Sunday September 9th, 2012

WORSHIP OF GOD

September 9, 2012
PRELUDE- Bist Du Bei Mer (When Thou Art Near) Johann Sebastian Bach
Mary Wood Bridgman, Organ
Susan Wood Rowald, Piano
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

CALL TO WORSHIP
People: Halleluiah! Amen!
Leader: You are our security, O Lord, we find refuge in You.
People: Everything that is good comes from You Lord!
Leader: You give me guidance and make my heart glad,
People: You lead me on the path of life.
Leader: In Your presence there is fullness of joy,
People: In Your kingdom there is fulfillment forever! Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 433 – “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”
*CONFESSION OF SIN
Give us courage, Lord, that we might search the deepest and darkest corners of our being for anything that offends your holy name. Give us mercy that we might stand in the brilliance of your light. Give us grace that we might leave this sanctuary cleansed from our sin and refreshed for your service. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Silent Personal Confession)

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546

ANTHEM “He Is Able” Ferguson/Noland
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

RESPONSIVE READING NO. 20, Psalm 90, Page 490
*HYMN NO. 135 – “Fairest Lord Jesus” (First Tune)
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – 1 Kings 19:15-16 p.285
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – P.B.P.W.M.G.I.F.W.M.Y. Dr. Don McGarity

*APOSTLES CREED
L: Christians, what do you believe?
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 “Only One Life to Offer” Merrill Dunlop
*DOXOLOGY 544
*OFFERTORY PRAYER (Unison) You have brought us to Yourself, O Lord. You have given us the gift of faith. Your mercies toward us are more than we could ever hope to deserve. We stand in awe before You today offering our gifts, our hearts our abilities and our worship. Come now, O Holy One and make us fully Your own through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO. 350 – “Onward, Christian Soldiers”
*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 REPONSE HYMN NO. 473 “Blest Be The Tie
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 on “HENDON” (Take My Life and Let It Be) Henri A.C. Malann
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist Ralph Moulder
*All Who Are Able May Stand

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/09/12

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 11:00
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
WEDNESDAY 6, Choir
TUESDAY 11, PW Circle meet
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
FRIDAY 12, Lunch Bunch
6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall

SATURDAY September 15th
YOUTH SWIM AND FAJITA PARTY
Time: 10:00 – 1:00
Where: Rev. & Mrs. McGarity’s
409 SW 26th Street
Gainesville
What to bring: Swim suit, towel, sun lotion and a hungry appetite!
Please fill out the reservation form listing the names coming including sponsors.
Directional Maps will be available

NEXT SUNDAY: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship

Presbyterian Women are still collecting Campbell Soup labels and box tops for the
Duval Home. Collection boxes for these are in Stump-Hall.

Thanks to Steve Gay for his lawn maintenance ministry!

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

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): www.PCUSA.org
Presbytery of St. Augustine: www.staugpres.org

Pastor- Dr. Don McGarity (352-374-8633)

Clerk – Pam Schafer
Treasurer – Gladys McRae
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)

SESSION

Class of 2012
Win Armstrong
Sandra Cox
Gordon Porter
Pam Schafer

Class of 2013
Arley McRae
Ralph Moulder
Charles Rogers

Class of 2014
Jane Gay
Sidney Srivibul
Phil Vellenga

THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
STARKE, FLORIDA
904-964-7937