Following Jesus Is Not for Sissies!

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Following Jesus Is Not for Sissies!
SECOND WEEK OF THE LENTEN JOURNEY
HOLY COMMUNION
MARCH 1, 2015
10:50 A.M. WORSHIP
We ask everyone to sign and check the appropriate boxes on the
ATTENDANCE PAD in each row and to pass it along. We invite Guests
to write their address and any other additional information.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
The funds collected in the special offering basket go to ECCHO.
* CLOSING HYMN
One Bread, One Body
* FINAL BLESSING & COMMISSION
* POSTLUDE
Swiftly Pass the Clouds of Glory
#620 (UMH)
Troeger/Day
* Please stand as you are able.
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Please make sure your cell phones are turned off during worship, so that
you can fast from texting and other distractions. Also, please refrain from
bringing food and drink into the sanctuary.
PRELUDE
He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought
arr. Lewis
Please use this time for silent meditation to center your hearts for worship.
* CALL TO WORSHIP
Robert Ramsey
L: Are you ready for this Lenten journey?
P: We truly are. We have decided to follow Jesus.
L: This is not going to be an easy journey. You may want to turn
around and go home to safety and security.
P: No. We’re ready. The world is behind us; we are focused
on the cross.
WELCOME GUESTS: Thank you for joining us
for worship today! We hope that you will find
our church to be a place where you feel welcome
and experience the presence of God in a
powerful way. Your comfort is important to us,
so if you have questions about our facilities or
worship, please ask the person who gave you the
bulletin or someone sitting close to you. You are invited to stand for certain
parts of worship that are indicated with an asterisk (*) in the bulletin, but
please feel free to remain seated if standing is difficult for you.
We appreciate it when members and guests fill out contact
information in the black registration pads that are in the pews so that we
are able to communicate with you; however, we promise not to bother you
with unexpected visits or frequent mailings or phone calls. While we
believe that generous giving is a significant part of our relationship with
God, we do not expect our guests to feel obligated to participate in the
offering today. Welcome to Milton United Methodist Church, and we hope
that you will consider making our church your home.
L: Many will begin the journey; but not all will continue. Are you ready?
P: We are ready. We place our faith and trust in Jesus.
* OPENING PRAYER (In Unison)
Robert Ramsey
Lord of presence and power, be with us on this second step of
our Lenten journey to the Cross. Help us to make a commitment of
our lives, our spirits, our hearts to ministry in Your name. AMEN.
* OPENING HYMN
Where He Leads Me
#338 (UMH)
* SHARING OF THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Because Jesus Christ is in us, His peace is a powerful gift that we may share with others.
OUR CHURCH THROUGHOUT THE WEEK
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Remember that each day when we stop for lunch, it’s a good time
to be in an attitude of prayer and to reflect on how we have
experienced God during the past twenty-four hours.
PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER (IN UNISON)
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.
GIVING OF OURSELVES THROUGH OUR OFFERINGS & PLEDGES
OFFERTORY
Beneath the Cross
arr. Thyerson
* DOXOLOGY
* OFFERTORY PRAYER
CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
Mark 8:34-35
MORNING MESSAGE
Pastor Lynn
Following Jesus Is Not for Sissies!
CHORAL ANTHEM
Come To the Table
Directed By Tom Bias
Popham/Webb arr. Hill
Continuing Prayer Concerns
Recently added names are in Italics.
Nursing & Assisted Living Centers:
Midland Meadows: Robert Gorham, Jean Jordan, and Doris Wilson
Others: Church Family, Sunday School, Children, Youth, Teachers, Military
Personnel, Churches & Ministers, Missionaries, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball,
DS Rev. Dr. Gregory Hayes, Pastor Lynn and –
Jovan Moore
Margaret Dent
Charlene Allen
James E. Morris
Nancy Dixon & family
Geraldine Angus
Diana Murphy
Mary Eden
Jeff Arthur
Dee Nunley
Laura Tabor Fenik
Larry Black
Joyce Porter
Maj. Mike Gilkeson
Myra Black
Charlene Powell
Bernice Guthrie
Frances Blake
Jean Powell
Victor Harshbarger
Rick Bowling & family
Mike Price
Tom Hastie
Clarence Brown
Al Rush
Dan Hursh
Brenda Chaffin
Molly Shaw
Maxine Hurst
Louis Mae Conner
Capt. Andrea Stover
Mary Lou Hutchinson
Brandon Conrad
Becky Stowers
Diane Jarrell
John Cooney
Meredith Sturm
Bill Jones
Danny Coyle
Harold Sullivan
Judith Knipp
Judith Cremeans
Sandy Templeton
Jax McCarty
Till Curry
Queen Wallace (Brian
Debbie McGraw
Luann De La Rosa
Wallace’s grandmother)
Roger Miller
Thomas Delligatti
Wendell Workman
From time to time, this list is modified by adding or removing names as
circumstances seem to change.
