"Nov 22 Bulletin"
Maple Grove United Methodist Church 7 West Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43214 Phone: (614) 262-1163 Fax: (614) 262-1374 Email: email@example.com Website: www.MapleGroveUMC.org CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT MAPLE GROVE: TODAY 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship November 22 9:45 a.m. Sunday School LAST SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST Sunday, November 22, 2009 12:00 p.m. Young Adult Lunch (meet in Library) 2:00 p.m. Hanging of the Greens THE TIME OF GATHERING 5:30-7:00 p.m. Youth Group 8:00 p.m. AA (Fellowship Hall) As we gather, you are invited to review the announcements, fill out a prayer request card and register your presence on a Ministry of Friendship pad. When the Prelude begins, you MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Free Store are invited to prepare yourself for worship by pausing for a few moments of prayer. November 23 Noon Bulletin Announcement Deadline 7:00 p.m. A Course in Miracles (Parlor) THE PRELUDE Almighty, King Eternal Arr. Marilynn Ham (Medley) TUESDAY 9:00 a.m. Maple Leaf Assembly (Parlor) November 24 1:00 p.m. Quilters (Room 4) WE WELCOME THE LIGHT OF CHRIST (11:00 a.m.) Owen Rutter 5:30 p.m. Pricilla Circle Thanksgiving Prep (Kitchen) 7:00 p.m. PWPS (Room 8) 8:00 p.m. AA (Fellowship Hall) THE INTROIT (11:00 a.m.) This is the Day the Lord Hath Made Isaac Watts/Lucius Chapin WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall Set-up *THE CALL TO WORSHIP Wayne Williams/Patti Rottenbiller November 25 Canned Goods to CRC Leader: Rejoice, the Lord is King! THURSDAY 10:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Prep (Fellowship Hall) People: Our Lord and King! November 26 12:00 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Dinner (F H) Leader: Let us give thanks and sing, Office Closed People: of triumph evermore. Leader: Let us lift up our hearts and voices; People: and rejoice for the sound of the trumpet of God.1 *THE OPENING HYMN Hail to the Lord’s Anointed No. 203 FRIDAY Office and Building Closed *THE OPENING PRAYER November 27 Great Shepherd of Humanity, teach us anew to care for one another, to SATURDAY be just and merciful, to probe the spiritual depths for that connection November 28 which is eternal. May the faithful witness of Jesus Christ draw us into communion with you and unite us in your services. Speak now; we are The Maple Grove Staff ready to hear. Amen.2 Rev. William E. Croy, Jr., Senior Pastor; Rev. Jeff Allen, Associate Pastor; Cathy Davis, Every Member in Ministry and Congregational Care; Brenda Buchy, Children’s Ministries; Kim Workman, Grace Kids; Rhonda Cline, Nursery/Cherubs; Response The Gloria Patri No. 70 Greg White, Organist; Len Bussard, Chancel Choir; Ann Hicks, Wesley Handbells; Amy Garver, Children’s Music; SueAnn McColley, Office Administrator; Mark Totten, Financial Secretary; Skip Keeling/Pat Workman, Custodians. THE MINISTRY MOMENTS *All who are able are invited to stand. Joys and Concerns 1. The United Methodist Hymnal (Nashville: The United Methodist Publishing House, 1989), Prayers of the People Paraphrase of Rejoice, the Lord Is King, no. 715. Leader: Lord, in your mercy People: Hear our prayer. 2. Lavon Bayler, Whispers of God (New York: The Pilgrim Press, 1987), p. 145. The Lord’s Prayer No. 895 Hearing Amplifiers, Large Type Bulletins & Hymnals are Available Ask an usher for assistance. THE RITUAL OF HOLY BAPTISM (8:30 a.m.) Personal Prayer Time – The Chapel is open for personal prayer time from 8 until 10:45 a.m. Clayton Morgan Bentley – born November 24, 2008 Parents: Beth & Matthew Bentley Refreshments are served in the lobby after each service by members of the Hospitality Ministry Response Pledge #2, No. 44 Team. While we are attempting to make this a nut-free event, families & individuals should still use Hymn of Response Child of Blessing, Child of Promise vss. 1 & 3, No. 611 care when consuming items from the table. Greeters: 8:30 a.m. Ann Leighty, Debby Jados, Frank Pierson, & Chuck Essex THE CHILDREN’S MOMENTS (11:00 a.m.) This Little Light of Mine ~ Traditional 11:00 a.m. Janet Arbogast, Evangeline Vickers, Kitty & Mary Mizelle Children’s Choir [Children 3 to 5 years may now leave for Grace Kids (rm 127) & children 6 years thru 5th grade in the Chapel.] Music Leadership: 8:30 a.m. Doug Morgan, Bob Skinner 11:00 a.m. Doug Morgan, Bob Skinner, Chalice Taylor, and THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS The Chancel Choir Invitation Offertory Rejoice! I Found the Lost Arr. Wayne L. Wold Sunday Secretary: Mary Agnew & Pat Uhrick *Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving Now Thank We All Our God vs. 1, No. 102 Recently Hospitalized: Betty Lipsky, Ralph Beale, Ellie Cox, & Toni Rausch *THE HYMN OF PREPARATION We Gather Together vss. 1 & 3, No. 131 The flowers on the altar are given in memory of Mildred Carvin by Joe Carvin. *THE GOSPEL READING Matthew 6:25-33 Attendance Last Sunday, November 15: 331 Leader: The word of God for the people of God. We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation People: Thanks be to God. If you have not returned your completed commitment card, please do so as soon as possible. THE MESSAGE A Theology of Prosperity or Plenty? Rev. Bill Croy Additional cards can be found in the pews, the church office or you can complete it online at www.maplegroveumc.org/2010Commitment. THE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP To support our outreach efforts of the Thanksgiving Meal and Bethlehem on Broad Street *THE CLOSING HYMN (8:30 a.m.) Come, Ye