Bulletin

AN ORDER OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost | Father’s Day | June 17, 2018
First United Methodist Church
601 North Cedar, Abilene, Kansas 67410
785-263-2623 — http://www.abilenefirstumc.org


WELCOME TO THIS WORSHIP SERVICE

If you’re willing to fill one out, attendance inserts are available from the ushers.

Please note that bold type indicates congregational participation. An asterisk (*) indicates that you are invited to stand as you are able.

“H” stands for The United Methodist Hymnal, “F” stands for The Faith We Sing, and “W” stands for Worship and Song.


PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REMAIN SEATED: 

If, for any reason (health, comfort, personal preference, etc.), you need to or would prefer to remain seated during the hymns please do so. Don’t give into peer pressure. You be you!

TO THE PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN

  • Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress those wiggles in God’s house.
  • Consider sitting toward the front where it is easier for your little ones to engage.
  • Quietly explain the parts of the service and actions of the pastors, musicians, and leaders.
  • Sing the hymns, pray and voice the responses. Children learn by mimicking you.
  • If you have to leave the sanctuary with your child, feel free to do so, but please come back. As Jesus said, “Let the children come to me.”

TO THE CONGREGATION

  • Remember that the presence of children is a gift of hope for the future.
  • Remember that the way we welcome children in worship directly affects the way they think about the church, Christianity, and even God.
  • Let children know that they are at home in God’s house.
  • A smile of encouragement is always welcome to parents with small, active children.

FEEL FREE TO REMAIN SEATED
If, for any reason (health, comfort, personal preference, etc.), you need to or would prefer to remain seated during the hymns please do so. Don’t give into peer pressure. You be you!


Music for Gathering

Greeting One Another

RE-GATHERING* – O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing – H-57

Announcements

Prelude and Lighting of Candles

CALL TO WORSHIP

Opening Prayer

Scripture Reading – 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 (CEB)

6 So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord. 7 We live by faith and not by sight. We are confident, and we would prefer to leave the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9 So our goal is to be acceptable to him, whether we are at home or away from home. 10 We all must appear before Christ in court so that each person can be paid back for the things that were done while in the body, whether they were good or bad.

14 The love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: one died for the sake of all; therefore, all died. 15 He died for the sake of all so that those who are alive should live not for themselves but for the one who died for them and was raised.

16 So then, from this point on we won’t recognize people by human standards. Even though we used to know Christ by human standards, that isn’t how we know him now. 17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived!

HYMN* – You Are My King – W-3102

Children’s Message

Special Music – We Shall Behold Him

Scripture Reading – Mark 4:26-34 (CEB)

26 Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, 27‌ then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full head of grain. 29 Whenever the crop is ready, the farmer goes out to cut the grain because it’s harvesttime.”

30 He continued, “What’s a good image for God’s kingdom? What parable can I use to explain it? 31 Consider a mustard seed. When scattered on the ground, it’s the smallest of all the seeds on the earth; 32 but when it’s planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all vegetable plants. It produces such large branches that the birds in the sky are able to nest in its shade.”

33 With many such parables he continued to give them the word, as much as they were able to hear. 34 He spoke to them only in parables, then explained everything to his disciples when he was alone with them.

HYMN* – The Church’s One Foundation – H-456

Scripture Reading – 1 Samuel 16:1-13 (NRSV)

1 The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons.” 2 Samuel said, “How can I go? If Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the Lord said, “Take a heifer with you, and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the Lord.’ 3 Invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for me the one whom I name to you.” 4 Samuel did what the Lord commanded, and came to Bethlehem. The elders of the city came to meet him trembling, and said, “Do you come peaceably?” 5 He said, “Peaceably; I have come to sacrifice to the Lord; sanctify yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” And he sanctified Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed is now before the Lord.” 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for the Lord does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab, and made him pass before Samuel. He said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 9 Then Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “Neither has the Lord chosen this one.” 10 Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel, and Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these.” 11 Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all your sons here?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, but he is keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.” 12 He sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and had beautiful eyes, and was handsome. The Lord said, “Rise and anoint him; for this is the one.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the presence of his brothers; and the spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David from that day forward. Samuel then set out and went to Ramah.

Short Sermon

AFFIRMATION OF FAITH

RESPONSEGlory Be to the Father – H-70

Welcoming New Members

Short Sermon on Membership

Prayer of Confession
(A time of silent prayers of confession.)
Words of Assurance

Presentation of our Tithes and Offerings
(If you are a guest this morning, please feel no obligation to give. This is simply one of the ways we worship God.)

RESPONSE*We Give Thee But Thine Own, vs 1 – On Screen

Prayer of Thanksgiving*

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING*

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.
[Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil.]
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

HYMN* – Here I Am, Lord – H-593

Dismissal with Blessing*

Postlude*


PRAYER CONCERNS

Please note: prayer concerns will be listed in a bulletin for four (4) weeks unless the church office is notified otherwise.

MEMBERS: Phyllis Friederich, Danny Robinson, and those grieving the loss of Charlene Brown and Orban Haas.

COMMUNITY PRAYER CONCERNS: Theresa Clemence (wife of Bob Clemence), Duane Slingsby (Uncle of Marla Rutz), and Brooklyn Everhart.

THOSE WORSHIPING FROM HOME: Ruth Alt, Velma Becker, Joe Clemence, Steve Crump, Daisy Dester, Ruth Dieter, Wendell Gugler, Walt Hartman, Neva Heck, Helen Kappel, Pam Paul, Marla Rutz, Donna Smith, & Martha Zutavern, Ray Power, Phyllis Newell and Ken Brown.

