February 9, 2020 9:30 a.m., Sanctuary Job experiences an immense amount of loss in a very short time. He grieves and mourns his losses, but does he truly express his honest thoughts and emotions? Eventually, he explodes in anger towards God in a way that isnâ€™t helpful. What would have happened if Job had shown enough patience to grieve and express his frustration?
CELEBRATION OF WORSHIP We Gather in God’s Name ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
PRELUDE | Toccata Eugene Gigout, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist *CALL TO WORSHIP A rich feast awaits those who call upon the Lord. God offers to us all the bounty of God’s love. How we have thirsted for hope and peace! How we have longed for joy and love! Know that God continually surrounds us with patience and persistence. Even when we have not produced the fruits that God seeks, God forgives and heals our weakness. God continually blesses and heals us. Praise be to God for God’s steadfast love. Amen. *OPENING HYMN | It Is Well With My Soul 377 | Ville du Havre | Verses 1-4 *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. PRAYER OF CONFESSION AND PARDON Merciful God, we confess that we have not loved you with our whole heart. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have not done your will, we have broken your law, we have rebelled against your love, we have not loved our neighbors, and we have not heard the cry of the needy. Forgive us, we pray. Free us for joyful obedience, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. All pray in silence.
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+In this instance, catholic means universal.
Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven! Glory to God. Amen. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Clarkson Berenger Brown, son of David and Valerie Brown 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. 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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CALL TO PRAYER PASTORAL PRAYER AND LORD’S PRAYER
We Offer Our Gifts ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
OFFERTORY | Panis Angelicus Cesar Frank, composer | Chancel Choir; Leanne Scaggs, soloist Thus Angels’ Bread is made Panis angelicus the Bread of man today: fit panis hominum; the Living Bread from heaven Dat panis cœlicus with figures dost away: figuris terminum: O wondrous gift indeed! O res mirabilis! the poor and lowly may Manducat Dominum upon their Lord and Master feed. pauper, servus et humilis.
We Hear God’s Word ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Dr.Scott Engle and Rev. Arthur Jones
We Feast at the Lord’s Table ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LORD’S PRAYER HOLY COMMUNION INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
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*CLOSING HYMN | Take My Life 399 | Messiah | Verses 1-3 *BENEDICTION I am no longer my own, but thine. Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be employed by thee or laid aside by thee. Exalted for thee or brought low for thee. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to thy pleasure and disposal. And now, O glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thou art mine, and I am thine. So be it. And the covenant which I have made on earth, Let it be ratified in heaven. Amen. POSTLUDE | Final from Symphony No. 1 Louis Vierne, composer | Dr. Jonathan M. Gregoire, organist
A total coincidence, all of today’s music is from Europe or has European ties. Our opening hymn was written on the way to England in response to a tragic transatlantic shipwreck; our closing hymn was written by an English poet who died at 43 having lived a life of faith; the offertory was written in Paris in the mid-1800’s, originally for tenor soloist, harp, cello, and organ. The prelude and postlude are also French – Franck, who wrote our offertory, taught Vierne, who wrote our postlude.
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 Wedding Ty Reynolds and Jen Lyon (Feb. 2) Health and Healing Mike Stewart, Sammi Warren Sympathy Ted, Stephanie and Rex Day in the death of mother and grandmother, Rita Love Day (Jan. 14) Scott, Cathy, McKenna and Colin Black and Perry, Chrissie, William and Claire Boyette in the death of mother and grandmother, Carol Hubmer (Jan. 29) Dane, Angela, Devyn, Drew, Tres and Belle Harris in the death of father and grandfather, Leslie Harris (Jan. 30) Long-Term Care Nancy Cates, Dan Cox, Glennys Damewood, John Elder, Mary Eubanks, Carol Murphy, Margaret Richard, Jeff Simmons and Emory Walker
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.
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See From Here. Where do we go from here? The future of our church lies before us. It is time to cast new visions and watch with eager anticipation at Godâ€™s unfolding design. Pledge to the ways God is changing hearts, lives, and communities in 2020 at St. Andrew. See from here. Discover the power of vision at standrewumc.org/fromhere.
