TO H E L P THE CHURCH’S MISSION
S O E V E R YO N E CAN HEAR THE GOSPEL
TO S H A R E MY GOOD FORTUNE FOR O U T R E AC H
GIVE F O R OT H E R S November 4, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Paul describes the church as an interconnected organism in which nutrients benefit the whole body and not just one part. While our motivation to give may begin with our own needs, we soon discover that the need is great, and when we give, we help others. As Jesus says, “The size of the harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest.”
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | HARPBEATS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS | Dr. Jaymee Haefner, director Great Day | Nancy Gustavson, composer Habanera Gris | Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, composer Gram’s Lullaby | Nancy Gustavson, composer Cumbia Deliciosa | Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, composer Avian Arabesques Movement II: Legend of the Anka | Paul Patterson, composer CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP | I Believe Mark Miller, composer | Salt and Light Youth Choir *OPENING HYMN | Sing With All the Saints in Glory 702 | Hymn To Joy 1 Sing with all the saints in glory, sing the resurrection song! Death and sorrow, earth’s dark story, to the former days belong. All around the clouds are breaking, soon the storms of time shall cease; in God’s likeness we, awaking, know the everlasting peace.
3 Life eternal! heaven rejoices: Jesus lives, who once was dead. Join we now the deathless voices; child of God, lift up your head! Patriarchs from the distant ages, saints all longing for their heaven, prophets, psalmists, seers, and sages, all await the glory given.
2 O what glory, far exceeding all that eye has yet perceived! Holiest hearts, for ages pleading, never that full joy conceived. God has promised, Christ prepares it, there on high our welcome waits. Every humble spirit shares it; Christ has passed th’eternal gates.
4 Life eternal! O what wonders crowd on faith; what joy unknown, when, amidst earth’s closing thunders, saints shall stand before the throne! O to enter that bright portal, see that glowing firmament; know, with thee, O God Immortal, “Jesus Christ whom thou has sent!”
*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. 2
+In this instance, catholic means universal.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Offer Our Prayers ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
RECOGNITION OF SAINTS Timothy Arnold Lonna Atkins Patty Brannon Dick Brown Anshel Brusilow Jordan Cauley Gary Charlson Chris Ann Crooks
Davis Gear Graham Gebbie Marie Haynie Saundra Hittle Hack Kim Pat Lola Connie McCready Jimmy O’Gorman
Larry Schroder Chad Sims George Van Deventer Rev. Dick Wilson Joan Wright
Avian Arabesques Movement I: The Hovering Falcon | Paul Patterson, composer PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
We Offer Our Gifts ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
OFFERTORY | Hark I Hear the Harps Eternal Mark Hayes, arranger | Chancel Choir Hark, I hear the harps eternal Ringing on the farther shore, As I near those swollen waters With their deep and solemn roar. Hallelujah, hallelujah, Hallelujah, praise the lamb! Hallelujah, hallelujah, Glory to the great I AM! And my soul, tho’ stain’d with sorrow, Fading as the light of day, Passes swiftly o’er those waters, To the city far away. Souls have cross’d before me, saintly, To that land of perfect rest; And I hear them singing faintly In the mansions of the blest.
We Hear God’s Word ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
F O R OT H E R S Rev. Robert Hasley
We Go in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | For All the Saints 2283 | O Waly Waly For all the saints who’ve shown your love in how they live and where they move, for mindful women, caring men, accept our gratitude again. For all the saints who loved your name, whose faith increased the Savior’s fame, who sang your songs and share your word, accept our gratitude, good Lord. For all the saints who named your will, and showed the kingdom coming still through selfless protest, prayer, and praise, accept the gratitude we raise. Bless all whose will or name or love reflects the grace of heaven above. Though unacclaimed by earthly powers, your life through theirs has hallowed ours.
*BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Avian Arabesques Movement III: Flight of the Phoenix Paul Patterson, composer
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 Madeleine Emma McCray, daughter of Scott & Lindsey McCray (Oct 2) Hospital Mary Claire Holmes Sympathy Gary, Patricia, Connor and Brittany Griffith in the death of brother and uncle, Randy Yahn (Oct 13) Laura Weatherred in the death of her mother, Stephana Davis (Oct 26) Kevin, Paige, Lindsay and Landry Clark in the death of father and grandfather, Carter Gresham (Oct 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.
GIVING | standrewumc.org/give TEXT TO GIVE Take advantage of this option when submitting your gift to St. Andrew: Give via text. Simply send the keyword “STANDREW” to 73256.
GROUPS | standrewumc.org/news Children’s Ministry is in search for more people to serve as a Substitute for Small Group Leaders or Greeters. Contact Wensdy Stucky at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Congregational Care Ministers | If you are interested in providing encouragement to our church family through phone calls, facility visits and more, contact Devin Dusek, email@example.com to learn more about how to apply. UM Men’s Breakfast | Second Saturday of 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 United Methodist Women | Visit a group this fall. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults Sarah Sisters | November 7, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Jeff Jones, Rise Against Hunger | November 11 , 6:30 p.m., Room 131 | The Storehouse of Collin County LIFT Group Rachel Group | November 12, 7:00 p.m., Room 126 | Seven Loaves Food Pantry “A Little Deeper” Book Club | Wednesday, November 14, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 126 | Our book discussion in November is Little Fires Everywhere, by Celest Ng. A light lunch will be served and please bring your own drink. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | Wednesdays (Except First 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 NOVEMBER 14 | Mission Day: Prepare snack bags for The Storehouse Thanksgiving Food Distribution 21 | No PALS, Happy Thanksgiving! 28 | Christmas Party: St. Andrew Music Staff & Potluck Lunch Career Care 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 | Third 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.
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GET INVOLVED | standrewumc.org/news
Handling the Holidays | Today 2:00-4:00 p.m., Room 131 | When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our workshop helps participants prepare for the holidays and discover hope for the future. Childcare is available for ages 6 and under by reservation. standrewumc.org/ News/HandlingTheHolidays
Golden Fork Award | We celebrate the ministries of the Storehouse of Collin County, which recently earned a big honor from the North Texas Food Bank! NTFB named the Storehouse as Partner Agency of the Year, its most prestigious partner agency award. Share the love of Christ and build relationships by volunteering with the Storehouse. thestorehousecc.org
College Care Packages | Know a college student who would enjoy receiving a care package from our church? Submit their information online today. If you would like to make a donation, donate items, or help prepare packages, please let us know by November 18. standrewumc.org/News/
Family Advent Celebration | November 28, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center | Join us as we prepare for the season of Advent with a spaghetti dinner from Maggiano’s, cookie decorating, Christmas plates, entertainment from the Children’s Choir, Christmas storytellers, and more.
DRIVE Blood Drive | November 11, 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m., North Parking Lot | Carter BloodCare provides life-saving blood components and transfusion services that give hope to people in need. Give life by donating blood. standrewumc.org/News/BloodDrive
Join us for our Get Connected class on Sunday, November 11 and learn about Connection Groups, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Family Ministries and much more. Everyone is welcome. standrewumc.org/starting-point 7
FOOD DISTRIBUTION DAY Storehouse Thanksgiving Food Distribution Day | November 16, 4:00-6:00 p.m. | Please check The Storehouse website for details of how we are using construction to our advantage this year and how you can participate! thestorehousecc.org/Thanksgiving
GIVE E X P L O R E YO U R W H Y.
During this sermon series, we invite you to explore your why. Consider how God is working in your life, and share this with us by completing a Why Card. Why do you give? standrewumc.org/WhyIGive
20th Anniversary Heart of Christmas Silent Auction and Brunch December 1, 9:30-11:45 a.m., Smith Worship Center | Weâ€™re collecting donations of gift cards, themed baskets, jewelry, autographed sports memorabilia, and more. Bring items to Room 133. Tickets on sale during worship hours in November for Saturday evenings, Sunday mornings, and online. standrewumc.org/News/ HeartOfChristmas
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