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SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
S ERV I C E O F WO RS H I P
G O D’S V I S I O N F O R U S
To be a community of faith inviting all to encounter Jesus, preparing believers to deepen their dependence on God, caring for those who are hurting, sending ordinary people into the world equipped to do
WELCOME TO EDENTON STREET
We hope that all who pass through our doors will sense the love of Christ! It is in community with others that we grow in faith and serve the world. You are invited to learn more about this congregation and how we are in ministry to the world and one another by contacting Joy Owen, Director of Welcoming Ministries, at [email protected]. Interested in becoming a member of Edenton Street? Plan to join us for Planting Day on April 30. Contact Joy for more information.
CHILDREN AND WORSHIP
We welcome children to worship and have a basket of quiet sanctuary activities available in the entryway. As you leave, please return them to the basket.
THE FIVE ACT PLAYSERMON SERIES
This Easter Season at Edenton Street UMC, we will, like great method actors, immerse ourselves in the redemptive story of God so that we might better reflect the arc of the script. Along the way, many of our questions about the Bible will be answered but better yet will be realization that God isn’t just telling a remarkable story but inviting us into one as well.
PRAYER AND CARE
PASTORSEDWARD F. “NED” HILL II Senior Pastor
LISA N. YEBUAH Pastor, Southeast Raleigh CampusJUSTIN A. MORGAN Pastor, Church on Morgan
WILLIAM S. “WILL” HASLEY Pastor of Discipleship MinistriesWILLIAM M. “WILL” MCLEANE Pastor, Original Campus
REV. KEVIN B. HOLLAND Director of Music & Worship ArtsJOSHUA D. DUMBLETON Organist & Associate Director of Music
THE AURORA MUSICALIS STRING QUARTET
(Rebekah Binford and Soyun Kim – violins, Amy Mason – viola, Elizabeth Beilman – cello)CHAMBER CHOIR C (8:40)
CHANCEL CHOIR (10:55)
Bold Black Text - SPOKEN BY CONGREGATION
Black Text - SPOKEN BY LEADER
+ CROSS INDICATES WHEN TO STAND, IF ABLE
UMH # - PAGE NUMBER OF THE HYMNAL FOUND IN PEWS
HEARING AIDS AND LARGE PRINT HYMNALS
These are available from the ushers. Our sanctuary is fitted with an induction loop system for those with hearing aids. Please switch your device to “T.” Your provider can upgrade your device with this option.
T H E WO RS H I P O F G O D
THE GATHERING OF GOD’S PEOPLE
As we gather, may the sanctuary be filled with the voices of God’s people meeting and greeting one another with the love of Christ.
WELCOME Rev. Sally Bates
VOLUNTARYSTRING QUARTET NO. 4 (MOVEMENT III) | GEORGE CHADWICK
INTROITCOME, CHRISTIANS, JOIN TO SING | SPANISH HYMN
We again welcome Reverend Sally Bates as liturgist. Sally was a member of Edenton Street UMC prior to attending Duke Divinity School and was active in the life of this congregation as she served as the chaplain at Duke Divinity School. We are grateful for the teaching and worship leadership she gives in her retirement.
CALL TO WORSHIP
LEADER: Who is this God whom we have come to worship?
PEOPLE: God is the creator of all.
LEADER: The creator of birds and trees, wind and sea?
PEOPLE: God is the creator of all things seen and unseen.
LEADER: Then let us worship the God of creation.
PEOPLE: The God of all things great and small.
PRESENTATION OF THE CROSS & THE LIGHT OF CHRIST
PROCESSIONALALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL (ROYAL OAK) | UMH 147
THE FIRST READING GENESIS 2:15-17, GENESIS 3:1-7
The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die.”
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God say, ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the middle
of the garden, nor shall you touch it, or you shall die.’ But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lord God, you know the ways of good and evil. You know the things that tempt us and the things that give us life. You know our nakedness, and you know our sin. We confess that we have disobeyed your word, denying your providence and care and relying on our own cleverness. Have mercy on us, we pray: cover us with your grace, feed us with the bread of life, and re-create us in your image; through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen.
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
LEADER: Happy are those whose sin is forgiven! Be glad in the Lord and shout for joy: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven. PEOPLE: Thanks be to God!
