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January 15, 2017 NewDay Praise Worship - 9:50 a.m.

New Beginnings

Rev. Elizabeth Gilbert Philippians 3:12-14 There are two ways to think about packing for a trip. One is to pack light, taking only the essentials so that you can move quickly and freely. If you’ve left something important behind, you’ll make due or pick it up on the way. The other is to pack for every eventuality, taking everything you know you’ll need and everything you think might need. You want to be comfortable and sure to have every thing you desire at hand. It might make travel a bit slower and more cumbersome, but you won’t lack for anything or will you? What are you taking with you into this new year? Are you maybe carrying more stuff than you need? While it might be a difficult habit to develop, traveling light with Jesus makes the journey easier. Forget what you’ve left behind and move into the new year with less baggage. You’ll cover a lot more ground and find the travel easier!

I’ m not sayin g that I h a v e t h i s a ll t o g et h er, t h a t I h a ve i t m a d e . B ut I am w ell o n my wa y , rea c h i n g o u t fo r C h r i s t , w h o h a s s o wond r ou sly reach ed o u t fo r me. Fri en d s , d o n’ t g e t m e w r ong : By no m e an s do I cou nt my s elf a n ex p ert i n a ll o f t h i s , b ut I ’ ve g ot m y eye o n th e goal, wh ere G o d i s b ec k o n i n g us onw a r d — t o Je s us . I’ m off an d ru n n in g , a n d I ’ m n o t t u rn i n g b a c k. Phi l i ppians 3:12 -1 4


THIS WEEK Sunday, January 15 8:30 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. Bible Explorers Worship/ Grades K-5 (100) 9:45 a.m. Youth Worship/ Grades 6-12 (200) 9:50 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 9:50 a.m. NewDay Praise Worship (A) 11:10 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 11:10 a.m. Small Group (K) 12:15 p.m. Th3rd Sunday Fellowship Lunch (CH) 12:15 p.m. Church-wide Study Group Leader Orientation 12:30 p.m. Jesus In the Gospels Shannen Shortt (K) 6:00 p.m. Disciple III Bible Study Tom Iles (K) Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Church Office Closed 12:00 p.m. Homeless Outreach Food Preparation (Ki) 5:00 p.m. Homeless Outreach Food Delivery (O) 5:15 p.m. JOY Bells a beginning bell choir (B) 6:00 p.m. Praise Bells an intermediate bell choir (B) 7:00 p.m. Chancel Bell Choir (B) Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Prayer Group (K) 9:00 a.m. Nine on Tuesday (Y) 6:00 p.m. Weekday Children’s Pre-K Mom’s Night (CH) 7:00 p.m. Trustees Meeting (K) 7:00 p.m. JOY ChristCare Group, Diane Preusch Leader (L) 7:00 p.m. Cub Scout Committee Meeting, Pack 399 (210) 7:00 p.m. Disciple I Fast Track Kathy Perry (W)

Locations noted on Calendar (A) (B) (CH) (FP) (K) (KI)

Clayton Hall Worship Annex Bell Choir Room Clayton Hall Fire Pit Koinonia Room Kitchen

(L) Library (ML) Main Lobby (MR) Music Room (O) Off Site (S) Sanctuary

• Costa Rica 2018 • Get Their Name Small Group Sign-ups

Wednesday, January 18 3:00 p.m. More Than Conquerors (Y) 6:00 p.m. Connection Point High School Youth Bible Study (O) 7:00 p.m. Satisfying the Hunger ChristCare Small Group (L) Thursday, January 19 9:00 a.m. Bible Study with Pastor Ron Mercer (K) 6:30 p.m. NewDay Praise Team Rehearsal (A) 7:00 p.m. Margaret Wielenberg’s Yoga Class (205) 7:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal (S) Friday, January 20 9:45 a.m. Friday Morning Bible Study (K) 2:00 p.m. Golden Girls (CH) Saturday, January 21 Sunday, January 22 8:30 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 9:45 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 9:45 a.m. Bible Explorers Worship/ Grades K-5 (100) 9:45 a.m. Youth Worship/ Grades 6-12 (200) 9:50 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 9:50 a.m. NewDay Praise Worship (A) 11:10 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 11:10 a.m. Small Group (K) 12:30 p.m. Jesus In the Gospels Shannen Shortt (K) 2:00 p.m. Elaine Moebius Voice Studio Recital (S) 6:00 p.m. Disciple III Bible Study Tom Iles (K)

(TBD) (W) (WW) (Y) (#)

To Be Determined Wesley Room Wesley Woods Youth Rooms (Upstairs) Room Number


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e are so glad to welcome you to worship this morning!

