July 17, 2022 • 11am Worship

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GLORIA PATRI #71 Glory Be to the Father — GREATOREX Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 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. SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST • JULY 17, 2022 • 11:00AM

Please stand as you are able


(Children, kindergartners through third grade, are invited to exit the Sanctuary for Children’s Worship. Children will return to reserved pews in the Sanctuary at the close of worship.)


#147 All Things Bright and Beautiful — ROYAL OAK

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare:

We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth of Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen.


BENEDICTION RESPONSE The Lord Bless You and Keep You — John Rutter The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you. Amen. (Numbers 6: 24-26)


Thank you for joining us in worship today.

WE HEAR THE WORD PROCLAIMED SCRIPTURE — Matthew 6:25-34 (pew Bible New Testament page 7)


This is the word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God. SERMON

#117 O God, Our Help in Ages Past — ST. ANNE

GLORIA PATRI #405 Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God — SEEK YE

Simple Gifts — arr. Stephen Leek It’s a gift to be simple, it’s a gift to be free, it’s a gift to come ‘round where you ought to be. And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.

CALL TO WORSHIP Our heavenly Father, we your humble children invoke your blessing on us. We adore you, whose name is love, whose nature is compassion, whose presence is joy, whose Word is truth, whose Spirit is goodness, whose holiness is beauty, whose will is peace, whose service is perfect freedom, and in knowledge of whom stands our eternal life. Unto you be all honor and all glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


THE COMMUNITY GATHERS The voluntary signifies the beginning of worship. You are invited to be in a spirit of prayer and meditation. Please silence all mobile communication devices.


WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT OFFERTORY The King of Love My Shepherd Is — arr. Mack Wilberg The King of love my Shepherd is, whose goodness faileth never; I nothing lack if I am his and he is mine forever. Where streams of living water flow, my ransomed soul he leadeth; and where the verdant pastures grow with food celestial feedeth. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill with thee, dear Lord, beside me; thy rod and staff my comfort still, thy cross before to guide me. And so through all the length of days, thy goodness faileth never; Good Shepherd may I sing thy praise within thy house forever. DOXOLOGY #95 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow — OLD 100th Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God, all creatures here below; praise God above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

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PRAYER OF DEDICATION Gracious God, giver of all gifts. We give you thanks for the blessings which you have given to us. Receive these gifts from the labor of our hands. May they be pleasing in your sight. Bless them and the ministries this offering will support. May they give hope, may they give comfort, may they bring peace, may they show your love to the world. We pray this in the name Christ the Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever more. Amen.

PARTICIPANTS IN WORSHIP PREACHING The Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III Senior Minister

FLOWERS The Chancel Flowers are given in loving memory of William Griffin by his wife, Ruby Griffin.

LITURGISTS The Reverend Kate May, Assoc. Minister The Reverend Meg Gaston, Assoc. Minister MUSIC Jonathan Emmons, Director of Music Ministries Joshua Sobel, Organ Scholar The Chancel Choir The anthem texts are printed with permission. One License A-707342 By entering the Sanctuary, you grant to Centenary United Methodist Church unrestricted right to use and publish, transmit or telecast photographs or likenesses that might be taken of you this day for use in communications related to the church.



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The congregation and staff of Centenary welcome you to today’s worship. It is our honor to have you with us! Our ministers, staff, welcome team and ushers are happy to assist you with any questions you may have. We hope our worship will inspire, comfort and challenge you as we hear God’s message proclamed through preaching, music, prayer and liturgy.



Glenn Daniel Culp June 25, 2022


9:00 am • Memorial Auditorium 11:00 am • Sanctuary

Harol Thompson Shehan June 25, 2022


We are eager to share Centenary’s story with you. If you are interested in learning about church membership, please contact Rev. Meg Gaston (336-724-6311 ext. 1361)/mgaston@ centenary-ws.org to schedule a time to meet.


Each Sunday morning, our 11:00 am worship service is broadcast on the Internet through our Live Stream. Visit www.centenary-ws.org. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on either Live Stream or the Live Stream arrow.


Our Sanctuary is fitted with a Hearing Loop system. Please switch your hearing device to T-coil. If you need a listening device, please contact one of our ushers. Be sure to sit in the pews located on the floor of the Nave.


There is always something happening at Centenary and we invite you to join us. To learn more about Centenary ministries and events, visit our website at www.centenary-ws.org. You may also contact our receptionist who will guide you to the appropriate ministry area.


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James Donald Hall June 29, 2022 The ministers and members of Centenary Church extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families and pray they may know the comfort and peace of our Heavenly Father.

