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Sunday July 16th Bulletin

-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

    July 16th, 2017                                                                       11AM                                        

     6th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

CHIMING OF THE HOUR ~ A TIME OF QUIET REFLECTION AND MEDITATION

      Liturgical color this week-Green

 

PRELUDE: “El Shaddai”          

INTROIT: “I Sing Praises to Your Name”

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*CALL TO WORSHIP:  ALL STAND

PASTOR:  God scatters the seeds and calls us to grow.

PEOPLE:  We come to grow in Christ.

PASTOR:  God scatters the seeds and calls us to love.

PEOPLE:  We come to love as Christ loves.

PASTOR:  God scatters the seeds and calls us to hear.

PEOPLE:  We come to listen for the word of God.

 

 

*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT

 

 

*HYMN# 98 “To God Be the Glory”

 

*INVOCATION

 

*PSALTER# 756                                                           Psalm 25 1-10

 

*GLORIA PATRI “Glory Be to the Father”                Hymnal Pg. 70

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH ~ THE APOSTLES CREED

I BELIEVE IN God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he arose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

(Please fill out your prayer requests during this time)

 

CHILDREN/YOUTH SERMON                                   REV. TIM SHAW

 

 

THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT READINGS

(OT) Genesis 25:19-34                                                            Pg.21

(NT)  Romans 8:1-11                                                                Pg. 157

Pat Turner, Liturgist

 

 

Praise Hymn Insert “I’ve Got Peace Like a River”

 

PASTORAL INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND CONCERNS

(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)

 

OFFERTORY: “I Will Bless the Lord all the Time”

*DOXOLOGY

 

*HYMN# 393 “Spirit of the Living God”

 

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Great Sower of word and truth, when we are confused, guide us with new understanding; when we are distressed, help us be  faithful and true; when we are distracted, focus us with your Holy Spirit; when we are worried, comfort us with your blessed assurance. Nourish the soil of our lives, that we may be fertile recipients of your word and faithful followers of Christ Jesus. In your mercy and love we pray. Amen.

PASTOR: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

PEOPLE:  In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

 

 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

PASTOR: There isn’t any condemnation in Christ Jesus. The Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death. In this new law of loving grace, we are forgiven and free!

PEOPLE: Thanks, be to God. Amen.

 

GOSPEL LESSON         Matthew 13:1-9,18-23                          Pg.13

SERMON:                        “FAITH FARMERS”          REV. TIM SHAW         

 

*HYMN Pg.600 “Wonderful Words of Life”

 

 

*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING

 

POSTLUDE: “My Tribute”

 

*Please stand as able

 

 

 

 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT FOR:                                       SUNDAY July 9th,   2017

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE                                                     $ 68,072.19

ATTENDANCE    56                                                                                       ASJ Café 19

 

 

 

***JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST AND TEACHING***

Join us each Sunday for a prepared breakfast followed by a study taught by Pastor Tim Shaw.  A new study from the book, “ASK- Faith Questions in a Skeptical Age” has begun. Breakfast begins at

 9:30 AM followed by the study at 10:00AM.

 

 

 

CHARGE CONFERENCE DATES

Our charge conference date is scheduled for Monday October 9th at 4:00 PM.  A work schedule has been passed out to church committees. Please be aware of those dates to have your packet information completed.

 

 

***WE WELCOME HEART***

We are happy to welcome HEART to our church campus. HEART is an artist guild and theatre company. HEART will be on our campus every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-5. If you see them, please give them a warm ASJ welcome.

 

 

 

 

~*~KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS~*~

Edna Earl Richardson~ Bob & Shirley Dillard~ Toni Stramm

Bob & Mickey Lanier~ Ermene Graham~ Rosemary Corley

Deek & Skippy Adkins~ Hazel Westendorff

Evelyn Robertson

 

 

 

 

Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church

 

REV. TIMOTHY G. SHAW

 

 

IN SERVICE TODAY

CHOIR MASTER                                                                                                                                                                                Herb Spear

CRUCIFER                                                                                                                                                                               Charles Holder

ACOLYTE                                                                                                                                                                                           Luke Shaw

COUNTERS                                                                                                                                           Mark Throckmorton & Pat Bullock

GREETERS                                                                                                                                         Frankie Carter & Mary Ann Holder

NURSERY                                                                                                                                                      Jaime McBride & Stacey Hiott

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR                                                                                                                                                            Herb Spear

 

Blending the heritage of Asbury Memorial and St. James Churches in  

                                     mission and ministry for Christ.

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