Welcome!    Important Information for Our Guests:

Important Information for Our
Guests:
We welcome you to Coker United
Methodist Church.
Nursery Care is provided for all worship
services and is located in Wesley Hall.
A Quiet/Cry Room is available
if needed. This sound-equipped room is
located off the back of the Sanctuary and
can be entered from the foyer.
Children’s Corner in the Narthex - get
your coloring pages, crayons, pipe
cleaners and more.
Sunday School for all ages is
at 9:30 am. Lists of classes are at the
Newcomers Booth.
Restrooms are located at either end of the
hallway outside the Sanctuary.
Large Print Hymnals and hearing-assist
stations are available from the ushers.
Upper Room devotional booklets are
available in the entrance to all worship
areas. (Donations are appreciated.)
Visit our Welcome Booth in the Gazebo
for more information about upcoming
events and Coker’s ministry activities.
Upcoming Worship
2nd Weekend after Epiphany
John 14:8-9
Saturday - January 18
5:00 pm - in Chapel
Sunday - January 19
8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am
in the Sanctuary
11:00 am - Celebrate!
Informal Worship in the Upper Room
Church Office open
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
and Friday from 8:00 am to noon
210-494-3455
Emergencies after hours or on weekends:
 Pastor Barbara R. Galloway - 896-5085
 Pastor Damon Relder - 542-6068
 Pastor Amelia Beasley - 570-9084
 Rev. Dave Collett - 889-5903
 Rev. Bethany Graham - 595-0383
If you are unable to reach one pastor in
case of an emergency, please contact
another pastor.
Music Ministry
Celebration Weekend
On Saturday, January 25 and Sunday,
January 26 we’ll have the opportunity to
thank God for the many blessings shared
by all of Coker's music makers in worship.
Music Ministry Celebration Weekend will
include children's and youth choirs, dance
ministry, instrumentalists, praise bands and
our adult choirs leading us in worship.
Hans Christian Anderson speaks of music's
ability to touch the deep places of the soul
when he writes “when words fail, music
speaks”. Come celebrate God's gift of
music with us in worship.
Welcome! Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church! It is a blessing to us that you have come as
our guest this morning as we worship the Risen Lord.
We hope that you will want to know more about Coker and consider joining in membership
with us. Our “Connecting at Coker” class is a great introduction to our church and ministry
areas. It will allow you to become better acquainted with Methodist history, organization,
doctrine, sacraments, social principles, Coker history, and opportunities to get involved in small
group activities. It meets on the first four Sundays of each month, beginning on December 1,
in the Rector Conference Room from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Required: Baptism in any Christian
denomination. For more information, call the church office at 494-3455. All are welcome!
Love GOD + Serve Others + Change the World
coker.org
Barbara R. Galloway, Senior Pastor
Damon Relder, Associate Pastor
Amelia Beasley, Associate Pastor
Dave Collett, Minister of Music & Arts
Bethany Graham, Minister of Students & Young Adults
Judy M. Davis, Deaconess for Congregational Care
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN COKER UMC TO
LOVE GOD + SERVE OTHERS + CHANGE THE WORLD
Church Conference
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm
Mid-week Manna Dinner at 5:30 pm
This is an opportunity to report to the
congregation on the business of the church
and to elect the lay leadership for 2014. All
members of Coker UMC are voting
members of the Church Conference. Other
interested persons may attend but not vote.
The Building Committee will update the
congregation on progress being made on
construction funded by Operation Open Door.
We expect to schedule the ground-breaking
for our new entrance and electronic sign to be
a part of the Church Conference. Please plan
to attend.
Heart Saver CPR AED
Training
January 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm This
Heartsaver CPR AED class is
available to anyone and lasts about 4 hours.
It includes adult, child, and infant CPR. The
class is limited to 8 participants. During the
course, an AHA Instructor conducts videobased lessons and works with students to
complete their CPR and AED skills practice
and testing. Upon completion of this course,
students receive an American Heart
Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Completion Card that is valid for two years.
If interested, please email Dr. Escamilla to
enroll, [email protected]
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Sunday, January 19, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
In the Narthex & Gibbs Lower
Lobby between worship services
Please join us for our
Winter Adult Mission Trip
to Eagle Pass, Texas
The Mission Outreach Committee invites
you to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus
Christ by participating in the Winter Adult
Mission Trip to Eagle Pass, Texas on
January 18-19. We have opportunities for
those with cleaning and construction skills.
At Eagle Pass First United Methodist Church
we will be making repairs and helping with a
deep cleaning project on the property to
provide a welcoming space for visitors and
members. All repairs will be made on
January 18, and van service will run to and
from Eagle Pass on the same day. You may
also choose to spend the night in Eagle Pass
and attend Sunday services at Eagle Pass
FUMC led by Pastor Becky Ballou. Signup tables will be under the Gazebo January
12. All are invited and welcome; the only
requirement is a “Mission-Minded Heart”.
