Children on Sundays Calendar of Events March 8, 2015 9:45 and 11

Children on Sundays
Children are always welcome at the RUMC Church Services, OR at any of these:
Children’s Sunday School is at 9:45. Brochures are in all the lobbies.
The Nursery is for children 6 weeks through 2 years old. The nurseries are located
down the hall from the Welcome Center.
The Children's Mission Focus for March is toilet paper.
Children’s Ministries
March 15 – MISSION TRIP for 1st & 2nd graders (12:00-3:00 PM) to Oak Mountain
Missions to deliver & stock mission items collected in Jan & Feb. Lunch provided. Only 2
spaces left! Email Susan St. John to register.
April 4 – Easter Faith Walk & Egg Hunt – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to be station/craft
leaders, serve snacks, set up, assist in the egg hunt, etc. Please email Susan St. John
to volunteer
April 4 – Easter Faith Walk & Egg Hunt from 10:00-12:30 – NOW OPEN, ONLINE
REGISTRATION! Egg Hunt requires one dozen candy-filled plastic eggs per child to be
delivered to the church office by Friday, March 27 th. Candy should be individually
wrapped. No chocolate or peanut products, please.
June 22-26 – MARVELOUS MISSION WEEK! Back by popular demand! Open to
children who have completed 3rd-5th grades. Daily schedule from 9:00-3:00 PM, with
aftercare until 5:00 PM. Registration coming soon!
Youth Ministries -
Sunday Night Middle and High School Youth Activities, begin with snack supper
($3.00) at 5:30 in the Fellowship hall.
Youth Weekly Schedule:
 Wednesday Night Activities: RUSH Unwind, 6-8 PM.
 Middle School Mid-week 6-7 PM.
 Boy’s and Girl’s Bible Study 7-8 PM.
Scouting Ministry:
 Boy Scouts - Randy Batten: [email protected]; 988-0746.
 Girl Scouts - Cynthia Stafford: [email protected]; 410-4715.
Adult Ministries
 The Young Adult Sunday School Class is doing a 6-week seriesHe Said, She Said at 9:45 in Room 230. Rev. Mark Wadley leads.
 Singles (SIM) now meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in Riverchase Room B.
 Divorce Care: Wednesdays at 6:00 PM in E103.
 Career Assistance Ministry: Contact Mike Coffey, [email protected]
 Community Grief Support: For information, call 870-8667.
 Beginning Experience: A ministry for those who are divorced or separated. For
information, call 969-8509 or
 Open Prayer Meeting: Sundays at 4:00 PM in the Prayer Room, S214.
 24-Hour Prayer Line: 1-800-251-2468; the Upper Room Prayer Center.
 Volunteers needed at The Stream at Baumhower’s Wings in Patton Creek at 9:45
AM. [email protected] Find us at and
Twitter @thestreambww.
Adult Sunday School information available
in the brochure racks in all Lobby areas.
Calendar of Events
S=Sanctuary; FH=Fellowship Hall; FR=Fireside Room; RR=Riverchase Room
C=Children’s Wing; E=Education Building; SC=Student Center
Sunday 3/8
7:00 AM
Prayer Meeting-S
8:45 AM
Adult Sunday School
9:45 AM
Sunday School
Getting To Know RUMC-Rm 214
11:00 AM
R’chase Contemporary Worship-Gym
Hispanic Worship-Upper Room
4:00 PM
Prayer Team-S214
Hebrews-Rm 28
4:30 PM
Youth Choir-SL 40
5:30 PM
Knowing God’s Covenant-Rm 29
Covenant-Rm 26
6:00 PM
Disciple 1-Rm 27
Monday 3/9
8:30 AM
Pilates-Rm 37
10:00 AM
Agape Circle-RR
6:00 PM
Spiritual Warfare-Rm 28
Men’s Basketball League-Gym
6:30 PM
Tuesday 3/10
8:30 AM
9:00 AM
Mom’s Study-Rm 29
12 Ordinary Men-Rm 18
10:30 AM
Lunch Bunch Games-RRB
12:00 PM
Lunch Bunch
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
Singles Impact-RRB
7:00 PM
Chancel Ringers
Wednesday 3/11
9:00 AM
Disciple 4-E104
9:15 AM
The Story-FR
Wednesday 3/11Cont)
4:45 PM
Wednesday Night Dinner-FH
5:00 PM
Youth Handbells
6:00 PM
Cherub Choir-C130A
God’s Kids Choir-Rm 37
Joyful Noise Choir-Rm 40
Faith Kids-C131/C139
Blasting Zone-C130b
M S Midweek-SC
RUSH Unwind-SC
Disciple 1,2-Rm 27, 29
Jesus in the Gospels-Rm 28
Getting to Know the Word of God-RRC
Legacy Journey-RRA
Divorce Recovery-E-103
Let’s All Be Brave -Rm 10
The Family of Jesus (Women)-Rm 11
I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That-S210
Celebration Ringers
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
Faith Kids-C131
JAM Boys/GirlsC132-C135
M S Bible Study Boys/Girls-SC
Sanctuary Choir
Thursday 3/12
9:15 AM
Women’s Bible Study-E104
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
Friday 3/13
9:00 AM
Scrapbooking-Rm 27
Saturday 3/14
7:15 AM
Pancake Breakfast-Gym
8:30 AM
Great Day of Service
10:30 AM
OA-Rm 32
6:30 PM
Riverchase United Methodist Church
1953 Old Hwy. 31 ~ Birmingham, Alabama 35244
(205) 987-4030 ~ Web Site
Sharing the Joy of Christ!
