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The Great Thanksgiving for

the Season after Pentecost

The Lord be with you. By the baptism of his suffering, death, and
And also with you. resurrection you gave birth to your church,
delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and
Lift up your hearts. made with us a new covenant by water and the
We lift them up to the Lord. Spirit.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. At his ascension you exalted him to sit and reign
with you at your right hand.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
On the night in which he gave himself up for us,
It is right, and a good and joyful thing, always and he took bread, gave thanks to you, broke the
everywhere to give thanks to you, almighty God, bread, gave it to his disciples, and said:
creator of heaven and earth.
“Take, eat; this is my body which is given
You formed us in your image and breathed into us for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
the breath of life.
When the supper was over he took the cup, gave
When we turned away, and our love failed, your thanks to you, gave it to his disciples, and said:
love remained steadfast.
“Drink from this, all of you; this is my blood
You delivered us from captivity, made covenant to of the new covenant, poured out for you
be our sovereign God, and spoke to us through and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do
your prophets, who looked for that day when this, as often as you drink it, in
justice shall roll down like waters and remembrance of me.”
righteousness like an ever-flowing stream, when
nation shall not lift up sword against nation, And so, in remembrance of these your mighty acts
neither shall they learn war anymore. in Jesus Christ, we offer ourselves in praise and
thanksgiving as a holy and living sacrifice, in union
And so, with your people on earth and all the with Christ’s offering for us, as we proclaim the
company of heaven we praise your name and join mystery of faith.
their unending hymn:
Christ has died; Christ is risen; Christ will
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and come again.
might, heaven and earth are full of your Pour out your Holy Spirit on all of us gathered
glory. Hosanna in the highest. here, and on these gifts of bread and wine.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of
the Lord. Hosanna in the highest. Make them be for us the body and blood of Christ,
that that we might be for the world the body of
Holy are you, and blessed is your Son Jesus Christ, redeemed by his blood.
Christ.
By your Spirit make us one with Christ, one with
Your Spirit anointed him to preach good news to each other, and one in ministry to all the world,
the poor, to proclaim release to the captives and until Christ comes in final victory, and we feast at
recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty his heavenly banquet.
those who are oppressed, and to announce that
the time had come when you would save your Through your Son Jesus Christ, with the Holy
people. Spirit in your holy Church, all honor and glory is
yours, almighty God, now and for ever.
He healed the sick, fed the hungry, and ate with
sinners. Amen.

