September 16, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Right thinking doesnâ€™t necessarily bring right living. A life of faith truly begins when we are honest about what we want, and discovering what we truly want in life begins in relationship and not detached isolation. We begin to understand Godâ€™s desires for our lives as we spend time with others in Christian community, and in talking with God in prayer.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | Prelude in E-flat Major J.S. Bach, composer | Dr. Jonathan Gregoire, organist CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP *OPENING HYMN | O Church of God, United 547 | Ellacombe 1 O church of God, united to serve one common Lord, proclaim to all one message, with hearts in glad accord. Christ ever goes before us; we follow day by day with strong and eager footsteps along the upward way.
3 Though creeds and tongues may differ, they speak, O Christ, of thee; and in thy loving spirit we shall one people be. Lord, may our faithful service and singleness of aim proclaim to all the power of thy redeeming name.
2 From every land and nation the ordered ranks appear; to serve one valiant leader they come from far and near. They chant their one confession, they praise one living Lord, and place their sure dependence upon his saving word.
4 May thy great prayer be answered that we may all be one, close bound, by love united in thee, God’s blessed Son: to bring a single witness, to make the pathway bright, that souls which grope in darkness may find the one true light.
*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.
*Please rise in body or spirit.
In this instance, catholic means universal.
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him, above ye heavenly hosts; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! Amen. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS THIRD GRADE BIBLE PRESENTATION CONGREGATION TO CHILDREN: Receive the Word of God. Learn its stories and study its words. Its stories belong to us all, and these words speak to us all. They tell us who we are. They tell us that we belong to one another, for we are the people of God. CHILDREN RESPOND: We are eager to begin our adventure with our Bibles, but we need your help. We will have many questions. We receive these Bibles with our hands, our hearts, and our minds. Thank you. We will read and study the Bible together. CONGREGATION TO CHILDREN: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word. SUNG RESPONSE: Tell me the stories of Jesus I love to hear; things I would ask him to tell me if he were here: scenes by the wayside, tales of the sea, stories of Jesus, tell them to me.
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CALL TO PRAYER PASTORAL & LORD’S PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE
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OFFERTORY | How Can I Keep From Singing Taylor Davis, arranger | Chancel Choir Matthew Ho and Veronika Brzezinova, violinists My life flows on in endless song above earth’s lamentations. I hear the real, though far off hymn that hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strife I hear its music ringing. It sounds an echo in my soul; how can I keep from singing? While though the tempest loudly roars, I hear the truth, it liveth. And though the darkness round me close, songs in the night it giveth. No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging. Since love is lord of heav’n and earth, how can I keep from singing? When tyrants tremble sick with fear, and hear their death knell ringing, When friends rejoice both far and near, how can I keep from singing? In prison cells and dungeon vile, our thoughts to them are winging, When friends by shame are undefiled, how can I keep from singing?
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Dr. Scott Engle and Rev. Arthur Jones
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
*CLOSING HYMN | Blest Be the Tie That Binds 557 | Dennis BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Toccata in B-flat Minor Louis Vierne, Composer | YunJung Lee, organist
Third Grade Bibles | In one of our most time-honored and beloved traditions in the United Methodist Church, every child entering the third grade receives a Bible. Presentations are Sunday, September 16, during service at 9:30 a.m. traditional (Sanctuary), 9:30 a.m. contemporary (Smith Worship Center), and 11:00 a.m. contemporary (Sanctuary). standrewumc.org/News/ThirdGradeBibles
PRAYER FOCUS 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. Please send your Prayer Request as directed below.
JOYS AND CONCERNS Birth Sage Madison Davis, daughter of Tracy and Elizabeth Davis and granddaughter of Russell and Kathleen Harder (Aug 3) Sympathy Michael, Dawn, Logan and Carson Wright in the death of father and grandfather, Vernice Wright Robert, Debbie, Brandon and Courtney Witte in the death of father and grandfather, Richard Witte (Sept 5) Jeff and Jennifer Powell and Ross, Abby and Sam Lanford in the death of son, brother and uncle, Tim Arnold (Sept 10) Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, Jeff Simmons, Judy Stafford, and Betty White
PRAYER REQUESTS 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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GROUPS | standrewumc.org/news “A Little Deeper” Book Club | Meets Wednesday, September 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 126 | We meet the third Wednesday of each month September through May. Our book for September’s discussion is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline. A light lunch will be served and please bring your own drink. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults Women’s Spiritual Growth Group-Fall Study begins October 2nd | First and Third Tuesday of Each Month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room 120 (meets year round) Eternity Is Now In Session, by John Ortberg, “A Radical Rediscovery of What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, and Getting to the Good Place”, Contact Dawn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Chldcare available, contact Defae, email@example.com. standrewumc.org/adults United Methodist Women | Visit one of these groups this fall. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults Sarah Sisters | October 3, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Shellie Ross, “Wesley-Rankin from a Grandparent’s Point of View” LIFT Group | October 14, 6:30 p.m., Room 131 | Jeanne Smith, CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Rachel Group | October 8, 7:00 p.m., Room 126 | Kim Meyers, Associate Pastor of Family Ministries at St. Andrew Thursday Morning Bible Study | September 27-November 1, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Surprised by Hope by N. T. Wright. An inside look into the hope Jesus offers the world, and how it impacts our lives today. Contact Connie, crobertson@ standrewumc.org or 214-291-8004. Childcare available. standrewumc.org/adults New Bible Book Club, Young Women 20s-30s | Sundays, 9:30 a.m., Room 119 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. Contact Allison, firstname.lastname@example.org standrewumc.org/adults SEPTEMBER 19 | Peggy Harrell – Fire Department of Plano; Fire prevention for Seniors and other fire safety tips 26 | Game Day 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. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, we can teach you. You may also knit or crochet on your own and donate shawls to the ministry. 6
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Parking at St. Andrew | During campus expansion and renovation, we want to make parking as pleasant as possible. Visit our new parking page for a map and other info as we navigate this process together. standrewumc.org/parking
Confirmation Notes | Sundays, 11:00 a.m.-Noon, September 30-November 11, Room 234 | Receive the essentials of exploring your faith in Confirmation Notes. This new, six-week class is for 10th-12th graders who missed our more immersive, 10-month program. Class will be offered once every three years. standrewumc.org/confirmation
Fishing Ministry | Every Sunday in September and October, Noon-2:00 p.m. | Take your kids fishing at the St. Andrew pond! Borrow kids poles for free with parent supervision. Volunteer guidance available. standrewumc.org/ news/fishing
Starting Point is the fastest way to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at St. Andrew. Starting Point classes for September will be held on the 9th, 16th and 23rd, 9:30 a.m. in Room 131. standrewumc.org/starting-point
The Crossover: Parent Gatherings 2nd-5th Sundays, 10:30-10:55 a.m., Middle School Room | Meet with Kim Meyers, Cecil Taylor, Jenny Gomez, and other guest speakers to hear about a variety of topics, have Q&As, and let you build new friendships or go more in-depth with the other parents of our church.
Joining Day Luncheon | September 30, Noon-1:15 p.m., Festival Hall | Learn more about the church and membership expectations. There will be an opportunity to join at the end of the luncheon. standrewumc.org/news/joiningdayluncheon
North Texas Giving Day | Thursday, September 20, 6:00 a.m.-Midnight Give to the Storehouse through North Texas Giving Day. This 18-hour online giving event helps build awareness and support for non-profits in the North Texas region. It is designed to empower every person to be able to give back to their community. thestorehousecc.org/north-texas-giving-day
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