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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

March 27, 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 27, 2011

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 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: God is waiting for us People: With a tender heart and a searching question.

Pastor: God is ready for us People: With truth and wisdom from a deep well. Pastor: God is blessing us People: With springs of living water. Pastor: God is sending us People: To sing, and pray, and witness every day. All: Let us praise and worship God. *THE OPENING PRAYER *HYMN OF PRAISE Hymnal #166 “All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine” SPECIAL MUSIC 9:00 - “We Give You Glory” by Jeremy Camp, arr. Brian Green The Genesis Choir 10:30 - “Don’t Make a Monkey Out of Me” by Rodney Griffin The Sunshine Singers 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 AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Pastor: Let us affirm our faith in God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We dare to believe: that God is the God of all the earth, both the living and the dead; that God has revealed the divine nature in Jesus Christ, in order that we may follow his teachings, and come to eternal life; that the Spirit of God is in this place today, inviting us to a greater commitment of our lives

and bestowing the power to live in that commitment; that the Church, for all its shortcomings, is still called to love those who are loved by God and to call to fellowship and forgiveness those who walk in sin and darkness; that the world of our immediate vision is but a poor shadow of the world that is to be, where Christ reigns as Lord of Lords and God is All in All. 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 - “Child of God” by Mark Hayes The Celebration Singers 10:30 - “O Love Devine” by Franklin D. Ashdown 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” THE COMMUNITY AT PRAYER (in unison) God, we come to You, from the grinding routines of life that enslave us, from the battles of life that burden us, from the haste of life that wears us out, from the confusion of life that frightens us. We come to You, for You have the power to take us from darkness into light, from chaos to order,

from aimlessness to direction. God, in the experience of worship, turn us again in the direction of Your Kingdom, stir us again with the mission You have given us, point us again to the doing of Your work on earth. As we spend this time with each other, push us out of complacency into concern, fill us with joy to celebrate being alive, lead us from where we are to where we can yet be. Amen. THE LORD’S PRAYER THE OLD TESTAMENT READING

Hymnal #895 Exodus 17:1-7

THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY *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 “Fill My Cup, Lord” THE GOSPEL READING THE SERMON

Hymnal #641

John 4:5-42 Rev. George Smoot

“Answering the Questions”


Hymnal #419 “I Am Thine, O Lord”

*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 *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: Carol Coleman

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 - Gary Law 10:30 - Dick & Meredith Oldenburg Acolytes This Morning: 9:00 - Patrick Carr 10:30 - Sierra Poritt THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING are given by Jason & Heather Mork, in loving honor of Dillon’s 3rd birthday. THE FOOD BASKET ON THE ALTAR THIS MORNING is given by The Buttram Family, in loving memory of Philip Watanabe. 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 Family of Hazel Hamilton, at the death of Hazel on March 18 in Phoenix Frankie Vasquez and the Members of his Church, at the death of their Pastor, Claudio Martin, on March 19 Rev. Michael Kelley, healing following surgery on March 21 Polly Smith, awaiting results of a bone marrow biopsy Maxine Louder, mother of Jerry Smith, healing following knee replacement surgery on March 22 Harrison & Carolyn Lee, at the death of Carolyn’s mother, Pauline Stringfied, on March 14 in Illinois Rev. Jane Tews, healing at home following surgery on March 17 Louise Jonas, healing at Park Regency Care Center from a dislocated hip 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 20, 2011 576

