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Sunday March 17th 2019 Bulletin

        ASBURY-ST. JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH  
March 17th, 2019               SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT                                    11AM       
                         Chiming of the Hour/Liturgical Color- Purple
 
 
INTROIT: “Shine Jesus Shine”
                                   
*CALL TO WORSHIP:  ALL STAND
PASTOR: Wait for the Lord. Be Strong; take heart.
PEOPLE: We will see the goodness of God in the land of the
                 living.
PASTOR: The Lord is our light and our salvation.
PEOPLE: Whom shall we fear?
PASTOR: Though adversaries plot against us,
PEOPLE:  God protects us from harm.
PASTOR:  Sing to the Lord with songs of joy.
PEOPLE:  Make melody to the Lord, our God.
PASTOR:  Come, let us worship.
 
*PROCESSION OF THE CROSS, GOD’S WORD, AND LIGHT 
 
*HYMN# 575 “Onward Christian Soldiers”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
*INVOCATION   
*PSALTER #758                                                              Psalm 27:1-6
*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 prayer requests during this time)
 
CHILDREN/YOUTH SERMON                                                Rev. Tim Shaw
THE CREATION                                                     Reading Genesis 1:9-13
 
 THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT READINGS
(OT) Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18                                     Pew Bible Pg.12
(NT) Philippians 3:17-4:1                                       Pew Bible Pg. 198
Susan Bullock, Liturgist
 
PRAISE HYMN Pg.394 “Something Beautiful”
 
PASTORAL INTERCESSORY PRAYERS~ JOYS AND CONCERNS
(Please hand prayer requests to usher prior to prayer time)
 
OFFERTORY: “When He Reached Down His Hand for Me”
*DOXOLOGY
 
HYMN# 140 “Great is Thy Faithfulness”
 
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Mysterious One, in the darkness of night, you met Abraham’s deepest fears.  We long to meet you in the secret place of our dreams. Come to us in our darkest nights, and overcome our fear and dread with your hope and promise of new life. Help us be strong and take heart, for you are our light and our salvation. Your power draws us like a moth to the flame. Teach us your ways, O God, that we may be your beloved children-children of like and promise. Amen.
PASTOR: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
PEOPLE; In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
 
WORDS OF ASSURANCE
PASTOR: Christ’s desire is to gather us together, as a mother hen gathers her brood under her wing. Be Strong; take heart, for God’s love and mercy pursue us, even in the darkest night. Thanks be to God!  Amen
PEOPLE: Thanks be to God. Amen.
 
GOSPEL LESSON:              Luke 13:31-35              Pew Bible Pg.77            
SERMON:                         “THE GATHERING”           Rev. Tim Shaw
 
*HYMN Pg. 419 “I Am Thine O Lord”
*COMMISIONING AND BLESSING 
 
POSTLUDE: “Holy”
 
*Please stand as able
STEWARDSHIP REPORT FOR:                                        Sunday, March 10th, 2019
TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO DATE____________                                   _   $19,260.00                                                                
ATTENDANCE     37                                                                                                  CAFÉ 12
 
~ALTAR FLOWERS~
The flowers have been placed in the sanctuary today by Larry and Rachelle Bouronich in honor of their granddaughters’ birthdays. Madison Grace Bouronich’s birthday, March 14th and Emma Grace Bouronich’s birthday, March 17th. We thank the Lord for giving our family two precious girls.
    
***SUNDAY MORNING STUDY***
Join us as we study from Adam Hamilton’s new book, “Simon Peter, Flawed, But Faithful Disciple”.  A continental breakfast at 9:30 AM precedes the study at 10:00 AM in the Family Life 
Center. 
WELCOME
If you are visiting with us today, we welcome you to our service and we ask that you fill out our visitor sheet located in our vestibule. Please see a greeter for assistance. We trust that you will make Asbury-St. James United Methodist your church home.
 
*EASTER LILIES*
If you would like to place a lily in the sanctuary for Easter, please fill out the form inside your bulletin. You may put them in honor or in memory of your loved one. Please place completed forms in the offering plate or turn it in to the church office.
 
*WE WELCOME*
We are happy to welcome Badger Catholic Student Organization from the University of Wisconsin back to our campus. They arrived late last evening after many hours of travel and will be working with Habitat for Humanity all week. It is our pleasure to have them call ASJ “home” as they provide individual service to our community. We wish them Godspeed.
 
*IMPORTANT DATES IN THE CHURCH*
*Wesley Foundation Sunday, April 7th 
*Palm Sunday, April 14th
*Easter Sunday, April 21st. Family Easter Egg Hunt follows service.
 
*IN MEMORY OF MARY ANN HOLDER*
Len & Angela Williams, Kelly Powell, Mr. & Mrs. Ryan
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~*~KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS~*~
                Edna Earl Richardson~ The Dillards~  Toni Stramm~Mary Ann McDonald            
Skippy Adkins~Ermene Graham~Rosemary Corley~The Infingers~ Evelyn Robertson
 
 
Asbury-St. James United Methodist Church
 
Reverend Timothy G. Shaw
 
 
                                                IN SERVICE TODAY                                             
CHOIR MASTER                                                                                                                                                                     Herb Spear                                                                                                                                              
CRUCIFER                                                                                              Charles Holder
ACOLYTE                                                            Luke Shaw
COUNTERS                                                                     Pat  & Susan Bullock
GREETERS                                                                                                               Gaye Caddell & Shirley Sheppard
CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR                                       Herb Spear
 
Blending the heritage of Asbury Memorial and St. James Churches in
 mission and ministry for Christ.
754 Rutledge Ave, Charleston SC 29403 (843)722-2826
Website:www.asjumc.org/email: Asbury-st.james@att.net