January 27th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
January 27, 2013

PRELUDE Sonata in G Major Benedetto Marcello
(Dawn Altman, Clarinet) ANDANTE Allegro Grave Allegro
RINGING OF THE BELL
GREETING
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord be with
you.”)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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. 26 – “O Worship the King all Glorious Above”

*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
ANTHEM “Worship And Adore Him” Melody Paul Michelson

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 24, Psalm 100, Page 494

*HYMN NO. 8 – “Bless, O My Soul! The living God”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Acts 6:1-7
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

*SERMON – “CHOOSING SPIRITUAL LEADERS” Dr. Don McGarity

*APOSTLES CREED
Leader: Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 Shine the Mighty Power of God” From GesangBuch der Herzogl 1784
*DOXOLOGY
DEDICATION 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 may our giving begin to change our world. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 403 – Tell Me the Old, Old Story”
*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.78 (Second Tune 1st Verse) God be with you till we meet again; By His counsels guide, uphold you, With His sheep securely fold you: God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE “My Faith, It Is an Oaken Staff” Traditional Swiss
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Ralph Moulder
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS:

ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: To hear the report from the Nominating Committee concerning Elders for the Class of 2016.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 01/27/13 904-964-7937

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
AW Congregational Meeting, Soup/Sandwich; Session meeting
5, Youth
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
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
.

CELEBRATIONS:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 28 Jaryn

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
www.starkepresbyterian.org

January 20th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
2nd Sunday after Epiphany
January 20, 2012

PRELUDE “The Spacious Firmament” Franz J. Haydn
RINGING OF THE BELL
GREETING
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord be with
you.”)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let we who live with faith in God proclaim,
People: “Lord, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God I will trust
forever.”
Leader: Let we who trust in the Lord know that holy love surrounds us.
People: God’s protection will follow us throughout our days.
Leader: When we call out to the Lord,
People: We know that we are heard.
Leader: God is with us in every trial and temptation,
People: Therefore we will rejoice in the salvation of the Almighty! Amen!

HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 4 – “Praise the Lord His Glorious Show”

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.

DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO.546
ANTHEM “To God Be the Glory” William H.. Doane
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 3, Psalm 8, Page 470
HYMN NO. 397 – “More Love to Thee, O Christ”
GOSPEL LESSON – Luke 10:25-37 p.844
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Learning to Lean” Dr. Don McGarity

APOSTLES CREED
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 “Sing the Mighty Power of God” Traditional English Melody
DOXOLOGY
DEDICATION PRAYER (Unison)
You have brought us to yourself, O Lord. You have given us the gift of faith. Your mercies toward us are more than we could ever hope to deserve. We stand in awe before you today offering our gifts, our hearts our abilities and our worship. Come now, O Holy One and make us fully your own through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 320 “I Am Thine, O Lord”

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.78 (Second Tune 1st Verse) God be with you till we meet again; By His counsels guide, uphold you, With His sheep securely fold you: God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE “This Is My Father’s World” Franklin L. Shepperd
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Arley McRae
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 01/20/13 904-964-7937
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
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
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/ Soup/Sand; Session

NOTE: A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING CALLED for SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 to hear the report from the Nominating Committee concerning the election of Elders for the Class of 2015.

CELEBRATIONS:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 22 Claire; 24 John; 26 Tracy

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
www.starkepresbyterian.org

January 13th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
BAPTISM OF THE LORD
January 13, 2012

PRELUDE “Morning Prelude” by Czerny
RINGING OF THE BELL
GREETING
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord be with
you.”)
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
L: Sing, and bless God’s name;
P: Tell the glad news of salvation from day to day.
L: Proclaim God’s glory to the nations.
P: God’s marvelous deed to all people.

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 1 – “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
Merciful God, in baptism you promised forgiveness and new life, making me part of the body of Christ. I confess that I remain preoccupied with myself. I cling to destructive habits, hold grudges and I allow the past to hold me hostage.
In your loving kindness, have mercy on me, and free me from sin. Amen.

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 18, Psalm 84, Page 487
*HYMN NO. 303 – “Be Thou My Vision”
GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 3:13-17 p.814
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Down By The Riverside” 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 “Christ Jesus Who Maketh Us Glad” by Dupre
*DOXOLOGY
*DEDICATION PRAYER (Unison) Eternal God, at the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan you proclaimed Jesus your beloved Son, and anointed him with the Holy Spirit. Grant that all who are baptized into his name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess through word and deed him as Lord and Savior. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 399 – “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

*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.78 (Second Tune 1st Verse) God be with you till we meet again; By His counsels guide, uphold you, With His sheep securely fold you: God be with you till we meet again.
POSTLUDE “St. Anthony’s Chorale” by Haydn

Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Rien O’steen
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS:

ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 01/13/13 904-964-7937
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
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
THURSDAY 11:30, YO50- @43rd St. Deli in G’ville
(Van leaves a@ 10:30 am)
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

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

CELEBRATIONS:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY 16 Latain

NOTE: Our new Sunday school Class staring January 6 for 3 Sundays on “What Presbyterians Believe” as part of the training course to prepare elders for ordination. Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to come especially if you have been wondering what Presbyterians Believe. The class will be taught by the pastor and begins at 9:45

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 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
www.starkepresbyterian.org

January 6th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD

EPHIPHANY OF THE LORD
January 6, 2013
PRELUDE “March of the three Kings” based on 13th Century Carol
RINGING OF THE BELL
GREETING
Minister: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
People: And also with you.
Minister: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the
Lord be with you.”)
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. 176 – “We Three Kings of Orient Are”

CONFESSION & 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 “Three Wise Men Traveling” Gordon Young

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 73 Psalm 73, Page 486
LESSON – Matthew 2:1-18
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “The Ugly Face of Epiphany” 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. 250 – “Break Thou the Bread of Life”
DOXOLOGY OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Eternal God, by a star you led magi to the worship of your Son. Use us and our gifts so that guided by your light others may see your glory. Amen.
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. 174 – “As with Gladness Men of Old”
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: “God Be with You Till We Meet Again” (Second tune 1st Verse)
God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsel’s guide, uphold you”
With His sheep securely fold you.
God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE “Love Was When” Don Wyrtzen
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Melissa Srivibul
*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 01/06/13 904-964-7937
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/Comm.
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 11, PW Circle meet
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6,Choir
FRIDAY 12. Lunch Bunch
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall @.
NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

CELEBRATIONS:

NOTE: Our new Sunday school Class staring January 6 for 3 Sundays on “What Presbyterians Believe” as part of the training course to prepare elders for ordination. Everyone in the congregation is encouraged to come especially if you have been wondering what Presbyterians Believe. The class will be taught by the pastor and begins at 9:45

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 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

CONCERNS: ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937
www.starkepresbyterian.org