THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Sunday, February 11, 2018 National Charity Leaque Mother/Daughter Tea 2:00PM Bells Aflame Youth Handbell Choir Rehearsal 4:15PM Youth Choir Rehearsal 5:00PM Disciple 2 5:00PM Sunday Night Live 5:30PM Monday, February 12, 2018 Fitness Classes 8:00AM PALS 8:00AM Women's Choir Rehearsal 11:00AM Family, Living, and Giving UMW Circle 11:00AM VFW Post 10822 Luncheon 11:00AM Fitness Classes 12:30PM Chess Club @DUMC 4:30PM Adult Handbell Choir Rehearsal 6:30PM SPRC Meeting 6:30PM 2018 International Missions Information Session 7:00PM Women's AA 7:00PM Stephen Ministry 7:00PM Balancing Act Monthly Meeting 7:00PM Girl Scout Leader Meeting 7:00PM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Fitness Classes 7:30AM Christian Yoga 9:30AM Family Meal Coach Workshop 9:30AM UMW Serving & Sharing 9:30AM WOW Bible Study 9:45AM Breaking The Code 10:00AM UMW - Next Steps Group 11:00AM Fitness Classes 12:30PM Pryme Tymers Valentine Dinner and Entertainment 6:00PM UMW Spiritual Growth Circle 6:30PM UMW Working Women's Network Circle Meeting 7:00PM Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Fit 4 Christ 6:30AM Fitness Classes 8:00AM Atlanta Community Food Bank 8:30AM WOW Restless - Because You Were Made for More 9:45AM Disciple 1 Fast Track 10:00AM Li'l Lambs Rehearsal 4:30PM Promise Kids 4:30PM Tone Chimes Rehearsal 5:00PM Cherub Boys and Girls Rehearsal 5:00PM Carol Choir Rehearsal 5:00PM Grace Kids 5:00PM Wednesday Night Supper 5:30PM Musica Gloria Rehearsal 6:15PM Crusader Choir Rehearsal 6:15PM Ash Wednesday Service 6:30PM Divorce Care 6:30PM Divorce Care for Kids 6:30PM Faith Focus Wed Night Ladies Bible Study 7:00PM Lenten Study 7:00PM Disciple 1 Fast Track 7:00PM Faith Focus Men's Bible Study 7:00PM Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7:00PM Thursday, February 15, 2018 Christian Yoga 9:30AM World War II Roundtable 11:00AM The Church Network 11:30AM Fitness Classes 12:30PM NAMI Basics 6:30PM Knitting 7:00PM Great Decisions 7:00PM Friday, February 16, 2018 Fitness Classes 8:00AM Men's AA 6:30PM
WELCOME FIRST-TIME GUESTS We are glad you are here and have a small gift for you. Please stop by the Welcome Desk outside of the Sanctuary or in the Activities Building lobby this morning. For more about joining Dunwoody UMC, contact Rev. David Melton, 770-394-0675, firstname.lastname@example.org. Paths by which you can join:
Transfer of Letter … when you have been a member of another church
Profession of Faith … when you have been baptized but have not actually joined a church
Profession of Faith and Baptism … when you have neither joined a church nor been baptized
DUNWOODY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 1548 Mt. Vernon Road Dunwoody, GA 30338 Phone: 770-394-0675 After Hours: 770-542-1667 email@example.com www.dunwoodyumc.org Prayer Line: 770-671-8239 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday Senior Pastor: Rev. Dan Brown Associate Pastors: Rev. Josh Amerson, Rev. Kathy Brockman, Rev. Jenna Kennedy, Rev. David Melton, Rev. Sonny Walden Organ: Mary Ruth Solem Audio Visual: Ed Trundle
LAST SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY FEBRUARY 11, 2018 11:05 A.M.
A Dynamic Christian Community of Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ! 1548 Mt. Vernon Road | Dunwoody, GA | www.dunwoodyumc.org
Traditional Worship THE GATHERING Prelude
Prelude on "O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair" (Hymn 258) Willan Earth and All Stars Johnson, arr. Burkhardt, Wallace
Chiming of the Hour Introit
Luke 6:31 Ask, Seek, Knock
*Call to Worship Pastor: It is good for us to be here, gathered before our Lord. People: We have come to behold the Christ, whose light shines throughout the world. Pastor: Make us ready to hear your voice, O God; People: And inspire us, your church, to follow you, and you alone.
PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING *Processional Hymn #545 *Affirmation of Faith #881
The Church's One Foundation
AURELIA The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*Gloria Patri #71
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.
Words of Welcome Children’s Moment Children ages Kindergarten – second grade are invited to exit after the Children’s Moment to go to the Library for Foundations and Traditions, a worship-readiness class.
SPORTS AND LEISURE MINISTRY
Pickleball Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Gym. Join us for Pickleball, a great way to be active and social for all ages. All equipment is provided. All levels welcome. Don't know how to play? Our regular Pickleballers will be happy to teach you. Open to the community. Free. Family Meal Coach Workshop Tuesday, February 13, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Wesley Room, Activities Building 2nd Floor. Join us for a FREE workshop by Nancy Anderson, registered dietitian, mom of four and founder of Family Meal Coach. We will discuss practical solutions to your family’s everyday nutrition problems.
Women of Grace Dinner Monday, February 26, 6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Anne Beiler, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, discusses her memoir, Twist of Faith, and shares her personal journey with us. Seat sales available Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. outside the Fellowship Hall and on Sundays from 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. outside the Parlor. Contact Valerie Scott, email@example.com
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY VBS Preview Party/Family Movie Night February 23, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Young Adult Suite. Join us for Pocahontas and preview of this year’s VBS. Stay for face painting, crafts, popcorn and get your pic at our photo booth with the real Pocahontas. Meet our VBS mascot, Romper the River Otter and sing along with Ms. Cindy to some VBS songs. Pajamas welcome, bring your sleeping bags, blankets & pillows. Consignment Sale volunteer shoppers can leave kids with us while you shop, then join in the fun once you're done! Register at dunwoodyumc.org/children. VBS/God Squad 2018 -Rolling River Rampage June 11-14, 2018 Registration is OPEN! Please visit the DUMC website; click the VBS/God Squad link on the calendar page to register. Select "add additional" upon initial completion to register for multiple children/programs.
YOUTH MINISTRY Middle School Mission Trip Informational Meeting February 11, 9:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. This year our middle school students visit Birmingham, AL for service projects and learning about the city. Contact Montana with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY www.facebook.com/DUMCYA Sunday School - 9:55 a.m., Young Adult Suite. Classes range from college students and recent grads to singles and married couples. Kickball - Sign up now for spring kickball. Games at Hammond Park on Tuesday nights starting in March. Email DUMCYA@gmail.com for more info.
UMW Mission Study March 7 and March 14, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wesley Room. Living as a Covenant Community is a UMW mission study facilitated by Rev. Kathy Brockman. Learn how through the divine covenants made by God with our ancestors, and thus with us will transform our faith and our lives. For more information contact JoAnn Akers at email@example.com. United Methodist Women Highlight: New Horizons In Christ A UMW small group for empty nesters both working and not working, invites you to join them! This year’s highlights include volunteering at MedShare to package medical supplies for different countries, preparing rice bags for the Holiday Festival, assisting with VBS preparations, our annual Christmas party, a pottery party, and a night out with friends. Contact Sharon Conway at 770633-0556 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the next meeting.
FIFTY FIVE PLUS Retiring on Your Own Terms Tuesday, February 20, Wesley Room. We will discuss the worries, dreams and timeline and look to the future of your retirement, in terms of financial confidence. Bill Grubbs, CFP®, APMA®, is a financial advisor specializing in retirement planning. Contact Kathy Brockman at 770-542-1677 or email@example.com for more information. Seniorcizers Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Aerobics Room. Free, co-ed exercise class for all levels of fitness. Low impact movements, stretching, balance and strength work. No reservation required. Call our certified instructor, Jean Kennedy, 770-804-1202.
Announcements | February 11, 2018 Complete details at www.dunwoodyumc.org. Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sign up to receive our weekly eConnections.
Annual Estimate of Giving Needed Your annual giving supports DUMC’s ongoing ministries, missions and operating budget. When each member or household provides an estimate of giving for the year, the church can more accurately predict how much money will be available to support our operating budget. Every size gift is important and helps us impact even more lives. If you’ve returned your card, thank you for your commitment. If you haven’t returned your card, please prayerfully consider what your 2018 estimate of giving will be. You can return your estimate of giving card to the church office, place it in the offering plate or complete it online at dunwoody.umc.org/estimate2018 by February 25.
Lenten Study Wednesdays, beginning February 21, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wesley Room. Join Rev. Josh Amerson in a study of Walter Brueggmann’s devotional guide, A Way Other Than Our Own, through this season of Lent. To reserve a spot, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. An Evening with Adam Hamilton Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Adam Hamilton, renowned author and senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection, presents his new book, Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Troubled Times. Register at dunwoodyumc.org/unafraid. Cost is $16, which includes the book. Childcare is available through reservation only.
