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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

December 16, 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 December 16, 2012

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


Johann Sebastian Bach “Wachet auf, ruf uns die Stimme” 1685-1750

“Wake, arise,” loud call the voices of Watchmen so high in the tower! “Wake up, you town Jerusalem!”

THE INTROIT 9:00 - “Joy Comes in the Morning” by Lloyd Larson The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “Christmas Gloria” by Tom Fettke The Dayspring Chorale

*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: In the midst of the barren land, People: flowers burst into bloom. Pastor: In the midst of the dry desert, People: streams of water gush forth. Pastor: In the midst of sorrow and sighing, People: joy and gladness dance together Pastor: We shall see the glory of God. *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE

Hymnal #240 “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE 9:00 - The Ridgely Family 10:30 - The Reeve Family Scripture Reading: Isaiah 35:10 Family: We light this candle as a symbol of Christ our Joy. May the joyful promise of your presence, O God, make us rejoice in our hope and salvation. O come, O come, Emmanuel. THE ADVENT SONG Joy to the world, the Savior reigns! Let all their songs employ; while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy, repeat the sounding joy, repeat, repeat the sounding joy. THE ANTHEM 9:00 - “Christmas in Snowflake County” by C. & D. Semsen The Sunshine Singers 10:30 - “Christmas in Snowflake County” by C. & D. Semsen 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 “Away In a Manger”

Arr. Mack Wilberg

THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER (in unison): Savior God, shine upon us with your grace. Forgive us when we align ourselves with the proud and the mighty. Guide us to walk with those who are poor and weak. Forgive us when we yearn for riches and glory. Guide us to yearn for justice and righteousness. Remember us with mercy. Help us to live as the household of faith you would have us be. Help us live according to your gospel and trust that all things are possible in your love. In Christ’s saving grace we pray. Amen. THE LORD’S PRAYER

Hymnal #895


Isaiah 7:10-16



9:00 - “Hurry to Bethlehem” by Lloyd Larson The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “Coventry Carol” Arr. by Howard Helvey The Dayspring Chorale Mary Sievert and Robert Mills, Piano *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 A CAROL SING THE GOSPEL READING

Luke 2:1-14


Rev. Jane Tews “There Are Always Surprises”


FWS #2095 “Star-Child”

*THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE Hymnal #431 “Let There Be Peace On Earth” Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me; let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be. With God our creator, children all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me, let this be the moment now. With every step I take, let this be my solemn vow;

to take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. *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 Paul Manz “Choral Improvisation on Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” (Now Come, Savior of the Gentiles)

*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

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 Larry & Pam Lambert, in loving memory of Megan Hector. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by Jean Beal in loving memory of Christopher Beal. THE ROSE ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING celebrates the birth of Rylee Eryn Eggum, born Nov. 25th and great-granddaughter of Arlene Roe. THE 2013 FLOWER AND FOOD BASKET CALENDARS are now available in the narthex for sign-ups. Thank you! 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/adopted 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 Heather Patterson, friend of the Logsdon Family, recently diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing surgery Jack Baker, prayers for healing from lung cancer Josh Rankin, son of Joan Wheeler, undergoing testing Stewart Anderson, friend of the Juetten family, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and recovering from gall bladder surgery John Tonz, father of Ginny Trimble, struggling with end of life issues Ongoing Health Concerns George Elley, Karalyn Kroeger, Les Mesbergen, Polly Smith, Teresa Webb, 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 Dec. 9, 2012 667

