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WELCOME TO WORSHIP!
 No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,
you are welcome in this United Church of Christ congregation.
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Large-print bulletins, hearing devices, and cough drops
are available from the ushers.
Nursery and pre-school care is available during worship if you wish.
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God is calling you today, but probably not on your cell phone!
Please remember to put it on vibrate.
 ALL are welcome to this time and place of worship.
Know that in this space you are welcome as you are and for who you are.
Together we celebrate all of God’s children – young, old, and in-between;
male, female and in-between; gay, lesbian, straight, and in-between;
the assured, the doubting, and the in-between;
the optimistic, the cynics, and the in-between;
the foolish, the wise, and the in-between.
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Invite your family and friends around the world to worship with us online
each Sunday at http://gablesucc.org/live.
The Reverend Dr. Laurinda Hafner, Senior Pastor
The Reverend Dr. Guillermo Márquez-Sterling, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Megan Smith, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Dr. Richard J. Bailar, Pastor Emeritus
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard
Coral Gables, Florida 33134-6317
Phone: 305.448.7421 ~ www.Gablesucc.org
CCLI License # 11282912
THE ORDER OF WORSHIP
Our faith is over 2000 years old.
Our thinking is not.
November 2, 2014
11:00 a.m.
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
All Saints Sunday
We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our
success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean...
and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.
~ Michelle Obama
* Please stand as you are able
GATHERING MUSIC
Dr. Gregory Taylor, Parish Musician
THE WORDS OF WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Thank you for signing the red hospitality pad found in the pews and passing it around.
Please use your smart phone to check in on Facebook and let your family and friends
know that you are at Coral Gables Congregational UCC.
Invite your family and friends around the world to worship with us online
each Sunday at http://gablesucc.org/live.
Be sure to "like" us at http://facebook.com/mycgcc.
You are most welcome to connect your smart device to our free wifi service.
CALL TO COMMUNITY
How Great Thou Art
The Chancel Choir
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP
One:
When we stand at the edge of fear and worry,
Many:
God invites us to step into the waters of faith and trust.
One:
When we stand at the edge of the world's pain and need,
Many:
Jesus invites us to step into the land of humble service.
One:
When we stand at the edge of our hunger and thirst:
Many:
the Spirit invites us to the feast of God’s love.
Please remain standing for our opening hymn.
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arr. Dan Forrest
*HYMN
Come, O Fount of Every Blessing
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*OPENING PRAYER
ALL:
God in Community, Holy in One, as we draw near to you in this time,
we lift the prayer you have taught us, saying…
*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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE
One:
Friends, this is a place of welcome for all. May we express that welcome
as we greet one another saying, “The peace of Christ be with you.”
Many:
And also with you.
You are invited to share the peace or words of welcome with those around you.
All children toddlers through 12th grade wishing to attend Sunday School are invited to
leave during the Passing of the Peace to the Fellowship Hall.
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Patrick Jon Ridley
THE INVITATION
THE PARENTS' COVENANT
GODPARENT'S COVENANT
THE CHURCH'S COVENANT
PRAYER OF BAPTISM
THE ACT OF BAPTISM AND INTRODUCTION
A SONG OF WELCOME FOR PATRICK
Anthony Cabrera, soloist
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THE SCRIPTURE READING
Matthew 23:1-12
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, ‘The scribes and the Pharisees sit on
Moses’ seat; therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they
do, for they do not practice what they teach. They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and
lay them on the shoulders of others; but they themselves are unwilling to lift a finger to
move them. They do all their deeds to be seen by others; for they make their phylacteries
broad and their fringes long. They love to have the place of honor at banquets and the
best seats in the synagogues, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, and to
have people call them rabbi. But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher,
and you are all students. And call no one your creator on earth, for you have one
Creator—the one in heaven. Nor are you to be called instructors, for you have one
instructor, the Messiah. The greatest among you will be your servant. All who exalt
themselves will be humbled, and all who humble themselves will be exalted.
Friends, listen. God is still speaking.
Thanks be to God.
THE MORNING MESSAGE
The Rev. Dr. Laurinda Hafner
SUNG RESPONSE
Won’t You Let Me Be Your Servant?
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THE RECEIVING OF OUR MORNING OFFERING
Offertory Music
Remember Me
Mark Schultz
Greg Jackson, soloist
As we come to a time of remembrance on this All Saints Sunday,
we kindly ask for no applause following the Offertory Music.
ALL SAINTS DAY REMEMBRANCE
READING OF NAMES AND LIGHTING OF MEMORIAL CANDLES
CHORAL RESPONSE
Things that Never Die
arr. Lee Dengler
Text by Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870)
The pure, the bright, the beautiful that stirred our hearts in youth,
the impulses to wordless prayer.
