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					                                 The Steeple
                                     First United Methodist Church
                     Volume 3, Issue 12    Myrtle Beach, SC      August 31, 2008
Special Points
                         Yesterday, we went to meet the superintendent and principles of Marion
    Interest:            School #7. As we traveled west on highway 22, we wondered what we were
                         in for, and what we could do to for this district in our response to the social
•   Parents of           justice issues of the Corridor of Shame.
    College Stu-
    dents (p. 5)
                         Suddenly, we slowed down. Directly in front of us, a truck was all over the
•   Wed. Night           road. It was pulling another vehicle, and the driver was obviously inebriated.
    Fellowship           We called *HP, just like we are supposed to, and joined other motorist in
    Meals/Classes        slowing down and staying way back. In just a few minutes, the highway pa-
    begin! (p. 7)        trol was on the scene, blue lights flashing. Carefully, we passed the truck.
•   UMW Pan-             We looked at the driver as we passed, and saw a beautiful dog sitting there
    cake Breakfast       beside the driver. Oh my goodness.
    (p. 7)
                         We wondered what would happen to the dog. Where would it go? It oc-
•   UMM Men’s            curred to me that the innocent often suffer for the choices of those who are
    Breakfast (p.        supposed to take are of them. It was an appropriate thought for the journey.
•   The Church           Our Corridor of Shame response seeks to help those who have been left behind
    Office and           by a lack of funding along the I-95 corridor. Our church is partnering with
    CDM will be          Marion School District #7, led by Superintendent Mr. Dean. They received
    closed Mon.          our team gracefully and with great hospitality and told us their needs. They
    Sept. 1st.           need experiences of the greater world for their children, books for their librar-
                         ies and classrooms, socks and underwear, batteries, teacher and student mo-
                         rale boosters, and hope, among other things. We can’t do everything, but we
                         can do some things, and that can make all of the difference in the world.

                     The First United Methodist Church Bulletin USPS No. 553-300
                     Published each week by the First United Methodist Church
                     901 N. Kings Highway, P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578-1367
                     The Reverend Kenneth B. Timmerman, Editor
                     Periodical Postage Paid at Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577
                     POSTMASTER: Send address correction to
                     First United Methodist Church,
                     P.O. Box 1367, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29578-1367
                   GOD’S GRACE THROUGH COMMITMENT                                                                                PAGE 2

A Service of Christian Worship
                      8:30 AND 11:00 A.M. (Televised at 8:30 AM, WBTW NEWS 13)
                                          August 31, 2008
                                 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
                                        Liturgical Color: Red
                                “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

OPENING VOLUNTARY: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”..............................arr. Alfred Fedak
*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No. 92 “For the Beauty of the Earth”..................................................DIX
*PSALTER: Psalm 65 (w/response p.789)
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, suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from 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 Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
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.
*PASSING OF THE PEACE (turn and greet your neighbor)
ANTHEM : “O God Our Help in Ages Past”…………………………………………...Arr. Young
                                          Wesley Chancel Choir
PASTORAL PRAYER..................................................................................................................Jean Osborne
THE LORD’S PRAYER (in unison)
OFFERTORY: “The King of Love My Shepherd Is”.................................................arr. Robert Elmore
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above, ye
heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
THE CHILDREN’S SERMON............................................................................................Ken Timmerman
                   After 8:30 & 11:00 AM worship services, children 5 yrs to 2nd grade in room 201,
              3 & 4 year olds in room 107 (both classes in Wesley Bldg.) may be picked from “Little Church”.
*HYMN No. 451 “Be Thou My Vision”.............................................................................................SLANE
Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read
and your Word proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today. Amen.
SCRIPTURE:                           John 6: 26-27 (N.T. 92)
                             8:30 Jackie Carpenter        11:00 Joey Park

