Bulletin for Oct. 21

PRELUDE
Grace Doyle, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Ashley Gibson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Welcome! There are many places you could be this morning, but you have chosen to be here:
People: where we learn how to live in God’s Kingdom.
Leader: Welcome to this place – full of music, of words, of prayer – yet also filled with danger:
People: where we encounter a Wisdom we cannot always understand.
Leader: Welcome to God’s House, the most dangerous place in town:
People: where we talk about and with God, and are reduced to silence so we may hear the call to discipleship.

*HYMN No. 464 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We do not pray in order to alleviate our guilt, but to express our gratitude to God. For we know all the things we have said and done that we shouldn’t, and all those words we could have spoken, all those actions we could have undertaken, but did not. Despite such lives, God still loves us, surrounding us with mercy and hope, waiting to restore us to new life. Please join me, as we pray together saying,
People: Creation’s Heart, we look around and see how we fall short in our attempts at faithfulness. We often do things, not because it is what you call us to do, but in hopes of earning points with you.
We can become so self-absorbed, we cannot see the suffering and struggles of friends, family, strangers. We are so desperate to get to the front of the line, we push aside the very ones you seek to honor.
Forgive us, Holy One. Let us remember that Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is the One who calls us to serve, standing by our side, as we seek to be faithful disciples. Amen.

*KYRIE ELE ISON
Lord, have mercy upon us.
Christ, have mercy upon us.
Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: The One who poured the foundations of creation fills us with grace and hope. The One who numbered the clouds, tips over rain barrels of living water into our parched souls.
People: The One who writes anthems for the early morning stars, fills us with songs of joy. The One who provides food for all living things, feeds us with mercies which come fresh and new each day. Thanks be to God, we are forgiven. Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Pentecost 21-B, 2009)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Kay McSpadden

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 272 God of the Sparrow

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

SCRIPTURE Hebrews 5:1-10 New Testament Page 220 in pew Bible

SERMON
BRIDGE BUILDERS 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 the 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. 446 Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

THANKS VERY MUCH TO MS. GRACE DOYLE for playing the organ for our worship service this morning.

SAVE THE DATE:
Thursday, November 29 The Magic of Christmas, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (More information later)

AND SAVE ANOTHER DATE:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 Providence Presbytery’s E-3 Event at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church

As we pray today we will be remembering Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC and its 48 members.

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY is extended to Jeannie Jamieson and her family. Jeannie’s sister, Linda McCorkle, passed away Thursday. Visitation is Tuesday from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, followed by her Memorial Service at 11:30, both at Belair United Methodist Church.

RECENT MEMORIAL DONATION
Choir Robe Fund given in memory of Nettie Belk by Richard and Linda Vaughan.

THE COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL will take place at the Community Building on Saturday, October 27. Games, etc., Train and Wagon Rides begin at 4:00 pm. Hot Dogs, chips and drinks will be served beginning at 5:00 pm. The carnival will end with the Candy Walk at 6:00 pm.

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jane Massey and Trudy Massey Walker

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