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Braden United Methodist Church 4725 Dorr Street Toledo, OH 43615

Jesus Christ is Lord and whom He sets free is freed indeed. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Wynston E. Dixon, Pastor

BRADEN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH “Making Disciples for Jesus Christ” January 9, 2011 1st. Sunday after the Epiphany 10:30 A.M. *(Indicates when congregation should stand) PRELUDE




ANNOUNCEMENTS, RECOGNITION OF VISITORS Sandra McPherson *CALL TO WORSHIP Pastor: We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses who, because of their faithfulness, encourage us in our faith. People: We need that kind of encouragement, because there are times when we become discouraged in our faith. Pastor: The church triumphant is a fellowship of believers who kept their eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom faith depends. People: We are inspired by all who have served, and are serving our Lord in faithfulness. We join with them in determination to be just as faithful. *HYMN OF PRAISE

“”God of Grace & God of Glory”

Hymnal #577

PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison) Eternal God our Father, whose church triumphant is made up of generations of faithful Christians who victoriously faced difficulties, discouragement, and persecution: Encourage us by their witness, that we may run with perseverance the race you have set before us. We are your church, O God, but we are still affected by our human characteristics and frailties. Forgive us for taking our eyes off Jesus, who defends us against all that would weaken our faith. Strengthen us with determination to live the Christian life with sincerity. We pray through Christ our Redeemer. Amen. Sandra McPherson


Braden Adult Choir II Kings 7: 3-20

Pew Bible Pg.335


Braden Adult Choir

“Moving on When Life Seems Motionless” Pastor Wynston E. Dixon


“”Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”

Hymnal #351

(Persons who desire to unite with the church or rededicate themselves may come forward at this time.) OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES *OFFERTORY RESPONSE Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heavenly host; praise Farther, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen SENDING FORTH *BENEDICTION

ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY: Liturgist; Sis. Sandra McPherson; Acolytes: Elijah Mitcham & Nathaniel Mitcham; Sound Technician: Jeremiah Robinson; Musician: Sis. Glenna Wilson-Barnes Welcome to Braden UM Church. We are glad you are here! If you are a first time visitor, please introduce yourself, sign one of our visitor’s cards and put it in the offering basket. If you have not accepted Jesus as Lord and Master of your life or do not have a church home, we hope that having heard the word of God, you will come forward to shake hands and fellowship with us.

Words of ThanksC With great appreciation our family would like to send a warm thank you for all your love and support in our time of Bereavement. Thank you so much. Enochs & Mays Family Kudos to the entire congregation for the outstanding Prison Ministry Angel Tree program this Christmas. Under the proficient leadership or our transportation director, Garland Bohannon, we delivered 58 gifts! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Eva Tucker-Lingo Dear Braden UMC, Thank you for donating 100 pairs of socks to Hannah’s Socks. Your generosity helped us reach our 2010 goal of collecting 150,000 pairs of socks. Next year, we’re going for 200,000 pairs!

From the Pastor . . All committee meeting dates for 2011 are to be submitted to the church office by Jan. 15th. All activities, programs and trips that are schedule to happen in 2011, should be reported to the church office by Jan. 15th. Only activities, programs and trips that are on the church calendar will be allowed to take place next year. Parent’s Night Out Our first Parent’s Night Out of the new year is this Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6:00—9:00 p.m. Lots of volunteers are needed. If you would like to volunteer, there is a meeting today after church in the conference room. Register your children/grandchildren (if you have not already) by the calling the church office. Church Council Meeting & Leadership Training The January Church Council meeting will be held on January 22. We will conduct a shorten meeting and then proceed to the training portion. All Church Council members should plan to attend. Council Reports are due to the office by Friday, January 14 so they can be distributed to the mailboxes.

Happening this Week – January 9 - 15, 2011: Today:

Parent’s Night Out Volunteers Meeting after church 4:00

Youth Group


10:00 Commodities Distribution



Board of Trustees Mtg.



Parent’s Night Out

Council Reports due to the office Saturday:

11:00 HM Chorus 12:00 Choir

* No birthday celebration today *Note- Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, January 19. Next Sunday-January 16, 2011: Human Relations Day-(Special Offering) 9:30 Sunday School 10:30 Worship Liturgist: Willie Reams Acolytes: Kobe Tillman & Brooklynne Gregory

Happy Birthday to those celebrating in January: 2

Mary Wrighten


Stanley Hill, Jr.


Alberta Batten


Marcella Pryor-Brown


Liz Conley


George Robinson,III


Rosetta Young


Gloria Layson


Yolanda Robinson


Vanessa Sheares


Willa N. Johnson


Joyce Sloan


Melanie Duffy


Larry Jones

Edith King

District Leadership Training . . .The District Leadership Training Event (see insert) is a great opportunity to learn more about your ministry positions within the church. All Church Council members and committee members are encouraged to attend, especially those new to a committee. The church will pay for half of the cost, so you only have to pay $5.00. Registration brochures are on the table in back of the sanctuary. Turn in your registration and $5.00 to the church office by January 17th. Altar Flowers . . .The 2011 Altar Flower chart is now in back of the sanctuary. You may sponsor flowers for a particular Sunday and have them placed in honor or memory of a loved one. Please sign your name next to the date you want and fill out an altar flower form and turn it in with your money to the church office. The cost is $24.00 per arrangement.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2011 Unity Celebration Monday, January 17, 2011 University of Toledo, Savage Hall 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Daily Bible Reading Guide January 9—15, 2011 The Book of Genesis & Exodus Listen as the Lord Speaks to You Day/Chapter Sun. /Gen. 48

Day/Chapter Mon. / Gen. 49

Thurs./Exo. 2

Fri./ Exo. 3

Day/Chapter Tues./ Gen 50

Day/Chapter Wed./Exo. 1

Sat./Exo. 4

Stewardship Report for January 2, 2011 Needed per week: Received To Date $3618.00


Attendance: Worship-189;Sunday School-Children & Youth-6; Adults-16; Confirmation Class-6 Bible Study-none

HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES/REHAB CENTERS Remember the following members and friends in your prayers George Allen, Jr. Lincoln Bussey, Sr. Harold Young Loretta Simmons Norvelle Gross Theresa Brister

Whitehouse Country Manor Lutheran Home-Assisted Living

11239 Waterville St. Waterville, OH 43566 2519 Seaman St.

Heartland-Holly Glenn

Toledo, Oh 43605 4294 Monroe St.

Fairview Nursing Home

Toledo, OH 43606 4420 South Ave.

Laurels of Toledo

Toledo, OH 43615 1011 Byrne Rd. #206

Lake Park

Toledo, OH 43606 5100 Harroun Rd.

Roosevelt Simmons


George Allen, Sr.

Wolf Creek Rehab

Carleton, Allen

Fairview Nursing Home

Sylvania, OH 43560 3000 Arlington Ave. Toledo, OH 43614 2001 Perrysburg/Holland Rd. Holland, OH 43528 4420 South Ave.

Virginia HaywoodSmith


Toledo, OH 43615 3000 Arlington Ave.

Leona Sims

Heartland Holly-Glen

Toledo, OH 43614 4294 Monroe St. Toledo, OH 43606

Sick & Shut-Ins

Prayer Requests

Beene, Asia Coleman, Mildred Russell, Edna Shoecraft, Velma Steele, Lucille Simmons, Roosevelt White, Margie Greene, Lula

Allen, H. Carlton Allen, Florene Phillips, Odessa M. Davis, Lucy Hadley, Mr. & Mrs. Leroy Stewart, Rebecca

Dixon, Sr., Nehemiah King, Edith Ellison, Jim & Thomasine Keyes, Mattie Allen, Cassandra

How DO I Become a Christian? Repent - Turn away from sin. (Romans 3:23, Acts 3:19) Believe - Trust in Jesus for salvation. (John 3:16) Confess - Give Jesus control of your life. (Romans 10:9-10) Receive - Receive Jesus as your personal savior. (Romans 10:13)

How to Join Braden United Methodist Church Profession of Faith - If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you may join by professing Jesus Christ as your Savior.

Renewal of Vows - If you have been a member of a church at one time, but Have been inactive, you may join by renewing your faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Transfer - If you are a member of another church, you may join by Requesting that your membership be transferred to Braden.

Affiliate Member - Sometimes an individual has reasons for keeping his or her membership in another church, but would also like to be a member of Braden. This is possible as an affiliate member.

What is the Invitation? At the conclusion of every service we offer an invitation. It is for those who want to receive Jesus as Savior, who wants to join the membership process, who wants to pray individually or need for others to pray with them. Feel free to come forward today! Contact Us:

Office: 419-386-2700

Church’s E-mail:

Fax: 419-386-2702

Church’s Website:

Parsonage: 419-386-2690; Pastor’s E-mail:


4725 Dorr Street Toledo, OH 43615 Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Wynston E. Dixon, Pastor Jesus Christ is Lord and whom He sets free is...


4725 Dorr Street Toledo, OH 43615 Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors Wynston E. Dixon, Pastor Jesus Christ is Lord and whom He sets free is...