February 22nd, 2015

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1st Sunday in Lent
February 22, 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: Come to us even now O Lord of Life,
People: And fill this place with your presence!
Leader: We praise your name and rejoice in your love,
People: We stand in utter amazement of who you are!
Leader: Everyone who calls upon you will find fulfillment,
People: They will rejoice forever, because you are God!
Leader: Rejoice and give thanks!

*HYMN 132 “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”

*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 NO. 546

ANTHEM (SOLOIST)
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 7, Psalm 27, Page 473

*HYMN 13 “God Himself Is With Us”

GOSPEL LESSON – Matthew 4:1-11 p785
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON “TEMPTATION ISLAND” Dr. Don McGarity

*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

DEDICATION 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 369 “How Firm a Foundation” (1st 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 : “Threefold Amen”
Amen. Amen. A-men.

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 02/22/15 904-964-7937
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; Lunch/ Session
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; Lunch/ Session
NOTE: World Day of Prayer Friday, March 6th 2015 @ 11am at the Methodist Church followed by cover dish.

CELEBRATIONS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 25 Rev. Don
26 Hill B
27 Bill G
27 Robert F

*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

February 15th, 2015

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TRANSFIGURATION OF THE LORD/HOLY COMMUNION
February 15, 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: 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 11 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

*CONFESSION & PARDON
Minister: Lord Jesus, you were sent to heal the contrite heart: Lord,
have mercy.
ALL: Lord, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you came to call sinners: Christ, have mercy.
ALL: Christ, have mercy.
Minister: Lord Jesus, you are seated at the right hand of the Father
to intercede for us: 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.

ANTHEM (SOLOIST)

UNISON READING 17, Pew Bible Page, 486

GOSPEL LESSON Mark 9:2-9
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON Why Mountaintop Experiences Don’t Last 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 442 Here, O My Lord, I See Thee Face to Face

*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 Jesus. We give you only what is yours. May you be praised forever and ever. Amen.

INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE (See Insert)

*HYMN 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: hanks be to God.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE HYMN 563
Amen, Amen, A—men”

POSTLUDE

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