THE ORDER OF WORSHIP Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost

THE ORDER OF WORSHIP
Twenty First Sunday After Pentecost
November 2, 2014 Altar Color: White
PRELUDE
Bill Cooper, Guest Organist
Hornpipe in D – John S. Dixon
CHIMING OF THE HOUR
*PROCESSIONAL (ORGAN)
I Send a Song of the Saints of God (Grand Isle) – John H. Hopkins
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
*MOMENTS OF FRIENDSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY
*CALL TO WORSHIP
We Gather Together
(vs. 1) 131
We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
he chastens and hastens his will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to his name; he forgets not his own.
*OPENING PRAYER
*OPENING HYMN
Sing with All the Saints in Glory
702
The Apostles’ Creed
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
*GLORIA PATRI
OFFERING
OFFERTORY (ANTHEM)
Grace – Carolyn Hamlin
*DOXOLOGY
881
70
Chancel Choir
95
SILENCE & PASTORAL PRAYER – LORD’S PRAYER
CHILDREN’S SERMON
ANTHEM
Melissa Tilden
Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) – Schubert-Weck
(From “German Mass In F”)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
SCRIPTURE
Chancel Choir
Joshua 3: 7-17 [Pg.170]
THE NAMING OF THE HONORED DEAD, names of those who have
died during the past year will be read, a bell shall toll following the reading of
each name and a brief silence kept.
*HYMN OF PREPARATION
For All the Saints
711
[You are invited to come and light a candle in honor of a loved one
who has gone on to be with the Lord.]
SERMON
Step Out in Faith
*HYMN OF PARTING
Hymn of Promise
Rev. Alice MacKeil
707
*BENEDICTION
*EXTINGUISHING OF THE ALTAR CANDLES
Acolytes
*CARRYING OUT OF THE LIGHT
Acolytes
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE
Shalom to You
666
Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends.
May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends.
In all your living and through your loving,
Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom.
*POSTLUDE
Bill Cooper, Guest Organist
Holy God, We Praise Your Name (Grosser Gott) – Arr. Paul Manz
Sunday, November 2, 2014
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:10 p.m.
12:15 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, November 3, 2014
5:00 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
3:00 p.m.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
Sunday School
Worship / All Saints Sunday
Trustees Meeting (CR)
Bold Believers Emmaus Reunion Group
Luncheon (FH)
UMYF
Centering Prayer (CR)
Christian Believer (CR)
Laurens Area Methodist Women’s
Meeting @ St. James UMC
7:00 p.m.
Young Adult Small Group @ Tom &
Shannon Ashley’s Home
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Activity for Children
5:30 p.m.
Snack Supper
5:45 p.m.
Bible Study for Children
6:05 p.m.
Jimmy Townsend Handbell Ringers
7:00 p.m.
Chancel Choir
Sunday, November 9, 2014
8:30 a.m.
Methodist Men’s Breakfast (FH)
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
11:00 a.m.
Worship
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UMYF
ATTENDANCE:
10/5
10/12
10/19
10/26
S. SCHOOL
WORSHIP
32
93
36
91
39
98
Contemporary Praise Service (10/19) – 53
34
115
Ed Kilbourne Concert (10/26) –
71
SHOE BOX MINISTRY
The Mission Committee is collecting SMALL TOYS (for a boy or
girl) for the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox ministry. All donations
need to be brought to the church by Sun., November 9th. A
collection box is located in the Church Office.
BACKPACK MINISTRY
If you would like to donate items for our Backpack Ministry
please have items to the church by Noon on Wednesday,
November 5th.
Monetary gifts are also welcome (please
mark your envelope “Backpack Ministry”). If you have any
questions, contact Jane Stroud.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who
helped make their Chicken Stew sale such a success. A total
of $948.25 was cleared.
SPECIAL MISSION PROJECT
As many as you know, I have done missions for
AMI for almost two years now. I’m going to start
something new this year that I’ve wanted to do for
quite some time now. I’m finally getting the chance to do what I
was called to do. I was called to be the hands and feet of Christ, so sometime
around Thanksgiving, I want to feed the homeless in Greenville at Project
Host. During this time of year, it gets colder and the holidays are coming up.
