Sunday, September 23rd, 2012


WORSHIP OF GOD
September 23, 2012

PRELUDE “Nearer, Still Nearer” Lelia H. Morris
RINGING OF THE BELL
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 forever and ever. Amen!

*HYMN OF PRAISE NO. 27 – “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”

*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.
(Silent Personal Confession)

*DECLARATION OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI NO. 623
ANTHEM “Give Thanks” Smith-Wilson
*PASSING OF THE PEACE

UNISON READING NO. 24 – Psalm 100, page 494
*HYMN NO. 391 – “Prayer Is the Soul’s Sincere Desire”
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON – Matthew 7:7-11 p.788
Minister: The Word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

SERMON – “The Mystery Of Unanswered Prayer” 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 “Near To The Heart Of God” Cleland B. McAfee
*DOXOLOGY
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION (Unison)
We stand before You today, O Lord of life, Creator, Redeemer and Friend, 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. Amen.

*HYMN OF DEDICATION NO.403 – “Tell Me the Old, Old Story”

*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 “Be Not Afraid” (excerpt from “ELIJAH” Felix Mendelssohn
Assisting in Worship – Liturgist Jane Gay
*All Who Are Able May Stand

CONCERNS:
ALL MEMBERS of our ARMED FORCES

We want to convey our Christian Sympathy to the family of, Larry Brewer (Vivian Browder’s brother). Larry Brewer died on 9/15/12 in Indio, California.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: for Week 09/23/12
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
5-7 Youth
MONDAY 6:00 pm Weight-Watchers
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; 11, Worship, Soup/Sand, Session

CELEBRATIONS:
Happy Birthday: 23 Janice Baldwin
23 Shana Browder
23 Allen Emmelhainz

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!

Note- October 7, 2012 the Adult Sunday School Class will be began a study on “The Church and Politics” Please come join us, the Class will be taught by Ralph Moulder.

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