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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

July 29, 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 July 29, 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 “Shall We Gather at the River” “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love” THE DAYSPRING NOTES HYMN SING “Do, Lord, Remember Me” Hymnal #527, v. 2 & 5 “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” Hymnal #703, v. 1 & 2 “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian” Hymnal #402, v. 1 *THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Be glad and rejoice! People: We rejoice in God’s gifts! Pastor: Sing praises of joy! People: Our mouths are filled with laughter. Pastor: With gratitude, we come.

People: God has done great things for us. Pastor: Shout with laughter, in sunshine and rain. People: Praise God for our lives, for harvest and food. *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Hymnal #526

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 “How Great Thou Art” THE CALL TO PRAYER “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord” A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer) THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER THE LORD’S PRAYER THE OLD TESTAMENT READING

Hymnal #895 Ezekiel 17:22-24


THE OFFERTORY “Amazing Grace” *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 “It is Well with My Soul”

Hymnal #377


Mark 4:26-34


The Rev. Jane Tews “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”


Hymnal #156 “I Love to Tell the Story”

*THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE Murakami / Hanson “May You Run and Not Be Weary” May you run and not be weary. May your heart be filled with song. And may the love of God continue to give you hope and keep you strong. And may you run and not be weary. May your life be filled with joy! And may the road you travel always lead you home.

*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!) *POSTLUDE “Shine Jesus Shine” *FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments in Fellowship Hall 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: Carol Coleman Pianist this Morning: Mary Sievert

Players: Ken Brooks, Music Director (guitar) • Chuck Winkler (guitar, banjo) Jerry Smith (acoustic guitar) • Scott Sievert (guitar) Fred Searing (guitar) • Ric Garza (guitar) Tom Brace (harmonica) • Dave Benton (guitar) Tom McLaughlin (guitar) Mary Sievert (honorary UMM - keyboard) Singers: Mike Rooney • Skip Hughes • Keith Lawson • Jim Huey Robert Smith • Jim Stoeckmann • Tom Oliver • John Alden Jim Baker • Jeff Francis • Ev Taylor • John Van Vleet • Blyden Boyle

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 Don & Donna Huisinga in celebration of their 43rd wedding anniversary. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given in honor of Dorothy Van Vleet’s 87th birthday. 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 Keith Andrews, under hospice care Adam Rule, friend of Meredith Smith, recovering from surgery for a malignant brain tumor Bill Barclay, just diagnosed with brain cancer, colon cancer, as well as stage 3 lung cancer Ron Walker, brother of Lynn Lonergan, who is struggling with cancer The Williams Family, friends of Donnielle Ibenez, for healing following the loss of their unborn child Gary Tyrce, friend of Debi & Gary Law, recovering from brain surgery Marge Piper, healing following hospitalization and undergoing rehab For the families affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado Jack Sydell and Family, following the death of his wife, Marge, on July 15. Services will be held here at Dayspring on Thursday, Aug. 9 th, at 3:30 p.m. The Family of Louise Jonas, following the death of Louise on July 18 in Chandler Kris & Dana Kroeger, at the birth of their baby girl, Karalyn Grace, on July 15 - born at 33 weeks and 3lbs. 4oz. Ongoing Health Concerns Ron Walker, Les Mesbergen, Bobby Dale, Polly Smith, Teresa Webb, 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 July 22, 2012 370

GIFTS Offering received July 22, 2012 $10,047

ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION class on Sunday, August 12 th, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with a light lunch served. The NEW MEMBER SUNDAY will be held on August 19th. Child care is provided. To register for the class, or for more information, please contact Carol Coleman at or (480) 838-1446. Acolyting - Are you between the ages of 10 and 14 yrs 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 Elizabeth Reid at and we’ll get you trained and on the schedule! Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM) * 10:15 - 11:30 - Sr. High in Room 111 * 10:15 - 11:30 - Jr. High in Room 110 We Need Your Help! - I am still looking for volunteers to lead a Sunday School class this fall. Curriculum is written and sent to you and all you have to do is follow the lesson. (I also have back-up copies in the rooms.) It’s easy to participate - either email me at or call me at (480) 219-9696. 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”. July 29 - Golden Gate - NE corner of Baseline and Price (101 Freeway). 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 August 15, and will include events in the month of September.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, JULY 29 9:00 AM - Worship - Summer Sunday School 10:15 AM - Jr. High Formation, Room 110 - Sr. High Formation, Room 111 10:30 AM - Worship - Summer Sunday School 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, JULY 30 TUESDAY, JULY 31 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Yoga, Media Center 7:00 PM - Open Table, Room 201 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 THURSDAY, AUGUST 2 FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 7:00 PM - PFLAG, Adult Room SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 - Step-Up Sunday 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School 10:15 AM - Jr. High Formation, Room 110 - Sr. High Formation, Room 111 10:30 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5 (con’t) 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.” Khalil Gibran

Would you like to be an acolyte? The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word acolytos, meaning companion, attendant, or helper. The Acolyte ministry has its roots in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible, where the prophet Samuel is seen assisting Eli, the Levite priest, and Elisha is seen assisting Elijah the Prophet. In the Methodist traditions, acolytes participate in the worship service by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles. In these traditions, the lighting of the altar candles in the worship service is a symbol of Jesus’ coming into the presence of the worshiping community. Before the extinguishing of the last altar candles, the acolytes relight their "candle lighter" and then process out into the narthex. This symbolizes that Jesus Christ is for all people everywhere. It also symbolizes the light of Jesus Christ going out into the world where believers are called to serve. Methodist acolytes to wear the traditional cassock and cotta. Acolytes are on an every-other-month schedule, and the occasional extra service when someone is sick. It’s a great way to earn community service, too! Please email Elizabeth Reid at: Or call her at 480-961-9258 We’ll get you trained, and acolyting!

. . . 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 Carrie Mook, Youth Ministries Coordinator Kay Luzaich, Children’s Coordinator Linda Falk, Preschool Director Marilyn Bunte, Nursery Coordinator. Ron Venturini, Facilities Maintenance Frankie Vasquez, Custodian

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

July 29 Bulletin  

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

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