October 19, 2014 DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 19 Sunday after Pentecost

Assisting During Worship Today
8:30 AM Service 9:50 AM Service
Peter/Lisa Hoekstra
Welcome Center Marge Van Meter
11:15 AM Service
Jennie Maynard
Greeters
Mark Reynolds
Cindy Reynolds
Michael & Kristin Tomczak John & Karen Holden
Barbara Fike
Open
Ushers
John Powers
Joan Hoeft
Max Schmaler
Linda Schmaler
Mara Greatorex
Brad Jones
Rich Traskos
Pam Traskos
Shuttle Drivers
Jean McInnis
Bill Gordon
Patrice Reisinger
Jim Reisinger
Tom Guise
Jamie Guise
Coffee Hours
Nancy & Ron Montange
(All are welcome to fellowship in the Atrium between services.)
Dexter UMC Birthdays this week:
Oct. 19
Oct. 20
Oct. 21
Oct. 22
Oct. 23
Oct. 24
Oct. 25
Amanda Forrester
Sarah Mazurek
Stacy Stimac
Megan Gauger
Jessica Hoehn
Raymond Eby
Troy Miller
Marisa DiGiuseppe
Neil Kelly
Cathy Fitzgerald
Jerry Black
Jacob Wilburn
Not listed? We may not have you in our records.
Lisa Hiser
Cargil Mitchell
Karl Jennings
Tami Rummel
Matt Jones
Sue Gillespie
Paige Vander Haagen
Julie Gergel
Dan Roberts
Marilyn Johnson
Gloria Johnson
Kelly Milliner
Rob Mahan
Katie Tewksbury
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
• FallFest at Dexter UMC, 3 PM to 6 PM
This Week –
• Wednesdays, thru Dec. 17th – DivorceCare and DivorceCare-4-Kids, 6:30-8 PM,
at Dexter UMC
• Oct. 26th – Blood Pressure Clinic after 1st and 2nd services in Pastor Matt's office
(room change this month only)
Planning Ahead –
• Oct. 30th – Thursday Night Dinner, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Newkirk Hall
• Sat. Nov. 1st - Ann Arbor District Lay Servant Ministries, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
• Sat. Nov. 8th – UMW Holiday Extravaganza, 9 AM – 2 PM in the Atrium
• Thurs. Nov. 20th – Annual Church Conference, 7 PM in the Atrium
October 19, 2014
19 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
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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
“We have come to worship him” – Matthew 2:2
Please silence your cell phones & pagers.
Gathering Music *
Elsi Sly, musician
Hymn of Praise
“God of the Ages”
#698 v. 1, 2, 3, 4
Call To Worship
Leader: As we paint the portraits of our lives,
People: May we reach out to you to guide our hands.
Leader: As we look for a framework on which to build our lives,
People: May we rest in a foundation of faith, hope, and love in you, O Lord.
Amen.
“Gloria Patri”
# 70
Congregational Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
words on front screen
Children’s Moment
Pastor Denise Kasischke
A Time of Giving
Offertory
“Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place”
Offertory Response
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
A Time of Proclamation
“Portrait of a Growing Heart”
Hymn of Commitment
“Abide with Me”
Benediction & Postlude
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Worship Choir
# 474 v. 1, 2
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Ruth 1 - 4
#700 v. 1, 3, 4
Elsi Sly, musician
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
Pastors Denise Kasischke & Steve Bringardner
Pastor Tom Snyder
Jeremy Hannich & Pastor Denise Kasischke
Worship Choir Director: Marlene Inman
Worship Leader (2nd & 3rd): Louis Smith
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 .
9:50 AM & 11:15 AM Worship
Praise Band
A Time of Worship & Prayer *
“All Hail the Power”, “Break Every Chain”, “Forever Reign”, “Your Grace is
Enough”
Bible Presentation for 3rd Graders by their Parents (11:15 AM)
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
words on front screen
A Time of Giving
Offertory
A Time of Proclamation
“Portrait of a Growing Heart”
A Time of Response
“Jesus, Lover of my Soul”
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Ruth 1 - 4
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:
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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 by Darryl & Pat Albright.
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.
* 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 – Living Stones.
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 – “Making Sense of the New
Testament” is the topic for this week’s Church & Society class during
second service in Rm 203-204. Candy Burns and Brian Maiville will
lead the discussion based on Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the
Power of Scripture Today, a book and video by Adam Hamilton, senior
pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in
Leawood, Kansas. All are welcome.
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.
Announcements & Prayer Requests
Sunday,
Sunday,October
June 22,19,2014
2014
O u r M i s s i o n : “Love God, Love People, Serve the Wor ld,
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 (3rd thru 5th), 10:50 – 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/) NOT MEETING TONIGHT,
come to our All Church Fall Fest.
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]).
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
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 fall weather and the company
of other people of faith who love to dig.
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).
‘13 Actual Income
$786,960
$773,552
$704,083
Average Attendance in September was 518, on Oct. 12th
attendance was 477 (128, 254, 95).
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]).
North Lake United Methodist Church (14111 N. Territorial Rd,
Chelsea) is looking for an innovative and enthusiastic Christian
person who is organized, detail oriented, has experience with
children, is flexible, and is available on Sundays. The Children &
Youth Ministry Coordinator position is approximately 10 hours
per week, paid $150 per week. The staff person will be physically at
North Lake UMC, team teaching Sunday School and meeting with
our Youth Group on Sunday. They will be communicating with the
Education team and the pastor in planning Sunday School and
Youth group activities. They will also conceive and implement new
Christian programming, targeting children and youth and helping to
coordinate volunteers for these programs. Please send a resume to:
[email protected]
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…
• Kim Lim is our new volunteer Financial Secretary? If you have
questions, contact her at [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!