PASSING OF THE PEACE
BAPTISMAL COVENANT II Revs. Hill and Bates Page 39, UMH
Colbie Grace Martin, daughter of Timothy James Martin and Sarah Dodson Martin (8:40)Jane Rosslyn Young, daughter of Bradley Paige Young and Amanda Howard Young (10:55)
GOD’S INVITATION AND PROMISE
THANKSGIVING OVER THE WATER UMH 33
LEADER: The Lord be with you.PEOPLE: And also with you.LEADER: Let us pray. Eternal Father, when nothing existed but chaos, you swept across the dark waters and brought forth light. In the days of Noah, you saved those on the ark through water. After the flood, you set in the clouds a rainbow. When you saw your people as slaves in Egypt, you led them to freedom through the sea. Their children you brought through the Jordan to the land which you promised.
PEOPLE: Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Tell of God’s mercy each day.LEADER: In the fullness of time you sent Jesus, nurtured in the water of a womb. He was baptized by John and anointed by your spirit. He called his disciples to share in the baptism of his death and resurrection and to make disciples of all nations.PEOPLE: Declare his works to the nations, his glory among all the people.LEADER: Pour out your Holy Spirit, to bless this gift of water and those who receive it, to wash away their sin and clothe them in righteousness throughout their lives, that, dying and being raised with Christ, they may share in His final victory.PEOPLE: All praise to you, Eternal Father, through your Son Jesus Christ, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns for ever. Amen.
LEADER: Members of the household of faith, I commend to your love and care this child, whom we this day recognize as members of the family of God. Will you endeavor so to live that she may grow in the knowledge and love of God, through our Savior Jesus Christ?PEOPLE: With God’s help, we will so order our lives after the example of Christ, that this child, surrounded by steadfast love, may be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to life eternal.
CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE(Please sing stanza 2 of God’s Invitation and Promise on previous page.)
CELEBRATION OF OUR LIFE TOGETHER
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS TO GODGod has shown us the meaning of generosity in the beautiful diversity of creation, in the overflowing love of Jesus Christ, in the never-ending gift of the Holy Spirit. God has abundantly blessed us and called us to be a community that honors each other, to serve others with joy, to share our love and material possessions. Let us rejoice in what we have been given and in what is ours to give.
OFFERTORYTRUST IN THE LORD | CLAUDE BASS
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.Rejoice in the Lord always. Let gentleness be known to all. The Lord is near. Be fearful for nothing. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
GIVING TO EDENTON STREET CAN BE DONE IN FOUR PRIMARY WAYS.
1. In Person: Make a gift in person during a Sunday worship service via cash or check made out to “Edenton Street UMC.”
2. Via Text: Make a one-time gift with your debit card via Text to Give by sending a text to 919-373-5005 with a dollar amount.
3. Online: Make a one-time or regular gift online with your debit card by visiting esumc.org/give.
4. Bank Draft: Set up automatic bank draft by contacting Theresa Martin at 984-200-2605.
DOXOLOGYUMH 95 (PLEASE TURN TOWARD THE CROSS)
Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise him, all creatures here below.Praise him above, ye heavenly host.Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.Amen.
CHILDREN’S LESSON & WORSHIP
Children may gather at the chancel rail during the hymn. Three, four and five year olds may leave for Wiggler Worship in room 206 following the Children’s Lesson.
HYMN O GOD WHO SHAPED CREATION (ELLACOMBE)
(Please sing stanzas 1-3.)
Remainder of hymn on following page.
SCRIPTURE LESSONGENESIS 3:8-13
They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?” He said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit from the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent tricked me, and I ate.”
SERMON Rev. Ned HillAct II: The Fall
HYMNO GOD WHO SHAPED CREATION (ELLACOMBE)
(Please sing stanzas 4 and 5 of hymn on previous page.)
AFFIRMATION OF FAITHAPOSTLES’ CREED | UMH 881
I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth;And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
GLORIA PATRIUMH 71
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
CHORAL RESPONSEALLELUIA | JOHN BELL
CHIMESIN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT
POSTLUDETOCCATA ON ELLACOMBE | ARR. CLAY CHRISTIANSEN
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR WORSHIP TODAY!Feel free to carry this bulletin with you to keep track of events at Edenton Street. Interested in becoming a member of our church? Contact Joy Owen at [email protected] for more information. We also welcome you to join our eStreet Communities, home gatherings with a missional purpose. Contact Ashley Griffith, Director of Inviting Ministries, at [email protected] for more information.
