January 19th, 2014

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BAPTISM OF THE LORD
January 19, 2014
PRELUDE “Beautiful Savior” Schlesische Volkslieder, 1842
Joann Dreher, Flute
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.”)
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 482 “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” (Blue Hymnal)
*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
SPECIAL MUSIC “Take My Life and Let It Be” Henri A. C. Malan
Dawn Altman, Clarinet; Joann Dreher, Flute
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 18 Psalm 84, Page 487 (Red Hymnal)
*HYMN NO. 492 – “Baptized in Water” (Blue Hymnal)
GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 3:13-17 p.784
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “A JOURNEY TO A NEW BEGINNING”- 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 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 “Lord Send Me Anywhere” Faye S. Lopez
Dawn Altman, Clarinet
*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 376 “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”(Blue Hymnal)
*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 “Threefold Amen” Amen. Amen, Amen.
POSTLUDE “O Word of God Incarnate” Neuvermehrtes Gesangbuch, Meiningen, 1693
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Win Armstrong
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 1/19/14 904-964-7937
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 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday ( Office Closed)
6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
THURSDAY YO50 @ Brown’s Country Buffet in Alachua, Van Leaves at 10:30
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship/AW Soup/Sand; Session Meets
CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 22 Claire W
24 John O

*Adult Class meets at 9:45 each Sunday in the Session room in the Educational Bldg.
*The Young people continue the Awesome Adventures in the Middle School Room
*Middle and High School meets each Sunday at 5pm. Contact Kristi Wells and Melissa Srivibul for details
*Women’s Bible Study and Men’s Fellowship meet at 11AM second Tuesday of each month. Come and be a part of the groups
Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

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- Win Armstrong

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

January 12th, 2014

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EPIPHANY/HOLY COMMUNION
January 12, 2014
PRELUDE “The March of the Three Kings” based on 13th Century Latin Carol
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.”)
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. 66 “We Three Kings of Orient Are” (Blue Hymnal)
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.
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “What Shall I Give” Jay Althouse
GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 2:1-21 p.783
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SPECIAL MUSIC “The Kings” Peter Cornelius
(arr. by Marlene Udell) Barbara Martin, Alto; Jordan Harrell, Tenor

SERMON – WHEN YOU FOLLOW A STAR AND FIND A STABLE 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, and 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, one in Being with the Father. Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation, he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried. On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of 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. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He 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.507- “I Come with Joy” (Blue Hymnal
*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.

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 him 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 NO. 63 “As with Gladness Men of Old” (Blue Hymnal)
*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: “Threefold Amen” Amen. Amen. Amen.
POSTLUDE “The Holly and the Ivy” Old English Carol

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 1/12/14 904-964-7937
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
11, Men’s Group Meet
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 10:30 Food Pantry Meet
12, Volunteer Lunch
6, Choir
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship

CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 16 Latain P

*Adult Class meets at 9:45 each Sunday in the Session room in the Educational Bldg.
*The Young people continue the Awesome Adventures in the Middle School Room
*Middle and High School meets each Sunday at 5pm. Contact Kristi Wells and Melissa Srivibul for details
*Women’s Bible Study and Men’s Fellowship meet at 11AM second Tuesday of each month. Come and be a part of the groups

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

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- Win Armstrong

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

January 5th, 2014

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WORSHIP OF GOD
2nd Sunday after Christmas Day
January 5, 2014
PRELUDE “Blow Ye Winds Softly” R.K. Kennerly
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.”)

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 168 – “Angels, from The Realms of Glory”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
Be gracious to us today our Lord, for we are in need of your mercy. We are often quick to doubt and slow to pray. We are tempted to let go of faith when we need to hang on. We are discouraged by wrong when we need to be encouraged by your Spirit. O God, our loving Lord, give us strength to trust in you all the days of our lives. Amen.

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546

ANTHEM “Still A Bach Christmas” Trad. Austrian Carol with “Art in D” J.S. Bach
Barbara Martin, Alto; Jordan Harrell, Tenor

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 67 – Page 537 (1st two paragraph)
*HYMN NO. 173 – “Ah, Dearest Jesus, Holy Child”

SPECIAL MUSIC “Gesu, Bambino” W.H.-Neidlinger Jordan Harrell, Tenor
SCRIPTURE LESSON –Isaiah 65:17-25 p.607
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “A Better Day” 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 “No Candle was There and No Fire” L. Lehmann
Jordan Harrell, Tenor
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
It is amazing, O God, that You should depend on our gifts to build the kingdom of your Son Jesus. How much You must value us to invest such trust in our family of faith. May our giving finally bring much honor and glory to You. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 184 – “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”
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: “Threefold Amen”
Amen. Amen. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Now Sing We, Now Rejoice” Paul Manz

Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 1/05/14 904-964-7937
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; Worship

CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 05 Pam S
06 Ireland B
11 Lillie O
11 Jon P

*Adult Class meets at 9:45 each Sunday in the Session room in the Educational Bldg.
*The Young people continue the Awesome Adventures in the Middle School Room
*Middle and High School meets each Sunday at 5pm. Contact Kristi Wells and Melissa Srivibul for details
*Women’s Bible Study and Men’s Fellowship meet at 11AM second Tuesday of each month. Come and be a part of the groups

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

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!
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- Win Armstrong and Ana Browder

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