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					                                                                                                                                        10:45 Traditional Service
                                 Trinity United Methodist Church                                                                
                                           Sunday, April 18, 2010                                                   Prélude & Introït                                                                           Chancel Choir

                                                                                   Welcome & Call to Worship                                                                 Dr. Frank Fowler
                                                                                                                * Hymn                               “When Morning Gilds the Skies”                                         185
                                       9:15 Contemporary Service
                                                                                                                * Passing of the Peace          Please greet those near you in Christian fellowship.               Ginny Thorp
      Gathering Music                              “Song of Hope”                       Youth Praise Band
                                                                                                                * Four Fold Alleluia
      Words of Welcome & Opening Prayer                                                     Dr. Frank Fowler
                                                                                                                    Anthem                                                                                      Chancel Choir
    * Praise Songs                                “Mighty to Save”                            Screen / Insert
                                                                                                                    Children’s Time
                                                 “God of This City”
                                                                                                                       Children from age four to grade two are invited to come to the altar for a moment with the pastor and
                                                “A New Hallelujah”                                                     then recess to Creative Activities, where they will stay until the service is over. Parents may pick their
                                                                                                                       children up downstairs after worship.
      Fellowship Time                       Please greet those near you.
                                                                                                                    Reception of New Members                                                                              Insert
      Scripture Reading                            Genesis 37:1-36                 Linda Gonia, Kim Police
                                                                                                                    Our Time of Prayer
      Sermon Series                             “Journeys with Joseph”                                              Scripture Reading                              Genesis 37:1-36                                        Insert
      Sermon                                        „The Dreamer‟                                                   Sermon Series                              “Journeys with Joseph”
      A Time of Prayer                                                                                              Sermon                                          „The Dreamer‟

      Fellowship Sheets & Announcements                                                                         * Hymn                                     “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian”                                 402
                                                                                                                                                (You are invited to the altar for prayer during the hymn.)
      Morning Offering & Special Music                  “All in All”                    Youth Praise Band           Fellowship Sheets & Community Concerns
                                                                                                                          (Please pass the sheets across the pew and sign them, passing them back when through.)
    * Praise Song                          “You Are My King (Amazing Love)”                   Screen / Insert
                                                                                                                    Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
      Benediction                                                                                                       Offertory Music
                                                                                                                      * Doxology and Prayer of Dedication
      Postlude                                      “Song of Hope”
                                                                                                                * Hymn                                             “Hymn of Praise”                                         707
                                                                                                                     (Ushers will collect fellowship sheets at this time)

    * Please stand if you are able.                                                                             * Benediction
                                                                                                                * Here I Am Lord                                                                                 (Refrain) 593
      If you would like the words for the music, please pick up the blue copy at the entrance tables.
                                                                                                                * Postlude
                           Join us next Sunday as we continue our new sermon series,                                   
                                              “Journeys with Joseph”
               April 25   Tripping Over a Potiphar             Genesis 39:1-23                                  *    Please stand if you are able
                May 2     Following God’s Detour               Genesis 41:41-45
                                                                                                                     The altar flowers are given by Joan Wulf in loving memory of her daughter Anna Wulf and by
                May 9     The Ultimate Family Reunion          Genesis 42 – 45 (Selected)
                                                                                                                     Joyce, John Mark & Kate Meyer in celebration of their membership. The rosebud on the altar
               May 16     Better Not Bitter                    Genesis 47 – 50 (Selected)
                                                                                                                     is in celebration of the birth of Samantha Elizabeth Kirk, daughter of Kristel & Joe Kirk and
               A reminder that sermons can be heard on our website at                         granddaughter of Lois & Frank Spender. If you would like to donate flowers for Sunday
                                                                                                                     worship please contact Sandy Miko-Philhower at 973-448-7674.
                                                                                                                     We welcome Director of Children’s Ministry, Ginny Thorp as our liturgist at 10:45 worship.
