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10:30 Service - Burlington United Methodist Church

10:30 Service - Burlington United Methodist Church

P a g e 4 Pastor Pat

P a g e 4 Pastor Pat Describes Worship Changes It’s always a good thing to introduce into worship different elements that help us praise God in refreshing ways. Much has been discussed by the Witness committee, which has oversight of worship, and we would like to share with you some of the things we have recently discussed and the changes afoot. First of all, we are going to use creeds once month in the second service to remind us of our beliefs. There are several different kinds and all lend themselves to a better, deeper understanding of who we are as the children of God. We will continue to have communion at both services twice a month. The liturgy will look different from time to time and I hope it will enhance your communion experience. Jolene Stubby is planning to lead music preceding 10:30 service twice a month (the second and fourth Sundays). A variety of songs will help prepare our hearts for the service. We could use some more CHRIST I�C. YOUTH REPORT By Youth Director Jenn Lowrey Happy New Year! Where did 2011 go? For youth group it went to some amazing events: Project Revolution, a mission trip to South Dakota where they were challenged emotionally, physically and spiritually, a Song of Solomon study where they were confronted with difficult questions regarding dating, sex and relationships, Bishop's Round-up, a study to uncover why young people are pushed away from the church, Winter Jam, the list goes on! What fantastic opportunities our youth were given that encouraged them to grow in Christ! We finished the year with our Advent study along with the rest of the congregation. Each week we learned more about the journey to Bethlehem and what we can gain spiritually from reflecting on the trials endured by Mary and Joseph, their reactions to an uncomfortable (at best) situation and the support they received throughout the journey. I am grateful for the opportunity to reflect, with the youth group, on the Advent season and the birth of our savior. As I look back on 2011 and envision 2012, a verse in 2 Corinthians keeps coming to mind, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17. As the year ends, we have a chance to start new, a fresh beginning just like as Christians, we are made new, given the chance to start unsullied, with new purpose! Our lives are filled with such possibilities! I cannot wait to see what Christ Inc. will do in 2012—the lives they will touch through service projects, the lessons they will learn and pass on, the fun we'll have just bonding! New beginnings are so much fun! As you look at 2012...making resolutions, figuring out how to manage your time, budget and responsibilities, will you reflect on the promises that you've made to the youth in our congregation? Will you resolve to commit some time to fostering relationships with them, encouraging them and being involved in your youth program? I have struggled to find adults to help sponsor weekly meetings, trips, service projects, etc. I will be praying for people to step up and fill this void in the youth program. Will you be that answer? Please contact me if you are interested in helping with Christ Inc.! Blessings, Jenn jenniferlenae@hotmail.com 785-341-1285 volunteers for the audio/visual ministry during worship. It is not very difficult, and we will help you learn the ropes! Expanded use of the visuals will also be explored. Together, let us make our worship meaningful and filled with the passion of Christians who revel in the glory of salvation and oneness with the Holy Spirit. It is through wondrous worship we can make a difference in the world and follow the commission given to us to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

JA�UARY WORSHIP VOLU�TEERS January 1 8:15 Service Video: Lanny Ratzlaff/ Brad Smith Scripture: Jane Griffith 10:30 Service Video: Liz Caldwell Scripture: Ushers: Bob & Carol Culbertson Acolytes: Owen Jones, Alice Buckridge Child. Church: None Nursery: Whitney Croll Hospitality: None January 15 8:15 Service Video: Lanny Ratzlaff/ Brad Smith Scripture: Sandy Paxson 10:30 Service Video: Katee Damashek Scripture: Bill Scott Ushers: Carie Collins & Kathi Bahr Acolytes: Brenden Alfers, Isaac Caldwell Child. Church: TBA Nursery: Tyler Burrell Hospitality: Carie Collins/Kathi Bahr January 29 8:15 Service Video: Lanny Ratzlaff/ Brad Smith Scripture: Tina Decker 10:30 Service Video: Liz Caldwell Scripture: Susan Atkin Ushers: Carie Collins & Kathi Bahr Acolytes: Kaitlyn & Aiden Caldwell Child. Church: TBA Nursery: Sarah Pearson Hospitality: Needed January 8 8:15 Service Video: Lanny Ratzlaff/ Brad Smith Scripture: Tina Decker 10:30 Service Video: Larry Hauth Scripture: Sue Rodgers Ushers: Carie Collins & Kathi Bahr Acolytes: Courtney & Meghan Thompson Child. Church: TBA Nursery: Meghan Thompson Hospitality: Darlene Tice January 22 8:15 Service Video: Lanny Ratzlaff/ Brad Smith Scripture: Bernice Sucec 10:30 Service Video: Larry Hauth Scripture: Jane Douglass Ushers: Carie Collins & Kathi Bahr Acolytes: Zoe & Elijah Caldwell Child. Church: TBA Nursery: Whitney Croll Hospitality: Liz Caldwell You are always welcome to participate, and volunteers are needed! Want to read Scripture, serve coffee and cookies, learn to run the video system, usher, lead children’s church, serve in the nursery, sing in the choir, share special music, teach Sunday school...? Please let us know! Call 364-2181 or email the office: lmasters@umcburlington.org P a g e 5 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor. 9:7

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