Families get together to celebrate and the homeless sit outside along the walls
of Project Host in the cold. All I want to do is give them a hot hamburger. On
Tuesday’s at McDonalds, hamburgers are .49 so I want to buy 200 and give
each person 2 hamburgers and a bottle of water. I would love to do this all on
my own, but because I’m only 15, I do not have the funds to support this and
it gets very expensive. I kindly ask for your help in donations to help me
with this and also for future AMI projects. There is a new account set up at
our church called “Emily’s Missions”. All money donated is tax deductible
and I can use this money as needed through the church. Thanks for helping
me in this quest to be the hands and feet of Christ.
May God Bless You,
Emily Spencer
GREENWOOD DISTRICT LEADER TRAINING
Sunday, November 16th from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
At St. Mark UMC, Greenwood – Main Campus
Classes that will be available:
Apportionment Connection, Trustees, Pastor Parish
Relations Committee, From Membership to Discipleship,
Youth, Children
No pre-registration is needed. There is no cost for these
workshops. Meet at the church parking lot at 2:30 p.m. to carpool.
ADVENT STUDY FOR ADULT/YOUTH
COMBINED SUNDAY SCHOOL
For five weeks, starting on Sunday November 30 through
Sunday December 28, we will be having an Adult/Youth
Combined Sunday School Advent Study called “Not a Silent
Night” by Adam Hamilton. We will start with a Coffee Time
with light refreshments at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
and then start the lesson at 10:00 a.m.. This advent study features a video of
Rev. Adam Hamilton teaching followed by class discussion.
It is not
necessary for you to purchase and read the book to enjoy the class but we
want to make it available to those who do like to read and come prepared.
Please sign up on the bulletin board by November 16th if you are interested in
purchasing a book. The cost is $11.50 which can be paid when you pick up
your book. The book is available in hard back or large print paperback.
YOU’RE INVITED!!
The Men’s & Women’s Christmas dinner will be held
on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in our
Fellowship Hall.
Our caterer will be Mrs. Rosa Margaret Thompson
and the cost per person is $12.00. A special evening of delicious food,
entertainment and fellowship is planned. Please sign-up on the bulletin
board outside the Church Office by Monday, December 1st.
MEMORIALS
In Memory of: Robert Lindler
Given by: Mary Townsend
In Memory of: James May, Sr. & Faye May
Given by: Jim & Donna May
SERVING THIS MORNING: Sunday, November 2, 2014
Sunday School Greeters: John & Merry Young
Ushers: John Young, Linda Brown, Jim Rambo,
Everett Rampey, Barry Sweat, Scott Tollison
Lay Liturgist: Allan Burden
Crucifer: Gabriel Hillmann
Acolytes: Katelyn Martin, A.C. Blair
Adult Helper: Randy Hillmann
Nursery: Hannah Patterson
Children’s Church: Gayle Hocker, Merry Young
Martha Franks Driver: John MacKeil
Flowers: The flowers are by Spike & Melissa Tilden and are given in
memory of their loved ones.
At First United Methodist Church
we challenge each other to be BOLD,
to step out in faith as disciples of Jesus Christ.
BIBLE VERSE FOR NOVEMBER
Above all, clothe yourselves with love,
which binds us all together in harmony.
Colossians 3:14 NLT
LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
TRUSTEES MEETING
Sunday, November 2nd following the worship service
in the Conference Room
Prayer Concerns
Susan Belk – not feeling well
Jane Dzelzitis – rehab at Telford Terrace, Richmond, KY – (cards can be sent
to her at: 300 Stocker Dr., Apt. 250, Richmond, KY 40475)
Jack Hedgepath – recuperating at home – 523 Fairview Dr., Laurens
Sue Jones – recuperating at home
Bobby O’Bryant – under Hospice care for lung cancer
Bill Taylor – rehab at Laurens Co. Memorial Hospital – Rm. 306
Dot Taylor – Laurens Co. Memorial Hospital – Rm. 242
Betty Jo Templeton – recuperating at home
METHODIST MEN’S BREAKFAST
Sunday, November 9th at 8:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
Speaker: Allan Burden
Sign-up on the sheet located on the bulletin board outside the Church Office.
