Wee Little Ma N July 8, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Zaccheus, whose name ironically means â€œpure,â€? was a hated part of the Jewish community. A corrupt employee of the Roman oppressors, he extorted tax money on their behalf from his own people. He has money in his pocket and a hole in his heart. But when Jesus comes to town, Zaccheus gets more than he bargains for.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name
PRELUDE | Fairest Lord Jesus Hayes and Gaspard, arrangers | Elizabeth Stevens, pianist Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist *CALL TO WORSHIP How will we sing the Lord’s song in a land of suffering? We will sing of courage and the strength of the Lord. How will we sing the Lord’s song when we feel so lonely? We will sing of unity and faithfulness, of reconciliation and hope. Come, let us sing the Lord’s song this day. Let us praise God in all our ways forever. AMEN. *OPENING HYMN | O Worship the King 73 | Lyons *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. PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND PARDON Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*Please rise in body or spirit. 2
+In this instance, catholic means universal.
All pray in silence. Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Offer Our Prayers
We Offer Our Gifts
OFFERTORY | Offertory John Ness Beck, composer | Chancel Choir Ensemble With what shall I come before the Lord And bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before Him with burnt offerings Shall I come before Him with yearling calves? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams With ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give Him my firstborn for my transgressions The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you, O man; He has shown you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, and to love kindness And to walk humbly Walk humbly with your God.
We Hear God’s Word
Wee Little MaN Rev. Robert Hasley
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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION
COMMUNION MUSIC | What Wondrous Love Joel Raney, arranger | Elizabeth Stevens and Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire 3
Cantilène from Organ Sonata No. 11 Josef Rheinberger, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire PRAYER AFTER RECEIVING Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling 348 | Thompson BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | We’re Marching to Zion Smith and Hustad, arrangers | Elizabeth Stevens, pianist Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist Children’s Ministry is looking for new greeters to provide families with a welcoming smile. Contact Wensdy Stucky; email@example.com
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JOYS AND CONCERNS
Birth Cole Carlysle Miller, son of Carl and Renee Miller and grandson of Waenard and Sheila Miller (June 12) Wedding Glenn Grimes and Laura Zuber (July 7) Brendan Shea and Erin Digan (July 7) Hospital George Van Deventer and Dick Wilson Sympathy Sharon Schroder and Chad, Brooke, Halle and Cassidy Schroder in the death of husband, father and grandfather, Larry Schroder (June 28) Long-Term Care Mike Burke, Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, Jeff Simmons, Judy Stafford, and Betty White
You may share a joy, a concern or a sorrow by visiting our website at standrewumc.org/prayer or by calling our prayer line at 214.291.8044. Your requests are lifted up by our pastors and Prayer Team each week.
New Members Andy & Melissa Adams Lila Lee & Sylvia Atkins Jeff & Julianna Bachus Ella, Audrey Sadie Baker-Breor Maria Barillo Terence & Nicole Barton Olivia Charlotte Bower Stephen & Brittany Bruen Keith & Linda Carlson Jim & Justina Cox Sierra Brianna Cox Brady Cunningham Kathryn Eades Trevor & Kristen Gosnell Dylan, Grayson, Parker
Michelle Grefer Nicole Hankey Zane & Amy Harrington Ross & Aimee Kecseg Liam Cherie Largent Heather Morschauser Emma Kurt & Karen Petersen Kirk & Denise Potter Steve Reid Amanda Roberts Isabella Chaparro Jim & Debbie Rose Austin & Katie Russell Pearson Matthew & Michelle Schneider Ezra
Harrison Shows Olivia, Owen Mark Sparzak & Sigrid Steil-Sparzak Ivan, Donovan, Crawford Austin Spence Jeff & Deb Traub Gabriel, Ian, Diana Sunil & Julie Varghese Christian, Logan Shelby Whinery Debbie Wilkinson Fred & Pat Williams
