Children of God June 16, 2019 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary In antiquity, people were known to abandon their children to die, a practice called “infant exposure”. Some cities even had specific locations set up, where others would pick up babies - including slave traders. Being a “child of God” references this tragic practice. It means that even if you aren’t a biological son or daughter, in Christ you are no longer a slave child, but a full member of God the Father’s family.
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | Andante Allegro from Concerto in B-flat Major G.F. Handel, composer | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar *CALL TO WORSHIP Come to God who gathers us in. We come to God who nurtures us like a father. Come to God whose arms are open and waiting. We come to God who welcomes and forgives us. Come to God who journeys with us. We come to God who sees us as we really are and loves us anyway. Come, praise our loving, nurturing God! *OPENING HYMN | O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing 57 | Azmon 1 O for a thousand tongues to sing my great Redeemer’s praise, the glories of my God and King, the triumphs of his grace!
5 He speaks, and listening to his voice, new life the dead receive; the mournful, broken hearts rejoice, the humble poor believe.
2 My gracious Master and my God, assist me to proclaim, to spread through all the earth abroad the honors of thy name.
6 Hear him, ye deaf; his praise, ye dumb, your loosened tongues employ; ye blind, behold your Savior come, and leap, ye lame, for joy.
3 Jesus! the name that charms our fears, that bids our sorrows cease; ‘tis music in the sinner’s ears, ‘tis life, and health, and peace.
7 In Christ, your head, you then shall know, shall feel your sins forgiven; anticipate your heaven below, and own that love is heaven.
4 He breaks the power of canceled sin, he sets the prisoner free; his blood can make the foulest clean; his blood availed for me. *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.
OPENING PRAYER Oh God, we thank you for fathers near, Fathers with strong arms, And fathers with feeble knees Present everywhere from the breakfast table to bedtime for prayers. Thank you, God, for fathers near. We thank you, O God, for fathers far away, Fathers who ache for their families, Fathers absent because of war, Or disease, or despair, Fathers who may be present and absent at the same time. Thank you, God, for fathers far away. We thank you, O God, for caring communities Where mothers fill in for fathers And fathers fill in for mothers And grandparents put on the apron and the towel. Where aunts and uncles, and those who are absolutely no kin at all Make our communities a home. Amen. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS MIDDLE HYMN | Children of the Heavenly Father 141 | Tryggare Kan Ingen Vara
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OFFERTORY | Great Day Rollo Dilworth, arranger | Chancel Choir Women Great day! Great day, the righteous marching. Great day! God’s going to build up Zion’s walls. The chariot rode on the mountaintop, God’s going to build up Zion’s walls. My God spoke and the chariot did stop, God’s going to build up Zion’s walls. This is the day of jubilee, God’s going to build up Zion’s walls. The Lord has set his people free, God’s going to build up Zion’s walls.
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Children of God Rev. Arthur Jones
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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION | Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, BWV 663 J.S. Bach, composer | YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar
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INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP *CLOSING HYMN | Faith of Our Fathers 710 | St. Catherine *BENEDICTION POSTLUDE | Now Thank We All Our God J.S. Bach, composer; Virgil Fox, arranger YunJung Lee, Larry and Susan Hauser Organ Scholar –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
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
Birth | Grace Caroline Farmer, daughter of Danny and Calli Farmer (June 4) Hospital | Emory and Bonnie Walker Sympathy | Cheryl, Blake and Adam Goris in the death of husband and father, Dirk Goris (June 5) 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. Simply being there in times of need and being present makes this church a community.
2019 $7,114,636 (Planned)
standrewumc.org/give Year To Date | May 31
“Give generously to needy persons. Don’t resent giving to them because it is this very thing that will lead to the LORD your God’s blessing you in all you do and work at.” *2019 Annual Budget is $7,114,636
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 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 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 JULY 10 | Summer Mission Trip; Michael Agnew, Student Ministry Director at St. Andrew 17 | Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas; Bus leaves St. Andrew at 10:00 a.m. 24 | Annual Conference Report; Lay Delegates, Tommy and Carolyn Carter 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. Incoming K -incoming 5th grade. Arts, music, drama, choreography, and more, with guidance from professionals! 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 Summer Activities | Gather and grow together through social events, small groups, and service opportunities over the summer. Visit our Young Adults page to see our schedule. Questions? Contact Allison Jean, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/young-adults
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
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. There will be no classes in July. standrewumc.org/starting-point
Grief Care | Next Series: July 11-August 29 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Room 120 | If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Please note the new day, time, and location of our meetings. standrewumc.org/news/GriefCare
St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W. Plano Parkway | Plano, TX 75093 | 972-380-8001 | standrewumc.org