We will also be collecting articles of
clothing, especially coats, and diapers.
Baskets for these donations are available
around campus. If you would like more
information please contact Jennifer Felty at
210-658-6173.
sure to share contact information so we can get information
to you about Coker.
Lord, I Believe!
John 9:38
If there is any way we can serve you, please do not hesitate to ask.
Gathering Music
How Great is Our God
Notes
Chris Tomlin
Welcome! Meet and Greet Your Neighbor
Thank you God for bringing us to worship today.
Clear our minds and fill our hearts so we can hear a
word from you and believe. Amen!
Opening Music
Wonderful Words of Life
Cornerstone
Beautiful
UMH 600
Hillsong United
Phil Wickham
Reading God's Word
Encounter with the Word
Pastor Barbara
"A Book with All the Answers?"
Statement of Faith
Prayers of the Community
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
The Lord's Prayer
Offering Our Gifts
Give Me Jesus
Jeremy Camp
Blessing as We Go into the World
Sending Music
Deep in the Shadows of the Past
How Great is Our God
FWS 2246
Chris Tomlin
All are welcome to come to kneel for prayer as the music
sends us out. If you would like to have someone pray with
you, please open your hands. A partner will be with you
right away.
Please sign in, and if you are a guest today, Welcome! Be
Spring Study Opportunities
Small Group Ministry
Looking for a small group in which to
deepen your faith walk? Coker currently
has 6 small groups that meet on a regular
basis to share fellowship, prayer and study.
If you would like more information, please
contact Pastor Damon.
Once again Coker adult ministries is happy
to announce our Spring line-up of opportunities
of educational classes for all ages. Some require
books, others do not but all ask that you contact
Gail Hatcher in the church office to sign up
so we have enough room and materials. Look
for brochures in Worship spaces today!
Today is the first of a series on
“Hot Potato” issues for Christians.
Next week we will look for the
Mosaic-like nature and character
of God. Please come again!
God bless you today and always.
*Those who are able are invited to stand. FWS—The Faith We Sing
9:38 Praise and Worship Team
Dawn Cole
Maddy Cole
Scott Crippen
Robert LoBasso
Maggie Stowe
Nancy Laine, organist
UMH—United Methodist Hymnal
231 E. North Loop Road • San Antonio, TX 78216-1812 • 210-494-3455 • www.coker.org
January 12, 2014
COKER CONNECTION
More Information at www.coker.org
Adult Ministries
Student Ministries
United Methodist Men
Today
Meet every Monday at 6:30 am in Wesley
703 for breakfast and Bible Study
United Methodist Women
Tuesday, January 14
10:00 am, General Meeting, Wesley 703/704
6:30 pm, Faith & Hope Circle, Wesley 806
Thursday, January 16
9:30 am, Reflections Circle, Wesley 703-704
Saturday, January 18
8:30 am-Noon, District Leadership
Training, Gibbs Building
SAF/CALLL
Friday, January 17, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join CALLL’s visit to Seguin’s 1856
Greek Revival Sebastopol Mansion and
the Nut Cracker Museum with several
thousand nutcrackers on display. Lunch
on your own at Dixie Grill. Cost for the
bus will be $4.00, tour is $2.00. Sign-up
in the Gazebo today!
We have received 456 pledges or
$1,888,596 towards our 2014 operating
budget. We are very thankful for these
promised gifts and for the 37 new pledges
we have received! If you haven’t yet turned
in your commitment card, please do so
today. We need to hear from all of you to
finalize the budget for 2014. If you are
unsure whether you pledged, please contact
Becky Kirbo at 494-3455 X222 or at
[email protected]
Looking for a service niche
on campus?
Mike Ford needs a co-leader to help
supervise receiving food deliveries to the
Coker Food Pantry for one hour 4 days a
month and to help supervise food
distribution from noon to 2:00 pm on
Thursdays. Ask a friend to share the job
with you! Call Mike at 210 379-8838.
Join Us for Discussion
Interested in discussing Scripture? Join the
Seekers class on Sundays at 9:30 am in
Wesley Room 801 beginning today as we
consider: What does the Lord require? from
the Book of Micah.
9:00 am – Journey Confirmation
9:30 am – Sunday School
6 :00 pm – New series “Renewal” begins
tonight.
Reminders
 Make plans to attend Midwinter 2014 at
Echo Valley for students in 6th-12th grade,
February 21-23, and the cost is $125
($118 camp cost plus transportation).