Please let us know if we have erred, or if other names should be added or removed.
PARSONAGE HVAC: The Trustees voted to replace the HVAC at
the parsonage and is currently raising funds for the $6,500 unit
which was not included in the 2015 budget. At this time, $4,120
has been secured through your very generous contributions. If
you would like more information regarding the project, please
contact Bill Starkey, Chair of the Trustees, or any other member of the
Board of Trustees.
THE VITALITY TEAM will meet Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 P.M. If you are
interested in helping the church reach out into the community and grow,
please join us.
SPECIAL MEAL: Save Sunday, March 15, for our St. Patrick’s Day
luncheon right after morning worship featuring Irish stew and soda bread,
yum, yum, yum! Come share your favorite Irish saying or blessing!!
Donations will be accepted.
TIME CHANGE: Remember to set your clocks forward one hour
before you go to sleep NEXT Saturday, March 7, so you will be
on time for Sunday services.
DEVOTIONALS: The newest issues of Our Daily Bread and The Upper
Room are now available.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 29, 3:00 P.M., April Dawn Park
We will need volunteers to stuff eggs, help set up the
event, and clean up. Please let Gwen Reed know if you
are able to help in some way! We will also need
donations to buy egg stuffing items. Please make sure to
note Easter Egg Hunt on your check or envelope if you
would like to help in that way.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS: If you are interested in becoming a member of
our church, please attend the new members class this evening, March 1,
at 5:00 P.M.
TAIZÉ SERVICE: Please join us for a Taizé Service at Bethesda UMC on
Sunday, March 15, at 7:00 P.M. The service will be mostly prayers and
meditation and is a good way to center our hearts during Lent.
M/O TEAM: The Mission/Outreach Ministry Team is looking for ways to
serve the community and requests that you take a look around your
neighborhood and see if there is a project that you could suggest. They are
interested in projects involving labor that could be completed by 8-10
people (youth and children included) in one day. While the church
continues to be attentive to the needs of its members, the purpose of this
request is to assist persons who are in need but are not members of the
church. The projects will begin when the weather gets warmer, so please
offer your suggestions to the Mission/Outreach Ministry Team now, so
that they can begin to plan. Members of the team are Matt Reed; Randy
Doss; Bill Deel; Joel Boggess; Jack Thomas; and Joyce Porter.
Parsonage HVAC
Goal: $6,500
Balance
$2,380
ATTENDANCE LAST WEEK
Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sunday A.M. Worship . . . . . . . . . 47
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING MARCH 1
TODAY: HOLY COMMUNION
Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship (with nursery) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10:50 A.M.
Choir Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5:00 P.M.
New Member Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5:00 P.M.
MONDAY
Board of Trustees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7:00 P.M.
Al-Anon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8:00 P.M.
TUESDAY
Prayer Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Varies
WEDNESDAY
Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1:30 P.M.
Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6:00 P.M.
THURSDAY
Prayer Walk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Time Varies
Vitality Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6:30 P.M.
FRIDAY: WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
NEXT SUNDAY: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9:45 A.M.
Morning Worship (with nursery) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10:50 A.M.
NOAH Ministry Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . After Worship
Choir Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5:00 P.M.
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Milton United Methodist Church
1007 Church Street (Smith & Church Streets)
PO Box 597
Milton, West Virginia 25541
Sermon Notes
Following Jesus
Is Not for Sissies!
SECOND WEEK OF THE LENTEN JOURNEY
HOLY COMMUNION
MARCH 1, 2015
Pastor: Reverend Dr. Lynn Cartwright
Ministers: Every Person in the Congregation
Lay Leader: William Deel
Song Leader: William Deel
Organist/Pianist: Lynn McGinnis
Choir Director: Tom Bias
Church Secretary: Wanda Skidmore
Custodian: Andrea Woodard
Church Web Site: http://miltonwvumc.org/
Church Office Phone: (304) 743-6461
Church Email: [email protected]
Facebook: mumcwv
Pastor’s Email: [email protected]
Pastor’s Home: 304-390-5683
Pastor’s Cell: 304-282-3025
Church Office Hours
Pastor
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 A.M. till 1:00 P.M. (Exceptions may occur.)
Secretary
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. (Exceptions may occur.)

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