If you are new to PUMC, you are invited to stop by the Welcome Center located in the south lobby. A PUMC member is there to answer your questions, and we have a gift for you, too! In Clayton Hall (north end of building) you’ll find refreshments and a place to chat and meet people. Please make yourself at home.

PUMC on Mission in Costa Rica in 2018 A PUMC mission work team will be at Strong Ministries in Costa Rica in 2018 - and you can help! Be a part of touching lives with the love of Jesus Christ in Costa Rica with purchases you may already make. You may purchase gift cards (called scrip for this program) for well known retailers and restaurants through PUMC and support this mission team in the process. You, or your gift recipient, receive the full face value of the gift card, but the mission receives a percentage of your purchase - sometimes as much as 11%! Visit the display in the main lobby today to learn more or purchase gift cards. For more information about this mission trips or additional ways to support the team, please contact coordinators Mike Rohrer or Steve Brizendine through the church office. An additional special promotion is available with Kroger. Visit the display table to learn more and get registered for this ongoing support opportunity.


Get Their Name in February at PUMC February brings another engaging all-church worship and study experience to PUMC. The four-week series, Get Their Name, encourages participants to grow in their faith and invite others to experience the same joy they know in Jesus in ways that are natural, genuine, and easy. Be a part of a small group for this series and learn and grow with others. Signups are this month in the Main Lobby. Groups are scheduled nearly every day of the week in February – there is one that will fit your schedule! A donation of $10 is suggested (but not required) for the participant book. Learn more about resources at the display at PUMC on Sundays in January. You can help make this a formational – and transformational – experience for group participants by leading a small group. To express interest, contact Pastor Ken Loudenback at kloudenback@pumc. org. Orientation for group leaders is on Sundays, January 8 and 15.

Game Day in NewDay, February 5

Th3rd Sunday Lunch Today @ 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, February 5, is game day across America. Invite a friend to NewDay Praise Worship at 9:50 a.m. to hear from some NFL players about their life with Christ, on and off the field.

All are invited to January’s Th3rd Sunday Lunch.

And help make this a ‘souper’ Sunday for some hungry people. Bring canned soup to donate to the local food pantry.

Lunch is served after 11:10 a.m. Classic Worship, about 12:15 p.m., in Clayton Hall. If you are able, please bring a dish to share and join others for food, fellowship, and fun! Tea and lemonade will be provided for everyone and dishes and silverware will be used from the PUMC kitchen.


Ways to Give

PUMC VITAL SIGNS GIVING JAN. 8, 2017: TOTAL YTD 2017: TOTAL YTD 2016:

$26,638 $67,008 $60,810

ATTENDANCE JAN. 8, 2017: PREVIOUS 52 WK AVG: IN THE SERVICE OF JESUS CHRIST LAST WEEK: IN-PERSON

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Giving to God in 2017 It was on November 13, at PUMC’s second Consecration Sunday, that we each answered the question, “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give to his work through the ministry of PUMC?” If the answer to that question calls for a change in your giving now that we have entered 2017, there are several easy ways for you to do that:

• Set-up (or update your) regular

online giving at pumc.org or via SecureGive on your mobile device.

• Phone Brenda Barnett in the church office to set up ACH (automatic withdrawal from your bank account), 317.839.2319, ext. 227.

• Give in person in worship on Sundays or anytime in the church office.

PRAISE & PRAYER Known in the hospital this week: Lois Hansen

The flowers on the altar are from the Price family, in memory of Pat Spielman. Our love and sympathy are shared with: Family & friends of Jack Blevins on his death. Family & friends of Pat Spielman on her death. Family & friends of Linda May on her death. Hospitality Volunteers include: Christie Sinclair, Linda Linn, Tom & Dolly Hilligoss, Ben & Justin Laver, Connie & Mary Raver, Janet Gouldsmith, Mark Hossler, Ryan Gadberry, Joel Wesley, Paul Schreiner, Tom Wiltrout, Ted Underwood, Ray Shannon, Mike Woodward, Kim Lease, Scott Slavens, Matt Kirchoff, Dan Bigelow, Jerry Schultz, Leanne Tam, Matt Cochran, Kelly Denman, Kay Sprinkle, Mike and Laurie Rohrer Acolytes: 8:30 a.m.