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SERMON:                               “What Are You Working For?”
                               Reverend Scarlett Tanner Hester, Associate Pastor
*HYMN No. 504
“The Old Rugged Cross”....................................................THE OLD RUGGED CROSS
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE (Tune: Edelweiss) CCLI # 501549350
May the Lord, Mighty God, bless and keep you forever. Grant you peace; perfect peace, courage in
every endeavor. Lift up your eyes and see His face and His grace forever. May the Lord, Mighty
God, bless and keep you forever.
POSTLUDE: "Gigue Fugue" ........................................................................................Dietrich Buxtehude
               Preacher..……………...................................Rev. Scarlett Tanner Hester
               Liturgists. ..............................Rev. Ken Timmerman, Rev. Jean Osborne
               Director of Music Ministries..................................................Dr. Tim Koch
               Organist….........................................................................Patrick F. Downes
                                               *Stand as you are able.
Parent Reminder-Child Safety
To insure the safety of our children, our church’s policies state that a parent or a responsible adult is
to meet your child/children through 4th grade in a timely manner at the location of Sunday School
class, children’s activities and Little Church. Thank you, Jean Osborne

Love Offering
Hurricane Katrina is many years behind us now, but the devastation is not. Countless lives are still
in a “recovery mode” and life for many will never again be the same. The Southeastern Jurisdiction
is calling for United Methodist Churches to receive an offering on August 31 for continued Katrina
Relief Efforts. We will receive this offering at First Church during worship. Please come prepared
to give and give as generously as you are able. Make your checks to First UMC and mark them for
“Southeastern Katrina Relief.” We will send your gifts to the Conference Office.
                                                                       Thank you, Ken Timmerman
The beautiful flowers in the chancel are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Frances
Howser on her birthday by Bob and Tara Howser.

Aug. 31 Telecast
WBTW NEWS 13, 8:30 AM
                      The broadcast is dedicated to the glory of God.
                                Scripture: Psalm 29: 1-11
   Sermon Series: “Lift Up Your Hearts!” Sermon #3: “The Strength of God is With Us”
                           Rev. Ken Timmerman, Senior Pastor

Contemporary Praise & Worship
                                  Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel
                                       Rev. Ken Timmerman, preaching
           Church Office Number: 843-448-7164                              Web Site: www.fumcmb.org
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A ssisting in Worship
ACOLYTES:                              BIBLE BEARERS                      CRUCIFERS:
8:30     Madison Iseman                8:30     Michael Slavish           8:30     Jonathan Iseman
11:00    Maria Springs                 11:00    Emma Springs              11:00    Lindsey Springs
AUDIO:                                VIDEO:                              PRAYER LINE:
8:30     Duncan Singleton             Jan Davis & Jim Lewis               Lynda Safnauer
11:00    John Washburn
GREETERS: Front Entrance              Office Entrance:                    Broadway Entrance:
8:30     Jack & Virginia              8:30    Bill & Anna Polston         8:30   Cam & Kathi McCarl
         Blankenship                  11:00 Guy & Joan Ellis              11:00 Bev Ujcich &
11:00    Rock & Donna Smith                                                      Barbara Thomas
LITTLE CHURCH: 3-4 Year Olds:                            LITTLE CHURCH: 5 Years to 2nd Grade
8:30     Becky DeCaussin                                 8:30     John and Danna Lilly, & Kyler Kahn

11:00    Becky DeCaussin &                               11:00    Sara Dee Timmerman, Mimi Hillegass
         Yvonne Dicks                                             & Christine Brittain

8:30 USHERS:                                             11:00 USHERS:
Captain: Hoyt Richardson Co-Captain: Bill Newton         Captain: Jay Haar
Keith Baker, Margaret Barnes, Harold Clemmons,           Scott Bellamy, Coleton Brown, Ken Church, Brian
Bill Clontz, Rosalyn Clontz, Kevin Cribb, Sam J.         Cobb, Steven Cobb, Walter Godbold, Hoyt Graham,
Davis, Tim Foreback, Hoyt Graham, Sr., Jack Nixon,       Jr., Tommy Gray, Pierce Haar, John Howell, Neil
Bob Sansbury, Bill Thomas, Tom Wesley, Phyllis           McCoy, Harry McKnight, Cindy Ott, Cynthia Pow-
White                                                    ell, A Ken Smith, Jr., Barry Thigpen

Weekly Updates
PRAYER                                                   PRESENCE:
For all the new beginnings of the school year from                        Aug. 24, 2008
pre-school and beyond. For the students, the par-        Sunday 8:30                              389
ents, the teachers, the staff, and the administration.   Sunday 11:00                             410
                                                         Mon. Night Worship                        75
SERVICE                                                  Total                                    874
For the 1st—5th graders and their efforts to provide     Sunday School                            388
backpacks for students less fortunate.

