March 17, 2019 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Jesus entered into human flesh without our modern technologies but with the same temptations. Temptation is as much a part of his first-century world as it is our 21st century world, because temptation is part of the Christian life. It is not that we are tempted, but how we respond that matters.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
OPENING PRAYER We kneel to you, you who are uncreated and eternal. Hold out your hand to us and help us to our feet. Yes, O merciful God, pull us upward. Give us the courage to stand up without shame or guilt. Revoke the death sentence against us and write our names in the book of life with all your holy prophets and apostles. PRELUDE | Nocturne in C Minor Frédéric Chopin, composer | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar *CALL TO WORSHIP Let us worship God, who has done great things. We rejoice in our God, who made a way through the desert of this world. Let us worship God, who has known every temptation we face. We rejoice in our God who is present in our greatest needs. We are the people God has formed through Christ; we worship him, and we rejoice! Let us worship God in spirit and in truth. *OPENING HYMN | How Can We Name a Love 111 | Terra Beata *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 Sophia Christiana Harris, daughter of Sohpany and Christopher Harris 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 worshiping, connecting, 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.
*Please rise in body or spirit. 2
+In this instance, catholic means universal.
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.
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NIV Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Common English Bible I cry out to you from the depths, Lord—my Lord, listen to my voice! Let your ears pay close attention to my request for mercy! If you kept track of sins, Lord—my Lord, who would stand a chance? But forgiveness is with you—that’s why you are honored. I hope, Lord. My whole being hopes, and I wait for God’s promise. My whole being waits for my Lord—more than the night watch waits for morning; yes, more than the night watch waits for morning! CALL TO PRAYER PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER CHORAL RESPONSE
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OFFERTORY | I Lift My Eyes Taylor Davis, composer | Chancel Choir I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord. The Lord will not let your foot be moved, the Lord who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, the One who keeps Israel will neither slumber, nor sleep. continued 3
The Lord is your keeper, the shade on your right hand. By day the sun won’t smite you, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; the Lord will keep your life. From this time forth now and evermore. Amen.
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WILDERNESS Dr. Scott Engle
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Jesus Calls Us 398 | Galilee
*BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Folk Song Felix Mendelssohn, composer | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar
Worship Series | March 9/10-April 6/7 | Join us for a seven-week look into
the geography of Jesus, the long-expected Jewish revolutionary Messiah. A virtual tour of the geography of Jesus’ life will give us a fresh perspective on the purpose of Jesus’ ministry and how it overturned people’s expectations of what was going to happen. What Jesus did really mean when he preached that the kingdom of God was at hand, and what false expectations do we carry about what Jesus is going to do for us? Worship Series | Through April 20/21 | Join us for a seven-week look into the geography of Jesus, the long-expected Jewish revolutionary Messiah. What did Jesus really mean when he preached that the kingdom of God was at hand, and what false expectations do we carry about what Jesus is going to do for us? The False Expectation | This week we look at the expectation that temptation is weakness, not something we have to deal with, or that being tempted itself is a sin.
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 Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, Glennys Damewood, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, John Hamilton, Jeff Simmons 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.
WHY I GIVE The St. Andrew community shares why they give to the ministries of the church. Because as Christians we are told to go and share the word and St. Andrew does that through so many avenues.
standrewumc.org/give Year To Date | February 28 Deuteronomy 16:17 “Each one should have his gift in hand, in precise measure with the blessing the Lord your God gives you.“ *2019 Annual Budget is $7,114,636 5
GROUPS | standrewumc.org/news Special Guest, Scott Engle’s Something Else Class | March 24, 11:00 a.m., Smith Worship Center | Learn from an expert about the history and meaning of the Garden Tomb in Jerusalem from Director Stephen Bridge. No prior class attendance is necessary – we invite everyone to this exciting event! standrewumc.org/news/tomb Starting Point is the fastest way to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at St. Andrew. For April, classes will be held on April 7, 14, and 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 131. standrewumc.org/starting-point Easter Egg Hunt Candy Donations | We are collecting candy to fill the 8,000 Easter eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt on April 20. Please consider donating individually snacksized wrapped candies (Starburst, Skittles, Sweet Tarts, etc. No chocolate please). Leave donations at the Children’s check-in desk on Sundays, or during the week, in the Preschool lobby, the Children’s Ministry office, and Student Ministry office. Deadline to donate is April 1. Thursday Morning Bible Group – Spring Study | Begins March 21, 9:30 a.m., Room 131 | Final Words From The Cross by Adam Hamilton | Contact Connie, email@example.com or 214-291-8004. Childcare request, contact Defae Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/adults Women’s Monday Morning Bible Group – Spring Study | April 8-May 20, 10:00 a.m., Room 131 | Finding I AM: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of Your Heart by Lisa TerKeurst | Contact Kathleen, email@example.com or 713-851-3240 to join or learn more. Childcare request, contact Defae Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org. United Methodist Women | Visit a group this year. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults Sarah Sisters | April 3, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Room 131, Storehouse Car Ministry, Jim Priebe Rachel Group | April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 126, Financial Planning, Z Marshall LIFT | April 14, 6:30 p.m., Rev. Allison Jean, Contact Aimee, email@example.com for meeting place 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 MARCH 20 | Realm Training by Traci Hughes, St. Andrew Business Administrator 27 | The State of The Storehouse by Candace Winslow, Executive Director The Storehouse “A Little Deeper” Book Club | Wednesday, March 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Room 126 | Our book discussion in March is Educated by Tara Westover. A light lunch will be served and please bring your own drink. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults
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Lent Devotional | Join us this Lenten season and read a daily devotional written by St. Andrew ministry leaders. Sign up to receive daily devotionals in your email inbox. Our prayer is that you will discover Jesus in a deeper way. standrewumc.org/Lent
Easter Egg Hunt | April 20, 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. | Join the fun as we invite the community to our annual Mom to Mom egg hunt. Weâ€™ll have bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. Register online. standrewumc.org/News/EggHunt
Worship Together | March 31 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. standrewumc.org/News/Worship Together
Middle School Spring Retreat March 22-24, Camp Bridgeport | We welcome all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students to worship, play games, and fellowship at nearby Bridgeport Camp. Registration is $150; register online. standrewumc.org/News/MSRetreat
Easter Lily Sales | Support the St. Andrew Student Ministry Scholarship Fund by purchasing Easter lilies. Your lilies will brighten St. Andrew worship areas on Easter Sunday, and you may take them home after the last Easter service. Purchase online or Sunday mornings through March 24. standrewumc.org/News/EasterLilies
College Care Packages | Send some love to our college students with care packages. Submit student information online by April 7 for them to receive a package. Get involved by making a monetary donation, donating items, or helping prepare care packages â€“ sign up online by April 14. standrewumc.org/ News/CollegeCarePackages 7
Holy Week Holy Week and Easter | April 14-21 | Holy Week tells a story of immense loss followed by life-changing hope and Easterâ€™s joyful celebration. Maundy Thursday | April 18, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary Good Friday | April 19, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary Easter Weekend April 20 5:30 p.m., Traditional, Sanctuary April 21 Sunrise | 7:00 a.m., Meditation Garden Traditional | 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary Contemporary | 9:30 a.m., Smith Worship Center | 11:10 a.m., 12:10 p.m., Sanctuary Childcare is available for all services except Sunrise standrewumc.org/News/HolyWeek
ACH Giving | Schedule recurring gifts to the church directly from your checking or savings account with simple, secure setup in Realm. You can change amounts, frequency, and other information using your phone or desktop computer. Learn more about Realm on our website. standrewumc.org/realmconnect
Joining Day Luncheon | March 24, Noon-1:15 p.m., Festival Hall Attend this free, relaxed-setting luncheon to learn more about St. Andrew, meet St. Andrew staff, and get to know other new members. There will be an opportunity to join at the end of the luncheon. standrewumc.org/News/ JoiningDayLuncheon
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W. Plano Parkway | Plano, TX 75093 | 972-380-8001 | standrewumc.org