We know that this is big work. Help us practice remembering as we get ready for the mystery of Easter. During this season, help us learn how to trust you, love you, and share your love with others. Lord, thank you for being with our family as we travel together, preparing our hearts and minds to enter into the mystery of Easter. Bless us in our work. It’s in your holy name, we pray. Amen..

Sunday Bulletin: Mar 08, 2020

Second Sunday of Lent

March 8, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance to be announced. 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

NORTHERN SHORE CLUSTER CHOIR

The Northern Shore Cluster Choir will perform ‘The Easter Story” at our church on APRIL 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday) @ 3:30

Refreshments will be served following the performance.           All are welcome.

 Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; 

People:  In your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.  Amen.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 117

       “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Come to the Eternal One, who will keep you from all evil and preserve your life.  

People:  God will keep our going out and our coming in from this time on and forevermore.  

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We are drawn to worship you, God of Creation, by the mystery of your power to bring into existence what did not exist.  We could be too awestruck to approach you except that the gospel of Jesus Christ assures us of your loving acceptance of our humble homage in faith and in penitence for our sins.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“GENESIS 12:1-4”                                                     PAGE 17

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                      UMH 452

     “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” 

PSALM              121                                                      UMH 844

SECOND  READING

“ROMANS 4:1-5, 13-17”                                         PAGE 1749

GOSPEL READING

JOHN 3:1-17””                                                       PAGE 1650

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 710

     “Faith of Our Fathers”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Mar 01, 2020

First Sunday In Lent 

March 3, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance to be announced. 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

NORTHERN SHORE CLUSTER CHOIR

The Northern Shore Cluster Choir will perform ‘The Easter Story” at our church on APRIL 5, 2020 (Palm Sunday) @ 3:30

Refreshments will be served following the performance.           All are welcome.

 Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

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; his love endures forever.  

People:  Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?

Leader:  Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.  Amen 

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 269

       “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”               

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Be glad to the Eternal One, rejoice, O righteous, 

People:  We will shout for joy, as we are made upright in heart.    

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

God of grace abounding, Christ for all humanity, Guiding Spirit, we come to worship you, turning away from whatever may tempt us to idolatry.  May our contrition be genuine and our resolution to serve your purposes sincere; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“GENESIS 2:15-17, 3:1-7”                                       PAGE 4

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH 298

     “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” 

PSALM                            32                                        UMH 766

SECOND  READING

“ROMANS 5:12-19”                                                                         PAGE 1751

GOSPEL READING

MATTHEW 4:1-11”                                                PAGE 1503

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 480

     “o Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Lenten Devotion 1st Week

Wesley Covenant Prayer 

Recite daily 
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, 
rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing.
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
And now, glorious and blessed God,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
you are mine and I am yours. So be it.
And the covenant now made on earth, 
let it be ratified in heaven.
Amen

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love,  as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2

Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.O divine Master, 
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.                                                                                          

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35

Sunday Bulletin: Feb 16, 2020

Sixth Sunday After the Epiphany

February 16, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance date February 22, 2020

Featuring Jim Winder & The Race 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring a friend.

Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, 

People:  But whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.  Amen

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 555

       “Forward Through the Ages”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Choose life.  Love, obey and hold fast to God.  

People:  We choose life.  We will love, obey, and hold fast to God, for that is life for us and our descendants.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Living God, we seek you with our whole heart though we are not entirely blameless and deserving of your gracious attention.  Though we may be no longer in spiritual infancy, we have yet to grow to the maturity of Jesus Christ.  Receive our prayers for Jesus’ sake.  Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“DEUTERONOMY 30:15-20”                                     PAGE 320

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                      UMH 420

     “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” 

PSALM              119:1-8                                               UMH 840

SECOND  READING

“1 CORINTHIANS 3:1-9”                                         PAGE 1772

GOSPEL READING

MATTHEW 5:21-37””                                              PAGE 1506

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 560

     “Help Us Accept Each Other”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Feb 9, 2020

Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany
February 9, 2020

FOOTPRINTS
Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall
Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café
Next performance date will be announced
8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall
ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring a friend.

Outreach 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 10 AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader: Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
People: According to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
Leader: Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Amen

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,

People: And also with you.

Leader: O praise the Lord! Happy is the person who fears the Eternal One.

People: We find great joy in God’s commandments.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Invisible God, you have revealed yourself to us in Jesus Christ, sharing your own Spirit in communion with our spirit. As we come to worship disclose yourself more fully as we hear your written word and pray in the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“ ISAIAH 58:1-12” PAGE 1154

HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH
“”

PSALM 112 UMH 833

SECOND READING

“1 CORINTHIANS 2:1-16 PAGE 1771

GOSPEL READING

“MATTHEW 5:13-20” PAGE 1505

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: Feb 02, 2020

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

February 2, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance to be announced. 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.