Stewardship Report
Aug. 24, 2008 Contributions                                                                $ 23,636.10
Weekly Average Expenses                                                                    $ 34,230.00
Contributions to date for 2008                                                             $ 1,090,366.28
Contributions Needed to Date                                                               $ 1,163,820.00
                                                                                           ($ - 73,453.72 )

                     Emergency (Clergy on Call) Number: 843-450-2849
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Flower Calendar
Would you like the opportunity to honor someone special by placing flowers in the church on
a Sunday morning? Please call Terry in the church office (448-7164 x207) to reserve a date.
Current dates available: September 21; October 12, 26; November 2, 23.

Mission Information
August Mission in Motion: Rape Crisis Center               ♦ Ladies Socks
              Items Most Needed:                           ♦ Paper products:
♦ Ladies Capri Pants (elastic waist) - all sizes                toilet paper, paper towels, tissues
♦ Ladies Panties (sizes 5 & 6 especially)                  ♦ Cleaning supplies:
♦ Ladies T-shirts (short & long sleeve) - all sizes             dish soap and dishwater soap

The Community Kitchen
Once again we are heading toward the end of another great tourist season on the Grand Strand.
Many of you will begin shortly to discard this seasons items in an effort to prepare for next season.
We, at The Community Thrift Shop would like to encourage you to consider us for your charitable
donations. One point of our mission is to provide an affordable alternative to regular retail shopping
for our Grand Strand residents. Your donations of furniture, household and clothing items are
greatly needed as we go into this winters season. In addition, The thrift shop is the revenue source
for The Community Assistance Center which houses The Community Kitchen and Helping Hand of
Myrtle beach which combined assist over 350 clients daily - relieving the stress of life’s hardships of
food, clothing, furniture and household needs. Your donations are even tax deductible. Simply call
to arrange pick-up of your items with at least 24 hours notice. Thank you in advance for your con-
sideration and your donations as we work to be the charity of your choice.
                                                                   Terry L. Mitchem, CTS Manager

College Student Addresses
                 ATTN: PARENTS of College Students
                 Please notify the church office when your college students get their college email
                 addresses. Please call 448-7164 or email office@fumcmb.org your student’s email
                 address. We want to email the Steeple, and throughout the school year, members of
                 the College Ministry provide notes of encouragement and other “surprises” from
                 home. Don’t let your student miss out!

Big Tom’s Block
September 14- - -Just Three Sundays Away...
Do your plans have you in church that Sunday? Are you planning to sit as a family? There will be
eleven of my family members present. (I’ve never asked members to do what I was not willing to
do). Even Jan and her sons will be present. Do your young people have friends who should attend
with them? This could possibly be the MOST important day in their lives—pray for the service.
                                            Big Tom (email Big Tom at tbrittain2@sc.rr.com)

         Church Office Number: 843-448-7164                 Web Site: www.fumcmb.org
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First Church Family News

Ted Dovenmuehle (T V Ministry) by: Dorothea Ellis
(Coastal Samaritan Center) by: Harold Clardy
Betty Humphries (CDM) by: Harold Clardy
Katherine Johnson (Coastal Samaritan Center) by: Harold Clardy
Elizabeth Thompson (TV Ministry) by: Dorothea Ellis
(Coastal Samaritan Center) by: Harold Clardy
(Memorial Fund) by: Marie & Arthur Magill
(Summer Camp Endowment) by: Jean & Tom Brittain
(North Campus Debt Reduction) by: Adelaide Blalock
Gilbert Smith (Coastal Samaritan Center) by: Harold Clardy
Jackie Carpenter (Shepherd’s Child) by: FUMC Youth

New Members & Baptisms

                                                                 Patrick and Brooke
                                                                 Ransdell joined First Church
                                                                 on Sunday, August 24, 2008.
                                                                 They come to us by transfer
                                                                 of membership from Ft. Hill
                                                                 Presbyterian, Clemson, SC.,
Earnie and Linda Nitz joined First                               and Seneca Baptist Church,
Church on Sunday, August 24, 2008.                               Seneca, SC. The Sacrament
They come to us by profession of faith.                          of Holy Baptism was admin-
Their fellowship friends are Jack and                            istered to their son, Walker
Irma Nixon. Welcome!                                             Lee Ransdell by Rev. Ken
                                                                 Timmerman, Rev. Scarlett
                                                                 Tanner Hester and Rev. Jean
                                                                 Osborne. Welcome!

T    hank you to James Richardson, Sam Davis, Ashley Booth, Rod Adelstone and to Kevin and
Lee from Street Reach for volunteering to work on Saturday, August 23rd in the Music Room and
in the Sunday School rooms. Your help is truly appreciated.
                                                        Sincerely, Pat Gibbons

                    Emergency (Clergy on Call) Number: 843-450-2849
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Upcoming Meetings
Annual UMW “Kickoff” September 6, 2008 at 9:00 AM in the Brittain Center
                   ♦ Reservations Now Accepted UNTIL Tues. Sept. 2nd ♦
Great fellowship opportunity for ALL mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, ALL
women! You do not have to be in a Circle. Ed Jackson is our featured speaker. Please call the
Church (448-7164) or fill out the reservation slip and drop off at the reservation desk to make your
reservation, you may then pay at the door.

          UMM Next Meeting: Sept. 6th at 7:30 at Akel’s.
          The guest speaker is yet to be determined, however, Mr. Jack Nixon will be giving the
          devotion. I encourage all men and their sons to attend.
                                                                  See you soon, John Lavin

Wednesday Night Fellowship
September 3,2008 in the Thomas N. Brittain Ctr.
Meal Serving 5:15-6:00 and Classes begin at 6:00
       “Three Simple Rules”-Ken Timmerman, leader
         (1st of 5 sessions) Pre-registration required!
     Watch the Steeple for beginning dates of other classes.
                         Menu: Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Salad Bar,
                                  Garlic Cheese Stix, & Brownies a la mode!
                     Kids Menu: Buttered Pasta, Carrots and Ranch Dressing
       ♦ MEAL RESERVATIONS BY MON. AT 6:00 PM! (CALL: DABNEY 448-7164)
               Adults (13 -older) $5      Children (2-12) $3   (Nursery Provided)
        (Reminder: please cancel your reservation in advance if you are unable to attend.
                         The church must pay for “no-shows”.) Thank you.

UMYF Update
                Youth Service day – Monday, Sept. 1 at 8am—12 noon at the N. Campus.
                Landscaping work. Please bring gloves with you. Parents welcome to help too!

