United Methodist Church
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Mill Creek Summit Parish
Haddam UMC – 9:15 a.m. First UMC Washington – 10:45 a.m.
Office: 785-325-2158 Parsonage: 785-325-2314
Cell Phone: 785-259-4794
August 2, 2015
Vision—to be thoroughly engaged in the
ministry of Christ’s extended family.
Theme for Worship: “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, & whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’” –John 6:35
Cellphones Out & On—text it, tweet it, IM, share God’s love
Greeting (based on UMH page 6; rjk)
Leader: In the name of God, the Creator, Christ & Holy Spirit, we welcome you. Good morning.
People: Good morning.
Leader: The grace of our Savior Jesus Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
*Call to Praise & Prayer (based on John 6:24-35; rjk)
Leader: For what are we searching? Why are we here?
People: We are searching for the bread of God which comes down from heaven & gives life to the world.
Leader: Then come to Jesus—the bread of life—& believe, that we might never again hunger or thirst.
*Opening Hymn—“All Who Hunger” #2126 (TFWS)
Old Testament Lesson—2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a (pages 303-4)
Psalm 51:1-12—UMH pages 785-6 (Response 2)
Gospel Lesson—John 6:24-35 (page 1034)
Young Disciples—“A Good Look in the Mirror” (Homiletics)
Hymn—“Change My Heart, O God” #2152 (TFWS)
Meditation—“Just How Hungry Are We?” (Ephesians 4:1-16; Homiletics)
Call to Prayer—“As We Gather at Your Table” #2268 (TFWS)
Prayers of the People
Celebrations of God’s Gifts of Life & Love—birthdays & anniversaries
Leader: Alleluia! All: God is good!
Leader: Gracious God, All: Hear our prayer.
Silent, Pastoral & Disciples’ Prayer (trespasses)
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.
Response—“Fill My Cup, Lord” #641
Fill my cup, Lord, I lift it up, Lord.
Come & quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more;
fill my cup, fill it up & make my whole.
(10:45) Invitation to Those at Home (rjk)
Leader: For those who are joining us at home, we want you to know…,
All: …we think of you as part of our family.
Leader: And we would like for you to feel that way, too. If you find yourself in need of ministry—or simply want to visit—give us a call. The number here at First United Methodist Church is 325-2158. Of course, if you want to participate in or support the ministry of this church, the same applies. If you do not currently have a church home…
All: …know that you have a home with us. You need never feel lost, you need never feel alone, for Christ is with you, & we are here for you.
Offering Narrative (based on Ephesians 3:20-21; rjk)
Leader: As those who long for something more than we could ever ask or imagine…,
All: …let us offer ourselves & our gifts to God.
*Prayer of Dedication (based on Ephesians 3:20-21; rjk)
Leader: Let us pray. And now to you, O God…,
All: …who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, we offer these gifts. May the glory be yours forever & ever. Amen.
Communion—UMH pages 13-15
*Sending Hymn—“Lord, You Give the Great Commission” #584
*Sending Forth (Ephesians 3:18-21, NRSV, slightly adapted; rjk)
Leader: I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth & length & height & depth, & to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
All: Now to the one who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to God be glory in the church & in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever & ever. Amen.
*Benediction Response—“Let Us Be Bread” #2260 (TFWS)
Let us be bread, blessed by the Lord,
broken & shared, life for the world.
Let us be wine, love freely poured.
Let us be one in the Lord.
*Those who are able, please stand.
Today 2:00 p.m.—Communion, Homestead
Monday 3-5:00 p.m.—Edith’s House (WC Food Bank), St. Paul Lutheran, Linn
Thursday 10:30 a.m.—Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry, Good Shepherd ELCA
Fri-Sun. —Frontier Days, Haddam
Next Sun. 9:30 a.m.—Adult Sunday School, 1st UMC Washington
9:30 a.m.—Trinity Sunday School, Good Shepherd ELCA
10:15 a.m.—Sunday School, Haddam UMC
10:45 a.m.—Worship, 1st UMC Washington, Dr. Bill Bryant preaching
10:45 a.m.—Community Frontier Days Worship, Haddam UMC, Pastor Randy preaching
4:30-7 p.m.—St. Gregory’s Parish Bazaar, 1310 Carolina, Marysville, KS (pan fried chicken & ham dinner)
6:00 p.m.—Tigerfest, Washington City Park
August 6-8 – Mark Chapin
August 13-15 – Mike Hattesohl
August 20-22 – Bill Bryant
The July-August editions of The Upper Room & DevoZine are available in the entryway to the church. Pick up your copy today!