Thank You!!
We would like to thank Bill Cooper who is filling in at the organ this
morning for Bill Kutz while he is away on vacation.
FINANCIAL REPORT
MONTH TO DATE
Revenue - - - - - - $ 36,655.23
Expenses - - - - - $ 21,530.94
Net - - - - - - - - - $ 15,124.29
No. 44
RECORD OF
REMEMBRANCE
343530262723N2221No.1010091006070351515515051
[Persons who have died
No.N484744342438393738373673637
since 2013 All Saints Sunday]
Church Members
Helen Byars Edge - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - December 1, 2013
Theresa Entrican Blocker - - - - - - - - - - - January 2, 2014
YEAR TO DATE
$ 216,823.86
$ 202,660.02
$ 14,163.84
TIME CHANGE!!
Don’t forget to move your clocks back an hour (FALL
BACK) before going to bed this Saturday, November 1st.
STAFF MEMBERS
Needed items for Leath Correctional:
Toothpaste (10 oz. tube or less – factory sealed)
Toothbrush (adult factory sealed)
Deodorant (3 oz. or less)
Lotion (20 oz. or less no pump bottle)
Vaseline
Shampoo (20 oz. or less – plastic bottle)
Conditioner (20 oz. or less – plastic bottle)
Soap – (6 oz. or less)
Socks (White)
Wash Cloths (White)
November 2, 2014
Pauline Jordan Brown - - - - - - - - - - - - - February 14, 2014
Allen Joseph Dye - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - March 26, 2014
Myrtle Griffin Cannon - - - - - - - - - - - - - May 4, 2014
PASTOR ALICE AWAY
Pastor Alice MacKeil will be away on Wednesday, November 5
and Thursday, November 6 for her work with the South Carolina
Conference Board of Ordained Ministry at White Oak.
LAURENS AREA
METHODIST WOMEN’S CIRCLE
Tuesday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m.
St. James UMC Fellowship Hall
2015 Pledge Service
Bring items for the women at Leath Correctional Institute
Vol. XXXI I
Barbara (Bobbie) Jean Hicks - - - - - - - - November 4, 2013
October 29, 2014
MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Dot Gray – Skylyn Place, 1706 Skylyn Dr., Apt. 54, Spartanburg SC 29307
Jim Hicks – Methodist Manor, 2100 Twin Church Rd., Unit 45, Florence,
SC 29501
THE
FIRST
UNITED
METHODIST
CHURCH
Pastor
Financial Secretary
Director of Music/Organist
Church Secretary
Ministers
Alice MacKeil
Lucy Crowder
Bill Kutz
Karen Reeder
Entire Congregation
Church Phone Numbers
984-7696 or 984-2067
984-2969 (fax)
715-0430 (Parsonage)
864-420-0004 (Pastor’s Cell)
e-mail addresses
[email protected]
[email protected]net
Web Page Address
firstmethodistlaurens.com
Virginia Dagnall Laws - - - - - - - - - - - - - August 5, 2014
Relatives and Friends
Virginia W. Davis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - November 5, 2013
(Mother of Ellen Simpson and Grandfather of Jane Simpson)
Grace Stroud - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - November 10, 2013
(Aunt of Jim Stroud)
Fred Pridgen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - January 19, 2014
(Brother of Ann Howell)
Robert Lipps - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - January 22, 2014
(Uncle of Annette Elwood)
Helen Kay DeMario - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - January 27, 2014
(Sister of Jean Williams)
James Hedrick Ashley - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - March 4, 2014
(Brother of Tom Ashley)
Emmie Butler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - May 12, 2014
(Aunt of Sarah Flynn)
Mary Hayes Owings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - May 12, 2014
(Mother of Wayne Sharpton & Mother-in-Law of Will Sharpton)
Robert E. Lindler - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - September 8, 2014
(Father of Gayle Hocker & Grandfather of Kathryn & Mike Hocker)
Robert H. Lee - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - September 12, 2014
(Brother of Nancy Althouse)
Courtney Dover Robertson - - - - - - - - - - - - - October 17, 2014
(Friend to Many)