New VR Bulletin 7-12-09

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					                 Today is Sunday, July 12, 2009
      (Please turn cell phones off or put on vibrate during service.)

Words of Preparation Psalms 62:11 (NRSV)

Prelude        “All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"                      Ellor

*Call to Worship
  We come here shouting, our voices lifted in praise.
  We come here singing, our songs full of joy.
  We come here dancing, our hearts rejoicing.
  To the Holy One who is worthy, all praise and glory
  forever more.

*Hymn of Praise #529 “How Firm a Foundation”

Children’s Journey Through the Bible (9:20)                    Linda Lewis

Scripture Psalm 24
  The Word of God for the people of God
  Thanks be to God

The Community at Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer (#895 or screens)

We Worship With our Gifts
  Offertory           "Pastorale"                                   Lindsay
*Doxology (#95)
*Prayer of Thanksgiving

Hymn of Preparation #369 “Blessed Assurance”

Scripture Reading Mark 6:14-29
  The Word of God for the people of God
  Thanks be to God

Message           “The Perils of Power”              Rev. Stewart Lewis

*Hymn #377 “It Is Well With My Soul”


*Response #171 “There’s Something About That Name”

                           This Week at Velda Rose UMC

                                 Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday, July 12
7:50 am    Traditional Worship                                                  Sanctuary
9:00 am    J.O.Y. Adult Sunday School Class                                   Martin Hall
9:20 am    Traditional Worship                                                 Sanctuary
9:20 am    New Community Worship                                                Moore Hall
9:20 am    Children’s Faith Forest (start in Worship)                       Madsen Parlor
10:30 am Jr Hi/Sr Youth Sunday’s Cool                                       Youth Center
10:30 am Destination Denver Meeting                                            Martin Hall
10:45 am New Horizon (Meets 1st Sunday of Month)                               Martin Hall
10:45 am Gospel of John Film Study (Note: Room Change)                         Room 305
11:00 am Traditional Worship                                                    Sanctuary
12:00 pm Faith Factor                                                          Moore Hall
4:00 pm    Tongan Service                                                 Douglass Chapel
5:00 pm    Youth Ministry                                                   Youth Center
Monday, July 13
9:00 am    Monsoon Monday                                                   Youth Center
7:00 pm    Slime Time Live                                           Moore Hall & Kitchen
Wednesday, July 15
9:45 am    Massive & Mega Movies - “Despereaux”                                 Moore Hall
4:00 pm    Grief Support                                                        Martin Hall
6:00 pm    Youth Volleyball                                         Parking Lot/Moore Hall
7:00 pm    Tongan Choir                                                          Room 305
Thursday, July 16
6:00 am    Youth leave for Denver                                              Parking Lot
7:00 pm    Praise Band Rehearsal                                               Moore Hall
Friday, July 17
7:00 pm    Praise Band Rehearsal                                                Moore Hall
Saturday, July 18
7:00 pm    Tongan Choir Practice                                                Room 305

                        Church Camp at Mingus Mountain
Info is coming soon on our fall weekend in the mountains. Check the bulletin and
Welcome Center beginning TODAY for all the exciting information of our ALL
                      Faith Factor (3rd-4th-5th-6th Graders)
                          We’re building faith wherever we go!
Today, we’re going ice skating! Meet at the church at 12:00 PM with $2 and some $ for
a fast food lunch…and then we’re off!. You are invited to join us for this FAITH building
fun and freaky challenges! Invite a few friends along to join us and see if you can take
the challenges! Questions, please contact Cindy at 480-832-2111, ext. 204 or

                               Massive & Mega Movies
Join us on Wednesday, July 15, 9:45 am, Moore Hall for “Kit Kittredge” as Moore
Hall is turned into a movie theater. All are welcome. Snacks provided. The movie for
July 22 will be “Hotel for Dogs”.
                                     Heat Respite
Velda Rose is again supporting Desert Chapel of Apache Junction with its heat respite
mission. Heat respite provides a cool resting place during the summer for persons in the
East Valley who would not otherwise be able to escape the heat.
We are in need of volunteers to staff the facility on Thursday each week from now until
the end of September. The hours of operation are 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. If you are
interested in helping with this very worthwhile project, please call the church office or
you may contact Bill Denny at 654-2157.
                             Destination Denver July 16-26
The inner city is the fastest growing mission field in the country! The Youth are headed
to Denver for a week of serving in local ministries that impact some of those in the
greatest need. We will be building relationships: not only with each other, but with
those in the community around us. Fun along the way…of course! Follow us on our
Daily Blog on the church website at
                                    CHURCH HAPPENINGS