GIFTS Offering received Dec. 9, 2012 $40,534

Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Caroline Phillips 10:30 - Patrick Carr Greeters This Morning: 9:00 - Jim & Barbara Coffman 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 or (480) 838-1446. It’s Not Too Late! We are still collecting 2013 pledge cards, and it’s not too late to turn yours in! If you have not already done so, please fill out the orange pledge card in the pew pocket and drop it in the offering plate, or in the church office. Thank you! Attention Church Members and Friends - If you are utilizing our Electronic Funds Transfer for your giving and have changed the amount of your pledge, please be sure to fill out a new EFT form for 2013. Forms are available in the church office, or one can be mailed to you. Thinking about EFT? It’s easy to do! (If you have NOT changed your pledge amount, it is not necessary to fill out a new form.) *Food Drive Next Sunday! Bring any non-perishable food. Always wanted: canned meats and meals; cereal; canned fruit and vegetables; peanut butter and jelly; dry rice and beans and pasta. Playgroup - The Playgroup will have a Christmas cookie decorating party on Wednesday, December 19 th, at 9:30 a.m. We will meet in Room 116. The Explorer’s Class will conclude its Advent series this morning. The class will not meet on Sunday, the 23rd, or the 30th. A new series on “The Modern Family” will begin Sunday, January 6 th. Make it your New Year’s resolution to get involved in Adult Education! 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. The Adult Contemporary Issues Class is studying and discussing “Mythology, Religion and the Judeo-Christian Tradition.” We are exploring mythology as “literature of the Spirit, a study of the inner life” and examining the function of Judeo-Christian symbols as keys to our spiritual understanding. Class meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Adult Room. 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”. Dec. 16 - Coco’s SW corner of Elliot and Priest.

United Methodist Women meet on Thursday, Dec. 20th, at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall for our annual potluck dinner, featuring Christmas music by a group of Dayspring Chorale and installation of officers for 2013 by Pastor Jane Tews. All members and guests are invited to share this event with us! Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Thursday, Dec. 19 th, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 112. For further information, contact Women’s Retreat 2013 - Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 23, 2013 and plan to attend this upcoming event. The retreat will be held at the same location as last year at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale. More information will be coming! Family Promise - Dayspring will host Family Promise, an emergency shelter for homeless families, from Dec. 30 - Jan. 6. Volunteer sign-ups will be available after both services today. Family Promise is also asking for volunteers to stay/help out at its South Scottsdale campus on Dec. 28 and 29. If you are interested in volunteering with Family Promise at Dayspring and/or the other campus, please contact Maria at Thank you. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is January 15 and will include events in the month of February. Need a tax credit donation? Please consider donating to Dayspring Kindergarten through the Arizona Scholarship Fund. Past donations have helped families in need with scholarships for kindergarten. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2013 for the 2012 tax year. If you are receiving a refund from the state, the full amount of your donation will be added to the amount of your refund. If you owe taxes to the state, the full amount of your donation will be deducted from the amount you owe. Please see the Preschool office or visit the Arizona Scholarship fund website at for more information. Thank you!


OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 - The 3rd Sunday in Advent 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 - Open Table, Rooms 201, 202 - Youth Council Meeting, Room 111 3:00 PM - “The Secret of Snowflake County” Children’s Choirs Christmas Musical 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 6:00 PM - Jr. High UMYF, Fellowship Hall MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 6:30 PM - Cub Scout Pack 275, Room 203 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Venture Crew, Room 201 TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room - Yoga, Media Center 7:00 PM - Advent Study, Room 112 - DayStar, Choir Room

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 9:30 AM - Playgroup, Room 116 10:00 AM - Disciple I Class, Adult Room 11:00 AM - Prayer Shawl Ministry, Room 112 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room - Sprouts Christmas Party, Fellowship Hall 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sunshine Singers, Media Center 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room 6:45 PM - Genesis Choir, Media Center 7:30 PM - Dayspring Chorale, Choir Room THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 9:00 AM - Bible Study with Pastor George, Adult Room 6:30 PM - UMW Potluck, Fellowship Hall FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - Office Closed SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23 - Christmas Sunday 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 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110

Christmas Music at Dayspring The Secret of Snowflake County Presented by Dayspring’s Children’s Choirs Today! Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 3:00 p.m.

The Dayspring Bell Choirs Fiesta de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden Sunday & Monday, December 16 & 17 from 5:00 p.m. each evening Call the Garden directly for tickets ❄

Christmas Eve 6:00 - Family Service Music by our Children’s Choirs

8:00 - Lessons & Carols Music by Celebration Singers & Esperanza

11:00 - Candlelight Communion Music by Dayspring Chorale & Harp

. . . 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 Robert T. Hoshibata 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 Becky Sindlinger, Children’s Coordinator Linda Falk, Preschool Director Marilyn Bunte, Nursery Coordinator. 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

Dec. 16 Bulletin  

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

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