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									                                        The Steeple
                                          First United Methodist Church
                          Volume 4, Issue 14    Myrtle Beach, SC       April 5, 2009

       Points                                    Windows and the Life of Jesus
          of
      Interest                                                      Jesus enters Jerusalem riding a donkey
                                                                    which is a symbol of messianic kingliness
                                                                    and of humility. The Palm leaves denotes
                                                                    victory. It is quite a parade of joy.
 • Palm Sun-
 day Children’s
 Info (p. 2)

 • Lenten
 Offering Info
 (p. 2)

 •April
 Mission (p. 2)

 • Mornings in              Some days later, the scene is a garden
 James for
 Women (p. 8)               where prayer and betrayal unfold. The
                            lantern is a symbol for betrayal.
 • CDM   closed             His greeting and his
 Good Friday                betrayal lead us to
 and Easter                 Calvary and God’s gift
 Monday—
 Church office              of salvation.
 closed Easter
 Monday.

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
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Holy Week Worship Services
Palm Sunday — April 5 Each worship service will begin with the processional led by children carrying
palm branches and the Wesley Chancel Choir will present...“Touched by the Christ”. The followers of Jesus
reflect on His final days, chorus, soloists, actors and orchestra.
Maundy Thursday — April 9, 7:30 PM A Service of Holy Communion and stripping of the Altar.
Good Friday — April 10 at 12:00 Noon This is a service of readings and guided meditation.
Easter Sunday — April 12 Sunrise Service at Plyler Park at 6:30 AM
Worship Services at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 AM and Sunday School at 9:45
Note to All Parents (Re: Palm Sunday)
All children of the church are invited to process through the church with the palm fronds. Any child
wishing to process should wait in the wings for instructions prior to the beginning of each worship ser-
vice (8:20am and 10:50am.) Lisa Washburn along with other parents will be present to give directions.

Lenten Offering
Our Lenten Offering this year will benefit the Coastal Samaritan Counseling Center and Zoe Ministries.
As a part of our Lenten journey, we, as a church, reach out to those in need. This offering is above and
beyond our tithe and pledge, a gift to God as we remember God’s gift to us, Jesus Christ. Please bring
your offering to church on Palm Sunday, mark it “Lenten Offering” and place it in the collection plate.

Mission in Motion
Mission for April 2009: Tara Hall                         Underwear: boxers, briefs, T-shirts
www.tarahall.org                                          (sizes boys 8 to large and all men’s sizes.)
Linens: Bedding: twin sheets, pillows and pillow          Belts (small to 46’)
cases, mattress pads, towels, wash cloths                 Paper products: toilet tissue, paper towels
Monetary Donations for food and utilities                 Bath items: soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodor-
Boy's clothing —children's size 5 & over                  ant, hair brushes/combs
Socks: all sizes                                          Gift cards to McDonalds, Wendy’s, Wal-mart
                                                          (amounts $5 & $10 only, please)

2009 Habitat House
The sheetrock is up and subcontractors will be taping and mudding during
the week of March 29th., so no work for FUMC volunteers on Wed.,
Apr. 1st. or Sat., Apr. 4th. Following the subcontractors, volunteers will be
needed to help with priming and painting on Apr. 8th. And 11th. Sign up to
work on the sheet at the receptionist’s desk, on the Missions tab at
www.fumcmb.org, or contact Roger Hall at 828-4429 or rahjeh@sc.rr.com
Photos of this years’ work are available on the Missions tab at www.fumcmb.org. For a map, go to
www.habitatmb.org, click Build Schedule (near bottom of page), scroll down to House #96 and click on
Grey Street. “Iffy” weather, call Habitat’s Weather Alert Update at 916-8815 ext. 14.
For safety, Habitat limits the number of volunteers on site to 20, with a minimum age of 16 years old when power
tools are in use.