                              Summer “Jesus” Movie Series
                             Wednesdays, July 22 - August 26
                                  6:30 pm, Moore Hall
Join us as we explore the realm of “Jesus Movies” from the 1920’s to present. We’ll view a differ-
ent “genre” or category of movies about the life of Jesus. Besides watching one movie in its en-
tirety, we’ll view clips and/or trailers of other movies that fit that particular “genre”. Scheduled for
July:                   July 22 Classics: “King of Kings” (1927), Cecil B. DeMille
                       July 29 Epics: “King of Kings” (1961), Samuel Bronston

              United Methodist Women School of Christian Mission
                 July 23-26, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix AZ
Studies include : "Food and Faith", "Native American Survival", "The Beauty and Couage
of Sudan" Registration is due by June 30th. If interested, please contact Peggy
Scott 354-4513.
                           Sizzlin’ Summer Sermon Series
Pastor Stewart is again presenting a series of special sermons during the “sizzlin’” part
of our summer. This year we will be looking at the unique men that God called to speak
His word to the people of Israel. We know them as “prophets” and a number of them
are recorded in our Scriptures but in very small, or “minor”, books. We will look at six of
them, beginning with the prophet Amos. The series will start on Sunday, July 26 and go
through the end of August. Join us for this look into the people of God.
                             Sunday, August 9, 12 Noon
                 Church Community Pool Party, Shepherd Jr. High
We have the place to ourselves with giant water slide, diving boards, water volleyball,
shallow end wading and a great grassy area that is perfect for resting in the shade!
We’ll bring the chicken, the drinks, plates and utensils — bring your favorite POT-LUCK
side dishes.
                 Slime Time Live, Mondays, 7:00 pm, Moore Hall
Monday nights will never be the same again with water wars, camp fires, fishing, dance
party, animal adventures, scavenger hunts and …well, just come see for yourself! All
children through grade 6 are invited to join us for “summer camp without leaving
town.” We are having fun & games, crafts and music each week. Be ready for some
serious fun!
                          Youth Volleyball (5th—12th Grade)
Come out and support our four Youth Volleyball Teams, GLO—Giving Love Out. SR1 @
Red Mountain, SR2 @ lst Mesa, JR @ Grace. Games are on Wednesday nights begin-
ning at 7 PM. Youth are to be at Velda Rose by 6 PM to travel or set-up. All youth are
invited to join in the fun!
                              Take Stock In Our Youth
We offer two levels of stock for those who would like to support our Youth Ministry
Summer FL!p: Common Stock for $25 and Preferred Stock for $50. Common Stock
entitles one free admission into our dividend events whereas Preferred Stock entitles
family admission into our dividend events. Invest $100 or more and receive a 2009
Stockholder’s Annual Report. Purchase Sunday mornings on the patio or in the church
office during the week. ??? contact Cindy in the church office or
                        Summer Devo Backpacks Are Here!
Check out one of our backpacks filled with fun devos and a new friend, “Rosie,” for a
week or two this summer. Take Velda “Rosie” along with you.…wherever you go.
Keep a journal and pictures of “Rosie’s” travels. The backpacks will be at the Welcome
Center on Sunday mornings or in the church office.
                               Investment Opportunity
 A special Charge Conference held on April 16 established a Building committee to be-
gin the process of developing plans for a building to house the twice-a-year rummage
sale. The UMW has agreed to provide funding support for the proposal.
 Presently, estimates for the total cost of the building will be approximately $600,000.
It is proposed that the funding will come from the sale of notes to the mem-
bers of our church.
 If you would be interested in this investment and would like more information, please
contact Marv Harmsen or Pastor Stewart for more information.
                                CHURCH HAPPENINGS

