Bulletin/Announcements

SERVICE OF WORSHIP
Baptism of the Lord
January 11, 2015
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†If you are able, please stand where this symbol appears.
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
†OPENING PRAYER
PRELUDE
†MUSICAL CALL TO WORSHIP
“Jesus, Name Above All Names”
†CALL TO WORSHIP
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Lord, today we look back on our baptisms and the covenant that was made with
You. Let us renew our part of the covenant and recommit ourselves to the mission of
Your Kingdom. Amen.
†OPENING HYMN
“I Sing the Almighty Power of God”
Hymnal # 152
One:
The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
Many:
the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
One:
The Lord makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
CHILDREN’S MOMENTS
Many:
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
GIVING OUR TITHES & OFFERINGS
(See Hymnal # 94)
Please remember to put your Connection Card in the offering plate. Thank you!
One:
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness,
DOXOLOGY
Many:
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
SCRIPTURE LESSON
One:
The voice of the Lord makes the oaks to whirl,
and strips the forests bare;
Many:
and in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
One:
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord sits enthroned as Ruler for ever.
Many:
May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!
THE CHURCH AT PRAYER
(We use the Lord’s Prayer found in Hymnal # 895)
*ANTHEM
Grace Choir
GREETING ONE ANOTHER
MESSAGE
Matthew 3: 13-17
Pew Bible p. 784
“A Covenant”
†HYMN
“Shall We Gather at the River”
†CLOSING HYMN
“Jesus, Name Above All Names”
Hymnal # 723
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*First Service, **Second Service, Call to Worship is from the UM Hymnal, Psalter 761. The Opening Prayer is from the UM
Book of Worship.
PARTICIPATING IN TODAY’S SERVICE
8:15 Service
10:40 Service
Chris Myers
Victoria Castellano
Chris Hosterman
--Georgiana Cole & Rich Hosterman
Tim & Shirley Ash
-Krista Winkelblech & Marie Peters
Adam Jepson
*Participating next week: Ashley Myers, Sam Stitzer, Wally & Mary Kay Heiser, Corinne Vones, Ryan Martin,
Brad & Mindy Gensimore, Linda Hosterman & Kathy Coursen
Acolyte
Liturgist
Greeters
Nursery
Youth Leader:
Pastor’s Office: 814-364-1733
Pastor’s Cell Phone: 717-679-1279
Church Checker: Wally Heiser
Organist: Aimee Hockenberry
Grace Choir Director: Mary Kay Heiser
Email: [email protected]
Media Technician: Jack Oakes & Jeremy Peters
Pianist: Judy Gentzel
Sunshine Choir Director: Theresa Heiser
Our Prayer List: Please pray for the following people this week
Aaron
Arica
Auburn (Girl has brain cancer)
Tami
Jim & Marge Ash
Family of Dennis Bair
Justin Ball
Family of Dick Benner
Darlene Boob
Asa Boomer-Brazier
Marty Breon
Roger Bressler
Daryl & Carrie Bomgardner
Heather Shuey Buckley
Connie Burger
Jim Chandler & Family
TJ Coursen & Family
Randy, Lisa & Lexi Dickson
Lori Dillman
Martha Esh
Donna Fetteroff
Marvin, Gavin & Jamie Frazell
Denise Gaddy
DJ Gates
Justin & Amanda Gray & Baby
Dolores Grove
Shelton Grove
Harold Harpster
Terry Hammond
Betty Hardes
Rich & Connie Hartley
Eleanor Hazel
Paul Houser
Curtis Irvin
David Jones & Family
Brian Judy & Family
Family of Ernie Kauffman
Joyce & Ralph Kerrick
Aaron & Audrey King
Leroy Klienfeter
Landon Kreider (5yr. boy w/cancer)
Wanda & Bill Lance
Paul Lyons
Jayce Marey
David Marshall
Emory & LeAnn Marshall
M.R. Mayer
Bob Miller
Katherine Miller’s Family
Melody Morgan’s Family
Sharon O’Hara
Joni Oliver
Cathy Packer
Mary Perdie
Joe Perez
Barry Peters
Evelyn Plotts
Thelma Pyle
Rech’s Parents
Chrissy Reutter
Rhonda Rhoades
Bertha Rhode
Thomas Ribblett
Phyllis Rider
Tiara Rochau
Bobbi Rockey
Shane Royer & Family
Tom Runkle
Eugenna Salter
Clate Schillings
David & Marge Schirm
Dakota Schrenkle
Casey Scott & Family
Mildred Searfoss
Alice Shultzenberger
Debra Lee Smeltzer Sinkus
Audrey Smith
Katie Smith
Annie Stevens
Donna Stickley
Jolene Stonebraker
Jim Summey
Wilma Yarger
Wayne Yeager
Ron Yost
Family of Esther Rudy Taylor
Don Thompson
Mary Tier & Family
Family of Bob Wagner
Christina Walter’s Father
Colton White
Emily Whitehead
Nick Witherite
If you would like to add or remove a name from our prayer list, please contact the church office.
