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Profiles of Our Guest Preachers

Junius Dotson was ordained to the ministry of the United Methodist Church in June 1992. In 1996, he responded to the challenge of beginning a new and innovative church in the Silicon Valley, Genesis United Methodist Church. Currently thousands of people, from Wichita and beyond, gather each Sunday to hear the thought provoking, faith-filled messages of Pastor Junius Dotson, senior pastor of Saint Mark United Methodist Church. Pastor Dotson is well prepared both spiritually and academically. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science with a concentration in economics. Pastor Dotson began his postgraduate work in at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. A leader who responds to challenges and opportunities in new and creative ways, Pastor Dotson draws together people who share his vision for the future. He believes that effective ministry is about training, developing, and empowering leaders to establish ministries that address the needs of the “whole� person – body, mind and spirit.

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Sue Nilson Kibbey holds a Master of Divinity degree and is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. As Ginghamsburg Church’s Executive Pastor, Sue teams with Senior Pastor Mike Slaughter to create and deploy the vision of the church, coordinates the senior management team, and serves as team leader for all discipleship staff (children, student and adult). Sue also leads human resource initiatives and teams with the senior staff on daily business functions/decisions. As the creator of “Ministry by Strengths,” which equips churches to deploy staff and unpaid servants into ministry, Sue serves as a trainer, consultant and coach to conferences and clergy gatherings across the country. Her book on the art of leading and managing the church, Ultimately Responsible, was released in fall 2006 (Abingdon Press). She has authored Starting a Single Adult Ministry (Cook Communications), named the “Single Adult Ministry Book of the Year” by the National Association of Single Adult Leaders, as well as written for and edited Transformation Journal: Journey Through the Bible in a Year and Transformation Journal: A Daily Walk in the Word (both Abingdon Press). Sue is an adjunct faculty member at United Theological Seminary in ministry leadership.

Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church, is the three-decade dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church and spiritual entrepreneur of ministry marketplace innovations. His life-long passion to reach the lost and set the oppressed free has now made him a tireless and leading advocate for the displaced children, women and men of Darfur, Sudan, named by the U.N. as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Under Mike’s leadership, Ginghamsburg Church has become known as an early innovator of small group ministry, the Church “media reformation” and cyber ministry, with the Ginghamsburg website averaging 50,000 visits monthly from around the world. Since initiating The Sudan Project in January 2005, Ginghamsburg has invested over $3.7 million into humanitarian relief in Darfur. The resultant agricultural project, child development program and safe water initiative are expanding to reach a quarter of a million Sudanese refugees and villagers. As a mentor, Mike travels globally to speak and use his “gift of irritation” to equip ministry leaders to minimize brick and maximize mission so that they may fully deploy the mission of Jesus into the world. Mike is also the author of multiple books for church leaders. For more information about Mike, visit www.mikeslaughter.com

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Sound of the Trumpet Ministries “Let me tell you a story.” I began with these six words. By the time I had finished, he was choking back tears and ready to ask God for stories of his own. I was strapped to the machine. He could of been billing accounts, wrestling with insurance companies, or seeing other patients, but he sat unhurried on the table next to me and listened. That day I offered him a prescription for hope. He needed to know that God still touched the lives of people - he needed to know that God could touch him. He said, "If God could do that for you, then I guess I'm just one step removed from him doing something with me." "I think he just did," I told him. "I think he just did." Greg Dungan is a Christian musician and actor from Fairfield, OH. This is what he does. He tells stories. Using a variety of mediums, Greg teaches and encourages others to tell their God stories by telling his own. His ministry has several facets including music concerts, theater sketches, prayer events, and media creation. He would love to bring his talents and abilities to your church in an effort to assist your ministry. Sound of the Trumpet Ministries operates on a love offering basis and is currently booking events throughout the Midwest. Read his latest stories at www.bigspenderstories.com.