New Bible Book Club, Young Women 20s-30s | Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room 122 Join the journey of reading through the Bible together. Contact Erin Heemer, 512-963-2813. PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | Wednesdays, (Except 1st of Month) 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | A group offering senior adults educational, cultural, and social opportunities. standrewumc.org/adults JULY 11 | Presenting Holocaust video from Scott Engle’s class featuring Zsuzsanna Ozsvath’s story 18 | Dallas Holocaust Museum Tour ($7.00 per person) & Lunch, Trip filled, waiting list, Leave church at 10:00 a.m., Contact Beckye Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org 25 | Game Day Adult Fall Softball Sign-Up | Teams for Young Adults (18-35) and Adults (36+), Sign up by July 23 | Season begins week of August 20. Questions? Contact Allison Jean, email@example.com. standrewumc.org/News/Softball ScriptureFIT | Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy’s Place | Fun aerobic workout to contemporary Christian music to energize your body and soul. Contact Patti, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/adults UM Men’s Breakfast | 2nd Saturday Every 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. standrewumc.org/adults CareerCare Ministry | Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 131 | A free, weekly support/coaching group helping those who are out of work or “mis-employed” and seeking a career change. New Member Orientation at 6:00 p.m. in Room 133. standrewumc.org/support GriefShare | Every 2nd and 4th 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 Powell. standrewumc.org/News/GriefShare Coffee Volunteers | Love coffee? Be a part of our Welcome Team Ministry by volunteering to prepare and serve coffee on Sunday mornings. Two shifts available on a rotating basis. Contact Jessica Lowe, email@example.com. Prayer Shawl Ministry | 3rd Tuesday of Every Month, 10:00 a.m., Room 120 Prayer Shawls are knitted or crocheted for individuals experiencing devastating illness or loss. Don’t knit or crochet? We will teach you. You may also knit or crochet on your own and donate shawls to the ministry.
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Estate Planning Seminar | July 21, 10:00-11:30 a.m., Room 131 | Traveling down the “what if” path can be difficult. Many topics discussed – children, community property, trusts, and more. An estate planning attorney will explain the importance of planning for the future. standrewumc.org/News/ EstateSeminar
Back to School Distribution | August 8, 4:00-7:00 p.m. | Youth Commons The Storehouse is distributing backpacks and school supplies. Deadline to donate funds or bring supplies is July 18. Donate online or drop off items at Youth Commons. standrewumc.org/News SchoolDistribution
Spark Tank is a St. Andrew summer program that offers matching funds for innovative ways for you to love your neighbor outside the church walls. What random act of kindness can you imagine? standrewumc.org/ sparktank
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. standrewumc.org/starting-point
Camp Fresh N’ Fit | July 28, 9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., Festival Hall | Learn how to foster health and wellness, and live it out at Camp Fresh N’ Fit! Featuring special guest Anthony “Spud” Webb. For all ages! standrewumc.org/ News/FreshNFit
Student Ministry Camp Impact July 25 | Don’t miss this high-energy camp, including wall climbing, powerful worship, ziplining, experiences that will expand your faith, splashing in the mud, and more. Save the date! standrewumc.org/students/tripsevents 7
Worship Together | July 29 | Parents, bring your children to either the Sanctuary or Smith Worship Center on the fifth Sunday of the Worshipand Series | July 7/8-August 4/5 people refer to the Bible as a month experience worship as| aSome family. standrewumc.org/News/ book of stories for children. But what if there’s more to the famous children’s WorshipTogether
stories of Scripture than we realize? What if these stories aren’t simply harmless adventures, but true, powerful and even dangerous stories of God at work in the lives of people like us? Experience famous biblical stories with all of the richness and nuance and universal human emotion they deserve.
MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP Musical Theatre Camp | July 16-20, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. | Children will learn music, dialogue, and choreography. We will present a show on July 20 at 6:00 p.m. in Smith Worship Center. Register soon. standrewumc.org/News/ SummerFun
Worship Together | July 29 Parents, bring your children to either the Sanctuary or Smith Worship Center on the fifth Sunday of the month and experience worship as a family. standrewumc.org/News WorshipTogether
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