SERVING IN WORSHIP TODAYIt takes about 100 people to run our worship services each week! We thank our parking team, greeters, nursery helpers, ushers, musicians, wiggler worship leaders, prayer team, worship committee, and everyone else who serves to share the joy and love of Christ. Many also give incredible time and passion to our community. Interested in serving with us? Contact Renae Newmiller, Director of Sending Ministries, at [email protected].
ESTREET PRAYERS: APRIL• CONGREGATIONAL: for Easter resurrection to be a reality in our lives—bringing light
and life to places of darkness.• LOCAL: for gracious and gentle revitalization in neighborhoods needing affordable
housing, and for our friends and ministry partners at Neighbor 2 Neighbor.• GLOBAL: for the perpetrators and victims of terrorizing violence around the world,
and for God’s love and peace to overcome the darkness in this world.
SYMPATHY TO: Stuart Matthews, whose father, Clifford H. Matthews, Jr. died on April 4, 2016. Nona Alvis, whose husband, Jerry Alvis died on April 10, 2016.
ALTAR FLOWERS: The flowers on the altar are given to the glory of God and to celebrate the first anniversary of Bill Northcutt’s lung transplant and to honor all organ donors.
A FLOWER ON THE ALTAR: In honor of Thompson Maddox Kirby, who was born to James and Elizabeth Kirby on March 23, 2016. Thompson’s grandparents are David and Lyn Kirby.
WORSHIP ATTENDANCEAPRIL 10
TRADITIONAL REV. HILL
GATHERING REV. McLEANE
CHURCH ON MORGAN GUEST
TRADITIONAL REV. JOE MANN
GATHERING REV. McLEANE
CHURCH ON MORGAN REV. MORGAN
CHURCH ON MORGAN
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT EDENTON STREET
8:40 A.M. Traditional (Sanctuary)9:30 A.M. The Gathering Contemporary (Kerr Hall)9:45 A.M. Sunday School10:55 A.M. Traditional (Sanctuary)11 A.M. Church on Morgan (136 E. Morgan Street)11:11 A.M. The Gathering Contemporary (Kerr Hall)
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
They provide financial resources for the maintenance of this worship space and for the clergy and staff who lead this morning’s worship service.
$58,139.17 APRIL 4, 2016 OFFERING
$923,903.86 RECEIVED YEAR-TO-DATE (2016)
$1,166,546.31 RECEIVED YEAR-TO-DATE (2015)
$4,068,511.00 ANNUAL BUDGET (2016)
$3,792,698.70 OPENING DOORS RECEIVED (SINCE 2013)
Most of us can think of at least one moment in our lives when someone’s words injured us. Maybe it was an off-handed comment, an unfair assessment, or a direct insult? Conversely, I imagine all of us have experienced the opposite. We’ve had the wonderful fortune of being in the presence of another person who used their words to build us up and to bless us. Words matter. It’s often said, “Words create worlds.” So when we’re on the receiving end of a harsh insult or we’re the one hurling the insult, those words will ultimately have impact. And when we’re doling out a generous blessing or having a beautiful blessing conferred upon us, those words, too, have impact. How then will we choose to use our words? In this season of Easter, I want to invite us to practice resurrection in this way: by making the decision to bless others with our words. Like Christ, our ability to bless is not locked down in death. It’s not something only some can do while others can’t. We all have the capacity to heal, to build up, to speak life, and to call forth the extraordinary because the power of our words - spoken or written or gestured - has been determined by the transforming power of resurrection. That power offered to us in Christ Jesus is one we should readily cling to in all that we do and say. Practice resurrection with your words. Speak life. Confer grace. Generously bless others.
Rev. Lisa Yebuah
NOTE FROM THE PASTORS
At the end of February we kicked off our 25th anniversary with our annual Red Rose Benefit. It was a fantastic evening that featured incredible singing and dancing, a fabulous dinner, and spectacular items available in the auction. Thanks to your support it was the most successful Red Rose Benefit ever!
While we are still recovering from all the excitement, we are also planning another 25th anniversary event. This time it will be an Open House and everyone is invited. It will give you a chance to see the Sheets Center and have a chance to understand better this mission of the church. Although the date is not yet official, it looks like Sunday, September 18 will be the day. Please plan to stop by for a few minutes after church or Sunday School to help us celebrate!
Our Caregiver Support Group continues to meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month starting at 3:30 p.m. in the parlor and encourages every caregiver to consider attending. The group is very encouraging, knowledgeable, and compassionate, and has helped many caregivers work through some very difficult times.
Have you heard about ESUMC’s Memory Café? It kicks off on April 20 and is designed to be a fun, safe, and welcoming place for fellowship, dinner, and entertainment. Individuals with a cognitive impairment such as dementia and their caregivers will have the opportunity to socialize with others in similar circumstances while enjoying an evening out! The Memory Café is planned for the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July) and will be open from 4:15 to 6 p.m. The cost is only $8 per person and you can RSVP or get additional information by contacting Lisa Pace at [email protected] or 919-306-1553.
Matt FrazierRuth Sheets Adult Care Center Director
WALL-E EARTH DAY MOVIE NIGHTAPRIL 22, 7:30 P.M., KERR HALLIn celebration of Earth Day, please join us for a family movie night featuring WALL-E. This Disney-Pixar movie is rated G and tells the story of a very lovable waste-collecting robot. We will have snacks, a big screen, and a take-away to help families celebrate God’s creation.
ESTREET COUPLE CHECKUPAPRIL 23, 9 A.M. – 1 P.M., KERR HALL (LUNCH AND CHILDCARE PROVIDED)Dating, engaged, or married? This workshop hosted by Rev. Will Hasley and Amy Harriman will enhance the life of couples at ESUMC. Learn how to take the anonymous test and register for the workshop by visiting esumc.org. Scholarships available; email [email protected].
LIVING INTO THE 3RD THIRD OF LIFEAPRIL 23, 8:30 A.M., KERR HALLWe invite all ages to join us for five workshops. It could be you or someone you care for in this age group. We’ll answer questions about estate planning, caregiving, Medicare, finances and resources for seniors. Breakfast is served for a $5 donation. Register online.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KINGAPRIL 26, 6-8 P.M., KERR HALLEdenton Street women and middle and
high school girls are invited to join The King’s Princesses and Girls of Grace for the Annual Daughters of the King Banquet. Tickets are $12. Make your reservation by Tuesday, April 19 online at esumc.org.
PAID ADMIN. ASSISTANT TO BULLA FOUNDATIONDuties include an average 20 hours/month work, mostly from home with some time at church. For a full job description, visit the website. Requirements: member of ESUMC; people skills; bookkeeping experience; computer skills. Email resumes to [email protected] by April 30.
CHILDREN’S MUSIC MINISTRIES PRESENTS ANNUAL SPRING MUSICAL: “HOLY MOSES” BY KATHIE HILLMAY 1, 4 P.M., KERR HALLJoin the cast of “Trading Places” at a Hebrew home and an Egyptian palace where Page Turner, Hildi Vine, Frank Incense and Ty Kwando assist kids in discovering the story of Moses. Kids learn about the plagues, the Passover, the Exodus and the Ten Commandments through lyrics and memorable music.
PATHWAYS CELEBRATIONMAY 15, 12 P.M., CHAPELStop by as we celebrate the past 15 years of Pathways Sunday School! We want to honor the leaders who have taught and especially
to recognize Randy and Joyce Ledbetter, who have dedicated so much of themselves. Plan to stop by to show your appreciation and have light refreshments.
STUDENT LOANSThe A.C. and Lillian D. Bulla Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation administered through ESUMC. It provides funds for, among other things, student loans for deserving full-time students. The funds are available for any level of schooling after high school. Contact Dorathy Chance for an application. The deadline is June 15.
CAMP SHALOM MEDICAL HELPWe are looking for adults trained in first aid to assist Camp Shalom during the week of June 20 – 24. If you are available for a day or more to assist with protecting our campers, we would appreciate your help! Call or email Pete Cotter at 919.218.5029,[email protected].