TOTAL PRAISE TOTAL PRAISE is a group of women and girls ages 5 to 75 who praise God through dance. It is a glimpse of God's Kingdom, a beautiful mix of congregations and denominations, ebony to ivory, able and disabled. They are the evidence of God's hands at work through answered prayers and dreams-come-true. The dancers come from Brookville, Cincinnati, and Dayton. Still in its infancy, TOTAL PRAISE has its roots in an earlier dance ministry called VESSELS OF HONOUR. Founder D.J. Hummons felt a call to minister to underprivileged and at-risk youth, using her talents in dance to bring them to Jesus. During the past year God surprised DJ by expanding her ministry to include adults and those with disabilities, revealing more fully God’s kingdom. Would you like TOTAL PRAISE to share their ministry at your local church? For more information, contact: DJ Hummons, Vessels of Honour ODM, Inc. (513) 539-0480; Pastor Jane Maxton, (937) 478-3048; or Kay Rohrer, Total Praise, (937) 272-2506. “Let

them praise His name with the dance . . .”

Psalm 149:3

West Ohio Annual Conference Praise Team Do you want to sing on stage Wednesday morning? Join the West Ohio Annual Conference Praise Team as they lead us in worship under the direction of Mr. Paul Jones. Rehearsal information will be announced.

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Opening Worship Service Monday, June 8th, 2009

9:00 a.m.

Worship Leaders: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Annual Conference Pastor Junius Dotson, Senior Pastor, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas Rev. Howard Allison, Elder, Liturgist Rev. Nola Heilman, Deacon, Liturgist Clergy Children from the Shawnee Valley District Participating in the Processional Sam Smith, Holy Bible Sarah Smith, Christ candle Benjamin Evory, Processional Cross Madison Wallace, Communion Elements Madelyn Mitchell, Communion Elements Rev. Rob Turner, Head Communion Steward Mr. Frederick Chatfield, Organist Mr. Greg Dungan, Sound of the Trumpet Ministries Hope for Africa Children’s Choir Rev. Jim Wilson, Worship Design, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conf. Worship Com. Mrs. Jan Hamman, Visual Arts Sources used for parts of the liturgy for Holy Communion include: Shaping Sanctuary, by Kelly Turney, ed., p. 220. and p. 134 A Wee Worship Book, Wild Goose Worship Group,(Chicago: GIA Publications, 1999), p. 99-101

(*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

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Gathering of the Annual Conference to Worship Gathering Processional Voluntary

Rev. Jim Wilson “Trumpet Voluntary”

J. Stanley

(please remain seated)

Call to Worship: Leader: From across the Annual Conference we gather together. People: To worship, to learn, to celebrate the love of God. Leader: May love be first among us. People: May the Holy Spirit descend upon the church once more!

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Hymn

“O Spirit of the Living God”

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UMH539 (public domain)


*Opening Prayer for the West Ohio Annual Conference Liturgist: Let us pray. Congregation: Holy and Gracious God, for all the ways your love has sustained us in this past year we thank you and give you the glory this morning. Thank you for drawing us once again to the shores of Lakeside, as the body of Christ, to renew our ministries and strengthen our call. Be in our midst this week and guide us in our work. Let your love lift and empower us, inspire and transform us, not for our benefit but for the sake of your kingdom here on earth. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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*Affirmation of Faith Liturgist: We believe in God, creator of the world and of all people; and in Jesus Christ, incarnate among us, who died and rose again; and in the Holy Spirit, present with us to guide, strengthen, and comfort. Congregation:

We believe; God, help our unbelief.

Liturgist: We rejoice in every sign of God’s kingdom: in the upholding of human dignity and community; in every expression of love, justice, and reconciliation; in each act of self-giving on behalf of others; in the abundance of God’s gifts, entrusted to us that all may have enough; in all responsible use of the earth’s resources. Congregation: Glory be to God on high; and on earth, peace. Liturgist: We confess our sin, individual and collective, by silence or action: through the violation of human dignity based on race, class, age, sex, nation, or faith; through the exploitation of people because of greed and indifference; through the misuse of power in personal, communal, national, and international life; through the search for security by those military and economic forces that threaten human existence; through the abuse of technology which endangers the earth and all life upon it.

Congregation: Lord, have mercy Christ, have mercy Lord, have mercy.

