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June 5th, 2011 Worship Celebration

Ascension Sunday

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Food for Thought …
“God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them” (George Whitefield, Christian History, Issue 38).

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NLT).
GOD’S PEOPLE COME INTO HIS PRESENCE WITH PRAYER AND PRAISE (We will be using The Celebration & UM Hymnals)

GIVING OF GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS OFFERTORY *DOXOLOGY Rev. Johnson John Hamrick Acolyte

John Hamrick

ANNOUNCMENTS & WELCOME PRELUDE LIGHTING OF THE CANDLES CALL TO WORSHIP

“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.”

SCRIPTURE READING Acts 1:6-14 Leader: This is the Word of God for the people of God. All: Thanks be to God.

Nicole Johnson

“You Are My All in All/Mighty to Save” *OPENING HYMNs The Celebration Hymnal # 7 - 10 “PRAISE THE ALMIGHTY KING” “Come, Thou Almighty King” (vv. 1, 2, & 4) “Glorify Thy Name” (vv. 1 & 2) “Majesty” MORNING PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily Bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please Check appropriate box: Name: ____________________ Address: ___________________ __________________________ Phone : ____________________ E-mail: ____________________ □ I am a visitor □ I would like a visit from the pastor. □ I would like more Information on the church. □ I am interested in joining the church.

*HYMN OF PREPARATION The Celebration Hymnal # 444 “I Love to Tell the Story” SERMON “Taking Ownership” What to do with this messed up world … abandon it or make it better HOLY COMMUNION
SENDING FORTH

Rev. Bruce Johnson

The UM Hymnal # 12

The people are sent into Ministry with God’s blessing.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION The Celebration Hymnal # 446 “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations” THE LIGHT OF CHRIST ENTERS THE WORLD *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE *Indicates the Congregation shall stand, as able The Acolyte

ANTHEM “Crown Him with Many Crowns” CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

Choir Dixie Tipton

All children from nursery to “t’weens” are invited to “Children’s Church” immediately after children’s message.

We welcome all our visitors today as you worship with us! We hope you will come again! If you are looking for a church home and want to feel and experience the love of God, Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church is the place for you!

A Week In God’s Word For those who would like to study the Lectionary Texts for this week: 7th Sunday of Easter Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11

PRAYING AND CARING FOR OUR CHURCH FAMILY
\Joanne Jackson, Don Armstrong, Dorleen Mercer , Boots Duke (Suzie Orebaugh’s brother) , Sandra Sprinkle, Grace Tew, Al Tapio (Heart Surgery), Gabiel Nunez (The Armstrong’s daughter-in-law’s father), Fred Mould, Kareem Cuthkelvin, Carl Pearsall, Rev. Dan Searls, Angela Cline Burnette, Bryan Naulty, Patrick, Scott, Janet, Nadine Robinson, Laura Ponder, those affected by job loss, and those affected by cancer. We also praise God today on Angie’s (Frank Fox’s family) report of being cancer free. Prayer has also been requested for our sisters and brothers in Israel during this turbulent time in the Middle East.

PARTICIPANTS IN WORSHIP Today Greeters Mike and Jenny Miller Next Week Larry and Sue Smith

Prayer Concerns (Please fill out and place in the offering plate) _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ _________________________ ______________________ __ Date ___________________

Ushers

Judy Womble and Liz Benjamin Nicole Johnson Dixie Tipton

Harold and Dixie Tipton

Scripture Reader Children’s Message Counters

TBA Jenny Miller

Bright Hope Laurel United Methodist Church
Rev. Bruce Johnson, Pastor Elizabeth Hamrick, Pianist Andrea Bailey, Music Director John Hamrick, Organist

John Hamrick and Bonnie Rich Ashley and Judy English Womble Angela Fox Dr. Ernie and Frances Powell Brian Dodge and Danny Burnette Need Volunteer(s) Liz Benjamin N/A

Nursery/Preschool Communion Stewards

Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Lesley, James Lesley, Jacob Miller, Sabrina Shelton, and Eden Wood (Acolytes)

Audio-Visual

Danny Burnette Brian Dodge Need Volunteer(s)

Refreshments

271 Laurel Valley Road, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754 (828) 689-5486 (Church) • (828) 680-9931 (Parsonage) (828) 380-2974 (Pastor’s Cell Phone)
Church Web Address: http://www.brighthopelaurel.org Church E-mail: mail@brighthopelaurel.org Pastor’s E-mail: bjohnson@wnccumc.net