Secretary: Bobbi Crow Office Phone: 814-364-1701
Email: [email protected] Church Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 – 12:30
Grace United Methodist Church
Pastor Mark Messner
127 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Post Office Box 292, Centre Hall, PA 16828
814-364-1701 [email protected] www.centrehall.com/gumc
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Thank you for worshipping with us at Grace! We hope to see you again soon! Please tear off and place in offering plate.
Comments, Prayer Requests:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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Please check the box if you would like numbered envelopes & are not already receiving them.
Please check the box if you would like information.
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I would like Offering Envelopes.
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Information on baptism
Information on church membership
Helping Grace Church as needed
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NEWSLETTER PREFERENCE:
EMAIL_____________________________________________
POSTAL MAIL
GUMC HAS A NEW EMAIL!
Our church email has changed to [email protected]; the
old email, [email protected], is no longer our email.
Please note this change when contacting the office by email.
GRACE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Our mission is to live and share the love of Jesus Christ.
It’s great to see you today!
Worship Services Sundays at 8:15 am and 10:40 am
Sunday School 9:30 am
Grace Cakes free pancakes available for all every Sunday downstairs after early service
Contemporary Worship Service Second Sunday of the month late service
Date
Time
Jan. 11
7:00pm
Jan. 13
7:00pm
Jan. 14
6:00pm
Jan. 14
7:30pm
Jan. 18
7:00pm
Jan. 19
7:00pm
Jan. 20
12:30 to 4:00pm
Jan. 21
6:00pm
Jan. 21
7:30pm
Jan. 24
4:30 to 7:00pm
Jan. 25
7:00pm
Jan. 28
6:00pm
Jan. 28
7:30pm
Grace Church in you INBOX!
Sign up to receive GUMC info via email! Go to our
website at http://www.centrehall.com/gumc and
click on the “Sign up for Grace Notes
E-Newsletter” link in the white box. You can receive
our church newsletter Grace Notes, join the prayer
chain, and/or sign up to receive a copy of the weekly
church bulletin via email.
Attendance 1/4: 1st Service: 41
2nd Service: 95
Total: 136
NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, if the Penns
Valley Area School District closes, all church events are closed
as well, with the exception of Sunday Services which will take
place as scheduled. Sunshine and Grace choir members will be
notified if practice is cancelled.
Youth Group Meeting
Leadership Team Meeting in Library
Sunshine Choir practice in the sanctuary
Grace Choir practice in the sanctuary
Youth Group Meeting
Centre Hall Council of Churches Meeting in Library
Food Pantry Distribution Day in Ash Hall at GUMC
Sunshine Choir practice in the sanctuary
Grace Choir practice in the sanctuary
Haiti Mission Trip Fundraising Dinner in Ash Hall
Youth Group Meeting
Sunshine Choir practice in the sanctuary
Grace Choir practice in the sanctuary
If you worship at GUMC and would like to borrow tables & chairs,
please contact the church office at 364-1701 to sign them out. Thank you.
Beginning March 1st a new contemporary service will be added on Sunday evenings.
More information and details will be provided in the coming weeks.
HAM DINNER – January 24TH Ash Hall, 4:30 – 7:00 pm
The Haiti Mission Team will be holding a Ham Dinner to raise funds for the projects we will be
involved in during our trip February 7-14, 2015. Tickets will be available after each worship
service and at the church office during business hours. Take outs will be available too. Please
contact Carolyn Foust 364-2468 if you are able to assist with food preparation, serving, or
clean up. There will be sign-up sheets in the hallways to volunteer or to provide some of the
food items for the dinner. Please make this church-wide mission trip a huge success. Mark
your calendars for a fun night out. Good food for a good cause.
Pastor Mark will be out of the office on the following dates: January 12, 13 and
14, and 19 – 23. He is required to be on campus on these dates. However, he
can still be reached by phone and/or email.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Central PA World Hunger Association – Meat Canning will take place February 9-12, 2015 at
the East Derry Fire Company; it is located at 1800 Glenwood Ave., 2.2 miles N. on route 522 from
the 322 & 522 interchange in Lewistown, PA. Bob Booz will coordinate transportation for those
interested in assisting in the meat cutting on Monday, February 9, 2015. We will plan to leave the
church at 7:30 AM and return at noon. A sign-up sheet is in the hallway.
