Sunday Bulletin: Oct 01, 2017

Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

10/01/2017

 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

SUNDAY SERVICE STARTS AT 10:00

 

FOOTPRINTS

Every SATURDAY – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

BELFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

108 Church St., Belford

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service.  Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou.  For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.

SEA BRIGHT ANGELS

The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly.   Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome.  Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

 

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:  Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.

 

People:  Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

 

Leader:  or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.

 

 

INTRODUCTION                                                              FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 1)

 

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 all.

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  Exalt our Sovereign God, and extol God’s name, the One who is holy and mighty.

 

People:  We will extol the One who is holy and mighty, who loves justice and forgives our misdeeds.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

 

Glorious are your deeds, O God, and we proclaim them in our own generation and to generations following us.  You speak to us in great mysteries and in common daily gifts.  Primarily, we know you and come to you through Jesus Christ, in whose preeminent name we pray.  Amen.

 

 

 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST READING                                                   

Exodus 17:1-7                                                    Page 112

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                UMH 620     

“One Bread, One Body”                          

PSALM          “Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16”                UMH 799

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Philippians 2:1-13                                           PAGE 1824

 

GOSPEL

Matthew 21:23-32                                        PAGE 1536

  

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 399

“Take My Life, and Let It Be”                                                                      

 

BENEDICTION & SENDING FORTH           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: Aug 27, 2017

Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

August 27, 2017

 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

SUNDAY SERVICE STARTS AT 9:30

 

FOOTPRINTS

Every SATURDAY – 6:30 to 8:30 pm

BELFORD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

108 Church St., Belford

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service.  Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou.  For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.

SEA BRIGHT ANGELS

The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly.   Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome.  Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

 

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:  In God, whose work I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise-

 

People:  in God I trust and am not afraid.

 

Leader:  What can man do to me?

 

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

 

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                             UMH

Hymn 1”                                         

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

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

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  The judgements of God are unsearchable, but search them out.

 

People:  We will continue to plumb the depths of God’s wisdom to trace the ways of divine providence.

 

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

 

Infinite God, our minds cannot comprehend you, but we are bidden by your Spirit to worship you in sincerity.  Expand our knowledge of you that our trust may be deeper and our loyalty stronger; through Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST READING                                                   

Exodus 1:8-2:10                                                       Page  87

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                   UMH   

“Hymn 2”

PSALM          “Psalm 124”                             UMH 846

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Romans 12:1-8                                                      PAGE 1761

 

GOSPEL

Matthew 16:13-20                                    PAGE 1527

  

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                              

“Hymn 3”                     

 

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH            FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Sunday Bulletin: May 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2017

 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

Sunday Morning Service beginning 9:30

starting Sunday, 05/28/2017

 

FOOTPRINTS

Suspended until May.

More information to follow.

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service.  Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou.  For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.
SEA BRIGHT ANGELS

The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly.   Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome.  Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

 

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:  A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

 

People:  Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.

 

Leader:  The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

 

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

 

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                               

“Hymn 1”                                                                 UMH   

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

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

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  Come and see all that God has done, magnanimous in dealing with humanity.  Come, listen, all who revere God.

 

People:  We revere God, and will rehearse all God has done.

 

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

 

With open eyes and alert ears we come to worship you, O God.  Though it is in you we live and move and have our being, we can be unaware of you, without intending to be, in the course of the week.  Renew our personal knowledge of you as we worship through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST READING                                                   

Acts 17:22-31”                                                         Page 1721

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                        

“Hymn 2”                                                        UMH

PSALM          “Psalm 66:8-20”                              UMH 790

NEW TESTAMENT READING

1 Peter 3:13-22”                                                       PAGE 1890

 

GOSPEL

John 14:15-21                                                  PAGE 1675

  

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                                    

“Hymn 3”                                                                   UMH  

 

Benediction and Sending Forth           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – Please stand to Praise God

Sunday Bulletin: Mar 19, 2017

Third Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2017

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

FOOTPRINTS

Suspended until May.

More information to follow.

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m.  – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service.  Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou.  For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.
SEA BRIGHT ANGELS

The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly.   Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome.  Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

 

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:  My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul.

