May 19 Sevice

May 19, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “I Love You, Lord ” TFWS# 2068

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Let praise to God resound in the heavens!
All: ​​Let praise to God fill the earth!
Leader:​ Let all God’s angels offer praise and rejoicing!
All: ​​Let all God’s creatures sing praise and joy!
Leader: ​Open your hearts and spirits today.
All: ​​Let us praise the Lord today and always! AMEN.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer A Statement Of Faith Of The United Church Of Canada​​​​ UMH #884

*Hymn “ Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” UMH #384

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

Doxology *UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “The Old Rugged Cross” UMH #504

Sharing of the Word

New Testament Reading​ Philippians 1:20,21 page 953

Message: Teen Challenge

Prayer

*Hymn “Lord I Want to Be a Christian” UMH #402

Benediction

Luncheon prepared by our Missions group with Freewill Offering immediately after the service.

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, May 19, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday
9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship: Teen Challenge meal & free will offering

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:00 Worship Committee
6:30 Trustee Meeting
7:00 Ad Council
Newsletter Deadline

Sunday May 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday
10:30 am – Worship: Memorial Day Shalom Sunday

Sunday, June 2, 2019
10:30 am – Worship: Hymn Sing No communion
Communion will be Sunday, June 9

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email: ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist​​​​ ​Alissa Ross
Liturgist Pastor Gary
Nursery Doris Graham
Ministers​ All People As We Live the Good New

Claybanks United Methodist Church
May 12, 2019 10:30am
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Fourth Sunday of Easter
Festival of Mothers

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “Into My Heart” TFWS #2160

Prelude

*Processional
In this place, among these people,
God is worshipped, God is praised.
We have seen the signs and wonders;
the lost are found here, the dead are raised.
We are living the Gospel story;
lives are changed, and mountains moved.
Won’t you come and work among us?
You are welcomed, you are loved.

*Call to Worship

Leader: ​Awake! Rise up!
All:​​ There is much to be done in the Lord’s Name today.
Leader: ​Get ready to worship and serve God.
All:​We are ready to hear God’s word for us and to respond in action and love.
Leader:​ Open your hearts to God’s will this day.
All:​Praise be to God who walks with us and guides us with His Holy Spirit. Amen

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “The Church’s One Foundation” UMH #545

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time– After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” UMH #474

SHARING THE WORD

New Testament Reading Acts 9:36-43​ Page#894
*Gospel Reading​ John 10:22-30​ Page #873

​Message “Good Shepherd” Pastor Gary

Words of Assurance

The Great Thanksgiving

Prayer

*Hymn “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” UMH #381

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, May 12, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Adult Sunday School
9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship: Communion & Mother’s Day, Family Promise
Sunday, May 19 2019
​9:30 am – Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship: Teen Challenge & Potluck, Free Will Offering
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:30 am – Adult Sunday School 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
​10:30 am – Worship Memorial

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Website: http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com
Pianist​​​​:​ Alissa Ross
Liturgist: Art Grumm
Nursery:Joyce Twiss
Ministers​: All People As We Live the Good News

Pastor’s Pondering

For our February newsletter, I started a series on Bibles. The February Pondering dealt with which is the best Bible for you. In March my Pondering looked at the history of our Bible. For this our third Pondering on our Bibles, I would like to look at how to use your Bible. When I was in seminary, one of the first classes as students that we were able to take dealt with how to study the Bible so that we might share what it contains with others. For me as a pastor this means first of all what does my Bible say to me. Secondly, how can I share what Scripture says with others in a Bible study class through discussion. Thirdly, as a pastor I must be able to prepare a message from Scripture for Sunday Worship or at other times when learning can occur.

If we want to know God’s Word then we must be able to read our Bibles in a way that we develop a yearning for a deep and abiding relationship with God. What we read in Scripture must develop into a Christian life which allows us to grow in our knowledge of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. God’s Word is to allow us to interact with God on a personal level, absorbing the message and letting God engage us in His truth as He places it on our hearts, in our minds and in our lives. This means that we must be inductive in our study, searching for truth for ourselves, discerning what is meant in Scripture and applying the Scriptures to our lives.

We first must be observant. To be observant we must ask what the passage says. Which means we must read the Bible with more than our eyes, we must read it with our mind. This takes quite a bit of time practice and effort on our part.

Secondly, we must begin interpretation of what we have read. This means asking the question: what does the passage say to me? There are two parts to interpretation of Scripture. First is the most basic and simple of observations. Secondly, when we put the passage with other passages we discover that there is more than just what is on the surface, but the overall meaning or direction in which the Scripture is taking us.

Thirdly, we must be able to apply what we have read and put it into action in our lives which means we must decide how to respond in obedience to what we have read. The basis for this application is found in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 where it says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient and equipped for every good work.” When we know what God says, what he means, and how to put his truth into practice, we will be equipped as Christians for every circumstance of life.

To be successful as we journey with God through Scripture in reading our Bibles I would suggest trying the steps:

Choose a Book of the Bible (Choose a short book and then move to longer books).
Begin with prayer.
Read first the entire Book of Scripture.
Zoom in by first reading a chapter and then verse by verse.
Use tools such as Commentaries, Bible Study Guides and other Bible resources.
Be a doer of the Word; put it in to action.
Set your own pace.
When opportunities arise discuss what you have read and discerned with others so that you might get new and fresh perspectives on God’s Word.

God gave us his Word in Scripture so that we might journey closer with him and develop a more intimate relationship with Him in our living through Scripture as his blessed children.

Announcements and Stuff

New Adult Sunday School

What Does Scripture Say About…….?
There are a number of Scriptures in our Old and New Testaments that seem to be in conflict with each other. We will be meeting for Sundays May 12th, 19th and 26th at 9:30 – 10:15 am as an Adult Sunday School Class to discuss some of these conflicts as we interpret Scripture. We will look at a number of Scriptures around Women as Leaders in the Church, Ordination, Slavery, Divorce, Gluttony

Scripture and Message May 2019

May 5th – Youth Sunday – Various scripture depicting Children – The Role of Children in the Bible

May 12th – Festival of Mothers  – Communion Sunday – Acts 9:36-43 / John 10:22-30 – Good Shepherd

May 19th – Teen Challenge – Meal & Freewill Offering

May 26th- Memorial Weekend – Psalm 67 / John 14:23-29 – What Is Our Response To God’s Forgiveness and Love

Claybanks UMW

The UMW met on the Thursday of Holy Week. We started off with a light-hearted devotion dealing with the matter of how the clothing manufacturers have changed the sizing so what used to be a 12 now is marked as size 16, and the fact that everyone seems to be whispering these days! Getting old ain’t for wimps!  Anyway, we made sure all was in order for the Easter Brunch. The check lists were all checked and approved, everything was falling into place, and the men enlisted to arrange the tables. We love when a plan comes together, praise be to God!

 

 

 

Easter

April 21, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Easter Sunday
Visit to an Empty Grave

Leader: Come Easter people, gather ‘round.
All: The first light of Easter has broken through.
Leader: This fire tells us that Easter has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as He said.
Leader: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen indeed!
Leader: Now all the prayers that we have prayed during Lent, we send to our risen Christ, in the first fire of Easter morning. Hear our prayers O Light of God.

Gospel Reading: John 20:10-18 p. 882

Lighting The Easter Candle

Leader: We light the Christ candle.
All: With this candle, we carry the first light of Easter into our church.
Leader: Easter people, gather ‘round, your Light has come.
All: Jesus Christ has risen, just as he said.
Leader: Christ is risen!
All: Christ is risen indeed!

Easter Morning Prayer

Easter Breakfast 9:45 a.m.

Process into Sanctuary all together at 10:30 a.m.

*Gospel Reading: John 20:9-10 p. 882

Praise Song “He Lives” first verse only UMH #302

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude

Special Music

*Call to Worship

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made.
All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Leader: The crucified one is risen in glory.
All: The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.
Leader: This is the Lord’s doing.
All: It is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

*Hymn “Morning Has Broken” UMH #145

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time –After prayers – Sing the Children out “Jesus Loves Me” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Up from the Grave He Arose” UMH #322
SHARING THE WORD
First Reading Acts 10:34-43 Page 895
*Gospel Reading John 20:11-18 Page 882

Message “I Have Seen The Lord!” Pastor Gary

Prayer

*Hymn “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” verses 1-4 UMH #302

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m. – Sunrise Worship
9:45 a.m. – Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – Humorous Sunday
9:45 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship

Sunday, May 5, 2019
9:45 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist
Liturgist Edith Bogart
Nursery Carol Adams
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News

Good Friday Service

April 19, 2019 2:00 pm
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Good Friday
As you enter the sanctuary please be respectful of the quietness of this time.

Prelude

Centering Words

Call to Worship

Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: We were the hollow echo of hosannas once spoken in love.
Leader: Were you in the garden when the disciples fell asleep?
All: We were the betrayal in Judas’s kiss.
Leader: Were you in the courtyard when the cock crowed?
All: We were the denial on Peter’s lips.
Leader: Were you among the scoffers when Jesus was flogged?
All: We were the whip in the soldier’s hand.
Leader: Were you in Pilate’s chamber when he washed his hands of Jesus’ fate?
All: We were the hated of the crowd, and the indifference in Pilate’s heart.
Leader: Were you with the powers of this world when the soldiers dressed Jesus as king?
All: We were the mockery in the crown of thorns.
Leader: Were you among the spectators at Golgotha?
All: We were the nails that pierced Jesus’ hands and feet.
Leader: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
All: Were the silence when no bird sang.

