NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AUBURN Sunday, October 12, 2014 EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Philippians 4:1-9 NT Page 187 ‘Think on These Things’ SERMON: ‘Come and Find the Quiet Center’ HYMN: TFWS Page 2128 WE GATHER FOR WORSHIP WE RESPOND IN FAITH PRE SERVICE MUSIC: Organ Selections ‘Let There be Peace on Earth’ S. Miller/J. Jackson WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: (Please indicate your presence by signing the pew pad. Your comfort is important to us, please choose to sit or stand as you able) QUIET PRELUDE: ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee’ Unknown *CALL TO WORSHIP: Leader: The Lord is good! People: God’s steadfast love endures forever. ‘Forever’ *HYMN OF PRAISE: (see image) *PRAYER OF INVOCATION: Ever present God, you never leave us. Help us to stay with you when we are tempted to flee, and keep us seeking after that which is true, that all may know that you are the Lord, our God, a tenacious presence in whatever our reality. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. *GLORIA PATRI ANTHEM: UMH Page 71 ‘His Eye is on the Sparrow’ Wesleyan Singers TIME WITH THE CHILDREN THE SERVICE OF GIVING: PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS THE OFFERTORY ‘Repentance’ *DOXOLOGY: Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen. THE SERVICE OF PRAYER SHARING OUR JOYS AND CONCERNS PASTORAL PRAYER/LORD’S PRAYER Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen CHORAL RESPONSE Psalm 106 (w/response) UMH Page 829 UMH Page 95 *PRAYER OF DEDICATION: Creator God, you are our provider. We offer all that we have and all that we are to you, because we belong to you. Bless these gifts, and empower us, your church, that through the work of your Spirit we may be a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm, and a shade from the heat. Through Christ, our shield and our stronghold. Amen. WE LISTEN TO THE WORD ACT OF PRAISE: F. Ritter *CLOSING HYMN ‘What a Friend We Have in Jesus’ UMH Page 526 WE DEPART TO SERVE BENEDICTION CHORAL BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE: (Please be seated) ‘Go Forth for God’ Wesleyan Singers ‘God of All Nations’ E. Higgins THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AUBURN *A Reconciling Congregation ******************************************************************************* *CONGREGATION STANDS - if you are physically able UMH = The United Methodist Hymnal (red) TFWS = The Faith We Sing (black) Large print hymnals and bulletins along with assisted-listening devices are available at the Visitor’s Booth, or an usher would be glad to provide you with either or both. Contact Information for Pastor Jackie: Please note that the email address for Pastor Jackie here at the Church will be: [email protected] Home Phone No.: 753-1275 and Cell: 242-2770. MEDITATION Where has your trust in God wavered or broken down? What would it take for that trust to be restored? When have you experienced the peace of God, which passes understanding? Parts of the Liturgy this morning was taken from ‘Feasting on the Word’, Editor Kimberly Bracken Long The United Methodist Church of Auburn is an intergenerational Christian Community whose mission is to embody Christ’s love through a commitment to serve God by fulfilling the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of our congregation and of our local and global communities. Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen, Pastor Worship Service Sunday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 10:00 a.m. Staff Directory email: [email protected] Web Site: auburnmethodist.org Pastor: Rev. Jacquelyn Brannen Parsonage: 753-1275 Cell: 242-2770 email: [email protected] Secretary: Joan Spitzform Church Office: 782-3972 Organist: Norma Rice-Gould Choir Director: Kary Coffin *WE ARE A RECONCILING CONGREGATION As a reconciling congregation we are part of a nation-wide network of churches that believes all of God’s people are of sacred worth. We believe that part of our mission is to raise awareness of the issues surrounding diversity and to work for social justice. By so doing we more fully embody the mission of the United Methodist Church to open hearts, minds and doors to everybody. We invite you to worship with us knowing that you are loved exactly as you are. STATEMENT OF DIVERSITY All persons are of sacred worth. As brothers and sisters in Christ we covenant to follow his example of unconditional love, compassion and justice in our mission and ministry. Therefore we welcome and nurture the full participation of people of every age, heritage, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, economic status, faith background, family structure, gender identity, marital status, race, social standing and varying capability. Welcome to all. If you are new to our church, please fill out a pew card and place it in the offering plate, or complete the information in the Friendship Pad. Be sure to visit the Visitor’s Booth in the fellowship hall. Also, when completing either the pew card, or the Friendship Pad, please give us your address and phone number so that the Welcoming Committee can follow-up with you. We hope you will return to worship with us again on Sundays at 10 a.m. This Week’s Liturgist: Next Week’s Liturgist: Dick Gleason Janet Irish THIS WEEK IN OUR CHURCH SUNDAY, October 12th 9:45 a.m. Prayer Circle 10:00 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Music Committee 12:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. Fair Workshop 6:00 p.m. th MONDAY, October 13 5:00 p.m. Solutions Group 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Bell Choir 7:30 p.m. th TUESDAY, October 14 6:00 p.m. Girl Scout Troop 1606 6:30 p.m. th WEDNESDAY, October 15 7:15 a.m. Rotary Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Music Together 6:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. River Valley GS