Bulletin for February 20

Church Bulletin for February 20, 2011

Welcome
A cordial welcome is extended to all who are worshiping here this morning.
If you are a guest, please complete a visitor’s card and place it in the offering plate.

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

Stuart Graham, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader:      God would teach us to love, even the imperfect people,
People:      so we can love others as we love ourselves.
Leader:      God would teach us to deny ourselves, even walking the extra mile with us,
People:      so we can give ourselves to others as generously as Christ has been given to us.
Leader:      God would teach us new ways to journey through life,
People:      so we can follow the footprints of the Word all the way to the kingdom.

*HYMN No. 255  Now Praise the Lord

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader:      God would teach us all we need to live in peace, to love others, to walk the right paths.  Let us confess how foolish we are not to listen to such wisdom, as we pray together, saying,
People:      A friend hurts us, we hurt back; someone hits us, we strike back; a family member ridicules us, we gossip about him or her. That’s how we have been taught to deal with those around us.   But now, God of mercy, you call us to a different life: the life of forgiving, not revenge; the life of peace, not anger; the life of love, not hate. As you forgive us of all we have done, may we walk in your new ways of living, as we follow Jesus, our Savior, our Teacher.  Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON
Lord, have mercy upon us,
Christ, have mercy upon us,
Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader:      It begins with God and ends with God  –  that love which can create, renew, restore.  God loves you and forgives you  –  now and forever.
People:   As we listen to God’s songs of mercy, we are cradled in grace  – now and forever.  Amen.

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM – Give Peace Again by Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 357  O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE  Matthew 5:38-48 New Testament page 5 in pew Bible

SERMON  “Do You Really Want to Follow Jesus?” by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*THE APOSTLES’ CREED
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 Ghost, 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 Ghost; the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen

ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE  AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 525  Here I Am, Lord

*CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

Please join us in the fellowship hall following the congregational meeting
for a reception to welcome our new Officers.

As we pray today we will be remembering Blackstock Presbyterian Church in Blackstock, S.C., and its 4 members.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Charles and Juanita Moss

To view upcoming events and meetings, please visit our church calendar.

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