Archive for July, 2007

Welcome to Our New Blog

July 31, 2007

The purpose of this blog is to communicate with the people that attend our church ( and those that don’t). 

We will be posting our church newsletters and bulletins. Please forgive the strange formatting in the first ones we post. Copying and pasting from Word and other word processoring programs results in strange formatting. Until we learn how to do things correcting, we ask for your indulgence.

Photographs can be posted in this type blog and we intend to do so. Several things I have learned in the past couple of days while learning how to use this blog include:

  • We have 50megs of storage for uploads so files need to be as small as they can be made.
  • Files directly from a digital camera are too large in two ways. The file size is too large and the format is “too large” and keeps the file from sizing properly on the posts here.
  • So we need to use photo editing software to reduce file size and better format the images before they are uploaded here.

Here are some links to the wordpress FAQ which give some tips on posting images.

http://faq.wordpress.com/tag/images/

http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/optimise-your-images/

http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/09/25/how-big-can-my-images-be/

http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/29/how-do-i-get-text-to-go-around-a-picture/

Many thousands of other tips on using this blog are found at the wordpress FAQ

http://faq.wordpress.com/

We hope to keep the upcoming events area and prayer list as up to date as we can. We will need everyone’s help in doing that. Categories for posts that you can’t see yet because there are no posts in them include:

  • Youth Happenings
  • Newsletters
  • Calendar
  • Devotionals
  • Pastor’s Commentary
  • Photographs
  • Sunday School Classes
  • UM Women
  • UM Men
  • Methodist – for happenings and news in our denomination and Christianity in general.

If you have anything you want to contribute to the blog or if you want to help in maintaining the blog, please get in touch with the church office or me and we will figure out how to get in on here.

Brad Banner

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Prayer List July 29th

July 31, 2007

Our Men and Women in Military Service , for Our Country, Our Church, and our shut-ins:

Tony Medauer, Michael Dickerson, Jeremy Harris, Robert Nichols, Bo McInroe, Cody Creager, David DuMenil, Adam Donner, and Jerry Sebastian .

Alyce Carter, Travis Farmer, Sebastian Family, Kathy Crocker, Stacy Leverich, Lorene Barbee, Lou Ella Hughes, Debbie Williams, Ruth Wilson, Della Henslee, Joe Griffith, Jerry Byers, Sandy Clark ,Debra Gates and J. C. Foster.

Our Church Building

July 31, 2007

Children’s Activities

July 31, 2007

UPCOMING EVENTS 

January-tentative ice skating TBA

Sunday, February 3-during Sunday School-pretzel making

Saturday, February 9-Sock Hop 6-8 PM

Sunday, March 16-Palm Sunday and Jesus His Story in Abilene

Wednesday, March 19-NO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM (due to Spring Break)

Sunday, March 23-Easter Egg hunt

Sunday, April 13-Flying Kites (weather permitting) or movie

Sunday, May 4th-Children’s Program

Mark your calendar for VBS 2008-June 23-27

July 29th Bulletin

July 31, 2007

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

July 29, 2007 9th Sunday after Pentecost

PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP Kenny Stephens

GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS Horace Abbott

*CALL TO WORSHIP “I Will Enter His Gates”“I will enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise. I will say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice for He has made me glad.”He has made me glad, He has made me glad; I will rejoice for He has made me glad. He has made me glad. He has made me glad; I will rejoice for He has made me glad.

*WORDS OF PRAISE Delbert Dearing

Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice andbe glad in it..

People: This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.

Leader: The hour is coming, and now is, when true worshipers willworship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship Him..

All: Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him, bless His name!.

*HYMN OF PRAISE UMH #701“When We All Get To Heaven”

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH Delbert Dearing “A Statement of Faith of the United Church of Canada” UMH # 883

JOYS AND CONCERNS Delbert Dearing

Pastoral Prayer/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 usfrom evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and glory forever. Amen.

CHILDREN’S TIME Horace Abbott

As the children come forward, join in singing “Jesus Loves Me,”#191. As the children return, join in singing “This is the Day,” #657.

GIVING OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS Delbert Dearing

Offertory Prayer

*Doxology #95*

HYMN OF PRAISE Cokesbury #121“The Church in the Wildwood”

Vs. 1: There’s a church in the valley by the wild-wood, No lovelierspot in the dale; No place is so dear to my child-hood, As the little brown church in the vale.

Chorus: O, come, come, come, come, Come to the church in the wild-wood, Oh, come to the church in the vale; No place is so dear to my child-hood, As the little brown church in the vale. Vs. 2: Oh, come to the church in the wild-wood, To the trees where the wild flowers bloom; Where the parting hymn will be chanted, We will weep by the side of the tomb.

Repeat Chorus: Vs.3: How sweet on a clear Sabbath morning, To list to the clear ringing bell; Its tones so sweetly are calling, Oh, come to the church in the vale..

Repeat Chorus:

SCRIPTURE READINGS Delbert Dearing

Joshua 22:1-5 UMB OT # 208

Matthew 28:16-20 UMB NT # 32

MESSAGE “Come Out of the Huddle” Horace Abbott

*HYMN OF INVITATION UMH # 571“Go, Make of all Disciples”

*BENEDICTION Horace Abbott

*DISMISSAL UMH #666“Shalom To You”. *POSTLUDE Kenny Stephens

*Indicates congregation standing, unless unable.

Our Children’s Church begins immediately after Children’s Time during our Morning Worship Service. All kids interested in participating are invited to do so.

FOR THE RECORD: JULY 22, 2007 Attendance 53 Offering $ 771.68

ANNOUNCEMENTS

July 29: 9:30 a.m. Prayer Time

9:45 a.m. Sunday School

10:50 a.m. Morning Worship5:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study

6:00 p.m. Fall Planning Meeting7:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship

August 1: 9:00 a.m. Wacky Wednesday-Kids

7:00 p.m. Youth Fellowship

WE REMEMBER IN PRAYER

Our Men & Women in Military Service , for Our Country, Our Church, and our shut-ins.

Tony Medauer, Michael Dickerson, Jeremy Harris, Robert Nichols, Bo McInroe, Cody Creager, David DuMenil, Adam Donner, and Jerry Sebastian .Alyce Carter, Travis Farmer, Sebastian Family, Kathy Crocker, Stacy Leverich, Lorene Barbee, Lou Ella Hughes, Debbie Williams,, Ruth Wilson, Della Henslee, Joe Griffith, Jerry Byers, Sandy Clark ,Debra Gates and J. C. Foster.

BY OUR SERVICE

Pastor Horace Abbott

Lay Leader Delbert Dearing

Youth Director Randy Griffith

Choir Director Brack Jones

Organist Kenny Stephen s

Pianist Jean Blue

Head Usher Randy Griffith

Secretary\Treasurer Lorraine Cooke

Acolytes: Josh Bean and Lexi Smith

Ushers: Randy Griffith, Brad Banner, Rod Weeks, Del Van Cox