Our Purpose To grow in our relationship with God, ourselves and others. To carry out the ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Mission Welcome to Worship at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church November 16, 2014 8:30am Bring spiritual wanderers and seekers into relationship with Jesus Christ. Grow in discipleship through small group communities. Serve through our calling and giftedness. Activities In Our Church Family Worship for Sunday, November 23 8:30 & 10:00am Worship Services 9:00am Angel Dancers & Dangerous Boys (Wesley Room / Upper Lot) 11:30pm Cherub / Christmas Program Rehearsals (SA) 1:00pm Youth Group (Youth Room) Nov 13—SERVE Committee Meeting Nov 20—TURKEY FEST Noon Nov 20—Annual Charge Conference 7pm Nov 30—1st Sunday of Advent Dec 1—Finance Committee Meeting, 7pm Fireside Room Dec 6—Dress Rehearsal for Children’s Program, 9:45am—noon Dec 6—Sanctuary Christmas Decorating, 1pm Dec 7—2nd Sunday of Advent, Children’s Christmas Program Dec 13—Cantata Rehearsal 10am, Sanctuary Dec 14—3rd Sunday of Advent, Christmas Cantata Dec 14—Alternative Market Dec 21—4th Sunday of Advent Dec 21—Homeless Meal and Shelter Dec 22—Christmas Caroling Dec 24—Christmas Eve Worship 7pm & 11pm St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church 1360 S. Wendy Dr., Newbury Park, CA 91320 (805) 498-6910 [email protected] Pastor Stan Ferguson: [email protected] www.StMatthewsNP.com Office Hours: 9 am to 3 pm, Monday-Thursday Welcome Guests and Visitors! We hope that you feel at home here, and that you will linger with us after worship for conversation and coffee service on the patio. Signing the attendance folder during the service helps us to keep in touch and let you know of opportunities to serve God and strengthen your faith through fellowship. May God’s peace always be with you. Order of Worship If you would like prayers lifted up in worship and/or included in the list below, please add them to the Prayer Request Book prior to the worship service. To add a request to the Prayer Chain, please contact Lynne Hartley at (805) 341-5172 or [email protected] November 16, 2014 Membership Sunday 8:30 a.m. Worship PREPARATION FOR THE WORD PRELUDE New Praise: Alexandria Jane Pardee born 11/9 (Judy Abraham’s G Granddaughter) Carol completed cancer treatment (Judy Abraham) Kevin Su Fukagawa BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTROIT “For All the Saints” Hymnal #711 (v1) +OPENING PRAYER (Matthew 25) Lord, this morning we pray to hear Your good Word, to apply Your good Word to our lives, and for others to see Your good Word in our lives. Amen. Bold invites participation +CALL TO WORSHIP Lynne Hartley, Liturgist Leader: The Lord be with you People: And also with you Leader: What words do you want to hear from the Master at the end of journey of life? People: Well done good and faithful servant +OPENING HYMN “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God” Hymnal #405 (v1-2) PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD THE LESSON Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Bags of Gold Lynne Hartley, Liturgist 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. + Stand if you are able STUDY VERSES: Matthew 25:14-30, Judges 4:1-17, Psalm 123 or 76 (UMH 797), 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 John Terry (Kelly Dillon) Heather surgeries after a car accident (Marty & Joanne Oemig’s niece) Larry in ICU with end stage liver disease (Christy Whisman) Lena Ho diagnosed with stage 4 New Prayers: cancer (Kuo family) Julie Salinas (Otto Sanders) Doris Williams having mini strokes Meribeth Freeman going on a Walk (Kathy Nubling) to Emmaus in New Mexico (self) Jane Zimmermann better blood Logan Durban newborn with a pressure control (Kathleen Harrell) “tough start” (Kathy Martin) Karen Connelly treatment for kidney Janice McMahon 2nd round chemo failure (Jan Gauwain) for cancer (Christina McEachern) Holly Grago (Casey Goldberg) Jack recovery from a fall (Jackie Skogi Baker (Christina McEachern) Heinemann’s father) Lorna Board (Ryan Board’s mother) Grace Brinkman (Bonnie Culler) Continue to pray for: Kathleen Harrell (Lynne Hartley) Jacqueline Akagi 1yr old with liver Marion and Jerry Vausbinder transplant (Heather Knoedler) (Kathy Martin) Ed Dyer for pain relief (Debi Dyer) Marcia Krafft (Pam Suggs) David Stoppel recovering from sur- Fred Raum (Bill Hartley) gery (Carla von Zell’s son) Leslie Hartley (The Hartley family) Travis Johnson kidney stone and Andreas Knickman (BSA Troop infection (Betty Johnson’s grandson) 730) Family of Ray Jarrells on his Meagan Smith (Tanya Blanck) passing (Mike Jarrells’ grandfather) Pray for those in cancer treatment: Billie Gayl Gray (Cheryl Quall) Martha Ronat (Casey & Dan) Donnie Richardson (Joyce Wheatly) Mike Madden (Otto Sanders) Nicole Pratt (Jan Shear) Don Griner (Casey Goldberg) Jane Eddy (Scott & Bonnie Culler) Linda de Camp (Cheryl Qualls) Richard Mackenzie (Joanne Stone) David Exstrom (Kathy Martin) Julie Berry (Randi Berry) Marilyn Peterson (Patti Adams) Irene (Sautes) Laine (Sautes) Maria Blackwood (Denise Curtis) Patricia Williams (Sheryl Jacobs) Cheryl (Christy Whisman) Thomas Bittner - (Tom McClellan) Jean Arndt (Ramona Hallit) Alex (Detweiler Family) St. Matthew's Counseling Center Provides services at no cost to members and associates. Call 805-480-1167 for an appointment INTROIT “For All the Saints” Hymnal #711 The ACTION Community Christmas Shoppe will be held on Dec. 13(v1) at Newbury Park First Christian Church. Please help by placing a new, unwrapped gift into the toy collection box which will be in the narthex through 12/7. See list on box for gift suggestions. Sign up on-line to volunteer at the shoppe at http://actionvc.org/christmas-shoppe2014/. Contact Janice Kakazu for questions 3 Wise Men Needed (and 3 men willing to climb on ladders) The Worship Committee needs "confirmed" help to decorate the Sanctuary for Christmas on December 6th 1-3pm. Please confirm with Marcia Miyasaka [email protected] or 499-2117 19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. 20 The man who had received five bags of gold brought the other five. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with five bags of gold. See, I have gained five more.’ 21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 22 “The man with two bags of gold also came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘you entrusted me with two bags of gold; see, I have gained two more.’ 23 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ 24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26 “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? 27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 28 “‘So take the bag of gold from him and give it to the one who has ten bags. 29 For whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “Ability” SERMON Pastor Stan Ferguson RESPONSE TO THE WORD MOVING INTO A SPIRIT OF PRAYER “Take My Life and Let It Be” Hymnal #399 (v1-2) Ask Justin Alvarez how to get involved! (818) 224-7077 [email protected] PRAYERS FOR THE PEOPLE Jack Doman, Worship Leader PRAYERS FOR THE DISTRICT: On this day, we will pray for the overall fruitful ministry and faithful leadership of Thousand Oaks UMC and St. Matthew’s UMC, Newbury Park THE LORD’S PRAYER MOVING BEYOND A SPIRIT OF PRAYER “Take My Life and Let It Be” Hymnal #399 (v3) OFFERTORY +DOXOLOGY St. Matthew’s Stewardship Campaign Hymnal #95 BLESSINGS OF OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS Jack Doman +HOLY COMMUNION +CLOSING HYMN “Lord I Want To Be a Christian” Hymnal #402 BENEDICTION Pastor Stan Ferguson +CLOSING CIRCLE Please stand and join us as you are able +THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF THE CHURCH Jack Doman, Worship Leader +CELEBRATION OF BIRTHDAYS: 11-16 Jim Ford, 11-19 Marilyn Matthews, 11-19 Edwin Miyasaka, 11-21 Ann Summers, 11-22 Ceil Adler, 11-22 John Fletcher My/Our Covenant is to give _________ Weekly / Monthly +UNISON BENEDICTION “Go Now in Peace” My/Our Covenant is to attend worship ____ times a month POSTLUDE Screen Kevin Su Fukagawa My/Our Covenant is to serve ___________________ COFFEE FELLOWSHIP WITH Linda Domes My/Our Covenant is to pray ___________ Thank you to Kathy and Bob Martin for providing Altar flowers in Honor of their Wedding Anniversary and to those serving in our worship service. RECEPTION INTO MEMBERSHIP Name: _________________________________ Address: _______________________________ Signature: ______________________________ at 10:00am Worship Service Steve and Rose Anne Cooley, Rob and Linda Domes, Tom and Christina McEachern, Derek, Pam and Nicolas Sibeck John Leslie You are welcome to place your commitment in the offering plate, mail to the church ATTEN: STEWARDSHIP or place in the “Finance Secretary” box in the church office.
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