Sunday, September 2nd, 2012


WORSHIP OF GOD
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
HOLY COMMUNION
PRELUDE “Brake Thou Bread of Life” William F. Sherman
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come to us even now O Lord of Life,
People: And fill this place with your presence!
Leader: We praise your name and rejoice in your love,
People: We stand in utter amazement of who you are!
Leader: Everyone who calls upon you will find fulfillment,
People: They will rejoice forever, because you are God!
Leader: Rejoice and give thanks!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO 100 – “All Creatures of Our God and King”

*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you raise the dead to life in the Spirit: Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you bring pardon and peace to the sinner: Christ, have mercy.
ALL: Christ, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you bring light to those in darkness: Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy. (Silent Personal Confession.)
Minister: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us
to everlasting life.
ALL: Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “Panis and Angelicus” (Oh, Lord Most Holy) Cesar Franck
Jordan Harrell, SOLOIST
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

UNISON READING, 1 John 4:7-21(Unison), Page 534
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 18:15
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “On Taking the First Step” Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
P: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

OFFERING
OFFERTORY HYMN NO 442 “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face”
*DOXOLOGY 544
*OFFERTORY PRAYER We stand before you today, O Lord of life, Creator, Redeemer and Friend, with full hearts, empty hands and open minds. Come live your life in us, O God. Receive our gifts and let joy fill this place and love come upon us like an overflowing stream. Amen.

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
GREAT THANKSGIVING
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
COMMUNION PRAYER
Minister: Father, it is our duty and our salvation……….
…………..And so we join the angels and the saints in proclaiming your glory as we say:

ALL: Holy, holy, holy, Lord,
God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest
BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Minister: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith.
ALL: Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.
Minister: Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.
ALL: AMEN
THE LORD’S PRAYER COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
Minister: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy
are those who are called to his supper.
ALL: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and I shall
be healed.
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 297 – “Work, for the Night Is Coming”

*BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.
*CONGREGATIONAL REPONSE HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be the Tie That
Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.
POSTLUDE “Voluntary on Awake, Awake to Love and Work” from Wyeth’s
Repository of Sacred Music part second 1812
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist Arley McRae
Presbyterians celebrate an “open communion.” All professing Christians who have been baptized “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” are encouraged to partake of this Holy Sacrament.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/02/12
God’s mission through First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida, is to serve the needs of the community through faith in God’s grace and mercy.

TODAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; Worship 11:00; Holy Communion
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers; Church Office Closed – Labor Day
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

YOUTH SWIM AND FAJITA PARTY
Date: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 10:00 – 1:00
Where: Rev. & Mrs. McGarity’s
409 SW 26th Street
Gainesville
What to bring: Swim suit, towel, sun lotion and a hungry appetite!
Please fill out the reservation form listing the names coming including sponsors.
Directional Maps will be available

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Food Pantry Workers needed for the 2nd Friday of each month. For details please contact Arley McRae

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

Thanks to some fine work by Marty Genska, we have a new church web site. Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

From our Organist and Choir Director Marjorie Feinberg:
For those in the congregation who possess the gift of song but are hesitant to share their talents, perhaps this list will provide the impetus to join a choir.

Little known advantages of choir membership:
1. You never have to worry about what to wear to church…no one sees what is under your choir robe.
2. You have a reserved seat (especially important on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday).
3. From the advantageous position in the choir loft, you can admire, observe, smile, ignore, and enjoy the congregation.
4. The pastors are always looking the other way.

Our choir is a volunteer. No audition is necessary. The voice you are born with is God’s gift to you; the use of your voice is your gift to God. For more information please check with Marjorie
Choir Practice Starts Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Ana Browder (904-263-0165)