2009 Lunches: (circles, SS classes, or individuals) to help prepare lunches for workers on the following
dates: April 8, 11 (lunch sign up sheet at reception desk). Many thanks! ~ Donna Marzolf

 Ask Ushers for Children’s Wiggle Bags, Hearing Devices and Large Print Hymnals
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                        INTO GOD’S HANDS                                                       PAGE 3

A ssisting in Worship
Not Following Regular ACOLYTES, BIBLE BEARERS and CRUCIFERS Schedule:
For Palm Sunday, the children of the church will process with palm fronds.
AUDIO:                              VIDEO:                            PRAYER LINE:
8:30    Richard Hussey, III         Jan Davis & Jim Lewis
                                                                      Dabney Joyner
11:00   Joey Park
GREETERS: Front Entrance            Office Entrance:                  Broadway Entrance:
8:30    Charlene and Rod            8:30    Terry and Mike Sanders    8:30   Butch Jones and
        Adelstone                                                            Earnie Nitz
11:00   Michelle and Neal           11:00 Amy, Scott & Reagan
                                            Flora                     11:00 EmilyAnn Skews and
        Bowers                                                               Linda Brown
LITTLE CHURCH: 3-4 Year Olds:                        LITTLE CHURCH: 5 Years to 2nd Grade
8:30    Cindy Cooper & Meng-Ling Vieux               8:30    Kelly and Toni Jones
                                                             & Alex Loomis
11:00   Cindy Cooper & Danna Lilly                   11:00   Jodi Dowdy, Robin Howell
                                                             & Fields Butler
8:30 USHERS:                                         11:00 USHERS:
Captain: Ted Bellamy                                 Captain: Annette Willett
Co-Captain: Bob Jones                                Co-Captain: Bob Chapman
JC Bellamy III, Marion Bellamy, Gary Brown,          Bobby Anderson, Bob Bellamy, William G. Bellamy,
Jim Butts, Ronald Eldridge, Isla Mae Floyd,          Clay Brittain Jr., Steve Chapman, Frank Clark Jr.,
David Hicks, Jim Kendrick, Lynwood Lewis,            Julian Coburn, Trae Coburn, Tommy Davis,
Bob Poston, Lola Shertzer, Frank Smith,              Robert Dicks, John Hammond, Buddy Lowe,
Marc Smith, Donnie Todd                              Donna Millen, Elliot Park, Joey Park, Dennis Ruby,
                                                     Albert Springs III, Ed Willett
Weekly Updates
PRAYER                                               PRESENCE: March 29, 2009
For the victims and the families of the North
Carolina Nursing Home tragedy.                       Sunday 8:30                              390
                                                     Sunday 11:00                             362
SERVICE
For all those who have and who continue to           Mon. Night Worship                       141
volunteer their time to help feed the Habitat
workers.                                             Total                                    893
                                                     Sunday School                            376
From the Administrator’s Desk
        March 29, 2009 Giving: $ 21,885.76                   Giving to Date: $ 432,820.01
        Week of March 29 Expenses: $ 7,813.36                Expenses to Date: $ 440,145.29
Church Contact Information
Ken’s telephone Number: 843-997-8981

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 Ask Ushers for Children’s Wiggle Bags, Hearing Devices and Large Print Hymnals
   THE CHURCH WITH A HEART IN THE HEART OF MYRTLE BEACH                                                                PAGE 4

A Service of Christian Worship
                   8:30 & 11:00 A.M. (Televised at 8:30 AM, WBTW NEWS 13)
                                         April 5, 2009
                                         Palm Sunday
                                    Liturgical Color: Purple
                              “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

PRELUDE: “Look, Now, Your King is Coming!”………………................Deborah Govenor
                                                 Asbury Choir
“Hosanna! Blessed is He!”..........................................................................................Michael Bedford
                               Carol, Melody and Cherub Choirs
PRAYER
PROCESSION OF PALMS
*PROCESSIONAL HYMN No. 278
“Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”...........................................................................................ELLACOMBE

                                                Touched by the Christ
                                      By: Lloyd Larson
                         Presented by the Wesley Chancel Choir
   Monologue: Mary, sister of Marta…………………………………Rev. Scarlett Hester
   Sing Praise and Hosanna to the King!
   Monologue: Officer to Caiaphas…………………………………………...Vance Shields
   The Messiah has Come!
   Monologue: Judas………………………………………………………...Mike Wheeler
   Lord, Make My Life a Sacrifice
   Monologue: Peter………………………………………………………Drew Trautman
   Wash My Sinful Spirit
   Monologue: Jesus………………………………………………………..Mark Robinson
   In the Garden He Prayed
   Monologue: Pilate………………………………………………………….Mike Hussey
   The King of the Jews
   Monologue: Mary, the mother of Jesus……………………………………...Joan Hutto
   Ah, Holy Jesus/O Love Divine

PRESENTATION OF GOD’S TITHES & OUR OFFERINGS
OFFERTORY: "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded"…………………..arr. Michael Helman
*THE DOXOLOGY
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
CHILDREN’S SERMON.......................................................Jean Osborne
                    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 up from “Little Church”.

                                   Church Office Number: 843-448-7164
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                      INTO GOD’S HANDS                                                                                                       PAGE 5


PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
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 12: 12-15; Matthew 26: 36-45 (NT 100, 29 )
HOMILY:                                   “A Great Parade”
                                         Rev. Ken Timmerman
*BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”...................................arr. David Christopher
EXTINGUISHING OF THE CANDLES
           Preaching..…………….......................................................................Rev. Ken Timmerman
           Liturgists...............................................................Rev. Scarlett Hester, Rev. Jean Osborne
           Director of Music Ministries.............................................................................Dr. Tim Koch
           Organist….....................................................................................................Patrick F. Downes
           Children’s Choirs Director...............................................................................Lisa Washburn
           Accompanist.................................................................................................Roselle Williamson
                                                                 Cantata Players
                                                                 Amy Tully, flute
                                                             Lisa Washburn, flute
                                                              Jessica Miller, oboe
                                                          Dulcie Livingston, oboe
                                                   * Stand as you are able.
Flowers
The beautiful palms in the chancel area are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Ted
Dovenmuehle by his wife, Lorna.

Contemporary Praise & Worship
                         Monday, April 6, 2009 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel
                                    “The Man Called Christ”
For Holy Week, we share a Lenten monologue of persons whose lives were intertwined with Jesus
on the way to the cross. Come and see Matthew, Martha, Nicodemus, a Pharisee and more….
                                Rev. Scarlett Hester, preaching

March 29 Telecast
WBTW NEWS 13, 8:30 AM
                   The broadcast is dedicated to the glory of God.
                           Scripture: Luke 10: 38-41
                        Sermon: “A Tale of Two Women”
                        Rev. Tom Brittain, Pastor Emeritus
Wednesday Night Fellowship
Wednesday Night Fellowship will resume April 15, 2009
                        Emergency (Clergy on Call) Number: 843-450-2849
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You Are Invited to Sunday School                       First Church Weekly Calendar
Sunday, April 5, 2009
SHORT-TERM STUDY (Library)                                    Holy Week
How to Read the Bible by James Kugel.                       April 5—April 11
Adult Classes
Ark Class (Wesley Bldg #103) Lenten Study -            Sun. April 5 Bible Reading– 2 Samuel 5-8
“Obedience: How Far Will You Go?” Ron Carpenter,       8:30 & 11:00 AM Worship, Sanctuary
teacher                                                8:00-12:00 Nursery Provided, Wesley Bldg.
Brittain Fellowship (upstairs-Admin. Bldg)
Rev. Tom Brittain, teacher                             9:45 AM Sunday School, Main Campus
Faith Connections (Young adults/Wesley Bldg            12:30-2:30 Korean UMC Worship, Chapel/Parlor
#104) - David – Part 2 Preston Brittain, teacher                   (No UMYF This week)
Foundations (new young adult class for 20-20ish
Asbury 203 ) In Plain View of the Cross – Lesson 6 –   Mon. April 6 Bible Reading– 2 Samuel 9-12
Jackie Park, teacher                                   10:30 AM Staff Meeting, Parlor
Grace Fellowship (Parlor) * “Suffering Unto Death”     4:30 PM Knit-One Ministry, Parlor
Luke 23:32-46 Ed and Sarah Jackson, teachers           6:00 PM Worship, Chapel
M.D. Moore Class (Wesley Bldg #105): *“Suffering
Unto Death” Luke 23:32-46 Sandra Cross, teacher        7:00 PM Handbells, Handbell Room
Men’s Bible Class (Asbury Bldg #105) * “Suffering      Tues. April 7 Bible Reading– 2 Samuel 13-15
Unto Death” Luke 23:32-46 David Springs, teacher       7:15 AM Jr. High Breakfast, Chick-Fil-A
New Horizons Class (Asbury Bldg #201) Lenten
Study–Watching the Disciples, Neal Bowers, teacher     7:30 AM Mornings in James for Women,
New Ventures (Young adults/Music Center #103):                     Wesley Fellowship Hall
Lenten Study–Watching the Disciples Tara Howard        9:00 AM Inv. to Psalms - MD Moore Class
Open Fellowship (Music Center #10) * “Suffering        Wed. April 8 Bible Reading– 2 16-18
Unto Death” Luke 23:32-46 Sara Todd, teacher
Wesley Fellowship (Asbury Bldg # 101)                  7:15 AM Women’s Prayer Group, Prayer Room
* “Suffering Unto Death” Luke 23:32-46 Alice Lee,      7:30 AM Men’s Prayer Group, Library
teacher                                                7:30 AM Sr. High Breakfast, Chick-Fil-A
                                                       10:30 AM Evelina Ramsey Circle, Parlor
*Adult Bible Study – International Lesson Series       1:00 PM Dayringers, Handbell Room