The streams of love and truth, the longing after something lost.
The spirit’s yearning cry, the striving after better hopes; these things shall never die.
The timid hand stretched forth to aid a sister in her need;
A kindly word in grief’s dark hour that proves a friend indeed;
The plea for mercy softly breathed, when justice threatens high,
The sorrow of a contrite heart; these things shall never die.
Let nothing pass, for every hand must find some work to do,
Lose not a chance to waken love; be firm and just and true.
So shall a light that cannot fade beam on thee from on high,
And angel voices say to thee, “These things shall never die.”
We kindly ask for no applause following the Choral Response
PRAYER OF REMEMBRANCE
One:
In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
we remember them.
Many:
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
we remember them.
One:
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring,
we remember them.
Many:
In the blueness of the sky and the warmth of summer,
we remember them.
One:
In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn,
we remember them.
Many:
At the beginning of the year and when it ends,
we remember them.
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One:
Many:
One:
Many:
When we are weary and in need of strength,
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
So long as we live, they too will live, for they are now part
of us, as we remember them.
*CLOSING HYMN
For All the Saints
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*THE SENDING FORTH
One:
Go now, in the freedom of the gospel of Christ.
Encourage one another to lead lives worthy of God’s grace
and walk together in service and humility.
And may the God of lasting love open the way before us;
May Jesus the Example be our instructor;
And may the Holy Spirit lead us on
into the promised land of God’s glory.
ALL:
We go in peace to love and serve God.
*THE POSTLUDE
Dr. Greg Taylor, piano
During the postlude, you are invited to come forward to the piano and enjoy the music.
Following our service, please join us in the Fellowship Hall for some refreshments
provided by the Women’s Fellowship. Visitors, we would LOVE to have you join us.
A WARM AND CORDIAL WELCOME TO ALL GUESTS
If you are visiting with us for the first time this morning, we welcome you. We are
grateful we have found each other. And if somehow there is something in you, some still
small voice seeking a place to live out your faith, to ask important questions, and to serve
beyond yourself, we invite you into our community. For more information about the
church or membership, please contact Pastor Laurie at 305.448.7421, ext. 116 or at
[email protected]
THANK YOU TO OUR USHERS: Coleen Atkins, head usher; Arnold Elguezabal,
Peter Knezevich, Carol Krech and Patty Shillington.
FAIR TRADE MARKETPLACE
Your purchases empower artisans to work and build strong families and villages globally.
Located outside the Fellowship Hall
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HOURS:
Sunday: Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SPANISH LANGUAGE SERVICES
Gables UCC - Ahora En Español
Each Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Moye Chapel
All Are Welcome
STAY IN TOUCH
Once a week or so, Pastor Laurie e-mails a pastoral letter, Laurie’s Lines, to all
members and friends, filling them in on the week’s events, any special concerns
that have arisen, and general church business. If you would like to be included,
contact Ron Morgan at [email protected]
PACT ANNUAL MEETING
Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm
PACT is a diverse coalition of 37 different congregations in Miami-Dade County that
seeks to organize and train leaders from these congregations to build a powerful
community voice. Tomorrow evening will be the Annual Meeting to vote on the priority
issues for the year. Past priorities have included out-of-school suspensions and
alternatives to arrest for non-violent youthful offenders. Please pass by the Justice and
Witness table after the worship service to sign up, or contact Sandy Leon at
[email protected]
BACK ON TRACK
Tuesday, November 4
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge
Back on Track is a faith-based, career support organization offering spiritual,
motivational, and practical techniques and best practices to individuals in various stages
of career transition. The guest speaker for this Tuesday will be Lupe Casanova, Vice
President, Wells Fargo Bank, who will address the theme “Understanding Credit.” Come
hear about what credit really is, credit card realities and costs, why your credit score
counts, and managing and having good credit. Ms. Casanova has been in the banking
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industry for 27 years, where she has dealt with all aspects of client relations to include
credit and helping people succeed financially. All are welcome.
CHURCH NIGHT IN
Each Wednesday Evening from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
$5 for adults / $3 for kids 12 and under
Take-Out Available
Come see old friends and meet new friends while gathering for a delicious dinner.
CELEBRATE MARTINSTAG
Our German church community cordially invites all children age kindergarten through
fifth grade and their parents to participate in a very special German tradition called
Martinstag, or St. Martin’s Day. This occasion is named after St. Martin, who is said to
have shared his heavy cloak with a beggar in need of some warmth. Thus was born the
tradition of children carrying lanterns around on the feast of the saint in honor of this
noble deed. On Friday evening, November 7, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Aunt
Mollie’s House (the Youth House at 1207 Malaga Avenue), the children are invited to
make their own lantern to light the way for St. Martin. Cost is $5.00 per lantern. Light
refreshments will be served.
