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Order for the Public Worship of God

Lead Pastor: Rev. Vernon Burrow 406-6385 Youth & Education Pastor: Rev. Brad Unland Minister of Music: Ben Spicer April 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Easter 10:00 a.m. Karen Aigner, pianist Acolytes

Special Music

Rebecca Butler

The Message Growing Up in the Fellowship of Believers Pastor Burrow #8 in a series on Conversations about Christian Maturity Texts: Eph. 4:15-16; John 17:21-23; I John 1:3, 6, 7; Acts 2:44-47; Phil. 3:8-11 Invitation to Christian Discipleship and Church Membership *Invitational Hymn The Prayers of the People The Lords Prayer (in unison) 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. *The Blessing and Benediction *Extinguishing the Candles (Taking the Light of Christ into the World) Acolytes *Parting Song *Postlude Enter to Worship Leave to Serve The Family of God #282 Blest Be the Tie That Binds #286

The Prelude and Call to Worship Welcome and Announcements

*Lighting of the Candles (Bringing in the Light of Christ)

Time with Our Children (At the beginning of the Praise Medley, children ages 36th grade may go with Pastor Brad to New Hope Kidz Childrens Church) *The Hymn of Invocation *The Prayer of Adoration *The Prayer of Confession (written by the pastor to be prayed in unison) O Lord, Forgive us for the sins of this and every season: we place second matters first; we sit at a feast and yet hunger for your spirit; we become aware that the vessels of our hearts cannot contain the fullness of your grace. Remove from us all that competes with your way for us. Quiet us down that me may be still and know that you are God. In silence may we hear your Word with new clarity, and may we keep it with new intensity, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen. Individual Confessions (pray in silence) The Assurance of Pardon *Gloria Patri Reading from the Psalms *Hymn of Praise Psalm 133 Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee #623 Mary Jo Haynes #1 There Is a Redeemer #206

*Where this mark appears, all who are able please stand to honor God. (Feel free to
stand or keep seated according to your own comfort needs.)

Members in Ministry
Today: Evelyn Price Rick White and Rich Binney Bill Brown, Jr., Rick White, Clayton Fisher, Russ Winkler Brittany Brown Next Sunday: Lock-Up: Jimmy Reynolds Media: Rick White Ushers: Bobby Thompson, Greg Gibson, Joyce Burrow, Rich Binney Nursery: Jill Booker Lock-Up: Media: Ushers: Nursery:

Offertory Sentence Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.I Peter 4:10 (NIV) The Giving of Our Tithes and Offerings Offertory *Doxology *The Prayer of Dedication #625

Fourth Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18; Color: White

Our Prayer Requests

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous person availeth much. James 5:16 (For additions to or deletions from this list, or to place information in this bulletin,
please call 449-7020 or email the church at

-Raymond Bay -Connie Spears -Jeanette Smith (breast cancer) -Peggy Malloy (Gene Dykes sister) -Connie Hill (Rachael Greers sister) -Lucy Butler (Charlies mother) -Donna Brumbach (chemo/cancer) -Kenny Thomas (Connie Spears nephew has cancer) -Leigh Snyder (DJs friend) -Venelee Smith (homebound) -Dora Crawford (homebound) -Vivian Smrtic (out-of-state member) -Jerry Etheridge (on kidney transplant waiting list) -Thelma Osterhoss (Gene Dykes mother) -Gary King -Jeff Granstaff

-Clyde Elmore (friend of Mary Ann) -Joyce Burrow -Cheyenne White (Mary Jos friend) -Ed Triplet (Gina Jones brother-in-law) -Ken Lawrence (Rosie Lawrences nephew) -Lisa Bartlett (Scott and Brians mother) -Betty Lustig -Nick Solomon -Ruth Stultz (Evelyns sister) -Pauline Horton -Joseph & Lisa Garcia -Helen Moss (Rachel Greers mother) -Mike Luipersbeck -Lynn Shrum (Danas mother) -Michael Lane (needs kidney AND heart transplant) -Deborah Lynn Scott

