The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost July 21, 2019
WORDS OF WELCOME
Rev. Alexis Coleman (8:00 and 9:30) Rev. Linda Zastovnik (11:00)
OPENING VOLUNTARY Fanfare and Processional John Settlemyer, organ
OPENING HYMN, No. 340
Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
WILL BE THE
WORDS: Joseph Hart, 1759 MUSIC: The Southern Harmony,
1835; harm. by Charles H. Webb, 1987
All who are able, please stand.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Merciful God, you created the Sabbath as a day of gratitude and joy. Yet we confess our ingratitude and hardness of heart. We have forgotten your blessings. We have taken for granted your gifts. We have resisted your love. Forgive us, we pray. Help us acknowledge that all we have accomplished you have done for us. Amen. Prayer Song O Lord Have Mercy
Guarani Kyrie, Paraguay; harm. Carlton R. Young
Words of Assurance Pastor: Hear the good news: Christ died for us while we were yet sinners; that proves God’s love toward us. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. People: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. All: Glory to God. Amen.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!
HYMN RESPONSE, No. 393 (Sing twice.) Spirit of the Living God
WORDS AND MUSIC:
Daniel Iverson, 1926; © 1935, renewal © 1963 Birdwing Music
Jesus entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered hand. They watched him to see whether he would cure him on the sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man who had the withered hand, “Come forward.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good or to do harm on the sabbath, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. He looked around at them with anger; he was grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. Lector: This is the Gospel of our Lord. People: Praise to you, O Christ!
Rev. Shane Page The Conversion of the Hands
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH, No. 881
The Apostles’ Creed
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. GLORIA PATRI
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
All those who feel led may join the pastor at the altar for prayer.
The pastor will end each petition with: Lord, in your mercy, to which the congregation responds: Hear our prayer.
THE OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS You may also give by texting 704-457-5083 with the amount you would like to contribute to the General Fund or give online at www.davidsonumc.org/finances.
OFFERTORY The Feast of Love Is Spread The Matins Choir (8:00) O Christ, the Healer, We Have Come
K. Lee Scott Richard Gieseke
The Chancel Choir (9:30 and 11:00) DOXOLOGY
Gladly We Praise Thee
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION The Great Thanksgiving, The Hymnal, pages 15 and 16
The Lord be with you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. …And so, with your people on earth and all the company of heaven we praise your name and join their unending hymn: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
…And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union with Christ's offering for us, as we proclaim the mystery of faith. Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will come again. …All honor and glory is yours, almighty Father, now and forever. Amen. The Lord’s Prayer, No. 895
Communion Music Ave Verum Corpus (9:30 and 11:00)
Prayer of Thanksgiving Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. CLOSING HYMN, NO. 375 There Is a Balm in Gilead
WORDS AND MUSIC:
BALM IN GILEAD
Afro-American spiritual; adapt.& arr. by William Farley Smith, 1986; © 1989 The UM Publishing House
We will be the Body of Christ in our community through worship, education, fellowship, and service .
BENEDICTION AND RESPONSE
CLOSING VOLUNTARY Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy
arr. Gayden C. Sikes
WELCOME! Davidson United Methodist Church gathers to worship the living God and to share mercy, encouragement, challenge, and hope. Guests are encouraged to stop by the Welcome Center, located behind the Sanctuary, to receive a gift and information about DUMC. Please sign the fellowship register on the end of the pew and pass it to your neighbor. All children are welcomed to join their families in worship. If needed, childcare is provided for infants through age 4 on the childcare hall. Childcare workers are background checked and CPR/First Aid certified. If your child needs you while in childcare, you will receive a text. Children’s bulletins and fidgets are available in the Gathering Space. Please see an usher for assistance with any of these items. Devices for the hearing impaired are available from the sound technician. Larger print hymnals are available by the Sanctuary entrance. THE MISSIONAL PRAYER FOCUS for this week is Our Towns Habitat for Humanity, serving North Mecklenburg and Iredell counties. This organization, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. They believe that everyone deserves decent, affordable housing and that this is vital to creating strong families and communities since affordable housing promotes health, education, and financial stability. Our Towns Habitat has two main programs: Their new homeownership program provides low-income families a path to homeownership with an affordable mortgage. Families must meet income and residency requirements, commit to homeowner and financial education classes, and serve 400 “sweat equity” hours. Their critical repair program meets essential health and safety repair needs for families who already own a home and whose limited income makes it difficult, if not impossible, to afford these essential repairs. DUMC annually sponsors a new Habitat home for a family. Contact Dave Alexander for more information ([email protected]
). Volunteer at our local Our Towns Habitat for Humanity at www.ourtownshabitat.org/volunteer. $50,000 of the 2019 DUMC missions budget supports this ministry. FLOWERS ARE PLACED IN THE SANCTUARY today to the glory of God by Jeff and Nancy Tarte in celebration of Nancy’s 60th birthday and their 40th wedding anniversary. THOSE SERVING TODAY LECTORS: Bob McIntosh, Tom Foley, Dave Jirele COMMUNION SERVERS: 8:00 Debbie Kolarik, Judy B. Martin 9:30 Joanna Wright, Ernie & Susan Cavasinni, Phillip & Bindy Alexander, Mike Falcone, Britt & Maia Setzer 11:00 Leamon & Renee Brice, Charlie & Lisa-Michele Forsyth, Mary D.G. Barker, Ann Russ, Tabitha Lindsay, Menita Mercuri LIVESTREAM NOTE This worship service may be recorded and shared via the Internet on our church website (www.davidsonumc.org) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/DavidsonUMC). Audio or video of any congregant may appear in the webcast. PASTORAL CARE NOTE A DUMC pastor remains on call after hours to be of assistance during emergency situations (death, sudden hospitalizations, etc.). Please call 704-770-1264 (or the Church Office 704-892-8277 - which provides this number as well) and a pastor will respond as soon as possible. You may arrange pastoral care for all non-emergency events, such as a scheduled surgery or hospitalization, by contacting the Church Office (704-892-8277).
