Read april 21, Youth text version


eleven o'clock

Children's Sermon

Mary Burgess Harrelson, Laura Mitchell, Katie Parris, and Lauren Wyatt

The color white represents holiness and the glory of the resurrection. In silence and reverence let us prepare our hearts for worship. THE GATHERING Welcome and Concerns of the Parish (Congregational Greeting) Prelude *Processional Hymn 144 This Is My Father's World *Congregational Prayer (Unison)

(The youth invite the children to stay for the remainder of the service, however Children's Church is made available for children three years old through kindergarten.)

*Affirmation of Faith 884 A Statement of Faith of the Korean Methodist Church Emma Younger *Gloria Patri 70 Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; Chancel Choir

Malbie D. Babcock

as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. Senior Speech Melissa Rivera

Dear Heavenly Father, We are gathered here today not only to praise you but to be thankful for our many generations. From old to young we serve you. Since the beginning of time we have been readily crafted in your perfect image to strive and praise you by inviting others to join us in the body of Christ. We have obtained success yet fallen short. The shoes of your son are too big to fill. Like a child wearing their father's shoes, help us to realize that you don't expect us to perfectly fill those shoes. Help us to realize we ask too much of our neighbors in return for nothing. Our human nature makes us stubborn and determined to be the best that we can be and is threaded into every fiber of our being. Robotically we will trod through life without you. We pray today that you take our hand and guide us through life and up to your pearly gates. In your name we pray. Amen.

Mary Burgess Harrelson

Prayer of Dedication (Unison)

We confess to you that, like Saul, we have been blind to what you are doing in the world. We need our eyes to be truly opened, Lord. Let us see the good that we can do, through our prayers, our gifts, our service, to help usher in your Kingdom here and now. May the gifts we give this morning be just the beginning for bringing about the world you desire. We pray it in the name of the risen Christ. Amen. (United Methodist Board of Discipleship)

Caroline Berry

Offertory *Doxology 95

Our God Is Greater Youth Ensemble Ryan Smith, guitar Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow Oh, How He Loves Youth Ensemble Ryan Smith guitar 1 Samuel 3:1-18 Here I Am, Lord Numbers 6:24-26

Chris Tomlin Thomas Ken, 1674

New Testament Reading 1 Timothy 4:12-16 Summer Activity Skit The following skit represents summer youth activities and mission trips. Senior Speech

Katie Parris Taylor Clark

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below; praise him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

John Mark McMillan

Reverse Offering Senior Speech Old Testament Reading *Recessional Hymn 593 *Benediction *Choral Response *Chiming of the Trinity Postlude Andrew Berry Taylor Clark


Invitation (All are welcome.) Confession and Pardon 12 *The Peace Anthem

Andrew Harrelson Ryan Smith

Dan Schutte, 1981

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Laura Mitchell, violin Isabella G. M. , Emma Sandago, and Sophia Whisnant, liturgical dancers The Great Thanksgiving 17

J. S. Bach

*Please stand as able COMMUNION ASSISTANTS Andrew Harrelson Caroline Layne ACOLYTES Jonathan Mitchell and Jamey Whisnant Melissa Rivera Lauren Wyatt

The Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Breaking the Bread Giving the Bread and Cup Communion Anthem

John Harrelson Station 1 (Chapel side) - grape juice and unleavened bread Station 2 (Piano side) - white grape juice and leavened bread Station 3 (Center aisle) - honey water and Botswana bread Set Me as a Seal

Rene Clausen

Claire Hudgens

USHERS Maggie Smith

Lindsay Taylor

Claire Younger

Caroline Berry

GREETERS Andrew Berry Lauren Dixon

Lauren Wyatt

After the choir has sung, the congregation is invited to sing the following hymns along with the choir during the giving of the bread and the cup. 626 Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence 618 Let Us Break Bread Together 620 One Bread, One Body


PRAYERS (See the insert for a complete list of prayer concerns.)


