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THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS Sunday, May 06, 2018 Musica Gloria Rehearsal YA Leadership Council Meeting GS Bridging & Awards Ceremony GS Bridging & Awards Reception My Fair Lady, in concert Bells Aflame Youth Handbell Choir Rehearsal Youth Choir Rehearsal Disciple 2 International Missions Committee Meeting Sunday Night Live Men's Bible Study HS Sophomore Girls Small Group Monday, May 07, 2018 Fitness Classes PALS Women's Choir Rehearsal Fitness Classes Adult Handbell Choir Rehearsal Women's AA Tuesday, May 08, 2018 Junior Boys Small Group Fitness Classes Christian Yoga UMW Bible Study Eschatology In Daniel UMW - Next Steps Group Pickleball UMW Spiritual Growth Circle Cub Scout Pack Meeting Young Adult Kickball Book Club UMW Working Women's Network Meeting Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Fit 4 Christ Fitness Classes Restored, Finding Redemtpion in our mess. Li'l Lambs Rehearsal Promise Kids Tone Chimes Rehearsal Cherub Boys and Girls Rehearsal Carol Choir Rehearsal Grace Kids Crusader Choir Rehearsal Mid-Week Moments Communion Service High School Bible Study Faith Focus Ladies Bible Study Faith Focus Men's Bible Study Restored, Finding Redemption in our Mess Chancel Choir Rehearsal Youth Praise Band Practice Thursday, May 10, 2018 Emmaus Reunion Group Seniorcizers Christian Yoga Alzheimer/Dementia American Legion Post 134 Fitness Classes Bridge Dunwoody UMC Knitting After Hours Friday, May 11, 2018 Fitness Classes Hall of Famers Monthly Breakfast Mtg. Men's AA Saturday, May 12, 2018 Spring SoccerFest

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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, 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 Prayer Line: 770-671-8239 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

6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 6, 2018 11:05 A.M.

A Dynamic Christian Community of Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ! 1548 Mt. Vernon Road | Dunwoody, GA |

Traditional Worship THE GATHERING Prelude

Preludes from DUMC Youth Catherine Hanks, piano; Sarah Williams, oboe; Peter Dixon, piano; Claire Mutert, piano

Chiming of the Hour


We Are Called


Youth Choir; David Doolittle, piano; Sarah MacElroy, guitar; Ashby Moomaw, guitar; Ivy Catherine Rogers, guitar

*Call to Worship

Claire Mutert

Leader: In all times and in all places, God is with us People: God’s love flows over and around us, lifting us in hope. Leader: Shout for Joy! People: Sing Praises to God! All: Lord, make us ready to serve you. Amen.

My Hope Is Built


*Youth Affirmation of Faith

Kathryn Penn We believe that God is almighty and all-loving. We believe that service is important and that we are all called to mission. We believe in relationship-building because we are the body of Christ. We believe in the truth of the Bible and seek understanding through the study and application of Holy Scripture. We believe that our church family is a significant part of our lives. We believe that Jesus came into this world as a sign of God's love and to show us the way to live life eternally in the Spirit. This is what we believe. 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 Concerns and Celebrations of the Congregation

and their families are invited to the Class of 2018 Graduation Celebration and Luncheon. Contact

information, contact or 770542-1661.

Sports and Leisure Summer Camps Registration Open! Most camps run MondayThursday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., including Challenger British Soccer, Basketball All Stars, Creative Kids Art and Kids in the Kitchen. Open to the community. Camp after care available daily until 5:00 p.m. To register, visit leisure or, contact Boys Summer Basketball League Four-week season begins June 26. Open to boys in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade (2017-18 school year). Weekly practices/games on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Contact or visit for details.

New Pictorial Directory Save the date! June 5 - 16. It's time to have your picture taken for our new pictorial directory. Sign up online at: More information coming soon.

PERFORMING ARTS My Fair Lady May 6 at 3:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Join us for an afternoon of musical theatre! Featuring Eliza Doolittle (Emily Decker), Henry Higgins (Robert Edwards) and an excellent ensemble directed by George Fox. Tickets are $15 online at, or available at the door.


PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING *Processional Hymn #368

Red, White and Broadway June 24, 4:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall. Our annual summer concert features selections from hit Broadway shows including West Side Story, Ragtime and Les Misérables. For more

Kate Duffy

Summer Camp 2018 Children ages 2 – 5 Kindergarten, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday, June 4 – Aug 9 (except the week of June 11 and July 2. Camps are open to both members and non-members. $150 per week, per child. Drop in is open during the summer camp for ages 6 mths – 2 yrs. (limited spots). Contact to register.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Children’s Choir Musical Wednesday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary. DUMC Children's Choirs and Tone Chimes will present "Soul on Fire" to share the Good News with the World! Summer Bible Olympics Sundays, May 27 - August 5, 9:55 a.m., Gym. Get ready for K-5 Summer Bible Olympics. We need two older youth and adult volunteers per week. No preparation necessary - just show up with a smile! Sign up at VBS and God Squad Registration June 11 - 14. VBS (Pre-K - rising 3rd grade)/God Squad (rising 4th - 6th grades) registration is now open. Visit

YOUTH MINISTRY Pastoral Prayer and Lord's Prayer #895

Graduating Seniors May 6, 12:15 p.m., Youth Area. Graduating Seniors


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Sunday School - 9:55 a.m., Young Adult Suite. Classes range from college students and recent grads to singles and married couples.