Then on Tuesday evening, November 11, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., the children,
their parents, and interested others are invited to commemorate Martinstag. The
festivities begin in the Sanctuary with a short play. Following which, a processional will
take place around the church with lanterns and the singing of traditional German songs.
The evening ends back in the Fellowship Hall as all the children receive a Breadman, a
traditional German treat. Cost is $4.00 per Breadman.
In order to ensure that there are enough supplies, all children must pre-register for the
lantern-making evening on November 7 and/or the play and lantern walk on November
11. Please contact Pastor Megan at [email protected] to register.
ECCLESIASTICAL COUNCIL
Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m.
An Ecclesiastical Council is an official gathering of laity and clergy from local UCC
congregations for the purpose of authorizing a candidate for ordination as a minister in
the United Church of Christ. On Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel, we
are so pleased to have church member Yosladis (Yoly) Izquierdo-Yglesias come before
us and share her faith pilgrimage, theology, and her understanding of the United Church
of Christ. Following her presentation, those present will determine Yoly’s fitness for
ordained ministry. Born and raised in Cuba, Yoly has a compelling story of commitment
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and devotion to her Christian faith in spite of many trials and struggles. This is an
important occasion in the life of our church and all members of the congregation are
encouraged to attend.
CIRCLES OF DIALOGUE
November 8, 9, & 22
Sponsored by the Board of Justice and Witness, Circles of Dialogue is designed to
promote stimulating dialogue while enjoying food and drink with friends who are
willing to learn and dialogue about a pressing justice issue. This year, the Circles of
Dialogue are about the immigration and refugee issues that our nation can no longer
afford to ignore. To sign up, visit the Justice and Witness Table in the Fellowship
Hall after Sunday worship or contact Meribeth Shank at [email protected]
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Monday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library
We gather to create beautiful prayer shawls to share with members of our church family
who are ill or grieving or maybe even celebrating a special event. You do not have to
know how to knit or crochet – someone will teach you. If you are looking for a ministry
of prayer and care for others, this may be it. Come and help wrap someone in God’s love
by creating a beautiful prayer shawl.
SISTERS ON SOJOURN
Saturday, November 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the Church Library
All women, regardless of age, are invited to join in this relaxed and easy-going group
with no rules, no dues, no officers. We are just women gathering together to hear each
other’s stories, provide support and encouragement, and to occasionally learn something.
This month, we are looking forward to welcoming back our Muslim sisters for a
conversation around women and faith. A continental breakfast is provided, so roll out of
bed, throw on your jeans, and be with some sisters on the journey.
THE CORAL GABLES INTERFAITH THANKSGIVING SERVICE
Wednesday, November 19, 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
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We will share together in gratitude for all our many blessings through the beautiful
music, the spoken word, and prayers of our brothers and sisters of faith in this
community. Please join us for this very special and beautiful service.
CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
Friday, November 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel
Join us for another beautiful offering of the Candlelight Concert Series, produced and
performed by our Parish Musician, Dr. Greg Taylor. In the candlelight of Moye Chapel,
Greg will bring us a beautiful piano recital which is free and open to the community.
Please mark your calendar and join us for a magical evening of exquisite music.
GERMAN LANGUAGE CHURCH PRESENTS…
German Christmas Market
Saturday, November 29 from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Fellowship Hall
If you enjoy German traditions like Octoberfest and the St. Martin Lantern Parade, you
will love our authentic German Christmas Market. Support our German ministry and
enjoy traditional German food, Gluehwein, German crafts such as advent wreaths and
German music performances. Shop from a variety of vendors, purchase raffle tickets for
great prizes, and let the kids partake in craft activities. Admission is free. Interested
vendors should contact Yvonne Visser-Guerrero at [email protected]
XYZ OUTING TO BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM AND GARDENS
Thursday, December 4; the Church Shuttle leaves at 9:30 a.m.
All our spirited and adventurous seniors (55 years old and above…or frankly,
anyone) are invited to join us for an outing at the beautiful Bonnet House Museum
and Gardens in Ft. Lauderdale. Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of
Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a 35-acre estate and historic
house museum. Following a guided tour of the Main House, we will take a tram tour
of the grounds which boast a mangrove swamp and coastal hammock providing
habitat for a variety of fish, birds, and other wildlife. We will enjoy a box lunch on
the estate. This is an easy tour. Walking isn’t difficult. The cost for the outing and
lunch is just $20. Sign up after worship each Sunday at the XYZ table or by
contacting Drew Sandbulte at 305.448.7421 ext. 150 or [email protected]
LET’S GO TO THE THEATRE
Miracle on South Division Street
Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. at The Actor’s Playhouse
ONLY A FEW TICKETS REMAIN!
