Cleanliness is next to Godliness



Cleanliness is next to Godliness
First United Methodist Church of Portland
“Scriptures That ... Aren’t!”
August 23
Cleanliness is next to Godliness
The Order of Worship
Sunday, August 23rd 2015
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
“Scriptures That ... Aren’t”
Congregational portions of prayers and responses are in bold type.
To avoid disturbing other worshippers, please silence cell phones and pagers.
Please ask an usher if you would like a large print bulletin or a hearing assistance device.
Please stand, if standing is comfortable.
For hymns, please stand at the beginning of the last line of the hymn introduction.
Organ Prelude
Adagio (Second Suite)
Felix Borowski
Jonas Nordwall, Organist
1872 - 1956
Organ Chimes
Living & Growing in Faith
Janice Gratton, Lay Leader Sharing the Peace of Christ
Choral Introit
Call to Worship
Janice Gratton, Lay Leader
We gather for worship as people who dare to hope.
We are people who dare to practice hope.
We gather together risking the assurance that there is something greater and
deeper, something more to life than meets the eye.
We are people who dare to practice hope.
We gather with one another to pay attention to God who calls us here and loves us
We are people who dare to practice hope.
We gather for worship as people who dare to hope.
Hymn No. 62
All Creatures of Our God and King
A Conversation with Our Children
Children’s Story
... “And all God’s children said, “Amen”
Megan Jones
Hymn No. 2033 Glory To God
See Insert
(Gloria a Dios)
Congregational Joys & Concerns
Moment of Silence
Pastor’s Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer (UMH 895) Rev. Dick Storment
Hymn No. 2007
Holy, Holy, Holy
(Santo, Santo, Santo)
Anthem The Lonesome Road
The Summer Choir
Erick Lichte, conductor
Introducing the Scripture
Scripture Matthew 7:19-23
Cleanliness is Next To ... What?
Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard, preaching
Hymn No. 2120
Spirit, Spirit of Gentleness
Sing 2 times
That Lonesome Road
Rev. Donna Pritchard
See Insert
Presenting Our Gifts
Offertory Prayer
Rev. Jeremy Smith
Offertory Music
The Publican
Beardsley van de Water
Deborah Benke, soloist
Doxology and Presentation of Our Offerings (Hymn No. 94)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God, all creatures here below: Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God, the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ, whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit, Holy Spirit, Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Hymn No. 2234 Jesus Shall Reign
(Please be seated for the Benediction & the Choral Response)
Choral Response
Finale (second Suite)
Rev. Donna Pritchard
Felix Borowski
If you are a newcomer or you have a prayer request, please
fill out the communication card provided in the red booklets
and drop it in the offering plate. If you are already a church
member, you may sign in on the lined tablet (to save paper).
Ushers | Scott Gratton, Bill Myers, Gene Balcomb, Josh Martin, Michael Davies
Greeters | Francis & Louise Hodapp
Lay Leaders | Allison Anderson, Paul Nickell, Janice Gratton
Flowers | The Altar Flowers are provided by Mitchell Clan in memory of Carolyn Alger, and the
Pulpit flowers are provided by Joanne Weiss in Honor of her 55th Wedding Anniversary
August 23 - August 29 , 2015
Sunday, August 23
8:30 AM Commons AM, Fireside & Kitchen
9:00 AM Church Child Care, Nursery
9:00 AM Early Sunday Service, Chapel
9:00 AM Early Child Care, Nursery
9:15 AM Church Library Open, Library
9:15 AM Summer Choir, Collins Hall
9:30 AM LBGTQ in the Bible, 110
10:00 AM Summer Choir, Chapel
10:30 AM Sunday Worship, Collins Hall
10:45 AM Sunday School 3s-1st, Room 206
10:45 AM Sunday School 2nd-6th, Room 133
11:30 AM Commons, Collins Hall & Fireside
12:00 PM Sunday School Training, 202
1:00 P
M Safe Sanctuaries Training, 202
Monday, August 24
10:00 AM Church Library Volunteers, Library
Music Notes
That Lonesome Road
by James Taylor and Don Grolnick
Walk down that lonesome road all by yourself;
Don’t turn your head back over your shoulder.
And only stop to rest yourself
when the silver moon is shining
high above the trees.
If I had stopped to listen once or twice;
If I had closed my mouth and opened my eyes;
If I had cooled my head and warmed my heart,
I’d not be on this road tonight.
Carry on, never mind feeling sorry for yourself,
It doesn’t save you from your troubled mind.
Offertory The Publican
by Beardsley van de Water
(Monday Continued ... )
10:00 AM Travel Committe, 110
12:00 PM Board of Trustees, 160
Tuesday, August 25
10:00 AM Bridge 2015, 202
12:00 PM CPR Training, Fireside
Wednesday, August 26
9:30 AM UMW Planning Meeting, 110
12:00 PM UMW Circle of Friends, 202
Thursday, August 27
8:00 AM Shovel & Rake, 110
2:00 PM UMW Naomi Circle, Terwilliger Plaza
5:00 PM Ping Pong, Gym
Saturday, August 29 2015
8:45 AM Strategic Plan Evaluation, Fireside
Two men went up into the temple to pray;
The one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and pray’d thus within
himself; “God, I thank Thee that I am not like
other men,
Extortioners, unjust, or even as this publican;
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that
I possess.”
