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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

February 24, 2013


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 February 24, 2013

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

DAYSPRING NOTES THE PRELUDE “Jesu meine Freude” (Jesus, My Joy)

THE CHORAL INTROIT 9:00 - “Joyful! Joyful! Sing Praise” by Jay Althouse The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “The Heavens Are Telling” by Pepper Choplin The Dayspring Chorale *THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: Come walk in the light! People: God will show us the way. Pastor: Come, worship our God. People: The Spirit has called us here. Pastor: Come listen and learn of God’s love. People: The love of Christ Jesus is ours!

Paul Manz 1919-2009


Hymnal #103 “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”


9:00 a.m. “Love, Love, Love” The Cherub 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. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Benjamin David Neaderhiser

9:00 a.m.

(July 3, 2012)

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 #611 “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (Stanza 1)

THE ANTHEM 9:00 - “The Lord Is My Light” by Patti Drennan The Celebration Singers Katie Lawson, Soloist 10:30 - “Teach Me Thy Song, O Lord” by Craig Courtney The Dayspring Chorale A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer)


Hymnal #895


Luke 11:1-13

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY 9:00 - “Friends in the Lord” by Alan Pote Esperanza 10:30 - “Jerusalem” from St. Paul by Felix Mendelssohn Amanda Osman-Balzell, Soprano *THE DOXOLOGY 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!

Hymnal #94


Hymnal #496

THE SERMON Rev. Jane Tews “The Discipline of Prayer” *THE CLOSING HYMN

Hymnal #352 “It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord”


*THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE J. 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

John Ebenezer West 1863-1929

“Postlude in F-Dur”

PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments on the Patio

*Those in the congregation who are able shall stand

Assisting in the Service This Morning: Rev. George Smoot

Pianist This Morning: Mary Sievert

“Have faith in yourself. But have faith in your friends and neighbors, too” I know life is competitive - but it isn’t a jungle. Like begets like. Faith inspires faith. People give back substantially what we give them.” Bethany College Commencement Address

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 - Dave & Janice VanDerlaan 10:30 - Georgia Wells and Mary Kate Bourland

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Ruth, Mark, Nate and Emma Boyle, in loving memory of Dotty Boyle. 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-toone 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; Liz Alden, (480) 497-0929; or Skip Hughes, (480) 829-8752. As Members of The United Methodist Church, we have pledged to support our Church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. PRAYERS Dorothy Smith, mother of Cheryl Anderson, hospitalized with health issues

Karalyn Kroeger, re-hospitalized with a staph infection, following open heart surgery Suzanne & Dave Harbster and Family, following the death of Suzanne’s mother, Suzanne Frazier, on Feb. 10 Walt Durfey, cousin of Janet Hittle, Myrna Holcomb, and Doreen Flower, struggling with recovery from heart surgery and nine other surgeries Austin Helt, son of Dan & Arlene Helt, for a speedy recovery from a broken thumb Ongoing Health Concerns George Elley, Karalyn Kroeger, Les Mesbergen, Polly Smith, Teresa Webb, and Pam Narcy 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 Feb. 17, 2013 578

GIFTS Offering received Feb. 17, 2013 $12,701

Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Caroline Phillips 10:30 - Marianne Adams Coffee Hour Host: 9:00 & 10:30 - Jean Peters

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. Monday Morning Moms & Dads will begin a new study of the book, Five Love Languages, tomorrow, Feb. 25, in Room 111. We meet weekly on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Childcare is offered at no charge with pre-registration. For more information or to register for childcare, please contact Carol Coleman at The Explorer’s Class concludes its series on Religion and Health this morning with a discussion of the role of faith communities in partnering with the healthcare system. Next Sunday, Rand Hamilton will begin a series on “The Future of Christianity: 50 years from now.” A video segment of John Shelby Spong on God in the 21st Century will be featured followed by discussion. Contemporary Issues - The Adult Contemporary Issues class continues its series on the topic of “Happiness”. The series will involve videos and discussion based on the views of multiple philosophers and our Christian heritage to understand the state of “happiness”. Sandi Chamness is leading the discussion. Class meets at 10:30 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”. Feb. 24 - Abuelo’s - 3440 W. Chandler Blvd., on the north side, in front of the Great Indoors. You won’t want to miss 50 Plus on Friday, March 15th, at 12:00 noon in the Shalimar Country Club Restaurant, 2032 E. Golf Ave., Tempe, 85282. This is our final meeting for this current season. Our own “Skip” Hughes, retire U.S. Navy Chaplain, will present a program: “Sea Stories from an Old Salt.” Make your $12 per person lunch reservations with Erma Dean (480) 839-4657, or with a 50+ caller. Visitors, members, friends...all are welcome! Donate Books - United Methodist Women will have a Used Book Sale on Saturday, March 9. We are collecting novels, mysteries, biographies, children’s books, non-fiction. No magazines or textbooks, please. Place your books in the box in the narthex or in the church office on weekdays. 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 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 the names of “Connections” members for you to contact. Koinonikos - The March issue of the Dayspring newsletter is now available for pick-up in the narthex for those who have chosen that option. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is March 15 and will include events in the month of April.

Life Line Screenings

On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Dayspring will be partnering with Life Line Screening to provide preventative health screenings. These non-invasive, inexpensive and painless ultrasound tests help identify the risk for stroke, vascular diseases and osteoporosis early enough for your physician to begin preventative procedures. The screenings take 60 - 90 minutes. The compete Wellness Package which includes the Stroke/Carotid Artery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ankle Brachial Index (hardening of the arteries), and Osteoporosis screening ranges from $129 to $139. Sign up for the Complete Wellness plus Heart Rhythm Package (which includes the atrial fibrillation screening) and pay only $139-$149. Appointment spaces are limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up now by calling 1-888-653-6441.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - The Second 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 12:00 PM - Sr. High Fellowship Group, Room 110 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 202 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 202 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - BSA Badge Meeting, Room 202 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 6:00 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room - Run 4 God, Room 112 - Yoga, Media Center 7:00 PM - DayStar, Choir Room - Finance Committee Meeting, Adult Room WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 10:00 AM - Disciple 1, Room 112 11:00 AM - Prayer Shawl Ministry, Room 112 5:30 PM - Wednesday Evening Fellowship Dinner, Fellowship Hall 5:45 PM - Esperanza, Choir Room - Sprouts, Room 201 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, FEBRUARY 28 9:00 AM - Bible Study with Pastor George, Adult Room 6:30 PM - Stephen Ministry Training, Room 112 FRIDAY, MARCH 1 5:30 PM - Pillow Talk with My Bible, Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM - PFLAG, Adult Room, Room 112 SATURDAY, MARCH 2 8:00 AM - United Methodist Men, Adult Room SUNDAY, MARCH 3 - The Third Sunday in Lent 8:00 AM - Spring Blood Drive, Bloodmobile in Parking Lot 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room 10:30 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Contemporary Issues, Adult Room - Jr. High and Sr. High Worship Together, Sanctuary 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 202 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Media Center - AA Teen Meeting, Room 202

. . . 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

Feb. 24 Bulletin