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“. . . the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet unto the way of peace.� Luke 1:78-79 KJV

September 25, 2011

Dayspring

United Methodist Church


Dayspring United Methodist Church A Stephen Ministry Congregation Our Mission Statement:

To create disciples of Jesus Christ who touch and inspire people through an open and diverse community September 25, 2011

9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

*As a courtesy, please make certain your cell phone is off during worship. Thank you.

THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP MUSIC FOR GATHERING

Rev. L. Michael Kelley at the Organ

DAYSPRING NOTES THE PRELUDE “Prelude”

Jean Langlais 1907-1991

THE CHORAL INTROIT 9:00 - “Let There Be Praise” by D. & M. Tunney The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “God of Majesty and Grace” by L. Larson The Dayspring Chorale *THE CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: God is our strength! People: Sing it loud!


Leader: Christ is our joy! People: Shout it for all to hear! Leader: Sing of love and grace! People: Shout of mercy and truth! Leader: Sing of God’s goodness! People: Shout of Christ’s love! *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE

Hymnal #185 “When Morning Gilds the Skies”

A TIME FOR OUR CHILDREN (As children age 2 through 5th grade leave for Sunday School, please join in singing Hymn #143) “On Eagle’s Wings” And God will raise you up on eagle’s wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of God’s hand. THE ANTHEM 9:00 - “Down to the River to Pray” by Larry Shackley The Celebration Singers Karen Monks, Soloist Lali Breen and Crystal Smothers, Violin Anissa Olsen, Viola Zachary Clark, Cello Ken Brooks, Guitar 10:30 - “I Hear a Voice A-Prayin’” by Houston Bright The Dayspring Chorale A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer) CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER 9:00 - “Come, Come Unto Me” by K. Dosso 10:30 - “Lead Me Lord” by S. Wesley


THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER (in unison) God of days, ancient and new, speak to us your ancient words of wisdom. Help us hear afresh Christ’s message of love and servanthood. Soften our hearts to sense your presence. Open our eyes to see your guiding hand. Open our ears to hear your call. When we lose our way, forgive us. Turn our hearts back to you, that we might again be your people. Open our ears and minds, that we might hear your voice and answer your call. Change our lives to follow your path of justice and mercy. In hope and trust we pray, Amen. THE LORD’S PRAYER THE EPISTLE READING

Hymnal #895 Philippians 2:1-13

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY 9:00 - “Blessed Assurance” by Cynthia Dobrinkski DayStar 10:30 - “Praise Unfolding” by Sandra Eithun The Dayspring Chimers *THE DOXOLOGY Hymnal #94 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts! Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!


*THE PRAYER OF DEDICATION *THE HYMN OF PREPARATION Hymnal #581 “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service” THE GOSPEL READING

Luke 14:7-11

THE SERMON

Rev. Jane Tews “You Have Reason To Be Humble”

*THE CLOSING HYMN Faith We Sing # 2174 “What Does the Lord Require of You” *THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE

H. T. Smart / Arr. L. M. Kelley

“Go Make of All Disciples” “Go, make of all disciples.” We welcome thy command. “Lo, I am with your always.” We take thy guiding hand. The task looms large before us; we follow without fear; In heaven and earth thy power shall bring God’s kingdom here. *PASSING OF THE PEACE Pastor: Let us greet one another as sisters and brothers in the ministry of Jesus Christ. May the grace of our Lord and Savior be with you. People: And also with you! (Please turn and greet one another as disciples of Jesus Christ!) *THE POSTLUDE “Plein Jeu a la Couperin” from Baroque Suite

Gordon Young 1919-1998


PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments in Fellowship Hall

*Those in the congregation who are able shall stand

Assisting in the Service This Morning: Rev. George Smoot

Pianist this Morning: Mary Sievert

“Lord, where we are wrong, make us willing to change; where we are right, make us easy to live with.” Peter Marshall


