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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 “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ” April 7, 2013

Communion Sunday

10:30 A.M.


Musician “Holy, Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty!”


Sis. Donna Sharper

*CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor Dixon Pastor: Praise be to the Lord for God's wonderful gift of the holy spirit! People: For we have not been left alone to face life's trials and tribulations. Pastor: God's holy spirit stands with us and no foe of the Lord will prosper. People: The holy spirit comforts us and gives us safe lodging and rest. Pastor: And the holy spirit leads and guides us that God might receive the glory. All: Blessed be the name of the Lord! *HYMN OF PRAISE

”Blessed Assurance”


Hymnal #369 Sis. Donna Sharper

“I’ve Got My Mind Made Up”

Braden Adult Choir


Romans 8: 1-11 (NT pg. 1004)

Sis. Donna Sharper


“Wounded For Me”

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

“Be Ye Filled with the Spirit” Pastor Wynston E. Dixon


INVITATIONAL MUSIC �Spirit of the Living God� Hymnal #393 (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.



Hymnal #95 The Acolytes


Pastor Dixon Assisting in Worship today:

Liturgist: Sis. Donna Sharper; Acolytes: Mary Mitcham & George Robinson, III; Musician: Sis. Glenna Wilson-Barnes; Substitute Drummer: Akeem Coker WELCOME TO BRADEN UM CHURCH! If you are a first time visitor, please introduce yourself, sign one of our visitor’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. Golden Circle Meeting cancelled. . . The Golden Circle Meeting for April 11th is cancelled due to the First Aid & CPR Class taking place that day. The next meeting will be on Thursday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. Braden’s Win the World Outreach Ministry partners with Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission for a clothing drive. They are in need of clean gently used clothing -children's and adult. Please bring to the church and drop it off on the stage in the gym. Clothes are to be bagged up. The collection will run until April the 18, 2013. Thank you! Youth News . . .The youth will be meeting every second and fourth Saturday of every month. Therefore, they will be meeting on Saturday April 13, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the church. Parents are welcome to fellowship with the youth too. –Cleopatra Harvey & Skip & Megan Davis Birthday Celebration . . .the next birthday celebration is next Sunday, April 14th immediately following worship. The Discipleship Team is responsible for the set up. We will celebrate the March & April birthdays.

Parent’s Night Out Friday, April 12, 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..

Happening This Week: April 7—13, 2013 Date Today

Time 2:30

Activity Toledo Life Center Church

Location Sanctuary



Commodities Distribution

W. Dixon Gym/Fellow. Hall



W. Dixon gym/Fellow. Hall



W. Dixon gym/Fellow. Hall


Usher Board Mtg.

McFarland Parlor

7:00 12:30 7:00 11:00 6:00 7:00

Basketball Bible Study Bible Study First Aid/CPR Class HM Chorus Adult Choir Rehearsal

W. Dixon/Gym Fellow. Hall A. Reed Conference Rm. A. Reed Conference Rm. W. Dixon Gym/Fellow. Hall Sanctuary Sanctuary


A. Reed Conference Rm.


Braden Learning Ctr. Board Mtg.. Women’s Day Mtg.



Parent’s Night Out



United Methodist Men

W. Dixon/Gym Fellow. Hall


GLAD Federated

A. Reed Conference Rm.

Wednesday Thursday

Next Sunday– April 14 , 2013 Native American Ministries Sunday Special Offering 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 am Worship Liturgist: Bro. Lafe Tolliver Acolytes: TBA

McFarland Parlor


Loretta Simmons

Whitehouse Country Manor Waterford Commons

11239 Waterville St. Whitehouse, OH 43566 955 Garden Lake Pkwy.

Edna Russell

Fairview Nursing Home

4420 South Ave. - 43615

Carleton Allen

Heatherdowns Rehab

2401 Cass Rd.-43614

George Allen, Jr.

Sick & Shut-Ins

Prayer Requests

Shoecraft, Velma Jones, Renee

Campbell, Rosetta Allen, Florene

Moody Family Keyes, Mattie

Sneed, Josephine

Davis, Lucy Brisbane, Jenny West, Wilbert Matthews, Beth Johnson, Willa M.

Taylor, Nettie Cooper, Sarah Lewis, David G. Walton, Ruth Barnes, Beverly

Lewis, Sheila (daughter-in-law of Marva Lewis)

Debbie Ruffin (stepdaughter of Marva Lewis)

Powell, Roosevelt Crosby, Colette

Douglas, Henry White, Gwen

Taylor, Alex

Hill, Latoya ( Ruby Hill’s gr.daughter) Giovanni, Pam (Friend of Tiffany Bishop)

Cohen, John ( Brother of Charles)

Stewardship Report for March 13, 2013 Needed To Date: $58,149.00; Received To Date: $53,808.53 Attendance: Worship– 202; Sunday School-Adult 8- ; Children/Youth-; Bible Study-25 Daily Bible Reading Guide: The book of Ezekiel: Day/Chapter Day/Chapter Day/Chapter Sun./ Ezekiel 41

Mon./Ezekiel 42

Tues./Ezekiel 43

Thurs./Ezekiel 45

Fri./Ezekiel 46

Sat./Ezekiel 47

Day/Chapter Wed./Ezekiel 44

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: Church’s Website:

Parsonage: 419-386-2690; Pastor’s E-mail:

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