TRUTH BE TOLD ART PARTY THE ORDER OF WORSHIP Eight Sunday After Pentecost July 19, 2015 Altar Color: Green PRELUDE Melissa Sizemore, Guest Organist Voluntary on All Creatures of Our God and King – Phillips; Held CHIMING OF THE HOUR *PROCESSIONAL (ORGAN) All Creatures of Our God and King -- DeCou Sunday, July 19, 2015 8:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:30 p.m. “A Bead & A Prayer” Bible Study (CR) No Young Adult Small Group Wednesday, July 22, 2015 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS *MOMENTS OF FRIENDSHIP AND OPPORTUNITY No Chancel Choir *CALL TO WORSHIP Surely the Presence of the Lord Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place; I can feel his mighty power and his grace. I can hear the brush of angels’ wings, I see glory on each face; surely the presence of the Lord is in this place. *OPENING PRAYER *OPENING HYMN Tell Me the Stories of Jesus OFFERING OFFERTORY (ORGAN) *DOXOLOGY Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Sunday School Worship ATTENDANCE: S. SCHOOL 7/5 7/12 277 The Apostles’ Creed *AFFIRMATION OF FAITH *GLORIA PATRI 328 881 70 SILENCE & PASTORAL PRAYER – LORD’S PRAYER CHILDREN’S SERMON John MacKeil *SONG OF PRAISE Words Found in Bulletin ANTHEM Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56 [Pg. 818] If You Search With All Your Heart – Courtney SERMON *HYMN OF PARTING “Take Time” Chancel Choir Rev. Alice MacKeil Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us HEALTH MISSION PROJECT We will be taking donations for Clorox for the month of July for the Laurens County Memorial Home. Instead of bringing bottles of Clorox, please make checks payable to First UMC and on memo write “Clorox for Memorial Home”. BRACELETS TO SUPPORT BILL KUTZ We are selling bracelets to support Bill’s fight against cancer. We have received another shipment of bracelets, they will be available for sale from Kelly Hillmann this Sunday for $5.00. DISCIPLE II BIBLE STUDY *EXTINGUISHING OF THE ALTAR CANDLES *CARRYING OUT OF THE LIGHT *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE Shalom to You Shalom to you now, shalom, my friends. May God’s full mercies bless you, my friends. In all your living and through your loving, Christ be your shalom, Christ be your shalom. *POSTLUDE WOMEN’S KAIROS AT LEATH CORRECTIONAL Any woman who has been on the Walk to Emmaus is welcome to volunteer to be on the team for the Women’s Kairos the weekend of Oct. 22-25 at Leath Correctional. Training began July 11th at Main St. UMC. If interested, please speak with Chris McCoy or Pastor Alice. 381 *BENEDICTION A Festive Postlude – Phillips Acolytes Acolytes 666 You DO NOT have to know anything at all about painting to join this class. It is a great opportunity to fellowship, have fun and paint a one-of-a-kind painting (size: 8” x 24”) to take home. The cost is only $30. We will serve light refreshments. WORSHIP 29 101 Contemporary Praise Service – 31 34 101 Bind Us Together PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION SCRIPTURE The Class will last about 2-1/2 – 3 hours in our Fellowship Hall. Please sign-up on the bulletin board and choose your design and scripture. For more information contact Shannon Ashley. We Call to Thee – Buxtehude 95 We are planning the “Truth Be Told Art” paint class for Thurs., Aug. 13th @ 6:30 PM. Methodist Men’s Breakfast (FH) Sunday School Worship Bold Believers – Emmaus Group (FH) Contemporary Praise Service (Sanctuary) It’s mid-summer so it’s time to start talking about the fall Disciple Bible Study class. This year we will be doing Disciple 2: Into the Word, Into the World. For 32 weeks we will be studying Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Classes will be on Monday nights from 6:15 – 8:15PM here at First UMC. We will hold our orientation meeting on Monday, August 31st at 6:15PM, it should take an hour or less. We will meet in the Conference Room. The student manuals will be handed out, the cost is: $35.00 each. If you would like to participate, please sign-up on the sheet located on the bulletin board outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, Pastor Alice or Ray McCoy would be happy to talk with you about the study. “A BEAD AND A PRAYER” STUDY As a follow up to making Prayer Beads, we will be offering a study to learn how to use Protestant Prayer Beads. The class will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. July 21 July 28 Week 3 Week 4 How to Use Prayer Beads How to Listen with Prayer Beads Each week we will practice praying using our Prayer Beads, discuss the lesson and share using reflection questions. Please be sure to bring your book and prayer beads to class with you each week. If you cannot come to the Prayer Bead making session, Hope Deason would be glad to make you a set of Prayer Beads for a small cost to use with this study. CHILDREN’S SERMON If you would be interested in doing a Children’s Sermon during the worship service on Sunday mornings, please see Pastor Alice so you can be added to the Children’s Sermon schedule. MEMORIALS In Memory of: Jim Sharpton Given by: Dick & Nancy Althouse; Barbara Brown; Phillip & Jay Betette; Ron & Betty Burnside; Jack & Evelyn Cauley; Rayford & Nyoda Gambrell; Randy, Kelly, & Gabriel Hillmann; Joe & Joy Kirby; Adeline Long; Gene & Jean Madden; Drucie Martin; Essie Mills; Cathy & Wayne Neal; William & Susan Nutter; Jack & Carolyn Penland; Walter & Harriet Ramage; R. Bland Roper; Michael & Dianne Sutton; The Neighborhood – (Woodbluff, Wardlaw, & Sweetgum); Thomas Thompson; Mary Townsend; Jimmy Williams In Memory of: Bill LeGrand Given by: Walter & Harriet Ramage HONORARIUMS In Honor of: Jack Hedgepath Given by: Mary Townsend In Honor of: Bill Kutz Given by: Myron Stockman SERVING THIS MORNING: Sunday, July 19, 2015 Sunday School Greeters: Frank & Linda Brown; Emil & Mary Lou Finley Ushers: Jim Stroud, Diane Allen, Tom Ashley, Toby Dillard Crucifer: Zan Tollison Acolytes: Katelyn Martin, Bennett Tollison Adult Helper: Scott Tollison Lay Liturgist: Randy Hillmann Martha Franks Driver: Emil Finley Nursery: Susan Pruitt, Merry Young Children’s Church: Carol Curry, Joanne Thomason Flowers: The flowers are given in loving memory of Billy & Betty Patterson and in honor of Neal & Ellie Patterson on the upcoming birth of their first child by Brown & Gypsy Patterson. Welcome Guests We bid you a warm welcome and pray that you will know God’s presence in worship with us. If you are interested in joining First United Methodist Church please speak with Pastor Alice after worship or call the Church Office at 984-7696. Prayer Concerns Jack Hedgepath –staying at his granddaughter’s home – Address: c/o Nicole Brown, 401 Winding Brook Ct., Greenville, SC 29617 Rev. Rick Inman – received a new kidney at MUSC, Charleston – (Pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church, Laurens) Bill Kutz – getting therapy at Roger C. Peace – Rm. 2904 – hoping to go home Friday (7/17). Shirley McIntyre – Hospice House of Clinton – Rm. 106 Conway Siebert – Laurens Co. Memorial Hospital – Rm. 206 MINISTRY OF ENCOURAGEMENT Thomas Gallman – NHC of Laurens, 301 Pinehaven St. Ext. – Rm. 423A – (brother of Greenwood District Secretary) Frances Siebert – 1 Martha Franks Dr., HC 331 THANKS TO VBS WORKERS Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s GForce VBS such a success. We had 21 children participate. They ate dinner, watched a puppet show with video, sang and danced to songs, watched five Bible stories acted out, learned Bible verses, watched science experiments, played games, and made crafts. They learned to be God’s love in action. WORDS TO SONG OF PRAISE Bind Us Together Chorus: Verse: Bind us together, Lord, bind us together with cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, bind us together, Lord, bind us together in love. There is only one God, there is only one King; There is only one body, that is why we sing. Repeat Chorus At First United Methodist Church we challenge each other to be BOLD, to step out in faith as disciples of Jesus Christ. BIBLE VERSE FOR JULY “He called for the Twelve and sent them out in pairs.” Mark 6: 7 NRSV METHODIST MEN’S BREAKFAST Sunday, July 19 8:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA Vol. XXXIII David Stumbo, Solicitor for the Eighth Judicial Circuit, will be our guest speaker. He is a long-time prosecutor and is a man of strong faith. Let’s have a large turn-out. July 19, 2015 No. 29 343530262723N2221No.1010091006070351515515051 No.N484744342438393738373673637 CONTEMPORARY PRAISE SERVICE Sunday, July 19th 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary Speaker: Allan Burden Do Good Anyway (Part 1) 1 Peter 3: 13-17 PICNIC AND PURSE LUNCH You are invited to The Laurens Area Methodist Women’s “Picnic and Purse Lunch” Tues., Aug. 4, 2015 at Noon in the Fellowship Hall of First UMC. Bring your favorite kind of sandwiches, a salad or a dessert to share. Please don’t forget to bring your purse with you for some “purse fun”. FINANCIAL REPORT July 14, 2015 MONTH TO DATE Revenue - - - - - - - $ 10,177.00 Expenses - - - - - - $ 8,531.01 Net - - - - - - - - - - -$ 1,645.99 STAFF MEMBERS Pastor Praise Music Director Financial Secretary Director of Music/Organist Church Secretary Ministers Alice MacKeil Andrew Crocker Lucy Crowder Bill Kutz Karen Reeder Entire Congregation Church Phone Numbers 984-7696 or 984-2969 715-0430 (Parsonage) 864-420-0004 (Pastor’s Cell) e-mail addresses [email protected] [email protected] Web Page Address firstmethodistlaurens.com YEAR TO DATE $132,981.32 $157,740.39 ($ 24,759.07) GETTING TO KNOW HARRY & PENNY PABST Harry met Penny about 38 years ago in Columbia. Three years later they were married and now have one daughter, Erin Dhand, who was married a year ago and lives in Mt. Pleasant. Penny graduated from Lander College and got her Master’s from USC. Now retired, she taught Elementary School for 10 years in Columbia and spent 28 years teaching 1st Grade at Clinton Elementary. Penny enjoys reading, tending to a flower garden, and cooking (when Harry gives up the kitchen). She also spends time with the Hospital Auxiliary at Laurens Hospital, and volunteering at school, folding bulletins, working on the Hospitality Committee, serving on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, and has been instrumental in the UMW combining with other Methodist churches to fellowship together. Harry attended Georgia Southern and has been in Construction throughout the years. He is semi-retired, still doing some work on occasion. He is a past president of the UMM, served on Trustees and Nominations but his favorite thing to do is BBQ. He is a Master BBQ judge and still competes on occasion in Competitive Cook offs. He also enjoys hunting and fishing. They have been members at First for about 25 years.