                  Starting Dates for Youth Activities - Breakfasts @ Chick-Fil-A :
  ♦ Jr. High Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7:15       ♦ Sr. High on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 7:30
                    ♦ Called on Wednesday evening at 6:15-7:30 at the N. Campus.
MYF Kickoff – Sunday, Sept. 7 at 4:00 pm at North Campus! Games, activities & devotions!
Info. on 2008-09 MYF events! Followed by a cookout. Will end at around 6:30 or 7:00 pm.
Ski Trips - We are down to 13 spots. I can’t hold spots until I get money. 2nd payment is due
Sept. 15. I will send out info on amount paid and service hours completed, so if you have partici-
pated in projects, I need the signed forms from those projects.
    MOMS: We need 1 more female chaperone for this trip. (Male chaperone spots are full.)
            Contact Jim Magann jim@fumcmb.org for questions or if you can volunteer.
        Church Office Number: 843-448-7164                Web Site: www.fumcmb.org
Your Invited to Sunday School                           First Church Weekly Calendar
Sunday, August 31, 2008                                 Week of Aug. 31– Sept. 6
SHORT-TERM STUDY (Library) Beginning
Sept 14 - Christianity and World Religions, a six-      Sun. Aug. 31 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 1-3
week video-based series by Adam Hamilton.               8:30 & 11:00 AM Worship, Sanctuary
               Newcomers welcome.                       8:00-12:00 Nursery Provided, Wesley Bldg.
Adult Classes                                           9:45 AM     Sunday School, Main Campus
Ark Class (Wesley Building #103) “ The Blind-           Mon. Sept. 1 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 4-6
ness of Self Importance” Ron Carpenter, teacher                ~Church Office & CDM Closed~
Brittain Fellowship (upstairs-Administrative            8:00 AM-12 Noon—Youth Service Project
Building) Tommy Brittain, teacher                       (N. Campus—bring gloves for landscaping)
Faith Connections (Young adults) “Difficult             6:00 PM Worship, Chapel
People Are God’s Priority” – Shan Coughlin,             Tues. Sept. 2 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 7-9
                                                        7:15 AM     Jr. High Breakfast, Chick-fil-A
Grace Fellowship Class (Parlor) * “Prayerful
Community” James 5                                      10:00 AM UMW Exec. Board, Parlor
M.D. Moore Class (Wesley Building #105): *              10:30 AM Staff Meeting, Brittain Classroom
“Prayerful Community” James 5 Ken                       5:30 PM     COM Exec., MD Moore Classroom
Timmerman                                               6:30 PM     COM Work Areas, Fellowship Hall
Men’s Bible Class (Asbury Building #105)                Wed. Sept. 3 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 10-13
* “Prayerful Community” James 5 Bob Sansbury,           7:00 AM Men’s Prayer Group, Library
teacher                                                 7:15 AM Women’s Prayer Group,
New Horizons Class (Asbury Building #201)                          Prayer Room
“Thomas, Twenty-First Century Man” John                 7:30 AM    Sr. High Breakfast, Chick-fil-A
20:19-29 Bill Sanderg, teacher                          3:45-4:30 Cokesbury Handbells, N. Campus
New Ventures (Young adults/Music Center                 4:15-4:45 Carol Choir, N. Campus
#103): Andy Griffith—Hugh Huggins, teacher              4:30-5:00 Asbury Choir, N. Campus
Open Fellowship (Music Center #10) *                    5:15 PM Wed. Night Fellowship, N. Campus
“Prayerful Community” James 5 Terry Sanders,            6:10-6:40 Melody/Mommy & Me Choir
teacher                                                            N. Campus
Wesley Fellowship (Asbury Building # 101) *             6:15 PM    Youth, “Called”, N. Campus
“Prayerful Community” James 5 Jean Clemmons,            6:30 PM Wesley Chancel Choir, Choir Room
*Adult Bible Study – International Lesson Series        Thurs. Sept. 4 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 14-16
Youth (Youth Annex)                                     Fri. Sept. 5 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 17-19
7th- 8th – “Word” Mary Madison and Drew
Langway, teachers                                       Sat. Sept. 6 Bible Reading– 2 Chron. 20-22
9th – 10th “Word” Emily and Chad Mullinix,              7:30 AM      UMM meeting, Akel’s
11th-12th “Creation” Randy Wallace                      9:00 AM      UMW “Kick-off” for all women!
                                                                     pancake breakfast at N. Campus
 6th Grade (Asbury Building #204) – Confirma-
tion Readiness – “Ask, Seek, Find” – Jim Magann
and Charlene Adelstone                                  MISSION STATEMENT
Children (Wesley Building)                            The mission of First United Methodist
Preschool – Older Elementary “On Eagles’              Church is to grow in the knowledge
Wings” The Bible teaches us that we can trust         and spirit of Christ enabling us to
God. Isaiah 40                                        serve, bring others to Christ, and love,
Tweens: “Sermon on the Mount”                         nurture, and support one another.

                   Phone: 843-448-7164               Web Site: www.fumcmb.org

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