Worship Bulletin - First United Methodist Church of Richardson

. . . is Directed by
Scripture and Prayer
2 Kings 22:11-13, Jeremiah 36: 1-3, 20-24
March 15, 2015
Please silence cell phones as we prepare our hearts for worship.
8:45
*indicates the people standing
Prelude
Alleluja, Exultate W.A. Mozart
Matt Haskell, tuba; Mary Lightfoot, piano
Greeting
Dr. Clayton Oliphint
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn 127
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Time of Prayer
Rev. Debra Hobbs Mason
The Lord’s Prayer
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.
Offering Our Gifts to God
(Remember the Extra Dollar) Offertory Music
I Won’t Let Go Mark A. Miller
The Journey Youth Choir; Caitlin Wells, director
Lisa Anderson, piano; Emma Dadres, solo
All my life, all this guilt, all this grief and shame,
All this night I won’t let go until I know your name.
I won’t let go, until you bless me Lord, I won’t let go.
Till you reveal what you would have me do,
My Lord, my God, I won’t let go of you.
All this night, all my strength called on in this place,
I confess, now will you bless, let me see your face.
Turn around, have you found, God is always here,
Every day, every hour, you must persevere,
Turn around, turn around, God is saying:
I won’t let go! You are my child, I won’t let go.
You are my own and I have shown, you are my child,
I won’t let go of you.
Children’s Time
Sermon
Cheryl Bishop
My Journey With Jesus is Directed by Scripture and Prayer
2 Kings 22: 11-13, Jeremiah 36: 1-3, 20-24
Rev. Rich Rindfuss
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 598
Dr. Oliphint
O Word of God Incarnate tune: aurelia
(stanzas 1 & 3)
Reception of New Members
Sending Forth
*Congregational Benediction
Dr. Oliphint
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
Stanza 1
I want Jesus to walk with me. I want Jesus to walk with me.
All along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
Postlude
March 15, 2015
Please silence cell phones as we prepare our hearts for worship.
9:45 11:00
*indicates the people standing
Prelude
Alleluja, Exultate W.A. Mozart
Matt Haskell, tuba; Mary Lightfoot, piano
Greeting
Dr. Clayton Oliphint
This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
*Hymn 127
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
*Affirmation of Faith 883
Rev. Joy Anderson
We are not alone, we live in God’s world.
We believe in God:
who has created and is creating,
who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh,
to reconcile and make new,
who works in us and others by the Spirit.
We trust in God.
We are called to be the church:
to celebrate God’s presence,
to love and serve others,
to seek justice and resist evil,
to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,
our judge and our hope.
In life, in death, in life beyond death,
God is with us.
We are not alone.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
*Glory Be to the Father 70
Baptism
(9:45)
Dr. Oliphint, Rev. Anderson and Rev. Brian Burke
Kate Elizabeth Bolton
daughter of Brian and Kristy Bolton
Gabrielle Ann Burke
daughter of Gary and Diane Burke
(11:00)
Dr. Oliphint and Rev. Anderson
Jack Thomas Edwards
son of Matt and Amber Edwards
Anthony Harris Moulton
son of Brad and Amanda Moulton
Time of Prayer
Rev. Debra Hobbs Mason
The Lord’s Prayer Page 895 United Methodist Hymnal
Offering Our Gifts to God
Offertory Music
(Remember the Extra Dollar)
We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace Spiritual/arr. Benjamin Harlan
Chancel Choir; Michael Lightfoot, director
We shall walk through the valley in peace; for Jesus himself will be our leader.
We shall walk through the valley in peace.
There will be no sorrow there; for Jesus himself will be our leader.
There will be no sorrow there.
We shall meet our loved ones there; for Jesus himself will be our leader.
We shall meet our loved ones there.
We shall meet our Savior there; for Jesus himself will be our leader.
We shall meet our Savior there
Commissioning of Stephen Ministers Dr. Oliphint and Rev. Marilyn Dickson
Pastor: Friends in Christ, you have been trained and approved to serve as Stephen
Ministers at First United Methodist Church Richardson. We are confident that you will
bring comfort to many people in our congregation and community through your
Christ-like presence in their lives. Accordingly, I ask you, “Will you serve as Stephen
Ministers in First United Methodist Church Richardson?”
Stephen Ministers: Yes, with the help of God.
