Maple Grove United Methodist Church
7 West Henderson Road, Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: (614) 262-1163 Fax: (614) 262-1374
Email: email@example.com Website: www.MapleGroveUMC.org
CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT MAPLE GROVE:
TODAY 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Worship
November 14 9:45 a.m. Sunday School
Noon-2:30 p.m. Art Opening
12:10 p.m. NewSong Rehearsal (Room 2)
12:30 p.m. Handisciples
5:30 p.m. Youth Group
8:00 p.m. AA (Fellowship Hall)
MONDAY 9:00 a.m. Free Store
November 15 1:30 p.m. Sandwich Deadline
5:15 p.m. Fellowship Group @ MCL Cafeteria
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry (Room 3 & 8)
TUESDAY Noon Bulletin Announcement Deadline
November 16 7:00 p.m. TAPP (Room 8)
8:00 p.m. AA (Fellowship Hall)
WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Call To Action (Fellowship Hall)
November 17 7:30 p.m. Ruth Circle @ Jean Bowman
THURSDAY 1:00 p.m. Study Group (Parlor)
November 18 6:30 p.m. Wesley Handbells (Room 7)
7:00 p.m. Bipolar Support Group (Room 6)
7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir (Room 2)
FRIDAY 7:30 p.m. Harmony for Hunger Concert
November 19 @ King Ave UMC
SATURDAY 3:00 p.m. PAWS Dog Therapy @ Wesley Glen
The Maple Grove Staff
Rev. David C. Trout, Interim Pastor; Cathy Davis, Every Member in Ministry and Congregational Care; Jenifer Schronce,
Youth and Young Adults; Brenda Buchy, Children’s Ministries; Rhonda Cline, Nursery/Cherubs; Greg White, Organist &
Wesley Handbells; Len Bussard, Chancel Choir; Amy Garver Solis, Children’s Music; SueAnn McColley, Office
Administrator; Mark Totten, Financial Secretary; Skip Keeling/Pat Workman, Custodians.
25 th SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST November 14, 2010
THE TIME OF GATHERING
As we gather, you are invited to review the announcements, fill out a prayer request
card and register your presence on a Ministry of Friendship pad. When the Prelude begins, you
are invited to prepare yourself for worship by pausing for a few moments of prayer.
THE PRELUDE For the Beauty of the Earth Setting by J. D. Frizzell
WE WELCOME THE LIGHT OF CHRIST (11:00 a.m.) Elizabeth Workman
THE INTROIT (11:00 a.m.) This is the Day the Lord Hath Made
Text: Isaac Watts Music: Lucius Chapin
*THE CALL TO WORSHIP Parker Brown/Tom LaPens
Leader: God has redeemed us, not because we have obeyed all of the Law,
but because God has given us faith in Jesus Christ.
People: We are a sinful people, condemned by the Law. But we give
thanks to Christ whose redemption has restored our
relationship with God.
Leader: Because we believe Christ lives in us, our faith is strengthened and
our commitment to God and our ministry to others is renewed.
People: Only by God’s grace through Christ are we made alive. We
come to worship to celebrate the living Christ in our lives.
*THE OPENING HYMN Come, Christians, Join to Sing No. 158
*THE OPENING PRAYER
Merciful God, forgive us our sins, when we have done things we ought not to
have done and when we have left undone those things we ought to have
done. Grant that, through the grace of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we may find
true redemption for our spirits and courage to do Your will today and
Response The Gloria Patri No. 70
THE MINISTRY MOMENTS
Joys and Concerns
Prayers of the People
Leader: Lord, in your mercy People: Hear our prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer No. 895
THE CHILDREN’S CHOIR (11:00 a.m.) Fill Me With Praises Matt Huesmann
The congregation may join in when directed.
Fill me with praises, righteous and holy's Your name,
Fill me with praises; You're always forever the same.
Fill me with praises, each morning Your mercies are new.
Fill me with praises, Lord of my life I love You.
Children 3 to 5 years may leave for Grace Kids & children 6 years thru 5th grade may leave for the Chapel.
THE PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory Shall We Gather at the River Arr. Margaret R. Tucker
*Doxology and Prayer of Thanksgiving No. 94
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!
*THE HYMN OF PREPARATION Have Thine Own Way, Lord vv. 1 & 4 No. 382
THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC (11:00 a.m.) They Who Wait for the Lord Composer
Text:Isaiah 40: 28 - 31 Music: John Carter
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of
the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.
He gives the power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and
be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew
their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.
TODAY’S TEXT Galatians 3:1-5, 10-14 (NIV)
You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ
was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you
receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish?
After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?
Have you suffered so much for nothing — if it really was for nothing? Does God give you
his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you
believe what you heard?
For all who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “cursed is
everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the book of the law.”
Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because “the righteous will live by faith.”
The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things
will live by them.” Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for
us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” He redeemed us in order
that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the gentiles through Christ Jesus,
so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
Leader: The word of God from long ago for the people of God today.
People: Thanks be to God.
THE MESSAGE All That is Required Rev. David Trout
THE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
*THE CLOSING HYMN Grace Greater Than Our Sin vv. 1, 2 & 4 No. 365
Please be seated until the Postlude has ended.
THE POSTLUDE Take My Life, That I May Be Setting by Kristina Langlois
Let us now pass the peace of Christ to those who have worshipped with us.
*All who are able are invited to stand.
Pastor’s Postscript: A perfectionist is a person who takes great pains – and gives them to someone else.
Hearing Amplifiers, Large Type Bulletins & Hymnals are Available Ask an usher for assistance.
If you have not returned your completed commitment card, please do so as soon as possible.
Additional cards can be found in the pews, the church office or you can complete it online at
While we encourage everyone to wear their name tags every week, it would be especially
helpful during this transition period of guest pastors & interim pastor. Thank you!
Refreshments are served in the lobby after each service by members of the Hospitality Ministry
Team. While we are attempting to make this a nut-free event, families & individuals should still use
care when consuming items from the table.
Greeters: 8:30 a.m. Deb Carpenter, Norma Hein, Linda & Terry Boggs
11:00 a.m. Nancy Bobb, Kathleen Shaffer, Connie Austin,
& Winnie Blozis
Music Leadership: 8:30 a.m. The Wesley Handbell Choir
11:00 a.m. Bob Skinner (clarinetist), The Wesley Handbell Choir,
The Chancel Choir
Sunday Secretary: Patty Miller & Doris Ann Batory
Recently Hospitalized: Mary Saunders & Phyllis Walters
The flowers on the altar are given by Wayne & Cheryl Williams in memory of Frank & Mary Ellen
Attendance Last Sunday, November 7: 367
We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation
We will receive a Love Offering of Thanks to support our outreach efforts of the Thanksgiving
Meal and Bethlehem on Broad Street Ministry. Please use the Love Offering envelope in the
The 2011 Flower Calendar sign-up sheets are in the lobby this morning. You may sponsor altar
flowers either in honor or in memory of someone. The cost of each bouquet is $30. Please note
Altar Flowers 2011 on the memo line of your check.
2011 Entertainment books are available in the church office. The cost is $25 and proceeds will
support next summer’s youth mission trip!
The Art Ministry’s new exhibit based on the hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful is TODAY from
noon until 2:30 p.m.
TODAY (in the lobby) is the last day to order your Fraser Fir Christmas tree to benefit NNEMAP
and New Life. Check, credit card or cash are accepted. Pick up is December 4 at Meadow Park
Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road just EAST of Sawmill Road by Graeter’s Ice Cream.
Fair Trade Coffees, Teas & Chocolates are available in the Lobby after both services. Holiday
orders are also being taken TODAY through November 28. Stop by the Fair Trade table to pick up
an order form.
The Fellowship Group will meet at the MCL in the Kingsdale shopping center on Monday
November 15 @ 5:15 p.m.
The Ruth Circle will meet on November 17 @ 7:30 p.m. at the home of Jean Bowman.
Harmony for Hunger - This benefit concert will be held Friday, November 19, at 7:30 p.m. at King
Avenue Methodist Church (corner of Neil and King) to raise money for the NNEMAP Food Pantry.
Musicians from eighteen of the thirty-four churches, which support NNEMAP will be performing.
