Braden United Methodist Church 4725 Dorr Street Toledo, OH 43615
Jesus Christ is Lord and whom He sets free is freed indeed. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Wynston E. Dixon, Pastor
BRADEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Communion Sunday May 5, 2013
“Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty”
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hymnal #64 Bro. Lafe Tolliver
*CALL TO WORSHIP Rev. Davis Pastor: Let’s gather today in oneness as brothers and sisters to celebrate God’s gifts. People: We seek for God to rekindle our spirits and to give us strength for our daily lives. Pastor:
Today we will share the bread and cup to remind us of God’s power and love.
God, help us to open our hearts to receive these gifts and give us the strength to walk your path. Amen.
*HYMN OF PRAISE
”My Hope is Built”
OPENING PRAYER MINISTRY OF MUSIC SCRIPTURE READING
Braden Adult Choir Bro. Lafe Tolliver Deuteronomy 6: 1-9 (OT pg.165) John 21: 15-17 (NT Pg. 963)
MINISTRY OF MUSIC
Braden Adult Choir
(At this time children age 3-12 are invited to attend Children’s Church with Sis. Megan Davis in the Y. Robinson Room.) MESSAGE
“Do You Love Jesus?“ Rev. William C. Davis
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP INVITATIONAL MUSIC ”Oh How I Love, Jesus” Hymnal #170 (Persons who desire to unite with the church or rededicate themselves may come forward at this time.)
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison) We do not presume to come to this thy table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold, and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy table. But thou art the same Lord, whose property is always to have mercy. Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to partake of this Sacrament of thy Son Jesus Christ that we may walk in the newness of life, may grow into his likeness, and may evermore dwell in him, and He in us. Amen. WORDS OF ASSURANCE THE GREAT THANKSGIVING The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith. Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. All honor and glory is yours, almighty God, now and forever. Amen. THE 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. BREAKING THE BREAD GIVING THE BREAD AND CUP PRAYER AFTER RECEIVING HOLY COMMUNION Leader:
You have given yourself to us, Lord.
Now we give ourselves for others.
Your love has made us a new people.
As a people of love, we will serve with joy.
Your glory has filled our hearts.
Help us to glorify you in all things.
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES DOXOLOGY SENDING FORTH THE LIGHT
Hymnal #95 The Acolytes
Pastor Dixon Assisting in Worship today: Guest Preacher: Rev. William C. Davis
Liturgist: Bro. Lafe Tolliver; Acolytes: Mary Mitcham & George Robinson, III; Musician: Sis. Glenna Wilson-Barnes; Drummer: Scotty Burns
WELCOME TO BRADEN UM CHURCH! If you are a first time visitor, please introduce yourself, sign one of our visitorâ€™s cards and give to an usher or place it in the offering basket. If you have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Master of your life or do not have a church home, we hope that having heard the word of God, you will come forward to shake hands and fellowship with us.
Thank you to Rev. William Davis for filling the pulpit today while Rev. Dixon is away. Rev. Davis served as Pastor at Braden from 1986-1996 and is now retired. We appreciate him bringing the message and leading our Worship today! Thank you.
Golden Circle . . .the Golden Circle will meet on Thursday, May 9th and Thursday, May 23rd this month. All seniors age 55 and older are welcome to join us for fun and fellowship. First Aid/CPR . . . anyone interested in attending a First Aid/CPR class please contact Lois Lipkins.
Family Information Update/Church Directory. . .We are beginning the process of updating our membership records and will be working on a new directory. If you have not filled out a new family info sheet, please see Tiffany Bishop after church today. We are now using new forms. If you have already turned in your completed form, you do not have to fill out the new form. Thank you!
Happening This Week: May 5—11, 2013 Date Tuesday
Location W. Dixon gym/Fellow. Hall
Bible Study Bible Study
A. Reed Conference Rm. A. Reed Conference Rm.
5:00 5:45 6:00
Aerobics Women’s Day Committee HM Chorus Rehearsal
W. Dixon Gym/Fellow. Hall McFarland Parlor
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sanctuary W. Dixon Gym/Fellow. Hall
Women’s Day Choir Rehearsal PNO
United Methodist Men
W. Dixon Gym/Fellow. Hall
A. Reed Conference Rm.
Braden Youth Group
Y. Robinson Rm.
Next Sunday– May 12, 2013 —Mother’s Day 9:30 a.m. Sunday School / 10:30 am Worship Liturgist: Bro. Errol Bailey Acolytes: Mary Mitcham & Sydney Gregory
Parent’s Night Out Friday, May 10, 2013 6:00-9:00 p.m. If you have not registered yet, call the church office at 419-3862700 by Wednesday to register your children.. This is out last program until the fall.
HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES/REHAB CENTERS George Allen, Jr.
Whitehouse Country Manor
11239 Waterville St. Whitehouse, OH 43566
955 Garden Lake Pkwy.
Fairview Nursing Home
4420 South Ave. - 43615
2401 Cass Rd.-43614
1650 Swan Creek Ln.
Lutheran Village at Wolf Creek
2001 Perrysburg/Holland Rd.
Sick & Shut-Ins
Jones, Renee Sneed, Josephine West, Wilbert
Allen, Florene Davis, Lucy Brisbane, Jenny Cohen, John ( Brother of Charles Johnson, Willa M.
Keyes, Mattie Taylor, Nettie Cooper, Sarah Walton, Ruth Barnes, Beverly
Tannour, Elizabeth (mother of Cleo Harvey) Layson, Gloria Hill, Mozell
White, Gwen Allen, Richard Knowles, Betty
Stewardship Report for April 28, 2013 Needed To Date: $76,041.00; Received To Date: $69,029.65 Attendance: Worship– 156; Sunday School-Adult –14 ; Children/Youth-; Bible Study-31 Daily Bible Reading Guide: ending the book of Hosea & Beginning Joel Day/Chapter Sun./ Hosea 9
Day/Chapter Mon./Hosea 10
Day/Chapter Tues./Hosea 11
Day/Chapter Wed./Hosea 12
News about our members .. . . Congratulations to Mother Frenchye Latham who will be recognized by the president of Alcorn University in Lorman, MS during their graduation ceremony on May 11, 2013 for being an outstanding alumni. Congratulations Mother Latham! Elsie Seay is worthy of honor. She is a Godly woman, which has been reflected, by the years, in her role as wife, mother and a dedicated servant in her church, Braden United Methodist. She has been a faithful and supportive member of Church Women United in many ways. Else has been attentive to the many needs of the group by volunteering to help in many areas. She is active helping on many committees, field trips, and working on celebrations. Else has a quiet, prayerful manner about her and is an inspiration to all. Therefore, Elsie Seay is a Woman of Valor. Congratulations Elsie! I was so proud to nominate Else and wanted to Braden to know also how one of their own is so appreciated, reflects back on the church and is a pillar in the community.
Womenâ€™s Day Information . . . Dues: Women-$100; Men-$75; Youth-$10
May Birthdays 2
WESTMORELAND, Miss KELLY
(You may start making payments anytime in a clearly marked envelope.)
LAWRENCE, Mr. JAMES
All are invited to attend!
JOHNSON, Mrs. WILLA M.
HILL, Mr. GLANDOY III
WHITE, Ms. DENISE
ROBINSON, Mr. GEORGE
GEORGE, Mrs. PHYLLIS
Donna Sharper, Chair Tiffany Bishop, Co-Chair
BARNES, Ms. BEVERLY
DAVIS, Mr. KING E
HODGES, Ms. BRENDA
(Women's Day Choir rehearsal starts Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. and will be every Thursday night until May 19th.)
LAWRENCE, Mrs. MARY
"And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you."
Spread the Word to your family and friends!
ROBINSON, Mr. CHRISTOPHER
ALLEN, Mrs. LONA
TUGGLE, Mr. RICHARD Sr
HILL, Mrs. M. RENA'
HUNT, Mrs. JOHNNIE
SAVAGE, Ms. ANNETTE M
HALLIBURTON, Mr. STEPHEN
CUFFIE, Ms. KAYLA
How Do I Become a Christian? Repent - Turn away from sin. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19) Believe - Trust in Jesus for salvation. (John 3:16) Confess - Give Jesus control of your life. (Romans 10:9-10) Receive - Receive Jesus as your personal savior. (Romans 10:13)
How to Join Braden United Methodist Church Profession of Faith - If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior. Renewal of Vows - If you have been a member of a church at one time, but Have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Transfer - If you are a member of another church, you may join by +requesting that your membership be transferred to Braden. Affiliate Member - Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his or her membership in another church, but would also like to be a member of Braden. This is possible as an affiliate member.
What is the Invitation? At the conclusion of every service we offer an invitation. It is for those who want to receive Jesus as Savior, who want to join the membership process, who want to pray individually or need for others to pray with them. Feel free to come forward today! Contact Us:
Office: 419-386-2700 Fax: 419-386-2702
Church’s E-mail: Bradenumc@sbcglobal.net Church’s Website: Bradenumc.org
Parsonage: 419-386-2690; Pastor’s E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org