Bulletin for Oct. 2

World Communion Sunday

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                    Camille Dunlap, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: From north and south, from east and west, we come:

People: God’s people called to the Table where simple grace nourishes us.

Leader: From down the road and across our community, from single households to residents of Sun City:

People: God’s people are called into a household of faith, where we live and serve one another.

Leader: From every class, every race, every status; from little ones with sippy cups to elders with overflowing hearts:

People: God’s people are called to witness to God’s hope, to offer peace to a shattered world.

*HYMN No. 461 God Is Here!

*CALL TO RECONCILIATION

Leader: We are good at rules: making them and then breaking them. Paul reminds us that, when we gain Christ Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we receive exactly what we need – forgiveness, grace, hope. Let us confess our sins to God, that we might know God’s healing love for us!

People: If we were to name all the gods we have before you, Rock of Redemption, we would be here a very long time. We elevate politicians into saviors, though they are as broken as we are. We misuse your name so much during the day, we have trouble speaking to you in prayer at night. We are so busy, we do not notice how creation witnesses to your goodness and grace. Forgive us, God our Hope. Help us to let go of what we value most, so we may open our emptiness, our hearts, our lives to the healing and loving presence of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

*KYRIE ELIESON

Lord, have mercy upon us, Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: Persistently, patiently, lovingly, God pours out grace and joy into our lives, healing our brokenness, forgiving our sin.

People: Loved, we are sent to love; Forgiven, we are freed to forgive; Graced, we can offer our gifts to everyone we meet. Thanks be to God. Amen. (adapted from Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 16-A)

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM                   At the Table of the Lord                by the Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Annette Denton

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 210 Our God, Our Help in Ages Past

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

SCRIPTURE Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Old Testament Page 66 in pew Bible

SERMON                 WHY ALL THESE RULES?               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

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

EUCHARIST

Invitation

Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

The Lord’s Prayer

Words of Institution

Communion of the People

Prayer after Communion

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 513 Let Us Break Bread Together

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC and its 908 members.

DIMES FOR HUNGER SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Recently our church was recognized by Providence Presbytery for exceeding our goal per member for 2010. Thanks for your support last year.

NEW CHOIR ROBE FUND: Thanks very much to all who contributed. We’ll reach our goal soon.

HOPE OF LANCASTER: We are to provide non-perishable food for Hope this month. Needs include: Corn Meal, Flour, Sugar, Dried Beans, Evaporated Milk, Jelly, Canned Greens, Cleaning Supplies

 

Finance Report through the week of 9/25/2011:

2011 Budget $ 125,355.00

Needed each week $ 2,410.00

Budget amount received past 39 weeks $ 87,304.41

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 35 weeks ($6,685.59)

 

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jay Teager and Will McSpadden

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