Bulletin 5-18-14 - Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ

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Bulletin 5-18-14 - Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ
Salem Evangelical
United Church of Christ
Fifth Sunday after Easter
May 18, 2014
Rev. Ken Kramer
GATHERING MUSIC
Laura Kammerer
WELCOME AND JOYS AND CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION
BANNER AND FLAG PRESENTATION
Bill Buss & Don Hunter
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP (Responsively)
Katie Husar
Ever-gracious God, from generation to generation you call forth faithful
men and women to be willing servants of the truth. You fill us with
strength and hope.
Yet we find it is often not enough.
We pray for great faith and for an easy life.
But we know these things seldom exist together.
We pray only to avoid this trial.
When we need also to pray for strength and confidence to face
the challenges that come with faithfulness. Make us strong like
Stephen, that we may rejoice in your unending grace even in
the times of deepest suffering.
*THE HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 380
“Living For Jesus”
*THE PRAYER OF INVOCATION (In Unison)
Courtney Courson
Let not our hearts be troubled, O God, but share instead in
Stephen’s vision of the heavens and Christ standing at the right
hand of God. This glorious vision of hope is for all of us, for we
are forgiven of all that separates us from the Holy One.
Blessed be God, the giver of life, and blessed be God’s people,
who rejoice in Christ, the way, the truth, and the life. Amen.
*THE PASSING OF THE PEACE (Please greet others around you)
The peace of God be with you.
And also with you!
THE CHILDREN’S MESSAGE:
Pastor Kramer
“There’s More Than One Way To Break A Hanger”
PASTORAL PRAYER AND 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is
the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
CHORISTERS
“Many Gifts, One Spirit”
by Mary Lynn Lightfoot
All good gifts around us
are sent from heav’n above;
We thank you God, we thank you God
for all your gifts and all your deeds,
and for your love.
Many gifts, one Spirit,
in grateful song our voices raise.
Many gifts, one Spirit,
our thankful hearts sing joyful praise.
All good gifts are simple gifts
bestowed by God’s loving care.
And may we use these
precious gifts to help inspire,
reach out, and love.
So many gifts to share!
Many gifts, one spirit,
in grateful song our voices raise.
God is the only Maker
of all things near and far;
painting the wayside flower
and lighting the evening star.
Blessing us with the sunshine
and soft, refreshing rain;
With heart and voice
we sing and rejoice for all good gifts,
for all God’s love,
for simple gifts.
‘Tis the gift to be simple,
‘tis the gift to be free,
‘tis the gift to come down
where we ought to be,
And when we find ourselves
in the place just right,
‘twill be in the valley of love and delight.
MISSION MOMENT
Quanada
Susan Fifer
SHARING OUR TITHES, TALENTS AND TREASURES
THE CALL TO OFFERING (Responsively)
Courtney Courson
We have tasted the Lord’s goodness and the sweetness is still on our lips.
Now we permit ourselves to be living vessels of God’s sweet, sweet,
spirit, offering ourselves, our lives and our gifts to those who are
most in need of Christ’s healing mercy.
OFFERTORY
*OFFERTORY RESPONSE “Doxology” NO. 556
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
*DEDICATION PRAYER (In Unison)
Courtney Courson
God, bless these tithes and offering, that they may heal and make
whole the lives of all Your children. And bless those who give and
those who long to give, that we may become living stones of mercy,
grace and justice in the house of Your creation. Amen
*HYMN OF MEDITATION NO. 318
SCRIPTURE READING
SERMON
“Be Still My Soul”
Acts 6: 1-15, 7:54-8:1
Lindsey Fuller
“Keeping The Faith In A World That Does Not!”
Rev. Ken Kramer
*CLOSING HYMN NO. 389
“Are Ye Able, Said The Master?”
*BENEDICTION
*BENEDICTION RESPONSE
IT'S BEEN GOOD TO BE TOGETHER.
IT'S BEEN GOOD TO WORSHIP AS A FAMILY OF FAITH.
THOUGH IT'S PLAIN FOR ALL TO SEE, WE'RE AS DIFFERENT AS
CAN BE, YET WE'RE ONE IN LOVE, WE'RE ONE IN OUR CARE,
WE'RE ONE IN OUR FAMILY OF FAITH.
*POSTLUDE
Our sympathy goes out to the
family of Glen Lantz, who passed
away on May 4, 2014.
We have received memorials in loving
memory of Lester Hamann from Judy &
Bud Bushaus, Dale & Madeline
Hendricks, Dutch & Marilyn Huner,
Bob Jackson, Terry & Gloria Buehler,
Gary & Carla Daggett, Helen Smith,
Melba Loos, Melba Deege, Helen
Hardy, Charles & Sandra Polley, Bob &
Linda Corbin, Virginia Salsman, Salem
Evening Guild, and John & Marian
Maxwell.
We have received memorials in loving
memory of John Salsman from John &
Marian Maxwell and Dr. Floyd
Marshall.
In addition, we have received
memorials in memory of Daniel and
Hunter Disseler from John & Marian
Maxwell and Dr. Floyd Marshall.
Weed pullers needed.
