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
March 20, 2011
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 March 20, 2011
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 The Second Sunday in Lent MUSIC FOR GATHERING
Rev. L. Michael Kelley at the Organ
DAYSPRING NOTES THE PRELUDE Johann Sebastian Bach “O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross” BWV 622 1685-1750 (O Man, Bewail Your Grievous Sin)
THE CHORAL INTROIT 9:00 - “Joyful, Joyful Sing Praise” arr. M. Kelley The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “When Morning Gilds the Skies” by G. Young The Dayspring Chorale
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: From water and the Spirit, life is born. People: Through water and the Spirit, new life begins. Pastor: By water and the Spirit, eternal life is sustained. People: Let us celebrate being born anew in Christ, and worship God! *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE
Hymnal #159 “Lift High the Cross”
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 Elise Madelyn Kaprolet (2-10-11)
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 “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise” (Stanza 1)
*THE AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Pastor: Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is the one true church, apostolic and universal, whose holy faith let us now declare: People: We believe in God the Father, infinite in wisdom, power, and love, whose mercy is over all his works, and whose will is ever directed to his children’s good. We believe in Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of man, the gift of the Father’s unfailing grace, the ground of our hope, and the promise of our deliverance from sin and death. We believe in the Holy Spirit as the divine presence in our lives, whereby we are kept in perpetual remembrance of the truth in Christ, and find strength and help in time of need. We believe that this faith should manifest itself in the service of love as set forth in the example of our blessed Lord, to the end that the kingdom of God may come upon the earth. Amen. *GLORIA PATRI Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. THE ANTHEM 9:00 - “I’ll Sing the Praise of Jesus” by Craig Courtney The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place” by Johannes Brahms The Dayspring Chorale A TIME OF SILENCE (for personal prayer)
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER 9:00 - “Lord, Speak to Me” 10:30 - “Show Me the Way, Lord” by J. Althouse THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER (in unison) Merciful God, you know our strengths and our weaknesses. You know when we most need to listen and when we most need to act. Forgive us for speaking when you need us to be silent. Forgive us for sitting still when you need us to move forward. Wash over us with your mercy and grace, that we may find strength, even in our weakness. Call to us with persistence and trust, that we may answer your call and live as your disciples. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, who gave us this prayer: THE LORD’S PRAYER THE EPISTLE READING
Hymnal #895 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY Arr. Kevin McChesney “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” DayStar *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 “Be Thou My Vision”
THE GOSPEL READING THE SERMON
John 3:1-17 Rev. George Smoot
“What Was the Question?” *THE CLOSING HYMN “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
*THE BENEDICTION *THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE Arr. M. Kelley “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve” The Spirit sends us forth to serve; we go in Jesus’ name to bring glad tidings to the poor, God’s favor to proclaim. *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 “Prelude in G Major” BWV541 *PATIO FELLOWSHIP Please Join Us for Refreshments on the Patio *Those in the congregation who are able shall stand
J. S. Bach 1685-1750
Assisting in the Service This Morning: Carol Coleman The Pianist This Morning: Mary Sievert
“Faith can move mountains, but don’t be surprised if God hands you a shovel.” Unknown
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 - Billy & Glendoris Cheek 10:30 - Becky Sindlinger Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Nathan Glickman 10:30 - Joseph Doty THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Nancy Jamison Dawe in celebration of family and friends. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by Charles & Sheralyn Kaprolet in honor and celebration of their daughter, Elise’s baptism this morning. 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 Harrison & Carolyn Lee, at the death of Carolynâ€™s mother, Pauline Stringfied, on March 14 in Illinois Rev. Jane Tews, healing following surgery on March 17 Louise Jonas, healing at Park Regency Care Center from a dislocated hip The Bowen Family, at the death of Ruth Bowen, daughter-in-law of Dale & Pat Bowen, on March 6 in Vancouver, Washington Gene Larson, healing at home following hospitalization JC Roberson, healing at home following surgery on March 7 Ongoing Health Concerns Barb Porter, Lori Jarvis, Philana Riherd, Kathy Hamilton, Shirley Hughes, Lisa Benton Reed, 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 Attendance for March 13, 2011 601
GIFTS Offering received March 13, 2011 $19,131