THOSE SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES: Greg Austin, Tim Barns, Kayla Berven, Billy Brockman, Matthew Brinker, Ross Covington, Jessica and James Green, Gavin Hanna, Cameron Hoskins, David Hoskins, Ryan Kriesch, Samuel Miller, Ben Nichols, Arthur Sprouse, and James L. Wise, Jr.

DISTRICT PRAYER CALENDAR: Today we pray for the Industry United Methodist Church and their Pastor; Don Alt.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018-2019 ABILENE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
Gabe Johnson
Keil Kelly
Jordan Luty
Ben Luty
Tucker Robinson
Kyler Schardein
Marissa Schardein
Mallory Schardein
Andrew Schwarting
Rae Schwarting
Allie Walters
Jaden Walters

SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
Volunteers are still needed for the end of June through July.
As in years past, Abilene First United Methodist Church is helping to provide volunteers to operate the Summer Lunch Program. The program will be held at McKinley Elementary School, Monday through Friday, June 4 to July 27, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (no lunch will be served July 4). A free meal is available for volunteers at 10:45 (everyone under the age of 19 always eats free). Otherwise, volunteers should plan to arrive at 11 am (the kids will be let in at 11:15) and stay until 12:15 pm. There will be a sign-up sheet in the narthex on Sunday mornings, or you can call Clark Williamson at church office at 785-263-2623 or email him at clark@abilenefirstumc.org.

AFTER WORSHIP COFFEE, JUICE AND SNACKS
Volunteers are still needed for June 17th and June 24th.
June is one of the months when we need volunteers to provide snacks (usually cookies) and prepare coffee and juice for the fellowship time after the 10:30 worship services. There’s a sign-up sheet on the counter in the narthex.

WE’RE ON THE RADIO AND STREAMING ONLINE
If you can’t make it to church, but would like to listen to one of our services live, simply tune into KABI 1560 AM AT 10:30 a.m. If you have a computer but not an AM radio, you can stream the KABI broadcast live at http://www.kabithegeneral.com. To supplement this we’ve also added video (with audio) streaming at http://www.pscp.tv/AFUMC/follow.

NURSERY: A nursery is provided for children during each service. It is located in Room 205 near the south entrance to the church. If you need assistance locating the nursery, our ushers and greeters will be happy to direct you.

EMAIL UPDATES THROUGH TINYLETTER: Jenny and John use a service called TinyLetter to send out blog posts by email every day or so.  This way you can keep up with the blog simply by checking your email inbox. You can also reply with an email of your own and let us know what you think. You can sign up at tinyletter.com/jcollins11.

INTERESTED IN MEMBERSHIP?: Are you interested in joining the Abilene First United Methodist Church as a member and making a formal commitment to God, the church, and yourself? If so, please communicate with one of the pastors in person or using the pastoral contact information found above.

 


CHURCH CALENDAR

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 17
John and Andrea Purvis to join AFUMC
8:15 a.m. Worship Service – Sanctuary
9:20 a.m. Small Groups – Classrooms
10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Sanctuary
2:00 p.m. Evelyn York – Open House (100 years) – Wright
4:00 p.m. Abilene-Japan Sister City Delegation – Peatling
7:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous – 203

MONDAY, JUNE 18
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights I Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
5:15 p.m. Memorials Committee Mtg – 200
5:30 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal- Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Board of Trustees Committee Mtg – 200
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts – Peatling

TUESDAY, JUNE 19
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights I Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
10:00 a.m. Parkinson’s Group Exercise – Narthex

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights I Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
11:00 a.m. Staff Meeting – Pastor’s Office
1:30 p.m. UMW Faith Circle Meeting – 200
6:00 p.m. Communion – Sanctuary

THURSDAY, JUNE 21
5:00 a.m. Prayer Vigil Begins – Chapel
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights I Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
9:00 a.m. Card Ministry – 208
10:00 a.m. Parkinson’s Exercise Group – Narthex
7:00 p.m. Cub Scouts – Peatling

FRIDAY, JUNE 22
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights I Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
12:00 p.m. Church Office Closes
3:30 p.m. Salina Rescue Mission – Meet at FUMC

SATURDAY, JUNE 23
9:00 a.m. EOTT Quilt Guild Class – Wright Hall

SUNDAY, JUNE 24
8:15 a.m. Worship Service – Sanctuary
9:20 a.m. Small Groups – Classrooms
10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Sanctuary
7:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous – 203

MONDAY, JUNE 25
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights II Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
5:30 p.m. Bell Choir Rehearsal- Sanctuary
5:30 p.m. Breastfeeding Support Group – Peatling
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts – Peatling

TUESDAY, JUNE 26
9:00 a.m. GPT Footlights II Elem. Camp – Wright Hall
10:00 a.m. Parkinson’s Group Exercise – Narthex
7:00 p.m. EOTT Quilt Guild – Wright Hall
7:00 p.m. Type 1 Diabetes Support Group – Library


WELCOME TO THIS WORSHIP SERVICE
Please note that bold type indicates congregational participation. An asterisk (*) indicates that you are invited to stand as you are able. “H” stands for The United Methodist Hymnal, “F” stands for The Faith We Sing, and “W” stands for Worship and Song.

THOSE LEADING WORSHIP
Angie Hoerner, Accompanist
Melissa Ford, Special Music
Emily Vinduska, Acolytes
Mary Jane Oard and Velda Becker, Liturgists
Mike Engle and Liz Collins, Sound
Kristy Engle and Sydney Burton, Slides
Clark Williamson, Director of Music Ministries
Wendy Robinson, Children’s Message
Jennifer and John Collins, Pastors

CONTACT INFORMATION
John and Jennifer Collins, Pastors
Phones: 620-252-9822 (Jenny) and 620-252-9622 (John)
Email: john@revcollins.com and jenny@revcollins.com

Wendy Fielder, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 785-263-2623 — Email: office@abilenefirstumc.org