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Berkeley United Methodist Church

2407 Berkeley Ave., Austin, TX 78745 Phone: (512) 447-6633 Fax: (512) 851-8438 www.berkeleyumc.org

November 11, 2012

8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m.

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Generosity Sunday

a.m. Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Generosity Sunday GATHERING THE PEOPLE OF GOD Please take a moment

GATHERING THE PEOPLE OF GOD

Please take a moment to silence your cell phones now.

GATHERING SONG

Welcome

W&S #3152

Welcome to this place. You’re invited to come and know God’s grace. All are welcome the love of God to share ‘Cause all of us are welcome here; All are welcome in this place.

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY OF FAITH

As we greet one another and have some brief announcements, please fill in the yellow card to let us know of your presence and your prayers!

When this sign (*) appears, you are invited to stand if it is comfortable to do so.

PRELUDE AND LIGHTING THE CANDLES I Am Thine, O Lord

Handbell Choir

*CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:

People: Build us into a spiritual house, O God, that we may truly be your people.

Leader:

Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.

Unless the Lord guards the city, the guards keep watch in vain.

People: Guard our hearts and minds, O God, that we may walk in your ways.

Leader:

praise are in vain. People: Be with us now, O God, that we may taste eternity.

Unless the Lord is the center of worship, our words and

*OPENING HYMN

Morning Glory, Starlit Sky st. 1, 2, 3, 6

UMH #194

Ushers will collect yellow cards; please pass yours down to the end of the row.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION Multiplier of grace, we love the story of the poor widow who is praised by Jesus for offering her small gift. We tell ourselves that you prefer a meager gift over large sums given by the rich. We justify our token contributions, convincing ourselves that we too are poor, forgetting that in your eyes, we are the world’s rich, ignoring the inconvenient truth that unlike the poor widow we never give all we have. Forgive us when we justify our selfish ways. Grant us generous hearts, that we may be opened to the joy of helping others, that we may know the satisfaction of helping to heal the world.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE

Leader:

anxious children. Out of God’s gracious mercy, we are forgiven people. People: Lord, give us grace to trust you more. Amen.

God is gracious and merciful, providing abundantly for

PROCLAIMING GOD’S WORD

CHILDREN’S TIME

Where Children Belong

TFWS #2233

This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God’s Word, bread and cup, prayer, and song:

This is where children belong.

PRAYER FROM THE PSALMS

Psalm 111

UMH #832

SPECIAL MUSIC

Wade In the Water

Nina Huitt and Patrick Withers

BIBLE READING

Mark 12:38-44

Leader:

This is the Word of God for us, the people of God.

All:

Thanks be to God!

SERMON

Trick or Treator Truth?

Rev. Jeanne Devine

RESPONSE TO THE WORD

TIME OF REFLECTION Please use this time to complete your Commitment Giving Card for 2013. When invited, please bring it forward and place in the basket on the altar.

*HYMN OF RESPONSE

What Gift Can We Bring

UMH #87

WE PRAY FOR OTHERS Today, Veteran’s Day, we remember service members and their families in this litany by Rev. Eileen Norrington, a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps. After the litany, we will pray together the Lord’s Prayer.

Congregational response:

We ask your blessing.

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.

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND PRAYERS Offering envelopes may be found inside front cover of UM Hymnal.

A SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD

UMH #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!

GOING FORTH TO SERVE AND LIVE A NEW LIFE

*SENDING SONG

I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me

TFWS #2153

If you would like to know more about baptism or becoming a member of Berkeley United Methodist Church by profession of faith or transfer of your current church membership, please call the church office and make an appointment to speak with Rev. Devine.

THE BENEDICTION

Bring Forth the Kingdom

TFWS #2190

You are invited to join hands as we share in the song:

Bring forth the kingdom of mercy, Bring forth the kingdom of peace; Bring forth the kingdom of justice, Bring forth the kingdom of God!

Thank you for worshiping with us today! In between our services, you are invited for coffee and fellowship on the deck—we’d love to get to know you better!

