We are so glad to welcome you to worship this morning!
CLASSIC WORSHIP: Sundays at 8:45 & 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. NEWDAY PRAISE WORSHIP: Sundays at 8:45 & 10:00 a.m. in the Worship Annex. YOUTH WORSHIP: Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in room 200. PREACHING CHAPEL: Sundays at 11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Thank you for spending time at Plainfield United Methodist Church today! We hope that you enjoy worship and are able to experience God’s presence in this place. Please stop by the Welcome Center in the South lobby to talk with a PUMC member, learn more about PUMC, and receive a free gift.
COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS
In the North lobby, you’ll find great coffee, refreshments and a place to chat and meet people. Please make yourself at home.
PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN
The children’s programs of PUMC are well supervised and offer warm, caring, and fun atmospheres.
INFANT AND TODDLERS: Care is provided in room 15 from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. every Sunday. THREE – PRE-K AGED CHILDREN: Sunday school is at 10:00 a.m. in room 20. CHILDREN GRADES K-5: “Bible Explorers” begins at 10:00 in the south hallway. Classrooms
are marked. Children may begin arriving 9:45 a.m. in room 107, the Gathering Place, for worship and music before class.
During all worship services in the sanctuary, activity bags for children are available from the ushers.
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 10:00 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.
WEEKDAY CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS
PUMC offers weekday children’s programs for ages 12 months—age 5. All day care also available from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please email Director Sigrid Schuld at email@example.com.
BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
For children in Grades K-5 from 6:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. For more information, email Director Carissa Wooden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MARCH 11, 2018 NEWDAY PRAISE WORSHIP | 8:45 & 10:00 A.M.
TUESDAY: INFLUENCE LUKE 20:1-8, 20-26 REV. ELIZABETH GILBERT
If you were in a store this week or on Amazon, and made a purchase, you also made a decision guided by innumerable influences. Whether you knew it or not, your decision and purchase was influenced by the productâ€™s packaging, its location on the shelf, the brandâ€™s reputation, and the price, not to mention many more subtle and subversive tactics such as images that scroll by in your social media feed and the brand of soda on the dinner table in your favorite sit com. Influencing consumer habits is big business. In the United States - the largest advertising country in the world - advertising dollars topped $207B in 2017. We like to think that we make reasonable, rational, independent decisions about our buying - and about most anything in our lives - but the truth is that we are all influenced to some degree by the world around us. And we all influence others, as well. We each and everyone have the power, opportunity and ability to influence the people and the world around us. The question is, for what - or for whom - will we use that influence? Jesus has some ideas about how we might answer that question.
8 DAYS FRIDAY | OBEDIENCE
JOHN 12:1-11 (NRSV)
SUNDAY | HUMILITY
MATTHEW 21:1-11 (NRSV)
MONDAY | HOLY ANGER
MATTHEW 21:12-17 (NRSV)
TUESDAY | INFLUENCE
LUKE 20:1-8, 20-26
One day, as he was teaching the people in the temple and telling the good news, the chief priests and the scribes came with the elders and said to him, “Tell us, by what authority are you doing these things? Who is it who gave you this authority?” He answered them, “I will also ask you a question, and you tell me: Did the baptism of John come from heaven, or was it of human origin?” They discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us; for they are convinced that John was a prophet.” So they answered that they did not know where it came from. Then Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”... So they watched him and sent spies who pretended to be honest, in order to trap him by what he said, so as to hand him over to the jurisdiction and authority of the governor. So they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with truth. Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor’s.” He said to them, “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were not able in the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being amazed by his answer, they became silent.
THURSDAY | COMMUNION
FRIDAY | LOVE
TRANSFORMING FOR TOMORROW
MOTION APPROVED BY CHURCH COUNCIL NOVEMBER 8, 2017
TRANSFORMING FOR TOMORROW SPECIAL CALLED CHURCH CONFERENCE Tomorrow always holds opportunity - for new things, for exciting events, and for hoped-for improvements and transformations. PUMC is looking towards tomorrow with the hope of improvements and transformations that will help us even more fully express the love and grace of Jesus to all who come to this church. The PUMC Church Council is recommending a list of building and property improvements and upgrades that are both needed and desired, as PUMC seeks its most faithful expression of Godâ€™s welcome and hospitality. Today, Sunday, March 11, 2:00 p.m., in the church sanctuary, District Superintendent Jim Bushfield will preside at a Special Called Church Conference to consider and vote on the fundraising campaign for the proposed projects. All full members of the congregation present at the March 11 Special Called Church Conference may vote. Thank you for your prayerful consideration of the opportunity before us. Questions may be directed to Transforming for Tomorrow Chair Mike Simek, Church Council Chair Nikki Shoultz or the pastors through the church office (317.839.2319).