People:  Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn.

Leader:  I will praise you, Lord, among the nations.

People:  I will sing of you among the peoples.

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

HYMN OF INVOCATION                                               

“Hymn 1”                                                                 UMH

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  By the power of God’s Spirit, worship the Eternal who truly exists.

 

People:  We will offer God the genuine worship that is desirable.        

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

Unfathomable Source of life, generous Giver of life, outflowing Spirit of God, we come to worship as those who have found a spring of water and return to satisfy their thirst again.  Refresh our spirits by your Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 FIRST READING                                                   

Exodus 17:1-7”                                                  Page 112

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                        

“Hymn 2”                                                              UMH

PSALM          “Psalm 95”                                 UMH 814

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Romans 5:1-11”                                                 PAGE 1750

GOSPEL

John 4:5-42                                                 PAGE 1652

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                                    

“Hymn 3”                                                                   UMH

Benediction and Sending Forth           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – Please stand to Praise God

Sunday Bulletin: Mar 05, 2017

First Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2017

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

www.seabrightumc.org

 

FOOTPRINTS

Suspended until May.

More information to follow.

 

BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY

Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.

IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA

 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Sunday School program is held during our regular Sunday service.  Our Safe Sanctuary Certified teachers are Reilee Turner and Grace Dakoglou.  For ages 2-14 – All Are Welcome.
SEA BRIGHT ANGELS

The Sea Bright Angels meet weekly.   Ages 12 to 18 – all are welcome.  Sharon Burns – (732) 530-7003 or text (732) 861-9041

 

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 makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

People:  though he may stumble, he will not fall,

Leader:  for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

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

 HYMN OF INVOCATION                                               

“Hymn 1”                                                                   UMH

CALL TO WORSHIP

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

People:  And also with you.

Leader:  Be glad in 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                                        

“Hymn 2”                                                               UMH

PSALM          “32:1-11”                                     UMH 766

NEW TESTAMENT READING

Romans 5:12-19”                                             PAGE 1751

GOSPEL

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                                     

“Hymn 3”                                                                   UMH

BENEDICTION AND SENDING FORTH           FWS 2160

“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

AS YOU ARE ABLE – PLEASE STAND TO PRAISE GOD

Celebrating Sissie

Love And Go On

 You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come  back

or you can open your eyes and see all  she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her

or you can be full of the love you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of  yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she’d want:

Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

 

Commemorative Celebration Of Life for Our Sister in Christ  Tricia “Sissie” Kurtanick

November 13, 2016

GATHERING

THE WORD OF GRACE

GREETING

 

HYMN *                                                       UMH #347

     "Spirit Song”

 

PRAYER *

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray.

PSALM 130 *

Out of the depths I cry unto thee, O Lord!
Lord, hear my cry.
Let thine ears be attentive
   to the voice of my supplication.
If thou, Lord, should mark iniquities,
   Lord, who could stand?
But there is forgiveness with thee,
   that thou may be feared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
   and in his word do I hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
   more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the Lord!
   For with the Lord is great mercy.
With him is plenteous redemption,
   and he will redeem Israel from all their sins.

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

FIRST SCRIPTURE READING                                  PAGE 1815                

 Ephesians 1:15 –23; 2:1–10                            

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                          UMH 367

     "He Touched Me”

 

PSALM                           23                                          UMH 137                                

                          

 

GOSPEL                                                                          page 1644

Luke 24:13-35                                                  

 

MESSAGE :                               

 

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

 

Affirmation of Faith

 

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING                                     UMH   13

 Hymn of Dedication *                                            UMH 377

   " It Is Well With My Soul”

COMMITTAL

 Dismissal with Blessing

 

*As you are able - Please stand to Praise God

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

A Requiem for Tricia ‘Sissie’ Kurtanick

Well Done,

thou good and faithful servant…

enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.

Matthew 25:21


Love and Go On

You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes

and pray that she’ll come back,

or you can open your eyes

and see all she has left.

Your heart can be empty,

because you can’t see her,

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow,

and live yesterday;

or you can be happy for tomorrow,

because of yesterday.

