November 23, 2014 DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Last Sunday after Pentecost

Assisting During Worship Today
8:30 AM Service 9:50 AM Service
Marilyn Imber
11:15 AM Service
Gina Bratton
Greeters
David Webber
Kate Sullivan
Connie Schubert
Paul Schubert
Tom Bratton
Jeannie Ring
Ushers
Jeff Frank
Mary Jo Frank
Jim Barthol
Geri Ritchie
Doug Edwards
Mary Edwards
John Maynard
Richard Bain
Lori Rademaker
Don Rademaker
Erica McNair
Martin McNair
Shuttle Drivers
Dave & Vicki Aeschliman
Harry Drury
Welcome Center Mary Layher
Coffee Hours
Rick & Cathy Fitzgerald
(All are welcome to fellowship in the Atrium between services.)
Dexter UMC Birthdays this week:
Nov. 23
Nov. 24
Nov. 25
Nov. 26
Nov. 27
Nov. 28
Nov. 29
Joan Hoeft
Jillianne Hook
Olympia Taheri
Robert Knight
Ken Durrant
Cheryl Vogel
Kathryn Aeschliman
Aidan Zeglis
Abigail Dobry
Samuel Coffer
Diana Leadley
Not listed? We may not have you in our records.
Alayna Schweda-Campbell
Megan Rademaker
Frank Schramm
Debbie Koch
Jane Hamilton
Mark Featherly
Emma Godfrey
Gabriel Dobry
Zariah Kipke
Adam Stoll
Maggie Kaercher
Carole Laird
Dexter UMC – Weekly Reader
Today –
• Visit the Atrium, get a cup of coffee & donut hole (or healthier snack), then take a
stroll to see what other opportunities are available to you
• Open Prayer Time in the Chapel during 2nd service, all are welcome
• Welcome to our New Members, during our 3rd service
This Week –
• Wed. Nov. 26th – Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, 7 PM at St. Joseph Catholic
Church (3430 Dover Street); Pastor Denise Kasischke will deliver the message
• Thurs. Nov. 27th & Fri. Nov. 28th – Dexter UMC Office closed for Thanksgiving
• Sun. Nov. 30th – Hanging of the Greens, 12:30 PM in the Atrium & Sanctuary
• Mon. Dec. 1st & Tues. Dec. 2nd – Advent by Candlelight, registration online
Planning Ahead –
• Dec. 11th – Special Christmas Dinner, 5:30–6:30 PM in the Atrium, featuring
Prime Rib & Chicken Cordon Bleu, Reservations required, call (734.646.9790)
• Sat., Feb. 28th – Habitat for Humanity Dinner & Silent Auction, 4:30 PM until 7
PM in Newkirk Hall & the Atrium
November 23, 2014
Last Sunday after Pentecost
DEXTER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
7643 Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130
Office: 734.426.8480; [email protected]
Visit our website at www.dexterumc.org
Church Office Hours:
Mon. – Thurs. 9 AM – 4 PM
(Friday, Pastors day off)
Fri. 9 AM – 1 PM
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Blessed Binds Bookstore: Open Sundays 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
For special orders or more information: [email protected]
Prayer is to your soul as blood is to your heart! Our Chapel, located in the Ed. Bldg., is
available most weekday mornings to all in need of a quiet & lovely place for prayer.
O u r M i s s i o n : “ L o v e Go d ,
L o ve P e o p l e , S e rve t h e
W o r l d , fo r J e s u s C h r i s t . ”
8:30AM Order of Worship
“We have come to worship him” – Matthew 2:2
Please silence your cell phones & pagers.
Gathering Music *
Hymn of Praise
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
Call To Worship
#881
#140 v. 1, 2, 3
The Apostles' Creed, Traditional Version
“Gloria Patri”
# 70
Congregational Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
words on front screen
Blessing for the Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Children’s Moment
Pastor Denise Kasischke
A Time of Giving
Offertory
Offertory Response
“Now Thank We All Our God”
#102 v. 1, 2, 3
A Time of Proclamation
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Psalm 51
“Convergence”
Hymn of Commitment
Presenting our Commitment Cards at the Altar
“Come, Ye Thankful People Come”
Benediction & Postlude
#694 v. 1, 2, 3, 4
OUR NURSERY is available for infants up thru preschool. Rocking chairs & our
CRY ROOM are located in the rear of the Sanctuary.
Liturgists: 8:30
9:50
11:15
Pastor Denise Kasischke
Pastor Tom Snyder
Pastor Steve Bringardner & Jeremy Hannich
Worship Choir Director: Marlene Inman
Musicians (8:30): Elsi Sly, Gordon Darr
9:50 AM & 11:15 AM Worship
Praise Band
A Time of Worship & Prayer *
“Blessed be Your Name”, “Break Every Chain”, “Your Great Name”, “Come
Ye thankful People Come”
Reception of New Members (11:15)
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus
Christ, His only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of
the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried;
the third day he rose from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the
right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the
quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the
communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the
life everlasting. Amen.
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O u r M i s s i o n : L o v e Go d , L o v e P e o p l e , S e r v e t h e W o r l d , f o r J e s u s C h r i s t .
Worship Leader (2nd & 3rd): Louis Smith
A Time of Giving
Offertory
Praise Band
A Time of Proclamation
“Convergence”
Dr. Matthew J. Hook
Psalm 51
Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer
words on front screen
Blessing for the Operation Christmas Child Boxes
A Time of Response
Presenting our Commitment Cards at the Altar
Praise Band
OUR NURSERY is available during worship services for infants thru 3 years.
ROCKING CHAIRS & CRY ROOM are located in the rear of the Sanctuary.
* 9:50 AM – Sunday School, 3-years – 5th grade, start in the education wing 11:15
AM – Kids (4-years thru 10 years), meet the W3 leader in the back. Adults, pick
up your children in The Loft, upper level education wing after the service.
Sermon Notes:
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Christmas Poinsettias
If you would like to help decorate the sanctuary with a
gift of a Poinsettia honoring or in memory of someone special,
please complete the form below. Each plant will be $16. Make
your check out to Dexter United Methodist Church “Flower Fund,”
attach your check to your sheet and place in the offering plate or leave in
the church office. You may also mail them to the church office. (7643
Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130)
Christmas Poinsettias
If you would like to help decorate the sanctuary with a
gift of a Poinsettia honoring or in memory of someone special,
please complete the form below. Each plant will be $16. Make
your check out to Dexter United Methodist Church “Flower Fund,”
attach your check to your sheet and place in the offering plate or leave in
the church office. You may also mail them to the church office. (7643
Huron River Drive, Dexter, MI 48130)
The deadline for ordering is Sunday, December 7th.
The deadline for ordering is Sunday, December 7th.
Given by
Given by
In memory of
In memory of
In memory of
In memory of
In honor of
In honor of
In honor of
In honor of
Number of plants ordered Amount enclosed $
Number of plants ordered Amount enclosed $
Take Home Reminder: Christmas Plants we ordered
# of Christmas Poinsettia ordered
Please retain as a reminder of your order;
flowers may be picked up after the final
Christmas Eve service or on the following
Sunday morning after worship services.
Take Home Reminder: Christmas Plants we ordered
# of Christmas Poinsettia ordered
Please retain as a reminder of your order;
flowers may be picked up after the final
Christmas Eve service or on the following
Sunday morning after worship services.
– 2015 Pledge Card
Name
______________________________________________________________________
Address ______________________________________________________________________
Phone ______________________________
Mobile Phone _________________________
Email ________________________________________________________________________
My total annual pledge for the 2015 Budget is $___________________.
I intend to give this amount over the course of the year by giving
$_____________ every WEEK MONTH QUARTER YEAR
(Circle One)
I prefer to give by
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placing my contributions in the offering plate on Sunday morning.
