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									Please sign the attendance pad as it is passed to you. If you have a prayer request, please fill out a prayer
card located in the pew rack.                                                                                                                                                                   United Methodist Church
                                                                                                                                                                                              501 Church Street, Gibsonville, North Carolina 27249
Enjoy a cup of coffee or a juice box in our Welcome Center located on the ground level at the North entrance of the building. We also                                                 –
invite you to pick up information about the various ministries at Gibsonville United Methodist Church.
               Welcoming the Children at Gibsonville United Methodist Church                                                                                                                              MISSION STATEMENT
NURSERIES: For children 0-3 years old, we offer nurseries for both Sunday School and Worship. The Infant Nursery cares for                                                              Gibsonville United Methodist Church exists to WELCOME
children ages 0-18 months of age and the Toddler Nursery 18 months – 3 years. Both nurseries are located behind the Sanctuary on
the 1st Floor.                                                                                                                                                                          people to faith in Jesus Christ, EQUIP us with a faith that
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Begins at 9:45 AM and all children (age 3 through 5th grade) gather in Room 210. The children then divide                                                                helps us grow as disciples, and SEND us into the world to
into three age groups for their lesson, 3-5 year olds – Room 211, 1st & 2nd grades - Room 209, 3rd – 5th grades –Room 210.                                                              serve and to make a difference for Jesus’ sake.
KID’S OWN WORSHIP (Children’s Church): A Worship enrichment program is offered for children ages 4 through 2nd grade.
After the Children’s Time, children are invited to leave the Sanctuary with their leaders for a time of fun and learning. Children may
then be picked up immediately after worship in Room 210.                                                                                                                          November 20, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                              Last Sunday after Pentecost
                          Opportunities this week for Worship, Study, and Service
           Sunday                Monday        Tuesday     Wednesday         Thursday        Friday      Saturday             Sunday
          11/20/11               11/21/11      11/22/11     11/23/11         11/24/11       11/25/11     11/26/11            11/27/11
           8:45 AM                                                                                                    st
                                                                                                                     1 Sunday in Advent
    United Methodist Men’s       Visitation:    7 PM           No           Thanksgiving                 12 Noon
                                                                                                                          9:45 AM
           Breakfast             Waynick/      Alive in     Handbell            Day                      Youth to
                                                                                                                     Children – Breakfast
                                                                                                                                            Welcome                                                                         Dr. Angela Marlowe
          9:45 AM
                                 Whitesell      Christ
                                                                            Office Closed
                                                                                                         Operation   with Mary & Joseph       This is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Let us be greatly thankful for all of God’s blessings.
        Sunday School             7 PM                     No Chancel                                    Christmas
                                                                                                                             9:45 AM          This is the house of the Lord, and we are joining in worship as his children.
        11AM Worship             Boy/Cub                     Choir                                        Child
                                                                                                                           Sunday School
                                  Scouts                    Rehearsal
   3 PM Youth Thanksgiving                                                                                                                  Prelude                                 Rejoice, The Lord is King
           Baskets                7 PM                                                                                     11AM Worship
                                 Circle #3
      4 PM Daisy Scouts                                                                                                4 PM Children
                                                                                                                      Christmas Musical
                                                                                                                                            Light of Christ Leads Us Into Worship                                                            Acolytes
6 PM Community Thanksgiving
          Service                                                                                                         Rehearsal
 7 PM Decorate Sanctuary for                                                                                                                *Call to Worship                                                              Rev. Jonathan Marlowe
          Advent                                                                                                             No Youth
                                                                                                                                              Leader:       Come to worship Jesus Christ, Alpha and Omega, the one who is, who was, and is to
    Worship Assistants for November 20, 2011                                Worship Assistants for November 27, 2011                                        come.
Acolytes: Holt & Kiley Sears                                            Acolytes: Lillie Cline & Evan Hiatt                                   People:       We come to worship the one who rules justly.
Altar Guild: Susan Kinney & Pat Pyrtle                                  Altar Flowers: Advent Altar
Audio Operator: Susan McNeill                                           Altar Guild: Susan Kinney & Pat Pyrtle
                                                                                                                                              Leader:       Come to worship Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, the
      Assistant: Terry McNeill                                          Audio Operator: Ken Rickard                                                         ruler of the kings of the earth!
Kid’s Own Worship: Karen Teague Clark                                         Assistant: Jeff Younger                                         People:       Bread of Heaven, God with us!
Counters (Offering) Green Team – Don Blalock, David Teague,             Kid’s Own Worship: Ken & Donna Rickard
      Tim Wood                                                          Counters (Offering) Green Team – Don Blalock, David Teague,
                                                                                                                                              Leader:       Good Shepherd, True Vine!
