Evangelical United Methodist Church

Evangelical United Methodist Church
157 East Water Street, Middletown, Pa.
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 19, 2014
Moments of Welcome
Greeting our Brethren
Updates from our “Announcement Bench”
“In Quiet Praise”
Entrance of the Light and Word
His Spirit Dawns on Us as We Gather
Choral Introit
“Great Is The Lord”
* Call to Worship
The Lord has given us another week of life!
For some of us it was a busy, demanding seven days,
For others of us it was a “cake walk in the park” (smile)
For all of us it was a gift from our divine creator, our Lord.
Let us pause now and return to our Lord, a hearty thank you!
* Hymn of Adoration
“O Worship the King”
* Invocation
O Lord God, our homes are so filled with many belongings,
our days are so filled with endless lists of tasks that await
our attention; and our souls are so filled with questions such as
to whom does our loyalty lie? Oh come among us, O Lord
God, and guide us in the ways that lead us to you, our
redeemer. We ask in the name of our Lord and Savior. Amen.
His Spirit Listens as We Give Thanks
Reading of the Psalms: Psalm 99
Affirmation of our Faith: A Modern Affirmation
Reading from the Old Testament: Exodus 33:12-23
Lifting Up Our Thanks to God
His Spirit Appears as We Consider the Word
Moments with the Young
After this moment, children grades kindergarten through fifth grade
are welcome to go downstairs for Children’s church.
Morning Anthem
“Lead Me Savior”
Roger C Wilson
Reading from the Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22
* Hymn of Faith “I Stand Amazed in the Presence” vs 1, 2, 4 #371
Morning Message
“Who Does That Belong To?”
His Spirit Treasures our Commitments
Sharing of our Gifts and our Offerings
“Holy Ground”
As the offering plate is passed, please place the green
prayer request cards and visitors cards in the plate.
* Doxology
* Prayer of Dedication and the Lord’s Prayer (using “sins”)
Prayer Concerns for our Brethren (refer to our Faithful thoughts)
Choral Response
“The Fragrance of Christ”
His Spirit Strengthens Us to Change the World
* Hymn of Dedication
“Take My Life, and Let It Be”
* Benediction
* Choral Blessing
“Song of Hope”
* Going Forth with the Light and Word
* Postlude
Our altar flowers are dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of
Myron I. Kuhn presented by The Family.
Today’s bulletins are given in memory of Elizabeth and Simon Grubb
by Eleanor Jane and Delbert Sankey.
Our Sunday Prayer Partner is Joyce Gass.
Worship Assistants for Today
Greeters ·························Betty Hoke, John Alexander, Sue Neiman
Head Usher························································· Scott Green
Lay Liturgist ··············································· Bonnie Strohecker
Nursery Caregivers ································ Deb Lidle, Joyce Moyer
We extend our thoughts and prayers to Bonita Tolbert on the death of
her husband, James Tolbert, who passed away this week.
Pastor Bob held a private graveside service yesterday.
Faithful Thoughts and Prayers
Updates and Changes
Rev Daniel Moser – Erich Schlicher’s brother-in-law – blood clots
Barb Graybill – knee surgery - completed
Landan Behrens – surgery - completed
Ed Shellenhemer – Masonic Home/home now
Jim Williams – surgery completed
Mary Ann Rowland – waiting for kidney transplant/ fall – broken arm
Chloie Keller – broken leg
Bryson Harris – healed ready for next time
Recent Illness and Surgeries
Jane Goshorn – Colonial Care
Earl Hoffman – becoming weaker
Cathy Woodring’s Parents
Bob Bitner – Frey Village
Tom Tucker – home now
Tim Morgan – second round of chemo
Pat Reider - Evelyn Reese’s sister-in-law
James Shoemaker – Marcia Baker’s son-in-law – throat tumor
Living with Cancer
Vicki – Tami Hile’s friend – chemotherapy, Dave Shellenhamer
Jean Greenawalt – Evelyn Greenawalt’s sister in law
Madison Lewis, Bunny Prussack, Collin Kratzer, Steve Smith
Mary Pani – Julie Kupp’s friend
Challenges of Living
George and Margaret Gates
Pastor Solomon-- Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone - shipment of meds
Bishop Jeremiah Park – caring for His whole flock of believers
Dauphin County Prison Ministry - Paul Alexander
Military families far and near: Logan Cassner
Jack O’Donnell & Daniel Welsh – waiting on double transplants
Ben Gingrich & his Mother, Erin – childhood disease
October 19, 2014
9 a.m. – Sunday School
10:15 a.m. – Worship
5-7 p.m. – Junior Youth Fellowship
5:30 p.m. – Halloween parade Stand (see announcement)
8:30 a.m. – No Mission Central this month
2 p.m. – Stitches and Prayers Shawl Ministry
6 p.m. – AA Group Book Study
6:30 p.m. – Senior Choir Rehearsal
“Food Bank/World Hunger Fund”
9 a.m. – Sunday School
10:15 a.m. – Worship – Laity Sunday
Faithful Servants in Worship
Audio Visual ······················································ Steve Moyer
Organist······················································· Glenn M. Diritto
Pianist ························································ Charlene Walters
Senior Choir Director········································· Erich Schlicher
Pastor ·························································· Robert Graybill
Church Website: www.eumch.org
Church Phone: 717-944-6181
LAY VISITATION: During October the following persons from the
Lay Visitation Committee will visit the homebound members of our
church: Karl and Shirley Kupp.