ANNOUNCEMENTS BE A PART OF THIS MINISTRY We invite you to explore the Dayspring family by attending our next NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION. For more information, contact Carol Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 838-1446. Food Drive Next Sunday! Please bring any non-perishable food. Always needed: peanut butter & jelly; canned fruit and vegetables; canned meat and meals; dry rice, beans and milk; pasta and sauce. Blood Drive - United Blood Services has their Bloodmobile in the Dayspring parking lot today from 8:00 a.m. until Noon (or later if needed!) for the Spring Blood Drive. If you have not made an appointment but still wish to Give the Gift of Life, they will welcome walk-ins. Thank you! Family Promise - Dayspring will host Family Promise this week beginning today. Volunteers are needed to provide food, cook, spend the night, spend part of the day Saturday with the families, set up and clean up. There are many ways to get involved. Information and sign-ups will be available after both services today in the courtyard. For more information, contact Maria at (480) 636-0963 or MariaRMDHase@yahoo.com 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, Room 111 * All Church Picnic: Next Sunday (March 27) Dayspring Youth and United Methodist Men will sponsor our All Church Picnic which will be held on the east side of Waggoner Park beginning at 11:30A.M.. At 10:15A.M., both Formation classes will join together with the United Methodist Men to get tables, grilles, and everything else set up at the park. Please come dressed appropriately for this work and the picnic which will follow. Flamingo Flocking - DYM is once again offering “Flamingo Flockings”. Flamingos can be sent with messages from you or anonymously and will be delivered to your friend’s yard on the evening of April 8. Look for an insert in the bulletin next week and April 3. Explorer’s Class - The Explorer’s Class on “Theologians Under Hitler” ends today. A new Lenten series, “Jesus: The Meaning of His Life and Death” will begin next Sunday, March 27 and continue through Palm Sunday, April 17. 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. All are welcome. Contemporary Issues - Today at 10:30 a.m. the Contemporary Issues
Class will address the topic: “Jesus, God, the Meaning of the Kingdom, and the Function of the Church.” A video presentation of these topics by a leading theologian will lay the foundation for our class discussion. Today’s leader will be Darvin Miller. Coming Up - The Contemporary Issues Class will discuss “Reclaiming Civil Discourse in America.” Political and civil expression has become intolerant, one sided and unfair. What we hear and read suggests that American discourse has become so toxic as to be totally unproductive. We’ll discuss how we can restore civility to America’s political discourse. The class will be led by Eleonore and George Kerbs. Why Jesus? - The Monday Moms & Dads Group will begin a study of this book by William Willimon on Monday, March 21, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 111. All are welcome to join us! Childcare will be offered with pre-registration. For more information or to pre-register for childcare, contact Carol Coleman at email@example.com or (480) 838-1446. 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”. March 20 - Applebee’s SE corner of Elliot and Auto Plex. Justice Class - During March and April, every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Adult Room, a course on justice will be offered. We have a helpful DVD that practices polite disagreements and careful reflections. Methodism started as a “big tent” religion and justice was in the air of the Industrial Revolution in England. Presented by Craig Carpenter and John Fielden. UMW Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, April 9, at Dayspring. We are seeking book donations: paperbacks, hardbacks, novels, biographies, children’s books, cookbooks, nonfiction, etc. (no textbooks or magazines, please). Please put donations in the boxes located in the narthex or Adult Room. Thank you! Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is April 15, and will include events in the month of May.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, MARCH 20 - The 2nd 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 10:15 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 PM - 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 MONDAY, MARCH 21 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 6:00 PM - Missions Team Meeting, Room 112 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Disciple II, Room 112 - Tour Choir, Choir Room - Venture Crew, Room 110 TUESDAY, MARCH 22 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 5:30 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room 6:30 PM - Daystar, Choir Room 7:00 PM - Justice Study, Room 112 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 (con’t) 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Room 112 - Sprouts, Kitchen - Sunshine Singers, Room 110 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room 7:00 PM - Genesis Choir, Room 110 7:30 PM - Chorale, Choir Room THURSDAY, MARCH 24 FRIDAY, MARCH 25 SATURDAY, MARCH 26 8:30 PM - Chorale Concert Prep, Choir Room SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - The 3rd 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 11:30 AM - All-Church Picnic at Waggoner Park 2:00 PM - Connections, Room 112 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110
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 Penny Carpenter, Director of Children’s Music Jackie Miller, Director of Cherub Choir Kris Kroeger, Youth Ministries Coordinator Kay Luzaich, Children’s Coordinator Lexie Geiger, 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.
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