Bicycle Recycling—bicycles may be dropped off at the Washington County Landfill for the Ellsworth Correctional Facility to pick up for their refurbishing program. (This is the program from which Angel Tree receives most of their bikes for Christmas gifts.)
Directory of Helpful Websites & Other Info
First UMC Washington—www.umcwashington.org
Daily Devotion from The Upper Room—http://devotional.upperroom.org
GPconnect (Great Plains Conference Quarterly News Magazine—sign up for the email “GPconnect” & receive conference news weekly)—
Interpreter/New World Outlook—free digital subscriptions available online at www.umcom.org/renew
International Disaster Response Fund—Advance Special #982450.
(This is the correct information for Nepal.)
US Disaster Response Fund—Advance Special #901670.
Great Plains Disaster Response—#975
Tigerfest—August 9, 2015, 6 p.m., Washington City Park (this is a corrected date).
Washington Community Labor of Love—August 30, 2015, beginning with a potluck meal at Washington Christian Church.
Discover Ministry—September 26, 2015, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., College Avenue UMC, 1609 College Ave., Manhattan, KS (see bulletin board for more info, register at www.greatplainsumc.org/discoverministry).
Food Drive for the Washington County Food Pantry. Our goal for this year is to deliver 2015 in 2015 from the combined parish. Once again, cash donations will be counted as 1 item per $1. Current tally for the combined parish, year 2015: 2,547
Current Needs for the Food Pantry Include: peanut butter; mac & cheese; canned tuna, chicken & salmon; canned fruit; canned veggies; canned tomato products (stewed; sauce; diced; spaghetti-os, etc.); vegetable oil; jello; & monetary donations for the food purchased at Kier’s (if mailing, please send c/o Pastor Judy Hill, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 200 W 4th St., Washington, KS 66968).
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for the Parish:
Belleville Nursing Home—Clara Goodrich; Betty Hanson; Helen Odette; (Republic County Hospital LTC)—Otie Erickson
Centennial Homestead Nursing Home—Lucille Zabokrtsky; Susie Raynolds; Bessie Williams; Marilyn Wilson
Linn Community Nursing Home—June Brabec; Helen Henderson; Marcella Hood; Grace Siebold; Wilma Woodcock
Washington County Hospital LTC—Frances Schnelle; Vivian Tinkham
Other LTC—Alice Fuhrken (Presbyterian Manor); Marjorie Nutsch (Cambridge Place, Marysville); Florence Alwin (Leonardville)
Health/Circumstances—Zelda Brand; Allie; Ray & Barb Woodward; Zachary Miller; Lucille Landis; Anita Bott; Dorothy Cox; Jan Alldredge; // Ted Lilly; Calvin Dodds; Janice Zenger; Jody Skipton; Boston Bieler; Don & Marlene Skipton; Carson Haynes; Ricky “LJ” Woodward; Rosalie McCune; Robert & Ester Bilodeau (Alan, Luis & Nicole)
Cancer—Bill Mallean; Florence Alwin; Tammy Norris; Theresa Myer; Lois Pickerson; Ardyce Karabatsis; Jerry Woodward; Steve Wieters; Becky Pannbacker; Pat Buxton; Jerry Pierce; Barbara Cook; Nelda Ottinger; Jazlyn Hendershott
World—Lafayette theater shooting; terrorist attacks (Tunisia, Kuwait, France, U.S.); Charleston shootings at Emanuel AME, burning of Black Churches including College Hill Seventh Day Adventist in Knoxville TN, God’s Power Church in Macon GA, Briar Creek Baptist in Charlotte NC, (as well as Fruitland Presbyterian in Gibson County TN, Greater Miracle Temple in Tallahassee FL, Glover Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenville SC, Mt. Zion AME in Greeleyville SC); floods, tornadoes & drought (U.S.); earthquakes centered in Nepal; troops in Iraq; Nigerian girls (kidnapping); Sierra Leone/Liberia/Guinea (ebola outbreak); all those threatened by ISIS (forced conversions or execution of Christians); refugee children from Central America (avenues for help: http://tinyurl.com/UMCOR901670 & http://www.redcross.org/support/volunteer)
Please Note: Prayer concerns will be carried for two weeks. After that we ask that they be lifted up again if prayers are still desired so that the congregation is reminded & they don’t simply get lost & forgotten in the list. (You may contact Pastor Randy if you would rather he lift up the concern.)
Joys for the Parish: Birthdays—Ian Burton (3rd); Mary Sawyer (3rd); Rusty Naninga (4th); Doris Ford (4th); Darcy Tice (5th); Anniversaries—Paul & Patty Smith (3rd); Steve & Jenny Joonas (3rd); Leo & Joann Moore (5th); Tim & Jan Matlack (8th)
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