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Berkeley United Methodist Church

2407 Berkeley Ave., Austin, TX 78745 Phone: (512) 447-6633 Fax: (512) 851-8438 October 2, 2011 +++ 8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. World Communion Sunday Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Forgive us, O God. In this hour of worship, accept our thanksgiving; and teach us to make gratitude and sharing our way of life; through the grace of Jesus Christ. Amen. WORDS OF ASSURANCE Leader: If we confess our sins, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. People: Thanks be to God!

THE GREAT THANKSGIVING Hymns to be sung while receiving communion: In the Singing In Remembrance of Me Life-Giving Bread Come to the Table

UMH #13

TFWS #2255 TFWS #2254 TFWS #2261 TFWS #2264


Please take a moment to silence your cell phones now.

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.

O sacrum convivium by James Biery

Chancel Choir


Draw the Circle Wide

W&S #3154

STORYTELLING Jennie Gaston Who has made a difference in your spiritual life? BIBLE READING John 13:34-35


*SENDING SONG Let Us Be Bread TFWS #2260

Draw the circle, draw the circle wide. Draw the circle, draw the circle wide. No one stands alone, well stand side by side. Draw the circle, draw the circle wide.

Leader: This is the Word of God for us, the people of God. All: Thanks be to God. SERMON Who Knows Jesus? How Can You Tell? Rev. Jeanne Devine

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!

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 schedule an appointment to speak with Rev. Devine. THE BENEDICTION You are invited to join hands as we share in the song: Let Our Earth Be Peaceful W&S #3159

PRELUDE AND LIGHTING THE CANDLES *CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: Look to your left, for there is your neighbor. People: Look to your right, for there is your brother and your sister. Leader: Look behind, for there is evidence of how God has blessed us. People: Look forward, for there is endless potential. All: Look to the cross, for there is the love that makes each moment possible. *OPENING HYMN O How I Love Jesus UMH #170


TIME OF REFLECTION (A moment of silence for meditation) *RESPONSE IN SONG Jesu, Jesu UMH #432

Let our lives be fruitful, beautiful and playful, Everyday be thankful for the love of God. 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!


Ushers will collect yellow cards; please pass yours down to the end of the row. PRAYER OF CONFESSION O God, source of all that makes life possible, giver of all that makes life good: We gather to give you our thanks, yet we confess that we have often failed to live our thankfulness. What we have we take for granted, and we grumble about what we lack. We have squandered your bounty, with little thought of those who will come after us. We are more troubled by the few who have more than by the many who have less.

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!

THOSE LEADING IN WORSHIP TODAY Rev. Jeanne Devine will bring the sermon. Our worship leader for the
8:30 service is Kathy Beth Stavinoha and for the 10:50 service is Larry Parks.

We thank all our acolytes, greeters and ushers. 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.

Upcoming Events This Week

Sunday, October 2 World Communion Sunday 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship 4:00 pm Outreach (7) 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UMYF Monday, October 3 10:00 am Womens Group (9) 7:00 pm Covenant Group (9) Tuesday, October 4 6:00 pm Congregational Care (9) Wednesday, October 5 6:00 pm Handbell Choir 7:00 pm Chancel Choir Thursday, October 6 5:30 pm St. Louise House (CLC) Sunday, October 9 Communion Sunday 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship 4:00 pm Evangelism (7) 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9) 5:30 pm UMYF

The BUMC Board of Trustees would like to invite YOU to participate in a church work day on Saturday, October 15. There are many small and larger maintenance jobs around the church that need to be taken care of. Some of our needs are: *Dispose of records older than 7 years *Clean gutters *Prune trees & shrubs; ongoing mowing & trimming *Pressure wash, then stain courtyard deck *Renail loose shingles on roof We will be gathering at 9:00 am. Wed love to have you join us for as much or little time as you can give. If you are willing to work on a particular task, please contact Forrest Arnold at 496-6443 so materials can be purchased. Thank you! On Saturday, October 29, from 5:00 7:00 pm, the Berkeley UMYF are hosting a Trunk-or-Treat in the BUMC parking lot. This will be a safe, fun, community-wide event for kids of all ages! Volunteers will be needed to park their cars with trunks full of treats for ghouls and goblins to trick-or-treat from. And a prize will be awarded to the Best Decorated Car! If you are interested in participating with your vehicle and Halloween treats, please contact Youth Director, Brad Strap, at 680-9321 or Our friends at Bee Creek UMC in Spicewood (where Jeannie and Whitey now attend) are still in need of items for the fire recovery efforts in that area. You may take donations to Bee Creek UMC, 3000 Bee Creek Rd. Spicewood TX, 512-264-2225. GARDEN HOSES N-95 MASKS GAS CARDS HOME DEPOT & LOWES CARDS - for tool replacements PAPER TOWELS, TRASH AND GROCERY BAGS STYROFOAM ICE CHESTS GATORADE DRINKS AND SNACK FOODS USED WEED WACKERS RAKES BUCKETS (5 GALLON) EXTENSION CORDS (THICK AND 50 FT. OR MORE) ALL AND ANY TOOLS - NEW OR USED

October 2, 2011 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The newsletter deadline is: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Todays World Communion Sunday Offering provides scholarships for United Methodist students from other countries to study in the US, and for United Methodist racial/ethnic minority students in the US to further their higher education. Copies of Practicing Extravagant Generosity are still available in the narthex. A $7.00 donation is appreciated but not required. Reading this daily devotional guide with Berkeleys other members and friends will allow you to go more deeply into The Heart of Giving. Future sermons: October 9: Bucket Lists Vision and Hope Are Inspirations of the Heart (read pages 51-66) October 16: Declarations of Your Heart Extravagant Generosity Is an Expression of Your Heart (read pages 71-90)

Relationships are Matters of the Heart

Serving God + + Sharing Christ + + Receiving Mercy

RETHINK: COMMUNITY - Engaging our Public Schools, Saturday, October 8 - 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, FUMC, Austin - Workshops focus on equipping Methodists to respond to the Texas public school crisis by engaging schools in their communities. Each $11 registration fee per person will 'complete' one UMCOR education kit. Please let the church office know by Tuesday, October 4, if you plan to attend so a check can be sent to the District Office. You may also pay at the door.

Ministers: Members of the Congregation Pastor: Rev. Jeanne Devine ( ph. 551-8144 Pastoral Intern: Jessica Goad ( Youth Director: Brad Straup ( Director of Music: Victoria Schwarz ( Pianist: Tyler Mabry ( Administrative Assistant: Tara Nash ( Childcare Director: Allison McGillicuddy (