WORSHIP OF GOD
5th Sunday in Easter
April 28, 2013
PRELUDE on “Assam” Folk Song from Indian
RINGING OF THE BELL
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
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: God is our strength and salvation,
People: Therefore we will sing with great joy!
Leader: This is a day that the Lord has made,
People: Let us be glad and rejoice in it!
Leader: O give thanks to God for he is good,
People: His love will never end! Praise the name of God! Amen!
HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 379 – “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
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.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO 546
ANTHEM “How Deep the Father’s Love for us” Stuart Townend
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 25 – Psalm 103, page 495
HYMN NO. 401 – “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Acts 9:1-20 p. 892
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “A Real Solution For Real Problems” Dr. Don McGarity
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
OFFERTORY “The Love of God” Frederick M. Lehman
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
O Lord, we open our hearts to the absolute wonder of your gift to us. The gifts we bring today are but pale reflections of our gratitude. In Jesus, your heart was fully opened to us and through Jesus our hearts are opened to you. May these gifts provide for the opening of hearts that have yet to know your love. Amen.
HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 399 – “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
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.
POSTLUDE on “Warrenton” from The Sacred Harp
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Shana Albert
*All Who Are Able May Stand
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES
Our Christian Sympathy to the family of Tom Bement
Tom Bement died on Sunday, April 14 2013. He was a long time member and an Elder in our Church Family. A memorial service was held on Friday, April 19, 2013.
If you would like to send cards to Bea Bement her address is
Preston Place Assistant Living
2001 N John B. Dennis Highway Apt. 107
Kingsport, TN 37660
ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 04/28/13 904-964-7937
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, Soup/Sand; Session meet
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
Congratulation Brian Albert: He Graduates on May 4, 2013 at 7 pm from Santa Fe College with a AS degree in Computer Networking. Brian has been on the Dean’s List for every semester of his program. We are so proud of you!
Note New Address for Mary French:
Country Living Care,
21301 NE 14th Ave. Lawtey, FL 32058
Note: Charles Rogers has volunteered to drive the church van to pick up members for Sunday school and Church Service. If you would like a ride to church on Sunday Mornings to Sunday school or church service, please Call Charles at 386-965-4179 by Saturday.
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 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
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Shana Albert
Treasurer – Win Armstorng
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