Rocherty Church

November 18, 2018

26th Sunday after Pentecost

Head - Jesus Christ
Ministers - All of God's People
Pastor - The Rev. Lawrence E. Richard

Worship Leader                               Ellen Burke

Greeters                                                       Tom & Kim Cool

Organist & Pianist                                              Jackie Reist



PRELUDE                                                                    Prayer & Meditation



OPENING PRAYER                                                        Betty Dourte, Lay Leader


*CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                               (Responsive)

Leader:  Let us proclaim the source of our hope and strength.

People:  Our lives belong to God, the maker of heaven and earth.

Leader:  Let us rejoice in the foundation of our faith.

People:  There is no rock like our God.

Leader:  Let us put our trust in God alone.

People:  No one shall deceive us.     

Leader:  Let us worship the source of our hope and strength.

People:  We will worship the living God.


*OPENING HYMN:        # 543                Come, Ye Thankful People Come

FELLOWSHIP TIME:                                                      Greet your neighbor


CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER:                                                          (Unison)

God of new beginnings and endless possibilities, grant us the courage to reach out and claim the promises of your faithful love. As we pour out the deepest desires of our hearts, fill our souls with peace, for you alone are our hope and our salvation. Give us eyes to see the longing of our neighbors, and grant us the wisdom to offer words of comfort and assurance, that we might be instruments of your mercy and your grace. For you are our rock and our hiding place, O God. You are our fortress in times of trouble. In Joy we reach for you, and in Joy you gather us to your breast. Be with us in this time of worship, and heal the pain we carry in our hearts. Amen.

Please use prayer cards in the pew for prayer requests and hand them to the usher. Thank you.




*DOXOLOGY                                                        (WORSHIP BOOK PAGE 6)




FIRST SCRIPTURE:                                                                           Psalm 16


PRAYER CONCERNS                                                                              

THE LORD'S PRAYER:                                           (Use Debts and Debtors)


HYMN:                         # 546                                      We Gather Together


SCRIPTURE LESSON:                                                        1 Samuel 2: 1 – 10  

MESSAGE:         “Hannah’s Song the Magnificat of the Old Testament”





*CLOSING HYMN:        # 37                    Praise to the Lord the Almighty      








11/18 - Harvest Home Sunday


12/1 - Tree Trimming and Cookies – 5 PM

12/2 – First Sunday in Advent

12/2 – Trustees’ Fund Offering

12/8 – Christmas Caroling – 1 PM – 5 PM

12/16 – Worship – 10 AM – No Sunday School

                        Christmas Dinner following Service

                        Mission Sunday

12/19 – Church Council Meeting – 6 PM

12/24 – Christmas Eve Service – 7 PM


COLLECTION: – please drop off in Rocherty Fellowship Hall

Any Computer related equipment – monitors, desktops, keyboards, printers, printer cartridges, etc.


Empty Egg Cartons – please put any empty egg cartons on top of the mailbox cabinet in fellowship hall.  Fran Light will pick up.  Thank you for your support in this effort.



Rocherty Church

255 Village Drive

Lebanon, PA. 17042



A traditional faith community where the

Holy Bible is the authoritative

Word of God


Church Email:  rochertychurch@rochertyumc.org

Website:  www.rochertyumc.org