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Gary United Methodist Church Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 21, 2018 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Jeremiah 6:16 *John 4:5–26, 39–42

Pew Bible p. 634 Pew Bible p. 888

Dedication of Our Tithes and Offerings (9:00)

This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!

*Please stand as you are able. Congregation reads bold print. Congregational song books are the hard cover Hymnal and the smaller flexible book, The Faith We Sing, both found in the pew racks.

Sing, be joyful. All you lands join in one voice and sing. Come fill the courts with endless praise. It is God who made us, the very God of gods. Come sing, be joyful; sound your thanks and joy. We are sheep of God’s own flock. All lands join in one joyful voice and sing. Come sing; with endless music praise the Lord. Let every voice, let every voice sing the glory of the Lord, the glory, the glory of the Lord. ~ from Psalm 100

O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee


(Stanzas 1, 3, and 4)


All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name Oliver Holden arr. Emma Lou Diemer


((9:00) Children Preschool 3’s–Grade 5 are invited to come forward during the hymn. After the Children’s Time, Preschool 3’s–Grade 5 may follow their leaders downstairs for Kid’s Church.. (11:00) Children are invited to worship with their families during this service. Children’s bulletins and activity bags are available from the ushers.

Mission and Ministry at Gary Church (11:00)

Pastoral Symphony (interlude from Messiah)

Children’s Time (9:00) Sermon

*Call to Worship

How will you worship? Not with words alone, but by living lives of justice and love. Come, you who belong to God. Come and abide in God’s tent and in God’s heart, now and forever.† All Creatures of Our God and King

Graham Ord

Welcome a stranger. Give an orphan hope. Visit a prisoner. Help a widow cope. Then your light will shine forth like the sun. Then your light will shine on everyone. Give away your money. Heal the broken hearts. Feed the hungry belly. Forgive the one who hurts. Then your light will shine forth like the sun. Then your light will shine on everyone. Speak out for the speechless. Love the one who’s weak. Give shelter to the homeless. Serve the one who’s least. Then your light will shine forth like the sun. Then your light will shine on everyone. Throw away vain arguments. The falsehood and deceit. Pound the drums for righteousness. Let injustice cease.

We come to worship the one true God.


(Stanzas 1, 2, 3, and 5)

Opening Prayer Loving God, we come this morning seeking to abide in your presence. Open our minds to your spirit of wisdom, that we may know how to live as your people. Open our hearts to your spirit of truth, that we may love all your people with justice, kindness, and radical grace. May this time of worship be authentic and pleasing to you. Amen.†


Dr. Cheryl Bear

Shine Forth

People of God, whom do you come to worship?


Carey Bebar “Ancient Paths to Creator”

Spiritual arr. Thomas Kerr

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!

G. F. Handel

David Ranken, recorder

I Want Jesus to Walk with Me


Childcare is available for newborn–2 yrs. from 8:45 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the lower level.


Henry Purcell arr. Hal Hopson

Chancel Choir

Readers: Susan Wallace (9:00), Vickie Austin (11:00)

*Hymn of Faith

Sing, Be Joyful

Pastoral Prayer


O God, Our Help in Ages Past

*Benediction *Postlude

Choral Song

Samuel Wesley

Today we welcome Dr. Cheryl Bear. Dr. Bear is Nadleh Whut’en from the Dakelh Nation and Dumdenyoo Clan (Bear clan) in central British Columbia. She shares stories of indigenous life through story and song. A founding board member of the North American Indigenous Institute of Theological Studies (NAIITS), she is also an Associate Professor at Regent College in Vancouver and holds workshops to raise awareness and understanding of indigenous issues.

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 us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.


(Stanzas 1–4)

From The Abingdon Worship Annual 2017. © 2016 by Abingdon Press. Used by permission.

Welcome Guests! We are delighted you have joined us for worship. We invite you to complete the Welcome Card in the pew pocket and stop by the Welcome Desk on the main level outside the west Sanctuary entrance to receive a gift and more information about our ministries. Hearing aid devices are available (including the neck loop for telecoil programs). Large print song sheets are also available. Please see an usher for assistance.