And the publican, standing afar off,
Would not lift up so much as his eyes unto
But smote upon his breast, saying,
“God be merciful unto me a sinner.”
I tell you, this man went down to his house
justified rather than the other,
For he that exalteth himself shall be abased;
And he that humbleth himself,
Shall be exalted. “God be merciful unto me.
Children’s Sunday School hosts today’s Coffee Hour. See you in the Fireside Room
after worship!
Sermon Series: Scriptures that...Aren’t
Starting today through September 6 we will study common sayings and colloquial
wisdom which really do not have their home in the Bible: “Cleanliness is Next
to Godliness,” “Money is the Root of All Evil,” and “God Helps Those Who Help
2015 Greathouse Summer Intern Forum
Each year, First Church provides summer employment via the Greathouse Internship
Program. This summer our interns Josh Hauser and Jeffrey Brittain are working for
the United Methodist Oregon-Idaho Conference and Willamette Watershed Agency
respectively. Sunday, August 30th, Josh and Jeffrey will share with the congregation a
brief description of their experience, what they did and learned, and how it changed
their thinking about social justice issues.
Interested in Christian Education or Newcomer Welcoming? Three teams charged
with these very important areas of the church have vacancies and are looking for
passionate people to participate!
- Adult Ministries team meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library. They discern educational opportunities, small group offerings, and retreats for adults and senior adults at FUMC.
- Newcomer’s Team hosts First Church Orientations every other month. By signing up, we’ll see how you can help out! Our next Orientation is October 4th.
- Supper Group Captains coordinate 2-3 suppers in the Fall with people in their area. These are great ways to get to know newcomers and also find out what you have in common with folks close by you!
Please write on the back of a Communication Card of your interest in one of these
teams, and Rev. Jeremy will get back to you!
Coffee Hour hosts are needed almost ALL remaining
Sundays this fall! See the sign-up sheet in Fireside
Room after worship.
GOOD NEWS! An anonymous donor has stepped forward and issued a “Challenge” Grant to
help us pay for the Sanctuary Renovation project. They will match our gifts up to $100,000!
If you have not made a pledge yet – or are in the position to increase your pledge, please
do so today! Pledge cards are available in the Fireside Hallway and in the office.
“Seeing LGBTQ in the Bible” is in its second week and will look at how to read Scripture with
support of LGBTQ persons. Rev. Jeremy Smith, at 9:00 AM in room 202.
Senior Pastor
The Reverend Donna Pritchard, [email protected]
First United Methodist Church,
1838 SW Jefferson,
Portland, Oregon 97201
Minister of Discipleship
The Reverend Jeremy Smith, [email protected]
Phone 503-228-3195
Email [email protected]
Minister of Pastoral Care
The Reverend Dick Storment, [email protected]
Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries
Megan Jones, [email protected]
As a Peace Church, we declare that
we will be an advocate for peace in
our local communities and world.
As a Reconciling Congregation,
we have pledged to welcome and
support all who want to worship with
us, regardless of race, gender, class or
sexual orientation.
Coordinator of Volunteers, Hospitality & Outreach
Mark Ohlson, [email protected]
Church Administrator
Liz Temple, [email protected]
As a Creation Care Congregation,
we advocate for lifestyles and social
policies which bring healing and
renewal to our precious Earth.
Administrative Assistant
Matt Edey, [email protected]
Facilities Manager
Dwight Dragoo, [email protected]
Manager of Communications & Marketing
Kendall Martin, [email protected]
Nursery Staff (503-228-3195) ext. 216
Michelle Green, Emily Kunkel, Samantha Cerling,
Patty Seward, Megan Scott, Tara Martin, Suzy Maurer
Custodians (971-563-7820)
Charles Siegfried, Wort Evinger, Michael Uriarte,
Robert Ramirez, Jared Wright, Jonny Gomez
Executive Director of Music
Kelly Qualls, [email protected]
Artistic Director of Music & Organist
Jonas Nordwall, [email protected]
Chancel Choir Conductor
Erick Lichte
Chancel Choir Asst. Conductor Carol Young
Chancel Choir Section Leaders
Deborah Benke, soprano | André Flynn, bass
Megan Mattoon, alto | Jason Sabino, tenor
Bishop | Bishop Grant Hagiya
Columbia District Superintendent
The Reverend Erin Martin
Goose Hollow Family Shelter
503-915-8306 |
Sanctuary Bells Director | Kris Sparks
Children’s Choir Directors
Nancy Nordwall | Cherubs (pre-K-grade 2)
Ronnee Edwards | Sound Seekers (grades 3-5) Karin McDonough | Genesis Ringers (grades 3-5)
and juBELLation (grade 6 - young adults)

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