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The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost August 11, 2019



Rev. Jim Humphries (8:00 and 9:30) Rev. Alexis Coleman (11:00)


Emma Lou Diemer

Rev. Kevin Turner, organ (8:00) The Love of God

Frederick Martin Lehman

Mark Miller (9:30 and 11:00)  OPENING HYMN

We Have Come to Join in Worship













WORDS: Ken Bible and George Atkins MUSIC: William Moore; © 1997 by Integrity’s

Hosanna! Music and Word Music

 All who are able, please stand.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. Through your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. 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.


Hebrews 13:1-8

Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage be held in honor by all and let the marriage bed be kept undefiled; for God will judge fornicators and adulterers. Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” So, we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?” Remember your leaders, those who spoke the word of God to you; consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!

RESPONSE (9:30 & 11:00) Sing three times. Acclamation

WORDS: Traditional liturgical text MUSIC: Norah Duncan IV; © 1987


by GIA Publications, Inc.


Genesis 18:1-15

The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. Let me bring a little bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So, they said, “Do as you have said.” And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Make ready quickly three measures of choice flour, knead it, and make cakes.” Abraham ran to the herd, and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to the servant, who hastened to prepare it. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree while they ate. They said to him, “Where is your wife Sarah?” And he said, “There, in the tent.” Then one said, “I will surely return to you in due season, and your wife Sarah shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent entrance behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in age; it had ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. So, Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I have grown old, and my husband is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? At the set time I will return to you, in due season, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied, saying, “I did not laugh”; for she was afraid. He said, “Oh yes, you did laugh.” Lector: This is the Word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God!


Rev. Shane Page God Interrupted


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



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 He Comes to Us as One Unknown

arr. Robert Powell

Rev. Kevin Turner (8:00) O To Be Like Thee

arr. Mark Miller Mark Miller (9:30 and 11:00)


Gladly We Praise Thee

RITE OF CONFIRMATION (11:00) Blythe Catherine Baker Miles Wayne Boatsman Ashley Elizabeth Carr

Jordyn Breanne Ross Nathaniel Guthrie Watson

RESPONSE OF THE FAMILIES AND PEOPLE We give thanks for all that God has already given you and we welcome you in Christian love. As members together with you in the body of Christ and in this congregation, we renew our covenant faithfully to participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness; that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. Amen.

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION (8:00)  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

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 Yes, God Is Real

WORDS: Kenneth Morris MUSIC: Kenneth Morris; ©


1944 Martin and Morris, renewed, admin. by Unichappell Music, Inc.



We will be the Body of Christ in our community through worship, education, fellowship, and service .

CLOSING VOLUNTARY 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 the Davidson-Cornelius Child Development Center. The mission of the center is to provide high quality early education and care to any child in our community regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. They are the only center in the North Mecklenburg area that offers 5-star, full-time, affordable early education and childcare with scholarship support for children ages 6 weeks to Pre-K. About 40-50% of their children receive sliding-scale scholarship support, ranging from 35-75% of the total tuition cost. $10,000 of the 2019 DUMC missions budget supports their scholarship fund. You can help by donating at www.dc-childdevelopmentcenter.org/donate. A ROSEBUD IS PLACED ON THE ALTAR to celebrate the birth of Braxton Richard Hayes, son of Alex and Jami Lyn Hayes and grandson of Chuck and Gail Hayes. Braxton was born on May 26, 2019. FLOWERS ARE PLACED IN THE SANCTUARY today to the glory of God by Laurie and Chad Randolph in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary and in gratitude to God for bringing them together. They pray that He will continue to bless their marriage, their families, their friends, and their church this day and in all the days to come. FLOWERS ARE PLACED IN THE GATHERING SPACE today to the glory of God and in loving memory of Hazel Harrington by her family. THOSE SERVING TODAY LECTORS: Judy Schuh, Beckie McCall, Dana Hicks COMMUNION SERVERS: Debbie Kolarik, Berta Spencer Today’s music selections are reprinted by permission through OneLicense.net #A-714792 and CCLI #2958800.

OPPORTUNITIES MAKE-A-DIFFERENCE (MAD) COLLECTION for August is NEW school supplies. Place donations of crayons, #2 pencils, glue sticks, markers, 1-subject notebooks, and loose leaf paper in the marked bins in the Gathering Space or in the Church Office. 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. Sign-ups are available today in the Fellowship Hall. 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! Informational sessions will be held today from 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. in Room 216/218. For more info contact Melanie Chrencik ([email protected] or 704-728-4583). A BLOOD DRIVE will be Monday, August 12 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Gathering Space or contact Liz Powell ([email protected]) to reserve a time. MISSIONAL IMPACT DAYS (MIDS) are a new quarterly initiative from the Missional Impact Team as an extension of our former Great Day of Service. Our first MIDs will take place August 12 - 17. There are 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. AGING PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP - SAVE THE DATE Are you facing concerns with your aging parents? Would you like to network with and support others in the same place? Join us for an interest meeting for an Aging Parents Support Group on Wednesday, August 21, from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. in Room 212/214. Register by calling the Church office (704-892-8277). CONNECT THROUGH EDUCATION This focused version of the Connect Café, is Sunday, August 25, 8:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come, learn about our lifelong faith formation ministries for ages birth - 105. Staff and lay leaders will be on hand to answer questions. Watch for previews in upcoming emails for a list of ministries that will be represented so that you can make the most of this event. Questions? Contact Charlotte Thomas ([email protected] or 704-892-8277). DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY has been the most significant Bible Study offered in the past 30 years. If you have never taken it, now’s the time. If you took it long ago, consider taking it again. Every time you commit to a long-term Bible Study, your life will be transformed. Join your brothers and sisters in a community group from Davidson United Methodist Church and Davidson College Presbyterian Church for a 25-week study on Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. beginning August 27. Register at www.davidsonumc.org/event-registrations. DUMC WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL UPDATE A limited number of openings are available in ALL of our 2019-20 classes. Contact Nancy Cork ([email protected] or 704-896-0082) for details. SPIRITUAL FORMATION 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. Register at: www.thelydiagroup.com/soul-tending-retreats. Contact registrar Colleen Siadak ([email protected] or 704577-3408) for more information.

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