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December 6, 2015

2nd Sunday of Advent & Communion Sunday

8:50am & 11am Worship Services

We exist to connect all people with Jesus Christ.

We do this by welcoming enthusiastically, growing deeply and serving courageously.

204 S. Ninth St., Columbia, Mo. 65201

(573) 443-3111


8:50 & 11 a.m. Worship

The prelude is a silent, personal preparation for the worship of God.

(+) Please stand as you are able and comfortable.
Responsive readings: One (Italics) All (Bold)
FWS = The Faith We Sing, UMH = United Methodist Hymnal
Children of all ages are welcome in our worship services.
Childrens worship and activity packets are available at the entrances.
They may be left in the pew or returned to one of the baskets following worship.

y Coming Together into Gods Presence z


Improvisation on Puer Natus (August Maekelberghe)


All: God of love, help us to share in Christs mission.
Send your Spirit upon us so we work with Christ to fulfill his mission to share
the good news, to help release the bonds of the captives to be agents of healing
and to work for justice for those who are oppressed.
Free us for joyful service as we offer Christs love to the world. Amen.
Jesus, the Light of the World (v. 1)
See the bright and Morning Star, Jesus, the Light of the World!
He has risen in our hearts, Jesus, the Light of the World!
Walk in the light, beautiful light;
come where his love and his mercy are bright.
Shine all around us by day and by night, Jesus, the Light of the World.
FWS NO. 2233

Nancy Cooper, Childrens & Family Life Leader

Children are welcome to remain with their family in worship or may proceed now to
participate in one of these ministries:
Children 1 year 2nd Grade: Childrens Church and Serendipity Choir (W6)
Children Kindergarten and under: Nursery Care (W7)
Parents and children reconnect following worship at the room listed.

y Receiving the Word of God z


Isaiah 61:1-4 (NRSV)

This is the Word of God for all people.

Thanks be to God.


Eyes of Hope

Rev. Kendall Waller

y Responding to the Word of God z

The Great Thanksgiving - Our Preparation for Holy Communion
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 trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Gluten free communion is available at both outside corners of the kneeling rail.

8:50 Agape Choir

11:00 Chancel Choir

Eternal God, we give 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.

O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Arnold B. Sherman)
To give your offering electronically, scan this QR code or
click the DONATE button at

Wesleyan Ringers


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!

y Sending Forth into the World z


I Love to Tell the Story


From Heaven Above to Earth I Come (David Maxwell)


Rev. Kendall Waller; Rev. Trista Soendker Nicholson
8:00 Rev. Kim Parker; 8:50 Rev. Charity Goodwin-Rosario
11:00 Rev. Hank Jenkins
Marty Hook, Director of Music; Jenna Braaksma, Pianist; Craig Datz, Organist
Shannon Merciel & Morgan Buddy Green, Guest Music Leadership
Flower Acknowledgments
The flowers that grace the chancel this Sunday morning are given to the Glory of God
by Grace Rhee, in honor of the Father for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus
by Jennifer Reisdorf in loving memory of her dad, Leroy Schmidt.

Charge Conference

Charge Conference will be held Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel

- All members are welcome to attend.


Invitations - Be sure to pick up an invitation or two to invite a

friend, relative, co-worker or neighbor to Christmas Eve Worship.
Pecans! Come see the selection the Searcy Feely Circle has for you
in the Connector this morning. Proceeds benefit UMW missions.
Haiti Clean Water Team is providing samples of Grandma Roses
Gourmet Pancakes in the Connector. The pancake batter, which is
available in regular, gluten-free and egg & gluten-free varieties, will
be for sale in 16oz jars. Proceeds support the teams trip in January.
SERRV Fair Trade Sale - Beautiful handcrafted items from
around the world will be sold to provide an income for a
craftsperson and his/her family.
Angels Available on the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree! If you
would like to make Christmas come alive for 60 children of men
and women incarcerated in Missouri prisons, see Dora and Greg
Thackery in the Connector.
Sign Up for 2016 Altar Flowers - Youre invited to participate
in providing altar flowers for our morning worship services. The
signup chart is in the Connector.
Heifer Advent Alternative Gift Table is in the Connector this
morning to provide gift catalogs.
Cornerstone Mission of the Month - Your December coffee
shop tips support the Haiti Clean Water Team.

Opportunities to Serve

Office Volunteers for Christmas Eve - Sign up to help for a

two-hour shift. Questions: Kathy Carson,
Nursery Volunteers - The nursery is in need of volunteers on
Christmas Eve at the 5pm and 7pm services. We are also looking
for volunteers on Sunday, Dec. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 3 from 9-10am
as our college students will be on break. Must be Safe Sanctuary
certified. Please respond on the tear-off or email Nancy Cooper at
Advent Candle Lighting - We are looking for families, couples,
individuals and friends to lead the candle lighting in each of our
services by reading a litany and lighting the candles. If you are
interested, please email Rev. Trista at or mark
the tear-off.
Finals Week Snacks - We will be supporting our students with
hospitality, group study rooms, quiet rooms and study snacks from
Dec. 14-18. If youd like to bring study snacks and comfort food for
this ministry, please contact Kim Parker at
Volunteer Baristas - Our PIE, Jefferson Middle School, is in
need of baristas to help with their Reading Day on Friday, Dec.
18. Responsibilities include serving hot cocoa and cookies to the
reading students as well as interacting with the delightful middle
school students from JMS!!!! Contact Ann Merrifield: amerrifield@ or 573-864-1839.

Welcome to Missouri
United Methodist Church
December 6, 2015
Our Presence
Please place this sheet in the offering plate.
o8:00Worship o8:50Worship o11:00Worship
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Our Prayers
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Our Gifts
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donating electronically.

Preferred Method of Contact:

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oFind out more about
oWednesday Night Live
oGrowth Groups
oBarnabas Ministry
oChildrens ministry
oMUMY (Youth) activities
oCollege Age/Young Adult activities
oSinging in the Choir
oUnited Methodist Women
oLinked to Learn Tutoring Ministry
oPrayer Shawl Ministry
oDiscovery Days Preschool
oContainer Project
oHaiti Clean Water Team
oServe with Room at the Inn at MUMC Jan. 31
through Feb. 14
oServe with the Worship Technology Team
oServe during Advent or Christmas Eve
Worship (candle lighting)
oServe in the office during Christmas Eve
oServe in the Nursery
o5pm Christmas Eve Worship
o7pm Christmas Eve Worship
oSunday, Dec. 27
oSunday, Jan. 3

I am interested in the following:

oHow to live a life of faith
oGeneral information
oBaptism information
oMembership information
oOther ___________________________

Advent Calendar
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Haiti Clean Water Team Fundraiser Meal at 5pm
6pm Wednesday Night Live Advent Studies
Saturday, Dec. 12
6:30pm Legion of Black Collegians Choir Concert
Sunday, Dec. 13
Emmanuel, God with Us - Worship at 8, 8:50 & 11am
Meet in the Connector after the 11am service to help us
deliver poinsettias to the homebound.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
121pm American Guild of Organists Advent Concert
Sunday, Dec. 20
Hope for New Life - Worship at 8, 8:50 & 11am
Thursday, Dec. 24
Christmas Eve Worship at 5, 7, 9 &11pm

(Childcare at 5 & 7pm, bus available by reservation for 7pm service)