SESSION

Class of 2012
Win Armstrong
Sandra Cox
Gordon Porter
Pam Schafer

Class of 2013
Arley McRae
Ralph Moulder
Charles Rogers

Class of 2014
Jane Gay
Sidney Srivibul
Phil Vellenga

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

WORSHIP OF GOD

August 26, 2012
PRELUDE “Arioso” J.S. Bach Mary Bridgman (Soloist)
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let us lift up the name of the Lord;
People: And rejoice for God hears our prayers!
Leader: Praise the One who brings healing to our pain;
People: And causes joy to follow the long night of sorrow!
Leader: We will not be silent. We will not still our tongues!
People: O Lord, our God, we will give thanks to You forever!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 84 – “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
Give us courage, Lord, that we might search the deepest and darkest corners of our being for anything that offends your holy name. Give us mercy that we might stand in the brilliance of your light. Give us grace that we might go from this assembly cleansed from our sin and refreshed for your service. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546

SPECIAL MUSIC “On Eagle’s Wings” Michael Joncas
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 10, Psalm 37, Page 477
*HYMN NO. 239 – “Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Luke 18:1-8a p.853
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – Never Give Up Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
P: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING
OFFERTORY “O Rest In The Lord” Felix Mendelssohn
Barbra Martin (Soloist)
*DOXOLOGY 544
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) Lord Jesus Christ, you were rich. Yet for our sakes, you became poor, so that through your poverty we might become rich. Accept this collection as a token of gratitude for all you have done. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 79 – “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing”

*BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.

*CONGREGATIONAL REPONSE HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be The Tithe That Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Be Not Afraid: Robert J Dufford
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Sidney Srivibul
*All Who Are Able May Stand
CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

CELEBRATIONS:
Happy Birthday:

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 08/26/12
God’s mission through First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida, is to serve the needs of the community through
faith in God’s grace and mercy.

TODAY 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; Worship 11:00; Soup/
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Food Pantry Workers needed for the 2nd Friday of each month. For details please contact Arley McRae

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

Thanks to some fine work by Marty Genska, we have a new church web site. Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

From our Organist and Choir Director Marjorie Feinberg:
For those in the congregation who possess the gift of song but are hesitant to share their talents, perhaps this list will provide the impetus to join a choir.

Little known advantages of choir membership:
1. You never have to worry about what to wear to church…no one sees what is under your choir robe.
2. You have a reserved seat (especially important on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday).
3. From the advantageous position in the choir loft, you can admire, observe, smile, ignore, and enjoy the congregation.
4. The pastors are always looking the other way.

Our choir is a volunteer. No audition is necessary. The voice you are born with is God’s gift to you; the use of your voice is your gift to God. For more information please check with Marjorie
Choir Practice Starts Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Ana Browder (904-263-0165)

SESSION
Class of 2012
Win Armstrong
Sandra Cox
Gordon Porter
Pam Schafer

Class of 2013
Arley McRae
Ralph Moulder
Charles Rogers

Class of 2014
Jane Gay
Sidney Srivibul
Phil Vellenga

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

WORSHIP OF GOD
August 19, 2012

PRELUDE Larghetto (from: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings) Wolfgang A. Mozart
Dawn Altman, Clarinet
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUCEMENTS

*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come let us join our hearts in a chorus of praise,
People: And lift up our voices with the saints of every age!
Leader: Let this place be filled with a spirit of joy,
People: For God is in this place with gifts of life and love!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 20 – “It Is Good to Sing Thy Praises”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
O Lord God, full of mercy and compassion, give us courage today to see ourselves in the mirror of Your Son Jesus Christ. We confess that we fall so short of all You have made us to be. Give us grace, O gracious Lord, lest we be overcome by the truth of our shortcomings. Give us understanding, O Lord of truth, that we might receive and grow in the redemption so freely offered in Jesus our Savior. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO 546

SPECIAL MUSIC “Oh, How I love Jesus” Traditional America Melody
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 17, Psalm 73, Page 486
*HYMN NO. 348 – “Faith of Our Fathers!”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 p.795
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – Positive Faith – Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
P: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING
OFFERTORY “Jesus Is All the World to Me” Will L. Thompson
*DOXOLOGY 544
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
O Lord God of every good gift, give us hearts to perceive You in all that we are and have. The gifts we bring to You are but the outward expression of Your life in us. We ask that day by day we would grow closer to all that You have designed us to be, and in doing so my our giving begin to change our world. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 362 – “Soldiers of Christ, Arise”
*BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father, the Son and the Holy
Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.

