NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF AUBURN

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
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*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.
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MONDAY, October 13
5:00 p.m.
Solutions Group
7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Bell Choir
7:30 p.m.
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TUESDAY, October 14
6:00 p.m.
Girl Scout Troop 1606
6:30 p.m.
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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.
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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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