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GROUPS | standrewumc.org/news Travel Ministry | England/Ireland, April 18-30 | Join Robert Hasley, Allison Jean and Kay Richardson in the Parlor on Sunday, February 16 at noon for information on the trip to London and Oxford, England; and Dublin and Galway, Ireland. Our travel agent will be present. We will tour John Wesley’s Christian heritage, the British Museum, Westminster Abby, Stonehenge as well as beautiful castles, Celtic cathedrals and the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. All inclusive, with a professional tour guide! Contact Kay Richardson, krichardson@ standrewumc.org. Adult Mission Trip | February 20-23 | Share the love of Christ and serve the Rockport/ Aransas Pass area on our St. Andrew Adults mission trip. This is our seventh mission trip to the region for ongoing hurricane relief work. Must be 18 or older to attend. For more information or to sign up, contact Hal Kurkowski at email@example.com. Carter BloodCare Drive | February 23, 8:00 a.m.-12:40 p.m., Outside Front of Sanctuary Give hope and life to your community by giving blood to people in need. Make an appointment online; walk-ups are also welcome. standrewumc.org/news/blooddrive ImagineU Mentoring | Help high school students facing challenges in education by mentoring them through their journey. United Methodist Men of St. Andrew is seeking volunteers to serve with ImagineU, a yearly mentorship program for students in our community. standrewumc.org/news/imagineu 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 Jimmy, firstname.lastname@example.org. standrewumc.org/pals FEBRUARY 12 | Now Showing: Sleepless in Seattle, Movie Room at St. Andrew, popcorn and snacks 19 | Fun and Games: SKIPBO and snacks 26 | Planning Meeting and Ash Wednesday Service United Methodist Women | All are welcome. standrewumc.org/umw LIFT | February 9, 4:30 p.m., Willow Bend Mall, Packing dresses for Prom Closet. Contact Aimee, email@example.com if you want to help. Mom to Mom | Mom to Mom provides a positive atmosphere for sharing ideas, discussing common struggles and embracing the delights of raising children. We are open to all mothers looking for spiritual growth and friendship. Check the website for group meeting days and times. standrewumc.org/news/momtomom 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 begins at 6:00 p.m. standrewumc.org/careercare “A Little Deeper” Book Club | Wednesday, February 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Piro Hall Our book discussion in February is The Giver of Stars by Jolo Moyes. A light lunch will be served and please bring your own drink. All are welcome. standrewumc.org/adults Prayer Shawls Available | Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted for individuals experiencing devastating illness or loss of a loved one. Each shawl is prayed over as it is created and again upon completion by our Prayer Shawl Ministry, our church staff, and our pastors. Contact Donna, firstname.lastname@example.org. 6
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Starting Point | Whether today is your first day to attend, or you’ve been a longtime member, learn about who we are as a church in our three Starting Point classes. Take a tour, meet church members, and have your questions answered. Classes are usually the first three Sundays of each month. standrewumc.org/starting-point
12th Annual Prom Closet Volunteer Opportunities | February 17-22 | Prom Closet relies on volunteers for various roles, including all levels of physical capability. Opportunities include checkin desk, dressing room assistants, and setup and teardown crew. Donations still welcome. standrewumc.org/PromCloset
Young Adult Softball | February 24-April 20 | Have fun and meet friends! Our Young Adults softball team, the “Good News Bears,” plays in a Plano slow-pitch, co-ed rec level league. No experience is needed. Register by February 12. standrewumc.org/ news/Softball
Salt and Light Dessert Show | February 23, 4:00 and 6:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center | Support the ministries of Salt and Light Youth Choir and come enjoy this year’s fundraiser concert: “Disney and Dessert.” Tickets include dessert. standrewumc.org/ news/SaltandLightShow
Grief Care Begins February 13 | 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. Our video-based grief support group meets for an 8-week series, led by Rev. Jennifer Powell. standrewumc.org/news/griefcare
Bell Blast | February 15 & 16 | 3:00-6:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. Sunday | We invite 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students to learn a bell piece and perform in worship! Rehearsals include games, snacks, and more. standrewumc.org/news/bellblast 7
Ash Wednesday Worship February 26 Come-and-go | 11:00 a.m.â€“12:30 p.m., Chapel | Come-and-go imposition of ashes, guided prayers and meditations, and music by harpist Yumiko Schlaffer. Evening | 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary | This service begins the season of Lent, with a meditation by Rev. Kim Meyers and music by our Chancel Choir. standrewumc.org/news/AshWednesday
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper February 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Smith Worship Center | Come for some fun and fellowship! Eat pancakes, and load them up with all kinds of toppings. No cost. standrewumc.org/news/Shrove
Lenten Devotional | Discover Jesus in a deeper way. Join us this Lenten season and read a daily devotional written by St. Andrew ministry leaders. Devotionals will be available starting February 26. Sign up to receive daily devotionals in your email inbox. standrewumc.org/lent
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