Bulletin for Oct. 23

PRELUDE by Savannah Palmer, Pianist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH Camille Dunlap, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: We are invited to share in Christ’s ministry of compassion.
People: We would widen our hearts so we might cradle the lost.
Leader: We are challenged to learn more about God each day.
People: We would open our minds that we might discern God’s dreams for us.
Leader: We are summoned to let the Spirit be planted within us.
People: We would deepen our souls that we might grow in love.

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

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We have been entrusted with the message of the gospel, but all too often act as if the memos from sin and death have more influence in our lives. Let us confess our sins, so we might know God’s great love for us.
People: As you know, God our healer, we stand on the edge of your promises and hopes, yet cannot seem to let ourselves cross over into the life you intend for us. We seek praise from our families, yet are unable to tell them how much we love them; we care more about our needs and desires, than for the struggles of our neighbors.
Forgive us, Holy God. Renew our lives with your grace; restore our hopes with your vision of tomorrow; refresh our spirits with your joy which comes to us new in each moment in the gift of Jesus Christ. Amen

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

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: This moment, this morning, this day, and in all the days to come, God’s compassion and hope fill our lives. What joyous good news!
People: Our hope is not in vain. God forgives our sins, and is the dwelling place for all people. Thanks be to God. Amen.

* GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Amanda Stephany

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 280 Amazing Grace, How Sweet the Sound
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

Old Testament Page 106 in pew Bible

SERMON WHAT IS HOLY? 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

OFFERTORY by Mark Palmer, Soloist

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 333 Seek Ye First

*BENEDICTION

* Please Stand
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Special Thanks to Savannah Palmer for playing the piano for our service this morning and to her father, Mark Palmer, for singing our offertory. Savannah is the granddaughter of Nancy Quick.

As we pray today we will be remembering Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC and its 47 members.

PLEASE NOTE:
The children’s handbells have arrived and our first practice will be Sunday morning, October 30, at 9:45 a.m. We are requesting that parents attend this first session to learn about the bells and to commit with practices. We look forward to the children’s participation in our worship service with the addition of our colored handbells!

HOPE needs include:
Cans of greens (collard, mustard and turnip), Cooking oil, Corn meal, Flour, Jelly, Juice, Spaghetti noodles, Spaghetti sauce, Sugar

Welcome to the newest member of our church family. Our congratulations are extended to Stuart and Julie at the arrival of Sarah Elizabeth Graham on October 17, 2011, and to her sister, Rachel, and her brother, Stuart.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jay Teager and Will McSpadden

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:
Sat., Oct. 29, Community Halloween Party in the Community Building
4:00 pm Games, 5:30 pm Hot Dog Supper, 6:30 pm Candy Walk

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