Did you know that you can give your offering online?
Grace Church has added the option for you to make your donations
safely online. Go to our website, http://www.centrehall.com/gumc,
click the Secure Online Giving button to set up your account.
Questions, contact Tim Shuey at [email protected]
50’s
40’s
70’s & up
30’s
20’s
60’s
under 20
If 1st or 2nd time guest, how did you hear about GUMC?____________________________________________
Please tear off & place in the offering plate. (For example: Valley Vine, CDT, Facebook, website or person.)
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Help for Haiti
Please help with fundraising efforts for our February mission trip to Haiti. Our goal is to
raise $10,500.00. Money will be used for building projects for the people of Haiti. None of
the money will be used for travel expenses for our 21 member team.
The Grace UMC “Peanut Butter Egg” fund has already donated $3,500.00. That money
could fund a village project for three weeks, but we still have $7,000.00 to earn for two more
projects.
Checks may be made payable to GUMC with “Haiti Fund” on the memo line. Cash may
be placed in the coin collection kettle at the front of the church or given to the children when
they collect each Sunday. Thank you, in advance, for your help!
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GRACE CAKE PREPARERS NEEDED!
The Cellar Dwellers class is looking for people willing to
prepare Grace Cakes. Supplies are in the kitchen.
Preparers will need to be at the church by 9 AM and
should be finished by 9:45 AM. A sign-up sheet is in
the hallway outside of the sanctuary. Thank You!
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Grace Church has a prayer chain for immediate
prayer needs that cannot wait until Sunday.
Calls with requests should go to Jane Taylor at
364-1857 or 777-1099. You can also contact the church office at
364-1701. You will also be asked if the name should be published
on the prayer list in the bulletin. If you would like to add your
name as a member of the prayer chain, please contact Jane
Taylor at 364-1857, 777-1099 or the church office. Thank you.
Your Age Group
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The GUMC Youth Group will be going on a mission trip to Black Water, West
Virginia in late July to early August. This is open to youth ages 13 to 18. The youth
will be working with the Blackwaters State Park on some projects, as well as a local
church to host a VBS and other minor building projects. Please contact Pastor
Mark or Adam Jepson for more details. Additional information will be provided in
the coming weeks.
Address:_____________________________________________________________________
City/Town:____________________________________________State______Zip__________
Best Contact Phone:(______)______________________________
Occupation:__________________________________________________________________
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Safe Sanctuary volunteers for the Sunday evening youth meetings
are needed. The meetings begin at 7:00pm and end around 8:30pm. Please sign up on the
clipboard in the hallway. Please provide a light snack. Thank you.
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Name:______________________________________________________________________
Email (please print neatly):_____________________________________________________
I am a: 1st Time Guest 2nd Time Guest Regular Attendee Member
Year End Giving Statements are now available. Please call the office to have yours mailed
out or to arrange for stopping by and picking it up.
Team TJ is participating in the New York RIDE TO VICTORY, (a
150 mile bike race to raise money for immunotherapy cancer research)
June 6-7, 2015. We have 5 riders participating and raising funds for
theCancer Research Institute, and are offering these t-shirt sales to help
us meet our fundraising goal of $12,500. The navy blue and white
design features TEAM TJ in the center, with the inspirational quote:
When the world says, “give up,” HOPE whispers, “try one more
time.” on the front of the t-shirt. On the back, the number 59 is
highlighted - the number of tumors that TJ has beaten to date – along
with Support ASPS Research and the www.cureasps.org website
address – this is the specific cancer that TJ and his family are fighting.
We have two t-shirt styles to choose from in youth and adult sizes.
Please pick up an order form on the table outside of the sanctuary,
in the church office, or call Kathy Coursen at 364-2144 for more
information.
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE INFORMATION ON THE BACK OF THE GRACE CONNECTION CARD!
Copies of Grace Notes are also on the table in the hallway outside of the sanctuary. They are also
in alphabetical order by the last name. Please pick your copy up today! Extra copies are available
on the tables in the sanctuary for anyone who is not on the mailing list.
Team TJ - RIDE TO VICTORY - T-shirt Orders
1/11/15
Offering Envelopes for 2015 are now available! Please pick yours up today on the table in the
hallway outside of the sanctuary. They are in alphabetical order by the last name. If you would
like offering envelopes, please contact the secretary at 364-1701 or [email protected]