Elena Groeschen Max Ament

Liturgist: 8:30 a.m. 9:50 a.m. 11:10 a.m.

David Korty Tamara Miller Kimberly Meyer

Infant/Toddler Room this Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Kathy Everman 9:50 a.m. Laura Hossler 11:10 a.m. Laura Hossler

Encore Senior Ministries Soup’s On! Jan. 27, 12:00 p.m. Clayton Hall Register Jan. 8, 15 or 22 at the Encore Desk in the Main Lobby for the first Encore event - 2017! Join Encore for a Soup & Sandwich Pitch-in on Friday, Jan. 27, in Clayton Hall. Bring a pot of soup, a salad, sandwich fixings or a dessert and be one of the first to find out what is planned for Encore during 2017! It promises to be a fun year of new experiences! Sunday, Jan. 22 will be the final day to register for the pitch-in. Cost is $5 due at the time you register. See you then!


PUMC Staff: Charlie Wilfong Senior Pastor Elizabeth Gilbert Associate Pastor Ken Loudenback Associate Pastor Bob Preusch Pastor of Youth Ministries Amanda Norton Director of Children’s Ministries Michael Pettry Director of Music Jaime Carini Organ Scholar Michael Norton NewDay Praise Worship Leader Oma Buckner Bell Choir Director Brent Miller Office Manager Eiric Shriner Communications Brenda Barnett Financial Administrator Sigrid Schuld Weekday Children’s Director Sandy Fansler Kids Connection Director Steve Manning Facility Manager Bonnie Walden Custodian/Housekeeper Brooks Wagler Night Custodian Contact staff members through the church office at 317.839.2319 or by email. (first initial, last name@pumc.org) (Example: cwilfong@pumc.org)

Fill out your connection card online. Scan the code above or go to pumc.link/connect

The deadline to have information included in this weekly folder is Tuesday, 9 a.m. Please deliver to the church office or to eshriner@pumc.org.

AVAILABLE TO YOU Thank you for spending time at Plainfield United Methodist Church today! We hope that you enjoyed worship and were able to experience God’s presence in this place. Please stop by the Welcome Center (left out of the sanctuary) to talk with a PUMC member, learn more about PUMC, and receive a free gift. For those with children: The children’s programs of PUMC are well supervised and offer warm, caring, and fun atmospheres. Care for infants and toddlers is in room 15 from 8:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday. Sunday school class for children age 3 - Pre-K is 9:45 a.m.- 10:45 a.m. in room 20. The Sunday morning children’s program “Bible Explorers” (Grades K-5) begins at 9:50 in the south hallway. Classrooms are marked. Children arriving 9:30-9:50 a.m. may go to room 107 (Gathering Place) for worship and music before class. During all worship services in the sanctuary, activity bags for children are available from the ushers. Sunday Worship Hours: 8:30, 9:50 & 11:10 a.m. - Classic 9:50 a.m. - NewDay Praise Sunday School Hour: 9:45 a.m. Classes for all ages Weekday Children’s Programs: PUMC offers weekday children’s programs for ages 12 months—age 5. Please pick up a brochure from the rack near the Welcome Center or email Director Sigrid Schuld at sschuld@pumc.org. Before & After School Program: For children in Grades K-5 from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. For more information, email Director Sandy Fansler at kidsconnection@pumc.org. Student Ministry Programs: Middle and High School students will find a worship experience led by Youth Pastor Bob Preusch and the student worship team at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday upstairs in room 200. Adult Small Group Life: Learn more about the many adult small groups at PUMC by picking up a brochure from the information rack in the south lobby. Spiritual Support and Encouragement: Stephen Ministers are church members trained to be confidential, listening, prayerful encouragers to anyone needing extra support for life’s challenges. Please contact a Stephen Minister by phoning the church office.


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