People:  May those who fear you rejoice when they see me for I have put my hope in your word.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 213

       “Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Depend upon God to grant your heart’s desire.  

People:  We will commit our lives to Christ and trust the Spirit to do what is beyond our doing. 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

God on high, we bow before you humbly but we cannot claim to always love kindness and do justice.  Though we aspire to achieve this perfection, we can now offer only the advocacy of Jesus who has achieved such sinlessness before you.  Continue the work of the Spirit in our transformation for your name’s sake.  Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“MICAH 6:1-8”                                                         PAGE 1452

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH 189

     “Fairest Lord Jesus” 

PSALM                            15:1-5                                 UMH 747

SECOND  READING

“1 CORINTHIANS 1:18-31”                                                       PAGE 1770  

GOSPEL READING

MATTHEW 5:1-12 ”                                              PAGE 1505

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 348

     “Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Jan 26, 2020

Third Sunday After the Epiphany

January 26, 2020

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance date will be announced 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring a friend.

Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.

People:  Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.  Amen

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 545

       “The Church’s One Foundation”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Be constant in God’s house all the days of your life.

People:  Gaze upon the beauty of the Eternal One and seek the Eternal in God’s temple.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We have sought your face, O God, and found it revealed in the face of Jesus Christ.  In the communion of the Holy Spirit, let us know you more intimately in our worship not only for our joy but for our certainty in sharing our faith with others, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

 ISAIAH 9:1-4”                                                            PAGE 1073

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                      UMH 358

     “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind” 

PSALM              27 1-9                                                  UMH 758

SECOND  READING

“1 CORINTHIANS 1:10-18                                         PAGE 1770

GOSPEL READING

MATTHEW 4:12-23”                                                 PAGE 1504

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 295

     “In the Cross of Christ I Glory

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Jan 19, 2020

Second Sunday After the Epiphany
January 19, 2020

FOOTPRINTS
Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall
Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café
Next performance will be Saturday – January 25, 2020
8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall
ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring a friend.

Outreach 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 10 AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths;

People: Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION UMH 400
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People: And also with you.

Leader: Do not keep the goodness of God hidden in your heart.

People: We will proclaim God’s faithfulness and saving power.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

As we are gathered in your presence, O God, we proclaim your faithfulness and saving power. Like the first twelve we have followed Jesus as our teacher and believe that he is your anointed servant. Through him we have received the Spirit without whom we could not pray as we ought. Accept our spiritual worship through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“ ISAIAH 49:1-7” PAGE 1139

HYMN OF PREPARATION FWS 2051
“I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry”

PSALM 40 UMH 774

SECOND READING

“1 CORINTHIANS 1:1-9” PAGE 1769

GOSPEL READING

“JOHN 1:9-42” PAGE 1647

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 396
“O Jesus, I Have Promised”

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

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Jan 12, 2020

First Sunday After the Epiphany

January 12, 2019

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Café

Next performance will be Saturday – January 25, 2020

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

ALL ARE WELCOME – Bring a friend.

Outreach Ministry – Barbara Smith – 732-495-1672

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT

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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Praise the Lord, all you nations: extol him, all you peoples.

People:  For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.

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, 

People:  And also with you. 

People:  God has saved his people,

Leader:  Ascribe to the Eternal the glory due to God’s name.

People:  We bow down to the Holy One in the splendor of holiness.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

To no idols, but to you, O God, we bow in worship, for you only are worthy of our adoration and thanksgiving for you give us life and hope.  In our baptism you have also received us as brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ and blessed us with the Spirit who inspires these prayers through the same Lord Jesus.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

 ISAIAH 42:1-9”                                                         PAGE 1125

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH  

     “ 

PSALM              29                                                         UMH 761

SECOND  READING

“ACTS 10:34-43”                                                        PAGE 1708

GOSPEL READING

MATTHEW 3:13-17”                                                 PAGE 1503

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: Jan 05, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

January 5, 2019

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Next performance will be Saturday – January 18, 2020 

8 pm to 10 pm in Downstairs Fellowship Hall

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT


Outreach 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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Leader:  Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, 

People:  and He will reward them for what they have done.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH 203

       “Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you. 

Leader:  Sing out your praises and say,  

People:  God has saved his people,

Leader:  See how the Savior brings them from the end of the earth,

People:  the blind and lame among them,

 Leader:  women with child

People:  and women in labor, a great company.

