Jonah 3:10, 4:1—2, 6—11
10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened.
Jonah 4:1—2, 6—11
But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. 2 He prayed to the LORD, "O LORD, is this not what I said when I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.
6 Then the LORD God provided a vine and made it grow up over Jonah to give shade for his head to ease his discomfort, and Jonah was very happy about the vine. 7 But at dawn the next day God provided a worm, which chewed the vine so that it withered. 8 When the sun rose, God provided a scorching east wind, and the sun blazed on Jonah's head so that he grew faint. He wanted to die, and said, "It would be better for me to die than to live." 9
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But God said to Jonah, "Do you have a right to be angry about the vine?" "I do," he said. "I am angry enough to die."
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But the LORD said, "You have been concerned about this vine, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 But Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?"
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Sharonville United Methodist Church 3751 Creek Road Sharonville, Ohio 45241 513-563-0117
May 6, 2007
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8:15 Spirited Traditional
Welcome and Announcements Prelude and Bringing of the Light Choral Prelude ● Hymn “Bell Symphony” “Surely the Presence of the Lord” “And Are We Yet Alive”
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Welcome Song “God is Good” “Lifesong” “Cry of My Heart”
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Praise Team Praise Team
Chancel Bells Chancel Choir #553
Opening Praises Passing the Friendship Pads
Time of Greeting and Passing the Friendship Pads
Please sign and pass the red pads down your row; after all have signed, pass them back to the aisle taking time to note who is worshiping with you today.
Please sign and pass the red pads down your row; after all have signed pass them back to the aisle, taking time to note who is worshiping with you today.
Baptism for David Joseph Wojciechowski
Son of Paul and Devin Wojciechowski
Pastor Jim Stauffer
Children from 3 to 3rd grade are invited to Children’s Church following the Children’s Message. You may pick up your children following service in the lower level of our Education Wing.
Prayer Time & the Lord’s Prayer Offertory Scripture Message Communion Closing Song “I Will Run to You” “Developing Disciples” “Our Father” Praise Team Jonah 3:10, 4:1—2, 6—11 Pastor Jim Stauffer Praise Team
Prayer Time and the Lord’s Prayer Receiving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings Offertory ● Doxology ● Hymn ● Scripture 8:15 Marlene Cole Message Communion ● Hymn “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus” “Developing Disciples” “Nothing But the Blood”
#95 #362 Jonah 3:10, 4:1—2, 6—11 11:00 Jim Lautenslager Pastor Jim Stauffer #514
Special prayer time is available after service to the right of the stage for those with special prayer requests or those desiring prayer in a small group setting. In Service With You Ushers: 8:15 9:30 11:00 Greeters: 8:15 9:30 11:00 Acolytes: 8:15 Dave Bostrom, Paul Kennell, Ken Koch, Al Ledbetter, Keith Mealy, Dave Rossman, John Reed—Head Usher Chuck Bell, John Horn, Bob Roberts, Bob Rohrbaugh—Head Usher Lacy Jones, Sam Mullins, Walter Hartman, Frank Gandy—Head Usher Dick and Mona Maidment The Stryker Family, Sally O’Neil Jim and Margaret Lautenslager Josh Browne, Megan Grender
● Benediction, Dismissal and Postlude ● indicates to please stand, if able All are welcome to come to the altar for a personal time with our Lord to lay down any burdens or perhaps for a time of praise and thanksgiving. Please indicate to the pastor if you desire him to pray with you.
The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God… ...by Dave and Debbie Morris in honor of David Joseph’s christening.
Diabetes Support Group
May 17 ● 7:00 p.m. ● Room 209 May 6 May 7 John Bryan Jacob Vanover May 8 Joseph Fisher Steve Fisher May 9 Andrew Baur Gary Coburn Nancy Schutte Joyce Shafer May 10 Mike Beckner Kyle Cleavinger Ann Melzer May 11 Willian Carr Sherry Fisher May 12 Michael Coakley Megan Grender Kay Ledbetter Abigail Myers Kristine Ritchie May 13 Angela Fisher Todd Kuramoto Join us to hear Dr. Kristin Titko discuss foot care for diabetics. Dr. Titko is a graduate of Ohio State University, The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine with Podiatric Surgical Residency in Florida Hospital. In addition to operating her private practice, Dr. Titko is very active in professional organizations and activities to promote the prevention of foot problems for diabetics. Among many other responsibilities, she is Director of the Dept. of Podiatry for Good Sam Hospital and also the team podiatrist for the Cincinnati Reds.
