Sunday Bulletin: Dec 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent
December 11, 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

TODAY @ 3:30 pm
The Northern Cluster Choir will perform ‘One Silent Night’ in our church. – Followed by a lite dinner. All are encouraged to attend.

CHRISTMAS EVE
Fellowship at 7 pm – Candle-light Service at 8 pm

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: 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
“HYMN 1”

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
“HYMN 2”
PSALM “Luke 1:47-55/Canticle of Mary” UMH 199 NEW TESTAMENT READING
“James 5:7-10” PAGE 1884

GOSPEL
“Matthew 11:2-11” 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
“HYMN 3”

Benediction and Sending Forth FWS 2160
“Into My Heart” (Verse 2)

As you are able – please stand to Praise God

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