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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

November 20, 2011


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 November 20, 2011

9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

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


Rev. L. Michael Kelley at the Organ


Gordon Young 1919-1998 Gordon Young

“When Morning Gilds the Skies” The Combined Choirs *THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Look at the birds of the air! People: They fly free of our worries, no fields to weed and harvest, no barns to fill. Pastor: And yet God feeds them. Consider the lilies of the field!

People: They grow free of our worries, no clothing to buy, no shoes to match. Pastor: And yet God clothes them in splendor. So do not worry! Do not fear! People: God knows our needs. We will eat in plenty! We will be satisfied! Pastor: Rejoice, God looks after our needs! *THE OPENING PRAYER *THE HYMN OF PRAISE “We Gather Together” ANTHEM

Hymnal #131

Jack Noble White “The First Song of Isaiah” The Combined Choirs The Dayspring Brass Carter Tholl & Christopher Kelley, Soloists

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Pria Anne Johari (12-31-06) Brextin Jay Johari (6-12-09) Sapphire Hill Johari (9-26-11)

10:30 a.m.

Response: With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that these children, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to eternal life. HYMN RESPONSE “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (Stanza 1) A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer)

Hymnal #611


Richard Blanchard

THE PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING (in unison) Persistent in your longing, unflagging in your blessing, relentless in your mission, you know us and our world intimately our needs, our hopes and our failings. And your great purposes proceed the rains return, the land heals, destroying armies disappear, tears give way to laughter, and humankind is reconciled to you. We set aside our preoccupation our appearance, the bills, and the length of our lives. We set them aside in wonder in awe at your grandeur, the immensity of your dreams, and the vastness of your intentions. We give you thanks, giver of all blessings, reason for our hope. Amen. THE LORD’S PRAYER

Hymnal #895


Deuteronomy 26:1-11


Jeffrey Honoré “Nun danket alle Gott” (Now Thank We All Our God)

*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 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” THE GOSPEL READING

Hymnal #694

Luke 15:25-32


Rev. Jane Tews “What’s Mine is Yours”

THE CONSECRATION OF OUR 2012 PLEDGES “Nun danket alle Gott” from Cantata 192 by J.S. Bach The Dayspring Brass (Please come forward at will and lay your pledge card on the altar. Please feel free to kneel in prayer and thanksgiving at the communion rail.) *THE HYMN OF THANKSGIVING “Let All Things Now Living”

FWS #2008

(Lyrics printed below) (Please follow the Pastors out to the patio for the dedication of our food offerings)

LYRICS Let all things now living a song of thanksgiving to God the Creator triumphantly raise, who fashioned and made us, protected and stayed us, who guides us and leads us to the end of our days. God’s banners fly o’er us; God’s light goes before us, a pillar of fire shining forth in the night, till shadows have vanished and darkness is banished, as forward we travel from light into light. The law God enforces, the stars in their courses and sun in its orbit obediently shine; the hills and the mountains, the rivers and fountains, the deeps of the ocean proclaim the Divine.

We, too, should be voicing our love and rejoicing; with glad adoration a song let us raise, till all things now living unite in thanksgiving: To God in the highest hosanna and praise! *PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments on the Patio *Those in the congregation who are able shall stand

Communion is offered between services. Those who would like to receive the elements are invited to gather around the communion table.

Assisting in the Service This Morning: Rev. George Smoot The Pianist This Morning: Mary Sievert The Dayspring Brass Trumpet - Timothy Kester, Jennifer S. Fletcher Trombone - Matthew Petterson Christopher Rooney, Mario Villalobos Tuba - Jacob White Tympani - Meredith Oechsner

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man, it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” Edward Standford Martin

