Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
October 23, 2016
VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE
Dinner 6 p.m. – Christian Recovery meeting 7 p.m.
Downstairs fellowship hall
BIBLE STUDY – TUESDAY
Dinner 6 p.m. – Bible Study 7 p.m.
IN OUR CHURCH FELLOWSHIP AREA
GET WELL & SPECIAL OCCASION CARDS Sent by the Nurture & Outreach Ministry. Please give names & addresses of anyone you think would like to receive a card from us to; Pat Liegel (732) 687-2153 or write a note on the Prayer Request form and place in offertory plate.
Nurture Ministry – Barbara Smith (732) 495-1672
1st UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF SEA BRIGHT
1104 OCEAN AVENUE
SEA BRIGHT, NEW JERSEY 07760
CHURCH OFFICE (732) 530-7003
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE 10AM
MERIDIAN MINISTRY IN SHREWSBURY
1ST SUNDAY– 2PM
WELCOME TO SEA BRIGHT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
WHERE JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!
A Service of Word & Music
RINGING OF THE BELL
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
PRELUDE (A time to relax and enter the mindset of worship)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Leader: We praise you, God, we praise you, for your Name is near;
People: People tell of your wonderful deeds.
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 all.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Happy are you to choose to be here, having been chosen by God to be brought near to worship in God’s sanctuary.
People: We are happy to worship in God’s sanctuary. We will be satisfied with the goodness of this place.
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
Sovereign God, we come to your house to show our adoration, but only because you first loved us through Jesus Christ. We are grateful for your initiative though we sometimes wrongly take the credit for our wise choice to worship. We pray worthily only with the aid of your prayerful Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
HEARING OF THE WORD
“Joel 2:23-32” PAGE 1421
HYMN OF PREPARATION
PSALM “65” UMH 789
NEW TESTAMENT READING
“2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18” PAGE 1853
“Luke 18:9-14” PAGE 1630
“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