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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” February 13, 2011 6th Sunday after the Epiphany (*Indicates when congregation should stand) PRELUDE

10:30 A.M.






Pastor: Let us gather in the name of the Lord who has given us life itself. People: We were once a people without hope and a people who had no salvation. Pastor: Yet God has sent us a Savior to lead us out of darkness into light. People: Let us choose the ways of the Lord; let us choose the way of salvation. Pastor: Let us lift our voices in praise that all may hear of God's Love. All: Blessed be the name of the Lord! *HYMN OF PRAISE

“”O How I Love Jesus”

Hymnal #170

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (In Unison) Almighty God, so often we have chosen to live by our own rules even though You have warned us that only Your ways lead to true life. So often we have been like children wanting everything our way instead of hearing Your promises of life for those who will reach out to serve others and eternity for those who are faithful. You could have rightfully turned away from us, for we have all fallen short in sin. Yet You chose to reach out and show us salvation. Forgive us, Lord. In Jesus name we pray. Amen. CHILDREN’S MOMENT

We‘ve Got the Whole World in our Hands Marcella Pryor-Brown


Braden Adult Choir


Pastor Dixon


Deuteronomy 30: 15 - 20 Pew Bible Pg.186


Braden Adult Choir “Will I Do Life God's Way or My Way?" Pastor Wynston E. Dixon


IINVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP INVITATIONAL MUSIC “Breathe On Me, Breath of God” Hymnal #420 (Persons who desire to unite with the church or rededicate themselves may come forward at this time.) BLACK HISTORY POEM

Sis. Dorothy Day

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS AND OURSELVES *SENDING FORTH *BENEDICTION ASSISTING IN WORSHIP TODAY: Liturgist: Sis Sandra McPherson; Acolytes: Kobe Tillman & Davarius Mays Sound Technician: Jeremiah Robinson; Musician: Sis. Glenna Wilson-Barnes Welcome to Braden!. 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 to the song for today’s children’s moment. Everyone join in!

WE’VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN OUR HANDS We've got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands We’ve got the little bitty baby in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got you and me, brother, in our hands We’ve got you and me, brother, in our hands We’ve got you and me, brother, in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands We’ve got the whole world in our hands

Installation of Church Officers Pastor: In the churches of our faith and order, much of the responsibility for the ministry of the congregation is entrusted to the laity. In like manner, this congregation, seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, has chosen persons to serve in their appointed places—to be associated with their fellow members already so serving and with the pastor and other members of this staff. People: Praise be to God for the creativity of his love in the many gifts manifest among us. Officers: Having been nominated by the Nomination Committee and duly elected by the congregation at its annual charge conference, we do now present ourselves for installation. Pastor: God’s call has been sounded through his church. You have been responsive to this call. In these moments you come offering your gifts of personality, talent, energy, and time in ministry through this congregation. May your position of leadership be not just a job to be done but an opportunity to grow in all Christ-like graces; may you celebrate the church in new relationships, may you discover life’s meaning in service. Officers: If there is something I can do, I want to do it wholehearted as unto the Lord. I will need the trust, prayers, and encouragement of my fellow officers and fellow members. I now commit myself and the gifts of God’s love and grace to me, that with the quickening of his Spirit I may become that instrument of his to which the church is calling me. Congregation (stand): We members of this congregation sense our responsibility to give ourselves in support of the ministry to which you give leadership. “We are members one of another.” We are called to minister to each other and to the world. Together we need to discover what God is calling this congregation to be and not to do. We need to dream together, study together, worship together, and serve together. Together may we exalt Christ, the head of the church. For our ministry may we experience the light and strength of God’s own spirit.

Braden United Methodist Church â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2011 Church Officers Pastor<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Wynston Dixon

Council Chairperson<<<<<<<<<<<.

Lafe Tolliver

Lay Leader<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<.

Marie Bush


Gracye Sturdivant

Lay Delegate to Conference<<<<<<<<

Gloria Layson

Pastor/Staff/Parish Relations, Chairman<<<... Liz Conley Finance Committee, Chairman<<<<<<<.. Sunceray Lamb Treasurer<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Lisa Gleason

Financial Secretary<<<<<<<<<<<<

Carol Robinson

Youth Ministries Coordinators<<<<<<<< Yolanda Durden Roye Durden Congregational Care and Coordinator<<<<<...Randall Jones Christian Education Ministry Coordinator<<<. Yolanda Robinson Outreach & Mission Ministry Team Coordinator..Eva Tucker-Lingo Board of Trustees Chairperson<<<<<<<... Cerrsandra McPherson U M Men President<<<<<<<<<<<<..

Steve Halliburton

U M Women President <<<<<<<<<<

Linda Hester

Members-at-Large Lay Member to Conference Alternate<<< Morell Fonfield Council Vice Chairperson <<<<<<<. Linda Hester Mary Dunson

