Welcome to Worship at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church Our Purpose

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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