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Scripture Lesson

Gary United Methodist Church 14th Sunday of Pentecost September 10, 2017 9:00 & 11:00 AM

Pew Bible p. 948 p. 823


Readers: Andy Tooley (9:00), Andy Majernik (11:00)

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.

Festival Fanfare

Charles Callahan

Dr. Terry Schwartz, trumpet

(11:00) Hark, Creation’s Alleluia Howard Helvey (Congregation sings on the final stanza, printed in bulletin.) Chancel Choir; Dr. Terry Schwartz, trumpet

*Hymn of Faith

The Gift of Love


Hymnal 408

(9:00) Children Preschool 3’s–Grade 5 are invited to come forward during the hymn. After the Children’s Time, those in Grades 4–5 will worship with their families, while children Preschool 3’s–Grade 3 may follow their leaders downstairs to Kids’ 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.

OLD 100TH Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise God all creatures here below; praise God above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

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

*Please stand as you are able.

Prelude (9:00)

Romans 13:8-14 *Matthew 18:15-20

We Are Called

TFWS 2172

HANOVER (Ye Servants of God)

Alec Rowley

*Benediction *Postlude

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

Mission and Ministry at Gary Church Introit

Timbrel and Dance

Children’s Time (9:00) Kevin McChesney

Altar Bells

*Call to Worship


Carey Bebar “Life-Giving Love”

Rev. Dr. Chris Pierson

Pastoral Prayer

Let us gather together in the loving spirit of the Lord! Let us each set aside all that might draw our hearts away from Christ. May nothing this day keep us from lifting our hearts to the Lord! For in Christ we are one Church; let our witness of love be true. Then let us lift our voices in song and praise for God’s grace. Blessed be the name of the Lord! *Hymn

God, Whose Love Is Reigning o’er Us

Hymnal 100

(Stanzas, 1, 4, and 5)

Opening Prayer Holy God, we sing your songs of praise, rejoicing in your love. We know that when we gather, you are here with us. Build us into a faithful community—a community that cares for one another and listens to one another in love. Living your law of love, help us follow you onto new paths. Amen.†

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. Dedication of Our Tithes and Offerings (9:00) Hark, Creation’s Alleluia Howard Helvey (Congregation sings on the final stanza, printed in bulletin.) Chancel Choir; Dr. Terry Schwartz, trumpet


Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr J. S. Bach Edited by William Phemister

All glory be to God on high, who has our race befriended! To us no harm shall now come nigh, the feud at least is ended: The goodwill of our God shall reign, and peace shall dwell on earth again; oh thank him for his goodness.

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, Charlie Castino, Jim & Carol Eaton, Anna Gorski, Barbara Heeley, Pat Hill, Mary Louise Lewis, Dan Meeks, Jeff Nankervis, Lenna Siens, Roger & Jan Sutfin, Jim Trieschmann, 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 Exodus 14:19–31, Exodus 15:1b-11, 20–21, Romans 14:1–12, and Matthew 18:21–35.

Today at Gary Church Adult Ministries at 10:00 a.m. Sanctuary Ringers Adult Bell Ensemble In the Bell Room, led by Sharon Schmidt Understanding Islam in the Age of ISIS and Islamophobia Sept. 10, 17, and 24, in the Chapel, led by Azam Nizamuddin Join attorney and professor Azam Nizamuddin who will help us unpack the religion of Islam in today’s confusing public sphere. Sticky Faith for Families Sept. 10–Oct. 8, in the Anderson Room, led by Alexa Isaac How do we create a long-term faith in students? Our Sticky Faith team is eager to share what they have learned from the Fuller Youth Institute. Parents and grandparents of all ages and anyone interested in learning about Sticky Faith are encouraged to attend.

This Afternoon Explore Membership 1:30-3:00 p.m. in the Anderson Room If you are considering membership at Gary Church, please join us. Participants are also encouraged to attend “Explore Gary” on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. in Commons E. Note change in date.

Gary Kids and Gary Youth 9:00 a.m. Kids’ Church Preschool 3’s–4’s meet in the Preschool Room on the lower level Kindergarten–Grade 3 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

Virginia Blackwell, Marty, Melinda, Elysse, and Josh Keske on the death of Virginia’s brother, Richard (Dick) Doctor, on Sept. 2. The Family of Mitzi LaMaster. Mitzi passed away on Sept. 4. Visitation will be held on Sept. 12 in Gary’s Sanctuary from 11:30 a.m. until the start of the Memorial Service at 1 p.m. Congratulations to Paul & Joan Stevens on the birth of their great-grandchildren, Connor James and Ava Rose Stevens, children of Philip & Kirstin Stevens, on Sept. 4. Today’s Altar flowers are given by Roger & Rev. Jan Sutfin in celebration of their 60th Wedding Anniversary .

Serving Today 9:00 a.m. Service Greeters Dave, Liesl, Alyn & Chase Mann, Chuck Miller, Rona Purpura Welcome Desk Dirk & Shelley Schilling, Chuck Miller Ushers Mark Klage, Mike Ashby, Arlene Gates, Norvis Land, Marge Merriman, Roger Sanstrom 11:00 a.m. Service Greeters Jeff, Kim, Connor & Hannah Shrigley, Bob Hawkins Welcome Desk Don & Shelley Kenyon Ushers Verne Bintz, Barbara Holmes, Ken Kush, Neal Smith, Rob Whiting Musicians: Dr. Lance J. Peeler (organ, piano), Jennifer Whiting (Chancel Choir), Sharon Schmidt (Altar Bells) Sound Technicians: Kevin Carlson, Phil Johnson, Alyn Mann, Dave Mann, Tony Venezia Staff Ministry Team: Rev. Dr. Chris Pierson, Rev. Brian Jones, Rev. Bruce Anderson, Jennifer Whiting, Dr. Lance J. Peeler, Carey Bebar, Kim Austin, Alexa Isaac, Becky Lemna, Pam Keller, Shelley Bornstein, Rebecca Roell, Dave Brewer, Deb Hafner, Mike 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

Music Ensembles Glory Ringers Bell Ensemble (Grades 7–12) meets in the Bell Room at 11:00 a.m. Broken Together Youth Ensemble (Grades 6-12) meets in the Choir Room at 12:30 p.m.

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: