October 26, 2014 DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 20 Sunday after Pentecost

Assisting During Worship Today
8:30 AM Service 9:50 AM Service
Marilyn Imber
11:15 AM Service
Gina Bratton
Greeters
David Webber
Kate Sullivan
Connie Schubert
Paul Schubert
Tom Bratton
Jeannie Ring
Ushers
Jeff Frank
Mary Jo Frank
Jim Barthol
Geri Ritchie
Doug Edwards
Mary Edwards
John Maynard
Richard Bain
Lori Rademaker
Don Rademaker
Erica McNair
Martin McNair
Shuttle Drivers
Dave & Vicki Aeschliman
Harry Drury
Welcome Center Mary Layher
Coffee Hours
Nancy & Ron Montange
(All are welcome to fellowship in the Atrium between services.)
Dexter UMC Birthdays this week:
Oct. 26
Oct. 27
Oct. 28
Oct. 29
Oct. 30
Oct. 31
Nov. 1
Tina Diab
Luke Bazick
Kim Klave
Todd Harris
Jill Pingston
Susan Aitken
Samantha Durrant
Marcia Mitchell
Spencer Travis
Not listed? We may not have you in our records.
Polly Meganck
Daniel Edwards
Danny Mitchell
Mike Hoehn
Ronald Stoffer
Lea Birkle
Megan Fuchs
Geraldine Parish
Dawn Northrup
Tate Evans
Daniel Streetman
Jake Kapusansky
James Warden
Riverlyn Majhail
Shelley Hershner
Sharon Zaharee
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
• Blood Pressure Clinic after 1st and 2nd services in Pastor Matt's office (room
change this month only)
This Week –
• Wednesdays, thru Dec. 17th – DivorceCare and DivorceCare-4-Kids, 6:30-8 PM,
at Dexter UMC
• 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
• Daylight Savings Time Ends Nov. 2nd at 2 AM – Remember to fall back before
going to bed Saturday night!
Planning Ahead –
• Thurs. Nov. 6th – Thursday Night Dinner, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Atrium
• Fri. Nov. 7th – 1st Friday Family Fun Event in Newkirk Hall
• 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 26, 2014
20 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 *
Hymn of Praise
“This is My Father’s World”
#144 v. 1, 2, 3
Call To Worship
Leader: It is God as revealed through Christ whom we worship and serve
today.
People: He became one of us, descending from His great heights of glory to
plunge into our chaotic bungling.
Leader: All this to embrace us and draw us back to Himself.
People: We rejoice today to be called His truly beloved children and servants.
ALL:
Praise God for Jesus Christ, God’s Revealer and Redeemer!
“Gloria Patri”
# 70
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
words on front screen
Ministry Moment
Imagine no Malaria
see insert for more information
Children’s Moment
Pastor Denise Kasischke
A Time of Giving
Offertory
“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”
Newkirk Men
Offertory Response
“Doxology”
A Time of Proclamation
Rev. Stephen G. Bringardner
Ephesians 4:25-32
“Portrait of an Apology”
Special Music
“All the World”
3rd - 5th Kids Choir
Hymn of Commitment
“I Surrender All”
#354 v. 1, 4, 5
Benediction & Postlude
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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
Pastor Denise Kasischke
Pastor Tom Snyder
Jeremy Hannich
Worship Choir Director: Marlene Inman
Musician (8:30): Elsi Sly
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
Special Music
“He Plants Me Like a Seed” (9:50) Young 5's - 2nd Kids Choir
"All the World" (11:15)
3rd - 5th Kids Choir
A Time of Worship & Prayer *
Praise Band
“Meet with Me”, “Praise Adonai”, “Forever Reign”, “10,000 Reasons”
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
Ministry Moment
A Time of Giving
Offertory
Imagine no Malaria
words on front screen
see insert for more information
“O Love That Will Not Let Me Go”
A Time of Proclamation
“Portrait of an Apology”
A Time of Response
Newkirk Men
Rev. Stephen G. Bringardner
Ephesians 4:25-32
“Restoration”
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
Mike McCalla ♥Bob Knickerbocker ♥Fred Model ♥ Susan Featheringill ♥
Mazie Bell ♥Rob Woods ♥ Mary Ann Moore ♥ Dee & Paul Wensel ♥
Ermil Jones ♥ Brett Talbott ♥ Alexandra Rosevelt ♥ Jan Alford ♥ Dave
Kieft ♥ Linda Thiel ♥ Kim Lomax ♥ Anne Kapela ♥ Rena Girbach ♥
Dana Zahn ♥ Diane Schumann ♥ Pi Yau Lin ♥ Jodie Haines ♥ Meg &
Elka ♥ Bethany Penzien Chall ♥ Chad Carr ♥ Doug Sexton ♥ Catlin
Yeasting ♥
Recently experienced the loss of a loved one
Linda (& Gary) Vander Haagen in the death of her father (Bob Cooper) on Oct.
22nd.
Carla (& Keith) Ostlund in the death of her mother (Loretta Criss) on Oct. 21st.
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.
* 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
Didyma – The Very Words of God.
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 – “Which Books Made It into the New
Testament and Why” is the topic for this week’s discussion in Church
& Society, second service in Rm 203-204. Jane and Roger Boyce will
lead the discussion based on Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the
Power of Scripture Today, a book and video by United Methodist pastor
and best-selling author Adam Hamilton. Come and join the
conversation.
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. All are welcome to join the study at any time.
Announcements & Prayer Requests
Sunday,
Sunday,October
June 22,26,
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/)
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
‘13 Actual Income
$786,960
$773,552
$704,083
Average Attendance in September was 518, on Oct. 19th
attendance was 475 (154, 238, 83).
Faith in Action Food Pantry Needs – As you enter the church
please notice the food hampers for the collection of groceries that
are donated weekly to our local food pantry run by Faith in Action.
The needs of the pantry change weekly and the volume of those
who need assistance continues to grow. Currently the greatest
needs include: cocoa, coffee, brownie mix, frosting, ketchup,
mustard, mayonnaise, less than 5 pound bags of flour, sugar,
canned chili, sloppy joe mix, canned fruit of all kinds, Chef
Boyardee cans, pizza crust mix and sauce, pasta sauce, liquid soap
and body cleaning lotion. Please consider contributing to this local
need.
Belize Medical Mission Trip (Nov. 15-22) – We need your HELP
to collect small bottles of aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol, artificial tears;
antifungal, hydrocortisone, diaper rash and antibiotic creams for the
families we will serve. Please bring a bottle of one or more of the
above to the church and leave it in the BELIZE bin in the Atrium
by Nov. 9th.
Volunteer and Other Opportunities
THURSDAY NIGHT DINNERS return THIS WEEK on
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]).
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.
Angel Tree Prison Fellowship Program – The Angel Tree Mission
project is again coming to Dexter United Methodist Church. Each
year we have over 200 church members participate in this project.
We provide a Christmas for those children in the area who have a
parent in prison. Church members provide a toy or article of
clothing to a specific child. The Angel tags will be available on
Sunday, November 16th. The Angel Tree committee is still looking
for members to join the committee. If you can help, please contact
Terry Walters (734.426.4983).
A sweet deal – Fight malaria by contributing cookies, candy, jams,
and other homemade edibles for the bake sale at the Dexter UMC
Holiday Extravaganza 9 AM – noon on Nov. 8th. Bake sale
proceeds go toward Imagine No Malaria, an international campaign
to eradicate this deadly disease. Bring donations to the church
kitchen by Nov. 7th. Don’t bake? We also need lots of shoppers.
Stock up for the holidays. Brought to you by Church & Society.
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!