Pastor: Now we ask you as members of First United Methodist Church Richardson to
support the ministry of these persons and to pray for them that they may be effective
servants of Christ.
Congregation: As members of the body of Christ, we offer our prayers and support.
Children’s Time
Sermon
Cheryl Bishop
My Journey With Jesus is Directed by Scripture and Prayer
2 Kings 22: 11-13, Jeremiah 36: 1-3, 20-24
Rev. Rich Rindfuss
Invitation to Christian Discipleship
*Hymn 598
Dr. Oliphint
O Word of God Incarnate tune: aurelia
(stanzas 1 & 3)
Reception of New Members
Sending Forth
Dr. Oliphint
*Congregational Benediction
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
Stanza 1
I want Jesus to walk with me. I want Jesus to walk with me.
All along my pilgrim journey, Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.
Postlude
Please pick up a bookmark containing this week’s Lenten devotional at the exits of the sanctuary
or in the Shawver Welcome Center.
The Lenten/Easter Offering this year will fund the April 19 Stop Hunger Now bagging event, where we
will package over 142,000 meals for poverty level families around the globe. The offering will also go to fund school
tuition and other school expenses for Zimbabwe orphans related to our Zimbabwe congregation.
Please denote Lenten Offering in your check’s memo line or use the special envelopes in the pew backs.
There are two ways offered to become a member of this congregation:
- Fill out the Journey With Us card found in the pew back and bring it forward
to the pastor during the singing of the closing hymn
- Meet Rev. Scroggin in Ogden Fellowship Hall at the close of the 9:45 or 11:00 worship hours
Communion is available in Ogden Fellowship Hall East at 12 (noon)
Pastor Don Hood, minister; assisted by a Stephen Minister
Flowers in the Sanctuary are in memory of Craig Kelly by Pat, Robin, Scott, Madelyn, Chris and Lisa Kelly
Please welcome our new member who joined last week:
Billy Hance
First United Methodist Church
- Richardson -
503 North Central Expressway
Richardson, Texas 75080
972 235 8385
www.fumcr.com
notes to
newcomers
Welcome! For questions, or if you would
like to get to know more about FUMCR,
please contact:
Elizabeth Wilson
Director of Inviting and Involving
972.996.0134
[email protected]
thinking about joining?
March 22
11am
Room 210
A class to explore membership at FUMCR.
RSVP to [email protected]
upcoming opportunities
fumcr.com/events
communications Center
[email protected]
golf cart drivers needed
Can you help one Sunday each month? We need
drivers on Sunday mornings to shuttle people
from the outer parking lots to the front door.
Contact Frank at [email protected]
easter flowers
family life ministry
fumcr.com/familylife
Heather canny
[email protected]
summer sports camps
Basketball, soccer, volleyball and
more. Find the camp for your child
and register today. fumcr.com/kidscamps
co-ed softball
Thursdays starting March 26 Cost $30/person
Richardson City League - 12 player max.
Register fumcr.com/softball
children’s ministry
fumcr.com/children
cheryl bishop
[email protected]
kids’ summer camps
Sports, arts, science and more. Find the camp
for your child and register today.
fumcr.com/kidscamps
easter egg hunt
Purchase an Easter flower to decorate the
sanctuary this year, in honor or in memory of a
loved one. Use envelopes in the pew backs or
purchase online: fumcr.com/flowers
March 28
10am
FUMCR Playground
Hunt for eggs, enjoy bounce houses, games, music
& family photos. Bring a new children’s book to
donate to the Read With Me summer program.
tomatofest
student ministry
March 17
7pm Room 205
Learn how to grow tomatoes. All are welcome.
book review club
March 26 7pm
Ogden Fellowship Hall
Carol Brandon presents a musical program
“I Fall to Pieces: The Music & Life of Patsy Cline”
by Mark Bego. Refreshments served. Cost $4.
groundbreaking
March 29
12:15pm
Ministry Center Site
Join us for a brief ceremony and turning of the
dirt to begin Phase 3 of our building project.
Presided over by Bishop McKee.
The book of discipline &
social principles
Sundays March 22-May 3 12:30pm Room 2B
Gain a better understanding of how the social
principles are a powerful & thoughtful effort to
speak to human issues in the contemporary world.
