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
April 15, 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 April 15, 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 MUSIC FOR GATHERING
Rev. L. Michael Kelley at the Organ
DAYSPRING NOTES THE PRELUDE “Christ lag in Todesbanden”
Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750
Christ lay in death’s bonds handed over for our sins, he is risen again and has brought us life For this we should be joyful, praise God and be thankful to him and sing alleluia. Alleluia!
THE CHORAL INTROIT 9:00 - “I Was Glad!” by Jospeh M. Martin The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “Canticle of Praise” by Victor Cohen Johnson The Dayspring Chorale
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Come and share the ample treasure of new life in Christ. People: We celebrate our unity as God’s people. Pastor: Christ has died and Christ is risen! Christ is with us forevermore. People: Christ is our advocate, our helper, our comforter in times of need! *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE “Easter People, Raise Your Voices”
THE ANTHEM 9:00 “Everybody Ought to Know” Arr. by L. Leatherman The Sunshine Singers 10:30 - “Fruit of the Spirit” by Terry Butler The Genesis Choir 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. A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer) CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER 9:00 - “Wings of Your Love” by Patti Drennan 10:30 - “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” by H. Lemmel THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER THE LORD’S PRAYER
THE EPISTLE READING
I Peter 1:3-9
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY 9:00 - “Hallelujah! Thine the Glory” by Mary McDonald The Celebration Singers Trey Berreman, Drums 10:30 - “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” by Craig Courtney The Dayspring Chorale *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 “Christ Is Risen” THE GOSPEL READING THE SERMON
John 20:19-31 Rev. Jane Tews
“Claiming Our Inheritance” THE RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS Response: We rejoice to recognize you as members of Christ’s holy church, and bid you welcome to this congregation of the United Methodist Church. With you we renew our vows to uphold it by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness.
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ that, surrounded by steadfast love, you may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal. *THE CLOSING HYMN
Hymnal #318 “Christ Is Alive”
*THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE S. H. Nicholson / Arr. Kelley “Lift High the Cross” Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim till all the world adore his sacred name. *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 “Fugue in G minor” (the little), BWV 578 PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments on the Patio *Those in the congregation who are able shall stand
J. S. Bach
Assisting in the Service This Morning: Rev. George Smoot Pianist This Morning: Mary Sievert
“Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first, or very near it.” Malcolm S. Forbes
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 The Krupinsky Family - Happy 15th Birthday, Katy! THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by The Ridey Family in loving memory of Charles Ridey. 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 Arlene Roe and Family, following the death of her husband, Bob Roe, on April 9 in Phoenix. Services were held here at Dayspring yesterday. Lori Jarvis, sister of Dawn Archambo, just diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer and healing following surgery on April 6 JaKelle Westergard, best friend of Dominique Devereux, hospitalized on life support, following a severe case of pneumonia Virginia O’Neal, grandmother of Julie O’Neal and Brian Medendorp, who fell and broke her leg Abel Perez and Family, at the death of his father, Ramon Perez, grandfather of Carissa Perez Irene Poindexter, recovering from illness Debbie Dembiec, sister of Matthew Ellis, healing following surgery on April 9 Dan Nero and Family, following the death of Dan’s father, Charles Nero, on March 29 in Florida Bobbie Dale, hospitalized at Banner Desert Hospital following a fall Diana Farrell, undergoing pacemaker surgery Stephanie, daughter-in-law of Beth Flores, dealing with gestational diabetes Marilyn Miller, dealing with sudden onset hearing loss Ongoing Health Concerns Lori Jarvis, Marlene Meyer, Gloria Kopecky, 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 GIFTS Attendance for April 8, 2012 Offering received April 8, 2012 1530 $31,891 Acolytes this Morning 9:00 - Matthew Johnson 10:30 - Kevin Buzard Greeters This Morning: 9:00 - Dave & Janis Vander Laan 10:30 - Kevin, Lainie, Corey & Ryan Walsh
ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION class. To register for the class, or for more information, please contact Carol Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 838-1446. Recital Tonight! - April music continues at Dayspring with a recital by Kyle Smith, Euphonium. Kyle will be presenting music by Bach, Beethoven, and DeLuca. The concert will be in the Sanctuary tonight, April 15, at 7:00 p.m. Presented without charge. Reception to follow. *Dayspring is in need of an Acolyte Coordinator. Please prayerfully consider offering your talents in this significant role of helping “bring the light of Jesus” to our worship services each Sunday. Contact Carol Coleman at email@example.com or (480) 838-1446. Thank you. 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 Acolyting - Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 years old? If so, consider becoming an acolyte! Every service, the acolyte “brings the light of Jesus” into the church by lighting the altar candles. Please email Carol Krupinsky at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you trained and on the every 2 months schedule! The Explorer’s Class concludes its study of Justice this morning with the topic: “Restorable Justice: How do we accomplish this in our own society?” Next Sunday, Jane Baker will discuss the forthcoming General Conference. Resolutions, changes in church structure, and what does this mean for the church at large and for Dayspring. 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. Coffee is served. United Methodist Women, meet Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Room. Bev Haubrock will lead the program, “Quiet Day of Service/A Call to Prayer and Self-Denial: A Time for Change.” This year’s special offering will support national and international mission institutions and projects in the use of technology to enhance the quality of life of persons they serve. All women are invited to attend and join us for fellowship, worship and service. 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”. April 15 Elephant Bar - 3405 W. Chandler Blvd., in front of Chandler Fashion Mall. 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. Food Drive Next Sunday! Bring any non-perishable food. Always needed: cereal, canned fruit & vegetables, dry rice & beans, canned meat & meals, dry milk and pasta. Thank you! Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is April 15, and will include events in the month of May. ❖
United Methodist Men Present:
100 Years of Song Music and Song Commemorating Arizona’s 100 Anniversary
Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:30 p.m. Dinner: Steak / Game Hen / Salmon (Hamburgers & Hot Dogs for the kids)
Cost: $25 for Adults / $10 for kids Tickets Available on the Patio
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, APRIL 15 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 - Communications, Room 112 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 2:00 PM - Connections, 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 7:00 PM - Kyle Smith Recital, Sanctuary MONDAY, APRIL 16 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Venture Crew, Room 202 TUESDAY, APRIL 17 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 - Staff Parish Committee, Room 112
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room - Sprouts, Room 201 6:00 PM - Dayspring Chorale, Sanctuary - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sunshine Singers, Media Center 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room 6:45 PM - Genesis Choir, Media Center THURSDAY, APRIL 19 9:00 AM - Bible Study with Pastor George, Adult Room 6:00 PM - Yoga, Media Center 6:30 PM - United Methodist Women, Adult Room FRIDAY, APRIL 20 SATURDAY, APRIL 21 8:30 AM - Chorale Rehearsal, Sanctuary SUNDAY, APRIL 22 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 7:00 PM - Spring Chorale Concert, Sanctuary
The Activist Within Dayspring’s Connections Committee will sponsor the showing of a locally-produced documentary entitled “The Activist Within.” The film documents the struggle of two civil equality organizations working for marriage equality, including Equality Arizona, from 2008 to the present. The film will be presented this afternoon, April 15 th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Adult Room. Voluntary donations will be given to the Right to Marry Walk Arizona. More information on the walk is available at www.righttomarryaz.org Connections Committee is Dayspring’s group that is committed to a diverse and inclusive church that recognizes the intrinsic worth of all persons regardless of sexual orientation. In keeping with the committee’s goals, the film will provide a forum for dialog and actions on this issue which affects all GLBT & Q (Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender and Questioning) individuals, their friends and families. The film was selected for showing at the Sedona International Film Festival, the Breckenridge Festival of Film, and the Naperville Independent Film Festival.
. . . 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. •
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