GIFTS Offering received March 20, 2011 $19,423



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 or (480) 838-1446. Koinonikos - The April issue of the Dayspring newsletter is now available for pick up in the narthex for those who have chosen that option. Pillow Talk - It’s not too late for 3 rd - 6th graders to sign up for Pillow Talk, to be held on April 1st and 2nd. Registration forms are available in the Church Office. Contact for more information. Family Promise - Dayspring hosted Family Promise from March 20-27. Tablecloths, towels and linens used during the week need to be washed. Volunteers are needed to grab a cloth bag of laundry from the courtyard, wash the bag and its contents, and return it to the church office under the Family Promise box. Thank you so much for your help! Dayspring Youth Ministry (DYM): * All Church Picnic: There is no Formation or Confirmation today so that all youth can help with our All Church Picnic which will be held on the east side of Waggoner Park beginning at 11:30A.M. Beginning at 10:00A.M., both Formation classes will join together with the United Methodist Men to get tables, grilles, and everything else set up at the park. See you all there! * Flamingo Flocking is coming: Our final (and most funfilled) Sierra Service Project fundraiser will be held Friday, April 8 from 8:00PM - midnight. We will again be delivering flamingos to unsuspecting recipients, under cover of darkness. We need your help, so please sign-up in the Youth rooms. Explorer’s Class new series: “Jesus: The Meaning of His Life and Death” begins this morning at 9:00 a.m. in the Adult Room. This 4-week series will deal with the following topics: 3/27 - Original Sin and how it is related to the Atonement; 4/3 - Jesus’ Program; “The Kingdom of God”; 4/10 - Who killed Jesus? The Jews, the Romans, All of us?; 4/17 - The Atonement: Various interpretations of this important doctrine. Jane Baker will facilitate. Contemporary Issues - 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. 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 27 - Windy City Café - SE corner of Elliot and McClintock. 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. Koinonikos Schedule - The next deadline date for the newsletter is April 15, and will include events in the month of May.

Used Book Sale Saturday, April 9, 7:00 a.m. to Noon Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Fellowship Hall Hundreds of novels, mysteries, biographies, children’s books, non-fiction, religion, cookbooks, health, travel, and more! also Unique Greeting Cards recycled, painted, dried flowers, quilted Brought to you by the United Methodist Women Proceeds to support mission projects

OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU THIS WEEK AT DAYSPRING SUNDAY, MARCH 27 - The 3rd Sunday in Lent 9:00 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Explorer’s Class, Adult Room 10:00 AM - Formation Classes Meet to Set-up Picnic 10:30 AM - Worship - Children’s Sunday School - Contemporary Issues, Adult Room 11:30 AM - All-Church Picnic at Waggoner Park 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 28 10:00 AM - Monday Morning Moms & Dads, Room 111 7:00 PM - BSA Troop 172, Fellowship Hall - Disciple II, Room 112 - Tour Choir, Choir Room TUESDAY, MARCH 29 8:45 AM - Yoga, Media Center 12:00 PM - Brown Bag Lunch, Room 112 5:30 PM - Dayspring Chimers, Choir Room 6:00 PM - Yoga, Media Center 6:30 PM - Daystar, Choir Room 7:00 PM - Justice Study, Room 112 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 5:45 PM - Esperanza Choir, Choir Room 6:00 PM - Cherub Choir, Adult Room - Sprouts, Room 201 - Sunshine Singers, Media Center 6:30 PM - Celebration Singers, Choir Room 7:00 PM - Genesis Choir, Media Center 7:30 PM - Chorale, Choir Room

THURSDAY, MARCH 31 7:00 PM - Church & Society Meeting, Room 203 FRIDAY, APRIL 1 5:30 PM - Pillow Talk, Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM - PFLAG, Room 112 SATURDAY, APRIL 2 8:00 AM - United Methodist Men, Adult Room 8:30 AM - Chorale Concert Prep, Sanctuary SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - The 4thSunday 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 - College Age Group, Meet in Sanctuary 1:30 PM - Confirmation, Room 111 4:00 PM - Alcoholics Anonymous, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 5:10 PM - Al-Anon, Fellowship Hall - AA Teen Meeting, Room 110 7:00 PM - Musikabend, featuring music by Felix Mendelssohn; Dayspring Chorale, Soloists and Orchestra

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.

Dayspring United Methodist Church 1365 East Elliot Road • Tempe, Arizona 85284-1608 (480) 838-1446

Mar. 27 Bulletin  

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

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