March 8, 2015
9:45 and 11:00 AM
The church staff and congregation would like to offer our deepest sympathy to
John and Paula Webster and Simon and Lara Brewer and family on the death of
John’s mother, Lara’s grandmother, Adell McCullar;
and to Pat and Debbie Patterson and family on the death of Pat’s mother, Lois Patterson;
and to Larry and Barbara Sanders on the death of Larry’s sister, Audrey Carothers.
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Email: Unless otherwise noted, all emails are (First Name)
Dr. Jim Savage
Senior Pastor
Rev. John Ray
Executive Pastor
Altar Flowers
The flowers on the altar are in honor of our life together,
given by Scott Montgomery and Ruth Howald;
and in memory of Ward Parsons, given by Dot Parsons and Lindsay and Lee McKee.
Dr. Tyler Christiansen
Rev. Mark Wadley
Stewardship Report
Mission & Ministry Budget 2015
Budget Needed Weekly
Budget Receipts (March 1)
Long Term Debt
Total Worship (March 1)
Remember RUMC in your will.
Dr. Jeff Reynolds
Minister of Music
Kathy Wallace, Pianist
Walt Rogers, Organist
Susan St. John
Children’s Minister
[email protected]
Cheryl Beckham
Nursery Director
Nancy Harper
Discipleship Minister
Seth Moon
Scott Barnes
Michelle Smith
Youth Ministry
Rev. Wesley Savage
Minister of Young Adults
Patti Copeland
Director of Adult Ministries
Rev. Buzz Barrett
Minister of Generosity
Darla Morrison
Singles Ministries
Natalie Moon
Worship Arts
Rev. Bob O’Neil
Recreation Ministry
Susan Phillips
Minister of Finance
Cindy Buchanan
Administrative Assistant
Leslie Deloach
Day School Director
[email protected]
RUMC Counseling
Stephanie Fedor-Joseph
[email protected]
A Service for the Worship of God (9:45 & 11:00)
Lord, Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace
Receiving of Our Tithes, Offerings, and Attendance
Welcome! Please fill in the Friendship Pad so we can record your
attendance OR reach out to you if you are visiting. Thank you for silencing
your phones.
Something for Thee
Arr. Martin
*Doxology (Hymnal 95)
Praise the Lord
Third Sunday of Lent
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Riverchase Chancel Ringers
Acolytes: 9:45 Ella Matthews
11:00 Clara Parker and Dylan Lunsford
Scripture Lesson 9:45 (Pew Bible 25)
Matthew 23:11-15
Scripture Lesson 11:00 (Pew Bible 97)
John 6:8-9
This is the Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God!
*Prayer of St. Francis
Leader: Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace. Where there is
hatred, let me sow love;
People: where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
Sermon 9:45
Laws With No Heart
Series #EPICfail
Dr. Jim Savage
Study Scriptures: Mt. 22:34-39; & 23:1-39; Mk. 12:38-40; Lk. 20:45-47
Sermon 11:00
Just One
Series #EPICfail
Rev. Mark Wadley
Leader: where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.
This Week
Welcome New Members: Brandon, Katie, Brice, and Cooper Thompson; Andy and
Linda Smith; and Robbie and Nicole Sommerville.
Today, March 8: Getting to Know RUMC, bring your questions and come to the
Prayer Chapel at 9:45.
March 9, Agape Circle: Lowell Vann presents Chalk Art in RRB at 10 AM.
Lunch Bunch: March 10, 10:30 games, 12:00 lunch, 12:30 Special Guest, our own
Dr. Jim Savage. Call the church office to register for lunch and plan to come.
Prayer Service from 5-5:15 PM in the Sanctuary each Wednesday during Lent.