ADULT FORMATION SMALL GROUP FACILITATORS New small group opportunities are coming for the fall! As plans are being finalized, we are seeking facilitators to lead. There are no special skills needed and you do not need to be an expert. Resources and materials will be available as you lead discussions, ask questions, and learn together. If you are interested and want to learn more, please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE STEPHEN MINISTRY As our rhythms and routines continue to evolve, we may feel uncertain about navigating change or desire to move in a new direction. A Stephen Minister can help you examine your situation, set goals, and make plans for a change. Stephen Ministers will walk beside you giving support as you find your independent way.

CENTENARY LEADERSHIP CONNECTIONS 336.724.6311 + Extension (for the Minister on Call • Option 2) Reverend Dr. P. Glenn Kinken III Senior Minister

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Rick Gibbons Congregational Care Assistant

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Mary Ann Wexler Executive Director

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Stacy Holley Exec. Assistant to Senior Minister

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Jonathan Emmons Director of Music Ministries

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John Markle Director of Operations

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Reverend R. Craig Ford Associate Minister

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Doug Peninger Director of Communications

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Reverend Meg Gaston ext. 1361 Assoc. Minister of Evangelism, Engagement & Missions

Tammy Pollock Director of Youth Ministries

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Reverend Kate May Associate Minister with Children

John Rogers Director of Information Technology

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Reverend Susannah Pittman ext. 1357 Associate Minister of Congregational Care CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 646 W. FIFTH STREET • WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27101 WWW.CENTENARY-WS.ORG • 336-724-6311

If you or someone you know could benefit from Stephen Ministry, please contact Deena Morgan (336-692-2314), Wilba Brady (336-723-6236), Rev. Craig Ford (336-724-6311 ext. 1353) or Rev. Susannah Pittman (336-724-6311 ext. 1357). SHINING LIGHT ON MENTAL HEALTH 1 in 5 Americans struggle with their mental health. The Shining Light on Mental Health ministry provides programming, resources, and support to promote mental health and well-being. We look forward to resuming our educational events this fall and are also here to offer resources and support to journey with you this summer. Please contact Rev. Susannah Pittman for more information.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY PLAYGROUND SUNDAY SCHOOL SUNDAYS • NOW - AUGUST 21 Rising 1- 6 graders and their grown-ups are invited to join us for Playground Sunday School over the summer! During the summer, through August 21, we’ll gather on the playground from 10 - 10:45 am for play, fellowship, and a devotion plus donuts and coffee. In case of rain, we’ll gather in the Community Room. FAMILIES AT THE FOOD BANK GARDEN SATURDAY • AUGUST 6 • 9:30 AM Join us at the Food Bank Garden on August 6 at 9:30 am! We’ll assist in the garden from 9:3011:30 am. The Food Bank Garden is located on the Crossnore campus. Contact Rev. Meg Gaston with questions. SAVE THE DATE FOR BACKPACK BLESSING Plan to join us on August 21 (afternoon) for our Backpack Blessing! More information is coming soon.

MISSIONS HAITI OUTREACH MINISTRIES Nadege Gay, Pastor Leon’s Daughter, will be visiting Centenary on July 31, sharing updates with us on how things are going in Haiti and with our partners at Haiti Outreach Ministries. Feel free to join us in Memorial Auditorium at noon following the 11 am service. BOX FANS The Forsyth County Department of Social Services currently has a high need for Box Fans for the elderly and disabled residents of our county. Centenary is helping them to collect new box fans for our siblings in need. If you can buy a fan, we would love for you to bring it to church on Sunday morning and leave it at the reception desk at the 4 ½ street entrance or in the Narthex at the 5th street entrance. You can also bring the fan Monday – Thursday, 9 am-4 pm and leave it at the reception desk on 4 ½ street. If you have any questions please contact Rev. Meg Gaston.

YOUTH MINISTRY SAVE THE DATE • July 16-23: Senior High Mission Trip to Kansas City, MO • August 21: Love Thy Neighbor • August 26: 6th Grade Promotion Party • August 28: Fall Kick-Off For more information or to sign up to receive Youth Ministry updates by email, contact Tammy Pollock (tpollock@centenary-ws.org). Or follow us on Instagram @centenary_youth. SUMMER BIBLE STUDY Join us in exploring Bob Goff’s latest book, Undistracted, as we pursue a focus more on living out the abundant life that Jesus came to give us. We will meet at 5:00 pm on Sunday evenings in Reynolda Village at Dough-Joe’s. Bring money for food & drinks and a blanket to sit on.

SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL Youth, 6 - 12 grade, are invited to summer Sunday school (June 5 - August 21) on the 4th floor. Join us from10:00 am-10:45 am for a light breakfast in the Youth Commons and conversation about Jesus.