August 5, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Two by two, the story tells us - every kind of living thing boards the boat. At the end of the great storm, God sends Noah a sign in the form of a rainbow. Animals, boats and rainbows may decorate our nurseries, but is this the worst childrenâ€™s story ever? Itâ€™s the time when God was so frustrated with humanity that God wiped everything out and started over.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name
PRELUDE | Grand Choeur Dialogué Eugène Gigout, composer | Imperial Brass and Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist *CALL TO WORSHIP Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt God’s name together. We will bless the Lord at all times; God’s praise will always be on our lips. When we wander afar, God welcomes us back. When we cry out in despair, God hears and delivers us from all our troubles. Taste and see that the Lord is good. Happy are we when we take refuge in God’s care. *OPENING HYMN | O God, Our Help in Ages Past 117 | St. Anne O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come, our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home! Under the shadow of thy throne, still may we dwell secure; sufficient is thine arm alone, and our defense is sure. Before the hills in order stood, or earth received her frame, from everlasting, thou art God, to endless years the same. A thousand ages, in thy sight, are like an evening gone; short as the watch that ends the night, before the rising sun. Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all who breathe away; they fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day. O God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to come; be thou our guide while life shall last, and our eternal home. *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
We Offer Our Prayers
CALL TO PRAYER PASTORAL PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE
We Offer Our Gifts
OFFERTORY | The Storm is Passing Over Barbara Baker, arranger | Chancel Choir ensemble Have courage my soul and let us journey on. Though the night is dark and I am far from home. Thanks be to God the morning light appears. The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over. Hallelu Halleluiah, Halleluiah. The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over. The storm is passing over. Hallelu.
We Hear God’s Word ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A Bigger Boat
Dr. Scott Engle & Rev. Arthur Jones
We Feast at the Lord’s Table ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION
+In this instance, catholic means universal. 3
COMMUNION MUSIC Cantilene Craig Phillips, composer | Imperial Brass and Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist O God Beyond All Praising Gustav Holst, composer | Imperial Brass and Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | How Firm a Foundation 529 | Foundation How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? “Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. “When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. “When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply; the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.” BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Fanfare Richard Strauss, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist
A Bigger Boat artwork by: MaryElla Saunders
AUGUST 5, 2018 TRADITIONAL
This is a special children’s bulletin for worshipers of all ages. Follow along and put a Fill in the blanks.
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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 Birth Sophia Harris, daughter of Christopher and Sohpany Harris (July 25) Wedding Robert Foster and Sally O’Brien (Aug 4) Hospital Leo Chavarria and Tex Litton Sympathy Brent, Jeni, Kendall and Jackson Garrett in the death of father and grandfather, Jon Wyrick (July 27) Mark, Dawn, Christi and Dean Hemmeline in the death of mother and grandmother, Jewel Hemmeline (July 27) Andrew, Jessica, Brayden, Rachel, Holden and Easten Rice in the death of Jessica’s father (July 30) Long-Term Care 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.
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Children’s Ministry is looking for new greeters to provide families with a welcoming smile. Contact Wensdy Stucky; email@example.com 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 AUGUST 8 | Program: Plain-O Helpers, faith-based group of seniors helping seniors with minor home repairs 15 | UT Arlington Museum & Lunch, Space limited to 15 persons. Bus leaves church at 9:15 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, 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 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. Connection Nights: Where New Connection Groups Are Formed. Tuesdays, September 11-October 9 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center • We will help guide you through each session. • You will discuss weekly topics, video content, and scripture. • You will make deeper connections through discussion and prayer. Connection Nights are the best place to start your small group journey. standrewumc.org/connectiongroups 10
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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
Fall Classes | Adult Sunday School has small groups for every life stage that focus on Bible study, group discussion, and building relationships. standrewumc.org/ sunday-school
Young Adult Sunday Brunch | August 19, 12:15 p.m., Sixty Vines | Enjoy great food and fellowship at Sixty Vines! Select menu, pay on your own. All young adults are welcome! RSVP to Allison Jean, email@example.com standrewumc.org/News/YABrunch
All Church Conference- ChurchOne Phase II | August 12, 12:05 p.m., Sanctuary | Join us for an all church conference to vote on next steps of our ChurchOne Phase Two construction plans. standrewumc.org/churchone
Salt & Light Downbeat | August 26, 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m., Piro Hall | Start the school year on a high note with food, games, and friends. Salt & Light choir is open to all students grades 6-12. No audition is required to join. standrewumc.org/News/Downbeat
Back to School Sunday | August 12, Large Group, 9:30 or 11:00 a.m., Andyâ€™s Place | Have your child bring his/her backpack with them for a special blessing for a great year at school! standrewumc.org/News/ BackpackBlessing 11
Worship Series | August 11/12-September 1/2 | While growth is good, it isn’t an end to itself, but the result of a life spent in the dirt, seeding and sowing. The biblical story begins in the dirt of Eden’s garden and ends in the garden city of God’s kingdom. God has designed us to live and work in the garden, tending and tilling. We’re made of dirt and for dirt. This combination of keeping and creating is a right way of understanding Creation and our work within it. Just as the purpose of fruit Is both joyous feasting and regenerative planting, our purpose is to both enjoy God’s gifts and nurture the presence of Jesus in the world.
Gift Cards All Church Fair | August 26 | After the 9:30 and 11:00 hours, enjoy food stations, information booths, and games throughout the main 1st floor level of the church campus. Learn about all the ways you can connect and serve at St. Andrew. standrewumc.org/News/ AllChurchFair
Participate in Spark Tank with our gift card initiative! For $25, you can purchase a gift card worth $50 to use for community service, or give the card to someone in need. You can purchase gift cards on August 26 at the St. Andrew Fair. Also, there is still time to apply for your own project this summer. standrewumc.org/ sparktank
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