CONGREGATIONAL REPONSE HYMN NO 473 “Blest Be The Tithe That Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Lobe den Herren” from Stralsunc Gesangbuch, 1665

Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Joyce Windgassen
*All Who Are Able May Stand
CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

CELEBRATIONS:

We want to convey our Christian Sympathy to the family of Benny Bridgman, (Ben Bridgman’s father). Benny Bridgman died on 7/22/12 in Chattanooga Tennessee. Burial was the next day as was his wishes.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 08/19/12
God’s mission through First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida, is to serve the needs of the community through faith in God’s grace and mercy.

TODAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; Worship 11:00
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship; Soup/Sand; Session

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Food Pantry Workers needed for the 2nd Friday of each month. For details please contact Arley McRae

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

Thanks to some fine work by Marty Genska, we have a new church web site. Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

From our Organist and Choir Director Marjorie Feinberg:
For those in the congregation who possess the gift of song but are hesitant to share their talents, perhaps this list will provide the impetus to join a choir.

Little known advantages of choir membership:
1. You never have to worry about what to wear to church…no one sees what is under your choir robe.
2. You have a reserved seat (especially important on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday).
3. From the advantageous position in the choir loft, you can admire, observe, smile, ignore, and enjoy the congregation.
4. The pastors are always looking the other way.

Our choir is a volunteer. No audition is necessary. The voice you are born with is God’s gift to you; the use of your voice is your gift to God. For more information please check with Marjorie
Choir Practice Starts Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Ana Browder (904-263-0165)

    SESSION

Class of 2012
Win Armstrong
Sandra Cox
Gordon Porter
Pam Schafer
Class of 2013
Arley McRae
Ralph Moulder
Charles Rogers
Class of 2014
Jane Gay
Sidney Srivibul
Phil Vellenga

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

WORSHIP OF GOD

AUGUST 12, 2012
PRELUDE “On Eagle’s Wings” Michael Joncas
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Come let us join our hearts in a chorus of praise,
People: And lift up our voices with the saints of every age!
Leader: Let this place be filled with a spirit of joy,
People: For God is in this place with gifts of life and love!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO 39 – “Come, Ye, People, Rise and Sing”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
O Lord God of mercy and great compassion, your love has encouraged us to come to you with honesty and truth. We confess that we cannot free ourselves from the grip of desire for earthly things without the work of your Holy Spirit in our lives. Along with the gifts we bring today, we pray that you would receive and renew our hearts for the building of your kingdom. In the name of Jesus our Redeemer we pray. Amen.

DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO 546
SOLO “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” Charles Gabriel
Barbara Martin Soloist
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

RESPONSIVE READING NO 21, Psalm 91, page 491
*HYMN NO. 369 – “How Firm a Foundation” (Second Tune)
SCRIPTURE LESSON – Psalm 91 (NRSV) p.477
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Under His Wings” Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
P: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & LORD’S PRAYER
OFFERING
OFFERTORY “Under His Wings” Ira. D. Sankey
*DOXOLOGY 544
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) O Lord God of every good gift, give us hearts to perceive You in all that we are and have. The gifts we bring to You are but the outward expression of Your life in us. We ask that day by day we would grow closer to all that You have designed us to be, and in doing so my our giving begin to change our world. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO 407 – “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”
*BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.

*CONGREGATIONAL REPONSE HYMN NO 473 “Blest Be The Tithe That Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Chorale” W. Hutson
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Ralph Moulder
*All Who Are Able May Stand
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES
CELEBRATIONS:
Happy Birthday to: 15 Jim Stevens

Welcome to Barbara Martin and Brook Jones, both have joined our church family by transfer of letters!

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 08/12/12
God’s mission through First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida, is to serve the needs of the community through faith in God’s grace and mercy.

SUNDAY 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; Worship 11:00
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY Voting Day 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall
WEDNESDAY 11:30 Lunch YO50 @ Sonny’s in Starke
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Food Pantry Workers needed for the 2nd Friday of each month. For details please contact Arley McRae

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

Thanks to some fine work by Marty Genska, we have a new church web site. Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

From our Organist and Choir Director Marjorie Feinberg:
For those in the congregation who possess the gift of song but are hesitant to share their talents, perhaps this list will provide the impetus to join a choir.

