November 29th, 2015

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FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT
NOVEMBER 29, 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.”)
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE OF HOPE
Liturgist: We light this candle as a sign of the light of Christ. Advent
means coming. We are preparing ourselves for the day when the
nations will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears
into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore. —-Isaiah 2:4
ALL: Let us walk in the light of our Lord.
HYMN NO. 147 – “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (Red Hymnal)
CONFESSION OF SIN
O my God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you. I know I should love you above all things. Through the power of the Holy Spirit help me to do better and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin. Amen.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO. Page 546 (Red Hymnal)
ANTHEM – (SOLOIST)
RESPONSIVE READING NO. 7, Psalm 27, Page 473 (Red Hymnal)
HYMN NO. 148 – Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Red Hymnal
GOSPEL LESSON – Mathew 3: 1-12, Pew Bible, Page 784
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “POLISHED UP FOR CHRISTMAS ” 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-Page 544 (Red Hymnal)
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) Dear Lord, may we always give our gifts to you as a thank offering for the magnificent gift of Jesus that you so generously gave to us. Amen.
HYMN NO. 151 – “Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus” (Red 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 No.563
Amen, Amen, A—men
POSTLUDE –
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Ralph Moulder
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

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

SESSION
Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Shana Albert Jeff Jackson Win Armstrong
Marty Genska Dan Wells Jane Gay
Phil Vellenga Ralph Moulder Melissa Srivibul

WELCOME VISITORS! WE HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED YOUR
EXPERIENCE WORSHIPING WITH US TODAY. PLEASE COME AGAIN!!!

November 22nd, 2015

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CHRIST THE KING SUNDAY
HOLY COMMUNION
NOVEMBER 22, 2015
PRELUDE Joshua L. Mazur
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE
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: Praise the Lord! People: Praise the Lord all over heaven; Leader: Praise God all over the earth!
People: Praise the Lord, all you angels!
Leader: Let every creature everywhere praise the Lord!
People: For the Lord our God has given us a Savior!
Leader: We have received the amazing gifts,
People: Of love and life and joy forevermore! Amen!

*HYMN 525 “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” (Red Hymnal)

*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF 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 all 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 (Red Hymnal)

ANTHEM –
RESPONSIVE READING 6, Psalm 24 page 473 (Red Hymnal)
GOSPEL LESSON –Philippians 4: 6-13 Page 955 (Pew Bible)
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE Dr. Don McGarity

*NICENE CREED:
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day 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.
I 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 adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
OFFERING
OFFERTORY HYMN 250 Break Thou The Bread of Life (Red Hymnal)
*DOXOLOGY 544 (Red Hymnal)
DEDICATION OF OUR GIFTS FOR THE LORD’S WORK

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE (SEE INSERT)

*HYMN 515 “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand” (Red 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.

*RESPONSE HYMN 586 Threefold Amen
*POSTLUDE How Can I Keep From Singing Joshua L. Mazur
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Ralph Moulder

*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633) Welcome to our visitors! We pray that you will have a wonderful experience.

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

November 15th, 2015

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25th Sunday after Pentecost
November 15, 2015
PRELUDE Joshua L. Mazur
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE
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: Arise, shine, for your light has come,
People: And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Leader: Lift up your eyes and look around,
People: Then you shall see and be radiant,
Leader: Your heart shall thrill and rejoice,
People: The glory of God shall be our strength and our hope! HYMN NO. 146 – Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (Blue Hymnal) *CONFESSION OF SIN Eternal God our precious heavenly Father, you have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all. We confess that we have not bowed before him, and are slow to acknowledge his rule. We give allegiance to the powers of this world, and fail to be governed by justice and love. In your mercy, forgive us. Raise us to acclaim him as ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI HYMN Page 579 (Blue Hymnal)
ANTHEM (Soloist)
RESPONSIVE READING 26, Psalm 107, Page 496 (Red Hymnal)
*HYMN NO. 172 –My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Blue Hymnal)
GOSPEL LESSON –Isaiah 62:1-5 page 604 (Pew Bible)
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON “GOD NEWS” FOR BAD TIMES Rev. 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, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, 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, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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 Page 592
*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. In Jesus name. Amen.
*HYMN NO.382– Somebody’s Knocking at Your Door. (BH)
*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 Joshua L. Mazur
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Jane Gay
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Jane Gay Treasurer-Win Armstrong
Ministers – The Congregation Office Mgr. Win Armstrong
Organist & Choir Director –Joshua L. Mazur
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants – kindergartners during worship.
SESSION
Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Shana Albert Jeff Jackson Win Armstrong
Marty Genska Dan Wells Jane Gay
Phil Vellenga Ralph Moulder Melissa Srivibul