Youth (Youth Annex)                                    Thurs. April 9 Bible Reading– 2 Samuel 19-21
7th- 8th – “Doers” Tommy Brittain                      7:30 PM Maundy Thursday — Worship, Holy
9th – 10th “Doers” Emily and Chad Mullinix             Communion and Stripping of the Altar, Sanctuary
11th-12th “Persecution” Randy Wallace
                                                       Fri. April 10 Bible Reading– 2 Samuel 22-24
6th Grade (Asbury Building #204) – Confirmation        10:30 AM Friday Morning Circle, TBA
Readiness “The Bible – A Tool of Faith” Rachel         12:00 PM Goof Friday Worship, Sanctuary
Platt, teacher                                         Sat. April 11 Bible Reading– Psalms 1-3
Children (Wesley Building)                               Note: CDM will be closed on Good Friday,
Pre-school Children “ Palm Sunday”                          April 10 and Easter Monday, April 13.
Children “Not Really the End”                                  The church office will be closed
Tweens – “Crucifixion and Burial”                                     on Easter Monday.

                                    Web Site: www.fumcmb.org
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                     INTO IN THE HEART OF MYRTLE BEACH                                               PAGE 7

Family News
MEMORIALS:                                                  HONORARIUMS:
Pearline Hussey                                             Rowan Crews
by: Anne & Neyle Wilson (Good Samaritan)                    by: Anne & Neyle Wilson (Organ Fund)
LeRoy H. “Lee” Letts                                        by: John & Gini Ingram (Music Fund)
by: Mabel & Red Waldorf (N. Campus Debt Red.)               by: Chester & Gini Abee (Music Fund)
by: Adelaide Blalock (N. Campus Debt Red.)                  by: David & BB Gooden (Music Fund)
by: Jean & Tom Brittain (Summer Camp End.)                  by: Ron & Michelle Cox (Music Fund)
Virginia McCormack                                          by: Jean & Tom Brittain (Summer Camp End.)
by: Louise & Rowan Crews (Pastor’s Disc. Fund)              Mason Wood
by: Laura Hamilton (Shepherds Child)                        by: Brittain Fellowship Class (Shepherd’s Child)
by: Adelaide Blalock (N. Campus Debt Red.)
by: Louise Powell (Shepherd’ s Child)
by: Irma and Jack Nixon (Shepherd’s Child)



New Member
Elizabeth D. Brittain joined First Church on Monday, March 30, 2009.
She comes to us by transfer of letter from a church in Columbia, SC. Elizabeth is the wife
of Preston Brittain.

In Sincere Appreciation

                 Many thanks to Wanda and Marion Bellamy
                 for planting the flowers in front of the church
                 at the sidewalk and Kings Highway!
                 We appreciate your assistance in helping to
                 beautify our church grounds!

