Bulletin for Jan. 15

PRELUDE by Camille Dunlap, Pianist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Young or old, slow or fast; tall or small, know-it-alls or eager learners:
People: Wonder of wonders! God has called each of us here.
Leader: Wrinkled, white-haired, stooped with age; bright-eyed, smooth skinned, leapers of two steps at a time:
People: Wonder of wonders! Each of us is made in God’s image.
Leader: Parents volunteering at school, kids playing tag, workers stocking shelves, retirees planning a trip:
People: Wonder of wonder! God works through each of us.

*HYMN No. 522 Lord, When I Came Into This Life

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We break our word – God knows; we hurt another – God knows; we ignore the needy – God knows. God also knows the sins we try to hide, even from ourselves. Let us confess to the One who has called us and will make us whole.
People: How foolish we are to think we can hide our failings from you, Seeing God. We treat our bodies as trash cans for junk food, not as sanctuaries for your Spirit. We doze under the tree of temptation, hoping you won’t see us and expect us to get up and follow Jesus. Forgive us, our heart’s only Hope. Your grace mends our brokenness, making us whole; your compassion removes our sin, making us new; your voice speaks tenderly to us, silencing our pride; your Love is made human in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, redeeming our lives. Amen.

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

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: In front of us, behind us, to our right, to our left: look! God is there! In our past, beside us today, waiting in the future: look! God is there! In the shadows, in the light: look! God is there!
People: From the top of the mountains, to the bottom of the seas; in the morning, in the evening, in every moment: God is with us! Thanks be to God. Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time-B)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 426 Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE John 1:43-51 New Testament pages 92-93 in pew Bible

SERMON
CALLED TO BE YOUR DISCIPLES: ANNETTE,GLENDA,HAYDEE AND AL
by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S 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

SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

PASTORAL PRAYER AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

*THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY No. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

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

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

* Please Stand

Please join us in the Fellowship Hall following the worship service for a reception welcoming our new elders.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we and the other churches in Providence Presbytery will be remembering our church and our 100 members.

HOPE OF LANCASTER COUNTY
January is one of our months to provide food. Needs include:
5 lb bags of flour, sugar & cornmeal
Evaporated Milk, Grits, Jelly, Rice, Peanut Butter

THANKS VERY MUCH to Camille Dunlap for playing the piano for our worship service this morning.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Richard and Linda Vaughan

To My Church Family,
There are no appropriate words to express my thankfulness for all you have done for me and my family during the loss of my precious Al.
Your prayers, visits, phone calls, flowers, food, cards and many acts of kindness helped me to make it this far. To all who have so faithfully helped with the church music, a special thanks to you also. I have a long road to travel before I can recover from the loss of the love of my life!
Please continue to remember me in your prayers as I struggle with my grief and adjustment to a different life.
I am truly blessed to have you as my church family. May God bless each of you.
Love, Janesta

My sincere appreciation is extended to each of you for the prayers, support and love given to me over the past few weeks. It is impossible to list all the many acts of kindness such as cards, phone calls, visits to hospital and home and meals – and the list goes on and on. I am healing and hope to be back on my feet before too much longer.
Knowing we have a caring church family has been a blessing to Janesta and me. Although we have a way to go, we could not have made it this far without you. Many, many thanks! Wishing you a New Year full of happiness and good health!
With appreciation and love, Claudia

RECENT MEMORIALS AND HONORARIUMS:
Given in memory of Al Williams by
Jeff, Rosemary, Zachary & Savannah Bean
Sandra C. Catoe
Toni Rush Faulkenberry
J. Kenneth Hill
John & Margaret Rhodes
Van Wyck Woman’s Club
George & Eloise Williams

Tree Fund Memorial Gift
Given in memory of Joseph K. Bath, II by Betty D. Bath

ALEX’S NEW ADDRESS:
Alex Sims
Uni-Health
Room 106
261 South Herlong Ave.
Rock Hill SC 29732

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