*Doxology Scripture November 16, 2014 Hearing Assistance Units are available from the ushers for your convenience. Welcoming & Worshipping Together Gathering *Introit “How Lovely, Lord, How Lovely” Chancel Choir Announcements, Recognition of Visitors & Passing of the Peace Anthem “Variants on an Irish Hymn” (Be Thou My Vision) setting by John Ness Beck Sermon Scripture Chancel Choir Deuteronomy 10:12-21 “Created to Love” Pastor Martin Serving God’s World *Call to Worship The day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. We will remain vigilant as children of the light. A new day is dawning. Forsake the ways of darkness. We will live soberly as children of the light. Put on the breastplate of faith and love, and the helmet of hope and salvation. We will prepare ourselves as children of the light. Let us encourage one another and build each other up. We will work for the kingdom as children of the light. Moment of Decision/Profession of Faith *Closing Hymn #45-49 “Here I Am, Lord” #593 *Closing Blessing & Prayer With God’s love in your hearts, go forth sharing of yourselves, living the good news, and showing great affection in this world that God loves. Departure *Opening Prayer Liturgist God of fall and winter, God of spring and summer, you know the seasons of our lives. Let the season of darkness and doubt pass away, that we may be reborn in your light. Lead us into a season of light and warmth: a season of joy; a season of sober judgment; a season where all your children are clothed in the breastplate of faith and hope, and the helmet of hope and salvation. Lead us into a season of kingdom building, and we will put aside the ways of darkness to live as children of light. Amen. “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” Old Testament Lesson Isaiah 58:6-10; Epistle Lesson Romans 12:1 For the Word of God in scripture, for the word of God among us, For the word of God within us, thanks be to God! Message Children who would like to attend Sunday school are invited to meet their teacher at the back of the Sanctuary at this time. Children activity bags available in the Narthex. *Opening Hymn #95 Discovering Christ Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost Prelude “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow” #89 Postlude “Three-fold Amen” * All who are able, please stand. Dismissal Prayers for: Leland Chou (hospital), Phyllis Averill, Janie McDaniel, Carol Shannon, Denise Bowers, Don Overbee. Prayers for our new members today: Denise & Dale Jurgensen and Carl Williams. Prayers for: the FaithWorks medical mission trip (includes SUMC member, Suzie Dunn) going to Agua Prieta. Caring for All People Pastoral Prayer Response to Prayer Chancel Choir The Giving of Our Tithes and Offerings Invitation to Kingdom Investment Offertory “Gifts of Talent” Suzie Dunn Mary Luttrell *Offertory Prayer Giver of gifts, you know the true value of the talents you bestow upon us. Open our eyes to see the possibilities they hold for our world. Transform the gifts we offer this day into signs of our commitment to bring light and love to every task we do. Transform our understanding of our potential, that we may shine forth: as children of light, as people of faith, and as bearers of hope, through Christ our Lord, who loves and strengthens us. Amen. Please bring canned goods to be distributed between Sedona Food Bank and Catholic Charities. Thanksgiving Interfaith Prayer Service Celebrating Community! You are invited! Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 7:00pm St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 180 St. John Vianney Lane (off Soldiers Pass) Two-Week Calendar Day Date Time Sun 11/16 Mon 11/17 Tues 11/18 Wed 11/19 Thur 11/20 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:35 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Sun 11/23 Mon 11/24 Tues 11/25 Wed 11/26 Thur Sat Sun 11/27 11/29 11/30 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Event Where Worship Service Sunday School Christmas Boutique Blood Pressure Screening Hanna’s Prayer Circle Ad Council Meeting Men’s & Women’s Bible Discussion Spanish ESOL ESOL Holy Boldness Men’s Group Caring Lay Ministry Meeting UMW Board Meeting Anna’s Bible Study Choir Practice Worship Sunday School Fellowship Time Hanna’s Prayer Circle Men’s & Women’s Bible Discussion Spanish ESOL ESOL Holy Boldness Men’s Group UnderWraps Advent Bible Study & Continental Breakfast Begins HAPPY THANKSGIVING ! Decorate the Church for Christmas Worship Service—1st Sunday of Advent Sunday School Fellowship Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall FH Classroom Private Residence Conference Room Music Room Conference Room Fellowship Hall Conference Room Conference Room Conference Room Fellowship Hall Music Room Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall Private Residence Music Room Conference Room Fellowship Hall Conference Room Fellowship Hall Advent Study – Wednesdays, November 26December 17 Cost: $10/Adult and $15/Family. All are welcome! Sign up ends TODAY, Sunday, Nov. 16th. Holiday Boutique Open Today after Worship. 110 Indian Cliffs Road Sedona, AZ 86336 Phone: 928-282-1780 Fax: 928-282-6377 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sedonaumc.org Office Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 to 4:00 In Loving Memory Founding Pastor Rev. Dr. David Ellsworth Retired Missionary Drewer Johns Worship: Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Hospitality Time: 10:30 a.m. Last Sunday’s Attendance: 103 General Offering: $4,213.21 November 16, 2014 Presiding Bishop Bishop Robert Hoshibata District Superintendent Rev. Gary Kennedy Ministers All Members of the Congregation Pastor Pastor J. P. Martin Retired Pastors Rev. Arland Averill Rev. Phyllis Averill Rev. Tom Bush CHURCH CLOSED Sanctuary Living Water Room Fellowship Hall Sedona United Methodist Church Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are due TODAY. Retired Missionary Maude Johns Custodian Richard Batka Administrative Assistant Vicki Loeding Bookkeeper Kristen Price Church’s Charge Conference December 1 at 2 p.m. Caring Lay Ministry Julia Fanning Ellen Glasshagel Nursery Attendant Carol Taylor Interim Music Director Dr. Lily Chou Organist Mary Luttrell Liturgist Glenn Snowberger Stewardship: Kingdom Investment Mission Statement Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by Welcoming all people, Worshiping God joyfully, Caring for each person, Discovering Christ’s transforming love, and Serving God’s world. Vision Statement To share the happiness that is Christianity for all people.
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