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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 12, 2010


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 12, 2010

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 unse die Stimme” 1685-1750

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

CHORAL 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 *THE HYMN OF PRAISE “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Hymnal #240

THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE 9:00 - The Dan & Arlene Helt Family 10:30 - Kris & Dana Kroeger 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. ANTHEM Dennis and Nan Allen “Fear Not” from Fear Not Factor The Sunshine Singers and Genesis Choir A TIME FOR OUR CHILDREN (As Children ages 2 through 5th grade leave for Sunday School, please join in singing Hymn #217) “Away in a Manger”

Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer) CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER Arr. by Mack Wilberg “Away In a Manger” THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER (in unison) Magnificent God, look upon us with your loving favor. Shine upon us with the light of your wisdom. Strengthen us in our weakness, that we might know the power of your love. Scatter us in our pride, that we might learn the humility of servanthood. Forgive us when we weaken others, and forget your place in our lives. Lift us up when we are disheartened, and nourish us with your abundant grace. Help us, O Promised One of Israel, to be your people and to serve your world. Help us to live as an Advent people, hopefully expectant, and patiently diligent, that we may bring your realm to this earth. We pray in the name of Christ, who gave us this prayer: THE LORD’S PRAYER

Hymnal #895


Isaiah 35:1-10

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY 9:00 - “Child of the Light” by Russell Nagy The Celebration Singers

THE OFFERTORY (con’t) 10:30 - “The Gift” 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 “Angels We Have Heard on High” THE GOSPEL READING

Hymnal #238

Matthew 11:2-11

THE SERMON Rev. Jane Tews “Are There Any Questions?” 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 HYMN

Hymnal #224 “Good Christian Friends, Rejoice”

*THE BENEDICTION *BENEDICTION RESPONSE “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! Greeters This Morning: 9:00 - Ruth, Mark, Nate & Emma Boyle 10:30 - Dick & Meredith Oldenburg Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Lucia Butler 10:30 - Audrey Butler THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Sam & Katie Geanetta, in loving honor of Rochelle’s 2nd birthday. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by Joe & Bonny Sloane in loving memory of Bonny’s father, Walter Jerousek. 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, or Elizabeth Winkler, (480) 456-6573, 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 The Stanton Family, friends of Kaitlin Townsend, at the passing of their mother, Lynn The Berg Family, friends of the Juetten and Carr families, at the passing of Beth Berg Jack Reid, father of John Reid, recovering from knee replacement surgery on Dec. 6 Justin Oliver, son of Rick & Susan Oliver, healing following hip replacement surgery on Dec. 9 Ian McAlpine, son of Kathie McAlpine, who leaves for Army Basic Training and OCS in January Karen Eaton, friend of Dylon Adams, undergoing chemotherapy Kathy O’Brien, friend of the McLane Family, for strength and healing while fighting bone cancer Winona Salomon, friend of Bob & Sally Jarus, hospitalized for heart and thyroid problems Lori Rand, healing following surgery for a broken hip Bob Carl, healing at home following hospitalization Ongoing Health Concerns Lori Jarvis, Philana Riherd, Kathy Hamilton, Shirley Hughes, Lisa Benton Reed, The Ellis Family, Warren Gallagher, George Butler, Polly Smith, Chris Hauser, 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 Dec. 5, 2010 665

GIFTS Offering received Dec. 5, 2010 $25,880



ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION. To register for the class, or for more information, contact Carol Coleman at or (480) 838-1446. *Church Conference - Dayspring’s Annual Church Conference will be held this Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 7:00 p.m. Dayspring Friends - A gentle reminder - if you have not already done so, please be sure to turn in your pledge card for 2011. The Finance Committee thanks you! Food Drive Next Sunday! In order for us to deliver the food to Tempe Community Action Agency before Christmas, please bring your food next Sunday, Dec. 19. Bring the usual non-perishable food items. Thanks! 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 form for 2011. Forms are available in the church office, or one can be mailed to you. Thank you! The 2010 Fall Food Drive was a tremendous success! Thanks to all of you, we collected 4060 lbs. of turkeys and boxed/canned food. This will provide 3123 meals for the hungry this holiday season. The United Food Bank wants to thank you for your willingness to give so generously! Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM): * 10:15 - 11:30 - Sr. High in Room 111 * 10:15 - 11:30 - Jr. High in Room 110 * Ice Skating & Christmas Party: DYM will hold their Christmas celebration with ice skating and a white elephant gift exchange Today from 1:00-5:00PM. Skating at Polar Ice in Chandler from 1:00-3:00PM and will return to Dayspring for our Christmas party afterward. Please bring $10 for skating (includes admission and skate rental) and a wrapped gift of no more than $5 value for our white elephant gift exchange. * Confirmation Is Coming: Confirmation classes for youth in seventh grade and higher will begin on Sunday, January 2 at 1:30PM. Information packets and registration forms are available in the church office. The Explorer’s Class continues its series of “Faces of Faith” this morning with a video interview of author and educator, Parker Palmer.

