February 1st, 2015

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4th Sunday after Epiphany
February 1, 2015
PRELUDE Joshua Mazur
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
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 #464 “Morning Has Broken”

*CONFESSION OF SIN
Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all our sins, and cleansing us from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen

*DECLARATION OF PARDON

*GLORIA PATRI HYMN 546
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

ANTHEM

RESPONSIVE READING NO 29 Psalm 121 p. 591

*HYMN #275 “Amazing Grace”

LESSON II CORINTHIANS 4:16- 5:9 p.
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON “THE ROAD HOME” Elder Ralph Moulder

*THE APOSTLES CREED
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living 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

* DOXOLOGY HYMN 544
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Help us who have received so freely from you to give as freely in our turn, and so have the pleasure of giving as well as the happiness of receiving through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

*HYMN OF DEDICATION #317 “Lord I Want to Be a Christian”

*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 563
Amen. Amen, Amen.

*POSTLUDE
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Win Armstrong

*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Shana Albert
Treasurer – Win Armstrong
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist –Choir Director – Joshua Mazur
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Win Armstrong

ANNOUNCEMENTS:for Week 02/01/15 904-964-7937
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: 9:45-10:30am Sunday Church School; Worship;
MONDAY 6pm Weight-Watchers
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: Church School; Worship

CELEBRATIONS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 03 Audrey G
03 Bea H
05 Brian A
07 Ana B

*Adult Class meets at 9:45am 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
Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org
fpcstarke@gmail.com

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

January 11th, 2015

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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
January 11, 2015

PRELUDE
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
Leader: Sing, and bless God’s name;
People: Tell the glad news of salvation from
day to day.
Leader: Proclaim God’s glory to the nations.
People: God’s marvelous deed to all people.
HYMN 466 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing (Blue Hymnal)
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 HYMN 546
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
ANTHEM
RESPONSIVE READING 23, Psalm 98, Page 494 (Red Hymnal)
HYMN 72 When Jesus Came to Jordan (Blue Hymnal)
LESSON – Mark 1: 4-11
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – A FATHER PLEASED WITH HIS SON

APOSTLES CREED

Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius
Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose
again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the
living 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

DOXOLOGY HYMN 544
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison)
Everything in heaven and earth comes from you, Lord.
We give you only what is yours. May you be praised forever and ever. Amen.
HYMN 485 To God Be the Glory (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 REPONSE – “Amen”
Amen, Amen, A—men”

POSTLUDE

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 01/11/15 904-964-7937
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
THURSDAY YO50, Lunch; Van leaves 11:00 for
Melrose to Blue Water Bay
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School;

Dr. McGarity will be teaching a 4 weeks course, Luke Chapter 1.Chapter 1:39 – 1:56
“Preparation for the Messiah: the Annunciation and Visitation”

CELEBRATIONS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 11 Lillie O
11 Jon M
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
Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org
fpcstarke@gmail.com

January 4th, 2015

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EPIPHANY OF THE LORD/HOLY COMMUNION
January 4, 2015
PRELUDE Joshua Mazur, Organist
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
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 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.
Minister: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us to everlasting life..
ALL: Amen.
GLORIA PATRI HYMN 546
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
SPECIAL MUSIC
RESPONSIVE READING – Isaiah 60:1-6, Pew Bible Page
GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 2:1-12, Pew Bibles, Page
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON The Light Still Shines Dr. Do 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 177 O Sing a Song of Bethlehem
DOXOLOGY HYMN 544
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
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 (SEE INSERT)
HYMN 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 HYMN 563 Amen. Amen. A – – – men.
*POSTLUDE
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist –
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

HOLY COMMUNION
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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: For Week 01/04/15 904-964-7937
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
FRIDAY 12, LUNCH BUNCH
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; January 4 – The Epiphany of the Lord/Holy Communion

January 4, Dr. McGarity will be teaching a 4 weeks course, Luke Chapter 1.Chapter 1:39 – 1:56
“Preparation for the Messiah: the Annunciation and Visitation”

CELEBRATIONS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 05 Pam S
06 Ireland B
08 Lindsey A

*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
Please check out the great photos and information posted at www.starkepresbyterian.org
fpcstarke@gmail.com

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