Telling Our Story October 26, 2014 Acts 1: 6-8

October 26, 2014
Telling Our Story
Acts 1: 6-8
October 26, 2014
Please silence cell phones as we prepare our hearts for worship.
Prelude
8:45
*indicates the people standing
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
arr. by Martha Lynn Thompson
Genesis and Festival Ringers
Kathleen Parsons, Cathy Herring and Elizabeth Garvin, directors
Greeting
Dr. Clayton Oliphint
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn 568
Christ for the World We Sing
Time of Prayer
Rev. Fred Treviño
The Lord’s Prayer Page 895 United Methodist Hymnal
Imagine Campaign Announcement
Andrew & Christy McWhorter
Offering Our Gifts to God
(Remember the Extra Dollar)
Offertory Music
I Have Been Anointed
Steven C. Warner
The Journey Youth Choir with the Confirmation Choir
Caitlin Wells, director; Martha Wainwright, organ; Luke Mason, drums
Donovan Mirelez, Belinda Lloyd, Kyle O’Neil, soloists
I have been anointed, with the song of the Lord!
A song of love and compassion, a song to set me free!
God is my rock of salvation! A beacon for my soul! Hallelujah! Amen!
Praise to the rock and the wellspring, Creator of my soul!
My heart knew darkness, my soul was filled with despair, lifeless and silent no music anywhere,
And then my Lord and companion, he filled my waiting soul: Hallelujah! For God has made me whole!
The Lord has called me to sing his word to the poor, ring out his justice, his love forevermore;
To preach with words of compassion, to feed the famished soul: Hallelujah! For God has made me whole!
Death is no longer; now flows the fountain of love! Light leaps from darkness the wind of God above,
The Spirit blows through creation, and lifts my newborn soul: Hallelujah! For God has made me whole!
Doxology 94
Children’s Time
Emily Robnett
Scripture
Acts 1: 6-8
Rev. Joy Anderson and Elizabeth Mathis
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Sermon
Almost Christian: Telling Our Story
Dr. Oliphint
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 2243
We All Are One in Mission
TUNE: AURELIA
Reception of New Members
Sending Forth
Postlude
Martha Wainwright, guest organist
October 26, 2014
Please silence cell phones as we prepare our hearts for worship.
Prelude
9:45 11:00
*indicates the people standing
Michael Row the Boat Ashore
arr. by Martha Lynn Thompson
Genesis and Festival Ringers
Kathleen Parsons, Cathy Herring and Elizabeth Garvin, directors
Greeting
Dr. Clayton Oliphint
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn 568
Christ for the World We Sing
Special Music
The Word of the Lord Dan McGowan/arr. Stan Morse
Children’s Choirs; Amy Burns, director; Kathleen Parsons, accompanist
Baptism
(9:45)
Dr. Oliphint and Rev. Joy Anderson
Lilah Turner Carroll
daughter of Zachary and Sarah Carroll
Congregational Pledge
With God’s help we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that
Lilah Turner, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith
and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.
Time of Prayer
Dr. Rebecca Bruff
The 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 in 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.
Imagine Campaign Announcement
Offering Our Gifts to God
Offertory Music
Andrew & Christy McWhorter
(Remember the Extra Dollar)
Witness Traditional Spiritual; arr. Jack Halloran
Chancel Choir; Caitlin Wells, director
Who’ll be a witness for my Lord? Oh, I’ll be a witness for my Lord.
There was a man of the Pharisees, his name was Nicodemus and he didn’t believe.
The same came to Christ by night, wanted to be taught out of human sight.
Nicodemus was a man who desired to know how a man can be born when he’s old.
Christ told Nicodemus as a friend, “Man, you must be born again.”
He said, “Marvel not, man, if you want to be wise, repent, believe and be baptized.”
Then you’ll be a witness for my Lord, soul is a witness for my Lord.
You read about Samson, from high birth he was the strongest man that ever lived on earth.
Way back yonder in ancient times he killed ten thousand of the Phillistines.
Then old Samson went a-wand’rin’ about. Samson’s strength was never found out.
‘Til his wife sat upon his knee. She said, “Tell me where your strength lies, if you please!”
Well, old Samson’s wife, she talk so fair Samson said, “Cut off-a my hair!
Shave my head just as clean as your hand, and my strength will ‘come like a natural man.”
Samson was a witness for my Lord, soul is a witness for my Lord.