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Liturgist: We commit ourselves individually and as a community to the way of Christ: to take up the cross; to seek abundant life for all humanity; to struggle for peace with justice and freedom; to risk ourselves in faith, hope, and love, praying that God’s kingdom may come. Congregation: Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Amen. (The World Methodist Social Affirmation, page 886, The United Methodist Hymnal, Copyright 1989, The United Methodist Publishing House)

*Gloria Patri

UMH 71

Special Music

Hope for Africa Children’s Choir

Scripture Reading 9

(public domain)


Introduction of Our Guest Preacher

Bishop Ough

Message Hymn

Pastor Junius Dotson “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”

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UMH 344


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Invitation to the Table and Our Confession and Pardon The Deacon:

Christ our Lord invites to the table all who love Him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another. Therefore, let us confess our sin before God and one another.

Congregation: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen.

All pray in silence

The Deacon:

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us all of our sins, through the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Special Music

Mr. Greg Dungan Sound of the Trumpet Ministries

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The Great Thanksgiving Deacon: The Lord be with you. Congregation: And also with you. Deacon: Lift up your hearts. Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord. Deacon: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. Congregation: It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Deacon: God of all nations, gratitude, praise, hearts lifted high, voices full and joyful, these we offer you. For when we were nothing, you made us something. When we had no name and no faith and no future, you called us your children. When we lost our way or turned away, you did not abandon us. When we came back to you, your arms opened wide in welcome. And look, You prepare a table for us offering not just bread, not just wine But your very self So that we may be filled, healed, blessed and made new again. So now, in gratitude, we join our voices to those of the Church on earth and heaven:

Congregation: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest! 13


Bishop Ough says: Lord God, As we come to share the richness of your table, we cannot forget the rawness of the earth. We cannot receive bread and forget those who are hungry. Your world is one world and we are stewards of its nourishment. Congregation says: Lord, put our prosperity at the service of the poor. Bishop Ough says: We cannot receive wine and forget those who are thirsty. The ground and the rootless, the earth and its weary people cry out for justice. Congregation says: Lord, put our fullness at the service of the empty.

Bishop Ough says: We cannot hear your words of peace and forget the world at war Or, if not at war, then preparing for it. Congregation says: Show us quickly, Lord, how to turn weapons into welcome signs And the lust for power into a desire for peace. Bishop Ough says: We cannot celebrate the feast of your family and forget our divisions. We are one in Spirit, but not in fact. History and hurt still dismember us. Congregation says: Lord, heal your Church in every brokenness.

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Bishop Ough says: For us you were born, for us you healed, preached, taught and showed the way to heaven: for us you were crucified, and for us, after death, you rose again. Lord Jesus Christ, present with us now, For all that you have done and all that you have promised, What have we to offer? Our hands are empty, our hearts are sometimes full of wrong things. We are not fit to gather up the crumbs from under your table. But with you is mercy and the power to change us. So as we do in this place what you did in an upstairs room, Send down your Holy Spirit on us and these gifts of bread and wine That they may become for us your body, healing, forgiving and making us whole; and that we may become, for you, your body, loving and caring in the world until your kingdom comes. Amen. (The Bishop takes the bread and while breaking it says,)

Among friends, gathered round a table, Jesus took bread, broke it, blessed it, and offered it, saying, “This is my body, it is broken for you.” (The Bishop takes the cup and while lifting it up says,)

And later he took the cup of wine and said, “This is the new relationship with God, made possible because of my death. Take this – all of you – to remember me.” 15


May all who participate at this table, spread with abundance and grace, Know the reconciling love of Jesus Christ. May your church go forth from Communion with you To be one in Christ and one in witness to the world. In your Holy Name we pray As Jesus taught us to pray, saying, Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. The Bishop says: These are the gifts of God for the people of God. Giving of the Bread and Cup Communion will be served throughout the auditorium. Servers will direct you as you receive the elements by intinction. During this time we will sing the first verse of the following hymns: “Let Us Break Bread Together” “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” “One Bread, One Body” “Blessed Assurance”

“Holy, Holy, Holy” “How Great Thou Art” “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing” ���Amazing Grace”

