Bulletin for Sept. 4

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH               Carol Johns, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: When two or three gather, Christ lives in every moment,

People: where two or three gather, Christ is present with them.

Leader: Where two or three gather to worship God,

People: glad songs of praise are lifted, hearts are filled with hope.

Leader: When two or three gather to serve God’s creation,

People: Christ is feeding the hungry, Christ is building shelters of peace.

*HYMN No. 443 O Christ, the Great Foundation

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: All we are called to do is to love – everyone. Yet, as simple as it sounds, by our actions and our words, we show how difficult a task it is. Let us confess our failings as we pray together, saying,

People: You do not ask much of us, Guardian of Hope–to love, to serve, to welcome, Yet too often, it is words of bitterness we speak to friends and family. It is our stiff-with-judgment backs we offer to those looking for help. It is our hardened hearts people find, when they reach out, hoping to touch grace. Love Lived as Compassion, forgive us. We are broken, so make us whole through the life of Christ. We are empty of peace, so fill us the reconciling Spirit of Christ. We are alone, so take us by the hand and lead us into your kingdom of joy and grace, brought to us through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us,

Christ, have mercy upon us,

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Gathered as God’s people, we hear the good news: God has forgiven us, God has made us whole, God sends us to serve.

People: We will not wear jealousy or resentment, but put on the garments of peace and hope. We are forgiven by our God. Amen. (adapted from Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 12-A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 435 We All Are One in Mission

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

SCRIPTURE Ecclesiastes 2:18-25 Old Testament Page 615 in pew Bible

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 New Testament Page 174 in pew Bible

SERMON                         What is Your Project?                       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. 426 Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC and its 49 members.

Finance Report through the week of 8- 28 -2011:

2011 Budget $ 125,355.00

Needed each week $ 2,410.00

Budget amount received past 35 weeks $ 78,773.41

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 35 weeks ($5,576.59)

GREETERS AND USHERS: David Alexander and Al Williams

OUR SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN IS NOW ON-LINE. Visit our website www.vanwyckpc.com and click on this Sunday’s date or previous dates to read the bulletin on-line.

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Saturday, September 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Thirteenth annual Celebrate Van Wyck Festival – Lots of games and activities, vendors, food, car show, and more.

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