There’s another witness for my Lord! My soul is a witness for my Lord!
Doxology 94
Children’s Time
Julie Klossner
Scripture
Acts 1: 6-8
(9:45) Rev. Anderson and Sullivan Lajoie
(11:00) Rev. Rich Rindfuss and Grayson King
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Sermon
Almost Christian: Telling Our Story
Dr. Oliphint
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 2243
We All Are One in Mission
TUNE: AURELIA
Reception of New Members
Sending Forth
Postlude
Martha Wainwright, guest organist
There are two ways offered to become a member of this congregation:
- Fill out the Journey With Us card found in the pew back and bring it forward
to the pastor during the singing of the closing hymn
- Meet Rev. Rindfuss in Ogden Fellowship Hall at the close of the 9:45 or 11:00 worship hours
Communion is available in Ogden Fellowship Hall East at 12 (noon)
Rev. Fred Treviño, minister; assisted by a Stephen Minister
Flowers in the Sanctuary are in loving memory of her parents by Leah Ochoa
The “Extra Dollar Concept” represents the way members of First United Methodist Church Richardson,
who give to the church monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually or by mail, may place “an extra dollar” in the
offering plate each Sunday in order to participate in our worship through giving and serve as an example
to our children, youth and guests of our love for our church.
Please welcome our new members who joined last week:
Chris & Johanna Hinkle, Joseph Jones, Jeffrey, Susan & Morgan Willis, Mandi Willis, Matt Fisk
FUMCR Worship is available via live stream online
Sunday - 9:45 am - fumcrlive.com
The Clergy of First United Methodist Church Richardson
Dr. Clayton Oliphint, Senior Pastor
Rev. Debra Hobbs Mason, Executive Assoc. Pastor
Rev. Joy Anderson, Outreach Ministries
Rev. April Johnson Bristow, Caring Ministries
Rev. Marilyn Dickson, Caring Ministries
Rev. Fred Treviño, Senior Adults
Rev. Scot Bontrager, Caring Ministries
Rev. Rich Rindfuss, ACCESS Pastor & Discipleship
Rev. David Scroggin, Inviting & Involving Ministries
Dr. Rebecca Bruff, Intentional Faith Development
Julie Klossner, ACCESS Associate & Group Life
Rev. Faith Nyagato, Zimbabwe Ministry
Pastor Don Hood, Caring Ministries
Pastor Salim Dill, Asian Ministry
First United Methodist Church
- Richardson -
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
972 235 8385
www.fumcr.com
sunday - october 26
TODAY @ FUMCR:
access contempoary worship 5pm
notes to
newcomers
Welcome! For questions, or if you would
like to get to know more about FUMCR,
please contact:
Elizabeth Wilson
Director of Inviting and Involving
972.996.0134
[email protected]
Coffee & Conversation
November 9 9:30am - 12:30pm
Shawver Welcome Center
Enjoy a cup of coffee & get to know FUMCR.
Bring your questions!
outreach ministry
fumcr.com/mission
rev. joy anderson
[email protected]
NETWORK NEEDS: november
Mustard, ketchup, spaghetti sauce, cooking oil
and hand soap
domestic violence awareness
October is Domestic Violence Awareness
Month. Displays and informational material
located in the Shawver Welcome Center.
international christmas market
November 14, 15, & 16 Bartula Family Life Ctr
Purchase gift certificates, good for all crafts
and merchandise, by contacting Mary Collins
at [email protected] or 972-996-0101.
Class is for all ages seeking baptism.
Volunteeers needed for market! Sign up
online at fumcr.com/market
upcoming opportunities
esl
fumcr.com/events
communications Center
[email protected]
spanish conversation class
Mondays, Starting October 27 1pm Rm 213
For further info and registration, please call
Barbara at 972-931-5879.
veterans day event
November 11
7pm
Sanctuary
A Veterans Day observance for all veterans of the
church and community, their families and anyone
who wants to pay tribute.
year of gratitude
Visit fumcr.com/gratitude to record your
thank yous and find ideas of who to thank next.
Also, remember to visit the Gratitude Store
located in the Shawver Welcome Center.
garden ministry meeting
November 4
7pm
First Center
Meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Open
to anyone interested in gardening. Contact Karen
Bowman at [email protected]
children’s ministry
Our ESL class is growing! Another ESL
teacher is needed Mondays and Wednesdays,
9:00-10:30am. Class meets at FUMCR.
