Sacrament of Baptism 25th Sunday after Pentecost November 14, 2010 Congregation Sings: Order of Worship Lēna, Lēna God claims you, 10:00 God helps you, protects you, and loves you, too. We this day do all agree A child of God you’ll always be. (Repeat 1st two lines) GATHERING Joys and Concerns Vale’s Caring Cards are available in the Narthex and Resource Library for Prelude “Andantino” Eugene Gigout (1844-1925) your personal use in supporting the congregation’s joys and concerns. * Greeting from Psalm 145 Prayers Leader: Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; The Lord’s Prayer People: God’s greatness is unsearchable. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Leader: The Lord is gracious and merciful, Thy kingdom come, People: Slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Leader: All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, Give us this day our daily bread. People: And all your faithful shall bless you! And forgive us our trespasses, * Hymn “Be Thou My Vision” No. 451 as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. * Prayer For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. God of unchangeable power, you are our source of blessing, Amen. even in the face of change and uncertainty. In Christ, you give us hope for a new heaven and a new earth. Grant us courage Offering to stand in times of trial, and faith to witness to your Spirit’s Offertory “We Are Surrounded” Joseph M. Martin movement of healing and grace in the world; through Jesus We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, Christ, our Lord. Amen Looking on, encouraging us to do the will of the Lord. The Chancel Choir Presentation of Bibles to 3rd Graders (Children preschool through grade 1 will then leave for Sunday School) * Doxology No. 95 Welcome and Announcements * Prayer of Dedication Stewardship Moment Bette Rutherford Gracious God, we dedicate these offerings to your service as we give thanks and praise for your generosity in our lives. May PROCLAMATION AND RESPONSE these gifts and all our efforts bear witness to your glory in the Scripture Lesson Isaiah 65:17-25 world; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Sermon “When the Walls Come Crashing Down” SENDING FORTH Tracy McNeil Wines * Hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing” (vv. 1,2,4) No. 2212 * Hymn “How Firm a Foundation” No. 529 * Benediction * Postlude “Everlasting Victory” Humphrey Turner *Congregation, please stand as you are able. Welcome to Vale Church! Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, we warmly welcome you to the life of this community of faith. If you are visiting for the first time, please fill out a visitor card located in each pew. May our time together renew us for the journey ahead. THIS WEEK AT VALE Sunday, Nov. 14 2:00 p.m. Daisy Troop meeting 3:00 p.m. Jr./Sr. High Youth Group Cooking Series Monday, Nov. 15 9:30 a.m. Jazzercise 7:30 p.m. Flute Choir 7:30 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 1983 meeting 7:00 p.m. Finance meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16 9:30 a.m. Vale Preschool 5:30 p.m. Yoga 7:30 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday, Nov. 17 9:30 a.m. Jazzercise 9:30 a.m. Vale Preschool 10:30 a.m. Bible Study 5:15 p.m. Daisy Troop 506 meeting 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir Thursday, Nov. 18 9:30 a.m. Vale Preschool 4:30 p.m. Brownie Troop 1458 meeting 7:00 p.m. UM Women meeting VALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Friday, Nov. 19 9:30 a.m. Jazzercise 11528 VALE ROAD OAKTON, VA 22124 9:30 a.m. Vale Preschool WORSHIP 8:30 & 10:00 A.M. 7:00 p.m. Cub Pack 1530 meeting SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES AT 10:00 A.M. Saturday, Nov. 20 8:00 a.m. Vale Fall Clean-Up! Church 703-620-2594 Parsonage 703-758-7939 Pastor cell 703-615-5565 Internet: www.valechurch.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tracy McNeil Wines, Pastor Monica Barricks, Dir. of Youth & Program Ministries Ruth Anne Luckenbaugh, Dir. of Christian Education Elaine Mink, Admin. Assistant Richard Huckaby, Music Director Norm Dietz, 8:30 Music Yvonne Kennedy, Preschool Director Edilman Robles, Custodian Pastors Office Hours available by appointment ANNUAL VALE CHURCH FALL ANNOUNCEMENTS CLEANUP will be held Saturday, November 20th from 8AM to 12PM. This year is a combined cleanup and church mini-social, with WELCOME VISITORS - Please fill out a visitor card located in your pew. At the 10 AM service, children ages preschool through grade 1 are encouraged lunch served by our amazing Youth Group! Just like an old-fashioned to stay in worship for the children's moment. Adults will then escort them to barn-raising, everyone should come and help - even if only for an hour or their Sunday school class. Children in grades 2 through high school can go two. We have a full range of work to