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Sticks and stones July 15, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary

It’s the original underdog story. The enemy Philistines stand before King Saul and the Israelites in the Valley of Elah. For weeks, the massive Philistine warrior Goliath calls for the Israelites to send out a challenger. Saul is afraid, but offers a reward to anyone willing to fight Goliath. The young David hears and accepts. He declined the king’s armor and takes only his staff, a slingshot and five smooth stones.



PRELUDE | Toccata in B Minor Eugène Gigout, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist *CALL TO WORSHIP We thank you, God, for the beauty and wonder of your great creation. We praise you for the wonderful things you have given to us: for the beautiful sun, for the rain which makes things grow, for the sea and the sky, for the flowers below us and birds high above, and for all your gifts to us. Everything around us rejoices. Help us also to rejoice, and give us thankful hearts. Amen. *OPENING HYMN | Great Is Thy Faithfulness 140 | Faithfulness Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with thee; thou changest not, thy compassions, they fail not; as thou hast been, thou forever wilt be. Refrain: Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see; all I have needed thy hand hath provided; great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Summer and winter and springtime and harvest sun, moon, and stars in their courses above join with all nature in manifold witness to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. (Refrain) Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide; strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! (Refrain)

*Please rise in body or spirit. 2

*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 SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (9:30) Ezra James Schneider, son of Michelle and Matthew Schneider St. Andrew, it is our joy to embrace Ezra James as our new brother in Christ. Let us join together in welcoming him: We are happy to celebrate your entrance into Christ’s holy church and welcome you into this church family. With you we renew our vows to uphold the church through worship, connection, serving, and giving.  With God’s help, we will shape our lives to follow the example of Christ, to surround you in steadfast love, so you may grow in the faith, and be confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to abundant life. 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.

We Offer Our Prayers



We Offer Our Gifts


OFFERTORY | The Lord Is My Shepherd Allen Pote, composer | Chancel Choir and Salt and Light ensemble The Lord is my shepherd, nothing shall I want. My shepherd makes me lie in fields of green, leads me beside still waters. The Lord is my shepherd, who restores my life. Leads me in the paths of righteousness for the sake of the Lord’s name. +In this instance, catholic means universal. 3

And even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and staff will comfort me. You prepare a table before me, in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and in the house of my God I will live forever. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

We Hear God’s Word


PSALM 23 (HYMN 137)

Sticks and Stones Rev. Arthur Jones

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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Lord of All Hopefulness 2197 | Slane Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy, Whose trust, ever child-like, no cares can destroy, Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray, Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day. Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith, Whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe, Be there at our labors, and give us, we pray, Your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day. Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace, Your hands swift to welcome, your arms to embrace, Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray, Your love in our hearts, Lord, at the eve of the day. Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm, Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm, Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray, Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day. BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Toccata from Suite Gothique Léon Boëllmann, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist


Sticks & sTones

artwork by: MaryElla Saunders


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Need Prayer? No need is too big or too small for God. If you need help in this area of your life, our pastors and Prayer Team are available to pray for you. Send your Prayer Request as directed below.

JOYS AND CONCERNS Wedding Coleman Yates and Shelley Schexnayder (July 14) Satyam Patel and Kara Stoudt (July 14) Hospital Dick Wilson 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 or by calling our prayer line at 214.291.8044. Your requests are lifted up by our pastors and Prayer Team each week.

Year to Date, June 30 ACTUAL


$2,882,642 Q2


Year To Date Comparison

$3,012,995 Q2

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.



*2018 Annual Budget is $6,994,451


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Children’s Ministry is looking for new greeters to provide families with a welcoming smile. Contact Wensdy Stucky; 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. JULY 18 | Dallas Holocaust Museum Tour ($7.00 per person) & Lunch, Trip filled, waiting list, Leave church at 10:00 a.m., Contact Beckye Brown, 25 | Game Day AUGUST 8 | Program: Plain-O Helpers, faith-based group of seniors helping seniors with minor home repairs 15 | UT Arlington Museum & Lunch, Bus leaves the church at 10:00 a.m. 22 | Movie & Pizza 29 | Game Day ScriptureFIT | Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy’s Place | Fun aerobic workout to contemporary Christian music to energize your body and soul. Contact Patti, 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. 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. 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, 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.




Night Middle School | Group Dynamix August 3, 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. High School | Group Dynamix August 10, 7:00 p.m.-August 11, 7:00 a.m. | Save the date!

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. WorshipTogether

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. SchoolDistribution

Libera In The U.S. 2018 Tour July 29, 6:00 p.m., Sanctuary | Libera is an all boys choir from London. Their recordings hold their place in top-ten alongside major artists like Bocelli. Ticket sales are now open or buy at the door the night of the concert. LiberaTour2018

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! FreshNFit

Adult Summer Softball, Teams for Young Adults (18-35) and Adults (36+) Sign Up by July 23 | Season begins the week of August 20. Questions? Contact Allison Jean, ajean@ News/Softball 11

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?


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MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP Musical Theatre Camp | July 16-20, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center | Children will learn music, dialogue, and choreography. We will present a show on July 20 at 6:00 p.m. Register soon. SummerFun

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. EstateSeminar

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2018 07 15 traditonal bulletin  
2018 07 15 traditonal bulletin