Thankful People, Come No. 694 Ministry, please use the Love Offering envelope in the pews for your donations. THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC (11:00 a.m.) Raise the Song of Harvest Home Mary McDonald Hanging of the Greens TODAY - November 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome to come & help! Upon direction, the congregation will rise and join in singing Hymn # 694, Sunday Hospitality – A sign-up sheet for the remainder of the year is in the lobby this morning. "Come Ye Thankful People, Come" Your support of this important ministry is needed. THE BENEDICTION Please be seated until the Postlude has ended. The 2010 Flower Calendar sign-up sheets are also in the lobby this morning. You may sponsor altar flowers either in honor or in memory of someone. The cost of each bouquet is $30. Please THE BENEDICTION RESPONSE (11:00 a.m.) Old Gaelic Prayer William Whitaker note Altar Flowers 2010 on the memo line of your check. If you are interested in helping pick up flowers from Krogers on Saturday afternoon or Sunday before church, please contact the church THE POSTLUDE Now Thank We All Our God Arr. David N. Johnson office. Look for more details on this ministry in the December Maple Leaf. Let us now pass the peace of Christ to those who have worshipped with us. Fair Trade Coffees, Teas & Chocolates are available for purchase today in the lobby. Holiday orders are being taken until November 29 for pickup on December 13. Also, pick up materials to learn more about the importance of Fair Trade and The United Methodist Church’s involvement. Don’t forget to buy your Gift Cards for Christmas. The Scrip Ministry will take orders through Join Maple Grove United Methodist Church Sunday, December 6. This is the last day to guarantee delivery for Christmas. Pick-up an order Children’s Ministries form in the lobby or go to our website and print an order form. Return the completed form to the church office no later than 12 p.m. on December 6, along with your check payable to Maple Grove. for the 2009 If you have any questions, please contact Pat Uhrick, 505-6709 or Janet Thode, 436-1760. Priscilla Circle will meet in the kitchen on Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. to prepare the Thanksgiving salad and dressing. Family Advent Fair Come join us for the Community Thanksgiving Meal, served in Fellowship Hall on Thursday at 12:00 noon. Sign-up sheets are available in the lobby to indicate donations of food and help, or to be a guest. You may help defray the cost of this community service by writing a check to Maple Saturday, December 5th Grove UMC marked “Thanksgiving Meal”. If you have questions, contact Dan McDowell at 268- 0480 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NNEMAP Grooming Kits – Just a reminder that we are requesting donations of shampoo and in Fellowship Hall deodorant to fill the grooming kits. Please return your donation by November 29. Collection boxes are located in the lobby. Thank you for your continued support. The Maple Grove UMW will host our 5th Annual Cookie Walk on Saturday, December 5, from 10:30 Crafts 10:00 a.m. until supplies last or 12:30 p.m., whichever occurs first. The Cookie Walk is open to everyone. If you wish to donate cookies to our efforts, they must be homemade and dropped off at 12:00 Storytelling the church between 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, December 4. All proceeds benefit UMW Missions. This year we will be accepting pre-sale orders. The order forms are available in the church office, lobby 12:15 Pizza & Cookie Decorating and bulletin. Pre-sale order forms should be turned in to the church office by December 3. If you place a pre-sale order, you may pick it up on Saturday during the Cookie Walk or on Sunday, 12:45 Music December 6, in the church lobby. Gentlemen of Maple Grove! The ladies of the Women’s Breakfast Group invite you to join them 1:15 A December Wish for a Christmas breakfast, Saturday, December 5 at 9 a.m. in the parlor. All are welcome to come! Mitten Tree Ministry – During December & January, we will be collecting hats, gloves, mittens, Sign ups are located outside of children’s and earmuffs for the New Life Clothing Room, the Free Store, and the Clintonville Community worship chapel. Resource Center. Items are needed for all ages. Donations may be dropped off at the chest of Deadline for sign up is drawers in the church lobby or by making a cash donation to Maple Grove UMC and note Mitten Tree on the memo line. November 29 There are just a few Entertainment Books remaining – supplies are limited! Books are $20 each Questions? Contact Brenda Buchy and can be picked up in the church office. Proceeds support next summer’s youth mission trip. at 263-1163 or email@example.com Free Store Christmas Shop Carols for Advent & This year’s Christmas Shop will be held on Saturday, December 19. This party gives Free Store families an opportunity to select free of charge new toys and Christmas clothing to provide a joyful Christmas for their children. The event will be held at the Community Development for All People Ministry Center located at The Children’s Choir (11 a.m. ONLY) Parsons and Whittier. The Wesley Handbell Choir (11 a.m. ONLY) The Chancel Choir Maple Grove can support this ministry by donating new toys and clothing for The Brass & Percussion Ensemble birth to 13 years old. Cash contributions are also welcome. th Families are invited to bring their gifts to the altar during worship on: Sunday, December 13 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Services November 29 & December 6 & 13