Great Day of Service March 14: Come for Pancake Breakfast with the Boy Scouts
at 7:15 then stay to work.
Boy Scout Troop 367 is having a Pine Straw fundraiser at Great Day of Service
March 14. Or to place orders call 660-0579, email [email protected], or order
at the church office. Delivery to local area available.
Sunday, March 15: James Ryle will speak to combined Adult Sunday School
classes in the Riverchase Room at 9:45 and preach at the 11:00 AM Traditional
Service. His topic is “Released from the Prison My Father Built.”
March 15: UMM meets at 7:15 AM. Cindy Bowman from Hand in Paw Animal
Assisted Therapy will present the program.
Coming Soon!
March 10, SIM (Singles) will have a Biblical Dinner provided by Gordon Paul., at
6:30 PM in The Riverchase Room.
Solo Handbell Concert by Ruth Howald, Monday, March 16, 9:45 in Riverchase
Room B, rescheduled from February. Friendship Circle welcomes everyone!
March 17, Needle and Thread meets from 10-12 in Room E104. We are making
more crochet baby dolls for Lucy’s orphans in Kenya. Supplies and easy instructions
March 17, Night Readers, 6 PM in Rm 18. Please read Wish You Well by David
Baldacci (rescheduled from February), and bring a sack supper.
March 19, Circle of Love, 6 PM, Rm 27. Nancy Harper will report on the 2014 trips
to England, Greece, and Turkey.
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
People: O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be
consoled as to console;
(Those wishing more information on church membership are asked
to call Dr. Jim Savage, Senior Pastor, 397-3013)
Leader: to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love;
*Hymn 431
for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we
are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
*Hymn of Praise 89
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
A Lenten Meditation
The Cross
Hymn of Joy
arr. Phillips
Wireless earphones and large print hymnals and pew Bibles are available from the
ushers. Please ask an usher for assistance, if needed.
*Greeting of Friends and Guests
Children’s Moment and Children’s Church (11:00)
May the cross of Christ guide us these forty days of Lent that we
might be better servants for the Kingdom of God, following the
example of Jesus who journeyed to Jerusalem’s cross for us. Amen.
Let There Be Peace on Earth
Debbie Ward
arr. Nicholson
Morning Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer (in unison)
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom
come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day
our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory
forever. Amen.
Holy Thursday - April 2 at 7:00 PM — A Service of Holy Communion
Good Friday - April 3 at 7:00 PM — A traditional service with our Chamber Choir.
Traditional Holy Saturday Easter Service - April 4, 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
This will be identical to our Easter Sunday Services, Children’s Church will meet.
Easter Sunday - April 5
Traditional Services at 8:45, 9:45, and 11:00 - Identical Services
Riverchase Contemporary Service is at 11:00 AM in The Well.
No Adult Sunday School Classes on Easter; Children & Youth Classes will meet.
Study Classes and Wednesday Dinner
Wednesday Dinner, Menu: Stir-fry chicken, rice, salad, roll, and desserts. Adults $6 /
children $3.50. Sign-up on the Friendship Pad or call the church office by noon Monday!
For salad bar, mark “S” on the pad.
Look for these classes on Wednesdays at 6:00 PM:
Getting to Know the Word of God in Riverchase C; Divorce Recovery in E103;
The Family of Jesus (women) in Room 11; Let’s All Be Brave (women) in Room 10;
I Wish Jesus Hadn’t Said That in S210.
Sundays: Knowing God’s Covenant, with Ray Miller at 5:30 PM in Room 29.
Hebrews with Mark Wadley from 4-6 PM in Room 28.
Mondays: Spiritual Warfare: From 6-8 PM with Rev. Mark Wadley in Room 28.
Tuesdays: 12 Ordinary Men—At 9:30 AM with Rev. Buzz Barrett in Room 18.
Tuesday Morning Moms—Chase. Heather Monsma leads at 10 AM in Room 29.
Childcare available.
Thursdays: Women’s Bible Study - Acts with Debbie Lammons at 9:15 in E104.
Mission Needs and Opportunities
Jamaica Mission Trip planned for July 18-25, 2015. Please contact John Ray or
Wesley Savage, if interested.
Haiti Mission sign-up by Mar. 31 for Oct. 3-10 trip. See Mark Wadley.
UMW Mission Focus: Urban Ministry needs bottled water, whole grain crackers
(individual packs), and tuna pouches. Mark “UMW” and place in mission bins.
Mission Moment
The RUMC Great Day of Service is a hands on mission opportunity for the entire
family. Adults and children of all ages will be able to serve in various capacities such
as spreading pine straw, painting, organizing, cleaning, and completing other projects
that have been identified as needs in our church. Join us this Saturday!