Our Sincere Sympathy Our sincere sympathy is offered to Sis. Linda Reece on the death of her mother, Mattie Mitz this week. The funeral service will be held in Springfield, IL tomorrow at the James D. Memorial Chapel. Keep Linda and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Also, our sincere sympathy is offered to Sis. Yolanda Robinson and Sis. Yolanda Durden and their families on the death of their Mother and Grandmother, Mrs. Verlie McCampbell this week in Muncie, IN. The funeral will be held Tuesday, February 15 in Chicago, IL. Arrangements are by the Taylor Funeral Home. Remember these families in your thoughts and prayers. Today: Everyone is invited to join us in the gym for pizza and the birthday celebration immediately following worship. Attention Church Council: Remember to check your mailbox today for reports! Centennial Books for sale! We now have 100th Anniversary books for sale. The cost is $30.00. Please see Colette Crosby after church or contact her at 419-243-1531. From our Youth Director . . . Acolytes Needed! We are in need of acolytes for lighting the candles on Sunday mornings. Must be school-aged. Practice is on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. If interested, see Barbara Colbert or Geneva Berry. Trip to the Laurels of Toledo Braden's Youth invites the entire congregation to join us in fellowship with the residents of Laurels of Toledo Nursing Home on Byrne Road near Dorr this evening during our regular meeting at 4pm. Youth who have planned to dance, sing or play an instrument, please come prepared. Everyone, bring a smiling face and listening ears; treats will be distributed to the residents as well. We will meet at the Nursing Home at 4pm, pick up will also be at the Nursing Home at 6pm. If any youth needs a ride to this activity, please contact Mrs. Durden at 419-944-4498 immediately following service. The residents are excited to see their neighbors from Braden!

Youth Director continued. . . Trip to the Toledo Art Museum "The Toledo Museum of Art is hosting an exclusive tour for the members of Braden, Sunday, February 27th at 3pm. A Docent lead tour will be given highlighting religious pieces that illustrate scripture. The event is FREE. This activity will be in the place of the regular UMYF meeting. Youth pick up and drop off is at Braden. We will leave Braden at 2:20pm for our tour at 3pm, returning to Braden at 5pm for recreation until pick up at 6pm. Please RSVP to Yolanda Durden if you plan to attend 419-944-4498." Confirmation Mentors: A response is still needed from several Confirmation Mentors and Students regarding our upcoming events. Please contact Pastor Dixon, Yolanda Durden or the Church office as soon as possible. Braden United Methodist Family, What an awesome experience! The confirmation youth from Sylvania First were truly blessed this past Sunday! We felt so welcome and at home at Braden. Than you Mrs. Durden for our tour and friendly conversation and helpful tips! Reverend Dixon, your message was inspiring! WE loved the joy and talent of the choir. Everything was new and exciting! Thank you so much for extending such a testimony of Christ and His love! Have a Blessed week! In Christ, Lynn Arvay, Sylvania First Youth

Happening this Week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; February 13 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;19: Today:

Pizza & Birthday Celebration 4:00

Youth Trip to the Laurels

Wednesday: 12:00 Bible Study 7:00 Saturday:

Bible Study

10:00 Church Council Mtg. Confirmation Retreat 11:00 HM Chorus 12:00 Choir

Next Sunday-February 20, 2011: 9:30 Sunday School - 10:30 Worship Acolytes: De Carlo Clark & Alan Durden Liturgist: Min. Gloria Layson


Jaxson Sheares


George Robinson II


James Wise


Rosalyn Cooper

11 Lincoln Bussey 14 Lucy Davis 15 Frenchye Latham Irene Thompson 17 Marcus Jones 20 Selena Hill 24

Charles Tuggle

DAILY BIBLE READING GUIDE Feb. 13-19, The Book of Exodus Day/Chapter Sun. /Ex. 33 Thurs./Ex. 37

Day/Chapter Mon. / Ex. 34 Fri./ Ex. 38

Day/Chapter Tues./ Ex. 35

Day/Chapter Wed./Ex. 36

Sat./Ex. 39

Stewardship Report for February 6, 2011 Needed To Date: $21,708.00 Received To Date: $21,143.09 Attendance: Worship-;102; Sunday School-Children & Youth-8; Adults-8; Bible Study-none

“What Makes a Man? 12 Promises that Will Change Your Life” Study to be held at Braden UM Church.

Men can make a difference! This study is for men only and is offered by the Braden United Methodist Men’ ministry. Please come and join with us as we explore God’s deeper meaning for the men of this day and age. Date: March 1st, 2011 * Time: 6:30 P.M. Place: Braden United Methodist Church Facilitator: Rev. Carl Marshall If you plan to attend, please sign up on the sheet in back of the sanctuary today!

Upcoming Dates to Remember: 2/27 Sunday School Breakfast 2/27 UMW Meeting (after worship service) 3/1

“What Makes a Man” Study Class


Confirmation Sunday


Ash Wednesday-Worship at St. Paul AMEZ, Rev. Gutheridge , preach ing & Pastor Dixon, presiding


First Sunday in Lent

HOSPITALS/NURSING HOMES/REHAB CENTERS Remember the following members and friends in your prayers George Allen, Jr.

Whitehouse Country Manor

Lincoln Bussey, Sr.

Lutheran Home-Assisted Living

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

Heartland-Holly Glenn

Toledo, Oh 43605 4294 Monroe St.

Loretta Simmons

Fairview Nursing Home

Toledo, OH 43606 4420 South Ave.

Norvelle Gross

Laurels of Toledo

Toledo, OH 43615 1011 Byrne Rd. #206

Theresa Brister

Lake Park

Toledo, OH 43606 5100 Harroun Rd.

George Allen, Sr.

Wolf Creek Rehab

Sylvania, OH 43560 2001 Perrysburg/Holland

Harold Young

Holland, OH 43528 Carleton, Allen

Fairview Nursing Home

4420 South Ave. Toledo, OH 43615

Sick & Shut-Ins

Prayer Requests

Beene, Asia Coleman, Mildred Russell, Edna Shoecraft, Velma Steele, Lucille Simmons, Roosevelt

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 Ted Hubbard (brother-in-law of Mary Lawrence)

White, Margie Greene, Lula

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...

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