THOSE LEADING IN WORSHIP TODAY Rev. Jeanne Devine will bring the sermon. Our worship leader for the 8:30 service is Larry Parks and for the 10:50 service is Philip Laramore. Media Operators are Karen Walters (8:30) and Steven Trudell (10:50). We thank all our greeters, ushers, and acolytes.

CHURCH NURSERY Child care is available for children up to age 5 in the church nursery on Sunday mornings. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Children's Sunday School is offered after Children’s Time in the 10:50 worship service.

Upcoming Events This Week

Sunday, November 11 Generosity Sunday 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship 3:00 pm Nominations and Lay Leadership (7) 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UMYF

Monday, November 12 10:00 am Women’s Group (7) 7:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 7:00 pm Worship Design (sanc.)

Tuesday, November 13 5:30 pm Prime Timers (FH) 6:15 pm Childcare Board (7)

Wednesday, November 14 9:30 am UMW Women in Action Circle (CLC) 6:00 pm Handbell Choir 7:00 pm Chancel Choir

Announcements

UMCOR hurricane relief effortsUMCOR has already issued grants to New York Disaster Interfaith Services and to the New York, Greater New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and North Carolina annual conferences. And there are cleaning buckets and health kits being delivered to survi- vors in Sandy’s path. This is only the beginning. Your gifts to UMCOR will help continue response with personnel, materials and spiritual sup- port to help people recover from Hurricane Sandy. UMCOR will con- tinue to learn more about what is needed and respond long after the me- dia spotlight goes away. in Sandy’s path. This is only the beginning. Your gift s You can donate during offering You can donate during offering time, online at http://www.umcor.org/, or text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10.

Saint Louise House Thanksgiving DinnerBUMC will be providing a Thanksgiving dinner for residents of Saint Louise House on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. Can we count on you to help? We need do- nations of food salad, potatoes, or green bean casseroles. You may sign up after church. The families were very appreciative after the Summer Cookout, and will certainly enjoy the feast we have planned for them this time. Questions? Contact Carolyn Brown, 443-2600.

Neighborhood WalkThe Evangelism Committee will once again be sponsoring the neighborhood walk to share upcoming Advent activities and church information on Sunday, November 18, at 2:00 p.m. The more walkers we have the more neighbors we can reach! You may sign up in the narthex or by contacting Myrna Cavender at 280-0963.

PoinsettiasIf you would like to purchase poinsettias in memory or in honor of someone special, we will begin taking orders next Sunday, No- vember 18 th . We will also offer the “virtual poinsettia” and rather than ordering a plant the money will be designated for a charity. The cost will be $10.00 per plant.

Thursday, November 15 6:00 pm Thanksgiving Dinner for Saint Louise House (CLC)

Saturday, November 17 7:30 am UMW Women in God’s Grace Circle (CLC) 9:00 am UMW Executive Comm. (7) 2:00 pm UMW Young Women’s Circle (CLC)

Sunday, November 18 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship 2:00 pm Neighborhood Walk (CLC) 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UMYF

4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UMYF Newsletter Deadline: Sunday,

Newsletter Deadline:

Sunday, November 25

First Sunday Mission Giving— Thank you so much for the outpouring of generosity on November 4. So far, Thank you so much for the outpouring of generosity on November 4. So far, $624.65 has been donated to UMCOR for Hurricane Sandy relief, and $466 for Harvest Sunday (our Thanks- giving offering).

and $466 for Harvest Sunday (our Thanks- giving offering). Ministers: Members of the Congregation Pastor: Rev.

Ministers: Members of the Congregation Pastor: Rev. Jeanne Devine (revjeanned@sbcglobal.net) ph. 761-4977 Director of Music: Victoria Schwarz (vlschwarz@aol.com) Pianist: Dr. Tyler Mabry (tgmabry@gmail.com) Media Manager: Elizabeth Walters (mariewalters1996@austin.rr.com) Administrative Assistant: Tara Nash (bumc78745@sbcglobal.net) Childcare Director: Allison McGillicuddy (bumc.childcare@sbcglobal.net)

November 11, 2012

Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Generosity Sunday

2012 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Generosity Sunday Prayer and Bible Reading Worship and Witness Financial

Prayer and Bible Reading Worship and Witness Financial Giving and Service

Serving God + + Sharing Christ + + Receiving Mercy