Opening Hymn “Were You There When They Crucified My Lord” UMH #288 (vv 1-3)

Opening Prayer

First Reading – Luke 22:39-53 (The first candle is extinguished)

Second Reading – John 18:12-14 (The second candle is extinguished)

Hymn “Go To Dark Gethsemane” (vv 1-2) UMH #290

Third Reading – Luke 22:54b-62 (The third candle is extinguished)

Litany:

Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our blood runs as cold as the night.
Leader: The one we love is in peril.
All: Our courage blows away like the wind.
Leader: Strangers recognize our fellowship in Jesus.
All: Our denial pierces the soul like the cock’s crow pierces the dawn.
Leader: There is no warmth in the fire.
All: Our tears flow as cold as the night.

Fourth Reading – John 18:19-23 (The fourth candle is extinguished)

Fifth Reading – Matthew 27:1-2 (The fifth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Sixth Reading – Matthew 27:3-10 (The sixth candle is extinguished)

Litany:

Leader: Jesus stands condemned.
All: Wait! Stop the madness.
Leader: It is too late.
All: We will repent of our sin.
Leader: You have been well paid.
All: We don’t want blood money.
Leader: It is yours all the same.
All: Please, stop this madness.
Leader: It is too late.

Seventh Reading – John 18:33-38 (The seventh candle is extinguished)

Hymn “What Wondrous Love Is This” UMH#292

Eighth Reading -Matthew 27:15-24 (The eighth candle is extinguished)

Prayer

Ninth Reading – Matthew 27:26-31 (The ninth candle is extinguished)

Hymn “O Sacred Head Now Wounded” UMH#286

Tenth Reading – Matthew 27:32-37; John 19:20b-21 (The tenth candle is extinguished)

Eleventh Reading – Luke 23:35, 39-43 (The eleventh candle is extinguished)
Music
Litany:

Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our sins.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our desertions and our betrayals.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our accusations and our scorn.
Leader: Come to the cross and feel the weight of the world.
All: We bring the weight of our lives.

Twelfth Reading – Mark 15:33-34 (The twelfth candle is extinguished)

Thirteenth Reading – Mark 15:35-36 (The thirteenth candle is extinguished)

Fourteenth Reading – Matthew 27:50-51

(Our Funeral Church Bell is rung once, then the fourteenth candle is extinguished)

Draping of the Cross (The Christ candle is extinguished)

*Please depart the Sanctuary in silence until reaching Fellowship Hall*

April 14th Service

Claybanks United Methodist Church
April 14, 2019 10:30 a.m.
*Indicates to stand as you are able

Palm Sunday

Welcome and Announcements

*Praise Song “King of Kings” 2X TFWS #2075

Accompanied by Children’s Processional with palms and church bells

Prelude

*Call to Worship

Leader: Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!
All: Hosanna! Rejoice for the Lord is in our midst.
Leader: He comes with joy and hope.
All: He comes to set us free from fear.
Leader: Hosanna!
All: Hosanna! Glory in the Highest Heaven. Amen.

*Gloria Patri UMH #70

Opening Prayer

Pastor: Save us Lord!
All: Hosanna!
Pastor: Praise the Lord!
All: Alleluia!
Pastor: To you who triumphed overdeath…….in both life and death.
All: Amen.

*Hymn “All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name” UMH #154

Prayers of the People – Joys and Concerns

Children’s Time–
After prayers, sing the Children out – “Jesus Loves Me.” Children 5 and under are welcome to remain in worship or go to the nursery at this time.

The Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves

*Doxology UMH #95

Prayer of Dedication

*Hymn “Wonderful Words of Life” UMH #600

SHARING THE WORD
Dramatic Reading: Luke 19:29-38 p. 854
*Gospel Reading: Luke 19:39-44 p. 854
Old Testament: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 p. 492

Message Pastor Gary
“The Scripture Continues To Be Fulfilled”

Prayer

*Hymn “My Hope is Built” UMH #368

Benediction

Calendar and Announcements

Sunday, April 14
9:30 am – Adult Sunday 9:45 a.m.Youth Sunday School
10:30 am –Worship: Palm Sunday

Tuesday, April 16
4:00 Church Clean Up & Hot Dog Roast

Sunday, April 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. – Sunrise Easter Service, Brunch follows
10:30 am – Worship Easter Sunday

Email: glpeterson32@frontier.com
Office Telephone 231-923-0573
Office email ClaybanksUMC@gmail.com
Website http://www.claybanksunitedmethodist.com

Pianist AlissaRoss
Liturgist Art Grumm
Nursery Edith Bogart
Ministers All People As We Live the Good News