Congregational Care Please remember these individuals and families in your prayers this week. Jan Adair, Meridith Brand, Charlie Castino, Jim & Carol Eaton, Anna Gorski, Barbara Heeley, Pat Hill, Judy Jay, Rod Irey, Lola Lehman, Mary Louise Lewis, Chris Loken, Dan Meeks, Lenna Siens, Roger & Jan Sutfin, Ruth Tremper, Jim Trieschmann, James & Helen Wernicke, Jack & Shirley Williamson Our Sympathy to

Next Week’s Lectionary Readings We invite you to include the lectionary readings in your devotion times. Readings for next week are Deuteronomy 18:15–20, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1–13, and Mark 1:21–28.

Today at Gary Church Adult Ministries at 10:00 a.m. The Power of the Psalms Through Jan. 28, in the Chapel Join Dr. C. Hassell Bullock, retired professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College, to look at the Palms from three perspectives: (1) a mirror—we will read them and see our own image in the mirror; (2) a garden—we will explore their varieties that enable us to pray when we are joyful, hopeful, depressed, angry, cynical, and so forth; (3) an emotive power—we will entertain their potential power to draw from our souls what we are otherwise incapable of generating or articulating on our own. Daughters of Abraham: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Women Working Toward Peace and Justice in the 21st Century Through Feb. 4 in the Anderson Room Please join us over three weeks as women of Abrahamic faith—a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew—each share how her faith has inspired her work for peace and justice. Today we welcome Farrah Qazi, of Qazi Law Offices. She is committed to human rights issues and has represented victims of sex trafficking, political and religious persecution, and unlawful detention; and she established a national domestic abuse hotline for immigrant women. The speaker for Jan. 28 is Renee Pollino, owner of My Half of the Sky, who is trailblazing the idea that businesses can use the marketplace to do good. On Feb. 4, Mary Hason will discuss her work as a Volunteer Organizer at DuPage United.

Gary Kids & Gary Youth 9:00 a.m. Helping Hands Mission Project

Tanner and Alexa Isaac on the death of Alexa’s great aunt, Ana Farias Muller on Jan. 13 Dan and June Hurd on the death of Dan’s sister, Judie Coots on Dec 24, 2017

Serving Today 9:00 a.m. Service Greeters Joe & Lois Davisson, Craig & Julia Behr, Dean, Bobbi, Ally & Lauren Updegrove Welcome Desk Dirk & Shelley Schilling, Craig & Julia Behr Acolytes Hannah Shrigley, Tony Janiak Ushers Dave Gaul, Ryan Shea, Carter Gaul, Ralph & Kathie Gehrig, Moyra Gorski, Andy Tooley, Teddy Tooley, Len Witte 11:00 a.m. Service Greeters Steve & Laura Newell, Rob, Rowena, Emily & Melissa Hansen Welcome Desk Sally Bintz, Laurie Warfel Acolytes Danny Newell, Travis Papievis Ushers Bob Drake, Patty Affett, Vickie Austin, John Hamilton, Don Kenyon, Andy Majernik, Luke Majernik, Bethany Majernik, Dick Seloover Sound Technicians: Kevin Carlson, Phil Johnson, Alyn Mann, Dave Mann, Tony Venezia Musician: Dr. Tony Payne (organ/piano), Jennifer Whiting (Chancel Choir) Staff Ministry Team: Rev. Dr. Chris Pierson, Rev. Brian Felker Jones, Rev. Bruce Anderson, Jennifer Whiting, Carey Bebar, Kim Austin, Alexa Isaac, Becky Lemna, Pam Keller, Shelley Bornstein, Raven Larkin, Dave Brewer, Deb Hafner, Mike & Donna Capra

Mission Statement Grow in faith, knowledge, and understanding of Christ as Lord and Savior Serve our community and the world by sharing time, gifts, talents Nurture one another through worship, fellowship, love Demonstrate our discipleship to Christ Proclaim God's grace and Good News

Preschool 3’s–4’s meet in the Preschool Room on the lower level Kindergarten–Grade 5 meet in the Lower Level Lobby 10:00 a.m. Sunday School Preschool 3’s–4’s meet in the Preschool Room Kindergarten–Grade 5 meet in Gamon Hall Grades 6–7 meet in the Heritage Room Confirmation (Grade 8) meets in the Jr. High Room Grades 9–12 meet in the Sr. High Room

Gary United Methodist Church — Affiliated with Winfield Community United Methodist Church —

224 N. Main, Wheaton, IL 60187 Phone: (630) 668-3100 / Fax: (630) 668-8279 Email: [email protected] Website: