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God isn’t sitting on a cloud watching humanity below. In Jesus, God became one of us, and through the Holy Spirit is active in the world, changing hearts and lives. God is on mission, moving throughout the world in a desire to reconcile us to God. In other words, God is a missionary God - a missio Dei. Mission is both an attribute and a fundamental activity of God.

September 10, 2017 9:30 & 10:50 a.m., Sanctuary

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

PRELUDE | Preamble Louis Vierne, composer | Chris Widomski *CALL TO WORSHIP Let us worship the eternal God, the Source of love and life, who creates us. Let us worship Jesus Christ, the risen one, who lives among us. Let us worship the Spirit, the Holy Fire, who renews us. To the one true God be praise in all times and places, through the grace of Jesus Christ. *OPENING HYMN | Love Divine, All Loves Excelling 384 | Beecher 3 Come, Almighty to deliver, 1 Love divine, all loves excelling, let us all thy life receive; joy of heaven, to earth come down; suddenly return and never, fix in us thy humble dwelling; nevermore thy temples leave. all thy faithful mercies crown! Thee we would be always blessing, Jesus, thou art all compassion, serve thee as thy hosts above, pure, unbounded love thou art; pray and praise thee without ceasing, visit us with thy salvation; glory in thy perfect love. enter every trembling heart. 2 Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit 4 Finish, then, thy new creation; pure and spotless let us be. into every troubled breast! Let us see thy great salvation Let us all in thee inherit; perfectly restored in thee; let us find that second rest. changed from glory into glory, Take away our bent to sinning; till in heaven we take our place, Alpha and Omega be; till we cast our crowns before thee, end of faith, as its beginning, lost in wonder, love, and praise. set our hearts at liberty.

*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.

*Please rise in body or spirit. 2


In+In this instance, catholic means universal. this instance, catholic means universal.


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We Offer Our Gifts ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

OFFERTORY | This Is My Father’s World Richard A. Nichols, arranger | Chancel Choir This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears all nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; his hand the wonders wrought. This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise, the morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise. This is my Father’s world: he shines in all that’s fair; in the rustling grass I hear him pass; he speaks to me everywhere. This is my Father’s world. O let me not forget that though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done; Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.

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The Mission is Ours

Dr. Scott Engle (9:30 a.m.) | Rev. Robert Hasley (10:50 a.m.)


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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Go, Make of All Disciples 571 | Lancashire “Go make of all disciples.” We hear the call, O Lord, that comes from thee our Father in thy eternal Word. Inspire our ways of learning through earnest fervent prayer, and let our daily living reveal thee everywhere “Go make of all disciples,” baptizing in the name of Father, Son, and Spirit, from age to age the same. We call each new disciple to follow thee, O Lord, redeeming soul and body by water and the Word. “Go make of all disciples.” We at thy feet would stay until each life’s vocation accents thy holy way. We cultivate the nature God plants in every heart, revealing in our witness the master teacher’s art “Go make of all disciples.” We welcome thy command. “Lo, I am with you always.” We take thy guiding hand. The task looms large before us; we follow without fear; in heaven and earth thy power shall bring God’s kingdom here. BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Tuba Tune in D C.S. Lang, composer | Chris Widomski


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. You may also request by calling 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 Fletcher Draughn Hall, son of Jonathan and K.C. Hall and grandson of Carl and Diana Reeves (Aug. 26) Sympathy Josh, Darcey, Jace and Cole Carter and Mark, Julie, Meredith and Bridget Brown in the death of father and grandfather, Jim Brown (Aug. 27) The Krane family in the death of Allie Krane (Sept. 1) Jon Wyrick and Brent, Jeni, Kendall and Jackson Garrett in the death of wife and stepmother, Lou Wyrick (Sept. 5) Long-Term Care Lonna Atkins, Nancy Cates, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, Marie Haynie, Dorothy Heck, Jeff Simmons, and Betty White