Greeters: Claude & Denise Little                                              Tim Wood                                                        People:       Eternal Word, Great I AM.
Liturgical Color of the Day: Green                                      Greeters: Claude & Denise Little                                      Leader:       Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace!
Nursery (Infant): Paula Lewis                                           Liturgical Color of the Day: Purple                                   All:          We come to worship Jesus Christ, King of kings and Lord of lords! To him be
Nursery (Toddler): Breanna Lewis & Emileigh Barfield                    Nursery (Infant): Michelle Barringer
Usher (Head): Buzz Griggs                                               Nursery (Toddler): Fred Barringer & Kelly Young (church only)                       glory and dominion forever and ever! Amen.
                                                                        Usher (Head): Buzz Griggs
                                                         Ministers: All Our Members                                                         *Hymn                           Come, Ye Thankful People, Come                                           #694
                                   Pastor: Rev. Jonathan Marlowe –
                                     Pastor: Dr. Angela Marlowe –
                                 Administrative Assistant: Edith Younger –
                                                            Duke Intern: Scott Himel
                                                        Organist/Pianist: Susan Pyles
                                                            Custodian: Kibble Davis
*Affirmation of Faith                  The Apostles’ Creed                                 #881                                      PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE
  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,                 Children’s Time                                                                  Rev. Jonathan Marlowe
  suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from              Children ages 4 through 2nd grades are invited to follow the leaders to Kid’s Own Worship.
  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        Anthem                                           O Praise the Lord                             Larson
  Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
  resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.                                         Scripture Reading                               Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 & Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV)
                                                                                                    Leader: This is the Word of God for the people of God.
*The Gloria Patri                                                                          #71      People: Thanks be to God.
   Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost as it was in the beginning is
   now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.                                            Sermon                                     The Sheep of God’s Kingdom                Mr. Scott Himel
*Passing of the Peace                 We Gather Together                                     #131
   We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant, and pray that thou still our defender wilt be.                                                      SENDING FORTH
   Let thy congregation escape tribulation; thy name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!
                                                                                                    Reception of New Members                         Doug and Bobbie Frazier                          #38
                            OFFERING OURSELVES TO GOD
                                                                                                    * Hymn                                    Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us                       #381
Invitation to Prayer                                                      Rev. Jonathan Marlowe
Leader: The peace of the Lord be with you.                                                          *Benediction
People: And also with you.
                                                                                                    *The Light of Christ Leads Us into the World                                                 Acolytes
Pastoral Prayer
                                                                                                    *Congregational Response               Give Thanks
Lord’s Prayer                                                                                         Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy One; Give thanks because He’s
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on            given Jesus Christ, His Son. Give thanks with a grateful heart; Give thanks to the Holy
earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we      One; Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son. And now let the weak say, “I
forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.     am strong;” Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the Lord has done for us. And
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.                                now let the weak say, “I am strong;” Let the poor say, “I am rich,” because of what the
                                                                                                      Lord has done for us. Give thanks!
The Giving of our Tithes and Offerings
                                                                                                    *Postlude                                    Hail to the Lord’s Anointed
Offertory                         The Battle Hymn of Republic
                                                                                                    *Please stand in praise of God if you are able
*Doxology                                                                                     #94
  Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia!
  Alleluia! Praise God, the source of all our gifts! Praise Jesus Christ, whose power up-lifts!     The altar arrangement is given to the glory of God in memory of Peggie Ray, and in honor of Pat Lewis
  Praise, the Spirit, Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!                                    by Howard Ray.

                                                                                                    Join Gibsonville UMC, Faith Walk UMC and Mt. Pleasant UMC for a Community Thanksgiving
                                                                                                    Service to be held today at 6:00 pm.
                                                                                                                 Remember In Prayer               Requested By:                                 Prayer Request
Youth – Meet at the church at 3:00pm today to deliver Thanksgiving baskets to our shut-in’s. Bring money         Linda Clapp                      Juanita Wicker, Kim & Tommy                   Healing from eye problems
for dinner and we will go out to eat as a group.                                                                                                  Norwood
                                                                                                                 Arthur Fogleman                  Juanita Wicker , Kim Norwood                  Healing and peace
Circle #3 – Circle #3 will meet Monday, November 21 at 7:00pm in the church parlor with Flonnie Moize            Keith Gaedtke                    Friends                                       Healing for cancerous tumor in
serving as hostess. Circle #3 meets on the 3rd Monday of every month. For more information concerning                                                                                           esophagus
this group, contact Faye Cheek (449-7990) or Carolyn Shelton (449-6836).                                         Kim Jefferson                    Flonnie Moize                                 Receiving chemo treatments
                                                                                                                 Boyd & Betsy Greeson             Friends                                       Healing and peace
Operation Christmas Child - Saturday, November 26 – The youth will be working at the national                    Phil Kinney                      Frank & Donna Eaton                           Healing
Operation Christmas Child packing center in Charlotte. We will leave the church at noon, work from 3:00 -        Diane Villanova                  Frank & Donna Eaton                           Throat and tongue cancer
7:00pm and then return to the church. Youth must be 13 years old and older to participate. Any youth or
                                                                                                                 Linda Williams                   Jeff & Edith Younger                          Prayers for good test results
adult who would like to attend must contact Mandy Uberig (449-7438) by today.