Led by Rev. Steve Rankin, SMU Chaplain.
outreach ministry
fumcr.com/mission
rev. joy anderson
[email protected]
NETWORK NEEDS: MARCH
Canned meats, chili & beans and boxed dinners
caring ministry
fumcr.com/caring
rev. april johnson bristow
[email protected]
becoming one again
Starting March 17 at FUMCR. Spring sessions also
available at Custer Road UMC or FUMC McKinney.
An 8-week program that provides intentional steps
toward healing and wholeness following divorce.
fumcr.com/becomingone
fumcr.com/youth
tommy houghteling
[email protected]
parent connections
March 22 6:30pm Sanctuary
Instagram. Snapchat.Yik Yak.Vine...
It’s enough to make any parent’s head spin! Sarah
Brooks will help us navigate the ever changing
world of social media.
joys & concerns:
In the Hospital as of Tuesday, March 10:
Evelyn Belvin, Melba Kee, Max Schafer
Those who have lost loved ones:
Janet and Miro Pavelka on the death of Janet’s mother
Ron and Martha Holley on the death of Ron’s mother Avanel Holley
Gingie McDonald on the death of her companion Randy Tomlinson
Tara and Robert McGraw on the death of Tara’s mother;
Robert McGraw II on the death of his grandmother
Sondra and Richard Brown on the death of Sondra’s father;
Jeff and Heather Brown on the death of their grandfather
Those especially needing our prayers:
(Names will be listed for three weeks.)
Dick Nash’s friends, Max Schafer, Greg Lyon’s cousin, David Brooks’ step-mother, Melba Kee, Linda Campbell, Una and Robert
Belcher, Leigh Ann Sutton’s friend, Kristen O’Brien’s friend, Natalie Roberts friend, Alys Richards’ friend, Ross Gilbert’s friend,
Harolyn Ezell’s friends, Laura Davis’ friend, Emily Herrera & family, Frances Long, Daniel Hoag’s friend, Jenny Bernhard’s niece
and nephew, Mandy & Monica Dorman’s sister-in-law and baby, Ron Harrel, David Weaver’s sister, Debbie Sedwick’s friend,
Denise Lindemann’s friend, Ann Austin’s brother, Ralph Cross’ cousin, Tristan Timinskas (Ark House resident), Tom Calvert,
Vam Barrett, Chandler Knox, Truman Baughman’s sister, Cindy Day’s brother, Russ McFadden’s mother, Duane Hirsch, Donna
Usher, Dee Weaver’s brother-in-law, Barbra Wagner, Linda & George Odom’s daughter’s brother-in-law and family, Mary Jane
and Jim White, Tammie Haug’s friend, Jeri Wakefield’s friend, Elaine Adams, Cheryl and Rachel Winnenberg, Janet DuBose,
Curt Lewis, Wes Connally, Gordon Goering, Susan Bynum’s cousin & Mary Esther Bynum’s niece, Charlie Norwood’s sister,
April Bristow’s mother, David Jones’ mother, Rick Eklof, Betty Hays, Gwen Rehder, Debbie Keller, Paul Braziller, Don Porth, Tom
Lowery, Jason Lemons’ father, Linda Kugler
A printed copy of the indefinite prayer list is available on the tables located by the exits of the sanctuary.
Holy
Week
Noon At First
Monday, March 30 Our Journey With Jesus
Dr. John Holbert, Professor of Homiletics Emeritus,
Perkins School of Theology and Author
Dr. Diana Holbert, Retired Ordained Elder of
United Methodist Church, Author, Champion of the Arts
Tuesday, March 31 My Journey to the Garden
Dr. Becky Bruff
Wednesday, April 1 My Journey to the Cross
Panel Discussion:
Dr. Clayton Oliphint, Rev. Rich Rindfuss and Rev. April Bristow
Live Streaming (fumcrlive.com) — 12:15 – 1:00 pm
COST: $7
Lunch reservations required
972.235.8385 or fumcr.com/lent
Sunday, April 12
7:30 pm
The Meyerson Symphony Center
An evening of Traditional Favorites
with guest conductor
Mack Wilberg
Director, Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Presented by the choirs of
First United Methodist Church Dallas
First United Methodist Church Richardson
Highland Park United Methodist Church
and members of the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Tickets sold only through website
fumcr.com/concerts
or by phone 214.871.5000
not available in Shawver Welcome Center