April 14, 2013

Sunday School 127

Worship 212


Weekly Budget $12,196 YTD Budget $182,940 Received 8,492 YTD Received 154,184 (Under) (3,704) YTD Under (28,756) Building Fund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . as of March 20, 2013 45,785

Service and Witness facebook: Jonathan Holston, Resident Bishop Paul W. Harmon, District Superintendent Staff Alex Stevenson, Senior Minister Karen H. L. Jones, Minister of Christian Education and Programs Kristian Roof, Youth Coordinator Sue Perrin, Minister of STAR Vic Bilanchone, Choir Director Monica Yates, Organist Charlie Boone, Pianist Al Jeter, Carillon Handbell Director Melissa Parris and David Rice, Central Chimers Lillie Norris, Nursery Attendant Sherry Manry, Church Hostess Josh Holmes, Sign Language Interpreter Ann Darby, Finance Administrative Assistant Gina S. Hamer, Administrative Secretary Ernest Geter, Custodian Ministers The Members of Central Active and Retired Clergy Douglas A. Bowling, Joe K. Brown, L. H. Buff, Jr., John M. Bullard, David A. Clyburn, Jr., M. Franklin Dotts, George D. Fields, Merrill E. Graves, Betty S. Griffin, Jack D. Harris, Louis D. Jamison, Mitchell W. Kyllonen, Robert C. Monson, William W. Mount, Jr., Luther H. Rickenbaker III, John Wesley Ropp, Jr., C. Allen Senn, Talmage B. Skinner, Jr., Charles P. Teague, Molly F. Wilkes, and Thomas B. Wilkes, Jr.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013


Today, April 21 9:00 AM Coffee and Doughnut Hour 9:00 AM Moravian Worship (Chapel) 9:00 AM Evangelism Committee (Conference Room) 9:45 AM Sunday School 10:15 AM Chancel Choir Practice 11:00 AM Worship Service (Sanctuary) 5:00 PM Chimers Rehearsal 5:00 PM Board of Trustees (Conference Room) 5:45-8:00 UMYF Youth Supper (Taylor)



Nursery Kit Maultsby and Jan Richards Children's Church Brent and Amy Driggers

Monday, April 22 7:30 AM Men's Prayer Breakfast 4:00 PM All Girl Scouts (Fellowship Hall) Tuesday, April 23 6:00 PM Bible Study (Music Room) Wednesday, April 24 10:30 AM Morning Bible Study (Library) 4:00 PM Knitting Group (Parlor) 5:45 PM Wednesday Night Supper 6:30 PM Children's Fellowship 6:30 PM Youth Devotions 6:30 PM Carillon Rehearsal 7:30 PM Chancel Choir Thursday, April 25 10:00 AM Aftercare (Fellowship Hall)

Spartanburg's First Church

Organized January 25, 1837

233 North Church Street Spartanburg, South Carolina 29306

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God. William Temple

Office Hours 8:15 AM--4:15 PM Monday--Thursday 8:15 AM--noon Friday Telephone (864) 582-7263 Fax 582-6944 website: E-mail: [email protected]


