6460 FLYING W RANCH ROAD COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919 WWW.WILSONUMC.ORG FACEBOOK.COM/WILSONUMC EPIPHANY SUNDAY THE KINGDOM EXPERIMENT: WEEK 1 Janurary 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. Welcome! This morning our focus is on what Jesus meant when He said that the “pure of heart will see God.” In this discussion we will look inwardly to that central place where decisions, attitudes, and values are formed (the heart), and it’s connection with the choices we make. -Pastor Dave GATHERING TO WORSHIP Prelude
“Angels from the Realm of Glory” arr. Phillip Kevern
All stand and sing as the procession passes. Hymn 89
“Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
HYMN TO JOY
Call to Worship Ever-present God, forever seeking us and always teaching us. Open our minds to the truth of your care. Open our hearts to the gentle power of your love. Open our lips to share stories of faith. Open our hands to create beauty, to do justice and to show kindness. Open our souls to the breath of your Spirit. Open our mouths to sing boldly and loudly your praises. Open us to what you desire in your Kingdom. Passing the Peace May the Peace of Christ be with you. And also with you. We invite you to share your name and greetings with your neighbors and those you may not know as a sign of our community in Christian fellowship.
Registration of Attendance and Announcements All sit. Please note your attendance and any prayer requests on the perforated section in the bulletin, tear it off and place in the offering plate later in the service. PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Prayer of the People Loving God, you know me. You know the inner thoughts of which I am ashamed and the visible deeds I regret. You know my struggle to live faithfully: being generous to those in need; being forgiving to those who have hurt me; being patient when there is so much to do; taking time for prayer in the midst of busyness; being loving, when judging and criticizing are my first thoughts. Loving God, you know me, love me, forgive me, trust me, and I stand in awe at your amazing grace. Keep me on the path of Christ and lead me to deep joy and abundant gratitude. In His name.
A - men, a - men, a
HEARING THE WORD OF GOD Prayer for Illumination Open our hearts and minds, O God, by the power of your Holy Spirit, so that as the Word is read and proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us this day. Amen. Hearing Godâ€™s Word The Word of God for the People of God.
2 Samuel 7:11b-16 (p. 306)
Thanks be to God. All stand and sing the hymn. Hymn 408
“The Gift of Love”
GIFT OF LOVE
All sit. Morning Message
“Repent” Rev. David Hiester The Kingdom Experiment: Week 1
RESPONDING TO THE WORD OF GOD All stand. The Apostles’ Creed, Hymnal 881 (said in unison) All sit. Pastoral Prayer Lord’s Prayer, Hymnal 895 (said in unison) All stand and sing the hymn. Hymn 399
“Take My Life, and Let It Be”
“You Raise Me Up” Rob and Montana Martin, vocalists
All stand when the ushers come forward to present the offering.
MESSIAH Rolf Lovland
Doxology, Hymnal 95 (sung by all)
All sit. Service of Holy Communion All are welcome at the table. When directed, come forward as you are able and partake in Holy Communion by means of intinction, dipping the bread into the cup. Gluten free elements are available at the center station. GOING FORTH INTO THE WORLD All stand. Hymn 670 (vs. 4)
Go forth for God, go to the world in joy, to serve God’s people every day and hour, and serving Christ, our every gift employ, rejoicing in the Holy Spirit’s power. Go forth for God, go to the world in joy. Benediction and Sounding of the Chimes Postlude
“Rise Up Shepherds & Follow”
arr. Melody Bober
LAY READERS Readers: (11:00 a.m.) Joanie Norris PRAYER REQUESTS This week, please pray for the Agee family following the death of Alan’s father; Rhonda S.’s friend, Don, recovering from a fall and head injury; Rhonda’s mother, Barbara Mansfield for strength and healing with kidney cancer; Al Norris for continued healing from serious health concerns; Jonathan Weston’s friend, Susan Nunn, during her cancer battle; Mark Everett’s cousin, Vicki, during her cancer battle; Mary E. Payne as she is recovering from serious surgery; and the fire victims continuing to piece their lives back together.