Bicentennial Picture of the Week 12-sided log building built in 1832 (one wall for each of the 12 disciples) where the church cemetery still is, pictured here in the late 1860s. 7845 Coles Ferry Pike, PO Box 1215 Lebanon, TN 37088-1215 Church Phone: 449-7020 Pastor, Rev. Vernon Burrow (Cell 406-6385) Website E-mail us at Church Copyright License #11118959

Growing Up in the Fellowship of Believers

Welcome to Worship
elcome to New Hope Church, a place for new beginnings! If you are visiting, you will discover a loving, spirit-filled church family. Here is some helpful information as you join us in worship today: All who worship here are equals in the sight of God, regardless of race, age, gender, physical disability or religious affiliation. Communion, when celebrated, is open to all who profess Christ as Lord and Savior, whether affiliated with this church or not. Children may partake of Communion as well, if parents approve. A nursery is available during the service; please see a greeter for directions. (This is for infants and children up to 3 years of age.) Handicap-accessible restrooms are located off the narthex (foyer) and adjacent to the entrance lobby in the Fellowship Hall/Gym. Please remember to sign the attendance folder at your pew so we will have a record of your visit with us today. Thank you for remembering to silence your cell phone during the service. No food or beverages in the sanctuary, please. If you arrived as a visitor we hope that you leave as a friend and worship with us often! New Hope Church exists to: Glorify God in worship and rejoice in our life together; Share the Good News of the Gospel in word and deed; Reach as many as we can with the saving love of Jesus; Help each person grow toward Christian maturity, and find their place of service in the church and in the world.

come on! We also have enlisted the aid of a couple of students at Cumberland University to help us write a concise history of the church (they will get credit for the project), and we can always use more help. We will meet a couple of times a month, more often if necessary. Please see Robbie Haynes or anyone on the Bicentennial team if you would like to help us out. Church Van Ministry The Session has committed the church to purchase a used van, less than $18,000. On faith, the church will borrow the money to start, and a Van Fund has been established that you can donate to as the Lord leads. The van will have many uses including building the community of believers around our church. New Hope Food Pantry Please dont forget about the Food Pantry that is available for anyone in the community or church family who needs use of it. We need to get this food OUT and into the hands and homes of those who need it. Please see the pastor or Evelyn Price if you know of a need. Stephen Ministry is a program that selects and trains laypeople for Christian care giving. Stephen Ministers in our church are certified and trained to help people go through the many transitions and challenges in life. Our Stephen Ministers serve anyone in need, both within and outside the church. Call the church office if you are interested in receiving care through the Stephen Ministry program. Stephen Ministers are the CaregiversGod is the Curegiver!

Ministries/Activities Within Our Church

Sundays in May th Thursday, 13 National Day of Prayer th Sunday, 6 Holy Communion th Sunday 13 , Mothers Day. The men of the church, headed by Bobby Thompson, will prepare breakfast to honor our mothers. The entire church is invited to come. 9:00 AM. No Sunday School. Sunday 20th Senior Day. According to our records Sean Haynes is our only high school graduate this year. If there are others, please let the pastor know. th Sunday 27 Adam Jonathan Groves, son of Brittany Brown, and grandson of Bill and Kelly Brown, will be baptized. It is also Pentecost Sunday, so wear something RED. th Invitation to the 200 Anniversary Committee Small Groups have ended for the Spring 2012 semester, but the Anniversary Group wont be through until September. If you were previously in another group that has ended, and would now like to help us out in the group, then

Thought for the Week

he Greek word for fellowship comes from a root meaning common or shared. Fellowship means common participation in something either by giving what you have to the other person or receiving what he or she has. Give and take is the essence of fellowship, and give and take must be the way of fellowship in the common life of the body of Christ. Christian fellowship is two-dimensional, and it has to be vertical before it can be horizontal. We must know the reality of fellowship with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ before we can know the reality of fellowship with each other in our common relationship to God (1 John 1:3). The person who is not in fellowship with the Father and the Son is no Christian at all, and so cannot share with Christians the realities of their fellowship.
Your Father Loves You by James Packer, Harold Shaw Publishers, 1986.