Next week will feature Sister Joan Chitester. Come and gain insights into the faith journeys of these persons of faith. Videos followed by class discussion. 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. The 10:30 Adult Contemporary Issues Class will discuss, “The Ten Commandments.” The Bible tells us that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments on Mt. Sinai. They have a paramount place in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. But what did Jesus say about the Ten Commandments? Are some more important than others? Join us in our discussion. 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 and be part of this fun group. 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. 12 - Olive Garden NW corner of Elliot and Hardy. United Methodist Women - UMW will host its traditional Christmas potluck and 2011 officer installation on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 6:30PM in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a dish to share. Christmas music by the Dayspring Music Ministry will be performed. Members who volunteered to buy gifts for Wesley Community Center children, please bring them unwrapped. Women’s Retreat 2011 - Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 29, and plan to attend this one-day retreat led by Jane Tews, Dorothy Hines, Cheryl Edmonds, and Carol Coleman at the Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale. The cost is $45 which includes breakfast & lunch, and the book, An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor. Sign-up on the patio this morning, or contact Carol Coleman at or (480) 838-1446.

UMOM New Day Center’s Christmas Card Program Your purchase of a UMOM Christmas Card can provide shelter for a homeless person for a night, a week, or a month. Please stop by the UMOM table on Sundays. The cards are also available directly from UMOM at (602) 8890686, or order online at!

“A Taste of Mingus” Cookbook - Mingus Mountain Camp is offering a book called “A Taste of Mingus.” This book celebrates the history, settings, stories and photographs of the camp and also shares true Mingus recipes. The cost is $20 with all of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund to help children and youth attend Mingus Mountain Camp. Copies of the book are available on the patio. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is December 15, and will include events in the month of January.

Christmas Eve Worship at Dayspring 2010 6:00 p.m. - Family Service Music by our Children’s Choirs

8:00 p.m. - Lessons and Carols Music by Celebration Singers & Esperanza

11:00 p.m. - Candlelight Communion Music by Dayspring Chorale and Brass

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 - The Third 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 2:00 PM - Connections, Adult Room 4:00 PM - Children’s Choirs Present “Fear Not Factor”, Sanctuary - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - Alateen, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - Alateen, Room 110 MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 7:00 PM - Disciple II, Room 112 - Trustees, Office Workroom - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 8:45 AM - Yoga, Room 112 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 5:30 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room 6:00 PM - Yoga, Room 112 6:30 PM - DayStar, Choir Room 7:00 PM - All Church Conference, Sanctuary WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 10:00 AM - Advent Bible Study, Adult Room 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sprouts, Fellowship Hall - Sunshine Singers, Not meeting today 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15 (con’t) 7:00 PM - Genesis Choir, Not meeting today 7:30 PM - Chorale, Choir Room THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 6:00 PM - Yoga, Room 112 6:30 PM - United Methodist Women, Fellowship Hall FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 5:00 PM - Parent’s Night Out, Media Center 7:00 PM - DYM College “Welcome Home” Banquet, Adult Room SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 - 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, Fellowship Hall - Alateen, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - Alateen, Room 110 7:00 PM - Adventmusikabend, Sanctuary

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 Susie Seckel, Financial Secretary Mary Sievert, Music Associate Julie Hackmann, Director of Bell Choirs Penny Carpenter, Director of Children’s Music Jackie Miller, Director of Cherub Choir Kris Kroeger, Youth Ministries Coordinator Kay Luzaich, Children’s Coordinator Denise Uhrick, Nursery Coordinator Linda Falk, Preschool Director 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

Dec. 12 Bulletin  

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

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