To You, Our First Time Guest: We’re delighted you’re here! Please stand when the pastor asks for first time guests, so we can recognize you. We also invite you to stop by the Welcome Table near the church entrance and pick up a packet with information about our church. Welcome to Dayspring! Greeters This Morning: 9:00 - Chuck & Elizabeth Winkler • 10:30 - Ruth, Mark, Nate & Emma Boyle Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Nate Glickman • 10:30 - Charleigh Reid THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Mike & Jennifer Van Kirk in loving memory of their daughter, Gwendolyn. THE ROSE ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING celebrates the birth of Harper Elizabeth Martin, born Aug. 13th to Tim & Brittany (Spaulding) Martin. Proud Grandparents are Craig & Susie Spaulding. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by Gary & Gayle McKenzie and Family, in loving memory of Dale McKenzie. LARGE PRINT BULLETINS AND HYMNALS are available each week. Please ask an usher if you prefer large print. Also, please return large print hymnals to the narthex following worship. HEARING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE - This sanctuary is equipped with a hearing system. Please ask an usher for a receiver. CHILDREN'S WORSHIP GUIDES are available in the narthex. Ask an usher if you need assistance. Please return the folders to the “USED” box following the service. PRAYER REQUEST CARDS are located in the pew box. If you have a need or celebration, fill out the card and place it in the offering plate. IF YOU, OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW is a victim of domestic violence, please know there is information and support available through Dayspring. There are packets of information in the narthex, or for assistance, please call Rev. Jane Tews at (480) 838-1446. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with the confidential one-to-one Christian care you need to make it through a crisis or help through a difficult time. Call Sally Butler, (602) 524-2109; Elizabeth Winkler, (480) 456-6573; or Liz Alden, (480) 497-0929 if you need


someone to care. As Members of The United Methodist Church, we have pledged to support our Church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness PRAYERS The Kilgore Family, at the death of Cathy Kilgore, cousin of Mary Thielemeir, on Sept. 20 Dylan, young nephew of Melly Hernandez, doing much better, thank you for your prayers Bob Carl, recovering from a serious head injury Denise Gaudet, friend of Meg Johnson, prayers for complete recovery from cancer Tim, stepfather for Julie Ritter (friend of Elizabeth Reid) hospitalized and undergoing testing The O’Connor Family, at the death of Kevin O’Connor on Sept. 10 Jack Masters, brother of Ken Masters, recovering from a stroke Arick Gomez, grandson of Martha Cook, undergoing testing Bob Roe, dealing with health issues Ongoing Health Concerns Shannon Hood, Denise Gaudet, The Ellis Family, Polly Smith, Teresa Webb, Marge Sydell, Kristen Stegeman, Pam Narcy and Joan Venturini All military personnel and their families, especially those who are actively serving our country during this time of war. *REMEMBER all those, known and unknown to us, who are in special need of prayer. PRESENCE Attendance for Sept. 18, 2011 610

GIFTS Offering received Sept. 18, 2011 $15,206

SERVICE

WITNESS


ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring Family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION class. For more information, please contact Carol Coleman at carolc@dayspring-umc.org or (480) 838-1446. Become an Acolyte! - Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 years old? If so, consider being an Acolyte! Every service, the Acolyte “brings the light of Jesus” into the church by lighting the altar candles. Please email Carol Krupinsky at ckrupinsky@cox.net and we’ll get you trained and on the “every 2 months” schedule. Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM) * 10:15 - 11:30 - Jr. High Formation, Room 111 * 10:15 - 11:30 - Sr. High Formation, Room 110 Sr. High Youth/College Age Bible Study - A new Bible Study for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates meets on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in Room 110. No registration is necessary. Join us for interesting discussion and fellowship! Faith Journey - This new group for Generation Xers will begin on Sept. 25th from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Room 201. We will meet the 2 nd and 4th Sundays of the month for study and reflection on our faith and culture. Examining current events in the context of our Christian beliefs will be our focus. Childcare is offered with pre-registration. For more information, please contact Carol Coleman at carolc@dayspring-umc.org or (480) 838-1446. Explorer’s Class concludes its study this morning on “The Ordinary Radicals,” a movement of Evangelical Christians with a heightened passion for social change. Next Sunday, Jane Baker will begin a series on “Justice for the Poor”. Featuring Jim Wallis of Soujourner’s Magazine, this dvd/discussion series will focus on what the Bible says about how we should treat the “poor” among us. Student books will be available in the class. 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. Adult Bible Study Class meets at 9:00 a.m. in Room 112. We are currently discussing Genesis. If you are interested or have any questions, contact Cathy Smoot at (480) 497-2948. Contemporary Issues - This 10:30 a.m. adult class is studying the origins of the Bible, how it has evolved over time, and how it is interpreted today. This journey of discovery about the rich traditions and mysteries from archeological discoveries and Biblical scholarship, will


