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New Life January 14, 2017 9:30 & 10:50 a.m., Sanctuary In biblical culture, birth was very public. The entire town knew about it. It was social, messy, painful and noble. All of these ideas apply when Jesus uses birth as a metaphor for spiritual renewal. With faith in Christ, we are made new by the breath of God’s Holy Spirit.


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

PRELUDE | Prelude in D minor Edward Bairstow, composer *CALL TO WORSHIP Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; Proclaim his salvation day after day. *OPENING HYMN | Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee 89 | Hymn to Joy 3 Thou art giving and forgiving, 1 Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, ever blessing, ever blest, God of glory, Lord of love; well-spring of the joy of living, hearts unfold like flowers before thee, ocean depth of happy rest! opening to the sun above. Thou our Father, Christ our brother, Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; all who live in love are thine; drive the dark of doubt away. teach us how to love each other, Giver of immortal gladness, lift us to the joy divine. fill us with the light of day! 2

All thy works with joy surround thee, 4 Mortals, join the mighty chorus which the morning stars began; earth and heaven reflect thy rays, love divine is reigning o’er us, stars and angels sing around thee, binding all within its span. center of unbroken praise. Ever singing, march we onward, Field and forest, vale and mountain, victors in the midst of strife; flowery meadow, flashing sea, joyful music leads us sunward, chanting bird and flowing fountain, in the triumph song of life. call us to rejoice in thee.

*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

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In this instance, catholic means universal.


SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (9:30) Jon Rhett Tuscano son of Erica and Michael Tuscano Now it is our joy to welcome our new brother in Christ. Through baptism you are incorporated by the Holy Spirit into God’s new creation and made to share in Christ’s royal priesthood. We are all one in Christ Jesus. With joy and thanksgiving, we welcome you as a new member of the family of Christ. SUNG RESPONSE Jesus loves me still today, walking with me on my way, wanting as a friend to give light and love to all who live. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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CALL TO PRAYER PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE

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OFFERTORY | Lead Me, Lord Frank Sargent, arranger | Chancel Choir Lead me, Lord. Lead me in your righteousness; Make thy way plain before my face. For it is thou, Lord, thou, Lord, only that makest me dwell in safety.

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Dr. Scott Engle (9:30) | Rev. Jimmy Decker (10:50)

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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP

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*CLOSING 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

into every troubled breast! Let us all in thee inherit; let us find that second rest. Take away our bent to sinning; Alpha and Omega be; end of faith, as its beginning, set our hearts at liberty.

4 Finish, then, thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be. Let us see thy great salvation perfectly restored in thee; changed from glory into glory, till in heaven we take our place, till we cast our crowns before thee, lost in wonder, love, and praise.

BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Postlude on a Ground Herbert Murrill, composer

Starting Over Worship Series | January 13/14-February 10/11 | We love the idea of a do-over. This is the appeal of the new year, a time when people try to put behind them things that came before and look forward to a fresh set of days, a blank slate in which things will hopefully get better. One of the most attractive promises Jesus makes is that we can start life over again when we choose to follow him. With faith in Jesus, we become a new creation. We are reborn. 4


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 standrewumc.org/prayer. Your prayer requests are lifted up by our pastors and prayer team each week. Hospital John Elder Sympathy Tim, Wendy, Blake and Reid Stuart and Lauren Harris in the death of mother and grandmother, Clare Goodrich (Dec. 31) Robert, Mary, Austin and Michael Reeves in the death of father and grandfather, Ted Kauss (Dec. 30) Cindy and Mallory Gebbie in the death of husband and father, Graham Gebbie (Jan. 7) Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Mary Eubanks, Marie Haynie, Jeff Simmons, Judy Stafford, and Betty White

WAYS TO GIVE | standrewumc.org/give

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, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75093. 3 | Visit the website at standrewumc.org/give-now. 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.

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GROUPS | standrewumc.org/events 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. standrewumc.org/get-connected 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. standrewumc.org/adults LIFT Group | Tonight, 6:30 p.m., Parlor | We will be having a book discussion on ‘Life Purpose Boot Camp’ by Eric Maisel. All 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, kdmcmahon@msn.com. standrewumc.org/adults 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, crobertson@ standrewumc.org. Childcare available. standrewumc.org/adults Young Adults Ministry | 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. standrewumc.org/young-adults 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. standrewumc.org/adults JANUARY 17 | Dr. David Patterson, Speaker; The New Anti-Semitism 24 | Trip on Church Bus to visit Patriot Paws: training service dogs for disabled veterans 31 | Game Day GriefShare | Every Second and Fourth Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 131, Led by Rev. Jennifer Arnold | If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Our video-based grief support group meets year-round twice a month, and you may start attending at any time. standrewumc.org/support “A Little Deeper” Book Club | January 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 126 “Where the Wind Leads” by Vinh Chung. All are welcome. A light lunch will be served. Please bring your own drink. 6


GET INVOLVED | standrewumc.org/events

St. Andrew Preschool 2018-2019 Registration | January 22-26, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | St. Andrew Preschool is a NAEYC accredited program. Classes are offered for children 12 months-5 years of age. standrewumc.org/preschool

Confirmation 2018 | Don’t let your 8th grader miss this important rite of passage in faith. Students will learn to understand the meaning of Christian faith, and the baptismal and membership vows they take. standrewumc.org/students

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. standrewumc.org/endowment

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. standrewumc.org/news

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. standrewumc.org/news

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

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The quickest way to get connected is through Starting Point. In these three classes, you can tour the church campus, meet our staff, connect with some of our current members, and ask questions about our ministries and programs. The sessions are not in order, so stop by whenever you’d like. Starting Point classes are held the first three Sundays of each month, 9:30 a.m. in Room 131. standrewumc.org/starting-point

Connection Groups Winter Series Begins This Weekend | Through February 10/11 | Small groups where adults connect through fellowship, friendship, and faith journeys. Make deeper connections through discussion and prayer. standrewumc.org/connectiongroups

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

2018 01 14 traditional bulletin  
2018 01 14 traditional bulletin