Beacon of Hope Monthly Newsletter

Effective July 12, 2011:
Christ Church is an Open and Affirming -ONA- Congregation!
We're No. 1,001 UCC congregation in the nation to adopt ONA.
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Christ Church -- Changing lives inside and out, through Christ
Come worship with us! 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship at WKUMC, 160 Alfred Rd., W. Kennebunk
Christ Church
 is a Federated congregation, 
United Methodist Church and
United Church of Christ

Christ Church
55 Church Street
Lyman, Maine 04002

Please join us in person at 10:00 am at West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road, West Kennebunk. If you can't be with us, please join us on Zoom at 10:00 am live. ALL are welcome! Please come this Sunday, February 11, 2024. Rev. Ed's message will be "God's Kingdom - Here on Earth."

Worship Service
Beacon of Hope Cooperative Parish
February 18, 2024
First Sunday in Lent

Gathering Music
Processional of Candles and Flowers

Introit: “Praise to the Lord” R. Klusmeier

Moment of Silent Prayer and Reflection

Opening Prayer:
Loving God,
We have been cleansed and made into new creations by the power of baptismal waters and your Holy Spirit. May we live into our covenant and relationship with you through Christ. May we recognize your presence in each day. Amen.

Celebration Song:
“Lord, Who Throughout these Forty Days”                           UMH #269

Genesis 9: 8-17 (God’s Covenant with Noah)
Mark 1: 9-15 (The Kingdom is Near!)

Heart Source:  “Covenant and Lent”

Message:  “God’s Kingdom-Here on Earth”

Choir Anthem: “Covenant Prayer”
Words: John Wesley Music: J. Locklear/A. Seals

Prayers of the People
Joys and Concerns
Pastoral Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer

Prayer Response:  “O Love, How Deep” 156th Cent. 
Latin translated by B.Webb; English melody

Tithes and Offerings
Doxology                                                                               UMH #94
Prayer over the plates

Celebration Song:  “Jesus Walks This Lonesome Valley” FWS #2112

Sending Prayer:
Dear God,
You set a rainbow in the sky as covenant sign. May we hold your promise to be with us in our hearts and minds each day. As we go out into the world to share the good news of Christ, may we know you walk with us. Amen.


Sending Hymn: “If You Believe and I Believe”  
  Trad. Zimbabwe/Arr. J. Bell

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August 2023 BOH Newsletter
We have returned to our normal worship schedule. Each Sunday all three churches of the Beacon of Hope will worship together. Rev. Ed will officiate.

10 AM: Worship at West Kennebunk UMC, 160 Alfred St., West Kennebunk in FEBRUARY

10 AM: Worship at Goodwins Mills UMC, 55 Church Street, Lyman in MARCH

Please let your friends, neighbors, and family know these times.
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