Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost November 16, 2014 Welcoming & Worshipping Together

*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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