help us explore and understand how this book has become the most influential writings in human history. Join us as we read, discuss and learn about the Bible’s ancient beginnings and our present day interpretations. When Children Ask About God: A Guide for Parents Who Don’t Always Have All the Answers - Monday Moms & Dads Group will begin a study of this book by Harold Kushner on Oct. 17 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 111. Childcare will be offered with pre-registration. For more information or to pre-register for childcare, contact Carol at carolc@dayspring-umc.org or 480-838-1446. Brown Bag Lunch - Come join us for Brown Bag Lunch every Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Bring your own lunch and socialize with people from the church. We always have a good time! Come and be part of this fun group! Singles at Dayspring Singles, Etc. Lunches - Each Sunday after the second service, those who want to go out for lunch as a group meet at the restaurant listed below. If you attend first service, please join us! We gather around noon under the name “Dayspring”. September 25 - Mimi’s NE corner of Chandler Blvd. and Price (101 Freeway). Connections is a Dayspring mission that advocates for the intrinsic worth of all persons, regardless of their sexual orientation. It offers support to and education about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons and their families. It also hosts the Tempe PFLAG group meeting each first Friday of the month. Our clergy can provide the names of “Connections” members for you to contact. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is October 15, and will include events in the month of November.

Blood Drive - Give the Gift of Life! On Sunday, October 9, Dayspring will be hosting the Fall Blood Drive. The Bloodmobile will be in the Church parking lot from 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. To schedule your life saving appointment, please stop by the table in the courtyard on Sunday, September 25 or October 2, or contact Larry Haubrock at (480) 966-5435.


OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room - Adult Bible Study, Room 112 10:15 AM - Jr. High Formation, Room 110 - Sr. High Formation, Room 111 10:30 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Contemporary Issues, Adult Room 11:30 AM - Communications, Room 112 3:30 PM - Faith Journey, Room 201 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms and Dads, Room 111 6:00 PM - Youth Bible Study, Room 110 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Missions Team Meeting, Adult Room - Trustees, Office Workroom - Venture Crew, Room 202 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room - Yoga, Media Center 6:30 PM - Open Table, Room 201 7:00 PM - DayStar, Choir Room WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 5:30 PM - Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room - Sprouts, Room 201


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (con’t) 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sunshine Singers, Media Center 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room - Wednesday Evening Fellowship Classes 6:45 PM - Genesis Choir, Media Center 7:30 PM - Dayspring Chorale, Choir Room - Wednesday Evening Fellowship Classes THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 6:00 PM - Yoga, Media Center FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1 8:00 AM - United Methodist Men, Adult Room SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2 8:30 AM - Flu/Pneumonia Immunization Clinic, Fellowship Hall 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room - Adult Bible Study, Room 112 10:15 AM - Jr. High Formation, Room 110 - Sr. High Formation, Room 111 10:30 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Contemporary Issues, Adult Room 4:00 PM - Administrative Support Meeting, Office Workroom - Church and Community Meeting, Media Center - Discipleship Meeting, Adult Room - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:00 PM - Covenant Council Meeting, Adult Room 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110


. . . the Dayspring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet unto the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79 KJV

The ministers of this church are its members. Those who assist them are: Bishop Minerva Carcaño Rev. Robert Burns, District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Jane A. Tews, Senior Pastor Rev. George Smoot, Associate Pastor Rev. L. Michael Kelley, Minister of Music Carol Coleman, Minister of Spiritual Formation Jill Moyer, Church Secretary Kris Kroeger, Program Secretary Susie Seckel, Financial Secretary Mary Sievert, Music Associate Julie Hackmann, Director of Bell Choirs JulieAnne Weissberg, Director of Children's Music Jackie Miller, Director of Cherub Choir Kris Kroeger, Youth Ministries Coordinator Kay Luzaich, Children’s Coordinator Linda Falk, Preschool Director Marilyn Bunte, Nursery Coordinator. Ron Venturini, Facilities Maintenance Frankie Vasquez, Custodian Jeanie Carr, Bookkeeper* *Independent Contractor

Dayspring United Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation. We welcome all people, regardless of age, sex, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, economic status, or ability into the full life of this congregation. •

Dayspring United Methodist Church 1365 East Elliot Road • Tempe, Arizona 85284-1608 (480) 838-1446 churchoffice@dayspring-umc.org www.dayspring-umc.org


Sept. 25 Bulletin