WORSHIP Ash Wednesday Service February 14, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary Acolyte Ministry The acolyte ministry is open to late elementary children and youth. Consider joining this special team! Contact Elizabeth Lamback, email@example.com. Easter Lily Ordering Order an Easter Lily in honor or in memory of someone to be displayed during worship Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The deadline to order is Sunday, March 4, 2018. The cost is $10 each. Visit our website to order and pay online. Contact Mary Ruffin at 770-542-1675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MISSIONS International Missions Information Meeting February 12, 7:00 p.m., Wesley Room. Hear details about 2018 mission trips and sign up. Travel to Costa Rica July 28 - August 4 or travel to Guatemala August 18 -25. For more information, contact email@example.com. Atlanta Food Bank February 14, 8:30 a.m., meet under the Portico to carpool. Share your love this Valentine's Day with a trip to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to package food. Return around 12:30 p.m. Contact Alan Shinn, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details. Spring Consignment Sale Saturday, February 24, Gym. All consigned items (except large items) will be donated at the end of the sale, and consignors will now receive 75% of their sales. Contact email@example.com with questions.
SUPPORT Grief and Loss Support Group Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Room 253. This group is designed to help those who have lost loved ones, no matter when that might have occurred. Contact JoAnn Akers with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-3528334. Stephen Ministry You can play an important role in our Stephen Ministry because you may know of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, or relative who is going through a difficult time who could benefit from the support of a Stephen Minister. Call Pat DeBolt, 770396-6836, to connect with our Stephen Ministers. DivorceCare Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Parlor. DivorceCare is a small group which supports those who are dealing with a divorce. DivorceCare for Kids, ages 5 through 12, runs concurrently in Room 241. Nursery for children 5 and under is available by calling in advance, 770-542-1645. Contact Cathy Wright for more information at 404-509-6656 or at email@example.com.
FELLOWSHIP Wednesday Night Supper 2/14 Entrees: Dijon Chicken, Fried Fish Make weekly reservations via a pew card, email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 770-542 -1663 by noon each Monday. Thursday Afternoon Bridge Group Second and fourth Thursdays, 12:45 - 3:15 p.m., Young Adult Suite. All are welcome. Contact Alan Raby, 770-393-3293.
Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation Silent Prayer Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD Giving of the Tithe and Offering One of the highest privileges we have as Christians is to respond to God’s grace by financially supporting the mission and ministry of Christ’s church. Through your gifts, lives are touched.
Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate)
Laura Anne Cotney, soprano
*Doxology #95 *Scripture Lesson Anthem
Mark 9:2-9 Built On The Rock The Church Doth Stand
Chancel Choir Built on the Rock, the church doth stand, even when steeples are falling; crumbled have spires in ev’ry land, bells still are chiming and calling, calling the young and old to rest. But above all the soul distrest, longing for rest everlasting. We are God’s house of living stones, builded for his habitation; He through baptismal grace us owns heirs of His wondrous salvation. Were we but two His name to tell, yet he would deign with us to dwell, with all His grace and His favor. Here stands the font before our eyes telling how God did receive us; the altar recalls Christ’s sacrifice and what his table doth give us; here sounds the Word that doth proclaim Christ yesterday, today, the same, yea, and for aye our Redeemer. Amen.
Rev. Dan Brown
CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS Prayer Concerns
Ben Bailey, Brian DeChant, Betsy Gentry, Delaine Dinsmore Frontier, Bob Hallenberg, Lossie Harrell, Alberta Peterson, Melina Petriccione, Shirley Sheppard, Sharon Stout
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
Christian Sympathy *Hymn of Dedication #451
Be Thou My Vision
*Charge and Benediction *Response Hymn #431
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Barbara and Dick Derrick on the death of her mother, Naomi Simmons; grandmother of Emily and Katie on February 1, 2018. Andrew and Mie Brunson on the death of his mother, Jacquelyn Coppedge Brunson; grandmother of Sean and Kenneth on February 4, 2018.
Rosebud on the Altar In honor of Jack Christian Kaiser, son of Joe and Kimberly Kaiser, born on January 25, 2018.
* Stand as you are able. Please silence mobile and electronic devices while in the Sanctuary. Hearing devices are available in the Narthex from any member of our usher team.
ASSISTING TODAY Ushers John Campbell â€“ Head Usher, Celeste Cornwell, Rick Freeman, Armand Glassman, Russell Henderson, Lynn Knight, Wray Russell, Bob Webb Acolytes Lexy Faklaris, Will Jamieson, Jacob Menefee, Charlie Turner