First Sunday in Lent 2018
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Every Sunday – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
6:30 Fellowship Dinner/7:00 – 8:00 Step Study
BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA
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.
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672
1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM
WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Leader: Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me; Lord, be my help.
People: You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed
my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my
heart may sing your praises and not be silent.
Leader: Lord my God, I will praise you forever.
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: Look for signs of the covenant that God makes with
us and our children to endless generations.
People: No one who hopes in God will be put to shame.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Creator of sunshine and rain, Christ of pleasure and pain, Spirit of virtuous gain, we worship you as those who look for rainbows as evidence of your covenant of mercy not to destroy but to renew and reform us and our creation spoiled by greed and careless use. Receive us with the
intercession of Jesus Christ, for his sake. Amen
HEARING OF THE WORD
FIRST READING PAGE 13
HYMN OF PREPARATION UMH
PSALM “Psalm 25:1-10” UMH 756
NEW TESTAMENT READING PAGE 1890 “1 Peter 3:18-22”
GOSPEL PAGE 1556
“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