OPPORTUNITIES MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE (MAD) COLLECTION for July is NEW wash cloths, bath towels, pillow cases, and pillow covers for Children’s Hope Alliance (formerly Barium Springs). Place donations in the marked bins in the Gathering Space or in the Church Office. HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2020 There will be persons in the Fellowship Hall between the services on Sunday mornings in July wearing “I WENT” name tags. Stop by and learn about the February 25 - March 6, 2020 pilgrimage. See www.davidsonumc.org/holyland/ for more details. The signup FINAL deadline is July 31, 2019. MEN'S SHELTER LUNCH is Sunday, August 4. Provide food in advance and/or serve lunch at the shelter. See the signup sheet in the Gathering Space today or at www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations. GEMS Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior. DUMC is excited to offer another year of GEMS for girls in Grades 1-5. Last year, 55 girls came to a closer relationship with Jesus, increased their Bible knowledge and made lasting friendships, thanks to our amazing church! Informational sessions will be held on Sundays, August 4 and 11 from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 217. For more information, to enroll a girl, and/or to be a counselor, register for an informational session with Melanie Chrencik ([email protected]
or 704-728-4583). CPR CERTIFICATION/FIRST AID TRAINING is Thursday, August 8, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 210, using the American Heart Association standards. Register and reserve childcare in the Gathering Space or with Charlotte Thomas ([email protected]
). Cost for class alone: $40.00; cost for class & certification card: $60.00. MISSIONAL IMPACT DAYS (MIDS) are a new initiative from the Missional Impact Team as an extension of our former Great Day of Service. MIDs will take place quarterly with projects throughout each designated week. We hope to be able to engage everyone at least once during the year and that families will have more opportunities to serve together. Our first MIDs will take place August 12 - 17. There are day and evening opportunities for families (ages 12 and older) and individuals to serve at Davidson Community Garden, UMAR, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, Bags of Hope, and the Ada Jenkins Center. Projects include gardening, unloading and sorting food donations, cooking meals, setting up a warehouse for backpack donations, planning and hosting a social event, and the Community Back 2-School event. Register for a project at www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations. Each opportunity will have its own Sign-Up Genius. JOIN THE DUMC ADULT BOWLING LEAGUE! Fun, fellowship, and handicaps are included. The league meets eight times every other Sunday evening at Spare Time in Huntersville beginning August 25. Bowlers of all skills are invited. Contact Heather Smith ([email protected]
) by August 18 to register. DUMC WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL UPDATE Openings are available in these 2019-20 classes: MWF 2’s, TTH 2’s, 4 - Day 4’s and the TK class. Contact Nancy Cork ([email protected]
or 704-896-0082) for details. SPIRITUAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITIES The Lectio Divina Class: Encountering the Word to Be Transformed will be held on Saturday, August 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Foundation,13816 Professional Center Drive, Huntersville, NC. Learn a way of encountering God in Scripture known as Lectio Divina, which means "divine reading." You will not leave as you entered; you will have a way forward you can use to be intentionally shaped by the Word and more keenly recognize God's voice. The Quiet Miracles of Spiritual Direction in Groups: An Introduction with Practice will meet on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Starrette Farm Retreat Center. Spiritual Direction in Groups is a gentle, rhythmic process of expanding our capacity for deep, holy listening to God, self, and others. Quiet miracles take place here, rippling out, impacting our world for good. Register for these sessions at: www.thelydiagroup.com/soul-tending-retreats. Questions? Contact registrar Colleen Siadak ([email protected]
DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Rev. Shane Page • Senior Pastor; Rev. Kevin Turner, Rev. Alexis Coleman, Rev. Linda Zastovnik, Rev. Jim Humphries • Associate Pastors Post Office Box 718 • 233 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036 • 704-892-8277 • www.davidsonumc.org