I T ’ S A N AC T O F WO R S H I P TO A LIVING GOD
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I T ’ S PA R T OF OUR UPBRINGING
GIVE FOR GOD November 11, 2018 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary We give because God is the source of every good thing in our lives. While we may begin giving for a variety of personal interests and needs, we eventually discover that through our belief in and journey with Jesus, we become members of his holy church and that in this holy community we are called to a duty and a responsibility to give.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | Great is Thy Faithfulness Sondra Tucker, arranger | Bells of St. Andrew | Lynn Hayes, conductor *CALL TO WORSHIP We come this day to worship the One who came to give himself fully for all. We come to connect, knowing that we are called to live in community with one another. We give thanks for this faith community that surrounds us. We come inspired to serve by the saints and by the women and men who have given their all for the cause of peace and justice. We come to offer ourselves fully in this place of worship and the world in which we live. Let us worship God! *OPENING HYMN | Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 400 | Nettleton *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. SPECIAL MUSIC | Hymn of Promise Natalie Sleeth, composer | Alpha & Omega Combined Children’s Choirs Julie Prudhomme & Rachel Kortum, directors | Brenda Dillon, piano; Veronika Brzezinova, violin
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
We Offer Our Prayers ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
*Please rise in body or spirit. 2
+In this instance, catholic means universal.
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OFFERTORY | My Eternal King Jane Marshall, composer | Chancel Choir My God, I love Thee; not because I hope for heav’n thereby, Nor yet because who love Thee not must die eternally. Thou, O my Jesus, Thou didst me upon the cross embrace; For me didst bear the nails, the nails and spear, and manifold disgrace. Why, then why, O blessed Jesus Christ, should I not love Thee well? Not for the hope of winning heav’n, or of escaping hell; Not with the hope of gaining aught, not seeking a reward; But as Thyself hast loved me, o ever-loving Lord! E’en so I love Thee, and will love, and in Thy praise will sing; Solely because Thou art my God, and my Eternal King.
We Hear God’s Word ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Dr. Scott Engle & Rev. Arthur Jones
We Receive Holy Communion ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
COMMUNION LITURGY LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION | Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone Linda Lamb, arranger | Bells of St. Andrew | Lynn Hayes, conductor Fairest Lord Jesus | Hayes/Gaspard, arrangers | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar, pianist | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist PRAYER AFTER RECEIVING Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that in the strength of your Spirit we may give ourselves for others, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
We Go in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
*CLOSING HYMN | Take My Life and Let It Be 399 | Messiah
*BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise Hayes/Gaspard, arrangers | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar, pianist Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist
Charge Conference | The annual district-wide United Methodist charge conference will be held November 25 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Plano. stn ese Bishop McKee will preside. r P s am t
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The Art of Christmas Concert | December 9, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary | Experience the Art of Christmas, as we connect music and fine art across different cultures and traditions. The concert features St. Andrew choirs from children to adults and a full professional orchestra. standrewumc.org/News/ArtOfChristmas
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 Hospital Mary Claire Holmes 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 Stewardship Sunday | We invite you to prayerfully consider how God is asking you to share your resources. In worship today, drop your Estimate of Giving card in the basket during communion.
Welcome to Our Wondering Sight Christmas Music Program December 2, 5:00 p.m., Narthex Open the Christmas season with a cozy concert in the Narthex, featuring harpist Yumiko Schlaffer and Chancel Choir members. The service will intertwine readings and music. standrewumc.org/News/Sight 5
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 email@example.com for more information. Feel called to start a new Connection Group? Become an Anchor! Adult Ministries would love to provide you with the tools to “anchor” a new Connection Group. Serving as the group’s Anchor, you will provide the consistent presence that lays the foundation and brings continuity to newly formed Connection Groups. It’s easier than you think! For more information, contact Allison Jean, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. United Methodist Women | Visit a group this fall. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults | 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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friendsgiving Young Adult Potluck Friendsgiving Sunday, November 18, 12:15 p.m, Room 126 | Join us for our annual Friendsgiving lunch to give thanks for our many blessings. St. Andrew will provide turkey and ham. To bring a side dish, dessert, and to help with set up, sign up online. standrewumc.org/News/Friendsgiving
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 Maggianoâ€™s, cookie decorating, Christmas plates, entertainment from the Childrenâ€™s Choir, Christmas storytellers, and more. standrewumc.org/News/FamilyAdvent
DRIVE Blood Drive | Today, 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
Starting Point | Today, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Join us for our Get Connected class on and learn about Connection Groups, Bible Studies, Small Groups, Family Ministries and much more. Everyone is welcome. standrewumc.org/starting-point
College Care Packages | As finals approach, help our college students by donating items or funding an entire box for care packages. standrewumc.org/News/ CollegeCarePackages
Advent Devotionals | Join us this Advent season and read a daily devotional written by St. Andrew pastors. Pick up a book or visit our Advent Devotional webpage to follow along, December 1st through the 25th, available soon.
GIVE C O M M I T M E N T D AY 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 in the pew back and turn it in during worship. Why do you give? standrewumc.org/WhyIGive
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
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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