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please write it here.

Did you know that many parents
who have children with special
needs are not able to find a
church home because nothing is
in place for their child and family
on Sunday mornings? Well it's
time to change this!

Beginning in 2015 any family in
our community who would like to
chat about what participation at
AUMC could look like, due to
special needs in their family, are
encouraged to contact me. We
will meet and make a plan so that
their family is able to participate
in the life of our church! Please
share this information with any
family you know who might need
special accommodations.

Also, if you're interested in
helping in any way (no
experience with children of
differing abilities required) or
you know someone who enjoys
working with special needs
children, youth, or adults please
contact me.

The Altar flowers today are given to the glory of God.
Please Pray For … Peggy Aglubat; Irylanna Butler; Alli Callender; Nancy Clark;
Victor Connor; Helen Counsell; Eugene Deane; Harry Fluharty; Tammy Fritz;
June Moon Gaedecke; Chad Gittings; Kathryn Gray; Liz Hood; Nan Hutcherson; Roy Jones; Jeremy Long; Ralph Miller; Don & Pat Milleson; Art Oliver;
Nancy Reed; Paula Smith; Bunny Taylor; Travis Whetzel; Ernestine Williams;
Dannie Wright
Today the Friendship Class will begin a study of the apostle Paul using the
PBS documentary "In the Footsteps of St. Paul, with David Suchet," supplemented with readings from Paul's letters, and Acts of the Apostles. We invite all who are interested to join us.

This Week at Aldersgate
Today, January 4
9:00 am
9:00 am
10:00 am
11:15 am
11:30 am

Revelation Class (208); Agape Class (108)
Children’s Sunday School
Worship Service (Sanctuary)
Friendship Class (208), Seekers (108)
Worship Service (Sanctuary)

Monday, January 5
6:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Instrumental Ensemble (S)
Spiritual Growth (106)
COSA (111)
Member Care (HR)
Boy Scouts Troop 119 (FH, 106,107)
Families Anonymous (108)

Tuesday, January 6

Girl Scouts Cookie Delivery (FH, HR, Unfin. FH)
District Common Table (HR)
10:00 am
Quilters Guild (FH)
1:30 pm
Alzheimers support group (208)
5:30 pm
Total Restoration Ministry (108)
5:30 pm
Stephen Ministers (208)

A Journey of a Thousand Miles

Wednesday, January 7
1:00 pm
5:30 pm

Staff meeting (Lead Pastor’s office)
Small Group Prayer meeting (108)

Thursday, January 8

Rachel Miller, Director of
Ministries with Young People,

6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm

Sweet Adelines (FH)
Praise Band Rehearsal (S)
SPRC (106)

Friday, January 9
Saturday, January 10
8:00 am
10:00 am

Men’s Group (208)
District UMW (FH)

CR = Choir Room
FH = Fellowship Hall
HR = Hospitality Room
K = Kitchen
OS = Old Sanctuary
Unfin. FH = Unfinished Fellowship Hall
WC = Welcome Center

1500 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
January 4, 2015


share in Holy Communion. Following the direction of the ushers, please
move to the Communion station nearest you.


Rev. Scott Davis

*Call to Worship
Kay Ansell
Leader: Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
People: From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
Psalm 90:1-2
*Opening Hymn 254

“We Three Kings”

*Opening Prayer
Everlasting God, the radiance of faithful souls, you brought the nations to
your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. Fill the world with
your glory, and show yourself to all the nations; through him who is the
true light and the bright and morning star, Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.

Prayer after Communion
Eternal God, we give you thanks for this holy mystery in which you have
given yourself to us. Grant that we may go into the world in the strength
of your Spirit, to give ourselves for others, in the name of Jesus Christ our
Lord, Amen.
*Hymn of Commitment 89 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
*Passing of the Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you.
And also with you.
You are invited to join in food and conversation at Sip-N-Chat, to your left as
you exit the sanctuary.

Children’s Message
Rachel Miller
Following the Children's Message children may return to sit with their families
or attend Children's Church (for children ages Pre-K through 5th grade)
downstairs. Before Holy Communion all children will return to the Sanctuary
to sit with their families to participate in Holy Communion together.


The Baptismal Covenant 33
Jason Robert Helmsletter, Elizabeth Grace Helmsletter

Children’s Message
Rachel Miller
Following the Children's Message children may return to sit with their
families or attend Children's Church (for children ages Pre-K through 5th
grade) in room 106 downstairs. Following the Worship service they may be
picked up by their parents/guardians.


“The Journey of a Thousand Miles”

Rev. Scott Davis

Hymn of Prayer 328 “Surely the Presence of the Lord”
Prayers of the People
A pause follows each prayer which ends with:
Lord in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Offering Prayer

E-mail: ________________________
Invitation to Devotional Writers



Worship Song

Matthew 2:1-12
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.
“The Journey of a Thousand Miles”

Rev. Scott Davis



All who are seeking to respond to the grace of Jesus Christ are invited to
share in Holy Communion. Come to the Communion station as you feel led,
receive a piece of bread, and dip the bread in the chalice. Following
communion you may pray at the kneeler if you wish.

Confession and Pardon 8

The Lord’s Prayer

The Great Thanksgiving 23 (Musical Setting D)

Community Moment:
If you are feeling called to get connected at AUMC we encourage you to talk
to one of the greeters or pastors to see how to get started.

Offertory/ Anthem
*Doxology 95

The Lord’s Prayer
Giving the Bread and Cup
All who are seeking to respond to the grace of Jesus Christ are invited to

Send Off

Please take a moment to fill out this
card, then tear at the perforation and
place it in the offering plate.

Name: ________________________



We are so happy
you are here!


Come Now Children
All children are invited to come forward as the congregation sings

Scripture Lesson
Matthew 2:1-12
The Word of God for the people of God. Thanks be to God.

New Member Class
Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
6:30 – 8:00 pm, Room 208
Join other newcomers and those
interested in membership to
learn more about what it means
to become a part of the
Aldersgate faith community.
We’ll be exploring beliefs,
practices, and resources which
help make faith a way of life.
Contact Rev. Scott Davis, or
434.973.5806 to indicate your
interest in attending.

Peace Be With You.

Aldersgate UMC will be creating a
2015 Lenten Devotional with
inspirational messages from our
own congregation. In this
booklet, each day from Ash
Wednesday (Feb 18) through
Easter Sunday (April 5) will
feature Scripture and individual
messages for your thoughtful
reflection during Lent. ALL AGES
are welcome, including children
and Youth.
If you can contribute, sign up in
church today and send an email
to Melissa King with your full
name, email address, phone #
and date for your entry. Send to: You will
receive writing guidelines
electronically. If you need a
printed copy, please pick them up
in the church office. Writing is
due January 17.

Phone number: _________________

Address: _______________________

 Guest
 Member
 Regular Attender
 Yes, I would like to write a short
devotional for the AUMC Lenten
Devotional Book
 Yes, I would like to attend the
New Member Class on January 21.

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write it on the back of this card.