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 firstname.lastname@example.org – www.gibsonvilleumc.org
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
Breakfast Waynick/ Alive in Handbell Day Youth to
Children – Breakfast
Welcome Dr. Angela Marlowe
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
3 PM Youth Thanksgiving Prelude Rejoice, The Lord is King
Baskets 7 PM 11AM Worship
4 PM Daisy Scouts 4 PM Children
Light of Christ Leads Us Into Worship Acolytes
6 PM Community Thanksgiving
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 – email@example.com
Pastor: Dr. Angela Marlowe – firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative Assistant: Edith Younger – email@example.com
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
*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
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.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $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.