Contact Dee Weaver [email protected]
student ministry
fumcr.com/youth
tommy houghteling
[email protected]
sr. high camping trip
November 7-9 Cost $20
Register by October 30.
spring break ski trip
March 6-11 Cost $440
Registration and deposit due by December 30.
senior adult ministry
fumcr.com/senioradults
rev. fred treviño
[email protected]
mission project/work day
October 28
10am-1:30pm
Tour VNA Meals on Wheels and wrap
Christmas gifts for home-bound clients.
fumcr.com/children
family life ministry
connie presley
[email protected]
fumcr.com/familylife
created by god
January 23-24
Human sexuality workshop for 5th and 6th
graders. Registration begins November 1.
Heather canny
[email protected]
holiday sports camp
Registration open for Thanksgiving week
and Christmas holiday camps. For ages 5-12.
fumcr.com/sports
youth basketball league
Registration open for Winter basketball league
sponsored by FUMCR and YMCA. Practices
begin December 8th. Games begin in January.
Register online. fumcr.com/sports
joys & concerns:
Congratulations to:
Logan and Monica Dorman on the birth of Sullivan Reid Dorman
Those especially needing our prayers:
(Names will be listed for three weeks.)
Amber Vinson, Greg Needham and family, Larry Mack, Mike Kilgard’s brother, Helen Kay Catt’s sister, Stuart Smith’s friend, Molly
Schrader’s brother, Dottie and Hank Goldsmith’s daughter and grandson, Leah Ochoa’s friend, Mary Deere’s friend, Heather
Grimsley’s sister, Anita Schoenrock’s friend, Joyce Loyd’s family member, Audrey and Jim Gillis’ daughter-in-law, Steve Towne,
Karen Drummond, Harmione James’ friend, Debbi Jackson’s daughter, Lauren Carpenter and all healthcare workers at Presbyterian
Dallas, Nina Pham, Susan Wilson’s mother, Joan Cook, Jeri Wakefield’s friend, Christina Jenkins friend and husband, Sharon Boutte’s
friend, Jim Johnson’s wife, Robert McCann’s father, Lucy VanKirk’s friends, Erin Marshall’s friend, Louise Lewis, Sheri Adams’ friends,
Harry Lewis (ARK house resident) James Toney, John Jolly, Una Belcher, Bert Duckett, Janet VanOver’s co-worker, Jeff and Karen
Morgan’s daughter, Luella Johnson, Maxine Calame, Beth Smith’s mother, Melinda Bogoslavsky’s mother-in-law, Chelsea Edge,
Brendan, Dillon and Colin McMahan, Kaitlin Navarro’s friend, Carol Gill’s brother-in-law and daughter, Mt. View Kairos Weekend,
Billie Snow’s friend, Tommy Atchison’s friend, Jack Orr’s son, Billye Crumlish’s niece and nephew, Ruth Brixey, Blessing Saungweme,
Bud Carr’s cousin, Spike Huddleston’s friend, Dee Cummings friend, Heidi Lindh, Jenny Bernhard’s aunt and friend, Lisa Althaus,
Donna Usher, Leslea Hurt, Dalva Mozzer-Coffee, Martha Aldridge’s family member, Addie and Donna Reddick, Deborah Porter and
her father, Melissa Wilson
Christmas
Greenery Sales
The Journey
Youth Choir
Christmas
Greenery Sales
Purchase fragrant, fresh wreaths and
evergreens harvested from the mountains
in the Pacific Northwest to decorate
for the Christmas season. All greens are
guaranteed to stay fresh through the
month of December.
Table Sales in the Shawver Welcome Center
October 5, 12, 19, 26 & November 2
Medicare Coverage
2015
Changes and Updates
Friday November 7, 2014
8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon in the Chapel
No Charge-Reservations required by
calling the Church office
972-235-8385
Sylvia Garcia from the Center for Medicare Services
will be our speaker/educator. She will bring
information regarding the following.
1
Updates and Changes for 2015
2
Medicare Advantage Plans, supplemental insurance,
and Part D prescription drug coverage
(Enrollment period is Oct.15-Dec. 7)
3
Information for first time Medicare enrollees
4
There will be time for Q & A – so write down your
questions and bring them with you
Call Linda Rodgers for more information
469-323-6408
Sponsored by the Senior Adult Ministry
First United Methodist Church Richardson