Prelude David Dunbar, pianist
*Call to Celebrate (8:30am) Nita Roy
(11:00am) Sue Mullins
On this All Saints Day we remember and celebrate saints of yesterday and of today;
Faithful people who set their hopes on Christ and who with their lives, praised God.
May our hearts and minds be open to new realities in Christ.
We want to be counted among saints who will inherit Your kingdom. May we, in this hour and in moments thereafter, commit ourselves to living lives that are pleasing to God. *Hymn of Celebration “God of the Ages” No. 698
*Prayer of Celebration
Eternal God, You have knit Your people of all times and places into one communion in the mystical body of our Lord Jesus Christ. Grant us Your Holy Spirit of encouragement and strength so we may persevere in our leg of the relay race of faith until such time as we join the great cloud of witnesses who cheer us on the Way. Keep us one with all who proclaim Your gospel until such time as we finish our race, collapsing into Your arms where You wait for us at the finish of Your new creation begun in Christ. Amen.
Teresa Stricklen for the Office of Theology and Worship PC (USA) Children's Sermon Rev. Lauren Miller
Anthem “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” - Luthkin
in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity.
In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.
RESPONDING TO THE WORD Offering
*Prayer of Dedication
Your importance in our lives, O God, is reflected in our gifts. We return to You, through the ministry and outreach of this church, a portion of all that You have entrusted to us. We promise that these offerings will not be the end of our giving. We will also invest our time and abilities in Your work of healing, comforting, teaching, guiding, and proclaiming good news. Bless each gift, whatever its size, and multiply the good to be done through our talents and treasure. Amen. ENACTING THE WORD *Closing Hymn “When We All Get to Heaven” No. 701
God, we just thank You for satisfying our souls, taking the messiness of our lives and scrubbing us clean, the same promise You offered to the Exiles 2,600 years ago and that You offer us today through Christ, Your Son. We know our lives this week will be very busy, but we ask that You pour out Your cleansing water on us, so that we may be able to humbly but confidently submit to Your will, getting the saint business done that You would have us to do. Amen.
*People standing, as able. Bold, response of the people
November 4, 2012
Giving Our Faith WINGS
When the Saints Go Marching In
Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble
God’s Holy Word Ezekiel 36:24-28, MSG Alex Spencer
Message "Get Your Business Done" Rev. Kristi Hornick
You Are Holy
Joe Brockman, Branden Greenstreet, Jacob Miklea - serving our country
in the military.
Pray for all who are seeking employment.
Presence: 10/28/12 - 351
Gifts: Thank you to all who purchased calendars from UMW.
Service: Thank you to all who provided candy and trunks for
Death: Helen Ford - 10/23/12
Altar Flowers: Provided by Barbara & Lew Moore
Acolytes: 8:30am - Ella Berdahl & Lincoln Solt
11:00am - Jessica Atwood & Karissa Fidler
Missionaries: Dr. Steve & Alene Burgert, Daniel Lush and
Emmanuel & Florence Mefor.
Welcome to Worship! If you are a newcomer, welcome! During the service please use and pass the Friendship Folders. We encourage everyone to record their visit and complete the information sheet, including the city in which you live. If you are a first time guest, please fill out the yellow sheet and bring it to the ‘Ask Me’ desk for a hospitality gift. Also, if you have questions about FUMC, stop by the Ask Me Desk located in Lobby Court. Church information may also be found in the Friendship Folders and on our website: www.SeekChristToday.org.
Child Care: The nursery is located by the church office and is available for children ages infant - 5 years. Child Care is always available during all worship services.
Additional Parkingis available in the Truscott Elementary School parking lot, north of the church on Grant Street just west of the school.
The Children’s Worship Bags feature activities connected to today’s message. Pick up your bag from the rack at the back of the sanctuary and return it to an usher or place in the “Used Bags” bin near the rack after the service so they can be re-stuffed with fun for next week!
Hearing Devices are available during the worship service. Please ask an usher to assist you if you would like to use one.
Prayer Cards: Prayer Request cards are available in the Friendship Folders; please use them to notify the Prayer Ministry Team of any prayer requests and/or answered prayers. You may either drop the cards in the offering plate, or put them in the Prayer Box at the back of the Sanctuary. Prayers may also be submitted on our website, www.seekchristtoday.org.
Worship Service on Cable TV: The 8:30am worship service is televised every Wednesday evening at 6:00pm on channel 83, Comcast.
Fellowship Hour: Coffee, pastries/breads/fruit are available in Coy Hall between 9:30 & 11:00am. We invite you to stay and enjoy the fellowship.
Next Week in Worship: Veteran's Day Observance. Rev. Lauren Miller will preach.
Large Print Bulletins & Hymnals are available from an usher.
533 Grant Ave. Loveland, CO 80537
Office hours - M-Thur. 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm (970) 667-0876
First United Methodist Church of Loveland
Changing Lives, Transforming the World Rev. Jane’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - cell phone: 970-692-3620