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We’ve all heard and repeated those short sayings that seem to distill good thinking on basic life lessons. “A penny saved is a penny earned” and the like. These proverbs are instructive, helpful, but often self-evident. What about some real information? Should I take that new job? How should I respond to that difficult family member or co-worker? Why doesn’t life come with all the information we need to have? Surely God has it all. Yes, wisdom and discernment are available for life’s current challenges. But, like even the highest ranking operatives in any organization, we’re on a “need to know” basis. And God would like some personal consultation time with you, too.



A Time to Worship January 15, 2017 | 8:30, 9:50 & 11:10 a.m. Prelude Meditation on “Terra Beata” Charles Callahan * Welcome & Greeting * Hymn of Praise 103 Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise * Call to Worship Leader: Come, Holy Spirit! People: Come, Holy Spirit! Leader: Bring us your life and your peace. People: Grant us your wisdom and your comfort. Leader: Grace us with your constant presence. People: Open us to discern God’s leading. Leader: Empower us to follow Christ’s way. People: Equip us to do your will, for we are your people. All: Come, Holy Spirit! Anthem 8:30 a.m. Down to the River to Pray arr. Carini 9:50 & 11:10 a.m. Down to the River to Pray Adult Choir Scripture Red Pew Bible 980 James 1:1-8 Message Limitless Wisdom Rev. Charlie Wilfong Hymn of Response 509 Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me Pastoral Prayer The Lord’s Prayer 895 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. Giving Because God gives, we give. Thank you for your generosity. Offertory 8:30 & 9:50 a.m. Oh, How I Love Jesus Chancel Bells 11:10 a.m. For the Beauty of the Earth Michael Pettry, Piano * Hymn for Parting 127 Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah * Dismissal & Blessing * Postlude Festival Piece on ‘Nicaea’ arr. Westenkuehler (*) asterisk indicates time for persons, who are able, to stand.

Classic Worship Notes Today’s service overflows with classic hymns that proclaim the tenets of the Christian faith. As we encounter them in the prelude, our hymns, the anthem, and the postlude, let us remember Percy Dearmer’s exhortation that “the object of a hymn is to express and not define—to be, in fact, like the Gospels.” Here is some history on three of them. The prelude on “This is my Father’s World” (Terra Beata) contains text that was written by Presbyterian minister Maltie D. Babcock while he served a church in Lockport, NY, a town on the Erie Canal situated in the beautiful upstate region halfway between Buffalo and Rochester. Franklin L. Sheppard adapted an English tune to the text for the collection Alleluia of 1915. “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (St. Denio) comes from Canaidau y Cyssegr (Hymns of the Sanctuary) by John Roberts, published in 1839. Based on a popular Welsh ballad from the early 19th-century, the tune is named “St. Denio” after the patron saint of France. The anthem features “Down to the River to Pray,” an American song whose original source is uncertain. It is said to have been a spiritual or an Appalachian song. “Some believe it was a Native American Tribal song that was adapted to include Christian lyrics,” declares program notes from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performance of Mack Wilberg’s version. This old-time tune was popularized by Alison Krauss in the movie, “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2000.

Membership Discovery The Membership Discovery Class provides an overview of the ministry and mission of PUMC and helps participants find meaningful places to connect within the church. Participants are invited to consider membership at the conclusion of the class. Please contact Pastor Elizabeth Gilbert at to learn more or to register for the next class. eNews from PUMC Visit to sign-up for free weekly eNews. Follow PUMC /PlainfieldUMC /NewDayPraise /PUMCBibleExplorers PUMC weekly worship notes Details are at or on your YouVersion app. PUMC Wireless Network Wireless Network Name: PUMC Network Password: pumc1 Give Securely Online Sermon Downloads Sunday sermons can be downloaded from or from iTunes.

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) • Costa Rica 9:50 a.m. NewDay Praise Worship (A) 2018 11:10 a.m. Classic Worship (S) 11:10 a.m. Small Group (K) • Get Their 12:15 p.m. Th3rd Sunday Fellowship Lunch (CH) Name 12:15 p.m. Church-wide Study Group Small Group Leader Orientation Sign-ups 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) 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)

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

Clayton Hall Worship Annex Bell Choir Room Clayton Hall Fire Pit Koinonia Room Kitchen Library Main Lobby

(MR) (O) (S) (TBD) (W) (WW) (Y) (#)

Music Room Off Site Sanctuary To Be Determined Wesley Room Wesley Woods Youth Rooms (Upstairs) Room Number

We 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.

Th3rd Sunday Lunch Today @ 12:15 p.m. All are invited to January’s Th3rd Sunday Lunch. 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.

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 Orientation for group leaders is on Sundays, January 8 and 15.

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.

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!

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Ephesians 2:1-10 Sunday, January 22 Classic Worship (8:30, 9:50 & 11:10 a.m.)

Our love and sympathy are shared with: Family & friends of Jack Blevins on his death.


Known in the hospital this week: Lois Hansen

The flowers on the altar are from the Price family, in memory of Pat Spielman.

Family & friends of Pat Spielman on her death. Family & friends of Linda May on her death.

Open It: What is the best gift you ever received?

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

Explore It: What is the means of salvation? (2:8) Get It: How would you describe God’s grace in your life? Apply It: How will you let God’s grace continue to work in your life?

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

Game Day in NewDay, February 5 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. And help make this a ‘souper’ Sunday for some hungry people. Bring canned soup to donate to the local food pantry.

Ways to Give


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


446 435





Give in person in worship on Sunday morning.




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Online at ONLINE SECURE or via SecureGive on your mobileACH device. AUTOMATED Phone Brenda Barnett BANK DRAFT in the Church Office to set up, 317.839.2319.

Scan the QR Code or type to give securely online.

PUMC Staff: Charlie Wilfong Elizabeth Gilbert Ken Loudenback Bob Preusch Amanda Norton Michael Pettry Jaime Carini Michael Norton Oma Buckner Brent Miller Eiric Shriner Brenda Barnett Sigrid Schuld Sandy Fansler Steve Manning Bonnie Walden Brooks Wagler

Senior Pastor Associate Pastor Associate Pastor Pastor of Youth Ministries Director of Children’s Ministries Director of Music Organ Scholar NewDay Praise Worship Leader Bell Choir Director Office Manager Communications Financial Administrator Weekday Children’s Director Kids Connection Director Facility Manager Custodian/ Housekeeper Night Custodian

Contact staff members through the church office at 317.839.2319 or by email. (first initial, last (Example:

Fill out your connection card online. Scan the code above or go to

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

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