Leader:  Young men and old shall rejoice,

People:  then shall the girl show her joy in the dance.

Leader:  God turns their mourning into gladness,

People:  and gives them joy to outdo their sorrow.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

God of our hopes, Christ of our faith, Spirit in our hearts, we come to worship you with joy and gladness. Your goodness knows no limits; you are kind to all and we worship you in all sincerity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

 ISAIAH 60:1-6 ”                                                          PAGE 1157

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH 251

     “Go, Tell It On The Mountain 

PSALM                            72 :1-7, 10-14                   UMH 795

SECOND  READING

“EPHESIANS 3:1-12”                                                                    PAGE 1820  

GOSPEL READING

“MATTHEW 2:1-12 ”                                              PAGE 1501

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 221

     “In The Bleak Midwinter ”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                    FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Dec 29, 2019

First Sunday After Christmas

December 29, 2019 

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Next performance will be January 18, 2020 

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT


Outreach 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 10 AM

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 praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.   

People:  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.    

Leader:  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.     

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                                   UMH 240                                               

 “Hark!  The Herald Angels Sing” 

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  With the whole congregation we will praise the great deed of God.

People:  With the whole congregation we will praise God, who has won a name by marvelous deeds in Jesus Christ.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Though you hear our unspoken prayers and the quietest whisper, O God, you rejoice also to hear the common voice we speak together in your in your praise and honor.  We come to you in the confidence of children to their own parent because you have come to us in Jesus Christ our brother.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                  

Isaiah 63:7-9                                                           PAGE 1162

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                     UMH 229          

“Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

PSALM          “148”                                                 UMH 861 

SECOND READING                                             

Hebrews 2:10-18                                                   PAGE 1862

GOSPEL 

Matthew 2:13-23                                                PAGE 1502 

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 242                                              

     “Love Came Down At Christmas”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Advent Christmas Eve, 2019

Christmas Eve 

Good news! Good news!

Our hopes and fears and all of years

     have met in this place tonight.

And we have beheld the glory of the coming of God’s Messiah.

Sing for joy! Salvation has come!

Light the Christ Candle

We light the Christ candle as a sign to the world

    that today, in the City of David, a Savior is born,

    who is Christ the Lord.

We no longer have to fear the darkness

     for our Light has come.

Glory to God in the highest heaven! 

And on earth, peace to all of God’s children!

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen. 

Christmas Eve, 2019

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Lighting the Advent Wreath

All: O come, Desire of nations bind all peoples in one heart and mind.  From dust thou brought us forth to life; deliver us from earthly strife.

 Our souls magnify the Lord and our spirits rejoice in God for God has looked with favor on us, God’s servants.

God has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.

God of Justice, God of Peace, we open our hearts to you. Give us grace to be instruments of your righteousness.

Give us courage to turn away from distractions and distortions and turn toward the home you have made, are making, and will complete through Christ.

All: We, God’s people, sing songs of joy with the prophet, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God.” (Isaiah 61:10, NRSV)

Light all four Advent candles.

Advent Week 4

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Lighting the Advent Wreath

All: O come, Desire of nations bind all peoples in one heart and mind.  From dust thou brought us forth to life; deliver us from earthly strife.

 Our souls magnify the Lord and our spirits rejoice in God for God has looked with favor on us, God’s servants.

God has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly. God has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty.

God of Justice, God of Peace, we open our hearts to you. Give us grace to be instruments of your righteousness.

Give us courage to turn away from distractions and distortions and turn toward the home you have made, are making, and will complete through Christ.

All: We, God’s people, sing songs of joy with the prophet, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God.” (Isaiah 61:10, NRSV)

Light all four Advent candles.

Sunday Bulletin: Dec 22, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Advent

December 22, 2019 

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Dinner at 6:30 p.m. – Please bring a dessert, if possible.

Service at 8:00 p.m.

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Next performance will be January 18, 2020 

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT


Outreach 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 10 AM

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 praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done.   

People:  Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.    

Leader:  Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.     

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                                   UMH 245                                               

 “The First Noel” 

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Beloved of God and  called to holiness, grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  

People:  We seek the face of God who is with us in Jesus Christ.        

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

We seek your face, O God, seen by Mary and Joseph, and the first disciples of Jesus Christ, and visible to the eyes of our hearts as we hear the Good News they have written in the scriptures and as we are open to the Spirit of Christ within us.  Be with us today and always.  Amen.  