Whereas: there are needs for capital improvements which cannot be funded by the Basic Ministry Budget; and Whereas: many of these capital improvements serve to allow for growth; and Whereas: our current growth makes these improvements especially timely; and Whereas: some of the items are necessary and immediate maintenance items; Therefore: The PUMC Council moves that PUMC engage in a capital finance campaign soliciting gifts and pledges to be received up to a 5 year period, which shall be used to complete as many of the projects shown on Attachment A as may be accomplished with recorded gifts and pledges and which shall be commenced in the order specified by the Transforming for Tomorrow Steering Committee after considering suggestions by the PUMC congregation and the recommendations of the Transforming for Tomorrow Project Management, Fundraising, and Communications Committees. Ten percent (10%) of the campaign gifts received shall be placed in the PUMC Major Maintenance account to pay for future capital repairs and maintenance with costs exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000). Financing costs may be incurred where necessary to provide cash flow between the time when pledged gifts are received and the commencement and completion dates of a project. All project expenses and financing costs will be paid for by funds raised from the capital campaign. PUMC will incur no lasting debt in the accomplishments of these projects beyond its ability to fund the projects through recorded financial gifts and pledges.
TODAY IS UMCOR SUNDAY There are special offering envelopes in the worship folder today to receive funds to support the basic work of United Methodist Committee on Relief. This allows money given for a disaster or specific location to be used 100% for that situation. When a flood, hurricane, earthquake happens, UMCOR can send personnel immediately to assess the situation and begin providing assistance. Thank you for your generosity. Donations for UMCOR can also be given via Plainfield UMC App or via SecureGive at pumc.org.
UMW CHILI SUPPER
MARCH 29 AT 7:00 P.M. SANCTUARY CLASSIC WORSHIP
APRIL 1 AT 8:45 & 10:00 A.M. SANCTUARY NEWDAY PRAISE WORSHIP
APRIL 1 AT 8:45 & 10:00 A.M. WORSHIP ANNEX
The United Methodist Women second annual chili supper will be Friday, March 16, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Clayton Hall. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 ages 5-9 and age 4 and under are free. Tickets will be sold in the North and South Lobbies prior to each worship on March 4 and 11. Tickets will also be sold the night of the chili supper at the door. Come and enjoy lots of chili, hot dogs, desserts and other fun things. Please bring your family and friends and join the fun. All profits from the meal will be donated to Hendricks County Family Promise Homeless Support Program.
NEWS FROM PUMC BIBLE EXPLORERS PUMC Bible Explorers (students grade K-5) are proud to present their Kindness Tree in the Main Lobby this morning. It has their 38 foot long â€œActs of Kindness Chainâ€? which they have been working on since January. Every Sunday students have written down kind things they have done during the week. They have been excited to see their Kindness grow! Please take a moment to read the individual Acts of Kindness and be encouraged! Thank you to all of the Sunday morning Bible Explorer teachers who have committed their time to this most important ministry!