+The United Methodist BOOK of WORSHIP, pp. 70-71
Bible Reading Children’s News Our Presence Last Week Heights Happenings
Sunday School ........................................................... 30 Opportunities for Worship, Service and Fellowship
John 3:1-17 OUR CHILDREN WILL BE SWAMPED WITH FUN Morning Worship.................................................... 102
WHEN VBS “CROCODILE DOCK “ COMES TO OUR Wednesday Youth Group .......................................... 20 Sunday, June 7
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Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a CHURCH JULY 6-10. Music Ministries ........................................................... 8:00a Missions breakfast
leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and The schedule for VBS is: 9:00a Nursery opens
Sign in: 5:00 - 5:50 9:00a Sunday School (children, youth, adults)
said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a Supper for the children and leaders: 5:15 - 5:50 Our Stewardship Last Week
10:00a Coffee Fellowship in Allen Hall
teacher who has come from God; for no one can VBS program: 6:00-8:30 General Fund Pledged ....................................... $1,300 10:30a Blended Worship
do these signs that you do apart from the VBS is for children from 5 years of age through 5th General Fund Unpledged ................................... $1,498 11:30a UMW luncheon and meeting, A/H
grade, and we encourage you to invite your Loose Plate .............................................................. $15 7:00p NA meeting
presence of God.” 3Jesus answered him, “Very Sunday School .......................................................$204
grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighborhood Monday, June 8
truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of Building & Imp / Renovation .................................$20 9:00a Prayer group
children, etc. to be a part of our VBS program. Pre-
Other .................................................................... $1561
God without being born from above.” 4Nicodemus registration is required and you may accomplish Tuesday, June 9
this in one of four ways: 10:00a 3:16 study at Jayne Braddy’s home
said to him, “How can anyone be born after TOTAL GIVING ..................................................$4598
Fill out one of the VBS registration forms found on 6:15p Preschool meeting
having grown old? Can one enter a second time 7:30p NA meeting in chapel
the bulletin boards
into the mother’s womb and be born?” 5Jesus Call the church office at 236-5931 Our Giving YTD
Wednesday, June 10
3:00p Youth room opens
answered, “Very truly, I tell you, no one can enter Call Tana Bierce at 326-4802
2009 Operating Budget – $328,437 7:00p Youth program
the kingdom of God without being born of water Register on-line at: Thursday, June 11
www.groupvbs.com/webtoybox/myvbs/shumc2009 Offerings Expected (for 22 Sundays)............ $138,954 7:00p Open youth room
and Spirit. 6What is born of the flesh is flesh, and
Listed below are some of the supplies still needed for Received ..................................................... $116,106 7:00p Chancel Choir rehearsal
what is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7Do not be VBS. If you see something on this list that you think Giving Surplus or (Shortfall) .........................($22,848) Friday, June 12
astonished that I said to you, ‘You must be born you might be able to provide please call Tana so we 6:30p Praise team rehearsal
from above.’ 8The wind blows where it chooses, don’t duplicate. 8:15p NA meeting
Robe 1 can van. frosting Seminole Heights UMC Staff Saturday, June 13
and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know Pinch type clothespins 1 pkg gummy worms Youth leave for Wilderness Trail
where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with Rev. T. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell ............................ Pastor 10:00a NA small planning meeting
Plastic fish 1 pkg bite size pretzel
Judy Colvin ........................................... Music Director Sunday, June 14
everyone who is born of the Spirit.” 9Nicodemus Pkg wet wipes squares Tana Bierce .................................... Children’s Director
Battery operated hand- 2 bags Tostitos Scoops 9:00a Sunday School
said to him, “How can these things be?” 10Jesus Matthew Heitz....................................... Youth Director 10:00a Coffee fellowship in Allen Hall
held lantern 2 pkg of 6 Fruit Gushers Betty Jones ...................................Office Administrator
answered him, “Are you a teacher of Israel, and Roll brown pkg paper 2 32-oz bags raisins 10:30a Blended Worship
Christine Messer ............................ Financial Secretary 7:00p NA meeting
yet you do not understand these things? 11“Very Music CD from Group 2 12-oz bags ea. choco. Lynne Bobbitt ................................. Nursery Attendant
truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and (talk to Tana) and butterscotch chips Lamar Camp .... Sunday Office & Building Coordinator
2 boom boxes 2 bx Keebler Townhouse News From the Education Committee
testify to what we have seen; yet you do not Christine Messer ............................. Preschool Director
1 14-oz jar pizza sauce Topper Crackers Jason Steere ......................................... Hymn Organist Best Wishes to our High School Graduates:
receive our testimony. 12If I have told you about 2 bx choco. graham Michael Bettin - Hillsborough High School
earthly things and you do not believe, how can crackers Telephone Extensions/Email Addresses Wright Dobbs - Hillsborough High School
you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? Church 813-236-5931 ♦ Fax 813-236-5932 Cameron Duvall - Hillsborough High School
13 CHILDREN’S CHURCH is in need of volunteers about SeminoleHeightsUMC@hotmail.com Logan Firth - Freedom High School
No one has ascended into heaven except the
4 or 5 times a year to fill in on those Sundays when Michael Park -
one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. Website: www.seminoleheightsumc.org
Tana is away. There are usually 1 to 4 children in Hannah Rutherford - Wharton High School
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And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the children’s church. Please see Tana or call her at 326- Pastor’s Blog: www.shumc.org
Congratulations to Wright Dobbs and Hannah
wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 4802 for more information or to be put on her Rutherford who achieved a grade point average that
15 volunteer list. Pastor—x224 ............................ RevTGBM@gmail.com put them in the top 3% of their senior class.
that whoever believes in him may have eternal Office—x221 .......... ElizabethCarrJones@hotmail.com
life. 16“For God so loved the world that he gave his Finance—x223............................................................... A NOTE FROM OUR SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
only Son, so that everyone who believes in him Music ............................................................................. The deadline for submitting scholarship appli-
Children—x225 ...................... TGBierce@hotmail.com cations is June 15. They can be given to Betty Sue
may not perish but may have eternal life. Youth—x225 ........................ matts_zoo77@yahoo.com
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“Indeed, God did not send the Son into the Mason or left in the church office.
Worship info—x300
world to condemn the world, but in order that the
world might be saved through him.
School, coffee fellowship, and the worship service.
Our Service of Worship Please speak to one of our ushers for directions. Sermon Notes
10:30 am
Trinity Sunday
June 7, 2009
From 10:00-10:30, following Sunday School classes
and prior to the worship service, all are invited
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*We invite those who are able, to stand during these acts of worship downstairs to Allen Hall for a time of coffee and
ENTERING IN
fellowship. ____________________________
Our Praise Team—Matthew Heitz (leader), Jayne
Gathering Music Braddy, Amanda Brown, Judy Colvin, Nick Colvin, Bill
Welcome Mike Kopotic, Liturgist Duvall, Astrid Lopez, Larry Messer, MandyThurman ____________________________
*Hymn of Praise
Family News
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty #64
*Opening Prayer [all in unison] Please Keep in Your Prayers… ____________________________
Trinity Sunday #76 Our Known Military: Scott Aiken, Tim Bonner,
Worship through Praise Praise Team James Brumley, Ashlee Colvin, Tracey Edwards,
Patrick Freshwater, Daniel Goode, Shawn Bonner
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Recognition of our High School Graduates Grabulis, Eric Harvester, Jr., Ken Herbert, Shawn
Children’s Time with the Pastor Kinney, Brian McClanahan, Tommy McNeeley, Trevor
Mott-Smith, Michael Penn, John Vondruska, Kristen
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Greeting Neighbors, Friends, and Family
Vondruska, James Weeks
LISTENING, LEARNING, LOVING Our shut-ins living at home or in care facilities. ____________________________
Anthem Chancel Choir
We Are One With You, O Lord ALTHOUSE
We extend sympathy to: Blanche Brant and family