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Fresh from its Off-Broadway run, Miracle on South Division Street is the story of the
Nowak family living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, New York’s East Side. Clara,
the family matriarch, happily runs her kitchen and tends to the family heirloom, a twentyfoot shrine of the Blessed Mother, which adjoins the house. This beacon commemorated
the day in 1942 that the Virgin Mary appeared to her father at his home-based
barbershop. During the course of this very funny and original play, the entire family’s
faith is shaken to the core as the family legend seems to be unraveling. The afternoon’s
results are heartfelt and hilarious. Great seats are available at $30 by contacting Drew
Sandbulte at [email protected] You are also invited to take the shuttle from church.
It will leave promptly at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are limited, so get yours soon!
FAMILY PROMISE
Monday Evening, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge
A mother loses her job, a father is kept from working by an injury, a family is forced
from their home by fire or natural disaster. Healthcare costs soar, public transportation is
underfunded, affordable housing is almost impossible to find. These are the reasons why
families now make up 40 percent of the homeless population, and why one out of every
four homeless people is a child. In response to this crisis, a national organization called
Family Promise seeks to bring the faith community together to help families regain their
housing, their independence, and their dignity.
Family Promise has more than 160,000 volunteers from coast to coast helping to keep
homeless families intact as they work to get back on their feet. These resources include
available congregational spaces, donated goods, and - most importantly - volunteers. The
success rate for clients of Family Promise is outstanding with nearly 80 percent of clients
securing housing.
While there are Family Promise affiliates throughout Florida, there is none in MiamiDade County. Through the commitment of many members and friends of Gables UCC
we have taken the lead in establishing an affiliate here in our area with the assistance of
the local interfaith community. It is an exciting and hope-filled project that joins with
6,500 congregations across the country in working toward a nation in which every family
has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together.
On Monday evening, November 17, at 7:00 p.m. in Havighorst Lounge you are invited
to attend another organizational meeting for Family Promise and hear about how Gables
UCC and the larger interfaith community of South Florida can be engaged in this
important ministry. Even if you haven’t attended a meeting before, it is not too late to be
part of the organizing team. If you have further questions, please contact Pastor Laurie or
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Drew Sandbulte, who is our congregation’s liaison to Family Promise, during this time of
development and dreaming.
CANNED FOOD NEEDED
Almost every day, individuals and families from around the city come to our church
seeking help. The number one need is food. Jesus spoke more about feeding the hungry
than anything else. So as a church, we need to help provide for our hungry brothers and
sisters. Could you please help? You may drop off food items at the receptionist desk
where they will help fill our food pantry and the stomachs of those in need. Especially
needed are pull-top cans of fruit, vegetables, soup, tuna fish as well as cereal, mac and
cheese, peanut butter and jelly, rice, beans, spaghetti and sauce, and crackers. We would
also appreciate plastic or cloth grocery bags. Thank you!
CORAL GABLES CONGREGATIONAL UCC STAFF DIRECTORY
Ministers
All Members of the Church
Pastoral Staff
The Rev. Dr. Laurinda Hafner, Senior Pastor
[email protected] ext. 116
The Rev. Dr. Guillermo Márquez-Sterling, Associate Pastor
[email protected] ext. 117
The Rev. Megan Smith, Associate Pastor
[email protected] ext. 119
Program Staff
Mark Hart, Exec. Dir. of the Community Arts Program
Dr. Ronald Morgan, Director of Music Ministries
Dr. Gregory Taylor, Parish Musician
Janet Hiles, Director of Early Childhood Center
To contact Early Childhood Center, please call:
[email protected] ext. 120
[email protected] ext.121
[email protected] ext. 155
[email protected]
305-444-9792
Support Staff
Anthony Cabrera, Cantaté Choir Director
[email protected]
Alice Fernandez, Accounting Assistant
[email protected] ext. 127
Kris Coney, Sound Technician
[email protected]
Ashley Levin, Cherub Choir Director
[email protected]
Chely Llorens, Wedding & Baptism Coordinator
[email protected] ext. 112
Tony Prinzi, Print Room Manager & Reception Coordinator
[email protected] ext. 100
Dennis Rodrigues, Business Manager
[email protected] ext.130
Drew Sandbulte, Administrative Assistant
[email protected] ext.150
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Alex Sloan, Director of Media Ministry
Alexandra Woods, Agape Choir Director
[email protected] ext.151
[email protected]
Maintenance and Custodial Team
Rene Dominguez, Rosario Noriega, and Guillermo Ordoñez
WE ARE OUT OF THE BOX PEOPLE!
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