Jan. 29th 2006 - UMW Sunday Service
Riviera United Methodist Church
An enthusiastic line-up of greeters * ushers * and readers for our UMW Led Service - Some of members of the UMW Executive Board.
Greeters Louise and Mabel in action!
Arlene doing her part; Greeting with a warm smile!
Linda Clark - Usher with a smile!
Usher Carol Base conferring with Sarah Content
Acholytes prepare to light the candles
Here we go!
Alice & I (co-presidents) are on the hot seat to begin with, starting with opening comments, making church announcements and starting the service with a Call to Worship. I forgot to remind the congregation to remain standing after they had greeted the people around them. They had just sat down when we asked them to stand again for the call to worship -- Everyone chuckled a little and so did we!@
Call To Worship
Singing opening hymn. Alice, Assoc. Pastor Dianne and myself
Children's Time with Rosemary Zettler and her Flower Puppet, telling a story to the children.
Mary Ross had agreed to present the Mission Recognition Service Pin. She begins to read the introduction telling about the recipient about to receive the pin.
UMW Sunday - Mission Recognition Recipient - " The United Methodist Women applaud the unique contributions of persons through its Special REcognition Program. A contribution in the name of this individual has been made to undesignated programs for UMC/ UMW Mission, nationally and internationally!
YIKES!! It's me!
Music Director David Wilson Introduces the Anthem
David Wilson leads the choir, with Bruce playing the organ.
Board Members spring into action right on cue, while I recover!
Sharon Arey leads the Opening Prayer
Donna Howland leads the Prayer of Confession
Maxine Peak reads the Old Testament and New Testament Scriptures which tie into the main sermon,
Numbers 27:1-12 and 1 Cor. 12:12-26
Sarah Content - Praying for Others - Morning Prayers
Full Choir on display
Pastor. Dianne gives a wonderful sermon, "Revolutionary Petunias"
Ushers presenting the Tithes and Offerings
Donnie Wilcox - Prayer of Affirmation, dedicating the offering.
Acholytes put the candles out at the end of the service
Me, Maxine and Mother
Me with dear friends, Linda Marland and Ritas Smith, both Bell players!