North Highland United Methodist Church
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

This weeks bulletin

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*Indicates when worshipers are invited to stand.
UMH indicates use of the United Methodist Hymnal.
TFWS indicates the use of The Faith We Sing songbook.
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GATHERING MUSIC                                                Marilyn Gibbs
 
WELCOME & OPPORTUNITIES FOR MINISTRY
 
INTRODUCTION OF SERVICE 
 
*CENTERING SONG I Love to Tell the Story VS 1&2 UMH 156
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                              from Touch Holiness
 L: Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation
 P: Let us come into the Divine presence with thanksgiving.
 L: We are here to pray, worship and sing—or to at least make
       a joyful noise!
 P: It is good to give you thanks, O Lord; to sing praises to
      your name.
 L: to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your
      faithfulness by night.
 P: For you, O God, have made us glad.
 All: Let us worship with joy!
 
*PRAISE HYMN    God, Whose Love is Reigning O’re Us     Screen
 
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS          Halle, Halle, Hallelujah
 
Singing the Story in Scripture & Song
Narrators: Alice LaFontaine and Kristina Blackbird
 
Fear Not Tune: This is My Father’s World       Screen
 
 PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  
 Silent Prayer & Reflection 
 
 Prayer of the Community  
 Creating God, we sing from the abundance of our joy. We
 sing from the depth of our sorrows. We sing in voices
 separate and unique, and yet with one voice as your body,
 the church. Each moment may the words of our mouth
 whether in speech or song, and the meditations of our
 hearts be pleasing to you, O Lord. Amen
 
 PRAYER HYMN      Blest Be the Tie That Binds            UMH 557
 
                                   Bring Forth the Kingdom                 TFWS 2190
                      Where is Bread   Tune: Hymn of Promise            Screen
                                     Were You There Vs 1, 2, 5              UMH 288
                                                   In the Garden                      UMH 314
 
GIVING OF OUR GIFTS, TITHES AND OFFERINGS
   Offertory Hymn        I’ll Fly Away                         TFWS 2282
   Prayer of Dedication: Giving God, all that we have is yours,   
   and all that we are is because of you. We return these gifts as
   a sign of our gratitude. May they be blessed to extend your
   kingdom right here, and right now. Amen
 
*SENDING ONE ANOTHER IN PEACE

*SENDING HYMN              Lord of the Dance Vs 1-4     UMH 261           
                                                                                                 
*BENEDICTION 
 L: With God the source of our joy, may we forever sing praise!
 P: May what we sing with our lips be what we believe in
       our hearts;
   L: may what we profess to believe be what we practice in our
       lives,
 P: so that being doers and not only hearers of the Word, we
       may all be your true disciples.
 All: Amen
 
        *BENEDICTION RESPONSE         Lord of the Dance          Verse 5      
 
       *POSTLUDE