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Berkeley United Methodist Church 2407 Berkeley Ave., Ave., Austin, TX 78745 Phone: (512) 447-6633 Fax: (512) 851-8438 www.berkeleyumc.org November 25, 2012

WORDS OF ASSURANCE Leader: God’s promises are everlasting, ordered and secure. God loves us and frees us. Accept God’s forg forgiveness, iveness, for we are for    given. Amen.


8:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m.

Last Sunday after Pentecost Christ the King Sunday/United Methodist Student Day



Where Children Belong  

TFWS #2233

This, this is where children belong, welcomed as part of the worshiping throng. Water, God’s Word, bre bread ad and cup, prayer, and song: This is where children belong.

 Please take a moment moment to silence you yourr cell phones now now.. PRAYER FROM THE PSALMS  GATHERING SONG   

Welcome   Welcome

W&S #3152

Welcome to this place. You’re invited to come and know God’s grace.  grace.  All are welcome the love of God to share ‘Cause all of us are welcome here;  here;   All are welcome in this place.


Psalm 147:1-11 UMH #859

Christ is King  by Mark Helman Helman

Chancel Choir


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures her heree 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!


 Lead On, O King Eternal  

UMH #580

 If you would like to know more about about baptism or or becoming a member of  Berkeley United Methodist Methodist Church by profession of faith or or transfer of  your current church church membership, membership, please call the chu church rch office and make make an appointment to speak with Rev. Devine.  Devine.  THE BENEDICTION 


UMH #94

 Bring Forth the 

TFWS #2190


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

*CALL TO WORSHIP  Leader: Christ came to be our king. king. People: We have come to be Christ’s people.  people.  Leader: The King of k kings ings calls us to follow God. God.

Why Was Jesus Born?  Why Were You?

Rev. Jeanne Devine


You are invited to join hands as we share in the song: Bring forth the kingdom of mercy, Bring forth the kingdom of peace; Bring forth the kingdom of justice, Bring forth the kingdom of God!

Thank you for worshiping with us today! In between our services, you are invited for coffee and fellowship on the deck   —we’d love to get get to know you better!  better! 


People: We have come to be Christ’s people.  people.  Leader. Christ came to be our king. king. People: We have come to be Christ’s people.  people. 

 Rejoice, the Lord is King  

John 18:33-37 

Leader:  This is the Word of Go God d for us, the pe people ople of God. All: Thanks be to God! SERMON 




*HYMN OF RESPONSE Crown Him with Many Crowns UMH #327

UMH #715

Ushers will collect yellow cards; please pass yours down to the end of the row. PRAYER OF CONFESSION  God of all creation, before time and beyond space, we admit to our human limits as we try to imagine the reign of truth that you envision for us. When we follow worldly powers and stray from the good path you desire for all you have created, created, give us Jesus. Give us Jesus, O God — n not ot a Jesus high and lifted up, but arrested and condemned by authorities, yet with boldness to te tell ll the truth. Speak

WE PRAY FOR OTHERS   The pastor will share prayer requests and the congregation will respond: “Lord, hear our prayer.” After the prayers have been lifted, we will pray together the Lord’s Prayer:  Prayer:  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.  OFFERING OUR GIFTS AND PRAYERS  

THOSE LEADING IN WORSHIP TODAY Rev. Jeanne Devine will bring the sermon. Our worship leaders are current college students students in our congregation. congregation. Media Operators Operators are Jamie Justus (8:30) and Letha Peters (10:50). (10:50). We thank all our greeters, ushers, and acolytes. CHURCH NURSERY Child care is available for children up to age 5 i n the church nursery on Sunday mornings. mornings. Children are always welcome in the sanctuary. Children's Sunday School is offered after Children’s Time in the 10:50 worship service.

through our words and deeds, that your will may be done in our time. Embolden us with the cconfidence onfidence that your reign will one day come. Come, O Str Strong ong One, ccome. ome. Amen.

Offering envelopes may be found inside front cover of UM Hymnal. 