Prayer after Communion Bishop Ough says: O God, you are Hospitality. You are Welcome. You are Invitation, the Table, the Feast. By your spirit may we learn to receive and offer grace, to share from the sustenance of our lives and simply its’ crumbs. Embolden us, as an Annual Conference, as we serve as the voice of those who continue to ask the Church for justice, for mercy, for grace, and for bread. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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Closing Hymn

“My Hope Is Built”

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UMH 368

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Sending Forth Liturgist: Congregation:

Not an easy peace, Not an insignificant peace,

Liturgist: Congregation:

Not a half-hearted peace, But the peace of the Lord Jesus Chirst

Liturgist: Congregation:

Be with us now as we conduct the business of the 40th session of the West Ohio Annual Conference. May we live it and share it!

All:

AMEN. AMEN. AMEN.

Postlude

“Toccata� from Organ Symphony V

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Evening vening Hymn & Prayer Monday, June 8th, 2009

Hymn

8:55 p.m.

“Make Me a Channel of Your P Peace” eace”

FWS 2171

Dedicated to Mrs. Frances Tracy. © 1967, OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 19 97213. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Used with permission.


Closing Prayer (in unison) Almighty God, may this hymn be our prayer to you this night. Let your gentle peace renew our bodies. As the sun begins to set and the waters of the lake become still, may we feel your hand upon our hearts this evening. When we see the stars begin to sparkle in the sky may we feel the pouring of your peace upon us as we retire from our work. Return us to the task tomorrow, renewed and refreshed. In the name of the Christ we pray. Amen.

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Praise, Worship, and Teaching Service Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 8:30 a.m. Worship Leaders: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop, of the West Ohio Annual Conference Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Executive Pastor, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church Praise Team, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church Rev. Paula Stewart, Liturgist, Full-Time local pastor Mr. Paul Jones, Leader of the Ginghamsburg UMC Praise Team Rev. Jim Wilson, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conference Worship Committee Mrs. Jan Hamman, Visual Arts (*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

****************************************************************** Gathering Special Music

Rev. Jim Wilson “Glory to Glory to Glory”

Call To Worship

GUMC Praise Team

Rev. Paula Stewart

Leader:

We come together as the church of Jesus Christ, recognizing that our Lord lived and died, not just for the church, but for all people, God’s highest creation. People: For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son. Leader: We also recognize that in God’s great love, we sense our need first to be loved and thus to be turned around, to face the needs of others. People: We love, because God first loved us. Leader: Let us love, then, so that we may be free of selfish desires, liberated to strive for God’s will. People: Whatever we do to the least of God’s family, that we do to our Lord. (Willard E. Roth, Elkhart, Ind. (adapted). Based on John 3:16; I John 4:19; Matt. 6:33; 12:50; 25:40, from Words for Worship; page 112, used by permission of Herald Press.)

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Song Celebration (The video montage this morning highlights ministries throughout The West Ohio Annual Conference where Love is in Action.)

“Sanctuary” “Inside Out” Scripture Reading Explanation of the “Love First” Offering Offertory

Bishop Ough

“Love” During the offertory you are invited to bring your school kits to the stage and place them in the “Love First” school house.

Monetary gifts may be placed in the offering plates being passed throughout the auditorium. The ushers will bring these gifts to the stage and deposit them into the giant school bag.

*Doxology Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. *Prayer of Thanksgiving Introduction of Our Guest Preacher

Bishop Ough

Morning Teaching *Closing Song *Benediction

Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey “He Reigns (Awesome God)” Bishop Ough

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Love in Action Worship Service Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 4:30 p.m. Worship Leaders: Pastor Junius Dotson, Senior Pastor, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Wichita, Kansas Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Annual Conference Praise Team, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church, Tipp City, Ohio Mr. Bill Lohrer, Liturgist Mr. Paul Jones, Leader of the Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church Praise Team Lakeside Children, Liturgists Rev. Jim Wilson, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conf. Worship Committee “Total Praise” Liturgical Dance Ministry, Brookville, Ohio Mrs. Jan Hamman, Visual Arts Hope for Africa Children’s Choir (*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