Prayer Sharing
on the death of her brother, Glen this past week in
Pennsylvania. ____________________________
Call to Prayer
In the Garden (refrain only) #314
Don’t forget to get your nametag from the rack in
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Pastoral Prayer
the narthex. If you don’t find a nametag please write
The Lord’s Prayer #895
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“need nametag” on your “Let’s Connect Card” and
The Offering be sure to spell your name the way you would like it
on your nametag.
*Doxology OLD 100TH
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow #95 ____________________________
Prayer of Thanksgiving Liturgist Since we are now registering attendance by passing
Gospel Reading
John 3:1-17
a clipboard it is no longer necessary for you to fill
out a “Let’s Connect” card unless you have a prayer ____________________________
request or other information to share with the
*Hymn of Illumination office. If you do not find your name on the clipboard
Come, Thou Almighty King #61 please write it on one of the blank lines, put a star ____________________________
Sermon Dr. T. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell next to it, and we will add your name alphabetically
to the list. Trinity Sunday
Holy Communion Insert
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SENDING FORTH June 7, 2009
Musical Worship Praise Team
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*Benediction

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*Sending Forth Congregation
Thine Be the Glory [refrain only] #308
*Postlude

Worship Matters ____________________________
June Ushers and Greeters: Aaron Cole, Jim
Colvin, Charlie Fisher, Pat Folks, Mary Virginia
Handley, Jill Kinney, Liz White
____________________________ Seminole Heights United Methodist Church
Corner of Hanna and Central
A nursery for children is available on this floor 6111 North Central Avenue ♦ Tampa, FL 33604
beginning at 9:00a so parents may attend Sunday 813-236-5931
Rev. Dr. T. Glenn Bosley-Mitchell, Pastor