Wednesday, May 9 5:30—7:00 p.m. ● 3 per adult
8:00 a.m. Sat, May 12 through 8:00 a.m. Sun, May 13 in the Prayer Room. Sign up on the poster in the Narthex. Questions? Call Chris Fishel (520-9246) or Joan Osborne (247-0905).
Saturday, May 12 ● 9:00 a.m.
Join us for great food and fellowship! A child’s meal of hot dogs, mac & cheese and applesauce will be available for $2. We welcome all who can attend! Sign up in the pew pads.
The Houston Inn ● Thursday, May 24 ● 12:30 p.m. All seniors are invited and encouraged to join the Serendipity Seniors for lunch as we enjoy good food and great fellowship at the Houston Inn. We will meet in the church parking lot (lower level, if needed) and leave to carpool to lunch at 12:00 noon. Questions? Call Bill Tulloss (563-1344).
All are invited and encouraged to enjoy fellowship and lend a hand doing tasks that help keep our church beautiful. Sign up in the pew pads.
Saturday, May 12 ● 9:00 a.m. All current ushers and anyone wishing to serve as an usher should attend this important meeting. Our last MOPS meeting this season will be held on Thursday, May 17, from 9:30—11:30 a.m. Shelly Robinson will speak to our group on the topic of “Boundaries”. Fresh, hot coffee, juice and morning snacks will be provided for our MOPS moms as we enjoy always-lively discussion time, and our MOPPETS (child care) team will provide snacks as well as a safe play environment for the kids. We will resume MOPS meetings in September. Watch for details! Questions? Call Andrea Prather (697-1583).
Saturday Night Adult Gathering
Saturday, May 26 ● 6:30 p.m. Join us as we hear a special presentation by Mark Ott and Juli Nimitz about their travels to historic Biblical sites. Sign ups will be available at the Ministry Link Board.
Mary Martha Circle
Tuesday, May 8 ● 6:00 p.m. Max & Erma’s at Union Centre Blvd.
We would like to thank everyone for the love shown to us at this very difficult time. We are so blessed to be part of such a wonderful church family. —Melody, Mike & Mark Beckner
Kevin VanFleet and Ali Fightmaster extend an open invitation to their church family to their wedding celebration Saturday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. at SUMC.
Save the Date...Cooking 101
Thursday, May 31 More details coming soon!
Sun, May 6
May 6, 2007
Sunday School Choose the 9:30 or 11:00 class, both in the Youth Lounge. And in the evening… 5:00—7:00 p.m. Small Groups Wed, May 9 Sun, May 13 7:00—8:00 p.m. Youth Meeting, Youth Lounge. Sunday School Choose the 9:30 or 11:00 class, both in the Youth Lounge. And in the evening… No Youth Group due to Mother’s Day.
We’re roundin’ up Ranch Hands… We’re corrallin’ Supplies… The donation “line” is set up at the VBS Display table. Ya’ll check it out today! Choirs continue through May 20… May 13 May 20 Rainbow Bells & Halos Jr. Chimes & Jr. Joys Be sure to invite friends & neighbors to
Family Fun Night
This Friday, May 11 6:00—8:30 p.m. Games, Crafts & Snacks. Get into the VBS spirit with some rip-roaring Western style fun too! Free fun for everyone! Be sure to be here at 7:45 p.m. for our Featured Entertainer: David Cain, Juggler for Jesus Children’s Ministry Leaders Meeting Sunday, May 20 12:15 p.m. Program: “The Year in Review’
Beginning May 27, all children should be picked up from their Sunday School classrooms at 9:40.
Is Children’s Ministry your next step in Christ? Prayerfully consider leading a 9:30 Summer Sunday School class. See Teresa Roberts for details.
