â€œ. . . 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.â€? Luke 1:78-79 KJV
March 18, 2012
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 March 18, 2012
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 The Fourth Sunday in Lent MUSIC FOR GATHERING
Rev. L. Michael Kelley at the Organ
DAYSPRING NOTES THE PRELUDE “Priére”
Jean Langlais 1909-1991
THE CHORAL INTROIT 9:00 - “We Will Come to Praise the Lord” by B. & S. Poorman The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “To God All Praise and Glory” by Gilbert M. Martin The Dayspring Chorale
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: We are called to render our hearts and not our garments for the Lord. People: For God has been gracious and merciful to us, and slow to anger. Pastor: Then let us seek the Lord that we might know and serve God. People: But how shall we come before the Lord and what shall we bring? Pastor: Christ has shown us the way; bring only your love, service and praise! People: Blessed be the name of the Lord! *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”
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 SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Michael Carter Smith
Response: With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that this child, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to eternal life.
HYMN RESPONSE Hymnal “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (Stanza 1)
THE ANTHEM 9:00 - Lift Your Light” by Mary McDonald The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “Eternal Life” by Craig Courtney The Dayspring Chorale A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer) CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER “Show Me the Way, O Lord”
THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER THE LORD’S PRAYER THE OLD TESTAMENT READING
Hymnal #895 Exodus 17:1-7
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY 9:00 - “I Am the Bread of Life” by Jefferey Hall DayStar 10:30 - “Ride On!” by Michael Ryan 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 “This Is My Song” THE NEW TESTAMENT READING THE SERMON
John 4:5-26 Rev. Jane Tews
“Neither Here Nor There” *THE CLOSING HYMN “Let There Be Peace on Earth”
*THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE J. P. Huber / arr. Kelley “Loving God of All Creation” Still today You call for workers, true to Christ, the servant Lord, Sharing values, blending cultures; Thus new mission is explored. Through the Gospel’s urgent message you connect us, land to land, Building bridges, spanning chasms, joining people, hand in hand. *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 “Largo” from Mozaikok 28
Kornél Hollóssy 1898-1982
PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments in the Courtyard *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 Pianist This Morning: Mary Sievert
“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness.” Josh Billings
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! ❦ THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Leonard & Charla Bucklin - Happy Anniversary! NEW PARENTS - Dayspring has a tradition of placing a rose on the altar to announce a new baby in our church family. Be sure to let the church office know when your child is born and we will honor him/her with a rose. 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 Kathy & Family, neighbors of Marianne Lopez, for strength, courage and healing as Kathy fights stage 4 cancer Jacqueline Whitcomb, friend of Dave & Suzanne Harbster, who is undergoing surgeries to combat a flesh-eating bacteria in her leg Vernon Lussky, 91 year-old father of Anne Ruiz, healing following surgery on March 15th Rebekah, niece of Gloria Kopecky, for help with personal, mental, prescription drug, and spiritual issues Laura McClane, mother of Donnielle Ibanez, for strength and an accurate diagnosis during medical testing Marcus, son of Marce Largent, healing following kidney transplant on March 7th Ongoing Health Concerns Marlene Meyer, Gloria Kopecky, Bob Roe, 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 March 11, 2012 538
GIFTS Offering received March 11, 2012 $26,201
Acolytes this Morning 9:00 - Nathan Boucher 10:30 - Alex Krupinsky Greeters This Morning: 9:00 - Mary Lou Collier 10:30 - Jim, Amy, Conner & Collin Frazey
ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION class on Thursday, April 12 th, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 112. The NEW MEMBER SUNDAY will be held on April 15th. Child care is provided. To register for the class, or for more information, please contact Carol Coleman at email@example.com or (480) 838-1446. A Big Thank You to all of those who gave the “gift of life” during our semi-annual blood drive last Sunday. Your donations are greatly appreciated! Family Promise - Thank you to all who volunteered their time and/or resources the week of March 4-11 to make Family Promise at Dayspring happen. This time we hosted 3 families. Two women got or started jobs during the week. One woman and her family were offered an apartment. Dayspring’s next turn to host is the week of June 17. Under the Tuscan Sun - On April 21, Family Promise will host its annual Stars and Angels Gala from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy an evening in Tuscany including fine Italian cuisine, live entertainment, wine tasting, and a silent auction offering something for everyone. Tickets are $75 each. Sponsoring a table for 8 or more is also an option. Please contact Maria Hase at (480) 636-0963 for more information. Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM) * 10:15 - 11:30 - Sr. High in Room 111 * 10:15 - 11:30 - Jr. High in Room 110 * 1:30 - 3:30 - Confirmation Class in Room 111 - Not meeting today The Explorer’s Class will begin a new study next Sunday, March 25. Rev. Tom Griffith, a new member of our church and retired UM Minister, will lead a class on “Justice: a Comparison between Biblical and Secular Ideals of Justice.” Tom will bring some personal experience in dealing with justice issues in the church as well as his knowledge of scripture to this 3-week series. Join us at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. All adults are welcome. Contemporary Issues - This 10:30 Adult Class has begun a new topic: “Exploring Our Inner Universe, our brain, our beliefs, our religion.” We will explore how our beliefs are created and sustained as we continue in our own spiritual journeys. The class will be led by Sandi Chamness. We invite you to join us for this interesting discussion.
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”. March 18 - Mark’s Café - 6340 S. Rural Rd., #120 - NW corner of Rural and Guadalupe. Brown Bag Lunch - Come join us for Brown Bag Lunch every Tuesday at noon. Bring your own lunch and socialize with people from the church. We always have a good time. Come and be a part of this fun group. 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 names of “Connections” members for you to contact. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is April 15, and will include events in the month of May.
Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline: The 7 Basic Skills for Turning Conflict Into Cooperation The Monday Morning Moms & Dads Group will begin a study of this book by Becky Bailey tomorrow, March 19, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 111. Carrie Shaw Mook, Youth Development Specialist, will be our facilitator. Childcare will be offered. To register, contact Carol Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 838-1446.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, MARCH 18 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room 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 - All-Church Picnic at Kiwanis Park - Communications Team, Room 112 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 - Not meeting today 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, MARCH 19 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Missions Team Meeting, Adult Room - Venture Crew, Room 202 TUESDAY, MARCH 20 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room - Run for God, Room 112 - Yoga, Media Center 7:00 PM - DayStar, Choir Room - Open Table, Room 201 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 5:30 PM - Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room - Sprouts, Room 201
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 (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, MARCH 22 9:00 AM - Bible Study with Pastor George, Adult Room 6:00 PM - Yoga, Media Center FRIDAY, MARCH 23 SATURDAY, MARCH 24 SUNDAY, MARCH 25 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room 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 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 3:00 PM - Leadership Academy, 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 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 email@example.com www.dayspring-umc.org