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having my contributions automatically withdrawn from my bank account.
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online contributions via the Dexter UMC website.
(Please see reverse side for details on using this option.)
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other
Automatic Withdrawal of Offerings
This alternative method of giving has been established for Dexter United Methodist Church through Chelsea State
Bank. There is no cost to you or the church for using this service, and you do not have to have an account with CSB –
the funds will simply be transferred from your current checking or savings account at your bank to the Dexter UM
Church account at Chelsea State Bank. If you would like to begin using this auto withdrawal then please fill out this
form completely.
Example from a personal check:
(Bank Routing #)
(Your Account #)
(Check #)
:041200089: 12121212121212: 1234
Please withdraw from my SAVINGS / CHECKING account. (Circle One)
My Bank is _____________________________________________________________(Bank Name).
My Bank Routing Number is ____________________________________________. (9 Digit Number).
My Account Number is __________________________________________________________.
My Dexter UM Church Envelope Number is ________________.
I understand that this service will commence on _____________________(Start Date);
and will remain in effect until ___________________(Stop Date).
I authorize Chelsea State Bank, on behalf of Dexter United Methodist Church, to withdraw $_______________(Amount)
once per WEEK
/
MONTH from my account.
_________________________________________________ ______________________________________ ______________
PRINTED NAME
SIGNATURE
DATE
Guaranteed to increase your joy and
decrease your shopping stress this
Christmas…Gifts Unto Others provides a
catalog chock full of non-commercial
gifts for all gift-giving occasions. When
you choose to donate one of the gift
options in the Gifts Unto Others catalog,
you will get a personalized greeting card,
with a design appropriate for the occasion, for you to send/give to
the person(s) you are honoring.
The personalized greeting card will include the name of the person
you are giving to, a description of the gift, and your name.
Guaranteed to increase your joy and
decrease your shopping stress this
Christmas…Gifts Unto Others provides a
catalog chock full of non-commercial
gifts for all gift-giving occasions. When
you choose to donate one of the gift
options in the Gifts Unto Others catalog,
you will get a personalized greeting card,
with a design appropriate for the occasion, for you to send/give to
the person(s) you are honoring.
The personalized greeting card will include the name of the person
you are giving to, a description of the gift, and your name.
Examples of gifts in the Gifts Unto Others catalog: winter coat for
a child at Alpha House, sight-saving cataract surgery for a person
in Afghanistan, a back-to-school kit through Faith In Action for a
local child in need, nails for the next Habitat for Humanity house,
support for Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti.
Examples of gifts in the Gifts Unto Others catalog: winter coat for
a child at Alpha House, sight-saving cataract surgery for a person
in Afghanistan, a back-to-school kit through Faith In Action for a
local child in need, nails for the next Habitat for Humanity house,
support for Grace Children’s Hospital in Haiti.
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Location of catalogs and order forms: On-line version on
the church website www.dexterumc.org under Missions or
pick up a paper copy at the Gifts Unto Others table in the
Atrium.
Ways to order: By email at [email protected]
with payment due when picking up the cards or by dropping
your order form and payment in the Gifts Unto Others
mailbox by the church office or mailing the order form and
payment to the church.
By using Gifts Unto Others, you can turn birthdays, anniversaries,
holidays and other gift-giving occasions into opportunities to
witness Christ by helping others via your donations to community,
national, and international charitable organizations. These gifts
touch many hearts: the ones who give and receive the gifts, and
those who benefit from the donations. Questions? Call Susan
Powers (734.994.5658).
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Location of catalogs and order forms: On-line version on
the church website www.dexterumc.org under Missions or
pick up a paper copy at the Gifts Unto Others table in the
Atrium.
Ways to order: By email at [email protected]
with payment due when picking up the cards or by dropping
your order form and payment in the Gifts Unto Others
mailbox by the church office or mailing the order form and
payment to the church.