Sign-up now in the lobby of the Gibbs
building or online at
reachingyouth.org/midwinter.html
Apprentice of Jesus
January 13, 6:30-8:00
The Apprentice Series (sponsored by Spiritual
Enrichment Ministry) is designed to help
people grow in Christ-likeness. This series is
based on a basic formula for transformation
that includes a mental side (changing
narratives), a physical side (practicing
spiritual exercises), a communal side (doing
the first two in a group) and a spiritual side
(the work of the Holy Spirit). When people
engage in all three of these activities—
under the leading of the Holy Spirit—
transformation is not only possible, but
practically inevitable. Talk with one of the
74 people who have taken the course at
Coker.
The first segment consists of ten weekly
classes based on The Good and Beautiful
God by James Bryan Smith. To register and
receive additional information, please
contact Paula Fredrickson by phone 210490-1983 or email [email protected]
Help is Needed...
to set the Lord’s Table
Communion Stewards are needed for
preparation and clean up of the elements on
the first Sunday of each month for the 11:00
am service. This job comes with minimal
effort and great reward! If you are
interested or have questions please contact
Gail Hatcher at 494-3455 ext. 236. A
special thanks to Mike and Kathy Harrison for
their assistance this past year and to Kathy
and Kerry Green for their many years of
Children'sMinistries
A note to 3rd grade parents: Please
remember to turn in your child’s
registration form for 3rd grade retreat.
Wednesday Bible Adventure resumes on
January 15, 6:30-7:30 for Kinder – 5th
Grade.
Thank you to all who have brought
aluminum tabs to help benefit Ronald
McDonald House. Keep them coming for a
great way to give back!
Great Thing Are Happening!
Coker Early Learning Center offers classes
for children who are 12 months to
Kindergarten, and we would love for your
little one to join us! If you, or someone you
know, is interested in learning more about
the program, please contact Melanie
Rutkoski or Michele Condel with any
questions, 494-5061 or [email protected]
San Antonio MLK Interfaith
Service Sunday, January 19
“Faith is taking the first step even when
you don’t see the whole staircase.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Coker Chancel Choir will be one of the
featured choirs at this year's 50th anniversary
MLK Interfaith Worship service on Sunday,
January 19, 4:00 pm, at Antioch Baptist
Church. This special service recognizes the
legacy of Dr. King’s vision for all God's
children to live in harmony and seeks to build
bridges of cooperation among diverse religious
and cultural groups within greater San Antonio.
Reverend Carl Rolfs, San Antonio District
Superintendent, will be the speaker and the
Coker church family is cordially invited to
attend.
Emmaus Gathering and Worship
Today, January 12
YOU are invited to share Holy
Communion with our
Emmaus Community
Refreshments & Fellowship: at 5:00 pm
in Wesley 703/704
Music & Worship: begins at 6:00 pm in
the Chapel. Child care will be provided.
Please join us for a meaningful and
Spirit-filled experience!
Calendar of Events - Week of January 12
SUNDAY, January 12
7:30 am .......................... Sunday Breakfast ............................................................................. Gym
7:40 am .......................... Agape Choir Rehearsal ........................................................ Choir room
Between services........... Winter/Spring Studies Registration...................................... Gazebo
8:15, 9:00, 11:00 am ...WORSHIP SERVICE..................................................SANCTUARY
8:30 am .......................... Coker Nurses Meeting ................................................... Gibbs Upstairs
9:00 am .......................... Journey Confirmation ......................................................... Gibbs 1108
9:30 am .......................... Sunday School for Children, Youth & Adults.......................... Various
10:30 am ....................... Children’s Choirs rehearsal ................................... Gym/Bertha Jones
11:00 am ....................... Small Group Bible Study .................................................. Wesley 804
11:00 am ....................CELEBRATE! WORSHIP SERVICE ................. GIBBS UPPER ROOM
12:00 pm ....................... Youth Choir Rehearsal ................................................................. Chapel
12:15 pm ....................... Mission Outreach Committee Meeting ........................... Wesley 802
5:00 pm .......................... Emmaus Gathering................................................................... 703/704
6:00 pm ......................Emmaus Led-Worship .......................................................Chapel
6:00 pm .......................... Youth Ministries-UMYF ................................................... Gibbs Building
MONDAY, January 13
6:30 am ........................ UMM Breakfast and Fellowship ................................................ Gym
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
6:30 pm ........................ Apprentice of Jesus - Book 1 Class Begins ................ Wesley 801
6:30 pm ........................ ACA Program ................................................................ Gibbs 1107
7:00 pm ........................ Al-Anon Women’s Program (nursery available) ....... Gibbs 1106
TUESDAY, January 14
10:00 am ....................... UMW General Meeting .......................................... Wesley 703/704
6:30 pm .......................... UMW Faith & Hope Circle ............................................... Wesley 806
7:00 pm ........................ AA-12 Step Program (nursery available) ................. Wesley 803
WEDNESDAY, January 15
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
9:00 am ........................ CPR/AED Training .......................................................... Wesley 805
11:30 am ...................... Women’s Bible Study “Grace” Class Begins ............. Wesley 802
12:30 pm ...................... Women’s Bible Study “A Mile in Her Shoes” Begins .... Wesley 804
5:30 pm ........................ Midweek Manna Meal ................................................................ Gym
6:30 pm ........................ Kids Bible Adventure .................................................Upstairs Rector
6:30 pm ........................ Adult Bible Study “A Bead and a Prayer” Begins ... Wesley 801
6:30 pm ........................ Adult Bible Study “11” Class Begins........................... Wesley 802
7:00 pm ........................ Youth Bible Studies .......................................................... Various Gibbs
7:00 pm ........................ Chancel Choir Rehearsal................................................. Choir Room
THURSDAY, January 16
9:30 am ........................ UMW Reflections Circle ....................................... Wesley 703-704
10:00 am ...................... Hearts In Tune Rehearsal ................................................ Choir Room
12-2:00 pm .................. Food Pantry Open ................................................................ Annex 4
6:00 pm ........................ Festival Bells Jubilee Rehearsal ........................................Sanctuary
6:15 pm ........................ Leap of Faith Dance Rehearsal ...............................Upstairs Rector
6:30 pm ........................ S-Anon Program (nursery available) .......................... Wesley 805
7:00 pm ........................ Al-Anon Program (nursery available).............. Gibbs 1108-1109
7:00 pm ........................ Alateen Program (nursery available) ......................... Wesley 801
7:00 pm ........................ Celebrate! Band Rehearsal ............................... Gibbs Upper Room
7:15 pm ........................ Moving Spirit Dancers Rehearsal .....................................Sanctuary
FRIDAY, January 17
8:00 am ........................ CALLL to Seguin .................................................... Lower Parking Lot
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
10:30 am ...................... Apprentice of Jesus - Book 2 Class Begins ................ Wesley 806
SATURDAY, January 18
7:00 am ........................ Eagle Pass Mission Trip ........................................Meet in Lower Lot
8:30 am ........................ UMW District Leadership Training .......................... Gibbs Building
12:30 pm ....................... S-Anon Program .................................................................. Gibbs 1108
5:00 pm ........................ Childcare for Chapel Worship ......................................... Gym 401
5:00 pm .................... SATURDAY WORSHIP.....................................COKER CHAPEL
AA: Alcoholics Anonymous ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon: Family & Friends of Alcoholics Alateen: Teen Family & Friends of Alcoholics
S-Anon: Family/Friends of those with sexual addictions
UMM: United Methodist Men UMYF: United Methodist Youth Fellowship
Coker’s Prayer List
is available in the back of the Sanctuary,
Chapel and Upper Room
Cares and Concerns
Hospitals and Care Facilities
●Methodist Stone Oak – Jim Moore
●Christus Santa Rosa Babcock – Tom Peel
 The Remington – Margarett Christal
 Forum Lincoln Heights – Charlene Moore
●Kendall House at Menger Springs in Boerne
Patricia Steede
●Select Rehab – Jim Schoultz, Ruth Yancy
●Sonterra Health Center – Ralph Moffitt,
Colette Miley, Janell Christley, Allan Dennis
Sympathy to:
●Mary Ann Moseley and family on the death of
her husband, William Moseley, 1/8.
Joy to:
●Danny and Lori Armstrong on the marriage of
their daughter, Kelley Armstrong, to Edward
Garza, 1/11
January 12
Sanctuary flowers are given:
●In memory of Bill Gaines by Debbie Gaines,
Treasure Gaines and Chesney Oines.
Lay Readers
8:15 - Rick McManus
9:30 - Sara Ramirez
11:00 - Judy Davis
Mission Moment
Pastor’s Benevolence Fund
Through the offering taken for the Pastor’s
Benevolence Fund each year, Coker is able to
help people in crisis situations – often changing a
life forever with just one gift. Your pastors use the
money that is collected to make one-time
payments of electric, gas, water bills or apartment
rent. We often help with the purchase of medicines.
When people are out of funds or their car breaks
down on the way to the next place, we may buy a
tank of gas or contract for a night’s rest at a local
hotel. We send people to the grocery store (when
the Food Pantry isn’t open). We buy bus passes to
transport people to job interviews or down to
Haven for Hope.
Jesus said, “As you have done it unto the least of
my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto
me.” Help us respond to Him as His people have
need. Your generous gift to the Pastor’s
Benevolence Fund will be gratefully received!
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Troop 285 will be conducting their
Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on
January 25. If you have a U.S. or
Texas flag which needs the proper retirement, please
bring it to the Rector Building or contact Bill
McCalister at [email protected] or
Important Information for Our
Guests:
We welcome you to Coker United
Methodist Church.
Nursery Care is provided for all worship
services and is located in Wesley Hall.
A Quiet/Cry Room is available
if needed. This sound-equipped room is
located off the back of the Sanctuary and
can be entered from the foyer.
Children’s Corner in the Narthex - get
your coloring pages, crayons, pipe
cleaners and more.
Sunday School for all ages is
at 9:30 am. Lists of classes are at the
Newcomers Booth.
Restrooms are located at either end of the
hallway outside the Sanctuary.
Large Print Hymnals and hearing-assist
stations are available from the ushers.
Upper Room devotional booklets are
available in the entrance to all worship
areas. (Donations are appreciated.)
Visit our Welcome Booth in the Gazebo
for more information about upcoming
events and Coker’s ministry activities.
Upcoming Worship
2nd Weekend after Epiphany
John 14:8-9
Saturday - January 18
5:00 pm - in Chapel
Sunday - January 19
8:15, 9:30, 11:00 am
in the Sanctuary
11:00 am - Celebrate!
Informal Worship in the Upper Room
Church Office open
Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
and Friday from 8:00 am to noon
210-494-3455
Emergencies after hours or on weekends:
 Pastor Barbara R. Galloway - 896-5085
 Pastor Damon Relder - 542-6068
 Pastor Amelia Beasley - 570-9084
 Rev. Dave Collett - 889-5903
 Rev. Bethany Graham - 595-0383
If you are unable to reach one pastor in
case of an emergency, please contact
another pastor.
Music Ministry
Celebration Weekend
On Saturday, January 25 and Sunday,
January 26 we’ll have the opportunity to
thank God for the many blessings shared
by all of Coker's music makers in worship.
Music Ministry Celebration Weekend will
include children's and youth choirs, dance
ministry, instrumentalists, praise bands and
our adult choirs leading us in worship.
Hans Christian Anderson speaks of music's
ability to touch the deep places of the soul
when he writes “when words fail, music
speaks”. Come celebrate God's gift of
music with us in worship.
Welcome! Welcome to Coker United Methodist Church! It is a blessing to us that you have come as
our guest this morning as we worship the Risen Lord.
We hope that you will want to know more about Coker and consider joining in membership
with us. Our “Connecting at Coker” class is a great introduction to our church and ministry
areas. It will allow you to become better acquainted with Methodist history, organization,
doctrine, sacraments, social principles, Coker history, and opportunities to get involved in small
group activities. It meets on the first four Sundays of each month, beginning on December 1,
in the Rector Conference Room from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Required: Baptism in any Christian
denomination. For more information, call the church office at 494-3455. All are welcome!
Love GOD + Serve Others + Change the World
coker.org
Barbara R. Galloway, Senior Pastor
Damon Relder, Associate Pastor
Amelia Beasley, Associate Pastor
Dave Collett, Minister of Music & Arts
Bethany Graham, Minister of Students & Young Adults
Judy M. Davis, Deaconess for Congregational Care
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN COKER UMC TO
LOVE GOD + SERVE OTHERS + CHANGE THE WORLD
Church Conference
Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm
Mid-week Manna Dinner at 5:30 pm
This is an opportunity to report to the
congregation on the business of the church
and to elect the lay leadership for 2014. All
members of Coker UMC are voting
members of the Church Conference. Other
interested persons may attend but not vote.
The Building Committee will update the
congregation on progress being made on
construction funded by Operation Open Door.
We expect to schedule the ground-breaking
for our new entrance and electronic sign to be
a part of the Church Conference. Please plan
to attend.
Heart Saver CPR AED
Training
January 15, 9:00 am-1:00 pm This
Heartsaver CPR AED class is
available to anyone and lasts about 4 hours.
It includes adult, child, and infant CPR. The
class is limited to 8 participants. During the
course, an AHA Instructor conducts videobased lessons and works with students to
complete their CPR and AED skills practice
and testing. Upon completion of this course,
students receive an American Heart
Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course
Completion Card that is valid for two years.
If interested, please email Dr. Escamilla to
enroll, [email protected]
Free Blood Pressure Screening
Sunday, January 19, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
In the Narthex & Gibbs Lower
Lobby between worship services
Please join us for our
Winter Adult Mission Trip
to Eagle Pass, Texas
The Mission Outreach Committee invites
you to be the hands, feet and heart of Jesus
Christ by participating in the Winter Adult
Mission Trip to Eagle Pass, Texas on
January 18-19. We have opportunities for
those with cleaning and construction skills.
At Eagle Pass First United Methodist Church
we will be making repairs and helping with a
deep cleaning project on the property to
provide a welcoming space for visitors and
members. All repairs will be made on
January 18, and van service will run to and
from Eagle Pass on the same day. You may
also choose to spend the night in Eagle Pass
and attend Sunday services at Eagle Pass
FUMC led by Pastor Becky Ballou. Signup tables will be under the Gazebo January
12. All are invited and welcome; the only
requirement is a “Mission-Minded Heart”.
We will also be collecting articles of
clothing, especially coats, and diapers.
Baskets for these donations are available
around campus. If you would like more
information please contact Jennifer Felty at
210-658-6173.
sure to share contact information so we can get information
to you about Coker.
Lord, I Believe!
John 9:38
If there is any way we can serve you, please do not hesitate to ask.
Gathering Music
How Great is Our God
Notes
Chris Tomlin
Welcome! Meet and Greet Your Neighbor
Thank you God for bringing us to worship today.
Clear our minds and fill our hearts so we can hear a
word from you and believe. Amen!
Opening Music
Wonderful Words of Life
Cornerstone
Beautiful
UMH 600
Hillsong United
Phil Wickham
Reading God's Word
Encounter with the Word
Pastor Barbara
"A Book with All the Answers?"
Statement of Faith
Prayers of the Community
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
_________________________
The Lord's Prayer
Offering Our Gifts
Give Me Jesus
Jeremy Camp
Blessing as We Go into the World
Sending Music
Deep in the Shadows of the Past
How Great is Our God
FWS 2246
Chris Tomlin
All are welcome to come to kneel for prayer as the music
sends us out. If you would like to have someone pray with
you, please open your hands. A partner will be with you
right away.
Please sign in, and if you are a guest today, Welcome! Be
Spring Study Opportunities
Small Group Ministry
Looking for a small group in which to
deepen your faith walk? Coker currently
has 6 small groups that meet on a regular
basis to share fellowship, prayer and study.
If you would like more information, please
contact Pastor Damon.
Once again Coker adult ministries is happy
to announce our Spring line-up of opportunities
of educational classes for all ages. Some require
books, others do not but all ask that you contact
Gail Hatcher in the church office to sign up
so we have enough room and materials. Look
for brochures in Worship spaces today!
Today is the first of a series on
“Hot Potato” issues for Christians.
Next week we will look for the
Mosaic-like nature and character
of God. Please come again!
God bless you today and always.
*Those who are able are invited to stand. FWS—The Faith We Sing
9:38 Praise and Worship Team
Dawn Cole
Maddy Cole
Scott Crippen
Robert LoBasso
Maggie Stowe
Nancy Laine, organist
UMH—United Methodist Hymnal
231 E. North Loop Road • San Antonio, TX 78216-1812 • 210-494-3455 • www.coker.org
January 12, 2014
COKER CONNECTION
More Information at www.coker.org
Adult Ministries
Student Ministries
United Methodist Men
Today
Meet every Monday at 6:30 am in Wesley
703 for breakfast and Bible Study
United Methodist Women
Tuesday, January 14
10:00 am, General Meeting, Wesley 703/704
6:30 pm, Faith & Hope Circle, Wesley 806
Thursday, January 16
9:30 am, Reflections Circle, Wesley 703-704
Saturday, January 18
8:30 am-Noon, District Leadership
Training, Gibbs Building
SAF/CALLL
Friday, January 17, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Join CALLL’s visit to Seguin’s 1856
Greek Revival Sebastopol Mansion and
the Nut Cracker Museum with several
thousand nutcrackers on display. Lunch
on your own at Dixie Grill. Cost for the
bus will be $4.00, tour is $2.00. Sign-up
in the Gazebo today!
We have received 456 pledges or
$1,888,596 towards our 2014 operating
budget. We are very thankful for these
promised gifts and for the 37 new pledges
we have received! If you haven’t yet turned
in your commitment card, please do so
today. We need to hear from all of you to
finalize the budget for 2014. If you are
unsure whether you pledged, please contact
Becky Kirbo at 494-3455 X222 or at
[email protected]
Looking for a service niche
on campus?
Mike Ford needs a co-leader to help
supervise receiving food deliveries to the
Coker Food Pantry for one hour 4 days a
month and to help supervise food
distribution from noon to 2:00 pm on
Thursdays. Ask a friend to share the job
with you! Call Mike at 210 379-8838.
Join Us for Discussion
Interested in discussing Scripture? Join the
Seekers class on Sundays at 9:30 am in
Wesley Room 801 beginning today as we
consider: What does the Lord require? from
the Book of Micah.
9:00 am – Journey Confirmation
9:30 am – Sunday School
6 :00 pm – New series “Renewal” begins
tonight.
Reminders
 Make plans to attend Midwinter 2014 at
Echo Valley for students in 6th-12th grade,
February 21-23, and the cost is $125
($118 camp cost plus transportation).
Sign-up now in the lobby of the Gibbs
building or online at
reachingyouth.org/midwinter.html
Apprentice of Jesus
January 13, 6:30-8:00
The Apprentice Series (sponsored by Spiritual
Enrichment Ministry) is designed to help
people grow in Christ-likeness. This series is
based on a basic formula for transformation
that includes a mental side (changing
narratives), a physical side (practicing
spiritual exercises), a communal side (doing
the first two in a group) and a spiritual side
(the work of the Holy Spirit). When people
engage in all three of these activities—
under the leading of the Holy Spirit—
transformation is not only possible, but
practically inevitable. Talk with one of the
74 people who have taken the course at
Coker.
The first segment consists of ten weekly
classes based on The Good and Beautiful
God by James Bryan Smith. To register and
receive additional information, please
contact Paula Fredrickson by phone 210490-1983 or email [email protected]
Help is Needed...
to set the Lord’s Table
Communion Stewards are needed for
preparation and clean up of the elements on
the first Sunday of each month for the 11:00
am service. This job comes with minimal
effort and great reward! If you are
interested or have questions please contact
Gail Hatcher at 494-3455 ext. 236. A
special thanks to Mike and Kathy Harrison for
their assistance this past year and to Kathy
and Kerry Green for their many years of
Children'sMinistries
A note to 3rd grade parents: Please
remember to turn in your child’s
registration form for 3rd grade retreat.
Wednesday Bible Adventure resumes on
January 15, 6:30-7:30 for Kinder – 5th
Grade.
Thank you to all who have brought
aluminum tabs to help benefit Ronald
McDonald House. Keep them coming for a
great way to give back!
Great Thing Are Happening!
Coker Early Learning Center offers classes
for children who are 12 months to
Kindergarten, and we would love for your
little one to join us! If you, or someone you
know, is interested in learning more about
the program, please contact Melanie
Rutkoski or Michele Condel with any
questions, 494-5061 or [email protected]
San Antonio MLK Interfaith
Service Sunday, January 19
“Faith is taking the first step even when
you don’t see the whole staircase.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Coker Chancel Choir will be one of the
featured choirs at this year's 50th anniversary
MLK Interfaith Worship service on Sunday,
January 19, 4:00 pm, at Antioch Baptist
Church. This special service recognizes the
legacy of Dr. King’s vision for all God's
children to live in harmony and seeks to build
bridges of cooperation among diverse religious
and cultural groups within greater San Antonio.
Reverend Carl Rolfs, San Antonio District
Superintendent, will be the speaker and the
Coker church family is cordially invited to
attend.
Emmaus Gathering and Worship
Today, January 12
YOU are invited to share Holy
Communion with our
Emmaus Community
Refreshments & Fellowship: at 5:00 pm
in Wesley 703/704
Music & Worship: begins at 6:00 pm in
the Chapel. Child care will be provided.
Please join us for a meaningful and
Spirit-filled experience!
Calendar of Events - Week of January 12
SUNDAY, January 12
7:30 am .......................... Sunday Breakfast ............................................................................. Gym
7:40 am .......................... Agape Choir Rehearsal ........................................................ Choir room
Between services........... Winter/Spring Studies Registration...................................... Gazebo
8:15, 9:00, 11:00 am ...WORSHIP SERVICE..................................................SANCTUARY
8:30 am .......................... Coker Nurses Meeting ................................................... Gibbs Upstairs
9:00 am .......................... Journey Confirmation ......................................................... Gibbs 1108
9:30 am .......................... Sunday School for Children, Youth & Adults.......................... Various
10:30 am ....................... Children’s Choirs rehearsal ................................... Gym/Bertha Jones
11:00 am ....................... Small Group Bible Study .................................................. Wesley 804
11:00 am ....................CELEBRATE! WORSHIP SERVICE ................. GIBBS UPPER ROOM
12:00 pm ....................... Youth Choir Rehearsal ................................................................. Chapel
12:15 pm ....................... Mission Outreach Committee Meeting ........................... Wesley 802
5:00 pm .......................... Emmaus Gathering................................................................... 703/704
6:00 pm ......................Emmaus Led-Worship .......................................................Chapel
6:00 pm .......................... Youth Ministries-UMYF ................................................... Gibbs Building
MONDAY, January 13
6:30 am ........................ UMM Breakfast and Fellowship ................................................ Gym
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
6:30 pm ........................ Apprentice of Jesus - Book 1 Class Begins ................ Wesley 801
6:30 pm ........................ ACA Program ................................................................ Gibbs 1107
7:00 pm ........................ Al-Anon Women’s Program (nursery available) ....... Gibbs 1106
TUESDAY, January 14
10:00 am ....................... UMW General Meeting .......................................... Wesley 703/704
6:30 pm .......................... UMW Faith & Hope Circle ............................................... Wesley 806
7:00 pm ........................ AA-12 Step Program (nursery available) ................. Wesley 803
WEDNESDAY, January 15
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
9:00 am ........................ CPR/AED Training .......................................................... Wesley 805
11:30 am ...................... Women’s Bible Study “Grace” Class Begins ............. Wesley 802
12:30 pm ...................... Women’s Bible Study “A Mile in Her Shoes” Begins .... Wesley 804
5:30 pm ........................ Midweek Manna Meal ................................................................ Gym
6:30 pm ........................ Kids Bible Adventure .................................................Upstairs Rector
6:30 pm ........................ Adult Bible Study “A Bead and a Prayer” Begins ... Wesley 801
6:30 pm ........................ Adult Bible Study “11” Class Begins........................... Wesley 802
7:00 pm ........................ Youth Bible Studies .......................................................... Various Gibbs
7:00 pm ........................ Chancel Choir Rehearsal................................................. Choir Room
THURSDAY, January 16
9:30 am ........................ UMW Reflections Circle ....................................... Wesley 703-704
10:00 am ...................... Hearts In Tune Rehearsal ................................................ Choir Room
12-2:00 pm .................. Food Pantry Open ................................................................ Annex 4
6:00 pm ........................ Festival Bells Jubilee Rehearsal ........................................Sanctuary
6:15 pm ........................ Leap of Faith Dance Rehearsal ...............................Upstairs Rector
6:30 pm ........................ S-Anon Program (nursery available) .......................... Wesley 805
7:00 pm ........................ Al-Anon Program (nursery available).............. Gibbs 1108-1109
7:00 pm ........................ Alateen Program (nursery available) ......................... Wesley 801
7:00 pm ........................ Celebrate! Band Rehearsal ............................... Gibbs Upper Room
7:15 pm ........................ Moving Spirit Dancers Rehearsal .....................................Sanctuary
FRIDAY, January 17
8:00 am ........................ CALLL to Seguin .................................................... Lower Parking Lot
9:00 am ........................ Co-ed Exercise Class ................................................................... Gym
10:30 am ...................... Apprentice of Jesus - Book 2 Class Begins ................ Wesley 806
SATURDAY, January 18
7:00 am ........................ Eagle Pass Mission Trip ........................................Meet in Lower Lot
8:30 am ........................ UMW District Leadership Training .......................... Gibbs Building
12:30 pm ....................... S-Anon Program .................................................................. Gibbs 1108
5:00 pm ........................ Childcare for Chapel Worship ......................................... Gym 401
5:00 pm .................... SATURDAY WORSHIP.....................................COKER CHAPEL
AA: Alcoholics Anonymous ACA: Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon: Family & Friends of Alcoholics Alateen: Teen Family & Friends of Alcoholics
S-Anon: Family/Friends of those with sexual addictions
UMM: United Methodist Men UMYF: United Methodist Youth Fellowship
Coker’s Prayer List
is available in the back of the Sanctuary,
Chapel and Upper Room
Cares and Concerns
Hospitals and Care Facilities
●Methodist Stone Oak – Jim Moore
●Christus Santa Rosa Babcock – Tom Peel
 The Remington – Margarett Christal
 Forum Lincoln Heights – Charlene Moore
●Kendall House at Menger Springs in Boerne
Patricia Steede
●Select Rehab – Jim Schoultz, Ruth Yancy
●Sonterra Health Center – Ralph Moffitt,
Colette Miley, Janell Christley, Allan Dennis
Sympathy to:
●Mary Ann Moseley and family on the death of
her husband, William Moseley, 1/8.
Joy to:
●Danny and Lori Armstrong on the marriage of
their daughter, Kelley Armstrong, to Edward
Garza, 1/11
January 12
Sanctuary flowers are given:
●In memory of Bill Gaines by Debbie Gaines,
Treasure Gaines and Chesney Oines.
Lay Readers
8:15 - Rick McManus
9:30 - Sara Ramirez
11:00 - Judy Davis
Mission Moment
Pastor’s Benevolence Fund
Through the offering taken for the Pastor’s
Benevolence Fund each year, Coker is able to
help people in crisis situations – often changing a
life forever with just one gift. Your pastors use the
money that is collected to make one-time
payments of electric, gas, water bills or apartment
rent. We often help with the purchase of medicines.
When people are out of funds or their car breaks
down on the way to the next place, we may buy a
tank of gas or contract for a night’s rest at a local
hotel. We send people to the grocery store (when
the Food Pantry isn’t open). We buy bus passes to
transport people to job interviews or down to
Haven for Hope.
Jesus said, “As you have done it unto the least of
my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto
me.” Help us respond to Him as His people have
need. Your generous gift to the Pastor’s
Benevolence Fund will be gratefully received!
Flag Retirement Ceremony
Troop 285 will be conducting their
Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on
January 25. If you have a U.S. or
Texas flag which needs the proper retirement, please
bring it to the Rector Building or contact Bill
McCalister at [email protected] or