                                       PRAYER CONCERNS
Ruth Frost (798 Willow Grove St #286, Town), Laura Silva (272 Cherry Tree Bend #B, Port
Murray), Carolyn BaRoss (126 Pleasant Grove Rd, Long Valley), Elmer Almodovar (139
Deerfield Dr, Town), Caroline Sokoloski (175 College View Dr, Town), Ellen Parisi (15 Dalton
Rd, Town), Nancy Yosh (54 Ridge Rd, Town), Kristi BaRoss (126 Pleasant Gove Rd, Long Valley),
Lisa Czyzewski (8 Flocktown Rd, Long Valley), David Turrisi-Chung (79 Sandpiper, Town), Grant
Cummings (Son of Paul & Amanda Cummings), Mary Goralewicz (Mother of Anne Dempsey),
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Sarah Halman (Sister of Sue Bernard), Bea McGurrin (Great Aunt of Scott & Rachel Savorkinas),                                                                                        213 Main Street
Alice DeVenezia (Mother-in-law of Barbara DeVenezia), Dorothy Blake (Cousin of Charlie Koch),
Janette Foca (Daughter of Linda Santoro), David Cockrell (Father of Robin Hubbard), Rose
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Campagna (Aunt of Frank Campagna), Floyd Crawn Sr. (Stepfather of Sharon Harding), Bethany                                                                                            908 852-3020
Bristow (Niece of Pat & Joe Bristow), Dawn Bernard (Daughter-in-law of Bob Bernard), Marilyn Spier                                                                        
(Mother-in-law of Mary Spier), Sophia Geary (Daughter of Karen & Bob Scannelli), Jayson Earl                                                                                
(Nephew of Pattie Huff), Amelia Ramos (Grandmother of Sara Silva), Dave Mulraney (Father of
Carolyn Nicholas), John Beck (Husband of Rosemary Beck), Peg LaFontaine, Ed Strassle, Lucy                           Trinity Church is a fellowship seeking to
Haytaian, Anne Cudney, Lorraine Leming, Rosemarie Malanga, Melinda & family, Virginia                                share the love and word of Jesus Christ
Muscara, Jenny, Marion, Deb & Rick Heine, Martia Pedersen, Jane Betz, Matthew Bell, Pastor
Ronald LeFranc, Arlene, Mary Wassamer, Melissa Dressell, Jake Vail, Matthew Bell, Rita, the                                           with all.
Family of Monica Laskowich, Michelle Campalonga, Pastor Walter, Paul Atkinson, Lorraine Rein,
Ellen Woranski, Johnnie Lange, John Parello, Debbie B., Jahette, Steve Teke, Victor Bozzuffi,
Sheri & Jack Ahern, June Hartley, Stacy Duffau.                                                                    Welcome to our service of worship, in which we celebrate God’s everlasting love and goodness.
                                                                                                                   Because of this love we gather in joy and hope. Our worship proclaims God’s good news,
Our sympathies go to Bob & Tammy Trinneer on the death of Bob’s father, Robert L. Trinneer, Sr.                    revealed in Jesus Christ. All that we do here seeks to announce that good news – or “gospel”.
Prayer concerns will be published in the bulletin for 3 weeks, after which you may re-submit a blue prayer         It is the gospel of abundant life, with all its possibilities, when lived with God. Our service today,
card, if you wish. A Meditation Room is available for private prayer all morning, next to the Pastor’s Study in    then, however solemn and exuberant, simple or elaborate, is based on God’s love for us and our
the Rotunda.                                                                                                       love for one another. May that love touch your life today.
                     THOSE SERVING GOD WITH US TODAY                                                                               INFORMATION TO ASSIST IN YOUR WORSHIP EXPERIENCE
                       9:15 WORSHIP                  10:45 WORSHIP
Leading Worship:
                                                                                                                          You may wish to take your infants or toddlers to our downstairs nursery, which is
                       Dr. Frank Fowler                            Dr. Frank Fowler, Ginny Thorp
Scripture Reader:      Linda Gonia, Kim Police                                                                             nurturing and well supervised. Parents may use a silent beeper during worship so as to
Head Usher:            Joe Thomas                                  Carol Munro                                             be notified if your child needs you. The nursery is downstairs off the main side foyer.
Ushers:                Sharon Roff, Jackie & Bob Gebhart, Ann      Ivy Meyer, Nancy Soleau, Laureen & Phil                A restroom is available at the rear of the sanctuary.
                       & Keith Scotland, Irene Wahl, Robin         Timbrell, Karyl Darker, Jerry Berkowitz, Mark
                       Florentine                                  Holland, Bill Blaine
                                                                                                                          Please turn off all electronic devices during worship.
Greeters:              Kim Edleston & daughters                    Ruth Frost, Edna Barrier, Marlene Phillips             Large print bulletins are available, as well as children’s bulletins.
Visitor's Table:                                                   Kay Tillson, Dottie Stearns                            Hearing assistance devices are available at the 10:45 service.
Nursery:               Lisa Higgins                                Meredith Feci
Organist:                                                          Gerald D’Albis                                         Sermons may be found on-line at
Video:                 Sam Pérez                                   Sam Pérez                                                                 ASK AN USHER ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE.