Upcoming Events This Week Sunday, November 25 Newsletter deadline 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship

Wednesday, November 28 6:00 pm Handbell Choir 7:00 pm Chancel Choir

4:00 pm pm Tai Family (7) 4:00 Chi Ministries (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9)

Sunday, December 2 First Sunday of Advent 6:30 am Work Corner Preparation 8:30 am Worship — Hanging Hanging of the Greens 9:30 am — 1:00 1:00 pm UMW Cookies and More (FH) 9:40 am Sunday School 10:50 am Worship — Hanging Hanging of the Greens 4:00 pm Family Ministries (7) 4:00 pm Tai Chi (FH) 5:00 pm Covenant Group (9)

Monday, November 26   10:00 am Women’s Group (7)  (7)  12:00 pm Farewell Lunch for Mary Travis (FH) 7:00 pm Covenant Group (9) Tuesday, November 27 5:45 pm Spiritual Care (9) 7:00 pm Church Council (FH) 

Friday, November 30 4:00 pm Girl Scouts (CLC)

Poinsettias If you would like to purchase poinsettias in memory or in honor of someone special, complete the form below and place it in the enclosed envelope, or turn it into the church office with your payment by December 9th. You may also purchase a “virtua “virtuall poinsettia” and rather than ordering a plant the money will be designated for a charity. The cost is $10.00 per plant and checks checks should be made payable to Berkeley UMC designated for poinsettias. Name: ___________________________________________________ No. of plants ___________ Total enclosed _____________ In memory of _____________________________________________  ______________  _______ _____________ _____________ ______________ ______________ ___________ ____

 Announcements  Advent Devotional Booklets Booklets — The The Spiritual Care Committee provides free devotional guides for the Advent season, which begins next Sunday. This year’s  guide was compiled compiled by students, students, faculty and staff a att Austin Pre Presbyterian sbyterian TheoTheological Seminary. Please take one home and spend time in scripture and prayer to prepare the way of the Lord. UMW Cookies and More — On On Sunday, December 2, the Advent season begins

the new Christian year. We will celebrate the traditional “Hanging of the Greens” at the outset of our worship services that Sunday, at 8:30 and 10:50 a.m. The United Methodist Women will provide the opportunity to purchase excellent holiday foods and support missions at the traditional “Cookies and  More” immediately immediately following following the sec second ond worship service, u until ntil 1 p.m. p.m.   Anyone, especially youth, interested in participating in the Hanging of the Greens  should contact contact Rev. D Devine evine by email ( [email protected]  ) or  ) or leave a voice mail (447-6633). First Sunday in Advent, Sunday, December 2 —   Holy Communion Communion wi will ll be cele cele-brated. Our first Sunday mission offering will support the Methodist Mission  Home in San Antonio.  Ever seen yourself as a prophet? prophet? Well, here’s your chance! chance!  Dur ing the season

of Advent the Worship Committee would like to extend to any interested members of the congregation the opportunity to present a short monologue as part of the scripture readings for each week. There will be 6-7 opportunities that will begin on December 2 and conclude on December 24. If you are interested in being a part of these dramatic readings please contact Steve Collins at  steve.co  [email protected] [email protected] hlink.net  t  or 512-285-2987. What if I’m not a likely prophet?  We always like to offer the talents of our congregation in worship. If you are interested in singing, playing an instrument (even the piano), drama, dance, movement, visual arts, or literary arts to be  performed as as part of worsh worship ip at any po point int throug throughout hout the year, year, please email the church office at [email protected]   [email protected]  to let us know.  Advent Wreath —   A variety of of our churc church h members an and d friends take take lead leadership ership

in the lighting of the candles in worship during Advent (December 2, 9, 16, 23 and 24, Christmas Eve). Singles , couples, multi-generation households are all invited to participate. Please email Rev. Devine (address below) or phone her in the church office if interested. Cookies and Carols — Spiritual Spiritual Care Committee invites the congregation and  friends to join our nei neighbors ghbors from E Elmcroft lmcroft Se Senior nior Livi Living ng and Engl Englewood ewood Estates in the CLC on Tuesday, December 4 th , at 6:30 p.m. p.m. Tyler and V Vicki icki will lead the singing of favorite Christmas carols, with light refreshments to follow. Come make a joyful noise, and mix and mingle with our senior friends!

 ______________  _______ _____________ _____________ ______________ ______________ ___________ ____ In honor of  

_____________________________________________   ______________  _______ _____________ _____________ ______________ ______________ ___________ ____

Ministers: Members of the Congregation  Pastor: Rev. Jeanne Devine ([email protected]) ph. 761-4977 Director of Music: Victoria Schwarz ([email protected])   Pianist: Dr. Tyler  Mabry ([email protected]) Media Manager: Elizabeth Walters ([email protected])

 November 25, 2012  Last Sunday after Pentecost United Methodist Student Day

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