You can remember her

and only that she’s gone,

or you can cherish her memory

and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back,

or you can do what she’d want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


A little about me

by Tricia ‘Sissie’ Kurtanick

I’m a Sea Brighter – born & raised! After graduating from High School, I left not only Sea Bright but also my family, friends and most importantly, God.

I left the church at 18

I was confident that I could leave behind God, and everything’d be alright. Boy, was I wrong! Without God in my life, it fell completely apart. I’d figured that I’d be fine, because I was mad at God; after all, it was because of God that my parents were constantly at each other, eventually parting ways. It was God’s fault for all of my other problems, too.

When I moved back into the area, I joined a company that mandated working on Saturdays and Sundays, so needless to say God continued to be absent in my life. I was still mad at Him at that point.

Another 18 years later

My life was still in shambles. I’d no self-respect, nor even respect for anyone else around me, for that matter. While lying in bed on a summer day (my first Sunday off in about 12 years), I heard the summoners’  call of bells pealing from my neighborhood church. Inexplicably, I got up, got dressed and made it to church.

That day changed my life

From that point forward, I developed self-respect, stopped living the life that had pulled me away from God, and started attending church as  my work schedule permitted.

A new life

In February of 2008, I started a new job – one that did not require me to work on Sundays. This in turn allowed me to attend church every Sunday on a regular basis.

Since my return to church, I’ve become a member. I attend Bible Study on a regular basis, and now have become a local Lay Servant. I now perform the first part of the Sunday Service on a regular basis. I also volunteer my time to help out in the church office, and belong to several ministries including Outreach and Nurture. I’m also the superintendent for Sunday School.

Sunday Bulletin: Sep 13, 2015

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:  Many are the plans in a person’s heart,

 

People:  but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

 

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 all of you.

 

People:  And also with you.

 

Leader:  Love the Lord, who has heard us and listens to our prayers.

 

People:  God has given us a hearing whenever we have cried out to heaven.

 

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

 

God of glory, Son of humanity ascended to glory, Eternal Spirit, we worship You in all humility and gratitude.  We are not ashamed of Jesus our Savior in His humility nor in His majesty.  Receive our worship in the name of the One who loved us and gave Himself for us, Jesus the Christ.  Amen

 

 

HEARING OF THE WORD

 

OLD TESTAMENT READING                                         

“Proverbs 1:20-33”                    Sp lP or

 

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                        FWS    

     “”

 

PSALM                                 19                                          UMH 750

                          

NEW TESTAMENT READING

“James 3:1-12”                                SP LP or

 

GOSPEL reading

Mark 8:27-38”                                    SP lp or

      

“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: Aug 16, 2015

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: A person may think his own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart.

People: To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

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 all of you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Praise the Lord! Give thanks to the Lord!

People: We will give thanks to the Lord with all our heart.

PRAYER OF INVOCATION

To you, God our Parent, we give thanks at all times and for everything. Now we come in the Spirit, to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody with heart and voice in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

HEARING OF THE WORD

OLD TESTAMENT READING                                           

“1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14”                 Sp lP or

HYMN OF PREPARATION                                        UMH

     “”

PSALM                               111                                      UMH 832

NEW TESTAMENT READING

“Ephesians 5:15-20”                     SP LP or

GOSPEL reading

John 6:51-58”                               SP lp or

“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 & SENDING FORTH                   fws 2160

     “Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

 

As you are able – please stand to praise God

Footprints in the Sand

Coming May 2015!

Footprints in the Sand is a Christian 12 step recovery program that helps heal Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!

Please contact Pastor Michael Turner for more information @ (848) 218-2171

Prayer and Worship

Stained Glass Window of Jesus

Worship and Prayer are two words often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.

A Prayer

  • Prayer is a solemn expression to God to thank Him or to request something from Him.
  • Prayer can be performed anytime, anywhere, by yourself, or in large groups.

Worship

  • Worship is the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for God.
  • Worship consists of  crisply defined and structured ceremonies, of which Prayer and music are a part.

When you join full-throated with the choir and congregation, 

belting out The Sanctus:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

Does it not stir your soul?