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Did you ever wonder why Jesus did the things he did? Why exactly twelve disciples in his inner circle? Matthew’s story of the Magi and the aftermath can help us to understand Jesus in ways we have not before.

January 7, 2018 9:30 & 10:50 a.m., Sanctuary

CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------––––––––––––––––––––

PRELUDE | Sleepers Wake! J.S.Bach, composer | Central College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mitchell Lutch, conductor *CALL TO WORSHIP O come, let us worship the Lord and consider what wondrous things God has done: The Magi who study the heavens follow a guiding star! O come, let us worship the Lord and consider what wondrous things God has done: The peoples who live in the shadows see a glorious light! O come, let us worship the Lord and consider what wondrous things God has done: The Christ who embodies the Word unveils the hidden plan, making us joint heirs of the promise of salvation through the gospel! O come, let us worship the Lord, for God has done wondrous things! *OPENING HYMN | We Three Kings 254 | Kings Of Orient 1 We three kings of Orient are; 3 Frankincense to offer have I; bearing gifts we traverse afar, incense owns a Deity nigh; field and fountain, moor and mountain, prayer and praising, voices raising, following yonder star. worshiping God on high. [Refrain] Refrain: O star of wonder, star of light, star with royal beauty bright, westward leading, still proceeding, guide us to thy perfect light. 2 Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain, gold I bring to crown him again, King forever, ceasing never, over us all to reign. [Refrain]

*Please rise in body or spirit. 2

4 Myrrh is mine; its bitter perfume breathes a life of gathering gloom; sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, sealed in the stone-cold tomb. [Refrain] 5 Glorious now behold him arise; King and God and sacrifice: Alleluia, Alleluia, sounds through the earth and skies. [Refrain]

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy +catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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OFFERTORY Salvation is Created | Pavel Tschesnokoff Central College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mitchell Lutch, conductor

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A NEW ISRAEL Dr. Scott Engle (9:30) | Rev. Robert Hasley (10:50)

We Feast at the Lord’s Table ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

COMMUNION LITURGY LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION Horkstow Grange | Percy Grainger, composer Central College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mitchell Lutch, conductor

+In this instance, catholic means universal. 3

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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Go Tell It on the Mountain 251 | Go Tell It On The Mountain [Refrain:] Go, tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere; go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born. While shepherds kept their watching o’er silent flocks by night, behold throughout the heavens there shone a holy light. [Refrain] The shepherds feared and trembled, when lo! above the earth, rang out the angel chorus that hailed the Savior’s birth. [Refrain] Down in a lowly manger the humble Christ was born, and God sent us salvation that blessed Christmas morn. [Refrain] BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Sea Songs Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer | Central College Wind Ensemble, Dr. Mitchell Lutch, conductor


JOYS AND CONCERNS Please use the prayer request cards found in the pew pockets to share a joy, a concern, or a sorrow with our church family, and return your completed card in the offering plate. If you request prayer please call our prayer line at 214.291.8044 or by visiting the website at Your prayer requests are lifted up by our pastors and prayer team each week. Birth Cole Reece Jernigan, son of John and Allison Jernigan (Dec 15) Hospital John Elder Bob Robertson Sympathy Jim Atkins and his family in the death of his wife, Lonna Atkins (Dec 13) Bridget, Matthew and Mitchell Farrell in the death of father and grandfather, Edward McCormick (Dec 14) Elbert and Carolyn Getridge in the death of Carolyn’s mother, Doris Williams (Dec 17) Craig, Lynn, Audrey and Nolan Clark in the death of father and grandfather, Tom Clark (Dec 24) Melynda Swann and her family in the death of her sister, Bonnie Brickly Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Mary Eubanks, Marie Haynie, Jeff Simmons, Judy Stafford, and Betty White

TYPES OF GIVING | Help secure the vitality of St. Andrew with any of three types of giving.




Your weekly or monthly offerings that support the church’s operating budget.

Includes specifically designated times of the year, such as Christmas and Easter offerings, and capital campaigns, like ChurchOne.

Invest in the future of St. Andrew ministries, infrastructure, and leadership development.

We invite you to prayerfully consider how your gifts may help us live out our call to be passionate servants of Christ, now and in the future. 5

GROUPS | Take the next step in your faith journey and get more involved at St. Andrew. Being in community with other Christians is critical to your spiritual growth. Whether you are interested in children, students, adults or families, new to St. Andrew, or a long-time member, you can find a place to connect. Visit our website to learn more. United Methodist Women | Are you new to St. Andrew or seeking to connect with a ladies’ group to make new friends and serve Christ? St. Andrew has three groups of United Methodist Women (UMW) who meet monthly September-May, each with programs/speakers. Rachel Group | Monday, January 8, 7:00 p.m., Parlor | Kim Meyers, Minister to Children & Families will speak about her call to ministry. All are welcome. LIFT Group | Sunday, January 14, 6:30 p.m., Parlor | We will be having a book discussion on Life Purpose Boot Camp by Eric Maisel. All are welcome. New St. Andrew Singles Group | January 12, 6:30 p.m., Katy Trail Outpost (Plano) A new singles group offering friendship and support to connect with one another. This group will meet the second Friday of every month. Singles of all ages are welcome! Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study-New Study | Miracles of Jesus, by Jessica LaGrone, Monday, January 22, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | The miracles of Jesus help us see that our weaknesses are invitations for God to work powerfully in our lives. Childcare available. Contact Kathleen, Thursday Morning Bible Study-New Study | Faithful, by Adam Hamilton, February 1 22, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | A study about the life of Joseph. What can we learn from him to exchange our doubts for courage? Contact Connie, Childcare available. A Little Deeper Book Club | Meets on the third Wednesday, January 17, 11:30 a.m., Room 126. | Our book for January discussion: Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung All are welcome. A light lunch will be served. Please bring your own drink. PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | A group offering senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities. JANUARY 10 | Sheila Elliott, Speaker, A Story of Hope 17 | Dr. David Patterson, Speaker, The New Anti-Semitism 24 | Trip on Church Bus to visit Patriot Paws: training service dogs for disabled veterans, Leave St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m. 31 | Game Day



Starting Point is the fastest way to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at St. Andrew. This series of classes is held monthly on the first 3 Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Room 131.

10th Annual Prom Closet Donation Drive January 27-February 4 | Dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and evening wraps needed. Drop off donations before and after worship or in Room 133 during weekdays. Monetary donations also welcomed.

Confirmation 2018 | Don’t let your 8th grader miss this important rite of passage in faith. Students will understand the meaning of Christian faith, and the baptismal and membership vows they take. Contact Holly Blais at for more information.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University | February 13 – April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 131 | Learn how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, and experience the joy of giving.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner February 13, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Smith Worship Center | Come for some fun and fellowship! Eat pancakes with all the toppings. Free event for the whole family. 7

Connection Nights | Tuesdays, January 16 - February 13, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Festival Hall | The best place to start your small group journey. Learn about St. Andrew’s Connection Group ministry and make deeper connections through discussion and prayer.

St. Andrew Preschool 2018-2019 Registration | Monday-Friday, January 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. St. Andrew Preschool, a NAEYC accredited program, is planning for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes are offered for children 12 months 5 years of age. For more information visit

St. Andrew Permanent Endowment The St. Andrew Permanent Endowment is changing lives now and for future generations. Join us the weekend of January 20-21 to celebrate the legacy of the fund. Visit for more information.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W. Plano Parkway | Plano, TX 75093 | 972.380.8001 |

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