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Bulletin 11/15 -- Rev. Rick
First United Methodist Church

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Sat., Nov. 15, 2003, at 5:30 p.m.
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
 
PRELUDE
THE LIGHT OF CHRIST ENTERS
GREETING OF GUESTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
*CALL TO WORSHIP:
L: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world.
P: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
L: Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is.
P: His good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)
*INVOCATION
Dear Lord of transformation, renew our mind by Your Spirit. Ultimately, our lives are in Your hands and at death we must trust You. Yet, You require us to put our lives into Your hands before we die. Help us to totally trust You with our lives now. Then we may have peace that passes all understanding. We place our lives into Your hands now and trust You to provide for us, bless us, heal us and prepare a place for us. In Christ's Name we pray and trust, Amen.
*HYMN "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" # 140
 
JOYS AND CONCERNS
We Urge Prayers for . . .
Noah Ballman, Jennifer Brandenburg, Elizabeth Carney, Gordon Christenson, Rev. Rick Dee, Francis Ellis, Jan Endicott (Postmaster at Cylinder), Jason Frederick, Roger Gould, Kayla Hartsock, Morrisa Hoch, Ally Joersz, Beth Kimpson (Randy Pelzers sister), Jim Lanus, Helen Lund, Jim Miller, Pearl Moore, Dorothy Place, Debbie Ruiz (Ronda Philps cousin), Lorraine Sidles, Arlene Varcoe, Bishop Palmer, Our Service Personnel
We Extend our Sympathy to . . .
We Celebrate . . .
 
SILENT PRAYER
PASTORAL PRAYER
LORDS PRAYER
 
OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER
God of glory, thank You for our many freedoms in our country. Help us to use our freedoms not to hide behind our safe walls where it is easy to be thankful around a table so full of blessings. Help us to reach out beyond our walls and ourselves, to share Your Word and Your steadfast love to those who need it. In Christ's Name we pray, Amen.
**PASSING THE PEACE
 
HYMN "I Surrender All" # 354, vs 1,3,5
 
SCRIPTURE LESSON
Old Testament Psalm 73:25-28 OT page 535
Epistle Hebrews 10:15-25 NT page 224
CHILDRENS MESSAGE
MESSAGE "The Wonderful Gift of Assurance" Rev. Rick Dee
 
*HYMN "Blessed Assurance" # 369
 
*BENEDICTION
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE # 672, verse 1
 
THE LIGHT GOES FORTH
POSTLUDE
 
*Those who wish may stand.
**Be sure to greet each other, especially those you do not know.
 
The flowers on the altar are in memory of Muff Wallace from the Bell Choir.
 
 
MINISTRY OF WORSHIP
Pastor: Jim W. Morris
Associates: Judy DePue, Rev. Rick Dee
Executive Secretary: Lisa Hankey Boblit
Treasurer: Lois Stanley
Nursery Attendant: JoAnna Naig
Signer: Kim Campbell
Janitor: John Strohman
 
Saturday Evening 5:30 p.m.
Usher Carolyne Laubenthal
Liturgist LeAnn Vesey
Musician Mary Morris
 
Sunday Morning 8:15 a.m.
Ushers Greg & Janet Poe
Greeters Greg & Diane Hoyman
Liturgist Betty Zeigler
Musician Esther Smith
 
Sunday Morning 10:30 a.m.
Ushers Jim Hobart, Ken Kassel
Dean & Carol Simonsen
Greeters Francis & Sue Bjustrom
Liturgist Brian Garrels
Musician Rosemary Matthews

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