September 29th, 2013

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19th Sunday after Pentecost
September 29, 2013
PRELUDE “Cantilena on Ar Hyd y Nois” Traditional Welsh Melody
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: We gather to give thanks to you, O Lord,
People: With all our heart!
Leader: We will sing your praises before all creation,
People: And rejoice in your steadfast love!
Leader: You have created us O Lord, and made us for yourself,
People: In you we become everything you have made us to be!
HYMN NO. 4 – “Praise the Lord, His Glories Show”
CONFESSION OF SIN
Merciful God, in baptism you promise forgiveness and new life, making us part of the body of Christ. We confess that we remain preoccupied with ourselves, separated from brothers and sisters in Christ. We cling to destructive habits, hold grudges, and show reluctance to welcome one another; we allow the past to hold us hostage.
In your loving kindness, have mercy on us, and free us from sin. Remind us of the promises you make in baptism so that we may rise to new life, and live together in grace. Amen.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “This Is My Father’s World” Kathryn Bonner Schulz

UNISON READING NO. 84 – Psalm 84, page 487
HYMN NO. 393 – “Thy Loving-kindness, Lord, Is Good and Free”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – 1 Timothy 2:1-7 p 963
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “Power For Purposeful Living” 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 arose 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 “Moment By Moment” Robert J. Hughes
DOXOLOGY
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison) Thank you O our God for sin forgiven, burdens lifted, joy restored and courage given. Continue to us and all we have for your greater glory and praise through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

HYMN NO. 479 – In Christ There Is No East or West” (SECOND 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 HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be The Tithe That Binds” (1st Stanza Only)
Blest be the tie that binds our hearts in Christian love:
The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above. Amen.

POSTLUDE “Postlude in G Minor” Edward Broughton
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Joyce Windgassen
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/22/13 904-964-7937
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
MONDAY 6, Weight-Watcher
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 6, CHOIR
THURSDAY 11:30, YO50- @ Brown’s Buffet in Alachua
(Van leaves a@ 10:30 am)
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship; Soup/Sand; Session
CELEBRATIONS
Happy Birthday to: 22 Amanda B
23 Janice B
23 Shana A
23 Allen E
A Note from Gordon P:
Thank you all for the prayers and cards that helped me get through this difficult time.

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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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