TODAY @ PUMC •
UMW Chili Supper Tickets (N & S Lobby)
CALENDAR | MAR 11 - 17 SUNDAY
Worship See page 2 Disciple 1 Fast Track with Ken Loudenback 1:00 p • K Transforming for Tomorrow Church Conference 2:00 p • S
Homeless Ministry Food Prep Homeless Ministry Food Delivery Endowment Committee Joyful Praise Bell Choir Rehearsal Finance Committee Chancel Bell Choir Rehearsal Threshold Singers of Hendricks County Lenten Small Group with Kathy Perry
12:00 p • Ki 5:00 p • O 6:00 p • K 6:00 p • B 7:00 p • K 7:00 p • B 7:00 p • M 7:00 p • L
Tuesday Morning Prayer Group 8:30 a • K Rachel Circle Note change of time 6:30 p • CH Hope Circle (United Methodist Women) 7:00 p • K Cub Scout Leadership Meeting 7:00 p • 210 Disciple 2 Fast Track with Kathy Perry 7:00 p • L Financial Peace University 7:00 p • 205
Knit For Kids Mission Project More Than Conquerors Connection Point H.S. Youth Bible Study GriefShare Support Meeting Church Council
1:30 p • K 3:00 p • 200 6:00 p • O 6:00 p • K 7:00 p • L
Bible Study with Pastor Ron Mercer NewDay Praise Team Rehearsal Adult Choir Rehearsal
Friday Morning Bible Study Golden Girls UMW Chili Supper
9:00 a • K 6:00 p • A 7:30 p • S 9:45 a • K 2:00 a • CH 4:30 a • CH 10:30 a • CH
Calendar Legend: A=Worship Annex, B=Bell Room, CH=Clayton Hall, K=Koinonia Room, L=Library, M=Choir Room, O=Off-site, S=Sanctuary, V=Various Classrooms, Y=Youth Room Upstairs, #=Room Number
PUMC VITAL SIGNS GIVING
MARCH 4, 2018: YTD CONTRIBUTIONS: PRIOR YTD CONTRIBUTIONS: ONLINE GIVING FOR FEBRUARY
PRAISE & PRAYER $18,527 $246,073 $199,571 $21,943
2018 YTD BASIC MINISTRY BUDGET THRU FEB. GIVING: EXPENSES: GIVING-EXPENSE BALANCE: 2 MONTH’S “BUDGET”:
$227,561 $179,274 $48,288 $174,245
MARCH 4, 2018: PREVIOUS 52 WK AVG: IN SERVICE TO PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THIS CONGREGATION LAST WEEK:
932 464 21
Give in person in worship on Sunday ACH ACH morning. IN-PERSON AUTOMATED IN-PERSON ONLINE ONLINE AUTOMATED
Phone Brenda Barnett in the Church Office to set up, 317.839.2319.
Online at pumc.org ACH or via SecureGive on your mobile device. AUTOMATED
Give through the Plainfield UMC App. Get the app on your mobile device at pumc.link/getapp
BANK DRAFT BANK DRAFT
The flowers on the platform this morning are in honor of Michael Pettry and his ministry here at PUMC. Hospitality Volunteers include: Dennis & Nancy Darrow, Tom Hilligoss, Ben & Justin Laver, Linda & Greg Cook, Carolyn Mercer, Tom & Charlene Highsmith, Greg & Karen Hole, Jim & Darlene White, Diane Preusch, John Hylton, Brian Meyer, Lou & Vern Sullenger, Dick & Shirley Belcher, Jay Harbison, Jerry Nadin, Andy Montgomery, Grady Daubenspeck, Darrell Kehrt, Shannen Shortt, Ted Underwood, Clint Groeschen, Shana Schreiner Acolytes: 8:45 a.m. Liturgist: 8:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
Cameron Zick Andrew Zick Rick Jones Pam Lyons
Communion Stewards: 8:45 a.m. Kelly Bassler Mary Winters
WAYS TO GIVE CASH/CHECK CASH/CHECK
Known in the hospital this week: Tom Hilligoss Lois Underwood Carolyn Merchant Steve Best
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GIVE SECURELY ONLINE pumcgives.to/pumc or in the Plainfield UMC Mobile App.
PUMC WEEKLY WORSHIP NOTES Available in the Plainfield UMC Mobile App
SERMON DOWNLOADS Sunday sermons can be downloaded from pumc.org, from iTunes, or are available in the Plainfield UMC Moble App
Jane Iles Judy Watts
Infant/Toddler Room this Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Kathy Everman 10:00 a.m. Becca Mount
PUMC STAFF: Charlie Wilfong Elizabeth Gilbert Ken Loudenback Bob Preusch Michael Pettry Jacob Wolverton Jaime Carini Lynn Blosser Brent Miller Eiric Shriner Brenda Barnett Sigrid Schuld Carissa Wooden Steve Manning Bonnie Walden Brooks Wagler
Senior Pastor Associate Pastor Associate Pastor Pastor of Youth Ministries Director of Music NewDay Praise Worship Leader Organ Scholar 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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
The deadline to have information included in this weekly folder is Tuesday, 9 a.m. Please deliver to the church office or to email@example.com.
If you were in a store this week or on Amazon, and made a purchase, you also made a decision guided by innumerable influences. Whether you k...
Published on Mar 9, 2018
If you were in a store this week or on Amazon, and made a purchase, you also made a decision guided by innumerable influences. Whether you k...