Little known advantages of choir membership:
1. You never have to worry about what to wear to church…no one sees what is under your choir robe.
2. You have a reserved seat (especially important on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday).
3. From the advantageous position in the choir loft, you can admire, observe, smile, ignore, and enjoy the congregation.
4. The pastors are always looking the other way.

Our choir is a volunteer. No audition is necessary. The voice you are born with is God’s gift to you; the use of your voice is your gift to God. For more information please check with Marjorie. Choir Practice Starts Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Ana Browder (904-263-0165)

SESSION

    Class of 2012

Win Armstrong Arley McRae Jane Gay

    Class of 2013

Sandra Cox Ralph Moulder Sidney Srivibu

    Class of 2014

Gordon Porter Charles Rogers Phil Vellenga
Pam Schafer

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE FLORIDA
904-964-7937

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

WORSHIP OF GOD
August 5, 2012
HOLY COMMUNION

PRELUDE “And Can It Be?” Thomas Campbell
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
P: The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
L: One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after:
P: To behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
L: “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
P: Your face, LORD, do I seek.
L: O Lord God of our salvation, we worship and adore you,
P: We will sing your praises forever and ever. Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 31 – “Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven”

*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you raise the dead to life in the Spirit:
Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you bring pardon and peace to the sinner: Christ, have mercy.
ALL: Christ, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you bring light to those in darkness:
Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy. (Silent Personal Confession.)
Minister: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring
us to everlasting life.
ALL: Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI NO.544
ANTHEM “Break Thou the Bread of Life” Stan Pephel
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

RESPONSIVE READING NO.16 Psalm 72 p.484
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 9:9-13 p.790
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – When You Can’t Change Your Circumstances Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
P: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

OFFERING
*DOXOLOGY 546
*OFFERTORY HYMN NO. 447 – “Let Us Break Bread Together”
*OFFERTORY PRAYER We stand before you today, O Lord of life, Creator, Redeemer and Friend, with full hearts, empty hands and open minds. Come live your life in us, O God. Receive our gifts and let joy fill this place and love come upon us like an overflowing stream. Amen.

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
GREAT THANKSGIVING
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Minister: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right to give our thanks and praise.
COMMUNION PRAYER
Minister: Father, it is our duty and our salvation……….
…………..And so we join the angels and the saints in proclaiming your glory as we say:

ALL: Holy, holy, holy, Lord,
God of power and might.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest

BREAKING OF THE BREAD

Minister: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith.
ALL: Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again.

Minister: Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, now and forever.
ALL: AMEN

THE LORD’S PRAYER
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
Minister: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Happy are those who are called to his supper.
ALL: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word,
and I shall be healed.
COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 449 – “For the Bread, Which Thou Has Broken”

BENEDICTION
Minister: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Minister: May Almighty God bless you the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.
*CONGREGATIONAL REPONSE HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be the Tithe That Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

*POSTLUDE “The Church’s One Foundation” Samuel S. Wesley
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Rien O’steen
*All Who Are Able May Stand
Presbyterians celebrate an “open communion.” All professing Christians who have been baptized “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” are encouraged to partake of this Holy Sacrament.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 08/05/12
God’s mission through First Presbyterian Church of Starke, Florida, is to serve the needs of the community through faith in God’s grace and mercy.

TODAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11:00 Worship; Soup/Sand; Session Meet
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers

TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

FRIDAY 12, Lunch Bunch
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

Kyler Mercer’s address to send cards: 5785 Indian Trail Road, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Food Pantry Workers needed for the 2nd Friday of each month. For details please contact Arley McRae

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

Thanks to some fine work by Marty Genska, we have a new church web site. Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Ana Browder (904-263-0165)

SESSION
Class of 2012 Class of 2013 Class of 2014
win Armstrong Arley McRae Jane Gay
Sandra Cox Ralph Moulder Sidney Srivibul
Gordon Porter Charles Rogers Phil Vellenga
Pam Schafer

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE FLORIDA
904-964-7937