Bridgeport United Methodist Church

DISCOVER THE VITAL 4-G NETWORK
at Bridgeport United Methodist Church
As the body of Christ we Gather, Grow, Glorify, and Go forth to
share the good news of Christ. Invite others to share in these
upcoming services:
SATURDAY EVENINGS 6:15 PM
November 1
How Do I Go On Without Them? Rev. Ken Ramsey
November 8
Love: Fake It, Take It, or Make It Rev. Ken Ramsey
November 15
Have a Good Weekend
Rev. Steve Engle
November 22
If Only I Had Known
Rev. Ken Ramsey
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES 8:30 AM and 10:45 AM
Sunday Fall Sermon Series
The Power of Dreams and Visions
November 2
Wake Me When It’s Over
Rev. Ken Ramsey
November 9
I Can See Clearly Now
Rev. Ken Ramsey
November 16
The Alpha and Omega
Rev. Steve Engle
SATURDAY EVENING WORSHIP
October 25, 2014
Bridgeport United Methodist Church
251 Worthington Drive, Bridgeport, WV
6:15 PM
BRINGING IN THE LIGHT
PRELUDE AND GATHERING MUSIC
*OPENING HYMN
Come and Find the Quiet Center
*INVOCATION
*THE LORD’S PRAYER
*WORDS AND ACTS OF WELCOME
STEWARDSHIP WITNESS
THE WORSHIP OF GOD IN GIVING
SPECIAL MUSIC
Nearer My God to Thee
*HYMN
What Gift Can We Bring
SCRIPTURE LESSON
Matthew 28:16-20
MESSAGE
Somebody Do Something
MOMENTS OF GUIDED PRAYER
*HYMN
The Summons
*TAKING THE LIGHT INTO THE WORLD
*SENDING FORTH
*POSTLUDE
FWS-Faith We Sing Hymnal
October 26, 2014 † 8:30 AM & 10:45 AM
Renee Warner
FWS 2128
Rev. Ken Ramsey
Darrell Moorhead
Rebecca Cobb
UMH 87
Dr. Tim Bias
FWS 2130
UMH-United Methodist Hymnal
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
Fall Sunday School
There are classes offered for all age levels children through adult. Sunday
School Coordinator is Jennifer Randolph. The classes will be held in the
following rooms.
3 Year & 4 Year Pre K Room 26 (must be 3 years old by Sept. 1)
Becky Besten
Kindergarten & 1st Grade
Room 31
Nancy Collins
2nd Grade
Room 29
Beth Saymon
3rd & 4th Grades
Room 50
Jennifer and Bart Sprouse
5th Grade
Room 52
Lora Wright
Mid-High (6th-8th grades)
Room 11
Trey Hornor
Senior High (9th-12th Grades)
Room 10
Mark Allen
WORSHIP CELEBRATION
The Power of Dreams and Visions
NEW WORSHIP AND BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY
nd
You are invited to a new Worship Service every 2 Thursday of each
month at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. The next service is November 13. The
service combines scripture choruses, worship, and Bible Study. You're
invited to explore this opportunity as a way of following your faith.
Child Care is provided.
WE PRAISE TOGETHER
GATHERING MUSIC
Nancy Steele
PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please sign the attendance register
PRELUDE
Jesus, The Very Thought of Thee
Emma Lou Diemer
BRINGING IN THE LIGHT AND THE WORD
The Symbol of God’s Presence
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The Lord promises to meet us here.
People: Through God’s love, we find fullness of joy.
Bridgeport United Methodist Men’s Harvest Dinner
Date: Sunday, Nov. 2 Tickets: $10
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Fellowship Hall
Menu: Turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. Take out
orders will be prepared a%er all dinners have been served.
Contact a United Methodist Man to get )ckets.
Entertainment provided by the Chan)cleer Children’s Chorus.
Halloween Event sponsored by the Mid High and Senior
High Youth Groups today, Sunday, October 26, from
5-6 PM, in the Joy Parking Lot. This event is for all
children 5th grade and younger. The Youth will be
taking donations for our Backpack Ministry of the following items: Chef Boyardee Beef Ravioli Microwave
October 26 at 5:00 PM Meals, Tuna Pouches, Jif Low-fat Peanut Butter
to Go, and Individual Oatmeal Pouches. United
Methodist Men will be serving hotdogs and hamburgers and
encourage everyone to come out and take advantage of this great
activity for the children.
Games, Food, Fellowship, Devotions
October 26: Trunk or Treat Event 5:00-6:00 PM
November 9: Sr. and Mid. High combined meeting
to recognize and celebrate our veterans at 6:00 PM.
Leader: The Lord promises to be with us always.
People: Through God’s love, we find strength for the journey.