                           A New, Simplified Way to Give!
Velda Rose is pleased to offer Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) so you no longer will
need to write a check for your contribution to the church budget. Sign up Authorization
Forms are available at the Gazebo on Sunday mornings, the Church Office during the
week and our website, anytime! These funds can be withdrawn
from your checking or savings account or a credit card (earn extra airline miles!).
Please call Marv Harmsen 832-2111 with questions or email him at
             Items on Loan for Vacation Bible School Crocodile Dock
Did you loan items for Vacation Bible School, such as fishing poles, trees, etc.? We are
so grateful for your help and do thank you so much. You can pick up these items at
the church office anytime during the week or see Cindy on Sunday mornings.
                                  Extreme Makeovers
Our Children’s Ministry renovation continues this summer as we try to finish off some
very large projects! We are in need of some larger space painters and detail mural
painters. The designs are ready, we just need some help in completing them. If you
love to paint, love color and love to see “WOW” in the eyes of children, come and help
us out this summer. Please contact Cindy Von Bargen in the church office or at
                              Summer Reading Program
Travel to another part of the world…grab a book and read! Our summer reading pro-
gram will run now through August 31. Register at the Book Table on the patio or in the
Library, complete a registration card and get a booklet of ideas and information. Recog-
nition and awards will be given at the end of the summer.
                         Enjoy A Labor Day Camping Weekend!
Pastor Cliff is looking for others who would enjoy a weekend of camping – tent camp-
ing, RV, tent trailer, etc. – on the Rim or maybe Mormon Lake - Labor Day weekend,
Friday, Sept. 4 – Monday, Sept. 7. We need to reserve sites now, so contact Pastor
Cliff–office, 832-2111, home-306-4767.
We have wonderful camping programs in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference and
want to make the experience available to any child wanting to attend. A week at camp
is approximately $300 for children and youth and our scholarship fund is in need of
some help. If you would like to contribute to the VRUMC Campership Fund, please do!
Mark your check “Campership”, bring it by the church office, or contact Cindy.
                                 Fitch Library is OPEN!
               Sundays 8:00 am-Noon, Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am
Faith Boutique (in Fitch Library) presents their Christmas in July sale. Two for the price
of one. All items included. Various seasonal holiday gifts featured.
                               This Week’s Liturgists
      7:50 am: Carole Duffield, 9:20 am: Donna Jensen, 11:00 am: Miriam House
                              Last Week’s Attendance:
                          7:50 - 168, 9:20 - 199, 11:00 - 110
                           New Community - 54, Total – 531

                              Flowers are given by:
            Florence Lawhead; In memory of Charles Lawhead’s birthday
              Virginia Reedy; In memory of her sister, Jeannette Moog

                      Keep These People in Your Thoughts & Prayers

               Our Troops Overseas     Family of Frank Livingston   Leola Snortland
               Bill Beall              Family of Lorna Wright       Robert Friedman
               Deirdre Poyer           Harold Norman                Robert Payne
               Donna Jensen            Helen McIntire               Rose Ann Bestlin
               Ethel Burlingham        Miriam Jansen                Ruth Doan
                                                                    Youth Group
         In Loving Memory: Frank Livingston, died 7-2-09; Lorna Wright, died 7-3-09
            Prayer Chain: Lois Stryson 832-7908, Maggie May Coppock 985-1770
 “Helping the                                          Velda Rose
      Love of God                             United Methodist Church
       Bloom in You”                                      5540 E. Main St.
                                                          Mesa, AZ 85205
                                                          (480) 832-2111

First Time Guest?
Welcome to our services! Please take a moment to complete one of the
attendance cards in the pew rack in front of you and then pass it to the
aisle nearest the center. We certainly hope you will find our worship ser-
vice to be an uplifting and pleasurable experience and that you will worship
with us again soon! Learn more about us by visiting our website at:
Diaper Changing Station & Quiet Room
We have a diaper changing station in the room immediately east of the
Women’s Restroom for your convenience, and a Quiet Room that is sound-
proof, located in the hallway left of the sanctuary. Nursery is available from
7:00 am –12:00 pm in Room C.
Worship Services
Sunday Traditional Services - 7:50 am, 9:20 am & 11:00 am (Sanctuary)
New Community Worship - 9:20 am (Moore Hall)
Children’s Bulletins are available-ask any usher
Christian Education
Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults and available at 9:15
am & 10:45 am (see daily calendar for specific times and locations).
Transistor Hearing Assists for worship—ask any usher
Audio Tapes of Sunday Services are available. Tapes can be delivered to
Emergency Number on Sunday Mornings - 7:45 -11:30 am
(602) 206-0186

                 Velda Rose UMC Administrative Staff

          Senior Pastor         Director of Family Life         Executive
        Rev. Stewart Lewis            Ministries          Administrative Assistant       Cindy Von Bargen            Melody Evans
          Associate Pastor
           Rev. Cliff Asay         Director of Music             Secretary     Dr. J. Edmund Hughes           Judy Christgau

        Pastor of Visitation                                  Crystal Williams
                                  Associate Director
          Rev. Bob Deits                                        Receptionist
                                       of Music
                                     Jim Yancey
     Director of Operations &                                 Kathleen Norby
          Church Growth/                          
           Marv Harmsen