USED INK CARTRIDGES: We are collecting used ink cartridges to
benefit the Middletown Public Library. Please bring your used
cartridges to church and place them in the marked box located in the
DINNER COMMITTEE: A meeting of the dinner committee and any
interested persons will be held on Monday, October 27 at 7 p.m. to
make decisions and plans for 2015. Any one who would like to get
involved with the dinners is welcome. If unable to attend, please send
suggestions for entrees, procedural changes or other comments to
Louise at [email protected] or call her at 944-6518. Thanks.
HALLOWEEN PARADE STAND: On Monday, October 20, we will
have our Halloween Parade Stand starting at 5:30 p.m. and ending
when the parade passes the church. We will be selling hot dogs, hot
chocolate, coffee, soda and baked goods. Sign up sheets are posted on
the bulletin board for anyone who would like to help out with the stand
and/or donate baked items. All baked items may be dropped off on
Monday, October 20 after 4 p.m.
Oct. 27 - Church of God, 245 West High Street
Menu - Salisbury steak ($8.00 for adults; $4 for children under 12)
Nov. 10 - St. Peters Lutheran Church, Spring and Union Streets
Menu - Pork and sauerkraut ($8.00 for adults; $3 for children under 12)
Nov. 17 - Evangelical United Methodist Church, 157 E. Water Street
Menu - Ham loaf ($8.00 for adults; $3.00 for children under 12)
SUB SALE: The United Methodist Men will be having a sub sale on
November 2. A sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.
ATTENTION: All those who work with Children and Youth of our
church, there will be a Safe Sanctuary Training session at Geyer’s
Church UMC on Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Pastor
Bob reminds us that this certification is a must for all to be in
compliance with Safe Sanctuary.
OPEN HOUSE: The Living Life Community Center, 56 E Emaus
Street is holding an Open House on Sunday, November 2 from
2-7 p.m. A Unique Exhibit of over 20 original paintings of the
Miracles and Teaching of Jesus Christ will be on display. Admission is
free. See the flyer posted on the bulletin board for more information.
Operation Christmas Child sends a message of hope to children in
desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes and
Christian literature. This program provides an opportunity for
individuals of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on missions
project that reaches out to suffering children while focusing on the true
meaning of Christmas - Jesus Christ, God's greatest gift.
The Junior Youth Fellowship will be sponsoring this mission project.
We would like to invite the congregation to participate as well by
donating any of the items listed below and the youth will put together
the boxes. If you would like to make your own shoebox, please follow
the instructions listed below. When your box is completed please bring
it to the church no later than Sunday, November 9.
1. Pick up a container from the youth in the vestibule, purchase
a container at Target or fill a shoebox
2. Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or girl (2-4), (5-9) or
(10-14) years old.
3. Fill the shoebox with a variety of gifts:
Toys - small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, plastic
kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, small Etch-a-Sketch, toys that
light up or make noise(with extra batteries), slinky, etc.
School supplies - pens, pencils, crayons or markers, stamps
and ink pad sets, coloring books, writing pads or paper, solar
calculators, etc.
Hygiene items - toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, comb, wash
clothes, etc.
Other - hard candy, lollipops, mints, gum, sunglasses, ball
caps, socks, t-shirts, toy jewelry sets, hair clips, watches, etc.
Do not include: used items, war related items, perishable items,
liquids, medicines, breakable items.
If you would like to give a monetary donation instead of making a box,
please place it in an envelope and mark it Christmas Child.