Assisting During Worship Today 8:30 AM Service 9:50 AM Service Karen Chapell 11:15 AM Service Darcy Campbell Greeters Rosemary Schuett Kathy Gephart Kris Donaldson Brad Jones Bill Wade Velma Markins Ushers Jon Ryburg Carole Ryburg Marcia Dresch Ralph Dresch Jack Donaldson Sharon Gauthier OPEN Mark Roberts Cameron Lauseng Scott Keefer Steve Lynch OPEN 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 follow 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 DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 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 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 Offertory “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 Offertory “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 11:15 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 #881 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. ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 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. Sunday, Sunday,October June 22,12,2014 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 ♦ STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE 2014 Offering Summary – thru September 2014 ‘14 Year to Date ‘14 Need to Date ‘13 Actual Income $786,960 $773,552 $704,083 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 (734.741.8583). 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 welcome! 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!
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