do, from simple hand pruning and directly to Sunday school class. We offer nursery care for infants and weeding to some planting, digging, and light painting so everyone can toddlers for both services. help in some way. We always need tools, so please bring rakes, shovels, Welcome bags containing information about our church and a small gift are pruners, wheelbarrows, gloves, and tarps if you have them (put your available for our visitors. They are located on the table in the narthex and name on them so they are returned when you go). Everyone in the outside the church office. Please take one and join us for coffee fellowship. church can help here, so please pitch in. (Rain date is Saturday November 27th at 8AM.) We celebrate at today’s 10:00 service the baptism of Lēna Marie Gosnell, daughter of Colin & Wendy Gosnell. We warmly welcome CONTACT INFORMATION REQUESTED - As a process of Lēna into the family of faith. The white rose on the altar is in celebration maintaining our membership rolls, we are seeking contact information on of Lēna’s baptism. the following individuals. Please contact the church office if you know of an address, phone number or email for the following individuals. Thank you to Catherine Allison (8:30) and to Deb Cohen (10:00) for her Michael Amedei; Candice Frisina-Cox; Gary Cox; Tom Crickmer; gift of fellowship by sponsoring today's coffee hour. Joanne Knauf-Smith; Cherie, Tom & Chris Russell; Lisa Zygmunt LAY READER - 10:00 – Scott Glaus VALE’S ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE Sunday, November 21 ALTAR FLOWERS - The altar flowers today are in honor of Pastor 7:30 pm. Tracy's 50th birthday! From ALL OF US with love, admiration, and deep gratitude. GROCERY DOLLARS for the month of November will be used to support Alternative House. The emergency shelter supports homeless, SE KIDS SPONSOR MEETING TODAY right after the 10a.m. abused and runaway youth and also offers walk-in counseling. In service to go over information for the SE Christmas program. All addition, there are many community outreach programs to serve teens current sponsors are required to attend and anyone interested in and their families. Their web site is www.thealternativehouse.org. becoming a sponsor is also invited to join us. Please contact Mary Morran or Linda Potts if you have questions. THANKSGIVING BAGS - We will be providing food for a Thanksgiving dinners for local families and to families in CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Southeast Washington DC. We will be passing out bags “Casting Call” on November 14th at 11a.m. Fellowship Hall for donations at both services today. When you take a bag This year’s pageant is on December 12 at 7pm. If your child is under 12 it is important to buy what is listed and bring it back to years old and interested in having a speaking role in the pageant this church next Sunday, the Nov. 21st. You may buy extras, year, please attend the casting call immediately after church. This is a but the items listed are needed to assemble the bags. first come, first serve basis, parts will be handed out at this time only. If you have a conflict and cannot be there, please contact Monica before this date at 703-327-9516 or email@example.com. COMMUNITY OF FAITH UMC NEEDS OUR HELP! - YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE Community of Faith UMC sponsors a food pantry that serves between IN VALE'S INTERACTIVE NATIVITY! 70-95 families a week. This pantry is stocked entirely with donations The Family Ministries Committee is looking for enthusiastic cast and from church and community members. One source of food for our crew members (10 years old through adult) who would like to present the pantry is the Scouting for Food drive, sponsored by the Boy Scouts. This nativity story to our youngest children. Choose from angel, king, weekend, the boy scouts collected and delivered a mountain of canned shepherd, inn keeper and more! No experience necessary. We need goods to CoF. Help is needed to sort and box these items today from 3-5 people who can be available Friday evening 12/3 for rehearsal and cast pm. If you can help, please contact COF UMC at 703-620-1977 or Kelli party, and Saturday morning 12/4. This was a great success last year, Timanus703-793-2644 / firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! This activity and we are excited about recreating this Christmas magic. Please come is best suited for adults and children age grade 4 and older. by the Giant Dollar table after the 10:00 service and see Sharon O'Brien for photos of last year's event and more information, or talk to Monica THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION Barricks. Sunday, November 21 One Service only at 10:00 a.m. UM WOMEN ANNUAL BAKE SALE –November 24 at the Vale UMC is having the traditional Thanksgiving Government Center. We need lots of pies, cakes, Brunch at 9:15 before the single worship service at fudge, cookies, or make your own special recipe. 10:00. Please bring your baked goods to church on Please contact Eileen Koefoot, email@example.com Tuesday, Nov 23 from 5 to 9 pm. Please note if or 703-716-4327 if you can lend a hand at 8:30 to help arrange, cut food there are nuts in your baked goods, as some people and set out trays for the 200+ worshippers who will come to the brunch. are allergic. Our friends at the Government Center look forward to our visit, and our members have a great time, so if you VALE YELLOW PAGES - Vale has many talented people and church can help out on our sale day, Wednesday Nov. 24, let us know. Many members that own their own businesses. It would be nice to know we hands make light work, so remember the date and bake, bake, bake! have the choice of patronizing our own members. If you have a business or service and would like to be a part of this new directory please fill out UM WOMEN MEETING – All women are invited to the next meeting the form and leave it in the church office, even if you’ve left one before. of the UMW on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7pm. The meeting will be to plan If you have any questions feel free to contact Jane Wonnell, Evangelism the bake sale and the Christmas party and enjoy fellowship. Chairperson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-476-7444. WANT TO HELP WITH THE AUCTION? The auction is the 2 ND ANNUAL TURKEY BOWL FUNDRAISER- primary funding vehicle for Vale missions. 100% of the proceeds goes Saturday November 27th from 2 - 5pm at Crossfield to fund our local, regional and international missions. The 2010 auction Elementary School made close to $17,000. Support youth group missions while defending your title as The key to the success of the auction is our 25 person 'caller' team. “Turkey Bowl Champion”! Please register during coffee Letters will be sent to our regular donors at the end of January notifying hour over the next few Sundays in the fellowship hall; $10 for early them of the auction on April 9, 2011. Each caller then contacts from 5 to registration and $15 at the gate on game day. All ages and ability levels 7 assigned donors between the first week of February and mid March. are encouraged to play! The youth will be organizing the teams as The donors are expecting these calls. We find that most donors need that registrations come in, concessions will be available at the field and personal contact to be reminded to make their donations. We currently spectators are welcome to join us on the field to cheer them on. Come need eight more callers. If you can do this, contact Ed Lowry at 703- burn off your Thanksgiving dinner while supporting all the important 620-6632 or email@example.com or stop by the grocery dollar table mission work the youth do in our community. today! PRESENTATION OF THE BIBLES TO CHILDREN PRESENTATION OF THE BIBLES TO CHILDREN 10:00 service 10:00 service Leader: Receive the Word of God. Learn its stories and study Leader: Receive the Word of God. Learn its stories and study its words. Its stories belong to us all, and these words its words. Its stories belong to us all, and these words speak to us all. They tell us who we are. They tell us that speak to us all. They tell us who we are. They tell us that we belong to one another, for we are the people of God. we belong to one another, for we are the people of God. Children: We receive these Bibles with our hands, our hearts, and Children: We receive these Bibles with our hands, our hearts, and our minds. Thank you. We will read and study the Bible our minds. Thank you. We will read and study the Bible together. together. The children and leaders face the congregation. The children and leaders face the congregation. Congregation: We rejoice in this step in your journey with Congregation: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as God. We pray God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church you use this Holy Bible in your home, in your church school classes, and in our worship. We will learn together school classes, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word. and grow in our love for God’s Word. Children: The Word of God is a lamp to our feet, and a light to Children: The Word of God is a lamp to our feet, and a light to our path. Thanks be to God. our path. Thanks be to God. THIRD GRADE CHILDREN RECEIVING BIBLES THIRD GRADE CHILDREN RECEIVING BIBLES Jordan Reese Goodfellow, Ryan Laing, Lindsey E. Liddell (gr.4), Jordan Reese Goodfellow, Ryan Laing, Lindsey E. Liddell (gr.4), Sophia Anne Luckenbaugh, Caroline Kathleen Rusinski, Sophia Anne Luckenbaugh, Caroline Kathleen Rusinski, Odin Woitek Odin Woitek If there are other 3rd graders in the congregation this morning, If there are other 3rd graders in the congregation this morning, please come forward. please come forward.