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Rev. Jim Wilson

Setting of Worship

Mr. Bill Lohrer “Balloons Belong in Church”

(from Reaching For Rainbows by Ann Weems, Copyright 1980 The Westminster Press)

Call to Worship

Song Celebration

Total Praise Liturgical Dance Team “I Need You to Survive”

“Not Forgotten” “Be Lifted Up”

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Prayer for the Children Child #1: Pray for children who put chocolate fingers everywhere, who like to be tickled, who stomp in puddles and ruin their new pants, who sneak popsicles before supper, who erase holes in math workbooks, who can never find their shoes. Child #2 Pray for those who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire, who can’t bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers, who never “counted potatoes,” who are born in places we wouldn’t be caught dead in, who never go to the circus, who live in an X-rated world. Lord, in your mercy, Congregation: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Child #3 Let us pray for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions, who sleep with the dog and bury goldfish, who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money, who cover themselves with Band-Aids and sing off-key, who squeeze toothpaste all over the sink, who slurp their soup. Child #4 Let us pray for those who never get dessert, who have no safe blankets to drag behind them, who watch their parents watch them die, who can’t find any bread to steal, who don’t have any rooms to clean up, whose pictures aren’t on anybody’s dresser, whose monsters are real. Lord, in your mercy,

Congregation: HEAR OUR PRAYER. Child #5 Let us pray for children who spend all their allowance before Tuesday, who throw temper tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food, who like ghost stories, who shove dirty clothes under the bed, and never rinse out the tub, who get visits from the tooth fairy, who don’t like to be kissed in front of the carpool, who squirm in church and scream in the phone, whose tears we sometimes laugh at and whose smiles can make us cry. 24


Child #6 Let us pray for those whose nightmares come in the daytime, who will eat anything, who have never seen a dentist, who aren’t spoiled by anybody, who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep, who live and move, but have no being. Child #7 Let us pray for children who want to be carried and for those who must, for those we never give up on and for those who don’t get a second chance, for those we smother, and for those who will grab the hand of anybody kind enough to offer it. Lord, in your mercy,

Congregation: HEAR OUR PRAYER. (Prayer of the People for Children written by Ira Hughes of Charleston, SC)

Special Music

Hope for Africa Children’s Choir

Scripture Reading Sermon

Closing Song

Pastor Junius Dotson

“Overcome”

Benediction

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

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Morning Worship and Teaching Service Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 8:30 a.m.

Worship Leaders: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop, of the West Ohio Annual Conference Rev. Mike Slaughter, pastor of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church Praise Team, Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church Mr. Jesse Hinojosa, Liturgist Rev. Jim Wilson, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conf. Worship Committee Mr. Paul Jones, Worship design Mrs. Jan Hamman, Visual Arts (*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

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Rev. Jim Wilson

Call To Worship Leader:

Celebrate all nations; rejoice all peoples. The Holy Spirit has been poured out upon us. People: The fresh wind of the Spirit gives us thoughts above our thoughts. Leader: The discerning light of the Spirit shows us hidden recesses in our hearts. People: The unifying power of the Spirit kindles in us the fire of love. ALL:

As we worship let the presence of the Spirit teach us, inspire us, and loosen our tongues in praise. (Arlene M. Mark, From Words for Worship; page 55, used by permission of Herald Press)

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Song Celebration

“Let God Arise” “Medley” (“I Will Praise” - “My Savior Lives” - “I Am Free”)

“Jesus Messiah”

Scripture Reading

Introduction of Our Guest Preacher

Bishop Ough

Special Music

Hope for Africa Children’s Choir

Morning Teaching

Rev. Mike Slaughter

Closing Song

“Mighty To Save”

Benediction

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

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Morning Worship Thursday, June 11th, 2009 8:30 a.m. Worship Leaders: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Annual Conference Gloria Layson, liturgist Frederick Chatfield, Organist Rev. Jim Wilson, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conf. Worship Committee Jan Hamman, Creative Arts (*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

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Gathering

Rev. Jim Wilson

*Organ Voluntary

“Dance”

A. Peloquin

*Call to Worship Liturgist: I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called. People: There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God who is above all and through all and in all. Liturgist: Each of us was given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift. People: Speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head. Liturgist: Let us worship God! (Reprinted by permission of the publisher from When We Gather by James G. Kirk, page 215, copyright 2001 James G. Kirk, published by Geneva Press.)