                                   Thank you First Church for making
                                   March’s mission such a wonderful success
                                   for Helping Hands! First Church donated 2
                                   truckloads of much needed food and other
                                   staples to this important mission!

Congratulations
Matthew James Barnes was born on Thursday, March 26, 2009. He is the son of Stephanie and John
Marc, the grandson of Margaret Barnes and great-grandson of James Quattlebaum.
Eva Catherine Bellamy was born on March 20, 2009. She is the daughter of Rob and Gabriella
Bellamy and the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Bellamy.

Easter Lilies
Easter Lily orders will be accepted through Sunday April 5! There are order forms throughout the
church—you may also place your order by calling or emailing the church office. Lilies are only $12!

                     Emergency (Clergy on Call) Number: 843-450-2849
                                     INTO GOD’S HANDS
UMYF Activities
THIS SUNDAY April 5 (Sunday School at 9:45) Regular Program resumes on Sunday April 19
SPRING BREAK: The Dragon Boat Races will be April 25. Donations greatly appreciated. Please sup-
port our youth through your support of the Dragon Boat Races. Proceeds from this event will go to
Ground Zero, a collaborative Christian ministry, whose aim is helping develop young Christian leaders
through their connection to local churches.
P3X Workout Group begins Monday, April 6 – 7 am at the North Campus Youth Center.
All youth are invited to participate in this exercise program led by Chad Mullinix and other counselors.
                                    “Called” will resume Wed. April 15
Upcoming Events
Mornings in James for Women: Tues., 7:30 a.m. Wesley Fellowship Hall (coffee, juice, and biscuits)
Join with others for a 4 week study of the Book of James. Leader: Ken Timmerman. We begin promptly
at 7:30 a.m. & will send forth everyone by 8:15. It’s a great way to begin one’s day. If interested please
RSVP to Terry Sanders at 448-7164 to help us estimate our refreshment needs. Schedule below:
    April 7: James 1 – Faith and Wisdom; Trial and Temptation; Hearing and Doing
    April 14: James 2 & 3 – Warning against Partiality; Faith without works; Taming the Tongue
    April 21: James 4 – Friendship with the World
    April 28: James 5 – Warning to Rich Oppressors; Patience in Suffering

        Circle Fundraiser: The Sisters in Service Circle is selling Hibiscus for $15 to raise money for
        missions. Plants may be picked up through April 14 at either Cactus Sands locations. Please see
        a circle member at the table in office area before or after Sunday School, OR Cynthia at the recep-
tion desk (448-7164) during the week, to purchase a coupon. THANK YOU for your support!

Church Family Social April 26, Lunch on the Lawn following the 11am service!
Lunch will be a covered dish affair — so bring your favorite dish to share.
Bring your picnic blankets or comfy lawn chairs – beverages, plates & utensils
will already be there.
When you arrive, just take your food to the kitchen in the Fellowship hall.
...Oh, and there will be fun games for the children – they will surely have a ball!

Back by Popular Demand! Living Fully, Dying Well by Reuben Job Led by Arthur and Kathy Fitzwater
Begins: Wed., April 15, 2009 at 6:00 at N. Campus 8 weeks of 45 minute sessions.
Our best decisions about life’s most important events are seldom made in a time of crisis. Living Fully,
Dying Well, written by Reuben Job, opens the door for honest consideration of how we live and die. This
study inspires us to talk openly about faith and mortality. The response to our first offering of this class
was phenomenal, and it will bless people of all ages and stages.
         Participation is limited, so sign up as soon as possible by calling the church. Books are $9.00 each.
Big Tom’s Block
Our North Campus debt has been considerably reduced by gifts from wills and bequeaths. This is one
way you can help your church’s future. I have a lawyer who will help you change your will to include the
church, at no cost. Why not give me a call? ~ Big Tom tbrittain2@sc.rr.com
First UMC Position Available
Needed: Dir. of Youth Ministries. See description www.fumcmb.org or e-mail us at office@fumcmb.org
    First UMC—The Church with a Heart in the Heart of Myrtle Beach!

								
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