Take advantage of one of several options when submitting your gift to St. Andrew: 1 | Drop a check or cash into the offering plate during the service. 2 | Drop off or mail your gift to the Business Office at St. Andrew UMC, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093. 3 | Visit the website at 4 | Give via text. Simply send the keyword “SAUMC" to 73256. 5 | Give via stock. Please contact Traci Hughes in the Business Office for details at 214.291.8012. Pardon our mess! All Sanctuary balcony and side seating will be temporarily closed as we begin ChurchOne Sanctuary renovation and construction. Please find seating on the Sanctuary floor level. 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. 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 | September 11, 7:00 p.m., Parlor | Join us to hear Kris Morton, Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps and the story of Prosper Candles. SARAH Sisters (formerly Sarah Circle) Fall Tea | September 13, 9:30 a.m., Parlor | Hosted by officers. No cost, but we need a head count, so please RSVP by September 10 to Louise Link, LIFT (Ladies in Faith Together) | Today, 6:30 pm, Room 131 | This multigenerational group invites you to hear Deborah Hill, Project Hope Director of the Storehouse speak about the lives transformed through this program. Thursday Morning Bible Study | Begins September 28, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 Come follow Moses’ journey from reluctance to boldness and learn how to do the same. Childcare available. PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | September 20, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 Free concert by LADIES LIBERTY SHOW TROUPE singing Big Band and Patriotic music. All are invited and welcome to come! Followed by free Flu Shot clinic. Young Adults Ministry | Some of the most important years in a person’s life happen as a young adult, and we want to walk that journey with you. Through social events, small groups, and serving opportunities, we invite men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 to form relationships and deepen their faith in Christ. Mom to Mom | A Christian mothers’ study group providing a positive atmosphere for discussing the challenges and delights of raising children. The group strives to grow a network of friends among mothers while offering strength and encouragement. UM Men’s Breakfast | Second Saturday of Each Month, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Room 126 | United Methodist Men (UMM) endeavors to awaken, inspire, challenge, train, and support men as they strive to become more Christ-like in their daily living. 6

GET INVOLVED | Children's Ministry open house

Children’s Ministry Open House and Parent Information Meeting Today, After Both Services | Meet your children’s small group leaders, check out the Children’s Ministry area, and learn what your children will experience on Sunday mornings. Parent information meeting is 10:50 a.m. in Youth Commons.

Connection Nights | Sundays, Today-October 15, 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Connection Nights are 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.

3rd Grade Bible Presentation September 17, During 9:30 a.m. Contemporary and 10:50 a.m. Traditional Services | One of our most time honored and beloved traditions. Bibles will be presented during the service you choose.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University | September 12November 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 131 | Learn how to save money, live on a budget, communicate about money, eliminate debt, find bargains, and experience the joy of giving.

Same Page Parent Meeting September 17, 9:30 a.m., Youth Commons | For middle and high school parents. We’ll talk about programming and the emotional health of our students.

Marriage Seminar | September 22, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Festival Hall | A night out for couples! Enjoy laughter, games, music, messages and more. Achieve the great marriage God desires for you! 7

Joining Day Luncheon September 17, 12:00 p.m. | Take the next step in your faith journey where you will learn more about the church and membership expectations. Those choosing to join will have the opportunity at the end of the luncheon. Questions and to RSVP: email Kate Huber, or call 214.291.8021.

North Texas Giving Day | September 14 | The Storehouse of Collin County is taking part in Communities Foundation of Texas’ 9th annual North Texas Giving Day. Give on September 14 between 6:00 a.m. and midnight and your donation will be multiplied!

Receive a Flu Shot and Assist Harvey Victims | September 23, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center No cost with your health insurance. For every shot given, five dollars will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. For more ways to help, go to

Children’s Choir Begins | Today, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Ensemble Room 1 & 2 | We welcome all K-5th grade students. For more info contact Taylor Davis, 214.291.8037 or

Join Salt & Light Youth Choir Today, 4:00-5:30 p.m., Choir Room We welcome all 6th-12th grade students. For more info contact Phillip Haworth, 214.291.8002 or

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

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2017 09 10 traditional bulletin  

Born to Run | The Mission Is Ours God isn’t sitting on a cloud watching humanity below. In Jesus, God became one of us, and through the Ho...

2017 09 10 traditional bulletin  

Born to Run | The Mission Is Ours God isn’t sitting on a cloud watching humanity below. In Jesus, God became one of us, and through the Ho...