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November 29, 2015 1st Sunday of Advent & Peace with Justice Sunday 8:50 & 11
November 29, 2015
1st Sunday of Advent & Peace with Justice Sunday
8:50 & 11 a.m. Worship Services
with Justice Sunday 8:50 & 11 a.m. Worship Services We exist to connect all people with

We exist to connect all people with Jesus Christ. We do this by welcoming enthusiastically, growing deeply and serving courageously.

204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201 (573) 443-3111 •

deeply and serving courageously. 204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201 (573) 443-3111 • /MissouriUMC


8:50 & 11 a.m. Worship

The prelude is a silent, personal preparation for the worship of God. (+) Please stand as you are able and comfortable. Responsive readings: One (Italics) All (Bold) FWS = The Faith We Sing, UMH = United Methodist Hymnal

Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services. Children’s worship and activity packets are available at the entrances. They may be left in the pew or returned to one of the baskets following worship.

y Coming Together into God’s Presence z


“Sheep May Safely Graze” (J.S. Bach, arr. Virgil Fox)



LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE All: God of comfort, in the midst of our fear, give us the faith to place our hope and trust in you, knowing that you are with us. May we share your hope with the world as we walk in Christ’s light! Amen.


“Jesus, Light of the World”


Nancy Cooper, Children’s & Family Life Leader

FWS NO. 2233

Children are welcome to remain with their family in worship or may proceed now to participate in one of these ministries:


Children 1 year – 2nd Grade: Children’s Church and Serendipity Choir (W6)


Children Kindergarten and under: Nursery Care (W7)

Parents and children reconnect following worship at the room listed.


8:50 Special Music

11:00 Chancel Choir

"Glory to God” (Handel)

Mary Kettlewell, soloist

y Receiving the Word of God z


Luke 2:8-15 (NRSV)

This is the Word of God for all people. Thanks be to God.


“Hope for All”

Rev. Kendall Waller

y Responding to the Word of God z



“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”

THE 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, forever. Amen.


“Of the Father’s Love Begotten” (Charles Callahan)

Peace with Justice Sunday To give your offering electronically, scan this QR code or click the DONATE button at

+DOXOLOGY UMH NO. 94 Praise God, from whom all blessing 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!


Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! +PRAYER OF DEDICATION y Sending Forth into the World z +HYMN OF

y Sending Forth into the World z


“Angels We Have Heard on High”



“Sing Lullaby” (Norman Warren)


Rev. Kendall Waller, Rev. Trista Soendker Nicholson 8:00 Rev. Hank Jenkins; 8:50 Rev. Kim Parker; 11:00 Rev. Charity Goodwin-Rosario Marty Hook, Director of Music; Jenna Braaksma, Pianist; Craig Datz, Organist

Flower Acknowledgments The flowers that grace the chancel this Sunday morning are given to the glory of God by Zach, Lauren, Maggie & Blake Martin in honor of Lauren’s grandparents and Maggie & Blake’s great-grandparents, Jim & Maybell Turner; Jim celebrates his 96th birthday today and Maybell celebrated her 93rd birthday in September.

Charge Conference

• Charge Conference will be held Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel - All members are welcome to attend.


• Advent Wreath Workshop is TODAY from 3-5pm followed by the Hanging of the Greens service at 5pm.

• Invitations - Be sure to pick up an invitation or two to invite a friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor to Christmas Eve Worship.

• Pecans! Come see the selection the Searcy Feely Circle has for you in the Connector this morning. Proceeds benefit UMW missions.

• Sign Up for 2015 Altar Flowers You’re invited to participate in providing altar flowers for our morning worship services.The

signup chart is in the Connector where you can indicate the Sunday you want to provide one of two sets of altar flowers used each Sunday. Each set of two vases/arrangements costs $40.

• Poinsettia Ordering Order online or stop by the welcome Desk in the Connector to purchase poinsettias in honor of, or in memory of a special family member, friend or group. The plants are used to decorate for Advent and to be delivered by congregation members to our church family members in care centers or homebound. Poinsettias are $12 each.

• A Living Gift for Christmas - MUMC Heifer volunteers will host

a Heifer Advent Alternative Gift Table in the Connector this morning

and Dec. 6. They will provide gift catalogs so you may contribute toward animal gifts to transform the lives of recipient families and provide honor cards to announce your gift to those you love.

• Cornerstone Mission of the Month - Your November coffee shop tips support Room at the Inn.

• Advent Candle Lighting - During the Advent season, we mark our waiting and expecting with the lighting of the Advent candles each week in worship. We are looking for families, couples, individuals and friends to lead the candle lighting in each of our services by reading a litany and lighting the candles. If you are interested in participating in worship in this way, please email Rev. Trista (or sign the tear-off) –

• Finals Week Snacks - We will be supporting our students with hospitality, group study rooms, quiet rooms and study snacks from Dec. 14-18. If you’d like to bring study snacks and comfort food for this ministry, please contact Kim Parker at

• Volunteer “Baristas” - Our PIE, Jefferson Middle School, is in need of “baristas” to help with their Reading Day on Friday, Dec. 18. We need volunteers to cover shifts from 7:30am-3pm. Responsibilities include serving hot cocoa and cookies to the reading students as well as interacting with the delightful middle school students from JMS!!!! If you are available, please contact Ann Merrifield at or 573-864-1839.

Coming Up

• Room at the Inn (RATI) Emergency Winter Shelter will be

open Dec. 20 through March 3, 2016. Our mission is to provide

a warm and safe place to sleep during the cold winter months

for those in our community without shelter. Missouri UMC is co-hosting Jan. 31 through Feb. 14. Email Connie Carpenter at to sign up to help.

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November 29, 2015

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o Baptism information o Membership information o Other Advent Calendar TODAY 3-5pm Advent Wreath Workshop 5pm

Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar TODAY 3-5pm Advent Wreath Workshop 5pm Hanging of the Greens Worship Monday, Nov. 30


3-5pm Advent Wreath Workshop 5pm Hanging of the Greens Worship

Monday, Nov. 30 7pm Holiday Brass Concert by the MU Department of Music

Wednesday, Dec. 2 10:30am United Methodist Women Christmas Luncheon

Dec. 2 10:30am United Methodist Women Christmas Luncheon Friday, Dec. 4 6-8pm Living Windows in the

Friday, Dec. 4 6-8pm Living Windows in the District Live Nativity & Family Crafts at MUMC

Saturday, Dec. 5 4pm Season’s Greetings Concert by the Columbia Youth Choirs

Sunday, Dec. 6 “Eyes of Hope” - Worship at 8, 8:50 & 11am

Saturday, Dec. 12 6:30pm Holiday Concert by the Legion of Black Collegians Choir

Sunday, Dec. 13 “Emmanuel, God with Us” - Worship at 8, 8:50 & 11am

Tuesday, Dec. 15 12–1pm (lunch hour) Advent Concert by the American Guild of Organists

Sunday, Dec. 20 “Hope for New Life” - Worship at 8, 8:50 & 11am

Thursday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Worship at 5, 7, 9 &11pm

(Childcare at 5 & 7pm, bus available by reservation for 7pm service)

Wednesday Night Live does not meet Dec. 23 or 30.