September 21st, 2014

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15th Sunday after Pentecost
September 21, 2014
PRELUDE “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” Charles Converse
Dawn Altman, Clarinet
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: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
People: The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be
afraid?
Leader: One thing I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after:
People: To behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his
temple.
Leader: “Come,” my heart says, “seek his face!”
People: Your face, LORD, do I seek.
Leader: O Lord God of our salvation, we worship and adore you,
People: We will sing your praises for ever and ever. Amen!
*HYMN NO. 379 “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”
*CONFESSION OF SIN
Forgive us Lord. For we are way too vulnerable to self righteousness. Save us from the sin of pride that magnifies self and diminishes others. Give us the pure grace of your forgiveness and renew our hearts for the service of your kingdom. Through Jesus love and grace we pray. Amen.
*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
SPECIAL MUSIC “It Is Well” Philip Bliss
UNISON READING NO. 27 – Psalm 116, page 498
*HYMN NO.300 “Take Time to Be Holy”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON –Philippians 4:4-13 p955
Minister: The Gospel of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
*SERMON – “God’s Waiting Room” Elder Ralph Moulder
*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 “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” John B. Dykes
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison) We stand before you today, O Lord of life, Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer, with full hearts, empty hands and open minds. Come live your life in us, O God. Receive our gifts and let joy fill this place and love come upon us like an overflowing stream through Christ our Lord. Amen.
*HYMN NO. – 425 “For All The Saints Who from Their Labors Rest”
*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 “Ten Thousand Times, Ten Thousand” John B. Dykes
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist – Jeff Jackson
*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 -Marjorie Feinberg
Nursery Care-Janice Baldwin
A nursery is provided for infants through kindergartners during worship.
Office Manager- Win Armstrong

PRAYER LIST

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/21/14 904-964-7937
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, YO50 @ Joey’s Mozzarella, in OJP
Van leaves at 10:30
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship/ Soup/Sand; Session meets
CELEBRATIONS:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: 20 Brigette P
22 Amanda B
23 Shana A
23 Janice B
23 Allen E
NOTE: We are still collecting for the Food Pantry. Please remember to bring a can or a box of food each Sunday. The food donations for the Food Pantry have gone down a considerable amount.
*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