WORSHIP OF GOD
September 16, 2012
PRELUDE Pastorale J.S. Bach
Dawn Altman, Clarinet
RINGING OF THE BELL
WELCOME AND ANNOUCEMENTS
CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Let us lift up the name of the Lord;
People: And rejoice for God hears our prayers!
Leader: Praise the One who brings healing to our pain;
People: And causes joy to follow the long night of sorrow!
Leader: We will not be silent. We will not still our tongues!
People: O Lord, our God, we will give thanks to You forever!
*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 6 – “Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air”
*CONFESSION OF SIN
We confess, O Lord of all who live, that we have come so very short of all that You intend for our lives. Turn our lives, we pray, to the work You have given to us. May we come to know the true joy of bringing hope, joy and love to the dispossessed of our world. Turn our hearts from self to service, and give us strength to work for life and liberty for all Your children. Amen. (Silent Personal Confession)
*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 546
ANTHEM “Lord, Send Me Anywhere” Faye S. Lopez
*PASSING OF THE PEACE
UNISON READING NO. 61 – Philippians 4 p.532
*HYMN NO. 298 – “Lord, Speak to Me, that I May Speak”
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON – Jeremiah 1:4-10 p.608
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
SERMON – “Answers To Life’s Critical Questions” Dr. Don McGarity
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
OFFERTORY “This Is My Father’s World” Franklin S. Sheppard
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison)
God of every good gift, give us hearts to perceive You in all that we are and have. The gifts we bring to You are but the outward expression of Your life in us. We ask that day by day we would grow closer to all that You have designed us to be, and in doing so my our giving begin to change our world. Amen.
*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO.371 – “Ask Ye What Great Thing I Know”
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.
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 Postlude on Abbott’s Leigh Cyril Vincent Taylor
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist Lillie O’Steen
*All Who Are Able May Stand
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES
ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/16/12
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
TUESDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ Stump Hall
WEDNESDAY 11:30, YO50 @Jason’s Deli in G’ville. For a ride meet at the church at 10:30
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30pm Karate School @ StumpHall – Next Sunday: 9:45-10:30, Sunday Church School; 11, Worship
Happy Birthday: 22 Amanda Browder
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)
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