Welcome To Grove Memorial United Methodist Church!!

Worship Services begin at 9:40am in the sanctuary, led by Pastor Randy Traxler.  Join us before the worship service in the hospitality room, located in the back of the Sanctuary for water, coffee, or snacks while we enjoy socializing with each other.

We hope you explore our web site and get to know more about us and entice you to come visit our church!

We would like to thank you for visiting our web site and learning more about our church. We have a wonderful church located at 611 South Main St, Lewistown, Pa. We have Sunday School Classes starting at 11am for children and adults.

Matthew 25:35

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me…”

 

Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession – November 18, 2018

Call to Worship

L: Come worship the Lord who is in our midst today.

P: There is no Holy One like our God.

L: Like Hannah of old, we raise our voices to praise the Lord of strength.

P: There is no Rock like our God.

L: We prepare to listen and learn with open hearts and open minds.

P: There is no Source of knowledge like our God.

L: We trust that righteousness will come
on the heels of God’s judgment.

P: There is no Justice like our God.

L: May the Son of our God lead us into faith. There is no Guide like our God. Come worship the Lord who is in our midst today. Amen

 

Prayer of Confession

Rock of Salvation, you give children to the barren and strength to the feeble; you exalt the poor and lift up the needy.

We praise your holy name from morning to night, yet we build walls that separate us: from you, from one another, from the world, even from ourselves.

We place stumbling blocks in the way of goodness and truth.

We are led astray by promises of earthly treasure.

We confess our fallibility and seek solace in the mother of our joy.

Teach us to pray and praise without pause,
confessing hope ceaselessly.

Guide us in our efforts to encourage one another, to work together for good in the world,
and to prepare for the day of the Lord.

Announcements – November 18, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Nov 18: Homecoming Meal
  • Nov 18 (3pm): Charge Conference @ Trinity
  • Nov 25: Bring a gift for the giving tree.
  • Dec 02: Poinsettia orders due
  • Meals on Wheels: See Pastor
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Donations are being accepted.
  • Thank you, October helpers!

 

NEEDS:

  • Freedom Ave. needs a refrigerator
  • Helpers for Shining Light Through the Darkness

Call to Worship and Opening Prayer – November 11, 2018

Call to Worship

L: Come, take your rest this day

P: Lord, free us from the stresses we have endured this week.

L: Come, put your minds at ease.

P: Lord, ease the burdens and frustrations of our lives.

L: Come. For this is the house of the Lord. It is here that you will find peace.

P: Praise and thanks be to God for giving us sanctuary. AMEN.

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, so often we look at ourselves, our gifts and our talents, and wonder what you would do with these offerings. We don’t think that we have much to give. So, far too many times, we belittle the gifts and turn our backs on the needs and opportunities present to serve, believing that our gifts cannot possibly make a difference. We think that we must possess the greatest of talents and wealth in order to truly please and serve you. How foolish we are!

Forgive us when we stop listening to your healing and comforting words and focus on our anxieties. Heal us, Lord. Help us know that you have given to us such blessings and that these blessings are truly wonderful and meant to be used to joy and service to others. Help us to bring our lives, just as they are, to you and to receive your gentle touch and healing grace. For we ask this in Jesus’ Name.

AMEN.

Announcements – November 11, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • NOW: Sign up for homecoming meals
  • Nov 15: IHS Food Pick Up
  • Nov 18: Homecoming Meal
  • Nov 18 (3pm): Charge Conference @ Trinity
  • Nov 25: Bring a gift for the giving tree.
  • Dec 02: Poinsettia orders due
  • Meals on Wheels: See Pastor
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Donations are being accepted.
  • Thank you, October helpers!

NEEDS

  • Freedom Ave. needs a refrigerator
  • Helpers for Shining Light Through the Darkness

Call to Worship & Congregational Prayer – November 4, 2018

Call to Worship

(Isaiah 25, Psalm 24)

L: The earth and all that is in it belongs to the Holy One.

P: Look, here is our God, for whom we have waited.

L: This is the Holy One, for whom we have waited.

P: Let us be glad and rejoice in our salvation.

L: Who shall ascend the hill of the Holy One? And who shall stand in this holy place?

P: We come, seeking the face of God.

 

Prayer of Confession

(Psalm 24, Revelation 21)

Faithful Redeemer, you are the beginning and ending of all things. You promise to wipe away every tear, that death and mourning will be no more. You make your home among us, and abide with us as our God.

Teach us to live as the saints you call us to be, that we may truly be your people, living and doing your will, in the name of Jesus, who is the Christ.

Amen.

Announcements – November 4, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Nov 7: IHS Food Orders Due
  • Nov 15: IHS Food Pick Up
  • Nov 18: Homecoming Meal
  • Nov 18 (3pm): Charge Conference @ Trinity
  • Nov 25: Bring a gift for the giving tree.
  • Meals on Wheels: See Pastor
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Donations are being accepted.
  • Thank you, October helpers!

NEEDS

  • Freedom Ave. needs a refrigerator
  • Helpers for Shining Light Through the Darkness

Call to Worship & Opening Prayer – October 28, 2018

Call to Worship

L: Bless the Lord at all times.

P: Let everyone bless God.

L: Praise the Lord continually.

P: Let everyone praise Christ.

L: Our souls boast in the Lord.

P: We boast in the Spirit’s greatness.

L: With one voice, we magnify and exalt the Lord, for God has delivered us and made us whole.

P: Exalt our God, the Lord of life.


Prayer of Confession

Great Triune God, through Jesus Christ,
our great and eternal High Priest, we give you praise and consecrate ourselves to follow you.

As we worship you and celebrate your glorious resurrection, open our eyes so that we may see — open the eyes of our mind to learning and understanding; open the eyes of our heart, to love and compassion; open the eyes of our soul,
to see our spiritual selves during our time of worship.

Amen.

Announcements – October 28, 2018

  • TODAY: IHS Doughnut order due
  • Oct 31 (5:30pm): Choir Practice
  • Oct 31 (5:30pm): Bible Study
  • Nov 3 (10am): HUB gathering @ Watts UMC in Belleville
  • Nov 7: IHS Food Orders Due
  • Nov 15: IHS Food Pick Up
  • Nov 18: Homecoming Meal
  • Nov 18 (3pm): Charge Conference @ Trinity
  • Candy Donations: See Jayne P.
  • Meals on Wheels: See Pastor
  • Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard: Donations are being accepted.
  • Thank you, October helpers!