Leader: The Lord promises an everlasting hope.
People: Through God’s love we discover abundant and eternal life.
Let us give God thanks and praise!
*INVOCATION
PARKING EXPANSION
In response to the great need for more parking, the
trustees, after months of study will be expanding the
back lot. Construction should begin this Fall and will
provide several more spaces.
BRIDGEPORT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH STAFF
Dr. Ken Ramsey, Senior Pastor † Rev. Steve Engle, Minister of Discipleship, Program
& Hospitality † Rev. Jim Lang, Minister of Teaching & Pastoral Care †
Sarah Carr Parsons, Director of Music Ministry † Rev. George Bramble, Pastoral Care
Jennifer Randolph, Coordinator of Sunday School † Carla Engle, Coordinator of
Vaca/on Bible School † Cheryl Soltesz, Coordinator of Youth Ministry †
Tyler Sprouse, Student Minister † Larry Parsons, Organist † Christy Hickman,
Treasurer † Gloria Morris, Kim Kapp, Administra/ve Staff † Polly Steele, Director of
Preschool † Becky Thornton, Director of Joyful Noise A4erschool Program †
Bill Furbee, Keith Mackey, Dorothy Prunty, Facili/es
*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.
*HYMN OF PRAISE
Praise to the Lord, The Almighty
*WORDS AND ACTS OF WELCOME
UMH 139
WE GIVE TOGETHER
STEWARDSHIP WITNESS
Give With A Grateful Heart
Darrell Moorhead
THE WORSHIP OF GOD IN GIVING
OFFERTORY
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE WEEK (October 26 - November 2)
At the Name of Jesus
Vaughn Williams
(During the offertory, prayer stewards will collect your prayer
request cards and offer prayers of intercession at the altar)
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
The Apostles’ Creed
*GLORIA PATRI
*DEDICATION
*HYMN
What Gift Can We Bring
UMH 881
UMH 70
UMH 87
(10:45 Children K-2nd Grade may leave for Children’s Church.
Please meet with your leader in the back of the Sanctuary.)
WE HEAR THE WORD TOGETHER
THE WORD IN MUSIC
SCRIPTURE LESSON
Joel Raney
Seraphim Singers
At His Name
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM
5:00 PM
SUNDAY
Worship
Sunday School
Worship Service
Trunk or Treat
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
7:00 PM
MONDAY
Preventicare
UM Women Ex. Bd. Meeting
Bible Study “Prayer”
Nursery
Fowler Heritage Room
Library
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM
TUESDAY
Qi Gong
Staff Meeting/Devotions/Communion
Jubilate Singers
Cherub Choir
Parlor
Fowler Heritage Room
Fellowship Hall
Children’s Chapel
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY
Matin Ringers
Toddler Gym Time
Chancel Choir
Balcony
Gym
Fellowship Hall
9:00 AM
10:15 AM
7:00 PM
THURSDAY
Preventicare
Lectionary Bible Study
Women’s Bible Study
Nursery
Library
Balcony
11:30 AM
FRIDAY
Sister’s Bible Study
Fowler Heritage Room
SATURDAY
Saturday Evening Worship
Sanctuary
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
15
16
See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. If
you obey the commandments of the LORD your God[ that I am commanding you
today, by loving the LORD your God, walking in his ways, and observing his
commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become
numerous, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering
to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray
to bow down to other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today that you shall
perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter
and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have
set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and
your descendants may live, 20 loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and holding
fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in
the land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac,
and to Jacob.
MESSAGE
*INVITATION TO PRAYER AND COMMITMENT
WE RESPOND TOGETHER
UMH 175
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee
*TAKING THE LIGHT IN THE WORLD
*SENDING FORTH
*POSTLUDE
I Love Thy Kingdom
FWS-Faith We Sing Hymnal
Colin Mawby
Sanctuary
Parking Lot
SUNDAY
Tyler Sprouse, Student Minister
The Choice
*HYMN OF RESPONSE
6:15 PM
Sanctuary
November 2
8:30 AM
9:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Worship
Sunday School
Worship
Charge Conference Meeting
Jubilate Ringers
Mid/Sr. High Seraphim Singers
Evensong Ringers
Harvest Dinner
Sanctuary
Sanctuary
Fowler Heritage Room
Balcony
Children’s Chapel
Balcony
Fellowship Hall
UMH-United Methodist Hymnal
Greeters: Arnold and Connie Bramer
8:30 Infant Nursery: Amber Barr
10:45 Infant Nursery: Amber Barr, Sarah Barr
2, 3, & 4 Year Old Nursery: Jennifer Randolph, Cathy Hamilton
Children’s Church: Youth
Saturday Evening Ushers: John Dawkins, Dennis Hathaway, Phil Dye
8:30 AM Ushers: Penni Day Rexrode, Norma Ladd, John Wilson,
Vicki Baker, Tim Flint
10:45 AM Ushers: Brad Ford, Jeff Deniker, Gary Stanley, Phil Stalnaker,
Wes Shultz, Tim Morgan
Counters: Jon Griffith, Paul Whiteman, Matthew Groves
Flowers on the Altar are in in celebration of Frank and Margaret Mayo’s 59th
Wedding Anniversary.