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 - Mary Lou Collier 10:30 - Phyllis Bleakley and Carol Steiert Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Nate Glickman 10:30 - Charleigh Reid THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Rick & Judy Drown in celebration of their 43rd wedding anniversary. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given Joe & Bonny Sloane in loving memory of Joe’s mother, Lois Hatfield. 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 Robert Frazier, father of Suzanne Harbster, undergoing more chemotherapy for a returning cancer Suzanne Frazier, mother of Suzanne Harbster, undergoing care for a serious heart problem Elmaruth Trussi, mother of Rosemary Johnson, dealing with health concerns in Kansas City Pam H., battling cancer Denise Gaudet, friend of Meg Johnson, prayers for complete recovery from colon cancer Carol, aunt of Brian Medendorp, undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer Marie Ward, aunt of Barbara Clayton, dealing with severe health challenges Kyle Conlan, niece of Bob & Sally Jarus, recovering from heart surgery in New York Chris Paul, son-in-law of Frances Curtis, returning to chemotherapy following stem cell surgery for multiple myeloma Mary Johnston, prayers for healing of her back and legs Ongoing Health Concerns Marlene Meyer, 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 Nov. 13, 2011 569

GIFTS Offering received Nov. 13, 2011 $21,709



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 or (480) 838-1446. The 2012 Altar Flower and Food Basket Calendars are now available in the narthex for sign-up. Thank you! Ushers Needed - We are in need of ushers in both worship services. If you would be willing to help or would like more information about this ministry, please contact Janet Hittle at or (480) 3809975. UMOM Christmas Cards - Once again, Dayspring will be selling UMOM Christmas Cards on the patio following each worship service beginning next Sunday, Nov. 27 thru Dec. 18. Proceeds from these cards provide shelter at UMOM for homeless families. We could use help at the table after the second service on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11 & 18. Please contact Carolyn at or (602) 882-5292 if you can help on any of these Sundays. Thank you! Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM) * 10:15 - 11:30 - Jr. High Formation, Room 111 * 10:15 - 11:30 - Sr. High Formation, Room 110 Explorer’s Class - A two-session series begins today on how the Church ought to address the evils of today’s economic recession. The series will be led by Dr. Darvin Miller. Today’s topic: “Jesus, God’s Kingdom, the Church and Inside the Collapse.” 9:00 in the Adult Room. Adult Bible Study - This class meets Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in Room 112. 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, and how it’s interpreted today. This journey of discovery 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. 50 Plus - Our Christmas meeting will be on the 2nd Friday, Dec. 9th, at 12:00 noon in the Shalimar Country Club Restaurant, 2032 E. Golf Ave., Tempe. Dr. Darvin Miller, retired Professor of Psychology and

Exceptional Education, will speak about “Christmas and the Poor,” by comparing the Great Depression with the current Recession. Make your $12 per person reservations with Erma Dean, (480) 839-4657, or with a 50+ caller. Visitors, members, friends . . . all are welcome! UMOM Christmas Angel Tree is on the patio today. Please take a red, green, or white gift card, purchase an age-appropriate gift, write on the card what gift you have purchased, and return both to the church office no later than December 4th. (Please return the gifts unwrapped.) UMOM’s little stuffed turtles called “Homers” will be available for purchase on the patio today for $20. They make a nice gift for a young boy or girl, and you’ll be supporting a good cause! 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”. November 20 RigaTony’s - NE corner of McClintock and Warner. “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. 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! Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is December 15, and will include events in the month of January.

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.” Mary Stewbeck

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 - Thanksgiving Sunday 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 - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Venture Crew, Room 202 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Chimers, Choir Room - Yoga, Media Center 6:30 PM - Open Table, Room 201 7:00 PM - DayStar, Choir Room WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room - Sprouts, Room 201 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sunshine Singers, Media Center 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room 6:45 PM - Genesis Choir, Sanctuary 7:30 PM - Chorale, Choir Room THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - Thanksgiving - Office Closed FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 - Office Closed

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27 - The First Sunday in Advent 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 - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110

The Staff of Dayspring wishes you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Rent A Youth for Dec. 3! Do you have jobs around your house that you’d like help with? (Or would like someone else to do?)

Why not Rent Our Youth? We can help with: Christmas Decorations • Hanging Lights Yard Work • Fall Cleaning • Painting Child Care • Moving Furniture Car Washing • Data Entry Home/Office Organization • and More!

All donations go toward next year’s Sierra Service Project trip. (Other times may be scheduled as needed) Please call or email Kris Kroeger with questions or to schedule our youth at: (602) 684-7765 or

. . . 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

Nov. 20 Bulletin  

Bulletin for worship services at dayspring United Methodist Church, Tempe, Arizona.