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLJULY 18-22Vacation Bible School is a very fun summer week in July. We transform the church to reflect the VBS theme and there are children EVERYWHERE! This year, daytime and
evening options are available. VBS is for children age 4 by August 2016 through rising 4th graders. Register online.
2016 MUSIC AND ARTS CAMPAUGUST 1-5Registration is open! Within one single week your rising 1st-12th graders will prepare and present Erik Whitehill’s “Esther” through choir, art, bells, drama, dance and percussion. This is a beloved camp that is treasured by all who attend and is open to the community so BE INVITATIONAL!
FAMILY CAMP AT SEAFARERSEPTEMBER 16 – 18Enjoy a weekend at Camp Seafarer with your immediate family and church family. Play, Pray and Worship! Come home refreshed, reconnected and with new energy! Cost: $375/family includes meals (Saturday breakfast – Sunday lunch), lodging (private cabins) and camp activities. Registration opens May 1.
CHILDCARE (AGES 5 AND UNDER)Contact Anthony Evans at [email protected] or 984-200-2615.
QUESTIONS?Email [email protected] for any event questions.
STAFF DIRECTORYNED HILL Senior Pastor [email protected]
LISA YEBUAH Pastor, Southeast Campus [email protected]
JUSTIN MORGAN Pastor, Church on Morgan [email protected]
WILL HASLEY Pastor of Discipleship Ministries [email protected]
WILL MCLEANE Pastor, Original Campus [email protected]
ASHLEY GRIFFITH Director of Inviting Ministries [email protected]
LEIGH HOLLOWAY Director of Preparing Ministries [email protected]
RENAE NEWMILLER Director of Sending Ministries [email protected]
DIANE AMIDON Director of Caring and Senior Ministries [email protected]
AMY HARRIMAN Director of Parent and Children Ministries [email protected]
RUSH BEAM Director of Youth Ministries [email protected]
JOY OWEN Director of Welcoming Ministries [email protected]
REV. KEVIN B. HOLLAND Director of Music & Worship Arts [email protected]
JOSH DUMBLETON Associate Director of Music & Organist [email protected]
APRIL COCHRAN Director of Communications [email protected]
DAN JOHNSON Director of Finance and Administration [email protected]
CARLTON PULLEY Facilities Manager [email protected]
FULL STAFF DIRECTORY AT ESUMC.ORG/ABOUT/MEET-THE-STAFF/
MATT FRAZIER Director, Ruth Sheets Adult Daycare Center [email protected]
MELISA WELCH Director, Early Childhood Program [email protected]
WANDA FOWLER Director, Child Development Center [email protected]
AMY HOGLUND Director, Doorstep Ministry [email protected]
SUNDAY, APRIL 17ONLY RECURRING EVENTS.
MONDAY, APRIL 185 P.M. GIRL SCOUTS (BULLA)
6:45 P.M. CUB SCOUTS (BULLA)
TUESDAY, APRIL 19ONLY RECURRING EVENTS.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 204:30 P.M. MEMORY CAFE (CHAPEL ANNEX)
7 P.M. TRUSTEE MEETING (164)
6:30 P.M. WORSHIP COMMITTEE (LIBRARY)
THURSDAY, APRIL 2112:30 P.M. RUTH SHEETS BOARD MEETING (251)
FRIDAY, APRIL 225:30 P.M. CONFIRMATION DINNER
7:30 P.M. EARTH DAY SHOWING OF WALL-E
SATURDAY, APRIL 238:30 A.M. LIVING INTO THE THIRD OF LIFE (161)
9 A.M. E-STREET COUPLE CHECK UP (KERR)
NON-RECURRING EVENTS APPEAR ON THIS CALENDAR. FOR A FULL CALENDAR LISTING,
PLEASE VISIT ESUMC.ORG. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO JOIN OUR ONLINE COMMUNITY,
THE CITY, AT ESUMC.ONTHECITY.ORG. HERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON CHURCH
EVENTS, REGISTRATION OPPORTUNITIES AND SPACES TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHER
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228 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27603Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
Emergency on-call: 919-345-8435Doorstep Ministry: 919-832-9530 (Monday, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.)
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