Training 6:00 p.m. th THURSDAY, October 16 10:00 a.m. Faith Journey 6:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. SPRC 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Cub Scout Wolf FRIDAY, October 17th 10:15 a.m. Music Together SATURDAY, October 18th 8:00 a.m. River Valley Girl Scout Event SUNDAY, October 19th FOOD FOR THE SOUL PICKUP 8:30 a.m. Worship 11:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Worship 12:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. Mission Committee 6:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. Worship Committee Finance Committee OT Bible Study Private Men’s Group Serenity Group AA/Alanon Maine Iris Society Private Men’s Group Wesleyan Singers Boy Scout Trp 121 Trustee Committee Education Committee OT Bible Study Private Men’s Group PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS: Pastor Jackie has Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 to noon for office hours unless a district meeting is scheduled on one of those particular days. Most visitations occur in the afternoons. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to call her cell at 242-2770. The door is open! HIGH STREET FOOD PANTRY: The following items are needed on a weekly basis: peanut butter, toilet paper, and pasta sauce. Please place items in the grocery cart outside the sanctuary. If you have questions about the pantry or wish to volunteer, please speak with Leroy Brown or Eric Howes. Monetary donations to the Food Pantry can be made out to and sent to: High Street Church Food Pantry, 106 Pleasant Street, Auburn, ME 04210 BISHOP’S DAY: Bishop Devadhar will meet with Clergy and Laity in the Mid Maine District for Conversation, Questions, and Prayers. Date: October 14th, 2014 Time: 2:00 – 4:45 for Clergy and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for Clergy and Laity. Dinner will be service from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. and a $10.00 donation is requested. Where: Oakland Sidney UMC, 14 West School Street, Oakland, ME 04963. RSVP to [email protected] or call 207-3954080 by October 5th. FAITH JOURNEY COLLECTION BOX: Faith Journey is supporting the Center for Wisdom’s Women in Lewiston by having a collection box for FULL SIZED hygiene products for the women that they serve. You will find it on the table in the Narthex. A bag is filled by the Center with the necessities that should last a woman one month, so full sized products are really appreciated. The collected items will be delivered to the Center on a regular basis. Please help by providing: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, tooth brushes, bars of soap or body wash, deodorant, disposable razors, lotion, Chap Stick and feminine hygiene products. Thank you in advance for your help in supporting this worthy cause. DISTRICT RESOURCE DAY: Our District will be holding a resource day on October 25th from 9-3 at the Pleasant Street UMC in Waterville. Workshops will be on Finance, SPRC, Christian Education, Missions and more. Please see Pastor Jackie to register. TRINITY MILK MONEY: The Trinity Milk Account is a wonderful way to contribute to the less fortunate in our area. This Account provides milk to the Trinity Jubilee Center to aid them in feeding area families – thank you! FALL FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Sunday, October 26th 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Back by popular demand – Mr. Drew and His Animals Too! Fun activities and crafts for the young and young at heart. AUBURN PRESCHOOL COLLECTION FOR OCTOBER: We will be collecting Paper Towels and Napkins for the Preschool this month. Please put your donations in the box on the fellowship table. Thank you! PARENTS & ADULTS – PLEASE HELP! We are trying to get the youth involved with many exciting activities and programs, but have hit a dead end. Please encourage the children and youth in your life to join us for Sunday School, and special events. Our teachers and volunteers are filled with enthusiasm and would love for you to join them! MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: If anyone has any musical instruments you would like to donate to the church, it would be appreciate. Please see Pastor Jackie! JEWELRY NEEDED FOR FAIR! The fair needs your ‘jewels’. They can be deposited in the designated box on the table as you enter the sanctuary. Please donate ASAP to allow time to prepare jewelry for disply. Volunteers are needed to assist with sales, especially during the first two hours. Contact Wanda Sprague if you would like to participate in this ‘Jewelry Adventure”. Contact Wanda at: [email protected] or 783-2711. WALK-A-THON: October 18th 9:00 – 11:00 Registration at 8:45 am. Proceeds benefit Bishop Devadhar’s Initiative to Wipe Out Malaria. Sponsored by the Lisbon UMC, 14 School Street, Lisbon Falls, ME. FMI call Sue at 207-240-2746 More info on F/H table. PLEASE HOLD THE DATE: The Church Council invites you to join us for our 2015 Planning Retreat which will be held on Saturday, November 8th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Lunch and childcare will be provided. If you would like to have a voice in how our church might look in the next 3-5 years, please join us! More details to follow! WARM HANDS PROJECT: High Street Congregational Church is looking for volunteers to help make mittens for youth and children ages 5-15. They can be knitted or fleece. Please contact Jeanne at High Street Church: 784-1306 ext. 10. Also, see flyer on the fellowship table. BEAN SUPPER: Saturday, October 25th, 5:00 p.m. Cost $7.00 Hope to see you and your friends here for the supper. Menu: Baked Beans, Casseroles, Potato Salad, Hot Dogs, Coleslaw, Breads, Beverage, and Pie. POTLUCK LUNCHEON: Sunday, October 26th, 11:30 a.m. Stay for lunch following worship and enjoy the leftovers from the Bean Supper! Bring a dish to add to it!
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