Sisters and Brothers June 9, 2019 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Respect for the family, as defined according to the patriarch, was a high value in Jesusâ€™ day. Many Jewish interpreters believed the command to honor your father and mother to be the most important commandment in the law. Yet Jesus redefines what it meant to be a brother and sister according to obedience, not kinship. We who obey God are brothers and sisters of a new household.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | Marche Héroïque Herbert Brewer, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist CALL TO WORSHIP Like the murmur of the dove’s song, Like the challenge of her flight, Like the vigor of the wind’s rush, Like the new flame’s eager might: Come, Holy Spirit, come. To the members of Christ’s body, To the branches of the vine, To the church in faith assembled, To her midst as gift and sign: Come, Holy Spirit, come. With the healing of division, With the ceaseless voice of prayer, With the power to love and witness, With the peace beyond compare: Come, Holy Spirit, come. *OPENING HYMN | As a Fire is Meant for Burning 2237 | Beach Spring As a fire is meant for burning with a bright and warming flame, so the church is meant for mission, giving glory to God’s name. Not to preach our creeds or customs, but to build a bridge of care, we join hands across the nations, finding neighbours everywhere. We are learners; we are teachers; we are pilgrims on the way. We are seekers; we are givers; we are vessels made of clay. By our gentle, loving actions, we would show that Christ is light. In a humble, listening Spirit, we would live to God’s delight. As a green bud in the springtime is the sign of life renewed, so may we be signs of oneness ’mid earth’s peoples, many hued. As a rainbow lights the heavens when a storm is past and gone, may our lives reflect the radiance of God’s new and glorious dawn.
*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 REMEMBERING PENTECOST | This is the Spirit’s Entry Now 608 | Azmon This is the Spirit’s entry now: the water and the word, the cross of Jesus on your brow, the seal both felt and heard. Let water be the sacred sign that we must die each day, to rise again by hi design as followers of his way. Renewing Spirit, hear our praise for your baptismal power that washes us through all our days. Lord, cleanse again this hour.
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OFFERTORY | Alleluia Randall Thompson, composer | Chancel Choir
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Sisters and Brothers Rev. Allison Jean and Rev. Jimmy Decker
We Feast at the Lord’s Table
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION Many Gifts, One Spirit | Allen Pote, composer Speak, Lord, In the Stillness | David Schwoebel, composer Spirit of the Living God | Daniel Iverson, composer
+In this instance, catholic means universal. 3
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Breathe on Me, Breath of God 420 | Trentham *BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | French Overture in E-flat Major, BWV 552 J.S. Bach, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
YunJung Lee Recital and Sendoff | June 22, 4:30 p.m., Sanctuary | Join us as we celebrate YunJung “YJ” Lee, our Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar, on the completion of her year-long scholarship at St. Andrew. Come hear her compelling musicianship in a program of beloved selections from this past year on Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 5:00 p.m. in the Narthex.
Worship Series | Through June 15/16 | The old saying “blood is thicker than water” is a misquote. The full saying is, “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.” In other words, in Jesus, we redefine what we mean by blood, from shared DNA of our familial ties to the shared covenant of Christ’s blood shed for us. When we follow Jesus, we inherit a new family of fellow believers. We have a place at the table. We find that we belong. We are a child of a living and loving God. The community of faith is what church is all about. 4
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
Births | Riley Nicole Blood, daughter of Allen and Meghan Blood and granddaughter of Patrick and Mary Doyle (May 20) | Timothy Jack Lanford, son of Ross and Abby Lanford and grandson of Jeff and Jennifer Powell (May 30) | Joseph Michael Warren, son of Jon and Allix Warren and grandson of Mike and Pat Warren (May 31) Milestone Celebration | Bill and Debbie Brewer on their 50th wedding anniversary (June 7) Wedding | Drew Bell and Jordan Pennington (June 8) Long-Term Care | Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, Glennys Damewood, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, John Hamilton, Carol Murphy, Jeff Simmons 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.
WHY I GIVE The St. Andrew community shares why they give to the ministries of the church. Giving to others blesses my soul like nothing else.