By using Gifts Unto Others, you can turn birthdays, anniversaries,
holidays and other gift-giving occasions into opportunities to
witness Christ by helping others via your donations to community,
national, and international charitable organizations. These gifts
touch many hearts: the ones who give and receive the gifts, and
those who benefit from the donations. Questions? Call Susan
Powers (734.994.5658).
Dexter UMC Pastoral & Ministry Staff
Dr. Matt Hook, senior pastor, [email protected]
Rev. Steve Bringardner, pastor of discipleship & care; [email protected]
Tom Snyder, pastor of missions & small group life; [email protected]
Denise Kasischke, pastor of children & family ministries; [email protected]
Jeremy Hannich, HS youth & college ministries; [email protected]
Sheralyn Sherrill, MS youth ministries; [email protected]
The flowers on the altar today are given to the glory of God and in
memory of June Huddleston by her son Richard & Juli Huddleston & family.
Prayers & Concerns
Vernita Gilkey ♥ Phyl Christman ♥ Bridget Star ♥ Dean Birk ♥ Mike
McCalla ♥Bob Knickerbocker ♥ Fred Model ♥ Mazie Bell ♥ Dee & Paul
Wensel ♥ Ermil Jones ♥ Brett Talbott ♥ Jan Alford ♥ Dave Kieft ♥ Linda
Thiel ♥ Kim Lomax ♥ Anne Kapela ♥ Dana Zahn ♥ Diane Schumann ♥
Pi Yau Lin ♥ Doug Sexton ♥ Baby Noah LaRosa ♥ Christian Russell ♥
Judy McIntosh ♥ Meg & Elka ♥ Bethany Penzien Chall ♥ Kelly Christman
♥
Recently experienced the loss of a loved one
Gail Girbach in the death of her mother (Rena Girbach) on Nov. 14th.
Ron Austin & family in the death of his wife and our former associate pastor (Rev.
Anna Marie Austin) on Nov. 13th.
* Names remain on our Prayer Requests & Concerns list for 4 weeks. To return someone’s
name for an additional 4 weeks, contact Cathy ([email protected]) in the office.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:50 AM – Bible study primarily for singles in Rm 206, 2nd floor Ed.
Bldg., watching Ray VanderLaan’s six week series on discipleship
entitled With All Your Heart. This week’s lesson is “By Every Word”
9:50 AM – Big God Story for Grown-Ups meets in Rm 207
9:50 AM – Church & Society – We’ll discuss “Science, the Bible and
the Creation Stories” during 2nd service today in Rm. 203-204. Jeff and
Mary Jo Frank will lead the session based on Making Sense of the Bible:
Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today, a book and video by United
Methodist pastor and best-selling author Adam Hamilton. Church &
Society will not meet Nov. 30th.
9:50 AM – Explorer’s Bible Study “Making Sure of the Truth” in the
Conference Room, 1st floor Ed. Bldg., led by Leigh Hook.
11:15 AM – Deep Foundations—Exploring Theology for Life, this
study aims to dig deep into scripture and in a systematic way tie
together the Biblical text, Christian teachings, and our purpose and
meaning as Christians. The study, while deep in nature, will always be
rooted with a focus on application to life, faith, and calling. Aimed at
30-40 something men interested in wrestling through their faith; led by
Matthew Niermann. Class meets in Rm 205, 2nd floor Ed. Bldg.
11:15 AM – Catching Fire, Becoming Flame, adult study on Spiritual
Formation based on the book written by Fr. Albert Haase; led by
Crystal Niermann. Class meets in Rm 207, 2nd floor Ed. Bldg. All are
welcome to join the study at any time.
Angel Tree Prison Fellowship Program – Gifts are due back
on Sunday, December 14th.Thank you for your support of the
Angel Tree Mission Project. If you want to help, please contact Terry
Walters (734.426.4983).
