May 19th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
PENTECOST SUNDAY
May 19, 2013
PRELUDE “Praise Medley” Arr. Faye Lopez
Dawn Altman. Clarinet
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: Come, sing a new song of worship.
P: Come, sing a new song of praise.
L: Today is a day of a promise fulfilled.
P: With joy we celebrate Pentecost.
L. Pentecost – a day when power and comfort flowed.
P: Pentecost – a day of hope and inspiration.
L: A day when the Holy Spirit was revealed in flaming glory
P: And the glory was given to the people.
L: The fire of the Holy Spirit lives on in us.
P: Sing praises!
ALL: We sing praises, indeed!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 244 – “Come, Thou Almighty King”
*CONFESSION & PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you come to us as you as the Holy Comforter, 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.
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 “Come, Gracious Spirit” Eugene Butler
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Acts 2:1-13 p.885
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “The Holy Spirit And Fire” Dr. Don McGarity

*NICENE CREED:
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

OFFERING
OFFERTORY HYMN NO. 235 – “Breath on Me, Breath of God”
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that we may participate worthily in the this Sacrament of Holy Communion and be nourished by this one heavenly Bread. Through Christ our Lord. 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
All baptized Christians are invited to receive Holy Communion.

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 238 – “Seal Us, O Holy Spirit”
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. 78 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”
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 “Cantilena” Carl Simone

The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed is part of our Presbyterian Book of Confessions. It is the oldest creed, named for the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.), refuted the theology of Arius who had declared that Christ was only like God, and therefore, not true God. If this heresy had prevailed, then God himself was not fully present in Christ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 05/19/13 904-964-7937
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.; Soup/Sand; Session
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 11, PW Circle Meet
11, Pres. Men Meet
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
THURSDAY 11:30 YO50 Lunch @ Red Lobster in G’ville
Van Leaves At 10:30
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

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

Celebration: TO LILLIE OSTEEN who will be getting her “WHITE COAT” at the University of Florida Medical School on May 19th. The “WHITE COAT CEREMONY” marks her transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences. She will begin her clinical training at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville this summer

Note: You’re invited to attend the graduation celebration for Daniel Stuart Baldwin June 1, 2013 at 4:00pm at First Presbyterian Church Hall. Please RSVP: 904-368-1115
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Happy Birthday to: 20 Christopher W
23 Phyllis W

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.

PRAYER LIST
All Members of the congregation
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

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

May 12th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
7th Sunday of Easter (Mother’s Day)
May 12, 2013
PRELUDE “Love Everlasting” James Mountain
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
Minister: O come, let us sing to the Lord and shout with joy
to the rock of our salvation.
All: Let us come into God’s presence with thanksgiving, singing joyful songs of praise.

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 131 – “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”

*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

ANTHEML “Love Enough to Give” John D. Horman

UNISON READING NO. 1 – Psalm 1, Page 469
*HYMN NO. 303 – “Be Thou My Vision”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Revelation 21:1-6 p.1007
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “ABOVE ALL-GOD” Dr. Don McGarity

*APOSTLES CREED
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 Birthday Offering
OFFERTORY “Chorale” Wihla Hutson
*DOXOLOGY NO 544
*OFFERTORY 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. 411 – “Take the Name of Jesus with You”
*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. 78 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”
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 “Festive Processional” W. Bellano
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –Arley McRae
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

Our Christian Sympathy goes to the Family of Herbert “Herb” Adam Green,Jr. son of Hazel Green. He passed away May 9, 2013. Graveside Service will be on Tuesday May 14, at 11:00 am at Crosby Lake Cemetery. The family will receive friends, Monday, May 13 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Archer Tanner Funeral Service in Starke.

May 5th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
6th Sunday in Easter
May 5, 2013
PRELUDE
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: We will give thanks to you, O LORD, with our whole heart;
People: We will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
Leader: We will be glad and exult in you;
People: We will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 41 – “When Morning Gilds the Skies”
*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.
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
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 35 – Psalm 150, page 506
GOSPEL LESSON – John 14:23-29 p 877
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Help For Troubled Hearts” Dr. don McGarity
*NICENE CREED:
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, light from light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

*OFFERING
*OFFERTORY HYMN NO. 447 – “Let Us Break Bread Together”
*DOXOLOGY NO 542
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Grant us, O Lord, we pray, that we may participate worthily in the this Sacrament of Holy Communion and be nourished by this one heavenly Bread. Through Christ our Lord. 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. 443 – “A Parting Hymn We Sing”
*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 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”
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
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist -Ralph Moulder
*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.

The Nicene Creed
The Nicene Creed is part of our Presbyterian Book of Confessions. It is the oldest creed, named for the Council of Nicea (325 A.D.), refuted the theology of Arius who had declared that Christ was only like God, and therefore, not true God. If this heresy had prevailed, then God himself was not fully present in Christ.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 05/05/13 904-964-7937
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 12,Lunch bunch
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

NEXT SUNDAY 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; 11, Worship
Celebration: TO LILLIE OSTEEN who will be getting her “WHITE COAT” at the University of Florida Medical School on May 19th. The “WHITE COAT CEREMONY” marks her transition from the study of preclinical to clinical health sciences. She will begin her clinical training at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville this summer

Happy Birthday to: 05 Eden S
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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.
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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
CONCERNS:

ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

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