                                                                                                                 Will Zimmerman & Family          Friends                                       Healing, peace and comfort
Children – Breakfast with Mary & Joseph next Sunday, November 27 at 9:45 AM – Come and eat
breakfast together with your church friends as we begin the Advent season. We will have our picture taken
with our own Mary and Joseph, make an Advent wreath to take home and “kick off” this wonderful season.          Long Term Prayer Needs
                                                                                                                Pam Fagan, Tootie Burke, Danna Story Fravel, Bill Fryar, Boyd Greeson, Janis Hawk, Margie Hopkins, Jerry
Wellness Program – Exercise Classes - Join us for fun, fitness and fellowship! Classes will be held Monday      Hough, Elizabeth McFarland, Beverly McLeod, Katherine Schipp, Jane Trim, Juanita Wicker, Sarah Wise, Will
through Friday, (with the exception of the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month) from 9:00am – 10:00am in the      Zimmerman and Family
fellowship hall. First class will begin November 2. For more information contact Susan Teague at 314-0871
or 446-0145.                                                                                                    Extended Care Facilities
                                                                                                                Mary Ellen Boyles, Beatrice Jadlocki, Harue Overman, Hugh Townsend
                              Starting Next Sunday!
                                                                                                                Military Personnel
             Advent Study: The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem                                           Cameron Barfield, Jeremy Cobb, James Dahl, Josh Fogleman, Jimmy Hawks, Jerry Moize, Jr., Rick Moor, Tommy
During the four Sundays in Advent, (November 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18), there will be a special         Pollard, Jonathan Small, Evan Strickland, Jr., Aaron Traywick, Chuck Walker, Jim Washington
Advent study offered during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 AM). We will be using Adam Hamilton’s
book, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. (Buying and reading this book is optional). This study                                                 Our Stewardship November 13, 2011
will take place in the fellowship hall and will be led by our Duke Student intern, Scott Himel. Each adult                                                        Sunday School Attendance: 65
Sunday School class is invited to participate in this four-week study. If you do not regularly go to a Sunday                                                    Worship Service Attendance: 170
                                                                                                                                                        Offering Received for Operating Budget: $8,720.00
School class, this would be a wonderful opportunity to take part in a short-term study. There is also a short                                             Offering Received for Building Fund: $4,445.00
devotional book based on these lessons that you may purchase and read each day during Advent.                                                     Weekly Offering Needed for 2011 Operating Budget: $6,008.98
                                                                                                                                                 Weekly Offering Needed for Building Mortgage Payment: $1,643.10

                          The Community Children’s Christmas Party
  It’s time for one of GUMC’s most special mission events—The Community Children’s Christmas Party!                                  The United Methodist Women Christmas Dinner
    We will invite children and their families to this year’s Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 21.                           Monday, December 5 at 6:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
 The children will be identified through Gibsonville Elementary School’s Empty Stocking Program. They           This year we are planning a special Christmas Dinner for all of the women of the church. We are
 will be welcomed into the church and treated to dinner, the Christmas story, entertainment and of course, a    encouraging you to invite your mother, daughter(s), or even grand-daughters to this dinner. It will be
 visit from Santa!                                                                                              catered by Chef Eddie Brown. The menu is layered salad, pork loin with apricot glaze over stuffing with
    You’re invited to join this mission by making financial donations that will be used to buy the gifts and    pears, broccoli casserole, mashed Yukon potatoes, carrot cake and chocolate chess pie. The musical
 food. Financial gifts may be dropped in the offering plate during worship or mailed to the church office,      group, Highway 61, will be providing the entertainment for the evening. For this year’s mission we will
 P.O. Box 82, Gibsonville, NC 27249. Please make your check payable to Gibsonville UMC and mark for             again bring canned goods to support Loaves & Fishes. Monetary donations will also be accepted. This
 Community Christmas Party. We thank you in advance for sharing! For additional information, please             should be such a special night to help get you in the Christmas spirit. Tickets for this evening are only
 call Susan Kinney at 447-4225 or                                                     $10.00/ person. Kim Norwood will have the tickets after the Sunday morning service. Buy your tickets
                                                                                                                and mark your calendars for a wonderful evening of fellowship.

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