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David and Jonathan is the quintessential friendship in Scripture, so deep and rich that it is described using the word “covenant”, like God’s relationship with us. The friendship of Jonathan and David survives everything. This is what a covenant is: a promise that no matter what, the relationship will persevere.

March 11, 2018 9:30 & 10:50 a.m., Sanctuary

C E L E B R AT I O N O F W O R S H I P We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

*OPENING PRAYER Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hidden. Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy name, through Christ our Lord. Amen. PRELUDE | Supplique Pierre Lantier, composer | Chris Widomski, organist *CALL TO WORSHIP The sinners, the saints; the broken, the whole We all come seeking the One who offers grace and hope. The doubters, the devout; the wonderers, the wanderers We all seek to follow the One who works for justice and hope for all of God’s people. The hesitant, the heroic; the grandparents, the little children We all listen for the songs of joy all creation sings to the One who gives life and peace. *OPENING HYMN | Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine Amazing Grace

Come, let us use the grace divine, and all with one accord, in a perpetual covenant we’re joined with Christ the Lord; The covenant we this moment make be ever kept in mind; we will no more our God forsake, or cast these words behind. We never will throw off the fear of God who hears our vow; and if thou art well pleased to hear, come down and meet us now. Thee, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, let all our hearts receive, present with thy celestial host the peaceful answer give. To each covenant the blood apply which takes our sins away, and register our names on high and keep us to that day!


*Please rise in body or spirit.


In this instance, catholic means universal.

*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 | Love’s Promise Patrick Hawes, composer | Chancel Choir; Rainelle Krause, soloist Come my beloved where the vine has budded: there will I give my love; let us stir up, let us rouse up love ‘til it please. Feed me raisins, feed me apples; O my heart – Come feast on love.

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

+In this instance, catholic means universal.


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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Forth In Thy Name, O Lord 438 | Duke Street Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go, my daily labor to pursue; thee, only thee, resolved to know in all I think or speak or do. The task thy wisdom hath assigned, O let me cheerfully fulfill; in all my works thy presence find, and prove thy good and perfect will. Thee may I set at my right hand, whose eyes mine inmost substance see, and labor on at thy command, and offer all my works to thee. For thee delightfully employ what e’er thy bounteous grace hath given; and run my course with even joy, and closely walk with thee to heaven. BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Prelude on ‘Deo Gracias” Healey Willan, composer | Chris Widomski, organist


P R AY E R F O C U S Having Surgery? Our Pastors are available to come and pray with you at the hospital prior to your surgery. Please email Donna Fenwick, the week before your scheduled surgery.

J OY S A N D C O N C E R N S Sympathy Amy Degenaars in the death of her father, James Lepore (Mar. 3) Mike, Pat, Drew, Katie and Sam Warren and Jon and Allix Warren in the death of father and grandfather, Bob Warren (Mar 6) Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, Marie Haynie, Mary McAndrew, Jeff Simmons, Judy Stafford, and Betty White


You may share a joy, a concern or a sorrow by visiting our website at or by calling our prayer line at 214.291.8044. Your requests are lifted up by our Pastors and Prayer Team each week.


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 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. 5

G R O U P S | Women’s Spiritual Growth Group-New Study | First and Third Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Room 120 | The Miracles of Jesus by Jessica LaGrone. The miracles of Jesus help us to see that our weaknesses are invitations for God to work powerfully in our lives. Contact Dawn Conner at Childcare provided by request, contact Defae Weaver, Women’s Monday Morning Bible Study-Spring Study | April 9-through May 21, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | Hebrews: the Nearness of King Jesus by Lisa Harper. Jesus is supreme yet approachable, he is our up-close Redeemer. Contact Kathleen, Childcare available. 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 active United Methodist Women (UMW) groups for women of all ages. All are welcome. Rachel Group | Monday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Room 126 (new room) | Speaker: Priya Murphy, New Friends/New Life - empowers formerly trafficked teen girls and women/children. Thursday Morning Bible Study-Spring Study | April 5-May 3, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Adam Hamilton’s newest study, Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times. Contact Connie, Childcare available. 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. MARCH 14 | Texas Tulips in Pilot Point, TX. Leave church at 10:00 a.m. 21 | Dallas Tap Dazzlers: A premier senior dance troupe who perform for groups of all ages. Join us in Smith Worship Center. 28 | Game Day Single Purpose | Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., Sundays, Room 122 | Social Gathering, 2nd Friday every month at Katy Trail Outpost (Plano) | A new singles group offering friendship and support to connect with one another. Singles of all ages are welcome. Contact Ashlee, Childcare reservation for Fridays, contact Defae, GriefShare | Every Second and Fourth Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 131 For those grieving the loss of a loved one. Attend at any time. Led by Jennifer Arnold. 6

G E T I N V O LV E D |


Holy Week is a solemn time of worship. But at the end of it comes Easter Sunday — the celebration of Jesus’ rebirth and defeat of death. This week of mourning tells a story of immense loss, but it leaves worshipers with the message of hope and Easter’s joyful celebration.

Easter Egg Hunt | March 31, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., North Parking Lot | Come join the fun! Bounce houses, petting zoo, pony rides and more. Bring your baskets and visit the Easter Bunny. Lunch available from Confirmation class. $5 per child and $20 family max Register online.

Jewish History Class | Begins April 8, 11:00 a.m., Smith Worship Center Faculty from the Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas and Holocaust survivor Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth will teach a six-week series.

Middle School Spring Retreat March 23-25 | All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join us for worship, games and fellowship at nearby Bridgeport Camp. Registration is $150.

Choral Evensong | March 25, 5:00 p.m. Join us in the Chapel for an evening service of music and scripture, with roots in the 17th century Anglican Church.

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. 7

New Worship Times Beginning April 7 & 8 Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sanctuary | Traditional

Sunday 9:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center | Contemporary 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary | Traditional 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary | Contemporary

Connection Groups Spring Series Weeks of April 7/8 Through May 12/13 | Small groups where adults connect through fellowship, friendship, and faith journeys. Make deeper connections through discussion and prayer.

Prayer Vigil | Join us any time between the Maundy Thursday service on March 29 and Easter Sunrise April 1 for a round-the-clock prayer vigil held in Festival Hall.

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

2018-03-11 traditional bulletin  
2018-03-11 traditional bulletin