Sunday, November 18th, 2012


WORSHIP OF GOD
NOVEMBER 18
HOLY COMMUNION/THANKSGIVING SUNDAY
PRELUDE “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
Mary Bridgeman, Piano; Claire Wells, Flute
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Praise the Lord!
P: Praise the Lord all over heaven;
L: Praise God all over the earth!
P: Praise the Lord, all you angels!
L: Let every creature everywhere praise the Lord!
P: For the Lord our God has given us a Savior!
L: We have received the amazing gifts,
P: Of love and life and joy forevermore! Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 525 – “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”

*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you came to reveal God’s light to the whole world: Lord, have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you come in Word and Sacrament to strengthen us in holiness:Christ, have mercy.
ALL: Christ, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you will come in glory with salvation for your people: 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 “ How Beautiful” (Youth Choir)
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 28 Psalm 118, Page 499
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 p.960
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “Mark Twain’s Favorite Word” Dr. Don McGarty

*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. 447 – “Let Us Break Bread Together”
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) Give us, Lord, a heart that gladly gives. Even as you gave your all for us, so may we give our all to you. May we not give out of our abundance, but out of our poverty. In Christ, 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. 9 – “Now Thank We All Our God”
*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 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
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Elder Win Armstrong
*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 11/18/12 904-964-7937
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/Communion
5-7, Youth Group

MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
THURSDAY THANKSGIVING DAY
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
. Next SundaY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

Don McGarity will be teaching the first three chapters of Genesis for the next two Sundays during Sunday school. Please come and join us.

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

CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

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

Sunday, November 11th, 2012


WORSHIP OF GOD
NOVEMBER 11, 2012
STEWARDSHIP DEDICATION SUNDAY
PRELUDE “Savior, Like a Sheppard” William B. Bradley
Dawn Altman, Clarinet
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Lord Jesus Christ, You have called us together,
People: To rejoice in who you are.
Leader: And delight in who we are because of you!
People: We stand amazed in your presence,
Leader: Because, O Lord, you live your life in us!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 244 – “Come, Thou Almighty King”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
We stand before you in need of grace, O merciful Lord. We are too easily attached to the things of this world and too easily detached from you. We long for goods ahead of goodness and for money ahead of meaning. We beg your forgiveness for our wandering hearts and pray your guidance for our wavering spirits. O come and recreate our divided hearts today, that we might know the pure joy of loving you above all things. Amen.

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO 546
SPECIAL MUSIC “Stepping In the Light” William Kirkpatrick
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

UNISON READING NO. 5, Psalm 23, Page 472
*HYMN NO. 400 – “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”
SCRIPTURE LESSONS –Job 2:1-10; p.393, Matthew 14:22-33p.796
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Sensing God in the Storm” 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 “I Love to Tell the Story” William G. Fischer
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) No gift we bring, O Lord of all, can express the gratitude in our hearts. Because of your love, we have hope, joy, love, forgiveness and life everlasting. What tongue has the power to worthily praise your name? What gift can begin to compare with Your gifts to us? Therefore we stand silent before you as gratitude flows from our heart to you. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 332 – “Lead On, O King Eternal”

*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 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 “Footsteps of Jesus” Asa B. Everett
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Joyce Windgassen
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 11/11/12 904-964-7937
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/Dedication Sunday
5-7, Youth Group MONDAY Veteran’s Day
6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 11, PW Circle meet
12:30 YO 50 Lunch @Jonny’s BBQ in Keystone.
12, Need a ride meet @ Church
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/Communion

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.
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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. 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
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937

Sunday, November 4th, 2012


WORSHIP OF GOD
November 4, 2012
PRELUDE “On Eagle’s Wings” Michael Joncas
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
L: O Lord, our Lord, You call the day into being,
P: You are the joy and the beauty of each new day!
L: We offer to You the deep thanksgiving of our hearts,
P: We praise Your Holy Name for the gift of Your salvation!

HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 378- “My Faith Looks Up To Thee”

CONFESSION OF SIN
O Lord God Almighty, Ruler of heaven and earth; we dare not lift our eyes into the brilliance of Your holiness. Cover us, we pray, with the cloak of Your mercy and the grace of Jesus Your Son. Then may we heartily turn from all that would keep us from Your holy love and flee into Your waiting arms for refuge and strength. Amen. (Silent Confession)

DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “Sweet Hour of Prayer” William B. Bradbury

PASSING OF THE PEACE
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 30, Psalm, Page 502
HYMN NO. 380- “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 91, p. 477
2 Kings 19:14-28 p.307
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON –Matthew 9:27-31 p.790
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Effective Prayers” Col. Arley McRae

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 “In the Secret of His Presence” Robert C. Stebbins
DOXOLOGY
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness we have these gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service of your kingdom. Blessed be God forever. Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 376 – “Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross”

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 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 “Lord, Hear Our Cry” Robert J. Hughes
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Jane Gay
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS: ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 11/04/12
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
5-7, Youth Group- MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY ELECTION DAY
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
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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.
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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.
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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. 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 STARKE, FLORIDA 904-964-7937