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                  

Isaiah 7:10-16                                                         PAGE 1071

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                   UMH 230            

“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

PSALM          “80:1-7,17-19”                                    UMH 801 

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Romans 1:1-7”                                                       PAGE 1744

GOSPEL 

Matthew 1:18-25                                                 PAGE 1501 

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 220                                              

     “Angels from the Realms of Glory”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Advent Week 3 12-15-2019 w Shoe Boxes

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Lighting the Advent Wreath        

Hymn: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” stanza 6, The United Methodist Hymnal, 211

All: “O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thy justice here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight.”

Reader 1: “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are overjoyed. … Let those who plant with tears reap the harvest with joyful shouts.” (Psalm 126:3, 5 CEB)

Reader 2: God of Joy, you enter the wilderness of our world and proclaim that there is a way to reach home again.

Reader 3: God of Joy, you break through clouds of despair and sorrow to bring good news to your people.

Reader 4: God of Joy, you send hope into the world in the form of a tiny baby.

All: We, God’s people, sing songs of joy with the prophet, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God” (Isaiah 61:10, NRSV).

Reader: On this third Sunday of Advent, we light this candle, knowing that joy is our true home.

Light three candles. If you have a pink candle, light it for the first time today.

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Lighting the Advent Wreath        

Hymn: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” stanza 6, The United Methodist Hymnal, 211

All: “O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thy justice here;
disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight.”

Reader 1: “The LORD has done great things for us, and we are overjoyed. … Let those who plant with tears reap the harvest with joyful shouts.” (Psalm 126:3, 5 CEB)

Reader 2: God of Joy, you enter the wilderness of our world and proclaim that there is a way to reach home again.

Reader 3: God of Joy, you break through clouds of despair and sorrow to bring good news to your people.

Reader 4: God of Joy, you send hope into the world in the form of a tiny baby.

All: We, God’s people, sing songs of joy with the prophet, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God” (Isaiah 61:10, NRSV).

Reader: On this third Sunday of Advent, we light this candle, knowing that joy is our true home.

Light three candles. If you have a pink candle, light it for the first time today.

The Christmas gifts for the Homeless that have been collected will be donated to the Jersey Shore Rescue Mission.  Thank you for your support!

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Another mission project that will be on-going throughout the year is “Shoe Boxes for Kids”.

These boxes will contain items small enough to fit into a shoe box that would be used by children, such as pens, pencils, crayons, note paper, stickers, toothbrush, toothpaste. 

The receptacle to hold these items will be located in the nave. 

The filled boxes will be sent to children in the U.S. and around the world.   

Healthy Personal Hygiene Background

Future ‘Shoe Boxes’ will be for Women, and for Men.  If you have new personal hygiene items for Women or Men you can put them in the receptacle at any time.  We will separate as needed. 

Sunday Bulletin: Dec 15, 2019

Third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Dinner at 6:30 p.m. – Please bring a dessert, if possible.

Service at 8:00 p.m.

GIFTS FOR THE HOMELESS

The gifts that have been collected will be delivered next week.  If you have anything more you would like to donate please let us know by putting a note in the Offertory Plate or by calling    Barbara (732-495-1672) or Grace (908-303-9695)

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Next performance will be in January. 

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT


Outreach 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 10 AM

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:  To you, Lord, I call; 

People:  You are my Rock,  

Leader:  For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.   

People:  Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help,  

Leader:  I lift up my hands toward your Most Holy Place.    

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                            UMH 218      

 “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” 

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Be patient, and stouthearted, for Christ’s coming is near.

People:  We will be patient, and stouthearted, for Christ’s coming is near.      

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Worshiping you, O God, strengthens our resistance to the evil in the world around us and still within us.  We declare our allegiance to your rule in the world through Jesus Christ, who has come and is coming again.  Amen. 

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                                  

Isaiah 35:1-10                                                         PAGE 1113

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                      UMH 219        

“What Child Is This”

PSALM          “Canticle of Mary”                             UMH 199 

SECOND READING                                             

James 5:7-10                                                          PAGE 1884

GOSPEL 

Matthew 11:1-11                                                 PAGE 1516 

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 430                                               

     “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH                     FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Second Sunday of Advent

In those days a fiery preacher from the desert came to tell the people:

“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near!”

He is the one the prophet Isaiah spoke about when he said:

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

    ‘Prepare the way of the Lord,

      make his paths straight.”

We light the second Advent candle in preparation for the coming of the Messiah,

 in anticipation of the fullness of God’s justice and righteousness,

 and remembering the call of John the Baptist

    to make paths straight,

    repent of our sin,

    and live holy lives devoted to God.

Light the candle

Come, Lord Jesus.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Amen.

