September 29th, 2013

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19th Sunday after Pentecost
September 29, 2013
PRELUDE “Cantilena on Ar Hyd y Nois” Traditional Welsh Melody
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 gather to give thanks to you, O Lord,
People: With all our heart!
Leader: We will sing your praises before all creation,
People: And rejoice in your steadfast love!
Leader: You have created us O Lord, and made us for yourself,
People: In you we become everything you have made us to be!
HYMN NO. 4 – “Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”
CONFESSION OF SIN
Merciful God, in baptism you promise forgiveness and new life, making us part of the body of Christ. We confess that we remain preoccupied with ourselves, separated from brothers and sisters in Christ. We cling to destructive habits, hold grudges, and show reluctance to welcome one another; we allow the past to hold us hostage.
In your loving kindness, have mercy on us, and free us from sin. Remind us of the promises you make in baptism so that we may rise to new life, and live together in grace. Amen.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “This Is My Father’s World” Kathryn Bonner Schulz

UNISON READING NO. 84 – Psalm 84, page 487
HYMN NO. 393 – “Thy Loving-kindness, Lord, Is Good and Free”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – 1 Timothy 2:1-7 p 963
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Power For Purposeful Living” Dr. Don McGarity

APOSTLES CREED
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 arose 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 “Moment By Moment” Robert J. Hughes
DOXOLOGY
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison) Thank you O our God for sin forgiven, burdens lifted, joy restored and courage given. Continue to us and all we have for your greater glory and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN NO. 479 – In Christ There Is No East or West” (SECOND TUNE)
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 Tithe 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 “Postlude in G Minor” Edward Broughton
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Joyce Windgassen
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/22/13 904-964-7937
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- @ Brown’s Buffet in Alachua
(Van leaves a@ 10:30 am)
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship; Soup/Sand; Session
CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 22 Amanda B
23 Janice B
23 Shana A
23 Allen E
A Note from Gordon P:
Thank you all for the prayers and cards that helped me get through this difficult time.

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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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 Armstrong
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

September 22nd, 2013

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8th Sunday after Pentecost
September 22, 2013
PRELUDE “Children of the Heavenly Father” Traditional Swedish Melody
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: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
People: The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Leader: One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after:
People: To behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
Leader: “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
People: Your face, LORD, do I seek.
Leader: O Lord God of our salvation, we worship and adore you,
People: We will sing your praises for ever and ever. Amen!
*HYMN NO. 27 – “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”
*CONFESSION OF SIN
Forgive us Lord. For we are way too vulnerable to self righteousness. Save us from the sin of pride that magnifies self and diminishes others. Give us the pure grace of your forgiveness and renew our hearts for the service of your kingdom. Through Jesus love and grace we pray. Amen.
*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546

ANTHEM “Great is Thy Faithfulness” Wm. M. Runyan
UNISON READING NO. 24 – Psalm 100, page 494
*HYMN NO. 391 – “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 15:21-28 p 796
Minister: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

*SERMON – “It’s Not Nice to Call Someone a Dog” Dr. Don McGarity

*APOSTLES CREED
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 arose 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 “He Leadeth Me” William B. Bradbury
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison) We stand before you today, O Lord of life, Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, with full hearts, empty hands and open minds. Come live your life in us, O God. Receive our gifts and let joy fill this place and love come upon us like an overflowing stream through Christ our Lord. Amen.
*HYMN 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 RESPONSE HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be The Tithe 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 “Praise Him” Stanley E. Saxton
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Ralph Moulder
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/22/13 904-964-7937
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- @ Brown’s Buffet in Alachua
(Van leaves a@ 10:30 am)
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship; Soup/Sand; Session

CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 22 Amanda B
23 Janice B
23 Shana A
23 Allen E

A Note from Gordon P:
Thank you all for the prayers and cards that helped me get through this difficult time.

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.
********************************************
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 Armstrong
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

September 15th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
September 15, 2013
PRELUDE “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” W.A. Mozart
(With Eine’ Kleine Nochtmusik-Allegro) Marlene Udell, piano; Marjorie Feinberg, organ
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let us lift up the name of the Lord;
People: And rejoice for God hears our prayers!
Leader: Praise the One who brings healing to our pain;
People: And causes joy to follow the long night of sorrow!
Leader: We will not be silent. We will not still our tongues
People: O Lord, our God, we will give thanks to You forever!
Leader: Let us offer each other the peace of Christ.
People: (Please greet your neighbor saying: “The peace of the Lord be
with you.”)

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 407 “Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
We confess, O Lord of all who live, that we have come so very short of all that You intend for our lives. Turn our lives, we pray, to the work You have given to us. May we come to know the true joy of bringing hope, joy and love to the dispossessed of our world. Turn our hearts from self to service, and give us strength to work for life and liberty for all Your children. Amen. (Silent Personal Confession)

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
SPECIAL MUSIC “I Need Thee Every Hour” Robert Lowry
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 21 –Psalm 91 p.491
*HYMN NO. 338 “He Leadeth Me”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSONS –– Philippians 4:4-9 p.955
Matthew 9:35-38 p.790
Leader: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON “Life Is Tough: But I’m A Presbyterian” Elder Ralph Moulder

*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’m Surrounded By His Care” John W. Peterson
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison)
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 my our giving begin to change our world. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 124 “God Will Take Care of You”
*BENEDICTION
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: May Almighty God bless you the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Leader: 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 “Jesu, Priceless Treasure” Cruger/J.S. Bach
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Win Armstrong
*All Who Are Able May Stand

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

September 8th, 2013

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16th Sunday After Pentecost
September 8, 2013
PRELUDE “Day By Day” Oscar Ahnfelt
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 ANNOUCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
People: Halleluiah! Amen!
Leader: You are our security, O Lord, we find refuge in you.
People: Everything that is good comes from you Lord!
Leader: You give me guidance and make my heart glad,
People: You lead me on the path of life.
Leader: In your presence there is fullness of joy,
People: In your kingdom there is fulfillment forever! Amen!

HYMN NO. 433 – “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”

CONFESSION OF SIN
Give us courage, Lord, that we might search the deepest and darkest corners of our being for anything that offends your holy name. Give us mercy that we might stand in the brilliance of your light. Give us grace that we might leave this sanctuary cleansed from our sin and refreshed for your service. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO 546
SPECIAL MUSIC “Give Me Jesus “Tom Fettke
Barbara Martin, Soloist

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 20, Psalm 90, Page 490
HYMN NO. 135 – “Fairest Lord Jesus” (First Tune)
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 16:21-26 p 797
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “The Greatest Temptation” Dr. Don McGarity

APOSTLES CREED
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 arose 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 “Jesus Is All the World to Me” W. L. Thompson
DOXOLOGY
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 Spirit and make us fully your own through Jesus Christ
our Lord. Amen.

HYMN NO. 350 – “Onward, Christian Soldiers”
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 Tithe 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 “Take the Name of With You” Wm. H. Doane
*All Who Are Able May Stand
Liturgist –Win Armstrong

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/08/13 904-964-7937
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 11am, PW Circle; 11am Pres. Men 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; Worship
CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 09 Jensen G
14 Edna M

Happy Anniversary to: 11 Susan and Ralph M (’94)

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 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 Armstrong
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