Audio:                 CJ Police                                   Bob Bernard
Flower Delivery:       Tracy Lazorchak                             Tracy Lazorchak
                                                                                                                    OUR PASTORAL TEAM
                       OUR STEWARDSHIP OF ATTENDANCE
                              Last week in worship – 683                                                                                                         Pastor
                    (8:15 – 28; 9:15 – 282; 10:45 – 221; SNW – 152)                                                                                         Frank L. Fowler III
                            One year ago in worship – 1571                                                            Associate Pastor                                                    Youth & Children’s Pastor
                     (8:15 – 48; 9:15 – 784; 10:45 – 642; SNW – 97)                                                   Eunice Vega-Pérez                                                       Donald R. Gebhard
                           Last week in Church School – 182                                                                                           Congregational Care Pastor
                   Last year in Church School – No Classes - Easter                                                                                       Joseph McCarthy
                                                                                                     Reader 1      When Reuben heard this, he tried to rescue him from their hands. "Let's not
                                                                                                                take his life," he said. "Don't shed any blood. Throw him into this cistern here
                                 Bible Text for Today                                                           in the desert, but don't lay a hand on him."
Joseph's Dreams                                                                                      Reader 2   Reuben said this to rescue him from them and take him back to his father.        So when
           1                                                                               2                    Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the richly ornamented
Reader 1     Jacob lived in the land where his father had stayed, the land of Canaan. This                                              24
           is the account of Jacob.                                                                             robe he was wearing- and they took him and threw him into the cistern.
Reader 2   Joseph, a young man of seventeen, was tending the flocks with his brothers, the sons      Reader 1   Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it.            As they sat down to eat
           of Bilhah and the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives, and he brought their father a bad              their meal, they looked up and saw a caravan of Ishmaelites coming from Gilead.
           report about them.      Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons,                     Their camels were loaded with spices, balm and myrrh, and they were on their
           because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made a richly ornamented                      way to take them down to Egypt.
           robe for him.                                                                             Reader 2      Judah said to his brothers, "What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his
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Reader 1     When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they                      blood? Come, let's sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all,
                                                                     5                                          he is our brother, our own flesh and blood." His brothers agreed.
           hated him and could not speak a kind word to him. Joseph had a dream, and                            28
           when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more.                             Reader 1      So when the Midianite merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out
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Reader 2     He said to them, "Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out                 of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who
           in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves                       took him to Egypt.
           gathered around mine and bowed down to it."                                               Reader 2      When Reuben returned to the cistern and saw that Joseph was not there, he tore his
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Reader 1     His brothers said to him, "Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually                       clothes.     He went back to his brothers and said, "The boy isn't there! Where can I
           rule us?" And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he                           turn now?"
           had said                                                                                  Reader 1      Then they got Joseph's robe, slaughtered a goat and dipped the robe in the
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Reader 2   . Then he had another dream, and he told it to his brothers. "Listen," he said, "I had               blood.       They took the ornamented robe back to their father and said, "We
           another dream, and this time the sun and moon and eleven stars were bowing down to                   found this. Examine it to see whether it is your son's robe."
           me."                                                                                      Reader 2      He recognized it and said, "It is my son's robe! Some ferocious animal has devoured
           10                                                                                                   him. Joseph has surely been torn to pieces."         Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on
Reader 1      When he told his father as well as his brothers, his father rebuked him and                       sackcloth and mourned for his son many days.
           said, "What is this dream you had? Will your mother and I and your brothers               Reader 1   35
                                                                                                                    All his sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be
           actually come and bow down to the ground before you?"          His brothers were                     comforted. "No," he said, "in mourning will I go down to the grave to my son."
           jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind.                                   Reader 2   So his father wept for him.
                                                                                                                                                    Meanwhile, the Midianites sold Joseph in Egypt to
Joseph Sold by His Brothers                                                                                     Potiphar, one of Pharaoh's officials, the captain of the guard.
Reader 2
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              Now his brothers had gone to graze their father's flocks near Shechem, and Israel                                                           Genesis 37:1-36 (New International Version)
           said to Joseph, "As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem.             
Reader 1
           Come, I am going to send you to them."
           "Very well," he replied.
                                       So he said to him, "Go and see if all is well with your                                             Sermon Notes
           brothers and with the flocks, and bring word back to me." Then he sent him off
           from the Valley of Hebron.
Reader 2   When Joseph arrived at Shechem, a man found him wandering around in the fields
           and asked him, "What are you looking for?"
Reader 1       He replied, "I'm looking for my brothers. Can you tell me where they are
           grazing their flocks?"
Reader 2      "They have moved on from here," the man answered. "I heard them say, 'Let's go to
Reader 1   "So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan. But they saw
           him in the distance, and before he reached them, they plotted to kill him.
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Reader 2      "Here comes that dreamer!" they said to each other. "Come now, let's kill him and
           throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him.
           Then we'll see what comes of his dreams."