Sunday Bulletin: Dec 08, 2019

Second Sunday of Advent

December 8, 2019

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

NORTHERN SHORE CLUSTER CHOIR 

The Northern Shore Cluster Choir will be performing ‘A Christmas Cantatas’ on SUNDAY – TODAY @ 3:30 pm

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 

992 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 

GIFTS FOR THE HOMELESS

It’s that ‘time of year’ when we think about the Gift we received from God – ‘The Birth of His Son”.  

Let’s take this time to think about those that are less fortunate, many without homes.  Will you share with others by donating Gift Cards, Socks or Mittens?  See the enclosed insert for details.  

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Next performance to be announced.

Text Box: PASTOR: MICHAEL TURNER Cell Phone:  848-218-2171 
LAY LEADER & MUSICIAN:  GEORGE FINEGAN 
LAY SERVANTS:  REILEE TURNER, GRACE DAKOGLOU,                      ROBERT LAMBERT


Outreach 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 10 AM

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:  I was pushed back and about to fall, but the 

              Lord helped me.

People:  The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Amen.

Lighting of the Second Candle – See Insert

INTRODUCTION            “INTO MY HEART”      (Verse 1)  FWS 2160

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                                           UMH  213

“Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”                

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People: And also with you.

Leader:   With one mind and one voice, praise God the Parent of our Lord Jesus Christ, and ours.   

People: We will glorify God, who is merciful, and sing hymns to God, who has many hallowed names.  

PRAYER OF INVOCATION 

We hallow your name, O God, and join our hearts, and minds and voices in prayers and hymns and responses.  You graciously receive our worship inspired by the Spirit, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING                                          

 “Isaiah 11:1-10”                                                        Page 1077

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                       UMH 203

“Hail to the Lord’s Anointed”

PSALM                    “72”                                             UMH 795                         

SECOND READING

“Romans 15:4-13”                                                     Page 1765        

GOSPEL             

“Matthew 3:1-12”                                                       Page 1503

MORNING MESSAGE                             Pastor Michael Turner

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

OFFERING OF SELF AND RESOURCES

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH                                         

GLORIA PATRI                                                                  UMH 70

PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE             

OFFERING OF SELF & RESOURCES 

INVITATION TO COMMUNION                                 UMH 12

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                  UMH 13

HYMN OF DEDICATION                                            UMH 617

     “I Come With Joy”

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH             FWS 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Nov 24, 2019

Christ the King Sunday

November 24, 2019 

FOOTPRINTS

Held Every SUNDAY – In our Downstairs Fellowship Hall 

Dinner 6:30 pm –Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

BIBLE STUDY 

Tuesday – Dinner 6:30 pm – Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Upstairs Fellowship Area

NORTHERN SHORE CLUSTER CHOIR 

The Northern Shore Cluster Choir will be performing ‘A Christmas Cantatas’ on SUNDAY – DECEMBER 8 @ 3:30 pm

Lutheran Church of the Reformation 

992 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 

GIFTS FOR THE HOMELESS

It’s that ‘time of year’ when we think about the Gift we received from God – ‘The Birth of His Son”.  

Let’s take this time to think about those that are less fortunate, many without homes.  Will you share with others by donating Gift Cards, Socks or Mittens?  See the enclosed insert for details.  

Sea Bright Acoustic Cafe

Saturday – December 7, 2019 @ 8pm to 10pm

‘Christmas Carolers & Crooners’

Nurture & Outreach 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 10 AM

MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY

1ST SUNDAY– 2PM

WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

A Service of Word & Music

WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

RINGING OF THE BELL

PREPARATION FOR THE WORD

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

Leader:  The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?

People:  The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  

Leader:  When evildoers assail me, to devour my flesh, my adversaries and foes shall stumble and fall.

INTRODUCTION                                                            FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                           UMH 327

“Crown Him with Many Crowns”

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Follow Christ into the way of peace,   

People:  for by the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high has broken upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.  

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

God of light, we worship you because your Son has become the sunshine of our world, bringing us illumination in the darkness of doubt and hope in the shadow of death.  Receive our prayers inspired by the Spirit of the risen Christ.  Amen

HEARING OF THE WORD

FIRST READING

“JEREMIAH 23:1-6                                       Page 1212

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                  UMH 295

“In the Cross of Christ I Glory”   

PSALM               46                                              UMH 780

SECOND READING

“COLLASSIANS 1:11-20”                                Page 1829

GOSPEL 

“LUKE 23:33-43”                                                 Page 1642

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 297               

“Beneath the Cross of Jesus”                     

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)   

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD