October 12, 2014 DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 18 Sunday after Pentecost

Assisting During Worship Today
8:30 AM Service 9:50 AM Service
Karen Chapell
11:15 AM Service
Darcy Campbell
Rosemary Schuett
Kathy Gephart
Kris Donaldson
Brad Jones
Bill Wade
Velma Markins
Jon Ryburg
Carole Ryburg
Marcia Dresch
Ralph Dresch
Jack Donaldson
Sharon Gauthier
Mark Roberts
Cameron Lauseng
Scott Keefer
Steve Lynch
Shuttle Drivers
Logan Astrike
Beth Snyder
Welcome Center Kathryn Bradbury
Coffee Hours
Rick & Cathy Fitzgerald
(All are welcome to fellowship in the Atrium between services.)
Dexter UMC Birthdays this week:
Oct. 12
Oct. 13
Oct. 14
Oct. 15
Oct. 16
Oct. 17
Oct. 18
Steve Kasten
Christine Prince
Melissa Godfrey
Jessica Sefton
Laura Hamilton
Myrtle Smith
Bryce Haines
Joanne Momcilovich
Autumn Edwards
Ruth Gould
Jen Peterson
Riley Thorburn
Caleb Coffer
Keith Ostlund
Micah Wiggins
Not listed? We may not have you in our records.
John Kipfmiller
Owen Wondrash
Philip Lauseng
Rose Snowwhite
Noah Mitchell
Nicole Stegemann
Shawn Hawley
Dan Teare
Gary Gochanour
Stella Kill
Nathan Shay
Kurt Wing
Mac Guise
Andrew Shay
Mark Wiseley
Terri Leonard
Judy Murray
Rachel Wiertella
Cameron Lauseng
Caitlin Weber
Alison Goodnow
Kevin Meganck
Nathan Stoll
Elizah Montange
Beth Snyder
Dexter UMC – Weekly Reader
Today –
• Visit the Atrium, get a cup of coffee & donut hole, and then take a stroll to see the
many opportunities available to you! Sunday School for preschool thru adults
• Open Prayer Time in the Chapel during 2nd service, all are welcome
• Fall Membership Class, 11:15 AM in Newkirk Hall, Conference Rm & Rm 206
• Funeral Visitation for family & friends of Jenni Marsh, 1 PM until 3:30 PM
in the Atrium; Funeral Service at 3:30 PM in the Sanctuary with luncheon to
This Week –
• Wednesdays, thru Dec. 17th – DivorceCare and DivorceCare-4-Kids, 6:30-8 PM,
at Dexter UMC
• Oct. 13th – Ann Arbor District Annual Meeting, gather in the Atrium at 6 PM,
6:30 PM meal followed by meeting in the Sanctuary (preregistration required)
• Oct. 18th - Ann Arbor District Lay Servant Ministries, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
October 12, 2014
18 t h Sunday after Pentecost
7643 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130
Office: 734.426.8480; [email protected]
Visit our website at www.dexterumc.org
Church Office Hours:
Mon. – Thurs. 9 AM – 4 PM
(Friday, Pastors day off)
Fri. 9 AM – 1 PM
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Blessed Binds Bookstore: Open Sundays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
For special orders or more information: [email protected]
Prayer is to your soul as blood is to your heart! Our Chapel, located in the Ed. Bldg., is
available most weekday mornings to all in need of a quiet & lovely place for prayer.
O u r M i s s i o n : “ L o v e Go d ,
L o ve P e o p l e , S e rve t h e
W o r l d , fo r J e s u s C h r i s t . ”
8:30AM Order of Worship
Elsi Sly, musician
#77 v. 1, 2, 3, 4
The Apostles' Creed, Traditional Version
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus
Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of
the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the
right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the
quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the
communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the
life everlasting. Amen.
“Gloria Patri”
Congregational Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Children’s Moment
A Time of Giving
“In Your Presence”
Offertory Response
“My Tribute”
A Time of Proclamation
“Portrait of an Apology – Undying Love”
Hymn of Commitment
“To God be the Glory”
Benediction & Postlude
# 70
words on front screen
Pastor Denise Kasischke
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Hosea 3
#98 v. 1, 2, 3
Elsi Sly, musician
Pastors Denise Kasischke & Steve Bringardner
Pastor Tom Snyder
Jeremy Hannich
Worship Choir Director: Marlene Inman
A Child’s Blessing (11:15 AM)
Kiteley Louise
Daughter of Adam & Courtnay Gross
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
A Time of Giving
“In Your Presence”
A Time of Proclamation
“Portrait of an Apology – Undying Love”
A Time of Response
Worship Leader (2nd & 3rd): Louis Smith
words on front screen
Gretchen Huffman
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Hosea 3
Praise Band
OUR NURSERY is available during worship services for infants thru 3 years.
ROCKING CHAIRS & CRY ROOM are located in the rear of the Sanctuary.
* 9:50 AM – Sunday School, 3-years – 5th grade, start in the education wing 11:15
AM – Kids (4-years thru 10 years), meet the W3 leader in the back. Adults, pick
up your children in The Loft, upper level education wing after the service.
Sermon Notes:
Gretchen Huffman
OUR NURSERY is available for infants up thru preschool. Rocking chairs & our
CRY ROOM are located in the rear of the Sanctuary.
Liturgists: 8:30
9:50 AM & 11:15 AM Worship
Praise Band
A Time of Worship & Prayer *
“Let it Rise”, “Your Love Never Fails”, “Break Every Chain”, “Let the
Church Rise”
“We have come to worship him” – Matthew 2:2
Please silence your cell phones & pagers.
Gathering Music *
Hymn of Praise
“How Great Thou Art”
Call To Worship
O u r M i s s i o n : L o v e Go d , L o v e P e o p l e , S e r v e t h e W o r l d , f o r J e s u s C h r i s t .
Announcements & Prayer Requests
Dexter UMC Pastoral & Ministry Staff
Dr. Matt Hook, senior pastor, [email protected]
Rev. Steve Bringardner, pastor of discipleship & care; [email protected]
Tom Snyder, pastor of missions & small group life; [email protected]
Denise Kasischke, pastor of children & family ministries; [email protected]
Jeremy Hannich, HS youth & college ministries; [email protected]
Sheralyn Sherrill, MS youth ministries; [email protected]
The flowers on the altar today are given in loving memory of Gary Doyle
by his wife Kathy Gephart.
Prayers & Concerns
Susan Featheringill ♥ Mazie Bell ♥Rob Woods ♥ Mike McCalla ♥ Mary
Ann Moore ♥ Dee & Paul Wensel ♥ Kodie Snyder ♥ Ermil Jones ♥ Brett
Talbott ♥ Alexandra Rosevelt ♥ Jan Alford ♥ Dave Kieft ♥ Linda Thiel ♥
Kim Lomax ♥ Anne Kapela ♥ Rena Girbach ♥ Dana Zahn ♥ Diane
Schumann ♥ Sandy Love ♥ Pi Yau Lin ♥ Carl Luce ♥ Donna Blakney ♥
Melina King ♥ Jodie Haines ♥ Meg & Elka ♥ Bethany Penzien Child ♥ Jeri
Steck ♥ Chad Carr ♥
Recently experienced the loss of a loved one
Tim & Morgan Marsh in the death of his wife and her mother Jenni on Oct. 8th.
Jennie had been a member of Dexter UMC since 2011.
Robert, Jim (& Jeanie) Kaercher and their family in the death of wife and mother
Donna on Oct. 6th.
Kate Sullivan and her family in the death of her husband Don on Sept. 30th.
Tom (& Beth) Snyder and the extended Snyder/White families in the death of his
father (Art Snyder) on Sept. 29th.
Paul (& Mims) White and their family in the death of his mom (Marion White) on
Sept. 22nd. Marion was a long-time member of Dexter UMC.
Kathy Lumadue and her family in the death of her husband Bob on Sept. 16th.
Jane (& Ted) Hamilton and their family in the death of her mom (Ruth Long) on
Sept. 12th.
* Names remain on our Prayer Requests & Concerns list for 4 weeks. To return someone’s
name for an additional 4 weeks, contact Cathy ([email protected]) in the office.
9:50 AM – A Bible study primarily for singles in Rm 206, 2nd floor
Ed. Bldg., watching the Ray VanderLaan’s five week series on
discipleship entitled In the Dust of the Rabbi. This week’s lesson is
Priene – The Presence of God: A Counter-Cultural Community.
9:50 AM – Big God Story for Grown-Ups meets in Rm 207 during
the 2nd worship hour. In October our topic is “Speaking Christian...what
exactly do we mean by the terms God, Faith, etc”.
9:50 AM – Church & Society – launches a new study this morning
based on Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today
by Adam Hamilton, in Room 203-204, second service. Hamilton,
senior pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in
Leawood, Kansas, writes: “The Bible captures my deepest hopes and highest
aspirations. I love this book . . . and I wrestle with it.” Come, check it out.
9:50 AM – Explorer’s Bible Study “Making Sure of the Truth” in the
Conference Room, 1st floor Ed. Bldg. during the 2nd service; led by
Leigh Hook.
11:15 AM – Deep Foundations—Exploring Theology for Life, this
study aims to dig deep into scripture and in a systematic way tie
together the Biblical text, Christian teachings, and our purpose and
meaning as Christians. The study, while deep in nature, will always be
rooted with a focus on application to life, faith, and calling. Aimed at
30-40 something men interested in wrestling through their faith; led by
Matthew Niermann. Class meets in Rm 205, 2nd floor Ed. Bldg. during
the 3rd service.
11:15 AM – Catching Fire, Becoming Flame, adult study on Spiritual
Formation based on the book written by Fr. Albert Haase; led by
Crystal Niermann. Class meets in Rm 207, 2nd floor Ed. Bldg. during
the 3rd service.
June 22,12,2014
O u r M i s s i o n : “Love God, Love People, S erve the World,
for Jesus Christ”
Our Welcome Center is located in the Atrium. If
you are new to this congregation, stop by for a welcome bag
filled with goodies and more information about Dexter UMC.
For Our Children
Pastor Denise, [email protected]
9:50 AM – Sunday School (3-years thru 5th grade) in the Ed. Bldg.
11:30 AM –Worship, Wonder and the Word “W3” (4 thru 10 years)
in The Loft, upper level of the Ed. Bldg.
Kid’s Choir (K thru 5th), 10:50 AM – 11:30 AM with Marlene Inman
For Our Youth
Jeremy Hannich, [email protected] (9th – 12th)
Sheralyn Sherrill, [email protected] (6th – 8th)
9:50 AM – MS & HS Sunday School (6th thru 12th) in The Edge,
Middle Schoolers meet in the lower level, High Schoolers meet on
the main floor.
The Edge Youth Groups – (most Sundays) for Middle School and High
School youth from 5 PM – 7:30 PM in The Edge. (For updates,
visit http://www.edgelive.org/)
We are looking for PAID NURSERY
WORKERS to join our Nursery staff,
which can include Thursday, Saturday &
Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings.
This position may expand as our
programming and childcare needs
continue to grow. If you want to be part of changing a young
person’s life, contact Pastor Denise Kasischke
([email protected]).
Come learn about Advance directives – what they mean
and their important elements. Factors for Christians to
consider regarding end-of life medical care. How to have a
discussion with family members about preferences at our
Soup & Salad dinner sponsored by United Methodist
Women, Tuesday, Oct. 14th, dinner starts at 6:30, Dr,
Michelle Rabideau will speak at about 7:00pm in Newkirk.
Membership Class – continues through Nov. 9th, during the 11:15
hour in Newkirk Hall. It’s a six-week class to orient and connect new
people to the mission, vision and fellowship of the church. Contact is
Pastor Steve (734.426.8480, ext. 13 or [email protected]).
JOIN A HOME GROUP – We were created for relationships and
Christian community. It takes commitment, intentionality, grace, and
love. To join a home group, visit the connections table or contact
Tom Snyder ([email protected]) or Tami Rummel
([email protected]).
Good Things to Know at Dexter UMC…
 Our church now has a hearing assist system. You can pick up a
self-adjusting headset in the Narthex.
 Enjoy our door to door shuttle service, from 7:45 AM to 12:30
PM between the Dexter Mill and church. Drivers are needed for:
1st Sunday (10-12:30), 3rd Sunday (7:30-10:30) and 5th Sunday (10:3012:30). Contact Linda Dobry (734.834.9626 or [email protected])
to volunteer your time.
Prayers for our Men & Women Serving in the Military
♦ Andre Roman Marshall ♦ Cole Hatch ♦ Dave Imber ♦ Garrett
Schmäler ♦Jacob Reisinger ♦ Joe Keene ♦ John Maybon ♦ Julie Wiles &
Lynette Wiles ♦ Keith Black ♦ Matt Hattie ♦ Ryan Fike ♦
2014 Offering Summary – thru September 2014
‘14 Year to Date
‘14 Need to Date
‘13 Actual Income
Average Attendance in September was 518, on Oct. 5th
attendance was 470 (127, 255, 88).
Dear Church Family, thank you for your prayers, hugs, cards,
and all the love and caring you have shown Beth & me, and our
extended Snyder family, during the passing of my father. It has
been a time of reflection and celebration of his love, life, and
faith. Thank you for walking with us and sharing in God’s love
and Grace... ~ Tom and Beth Snyder
Surviving the Holidays – Help for the divorced and separated
during the holidays. If you’re separated or divorced, the holidays
can be a lonely, stressful and depressing time; but there’s hope. Join
us for an encouraging seminar to discover how to enjoy the
holidays again. Tuesday, October 21st, 6-8 PM, in the Atrium. For
more information, please contact Linda Vander Haagen
Volunteer and Other Opportunities
THURSDAY NIGHT DINNERS return October 30th! If our
mission to “Love People by Feeding Them” sounds like a great
ministry with a terrific group, you couldn't be more right! No
special skills or experience needed. Volunteer commitments range
from 1.5 - 5 hours, twice a month, or as volunteers are available.
Daytime or evening hours. Contact Darcy Campbell (734.646.2899
or [email protected]) to learn about options to best suit
your interests & availability. See you in the kitchen!
Drivers with Commercial Licenses (P
Endorsement) are needed for our new bus.
The bus will be used for youth events like
retreats, camping, lake days, and SOS or adult
events such as Red Bird mission trips or CASS
Corridor in Detroit.
We are looking for volunteers to support the NEW BABIES
MINISTRY by providing meals to families adjusting to life with
newborns (very occasional involvement). To help with this
ministry, please contact Jen Miceli ([email protected]).
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – If you love the smell of fresh-brewed
coffee in the morning, please consider joining the coffee hour
ministry team. We could use 3-4 additional two-person teams to
host the coffee hours between Sunday-morning services. It’s a great
way to meet people and provides a great opportunity for
fellowship. Contact Rick Fitzgerald (734.355.1329 or
[email protected]).
Fair Trade Coffee TODAY in the Atrium between services.
Delicious flavors of coffee, tea, hot chocolate and chocolate bars
available. Come and check out a new coffee blend. This mission
supports small farmers, Heifer International, UMCOR. You can
make a difference.
Join us for a couple hours of gardening and fellowship as we
work to maintain the gardens around the church. Please contact
Caryl Burke (734.476.5232 or [email protected]) for additional
info. Come and enjoy some beautiful summer weather and the
company of other people of faith who love to dig.
The Winner of the Great Tailgate Soup Contest! The Espy’s
Home Group won with a Mexican chili-soup created from a recipe
belonging to Jereva Christensen. The whole group worked to create
the 8 gallons brought to the tailgate party! The group members
are: Carl Espy, Kim Espy, Darrell Wooster, Juli Wooster, Diane
Parisho, Jay Parisho, Donna DePalma, Gregg Hainen , Karen
Hainen, Linda Price, Richard Bain, Janice Bain, Doug Christensen,
and Jereva Christensen. Runners up were the Whites who offered a
gumbo that Carl tasted many multiple times while Paul & Mims’
backs were turned. It was really good stuff!
Come check out Cub Scout Pack 448. Our pack’s goal is to provide
Dexter boys an opportunity to enjoy the adventure of scouting. We
strive to ensure that boys are involved in activities, get to explore
and learn, and most of all have a whole lot of fun. Please join us at
our October meeting Wednesday, October 15th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM in
Newkirk Hall at Dexter United Methodist Church. If you have
questions, please contact Jeff Hughes ([email protected])
or Bill Parsons ([email protected]).
Help Needed For Angel Tree Mission Project - The Angel Tree
project is coming up soon and the committee is looking for some
new committee members from the second and third service. If you
would be willing to be part of the Angel Tree committee or want to
find out more about the project, contact Terry Walters (426.4983).
Adult Studies
Fresh Start, the Women's Storying Group: Come join us as we look
at Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. We meet Wednesdays, 7PM –
8:30PM, in Rm 207 of the Ed. Bldg. Come visit! Call Carol White
for details (734.433.1920).
Men’s Storytelling Bible Study – Learn how to lead others to Jesus
by sharing stories from the Bible. Wednesdays at 7 PM in Rm
203/204 – Ed. Bldg. Contact Eric Knisely (475.2161) or Mike
McCalla (255.8860) or just come for a visit.
DivorceCare, an ongoing 13-week seminar and support group (thru
12/17) for those experiencing divorce and separation can be joined
at any point. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
in the Atrium. You will be welcomed and helped to traverse the
difficult journey of separation/divorce. For more information,
contact Linda Vander Haagen (734.741.8583).
Did You Know…
 MARK & CLAUDIA AILLS, with a group of other musicians,
play and sing Bluegrass Gospel at the Dexter Senior Center on the
2nd Saturday of every month from 6 PM – 8:30 PM? Everyone is
 Kim Lim is our new volunteer Financial Secretary? If you have
questions, contact her at KLim[email protected]
 The Dexter UMC Pastor’s Benevolence Fund is used to assist
people in our church & community who have immediate need?
This fund is used often, so any gifts to support this ministry are
greatly appreciated. Thank you!