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be Wed. Nov. 26th at 7PM
at St. Joseph Village Church, 3430 Dover (4th & Dover). This year’s
preacher will be Pastor Denise Kasischke. The offering will go to
Dexter Family Services to support Christmas Baskets.
Announcements & Prayer Requests
Sunday,
Sunday,
November
June 22, 23,
2014
2014
O u r M i s s i o n : “Love God, Love People, Serve the Wor ld,
for Jesus Christ”
Our Welcome Center is located in the Atrium. If
you are new to this congregation, stop by for a welcome bag
filled with goodies and more information about Dexter UMC.
For Our Children
Pastor Denise, [email protected]
9:50 AM – Sunday School (3-years thru 5th grade) in the Ed. Bldg.
11:30 AM –Worship, Wonder and the Word “W3” (4 thru 10 years)
in The Loft, upper level of the Ed. Bldg.
Kid’s Choir (3rd thru 5th), 10:50 – 11:30 AM with Marlene Inman
For Our Youth
Jeremy Hannich, [email protected] (9th – 12th)
Sheralyn Sherrill, [email protected] (6th – 8th)
9:50 AM – MS & HS Sunday School (6th thru 12th) in The Edge,
Middle Schoolers meet in the lower level, High Schoolers meet on
the main floor.
The Edge Youth Groups – (most Sundays) for Middle School and High
School youth from 5 PM – 7:30 PM in The Edge. (For updates,
visit http://www.edgelive.org/)
We are looking for PAID NURSERY
WORKERS to join our Nursery staff,
which can include Thursday, Saturday &
Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings.
This position may expand as our
programming and childcare needs
continue to grow. If you want to be part of changing a young
person’s life, contact Pastor Denise Kasischke
([email protected]).
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection Week times
remaining are: Sun, Nov. 23rd 8:30 AM - 2 PM; Mon, Nov. 24th 9
AM - 11 AM.
Good Things to Know at Dexter UMC…
• Advent by Candlelight, an evening of fellowship for adult women,
will be Mon. Dec. 1st and Tues. Dec. 2nd. Online registration has
begun, visit our website to sign up to host a table or come as a guest.
• Our church now has a hearing assist system. You can pick up a
self-adjusting headset in the Narthex.
• Enjoy our door to door shuttle service, from 7:45 AM to 12:30
PM between the Dexter Mill and church. Drivers are needed for:
1st Sunday (10-12:30), 3rd Sunday (7:30-10:30) and 5th Sunday (10:3012:30). Contact Linda Dobry (734.834.9626 or [email protected])
to volunteer your time.
• We were created for relationships and Christian community. It takes
commitment, intentionality, grace, and love. To join a home group,
visit the connections table or contact Tom Snyder
([email protected]) or Tami Rummel
([email protected]).
Prayers for our Men & Women Serving in the Military
♦ Andre Roman Marshall ♦ Cole Hatch ♦ Dave Imber ♦ Garrett
Schmäler ♦Jacob Reisinger ♦ Joe Keene ♦ John Maybon ♦ Julie Wiles &
Lynette Wiles ♦ Keith Black ♦ Matt Hattie ♦ Ryan Fike ♦
STEWARDSHIP & FINANCE
2014 Offering Summary – thru October 2014
2013 Actual Income
2014 Year to date
2014 Need to date
$778,033
$865,132
$858,140
Average Attendance in October was 475, on Nov. 16th
attendance was 522 (138, 287, 97).
We’ve taken a bite out of malaria! Thank you church family, we
have collected $4,523, almost halfway to our goal of $10,000 for
Imagine No Malaria. If you want to make a donation, please write
INM in the memo of your contributions. Every $10 donation saves
a life. Want to learn more? Visit www.imaginenomalaria.org.
The results are in...this year members of Dexter UMC raised over
$9,000 for Crop Walk. The monies go to feeding programs, water
well development and other ministries to help people around the
world. A portion of the funds are given to Faith-in-Action to help
those in need right here in our Dexter community. Thanks to those
who helped, and especially Barb Locks for her leadership
Faith in Action Food Pantry Needs – As you enter the church,
please notice the food hampers for the collection of groceries that
are donated weekly to our local food pantry run by Faith in Action.
