September 28th, 2014

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16th Sunday after Pentecost
September 28, 2014
PRELUDE “On Eagle’s Wings” Michael Joncas
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 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
SPECIAL MUSIC “This is My Father’s World/He’s Got the Whole World
(Dan Wells, Trombone) trad. English/trad. Spiritual
UNISON READING NO. 18 – Psalm 84, page 487
*HYMN NO.300 – “Take time to Be Holy”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – I John 3:1-3 p.990
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “FAMILY RESEMBLANCE” 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 “Moment By Moment” May Whittle Moody
*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 – “Threefold Amen”
Amen. Amen. A—men.
*POSTLUDE Postlude on “Neumark” Georg Neumark
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

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/28/14 904-964-7937
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
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30 Sunday Church School; Worship/
NOTE: Church Work Day on October 4, and 11, From 8am to 12pm. Please come and help.

CELEBRATIONS:
Congratulations to Arley McRae for Receiving the Community College Trustee of the Year Award

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