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*Hymn

“I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

FWS 2153

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*Opening Prayer Liturgist: Let us pray

Congregation: Come, O Holy Spirit, O Sanctifying Spirit, fill our hearts, fill our lives with the feel of your fiery presence, so that all we do, all that we are, comes from you within us. Anoint us now, so that from this day we are your disciples only, committed to carrying out faithfully your mission in the world, now and always. Amen. (Miriam T. Winter, WomanWisdom (New York: Crossroad, 1991) page 68, from Words for Worship; page 293, used by permission of Herald Press)

Scripture Reading

Matthew 28: 18-20

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FIXING OF APPOINTMENTS Presentation of the Appointments Bishop Ough says : In consultation with the District Superintendents, who have shared with me their consultations with pastors and local congregations, I have prayerfully considered the appointments for The West Ohio Annual Conference. I believe these appointments will enable the love of God to be proclaimed throughout the 1145 local congregations of our Annual Conference. I now call upon the Cabinet to present to us this morning those who are newly appointed:

Reading of the New Appointments As each name is read the pastor is invited to come forward and remain until all new appointments are read from that district. At that time, under the direction of the organist, the annual conference sings for each district:

“In their lives, Lord, be glorified, be glorified. In their lives, Lord, be glorified this year.” (words adapted from “Lord, Be Glorified” from the Faith We Sing, #2150)

Apostolic Charge from Bishop Ough

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*Hymn

“Guide My Feet”

FWS 2208

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*Prayer Liturgist: Let us pray together: People: Eternal God, lead me now Out of the familiar setting of my doubts and fears, Beyond my pride and my need to be secure, Into a strange and graceful ease With my true proportions and with yours; That in boundless silence, I may grow strong enough to endure And flexible enough to share your grace, Through Jesus Christ our guide. Amen. (exerpted from the book Guerillas of Grace, by Ted Loder (copyright 1984 by LuraMedia; reprinted by permission of LuraMedia, Inc. San Diego) from Words for Worship, page 235, used by permission of Herald Press)

Closing Voluntary

“Joy�

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Closing Worship Thursday, June 11th, 2009 Worship Leaders: Bishop Bruce R. Ough, Resident Bishop of the West Ohio Annual Conference Rev. Joyce Fry, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop Mrs. Alice Laatsch, liturgist Rev. Jim Wilson, Chair of the West Ohio Annual Conf. Worship Committee Mr. Frederick Chatfield, Organist (*) denotes the congregation to stand, as you are able HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL SERVICES. THEY ARE LOCATED AT THE INFORMATION TABLE IN THE REAR OF THE AUDITORIUM.

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Gathering

Rev. Jim Wilson

*Opening Prayer Liturgist: We thank you, Lord, that in our work and worship you have been among us, and your Holy Spirit has guided us. People: You gave us: direction in our uncertainties, understanding in our differences, honesty in our reporting, boldness in our planning. Liturgist: Never let us forget that we are your servants, called to proclaim the reign of God and committed to follow Christ in life. People: We are not sufficient of ourselves, provide our sufficiency. We are not wise of ourselves, provide our wisdom. We are not confident of ourselves, provide our confidence, Liturgist: That we may be faithful in your service People: and abounding in hope. Amen.

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*Hymn

“Victory in Jesus”

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1939 Mrs. E.M. Bartlett. Renewed 1967 Albert E. Brumley and Sons, Admin. By Integrated Copyright Group, Inc. CCLI #2030429

Scripture Reading

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Words of Thanksgiving

Rev. Fry & Bishop Ough Oug Bishop Ough

Blessing and Sending Forth

*Closing Hymn

“Shalom to You You”

UMH 666

1983, 1989 The United Methodist Publishing House. Admin. By The Copyright Company. CCLI#2030429

*Benediction Postlude

“Fugue on the Magnificat Magnificat” 38

J.S. Bach



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