FIFTY FIVE PLUS 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. New Friends Monday May 14, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Los Rancheros. Reservations due by noon, May 12. New Friends is a group of widowed (men and women) that meet for lunch on the second Monday of each month. To RSVP, please contact Betty Moreland at 770-641-8519. Seniorcizer Summer Recess The class will be suspended for the summer. The last class will be on May 24 and resuming September 13.

Announcements | May 6, 2018 Complete details at Join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Sign up to receive our weekly eConnections.

MINISTRY HIGHLIGHT - YOUTH SUNDAY All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose he has given them. -Oswald Chambers

For many, middle school and high school can feel like time in the wilderness. So much is changing, there is a lot to learn and keep up with, and we are trying to figure out how to fit in with the crowd and yet still be ourselves. In the midst of this wilderness journey, God does something extraordinary. God calls us, names us, and gives us purpose. DUMC is blessed to be filled with youth who are discovering this call to discipleship and beginning to live out their mission of being leaders in the church and servants of Christ in the world. Today we celebrate the gifts that God has given them and give thanks to the One who brings us out of the wilderness and into the land of promise.

WORSHIP Mother's Day Slideshow If you have pictures of your mom or wife that you would like displayed, then please send them to or submit hard copies to the church office by today, Sunday, May 6.

MISSIONS Hightower Homework Club Summer Camp DUMC is responsible for crafts and volunteers for the weeks of June 4-8 and July 9-13. The camp hours are 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., daily. To help, contact Video Game Addiction in Youth Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., Wesley Room. DUMC hosts Dr. Laklieshia Izzard Ed.D, LPC, NCC, ACS, and author of “Faith Inspiration Therapy." Join us for a light dinner and learn how to help your children with video game addiction - it's real! Sponsored by our UMCH Foster Care ministry. To RSVP please contact Rosemary Watts at Atlanta Community Food Bank Wednesday May 9, 8:30 a.m., under the Wiley and Linda Stephens portico. We will be back to the church around 12:15 p.m. Transportation is provided. For additional information, call Alan Shinn 770-849-0719 or email

SUPPORT GriefShare Wednesday, June 6 for 13 weeks (excluding July 4), 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Room 253. Group designed to help those who have lost loved ones, no matter when, navigate the ups and downs of grief in a confidential, caring manner. Comprised of a video,

group discussion and a personal workbook. Cost is $15. Contact JoAnn Akers at 678-352-8334 or 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, or 678-352-8334. Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group Second Thursday of the month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Wesley Room. If you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer's or any of the other dementias, such as vascular or Parkinson's dementia, there is a confidential caring support group. Contact JoAnn Akers, or 678-352-8334.

FELLOWSHIP Wednesday Night Supper Make weekly reservations via a pew card, email to or phone 770-5421663 by noon each Monday. Reformation Tour September 10-19. Spots still available. Register by June 1. Rev. Dan and Carol Brown and Revs. David and Joy Melton lead a tour of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Contact Rev. David Melton or Mary Celeste Llaurador, 770-394-0675. Visual Arts in the Library Visual Arts in the Library presents "Summer in Nantucket," a collection of works by Susan Anderson. The exhibit will be on display early May through the end of June. Join us in the library on May 6, after any of the three worship services, for an informal meet and greet with our featured artist.

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.


The Storm Is Passing Over

Tindley, arr. Baker

Youth Choir; David Doolittle, piano

*Scripture Lesson

Senior Reflections

Isaiah 43

Presley Bouton page 884

Meg Ackemann, Cammy Fancher, Caleb Sparks

THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER Invitation Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

Prayer of Confession Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Promise of Pardon Leader: Hear the good news; Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! People: In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen.


The Great Thanksgiving Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Leader: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them up to the Lord. Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. Leader: It is right and a good and joyful thing... People:

Invitation to Christian Discipleship *Hymn of Dedication #393

Spirit of the Living God


*Charge and Benediction *Response Hymn #431 *Postlude

Let There Be Peace on Earth Solfeggietto


Ivy Catherine Rogers, piano * 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 Brannon Anthony—Head Usher, Rick Carr, Andy Drexler, Karen Drexler, Press Hall, Jerry Maddox, Charles Pittard, Ken Rice, Joe Seegars, Linda Podger-Williams, Jim A. Williams

Leader: Holy are you and blessed is your son Jesus Christ... People:

Acolytes Katherine Lamback, Samuel Lamback, Charlie Turner, Bradley Williams Leader: Pour out your Holy Spirit on us gathered here… People:

CONCERNS AND CELEBRATIONS Baptism Blake Rodney Schreckengost, son of Jen and Brent Schreckengost. (Morning Prayer and Communion Service)

Giving of the Bread and Cup Psallite


Bells Aflame Youth Handbell Choir

Hymn 618 Hymn 402

Let Us Break Bread Lord I Want to Be a Christian


Prayer Concerns Ben Bailey, Brian DeChant, Dana Ellingson, Delaine Frontier, Norene Garrett, Barbara Giametta, Press Hall, Bob Hallenberg, Lois Kroeger, Rev. Melton McNeill, Sherri Odom, Molly Patrick, Gertrude Prager, Sharon Stout, Dot Yates, Joyce Wray

Christian Sympathy Dwight and Anna Plyler on the death of her father, Karl Crandall; grandfather of Caroline and Elizabeth, on April 2, 2018.

Congratulations Jerry and Cady Carnes on the birth of their granddaughter, Lenny Grace Jones, born April 15, 2018, the parents are Ethan and Caroline Jones.

5-6-2018 Traditional Worship Bulletin  
5-6-2018 Traditional Worship Bulletin