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Berkeley United Methodist Church

2407 Berkeley Ave., Austin, TX 78745 Phone: (512) 447-6633 Fax: (512) 851-8438
July 1, 2012 8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Communion Sunday

WORDS OF ASSURANCE Leader: Hear the good news: There is forgiveness and healing with God. Gods steadfast love has the power to redeem our brokenness and make us whole. Through Jesus Christ we are forgiven. People: Thanks be to God! Amen.

You are invited to come forward at the ushers direction. You will receive a piece of bread (or gluten-free alternative if you prefer) and can dip it into the cup of grape juice. Please indicate to an usher if you prefer to be served in your seat.


SPECIAL MUSIC BIBLE READING Well Shout and Give Him Glory Chancel Choir 2 Samuel 1:1,17-27


*SENDING SONG God of the Ages UMH #698


Please take a moment to silence your cell phones now. GATHERING SONG Sweet, Sweet Spirit UMH #334

Leader: This is the Word of God, for us, the people of God. All: Thanks be to God! SERMON Where Is God When Youre Defeated? Rev. Jeanne Devine

If you would like to know more about baptism or becoming a member of Berkeley United Methodist Church by profession of faith or transfer of your current church membership, please call the church office and make an appointment to speak with Rev. Devine. THE BENEDICTION You are invited to join hands as we share in the song: Im goin a sing when the Spirit says sing, Im goin a sing when the Spirit says sing, Im goin a sing when the Spirit says sing, And obey the Spirit of the Lord.


As we greet one another and have some brief announcements, please fill in the yellow card to let us know of your presence and your prayers!
When this sign (*) appears, you are invited to stand if it is comfortable to do so.



PRELUDE AND LIGHTING THE CANDLES King of Peace By Martha Shaffer *CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: Gather us in, the brokenhearted and the joyful. People: Gather us in, the weak and the strong. Leader: Gather us in, the fearful and the brave. People: Gather us in, the young and the old. Leader: Gather us in, to sing of Gods works. People: Gather us in, to praise Jesus Christ. Leader: Gather us in, to worship and wonder. People: Gather us in, to know of Gods love. *OPENING HYMN America the Beautiful

Chancel Choir

OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND PRAYERS Offering envelopes may be found inside front cover of UM Hymnal. A SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD UMH #94

Thank you for worshiping with us today! In between our services, you are invited for coffee and fellowship on the deckwed love to get to know you better! THOSE LEADING IN WORSHIP TODAY Rev. Jeanne Devine will bring the sermon. Katie Frederick is our worship leader. Media Manager today is Karen Walters (8:30). We thank all our greeters, ushers, and acolytes. CHURCH NURSERY Child care is available for children up to age 5 in the church nursery on Sunday mornings. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary.

UMH #696

Praise God, from whom all blessings 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!

Ushers will collect yellow cards; please pass yours down to the end of the row. PRAYER OF CONFESSION Almighty God, as we remember and celebrate freedom and independence, we confess that we are also lost and defeated in a world of brokenness and suffering. We have put our trust in the ways of the world and have put our faith in our own resources alone, instead of in you. Come to us, O God. Forgive our doubts and fears, and heal our brokenness.


THE GREAT THANKSGIVING Hymns to be sung while receiving communion: One Bread, One Body Bread of the World Come, Let Us Eat Eat This Bread UMH #13 UMH #620 UMH #624 UMH #625 UMH #628

Upcoming Events This Week Sunday, July 1 Communion Sunday 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UM Youth Fellowship Monday, July 2 10:00 am Womens Group (7) 7:00 pm Covenant Group (9) Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Church office closed Thursday, July 5 Church office closed 6:30 pm Saint Louise House picnic at Berkeley Sunday, July 8 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 9:45 am Reception for Becky Harrell 10:50 am Worship 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UM Youth Fellowship

Announcements Outreach opportunitiesThe Outreach Committee has signup sheets for upcoming volunteer opportunities: the Saint Louise House Summer Cookout on Thursday, July 5, and a reception for Becky Harrell on Sunday, July 8. If you are able to help, please find Ginger Wahlers or Carolyn Brown to sign up. Becky Harrell preachingBerkeleys Covenant Partner, Becky Harrell, will preach at both services next Sunday, July 8. Becky serves at Latin American Biblical University in San Jose, Costa Rica. Summer Mission TripJuly 13-16, Methodist Mission Home, San Antonio. Signup deadline for youth is TODAY. A pre-trip meeting will be held on Sunday, July 8, in the CLC. Adults staying overnight at MMH please arrive at 4:30 p.m. and all other participants at 6:30 p.m. Contact Katie Frederick (5777642) for additional information. School of Christian MissionThe School of Christian Mission of the UMW Southwest Texas Conference will be held at Mount Wesley Conference Center in Kerrville, Thursday-Sunday July 12-15, 2012. Topics will include a geographical study of Haiti and a spiritual growth study of immigration and the Bible. Why Does Childrens Ministry Matter?Recently a website was brought to the attention of the Family Ministries team that we wanted to share with the congregation. Quoting the author, Tony Kummer, Kids matter to God and they should matter to us. For more information visit Weve shared a few reasons below:

July 1, 2012
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Communion Sunday

How does childrens ministry help kids? It can help counterbalance worldly influences. Kids need positive influences to tip the scale. How does childrens ministry help families? It supports godly parenting. The church was never meant to be the exclusive faith teacher of children. Gods plan was for the two institutions (church and family) to form a partnership. How does childrens ministry help the church? It helps the church to pass on the faith. Former Berkeley pastor Rev. Ricker once said, Our faith is only one generation from extinction if WE don't pass it on. How does childrens ministry help everyone? Its good for society when children understand Gods moral law and how to love their neighbors. How does childrens ministry help kids learn? It helps maximize spiritual development at every developmental stage.

So, the next time you see a child, think about how they could benefit by being involved with the Childrens Ministry at Berkeley!

Ministers: Members of the Congregation Pastor: Rev. Jeanne Devine ( Ph. 551-8144 Pastoral Intern: Katie Frederick ( Ph. 577-7642 Director of Music: Victoria Schwarz ( Pianist: Dr. Tyler Mabry ( Administrative Assistant: Tara Nash ( Childcare Director: Allison McGillicuddy (

Serving God + + Sharing Christ + + Receiving Mercy