TYPES OF GIVING | standrewumc.org/give Help secure the vitality of St. Andrew with any of three types of giving.
SPECIAL GIFTS Includes specifically designated times of the year, such as Christmas and Easter offerings, and capital campaigns, like ChurchOne.
Your weekly or monthly offerings that support the churchâ€™s operating budget.
FOREVER GIFTS Invest in the future of St. Andrew ministries, infrastructure, and leadership development.
We invite you to prayerfully consider how your gifts may help us live out our call to be passionate servants of Christ, now and in the future. 5
GROUPS | standrewumc.org/news Young Adults Common Grounds | Sundays, 10:40-11:00 a.m., Parlor | Come grab a cup of coffee and visit with other young adults at St. Andrew, conveniently in common to both the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. services. Meet new people and learn more about upcoming Young Adults events and activities. standrewumc.org/young-adults Women’s Spiritual Growth Group | 1st/3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., Room 120 | Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. This DVD study teaches us how to use joy to fight life’s battles. Contact Dawn Conner, email@example.com. Childcare request, contact Defae Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/adults PALS (People with Active Lifestyles) | Wednesdays (Except First of Month), 10:00 a.m. Room 131 | Senior adults connect through educational, cultural, and social opportunities. Contact Allison, email@example.com. standrewumc.org/pals JUNE 12 | Movie and Popcorn Day 19 | Dallas Heritage Museum; Bus leaves St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m. 26 | What’s the Ordination Process All About? Led by Rev. Allison Jean and Rev. Jimmy Decker Travel Ministry | October 13-20 | Join us for a Uniworld river cruise this October along the Rhine, traveling from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam with daily included excursions. Questions? Contact Kay Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Career Care Ministry | Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Room 131 | This free, weekly support/ coaching group helps 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 United Methodist 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/men Scripture FIT | Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Andy’s Place | A fun aerobic workout for women to contemporary Christian music that will energize your body and soul. Bring yourself and a friend; no registration required. Contact Patti Loftin, email@example.com. Childcare available; contact Defae, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/adults 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. Contact Cathy Goddard, email@example.com.
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Fine Arts Camp | July 15-19, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Experience arts, music, drama, choreography, and more, with guidance from professionals in each field! Register online. standrewumc.org/news/FineArtsCamp
Worship Together | June 30 | 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.
Young Adults Podcast Club | Tuesdays Beginning June 11, 7:00 p.m., Room 237 Gather each week throughout the summer to discuss podcasts. We welcome all young adults (20s/30s). No registration is needed. For questions, contact Allison Jean at ajean@ standrewumc.org.
Stars and Stripes Concert | June 30, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary | Celebrate July 4th as patriotic tunes fill the Sanctuary. Hear from Imperial Brass, Dr. Jonathan Gregoire on organ, and the chancel choirs of St. Andrew and Custer Road UMC. Admission is free! standrewumc.org/news/stars
North Parking Lot | Our north parking lot is undergoing repair and upgrade this summer. Throughout the process, we have ample parking for weekend services â€“ follow the signs on campus and visit our Parking/ Directions page for more information. standrewumc.org/directions
Storehouse of Collin County 10th Anniversary | The Storehouse of Collin County, a non-profit organization serving our Collin County neighbors, celebrates its 10th anniversary! Visit the website to see whatâ€™s ahead. thestorehousecc.org/love 7
Spark Tank has evolved into the Kindling Ministry, our community service initiative. What simple act of kindness can you do for someone today? Just act, upload your receipt for reimbursement up to $100, and share your story with others. Visit the Kindling page to learn more. standrewumc.org/kindling
Joining Day Luncheon | Today, Noon-1:15 p.m., Festival Hall | This relaxed-setting luncheon will give you the chance 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
Starting Point | Whether today is your first day to attend, or youâ€™ve been a longtime member, learn about who we are as a church in our three Starting Point classes. Youâ€™ll tour the campus, meet church members, and have your questions answered. standrewumc.org/starting-point
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W. Plano Parkway | Plano, TX 75093 | 972-380-8001 | standrewumc.org