Bulletin for June 5

Seventh Sunday of Easter

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                 Claudia Thompson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: The hour has come to worship our God:

People: to gather together as people of faith, to glorify the God of all grace.

Leader: The time has come to devote ourselves to prayer:

People: to bring the burdens we carry, to lift our hopes to the God who hears us.

Leader: The hour has come to rejoice and make God’s name known:

People: to lift a song of thanksgiving, to praise God for all our blessings.

*HYMN No. 466 O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

* PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: When we look to God in prayer, are we looking for condemnation and punishment? Or do we look for the One who promises to forgive us and make us new? Let us pray to God for mercy, as we offer our confessions, saying,

People: We cannot put it off any longer, Gracious God, it is time to confess our unfaithfulness. Our appetites for all things threaten to devour us like hungry animals. We are reluctant to humble ourselves to serve others, believing we are special. We are afraid to share in the sufferings of children and the elderly. Forgive us, Voice of Mercy and Hope. Bless us with grace and life, so we might rejoice in your love, tell of your faithfulness, and join Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in making you known to all people. Amen.

* KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

* ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Unfailing love, the Spirit of healing, the life of faith in Christ–all are Easter gifts God offers to us.

People: We rejoice and are glad. We are blessed: with mercy, with hope, with joy. Thanks be to God. Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 403 What a Friend We Have in Jesus

(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5-6-11 New Testament page 235 in pew Bible

SERMON            COULD YOU STAND THE HEAT? 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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

* THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

* PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

* HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 307 Fight the Good Fight

* BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Today at 5:30: Hamburger and Hot Dog Supper

All of our church families are invited to join us tonight at 5:30 p.m. for a cookout prepared by the Men’s group of the church. The cookout will be followed by the closing session and award ceremony for this year’s VBS, “Shake It Up Café, Where Kids Carry Out God’s Recipe.” The Christian Education Committee would like to thank all of our volunteers and participants for helping make VBS a great success this year. Thank you to the Men’s group for the special treat of a cookout. We look forward to seeing you there!

As we pray today we will be remembering Fort Lawn Presbyterian Church in Fort Lawn, SC and its 4 members.

HELP! Your help is needed. The large gray and white cooler on wheels with a pull handle is missing. We’ll need it tonight. If you know where it is take it to the kitchen or let Marie or Betty know. Thanks!

Finance Report through the week of 5-29-2011

2011 Adopted Budget $125,355.00

Needed each week $ 2,410.00

Budget amount received past 22 weeks $ 46,993.40

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 22 weeks ($ 6,026.60)

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Tuesday, June 7, 7:30 pm Community Development Club Meeting

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