Members Helen Borden Dick Bragg Pat Franklin Dot Grier Betty Griffin Jo Harris Kirsty Schenkel Hodge Harry Lancaster Ray Leonard Jeanne Martin Paul McGraw Bob Monson Mary Morrison Mildred Ragan Golden Ramsey Lester Richards Virginia Shaffer Talmage Skinner Bill Tinder Kent Tinder Butch Watson Family and Friends Harold Alley (brother of Mary Ann Blackwell) Alan Barnes (Joanie Bilton's brother) Doris Barnes (Joanie Bilton's mother) Rev. Chris Barrett Gay Beiers (friend of Jennifer Hasty) Chris Berry (David Berry's brother) Roberta Bigger (Dean of Students at Wofford) Dot Bright (Sue Lowe's sister) Danny Broome (father of Carolyn Sparks) Frances Carpenter (Sue Perrin's mother) Nan Cooper (sister-in-law of Joyce Coggins) Wilma Cooper (Joyce Coggins's mother) Ann Craine (friend of Annette Boan) Mr. and Mrs. Davis (friends of Patricia Painter) David Dolge (friend of Barbara Latham) Ken Eledge (Pat Franklin's brother) Carol Faucette (Becky Wyatt's mother) Tom Fridy (Sherry Rouse Fridy's husband) Sylvia Friesen (Edith Rowell's sister) Johnny Gable (friend of Greg Moore) Jennifer Gregg (Nancy Gregg's granddaughter) Rhett Jackson (Kay Lawrence's father) Family and Friends cont'd... Hope Jones (friend of Julie Di Marco) Jessica Jones' grandmother Mark Joye (Wofford student) Virginia Rouse Klebau (Sherry Fridy's niece) Ellie Kuykendall Johnny Lawton (Landis Lawton's brother) Carol Lindenbaum (June Sereque's sister) Violet McCrary (Amanda Mathis's grandmother) Tommy McCutcheon (friend of Ann Darby) Lois Mitchell (Robert Mitchell's mother) Steve Nicholson (brother-in-law of Susie Dempsey) Rev. Richard Seignious (Summit Hills) Hilary Sill (friend of Amanda Mathis) Ernest Smith (Alex and Melissa Stevenson's friend) Rowan Faye Starkey (Sylvie Parris's granddaughter) Gabriel Troutman (great-nephew of Annette Boan) Dora Warren (Carol Williams's mother) Bonnie Wilkes Grace Williams (Sylvie Parris's grandmother) Tom Williams (Jack Williams' s brother) In Assisted Living or Nursing Homes Frances Amidon (Summit Hills) Joe Brown (Eden Terrace) Lois Cantrell (Windsor House) Grace Crawley (White Oak Estates Skilled Nursing Facility) Thelma Fowler (Wesley Court) Barbara Geer (Magnolia Place) Emma Jean Griffin (Wesley Court) Rev. Jack Harris (White Oak Estates Nursing Facility) Denny Jones (White Oak Estates) Irene Moorhead (Golden Age Nursing Home) Dot Sanders (Skylyn Place) Murle Satterfield (Skylyn Place) Frank Schwartz (Eden Terrace) Vivian Swofford (The Maples, Honea Path) Annie Laura Williams (Windsor House) Military Sergeant Kevin Fine Drew Fitch SPC Nick Hagood Commander Tom Hagood Tyler Kimsey Captain Tom Maddux Jason Padgett Captain Kevin Sill

Prayer list cont'd ... Missionary Helen Lovelace Christian sympathy is extended to Patricia Painter upon the death of her sister, Silvesdra Dela Cruz of the Philippines. Mrs. Cruz died April 11, 2013. *If you know of someone who should be added or removed from the prayer list, please call the church office at 582-7263, ext. 10.

Central's Mission Statement: "Our purpose is making and nurturing disciples of Jesus Christ." Nursery: Central has a nursery for infants and children up to the age of three during the Sunday school hour and the morning worship service. It is staffed by trained adults so that you may have the opportunity to participate in a more meaningful worship service. The nursery is located on the first floor of the educational building. Native American Ministries Sunday May 5: The Reverend Tracy Pender will be our guest preacher on May 5 for Native American Ministries Sunday. Tracy is the chair of the South Carolina United Methodist Native American Committee and the recipient of the Barbara Boultinghouse Bridge Builder's Award in 2007. Since 2009 he has been appointed as a supply pastor to start a United Methodist Native American Mission Church at Rocky Swamp in Neeses, South Carolina. We will receive a special offering to help support ministries with Native Americans in South Carolina and around the country. This offering nurtures outreach with persons of all ages and provides scholarships for United Methodist Native American seminarians. Please give generously! Your gift make a world of difference! Thank you! Parlez-vous Français? Sprechen Sie Deutsches? ¿Hablas español? On the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples and gave them the ability to speak in different languages. On Pentecost Sunday, May 19, we will be reenacting that event as we read about the day of Pentecost from Acts 2:1-11. We will do this by having different members of the congregation, who speak languages other than English, read aloud the Pentecost account while it is being read in English from the pulpit. If you are able to read another language we'd like you to participate as one of the readers. Please contact the senior minister and let him know what language you can read. If you do not have a copy of Acts 2:1-11 in that language, we may be able to obtain one for you. Mark your calendars: May 19 is the next time Central will be responsible for volunteering with the Soup Kitchen.

Hearing-impaired Ministry A Sign Language Interpreter is provided for Sunday School and for the 11:00 AM Worship Service. A magnetic loop for the hearing impaired is installed in this sanctuary. Large-print bulletins and hymnals are available. Ask an usher for details.


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