All high school juniors and seniors are invited to join Chris and Pastor Jim for lunch out. We’ll meet in the Narthex at noon and will return by 2:00 p.m.
Juniors and seniors…Lunch with the Pastor!
Kids for Christ
AN AWESOME FELLOWSHIP GROUP FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES 4—6 **************************
Last meeting until Fall Sunday, May 20 12:15—3:00 p.m. BEACH DAY!
A small group experience allows you to go deeper in your study of what it means to be a Christian while you build relationships with your peers. Small groups are available for boys, junior high girls, and senior high girls.
Small Groups, 5:00—7:00 p.m.
Joys and Concerns
Please pray for comfort, healing and other concerns for the following church family, friends and relatives this week (on-going requests will appear in the monthly newsletter):
Calendar for the Week of May 6—May 13, 2007
Date Sunday May 6
Monday May 7 Tuesday May 8
Time 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
6:20 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:40 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Event Junior/Senior Youth Lunch Youth Small Groups Disciple I
Men’s Softball Hope Circle Chancel Bells Mom’s Bible Study Women’s Bible Study Staff Meeting Mary Martha Circle Men’s Emmaus Trustees Committee SPRC Singles Volleyball Bulletin Deadline Rebekah Circle Fellowship Dinner New Testament Church Junior Chimes Rainbow Bells Intercession Prayer Group Circle of Friends Promise Keepers Mom’s Bible Study Spirit Sisters Wednesday Worship Youth Group Chancel Choir MOPS Steering Committee Praise Team Family Fun Night 24-Hour Prayer Vigil Trustees Workday Ushers Meeting New Testament Church Tending His Flock Returns
Location Offsite Youth Lounge 205
School Road Field #15 209 Sanctuary 205 209 Library Max & Erma’s Union Ctr Quiet Room Library 209 Fellowship Hall 209 Fellowship Hall 205 Choir Room Praise Band Room Prayer Room Education Wing Quiet Room 207 Library 209 Youth Lounge Choir Room Youth Lounge Praise Band Room Fellowship Hall Prayer Room Various Sanctuary 207 / 209
Jack Acus Julie Barkhurst, John and Norma Reed’s granddaughter’s friend Claudia Chambers, Barb Begley’s friend Christine Clarke The Dumont Family, the Tichelaar Family’s friends Pat Eisenmann Ellen, Med and Marlene Brokaw’s daughter Linda Gaugh Mike Hernandez and his mother, Gertrude and brother, Don
Brooklyn Kress and her baby, the Bowling Family’s friends Christiana Lehman, daughter of Pastor Rick’s seminary colleague Lisa Maqsud, Dina Maqsud’s sister John and Norma Reed Nathan Seibel, David Cleavinger’s nephew Bill Tulloss Rev. Mary Ellen Walters and Ada Wasson, missing persons from Otterbein Lebanon
Wednesday May 9
The sympathy of the congregation is lovingly extended to… ...Mark Kuntz at the loss of his uncle. Please keep our members in nursing and retirement homes in your prayers. Ernie & Doris Bergan—Maple Knoll Katherine Hoffmann—Mason Christian Bonnie Ehlers—Middletown Pavilion Lyn Michaels—Beechwood Lloyd Ernsting—Univ Living (Michigan) Artie Rodgers—Alterra Sterling House Bill Forman—Chesterwood Village Bob Weil/Nancy Brooks—Lighthouse Pt Donna Harmon—Maple Knoll Melvia Wieder—Kenwood Terrace
Thursday May 10 Friday May 11 Saturday May 12
Our email and telephone prayer chains contain more detailed information on the requests listed above. If you would like to join the email distribution list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To join the telephone prayer chain, please call Mabel Brandenburg (563-0176). In order to ensure accuracy, we ask that all prayer requests or praises originate in the church office (5630117). When submitting your prayer request, please advise whether this is an ongoing prayer request that should remain in the monthly newsletter until further notice or if prayer is solicited for current week only.
Sunday May 13
Last Week’s Attendance 8:15 108 9:30 137 11:00 144 TOTAL 389
Financial Data Thru April 2007 Budgeted $247,800 Received $233,200