We have contracted our lawn care to an
outside company, but this company is not
doing weed control. Please let me know
your interest in weeding the sidewalks and
landscaped areas. Thanks,
Kay Whitfield
Volunteer Coordinator
Daniel Alter’s
Graduation Celebration
Sat., June 7, 3-7pm in Salem Hall
We will be honoring veterans on
May 24th and 25th
Please notify the church
office if you know of
anyone graduating
soon. We will honor
them on Sun. June 1st!
Requests for Prayer
Janet Adair
Jayne Brown
Sandra Cegas
Denise Eastman
Bob Giuliani
Jean Hamann
Anna Kammerer
Jim Kosowski
Cindy Lohmeyer
John Maluta
Valerie Ortbal
Millie Predmore
Randy Starman
Jo Syrcle
Roger Woods
Craig Banks
Robert Buss
Gary Clapper
Lonita Fox
Steven Gragg
Sharon Higgins
Jeannie Kammerer
Sharon Kramer
Rich Lohmeyer
Gary McEwen
Linda Owens
Antwone Starks
John Swayzer
Sam Wood
Sally Zanger
Hospital Visitors
Sunday, May 18
Tuesday, May 20
Thursday, May 22
Sunday, May 25
Eleonore Fox
Dottie Spilker
Mary Pott
No Visitor
The Church at Work
May 18 thru May 25
Sunday, May 18
9:00am
Sunday Worship
10:00am
Coffee Hour/Resources
10:30am
Adult Bible Study
10:30am
Confirmation Class
10:30am
Youth Choir Practice
1:00pm
Leadership Training-Chris Cox
Tuesday, May 20
8:00am
Deadline for Newsletter
9:00am
Staff Meeting
Wednesday, May 21
8:30am
Quilters
10:00am
Adams County RSVP
6:30pm
Evening Guild
Saturday, May 24
11:30am
Saturday Meals
4:30pm
Saturday Worship
Sunday, May 25
9:00am
Sunday Worship
10:00am
Coffee Hour/Caring & Outreach
10:30am
Adult Bible Study
10:30am
Youth Choir Practice
11:30am
Youth Fellowship
Please submit changes to the church office!
Please wear red in recognition of
Pentecost on June 7th & 8th
Please keep Rev. Parker
Lewis, Pastor, Rev. Connie Leader, AP,
Hope UCC, Moline, in your prayers this
week in support of their work and
ministry.
There will be a change in the
Communion schedule for June.
Communion will be served on
June 7th & 8th for
Pentecost & Confirmation.
Acolytes
A reminder...we
continue to collect the HyVee brand UPC
labels. Each one is worth five cents and starts
with the numbers 75450---. You can deposit
the labels in the box across from the church
office or give them to me. Thanks,
Letha Althoff,
The Label Counter
Sunday, May 18
Jacob Terry
Sunday, May 25
Olivia Gross
Saturday Meals
Saturday, May 24
Denise, Sharon & Jeannie
Olivia Gross
Salem Church is a Gun Free Zone!
Saturday, May 31
Fuller & Ippensen Families
Katie Husar
Ushers
Join us for Coffee
Hour immediately following the worship
service in the Fellowship Hall (located
across the Interlink and downstairs). Coffee
& donuts are provided. This is a great way
to get to know others in our Salem family!
From the
Video Crew
Welcome to Salem. We are glad you are
here! We want you to know that each
service is recorded and played on our
website each week. If you do not wish to be
seen on camera during the service please sit
under the balcony or in the upper balcony.
Sunday, May 18
Youth Sunday
Sunday, May 25
Curt Drebes, Ralph Baxter,
Chuck McMullen, Donna Colvin
Nursery Volunteers
Sunday, May 18
Denise Eastman
Sunday, May 25
Sta ff of Sa lem Eva ngelica l
United Church of Christ
Members & Friends of Salem
Rev. Ken Kramer
Steve Disseler
Kay Whitfield
Dr. Phyllis Robertson
Barbara Edwards
Jeannie Kanauss
Dolores Wemhoener
Laura Kammerer
Jann Lockman
Jody Messmer
Amy Mueller
Salem Web Site
Salem Facebook Link
Ministers
Interim Pastor
Saturday Worship Leader
Service Coordinator
Adult Choir Director
Youth Choir Director
Bell Choir Director
Pianist
Organist
Wedding Coordinator
Secretary
Custodian
www.salemquincy.org
facebook.com/salemquincy
Salem Evangelical UCC
435 S. 9th Street
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-0601
Please sign the Ritual of
Friendship pad in the pew &
place it in the offering plate!
We are excited to have a
nursery available for your
young ones! Newborn
children to three year olds
may attend the nursery. Older
children are encouraged to
take part in the Sunday
children’s activities. If you
need to locate the nursery,
please ask any usher for
assistance.
Salem Evangelical United Church
of Christ is an ‘Open and
Affirming’ congregation. We
believe that…
MISSION STATEMENT
“No m a t t e r w h o y ou a r e
Or w h e r e y ou a r e
on l ife ’s jou r n e y
You a r e w e l c om e h e r e ”
Called to share God’s grace and abundance
with all.
VISION STATEMENT
Building character through Christian virtue.

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