The needs of the pantry change weekly and the volume of those
who need assistance continues to grow. Currently the greatest
needs include: cocoa, coffee, brownie mix, frosting, ketchup,
mustard, mayonnaise, less than 5 pound bags of flour, sugar,
canned chili, sloppy joe mix, canned fruit of all kinds, Chef
Boyardee cans, pizza crust mix and sauce, pasta sauce, liquid soap
and body cleaning lotion. Consider contributing to this local need.
ATTENTION All Supporters of our Veterans and
Soldiers – Please recognize the Veterans around us
by thanking them individually for helping to keep our
country strong and safe! We will again be collecting
clothing for our homeless vets during the month of
November. The clothing drive will run through
Friday, Nov. 28th. Please bring any of the following
items for our Clothing Drive:
* New or gently used coats, blue jeans, shoes, belts, shirts (large
to 2X sizes).
* New only: T-shirts or undershirts, (both in sizes large to 2X),
socks and shorts
Collection tubs can be found on the east side entrance to our
Narthex. Please contact Jean Klark ([email protected], 426.8598) if
you have questions. Thanks for your continued support of those
who have given much to protect our country and our freedoms.
Adult Studies
Fresh Start, the Women's Storying Group: Come join us as we look
at Jesus in the Gospel of Mark. We meet Wednesdays, 7PM –
8:30PM, in Rm 207 of the Ed. Bldg. Come visit! Call Carol White
for details (734.433.1920).
Men’s Storytelling Bible Study – Learn how to lead others to Jesus
by sharing stories from the Bible. Wednesdays at 7 PM in Rm
203/204 – Ed. Bldg. Contact Eric Knisely (475.2161) or Mike
McCalla (255.8860) or just come for a visit.
DivorceCare, an ongoing 13-week seminar and support group (thru
12/17) for those experiencing divorce and separation can be joined
at any point. We meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
in the Atrium. You will be welcomed and helped to traverse the
difficult journey of separation/divorce. For more information,
contact Linda Vander Haagen (734.741.8583).
Volunteer and Other Opportunities
Drivers with Commercial Licenses (P
Endorsement) are needed for our new bus.
The bus will be used for youth events like
retreats, camping, lake days, and SOS or adult
events such as Red Bird mission trips or CASS
Corridor in Detroit.
We are looking for volunteers to support the NEW BABIES
MINISTRY by providing meals to families adjusting to life with
newborns (very occasional involvement). To help with this
ministry, please contact Jen Miceli ([email protected]).
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – If you love the smell of fresh-brewed
coffee in the morning, please consider joining the coffee hour
ministry team. We could use 3-4 additional two-person teams to
host the coffee hours between Sunday-morning services. It’s a great
way to meet people and provides a great opportunity for
fellowship. Contact Rick Fitzgerald (734.355.1329 or
[email protected]).
Did You Know…
• Pastor Denise will be preaching at this year’s Thanksgiving
Service? The service will be held Wednesday, November 26 at 7
PM, St. Joseph Village Church, 3430 Dover (4th & Dover).
• We now have healthier snack alternatives available at the coffee
hour? If you have a passion for healthier food options, please
consider providing for a Sunday, call Cathy Fitzgerald
(734.255.9392). Cost per week is around $20.
• We have raised over $4,523 for Imagine No Malaria? We
are almost halfway to our goal; if you would like to
contribute, please note “Imagine No Malaria” in the memo
section of your check. Thank you.
• Kim Lim is our new volunteer Financial Secretary? If you have
questions, contact her at [email protected]
• The Dexter UMC Pastor’s Benevolence Fund is used to assist
people in our church & community who have immediate need?
This fund is used often, so any gifts to support this ministry are
greatly appreciated. Thank you!