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

November 8th, 2015

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24th Sunday after Pentecost
November 08, 2015
PRELUDE Joshua L. Mazur
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE
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 together O people of the Lord,
People: And listen to the mighty voice of God!
Leader: Let us remember all the blessings of the Lord,
People: And the strength we have received from God’a hand.
Leader: Open your hearts to all the Lord would ask of you,
Unison: To do justice, love and kindness and walk humbly with our God!
HYMN NO. 487 –When Morning Gilds the Skies (Blue Hymnal) *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 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 HYMN Page 579 (Blue Hymnal)
ANTHEM (Soloist)
RESPONSIVE READING 32, Psalm 139, Page 503 (Red Hymnal)
*HYMN NO. 441 –I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord (Blue Hymnal)
GOSPEL LESSON –Mark 10:35-40 page 823 (Pew Bible)
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON “A Place Of Honor” Reverend 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, God’s only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, 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, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and 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 Page 592
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) Lord God, giving is for all ages. As parents may we raise our children to give. May we teach them to give of themselves and of the resources you have so graciously provided. In Jesus name, Amen.
*HYMN NO.440– In Christ There Is No East or West (BH)
*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 Joshua L. Mazur
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Jane Gay
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)
Clerk – Jane Gay
Treasurer – Win Armstrong
Ministers – The Congregation
Organist & Choir Director –Joshua L. Mazur
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants – kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Win Armstrong
SESSION
Class of 2015 Class of 2016 Class of 2017
Shana Albert Jeff Jackson Win Armstrong
Marty Genska Dan Wells Jane Gay
Phil Vellenga Ralph Moulder Melissa Srivibul

WELCOME ALL VISITORS!

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

November 1st, 2015

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ALL SAINT’S DAY
COMMUNION SUNDAY
NOVEMBER 01, 2015
PRELUDE Sicut Cervus – Palestrina (Psalm 42) wind ensemble

RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS MINUTE FOR MISSIONS- STEWARDSHIP
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 to the Lord a new song, People: For our God alone is Lord of all. Leader: Break into joyous songs of praise, People: Let all the earth celebrate and rejoice. Leader: For our God comes in victory, People: With righteousness and justice for all.
*HYMN 150 Come, Christians, Join to Sing (Blue Hymnal)
*CONFESSION OF SIN & DECLARATION OF 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 all 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. 579 (Blue Hymnal)
SPECIAL MUSIC –Allerseelen-Richard Strauss-Hanna Mazur, Soprano
Translation: Today the graves are full of scents and flowers, the last red asters on the table lay, and let us again speak of love’s desires, like once in May. Give me your hand in furtive, sweet advances- if people see it, mind not what they say: Give me just one of your delighting glances, like once in May. Today the graves are full of lights and flowers, one day a year the dead shall hold their sway: Spend on my heart again those lovely hours, like once in May.

SCRIPTURE LESSON –Revelation 7:9-17 Page 999 (Pew Bible)
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON –“THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS” Dr. Don McGarity
*NICENE CREED:
Let us confess the faith of our baptism, as we say:
I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day 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.
I 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 adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.
OFFERING
OFFERTORY Jupiter Hymn wind ensemble
*DOXOLOGY 592 (Blue Hymnal)
OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison): Lord our God, we entrust into your hands our life and our death. Give us your life-giving bread and the wine of loyalty to your covenant, that by their power we may overcome death and live for life and join those who have gone before us in faith, through Jesus Christ, your Son and our risen Lord forever. Amen

HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE (SEE INSERT)

*HYMN 526 For All The Saints (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.
*RESPONSE HYMN 586 Threefold Amen
*POSTLUDE Hyfrydol wind ensemble
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Jane Gay

*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND
Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633) Welcome to our visitors! We pray that you will had a wonderful experience.

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