OCTOBER 28, 2012
PRELUDE “Deeper and Deeper” Oswald J. Smith
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: You, O Lord, are more wonderful than our lips can proclaim!
People: When we consider the awesome works of your hands,
Leader: Your love for us is more than amazing!
People: You have trusted us with the whole of the earth,
Leader: And put everything we see under the care of our hands.
People: Lord, O Sovereign Lord, the earth is filled with your glory!
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 21 – “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”
*CONFESSION OF SIN
O God of heaven and earth, Creator of all we have and are, we come before you today as those who need your help with faithfulness. We long to hear the words, “Well done good and faithful servant,” yet our service to you has fallen short. O give us the strength of your Holy Spirit, that we might set our hearts more squarely on the goal of unwavering commitment to your lordship in all of life. Amen.
*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “Jesus, Savoir, Lord I Adore You” Martin/Stevens
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 15 – Psalm 67, page 484
*HYMN NO. 275 – “Amazing Grace” (Second Tune)
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Ephesians 2:8-10, 13-22 p, 950
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “Your New Status” Elder Ralph Moulder
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
OFFERTORY “I Sing A Song Of The Saints Of God” John Henry Hopkins
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
As we bring these gifts to You, O God of light, we ask that Your Spirit open us up fully to all we can be through the love of Christ. Shine Your light within our hearts that we might see more clearly how You can change the world through the gifts we bring. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 352 – “Rise Up, O Men of God!”
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.
Minister: Go in peace.
People: Thanks be to God.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE 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 “For all The Saints” Ralph Vaughn Williams
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Arley McRae
*All Who Are Able May Stand
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES
Happy Birthday to: 02 Lillian Stump
ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 10/28/12
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 AW Soup/Sandwiches, No Session
5-7 Youth Group- MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
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.
Presbyterian Women are joining the American Legion in collecting monies for the Wreaths Across America project. The local legion will place wreaths on all the graves at Jacksonville National Cemetery. Each wreath costs $15. Please help us in honoring our fallen heroes. Any amount will be forwarded to the American Legion in Keystone Heights for this special project. All monies must be in by November 9. Thank you for your support.
Presbyterian Women will be setting up an emergency mini food basket program to assist families who come to us in need. We do not plan to usurp the Food Pantry but provide a small amount of food, a gas card, address and information about the Food Pantry, and our prayers. Ana will keep a list of names and dates so there hopefully will be no “abuse” of our generosity. Currently Ana is using her own money to assist these needy people. Could you assist with a little bit of cash? Thank you all
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)
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH