July 28th, 2013

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WORSHIP OF GOD
10th Sunday after Pentecost
July 28, 2013
PRELUDE “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” Wm. B. Bradbury
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: Let we who live with faith in God proclaim,
People: “Lord, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God I will trust forever.”
Leader: Let we who trust in the Lord know that holy love surrounds us.
People: God’s protection will follow us throughout our days.
Leader: When we call out to the Lord,
People: We know that we are heard.
Leader: God is with us in every trial and temptation,
People: Therefore we will rejoice in the salvation of the Almighty! Amen!
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO.13 – “God Himself Is with Us”
*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
SPECIAL MUSIC Piano Solo “O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go”
in the setting of Chopin’s Atude, op, X, no. III
RESPONSIVE READING NO. Psalm 98 p.494
*HYMN NO. 222 – “Jesus, Stand Among Us”
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – Genesis 32:22-32 p.26
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “Wrestling With God” Dr. Don McGarity
*APOSTLES CREED
Let us affirm those things which are most assuredly believed among us:
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 “He Giveth More Grace” Flint- Mitchell
*DOXOLOGY
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) We bring these gifts to honor you, O Lord. You are great and these gifts are small. Your love is from one end of eternity to the other. Our love is faltering, waning then growing. O may the gifts we bring lead us further into commitment to you. Amen
*HYMN OF DEDICATION 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. 78 “God Be with You Till We Meet Again”
God be with you till we meet again;
By His counsel’s guide, uphold you.
With His sheep securely fold you.
God be with you till we meet again.

POSTLUDE Minuet on “Martyn” Simeon B. Marsh
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist- Shana B. Albert
*ALL WHO ARE ABLE MAY STAND

ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 07/28/13 904-964-7937
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; Soup/Sand
Session
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship

Note: On August 4, Dr. Don McGarity will teach the bible school class on “What Presbyterians Believe about Predestination.” Please Come Join Us.

Happy Birthday to: 30 Arley M
03 Robert W

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