Christian Sympathy to Karen Sprouse on the death of her brother, Sonny Bastin.
Roy Ashcraft on the death of his father, George Ashcraft.
Randy Scott on the death of his mother, Dorotha.
Membership Weekend † November 8 & 9
We invite anyone interested in uniting with our church to be a part of this. If
you believe God is calling you to live out your faith at this time, in this place,
please indicate your interest in membership on the attendance sheet. We
would love to have you!
Worship Service/Sermon Notes
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SHEPHERDS CORNER
COLLECTION is every 4th Sunday of
WATCH BRIDGEPORT UNITED
each month. If you would like to donate
METHODIST CHURCH ONLINE
any non perishable food items, cleaning
A new ministry has been launched mak- products, healthy snacks for kids or
ing it possible for our Worship Service
hygiene products, it would be greatly
to be watched online. The service is now appreciated. Thanks.
streamed live at 10:45 AM, on Sundays,
QUILT WORKSHOP FOR
and is archived online for later viewing
SHEPHERDS CORNER
as well. Share this with persons you
on October 27-28 from 9:30-2:00 PM at
know who are out of town or unable to
All Saints Catholic Church. Please bring
attend our Worship Service in person.
your own scissors to help cut, knot, sew
Visit the Church Website at
www.bridgeportumc.org and click on or assemble quilts.
the “Watch Online” link or go to
UNITED METHODIST MEN
www.sundaystreams.com/go/
will have their monthly breakfast
bridgeportumc
meeting on Sunday, November 9, at
9:30 AM, and in honor of our veterans,
APPLE BUTTER FOR SALE from
we cordially invite all our veterans in our
Burlington, WV. We have pints of
church and their families to come join us
Apple Butter for sale in the Church
for breakfast as we salute you for your
Office for $5 a pint.
service.
CONSIDER TEAMING UP WITH A
MUSIC MINISTRY
FAMILY AND/OR FRIENDS TO
Children’s Advent Pageant
PROVIDE A MEAL AT THE
Rehearsal (ages 3-Grade 5) begins
CLARKSBURG MISSION. We are reNovember 16, at 4 PM, in the Sanctuary
sponsible for providing a meal at the
mission the 3rd Sunday of every month. !" — $ % & '! ()!
We are in need of volunteers for this fall. *%"
If you are willing to help, please sign up
8:30 Service Childcare - infants-5 years,
in the Narthex.
Nursery, hallway by back Chapel
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
10:45 Service Childcare - infants-2 years,
Join with other women in a six session
Nursery, hallway by back Chapel
study exploring, “Becoming More,” by
10:45 Service Childcare for 2, 3 & 4 yr. olds,
Lysa TerKeurst. We will meet on
Educ. Bldg. - 1st room on right
Thursdays, from 7– 8 PM, in
Children's Ac<vity Packets available on
the Balcony. It is led by Jill Steele.
table in the back of the Sanctuary
10:45 Children’s Church - ages 5-2nd grade,
TODDLER GYM TIME will begin
Children’s Church Room
Oct. 22, from 9:30-11:30 AM, in the
Large Print Hymnals at main entrance to
Church Gym. It is for preschool children
the Sanctuary
accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
Children may bring a clean, ride on toy. Extra Copies of Our NewsleFer, “Steeple
Talk” available in the Narthex
Toddler Gym time meets every
Prayer Cards to indicate special concerns
Wednesday according to the school
are located in the pew racks
schedule.
DVD’s ($1) of the 10:45 AM Worship
THANKSGIVING ADOPT A FAMILY
Service. Call the Church Office 842.6284
is another opportunity to help members
Van Transporta<on available for 10:45 AM
of our community by providing a complete Thanksgiving Basket for one of the Worship. Call the Church Office 842.6284
Watch Online
many families in need. Look for the
display in the Narthex coming soon,
detailing the household size and the
items needed. The baskets are due on
Monday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 AM-11:30
AM. Pick up time is 12:00 PM-1:30 PM.
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Open hearts
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Open minds
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Open doors
Web Page: www.bridgeportumc.org
Email: [email protected]
@DrKenRam or
@Bridgeportumc
Bridgeport UMC
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