TODAY AT WILSON Quality Childcare is available every Sunday morning from 7:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m. in Room 4. Cross Connections: 8:00 a.m. “Romans” Adult Bible Study with Barry Timmons, Room 14B. 9:30 a.m. “The Kingdom Experiment” Adult Bible Study with Paul Currie, Room 14B. Kids’ Sunday School: Preschool and Kindergarten, Rooms 6 & 7; 1st and 2nd grade, Room 10; 3rd-5th grade, Room 12. 11:00 a.m. “The Kingdom Experiment” Adult Bible Study with John Sobecki, Room 14B. “World Religions” Youth Study 6th-12th grade with Levi Marti, Room 14A. Kids’ Sunday School: 4 yrs - 5th grade, Rm 10. Celebration Singers Adult Choir Rehearsal from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the sanctuary. No auditions required. Please contact Indiana Martin, 719-237-3373, for details. THIS WEEK AT WILSON Wilson Christian Preschool, Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please contact Tiffany Pieper, 719-598-8420, for details. AA Meeting, Monday, January 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 14A. Volleyball, with Trinity UMC, Monday January 7, from 6:45-9:00 p.m. Youth Devo and Coffee, Monday, January 7, at Starbucks from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study, Tuesday, January 8, 6:30 a.m. in the Taos Room. Al-Anon Meeting, Tuesday, January 8, 11:45 a.m. in Room 14A. Colorado Literacy, Tuesday, January 8, and Thursday, January 10, 3:004:00 p.m. in Room 12. Boy Scouts Meeting, Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. in Room 14A&B. Finance Meeting, Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. SPRC Meeting, Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. Wonderful Wednesdays at Wilson, Meal and fellowship every Wednesday. This week gather January 9, 5:30-6:15 p.m. Sign up for the meal in the tear out in the bulletin. Class opportunities follow from 6:15-7:15 p.m. for all ages. “The Kingdom Experiment” Adult Study; Youth Group: Focus Points; Kids’ Club. Listening Post, Thursday, January 10, 5:00-8:30 p.m. in Room 14B. Men’s Breakfast, Saturday, January 12, 7:30 a.m. in the Taos Room. UPCOMING
Church Conference, January 13 at 12:30 p.m. All members are invited to us for fellowship and finger foods at 12:00 p.m. followed by the annual business meeting of the church. Our District Superintendent, Melanie Rosa will be presiding at the meeting. New Women’s Bible Study, A Faithful Heart, by Sally Dyck begins Monday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. Please contact Lori Smith, 719-3903193 or email@example.com for details. Young at Hearts (YAHs) Luncheon, 3rd Saturday of each month. January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at the China Inn, 5929 Delmonico Drive. Sign up in the Taos Room or contact Jim or Ella Mae Butts 719-598-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. See you there. New Membership Class, Sunday, January 27th at 12:30 p.m. Come and learn more about the life and ministry of our vibrant church. Please contact Pastor Dave at email@example.com for more details. WILSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6460 FLYING W RANCH ROAD COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919 Sunday Services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. 719-598-0407, voice www.wilsonumc.org 719-528-8648, fax Please contact Wilson at any time to let the church office know of hospitalizations, births, deaths, illnesses, or other concerns. Senior Pastor……………………………………..……………..….…Rev. David Hiester 719-598-0407 firstname.lastname@example.org Minister of Education……...…………..………………..………...Rev. Nani Arning 719-330-9216 email@example.com Director of Student Ministries and Worship Arts…….….…Indiana Martin 719-237-3373 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Manager……..………….………………..…………………..…Stacy Arredondo 719-598-0407 email@example.com Vice President of Preschool Operations…….………..…………..Tiffiny Pieper 719-598-8420 firstname.lastname@example.org