Greg White and Jennifer Larson will be representing Maple Grove UMC. Please come out and
support them and help make money for a good cause. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the
door. Chris Bradley, 10TV's meteorologist, will be master of ceremonies.
Church Conference - Maple Grove’s annual church conference will be Sunday, November 21 at
North Broadway UMC. There will be a gathering time with refreshments beginning at 2:30, a time
of celebration with other area churches at 3:00 and then our church conference.
Hanging of the Greens is scheduled for Sunday, November 21 from 1:30 to 4:00 in the afternoon.
The decorating will be preceded by a lunch of soup, bread, and cookies at 12:30.
The Priscilla Circle will meet on November 23 @ 5 p.m. to prepare the salad and dressing for the
The Community Thanksgiving Meal is Thursday, November 25, at noon in Fellowship Hall. You
may volunteer to prepare food, serve, clean up, or simply come as a guest. Sign-up sheets are in
the lobby or speak to Al Foulger (846-8447). This annual meal is a service to our community at no
cost to attendees, but there will be expenses. If you would like to help meet these costs, please use
the love offering envelope in today’s bulletin.
Christmas Gifts That Won't Break: An Advent Study for Adults begins Sunday, November 28 at
9:45 a.m. in Room 8. Rev Trout will lead this study that explores the spirit of Christmas. Using a
book by James W. Moore, preacher, author and speaker, we will reflect on the unbreakable gifts
that God has given us: hope, love, joy and peace. Sign-up in the lobby.
NNEMAP Grooming Kits –NNEMAP provides grooming kits throughout the year to people who
depend upon NNEMAP for part of their food needs. Our goal for Maple Grove this year is a total
donation of at least 500 items including shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, bar soap, wash cloths,
razors and combs. Bags for donations will be handed out after the service today and collection
boxes are located in the lobby. Your donations need to be in on or before November 28. Maple
Grove has made significant donations to this program for many years and we want to thank you
for your continued support.
Feed My Sheep Bring A Can to Church Sunday On Communion Sunday, December 5, each
person is invited to bring a can of food that will be brought forward during both worship services.
These canned goods will be shared with CRC and NNEMAP. Just think what we can do to help feed
our neighbors in need, if each of us brings just one canned goods.
Saturday, December 18
The families of Maple Grove are invited to share the joy of their Christmas by taking part in
the Free Store Christmas Shop. This event will be held at the Community Development For
All People Ministry located at Parsons and Whittier on Saturday, December 18. Our gifts of
new toys and clothing for infants to eleven year old children will be brought to the altar on
Sunday, November 28, and Sunday, December 5. Many of the children are between 11 and
13 years old, making sizes 6 to 14 popular. Cash contributions and gift certificates are
welcome. They ask that gift certificates be no larger than $10 or $15 since they are serving
many families. Walmart, Target, Claires and Icings are favorite and convenient places for
children to shop.
Indian Springs Secret Santa
Each year, the week before Christmas break, Indian Springs holds a Secret
Santa workshop where children can come and shop for holiday gifts for their
family members. Typically, a parent or caregiver will fill out a list and send a
small amount of money to school with which the children can shop.
However, there is a population of students at Indian Springs who don't have
the ability to participate in this project due to lack of funds. Over the years, they have
provided a "free" table from which children can choose items for their family members.
Last year, Maple Grove took on the task of providing items for that free choice table and
the response from the congregation was wonderful. It was awesome thing to see children
pick toys and gifts for their family members. Donations for this ministry will be accepted
on December 5 and 12 during the offertory for this great cause. Please do not donate used
items; the purpose of this ministry is to provide new and inexpensive items that do not cost
a great deal. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Nauman at firstname.lastname@example.org or
614-506-0388. A list of gift ideas is in November Maple Leaf and also posted on the main
lobby bulletin board.
Join Maple Grove United Methodist Church Children’s Ministries
for the 2010
Family Advent Fair
Saturday, December 4 th
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
in Fellowship Hall
12:15 Pizza & Cookie Decorating
Sign ups are located outside of the chapel.
Deadline for sign up is November 28
Questions? Contact Brenda Buchy
at 263-1163 or email@example.com