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Christian friendships are sacred. They are about more than just the here and now. Christian friendships have a combined mission and they aren’t limited by life here on earth. When done right, Christian friendships change the world and last for eternity.

March 18, 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 Lord, grant us simplicity of faith and a generosity of service that gives without counting cost a life overflowing with grace, poured out from the one who gave everything, that we might show the power of love to a broken world. May we share the truth from a living word. Lord, grant us simplicity of faith and a yearning to share it. Amen. PRELUDE | Chris Widomski, pianist

CALL TO WORSHIP Choral Call to Worship | Chancel Choir *OPENING HYMN | What a Friend We Have in Jesus 526 | Converse

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer. Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere? We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer. Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share? Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer. Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care? Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer. Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer! In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.


*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 HYMN | For the Beauty of the Earth 92 | Dix

For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, for the love which from our birth over and around us lies; Refrain: Lord of all, to thee we raise this our hymn of grateful praise. For the beauty of each hour of the day and of the night, hill and vale, and tree and flower, sun and moon, and stars of light; (Refrain) For the joy of ear and eye, for the heart and mind’s delight, for the mystic harmony linking sense to sound and sight; (Refrain) For the joy of human love, brother, sister, parent, child, friends on earth and friends above, for all gentle thoughts and mild; (Refrain)

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+In this instance, catholic means universal.


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OFFERTORY | I Will Arise Alice Parker, arranger | Chancel Choir I will arise and go to Jesus, He will embrace me in His arms, In the arms of my dear Savior, Oh! There are ten thousand charms. Teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above, Praise the mount, I’m fixed upon it, Mount of Thy redeeming love. Come Thou Fount of every blessing, Tune my heart to sing Thy grace, Streams of mercy never ceasing, Call for songs of loudest praise.

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FRIENDSHIPS DON’T FAIL Dr. Scott Engle (9:30) | Rev. Robert Hasley (10:50) COSTA RICA MEDICAL MISSION

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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | A Charge to Keep I Have 413 | Boylston A charge to keep I have, a God to glorify, a never-dying soul to save, and fit it for the sky. To serve the present age, my calling to fulfill; O may it all my powers engage to do my Master’s will! Arm me with jealous care, as in thy sight to live, and oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare a strict account to give! Help me to watch and pray, and on thyself rely, assured, if I my trust betray, I shall forever die. BENEDICTION 4

POSTLUDE | Chris Widomski, pianist

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 Wedding Collin Crain and Ashley Magee (Mar 10) Sympathy Donna Neel in the death of her mother, Norma Roberta Neel (Mar 9) Russell, Diane, Stephanie and Rachael Morgan in the death of mother and grandmother, Virginia Ann McGrew (Mar 11) 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.

$6,453,547 2017 Actual

$6,994,451 2018 Budget

GIVING Actual Year To Date Comparison Through February 28, 2018 Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good portion—packed down, firmly shaken, and overflowing—will fall into your lap. The portion you give will determine the portion you receive in return.”

Q1 $1,000,883.56


Q1 $879,983.23 2018 5

G R O U P S | 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. A Little Deeper Book Club | Meets March 21st at 11:30 in Room 126. Our book for discussion is Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. A light lunch will be served. Please bring your own drink. All are welcome. 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. Sarah Sisters | Wednesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Speaker: George Battles with Zip Code Connection LIFT Group | Sunday, April 8, 6:30 p.m., Room 126 | Speaker: Janet Collingsworth with Agape House Rachel Group | Monday, April 9, 7:00 p.m., Room 126 | Speaker: Hayley Dick, Plano Police Dept., Social Media Safety Tips for Parents/GrandParents 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 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.

G E T I N V O LV E D |

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.

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.

college care packages 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 Ozsvรกth will teach a six-week series.

If you know a college student who would enjoy receiving a care package, visit our site to sign up students by April 13. If you want to make a monetary donation, donate items, or help prepare packages, sign up online by April 13. CollegeCare

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

Serve Team Luncheon | March 25, Noon, Sanctuary | Serve team members and those interested in ushering, greeting, and other opportunities - join us for lunch as we discuss the future of this ministry. ServeLuncheon 7

NEW MEMBERS Lindsey Baker Brandon & Paula Boutell Vivian, Oliver John & Megan Carroll Addison Ryan & Ashlee Cheff Caden Prakash & Asha George Leah, Andrew Sean & Kim Gleason Shea, Kelly, Brynley Michael Wayne Greer

Lan Haverfield Alfonso Herrera & Madeleine Howell Sophia, Alfonso Frank & Erin Hodge Ava, Julian Cain & Susanne Kirk Lara Korba Charlotte, Liam Rachel Kulhavy Phillip & Jackie Pelland Alise, Julian

Tommy & Erin Pepe Tanner Nancy Roberts Ashton Rone Ali Shipp Trish Snipes Craig & Nina Stallwitz Randy Wallace Jan Wardell Jane Young


For Christians who observe it, Holy Week is a solemn time of worship. But at the end of it comes Easter Sunday — the celebration of Jesus’ rebirth and evasion 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.

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. Please sign up for your time online.

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

2018-03-18 traditional bulletin  
2018-03-18 traditional bulletin