Bulletin for Oct. 28

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Kay McSpadden, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: The hour has come to worship our God:
People: to gather together as people of faith, to glorify the God of all grace.
Leader: The time has come to devote ourselves to prayer:
People: to bring the burdens we carry, to lift our hopes to the God who hears us.
Leader: The hour has come to rejoice and make God’s name known:
People: to lift a song of thanksgiving, to praise God for all our blessings.

*HYMN No. 343 Called as Partners in Christ’s Service

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: Let us pray to God for mercy, as we offer our confessions, saying,
People: We cannot put it off any longer, Gracious God, it is time to confess our unfaithfulness. Our appetites for things threaten to devour us like hungry animals. We are reluctant to humble ourselves to serve others, believing we are special. We are afraid to share in the sufferings of children and the elderly. Forgive us, Voice of Mercy and Hope. Bless us with grace and life, so we might rejoice in your love, tell of your faithfulness, and join Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in making you known to all people. Amen.

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

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: Unfailing love, the Spirit of healing, the life of faith in Christ–all are gifts God offers to us.
People: We rejoice and are glad. We are blessed: with mercy, with hope, with joy. Thanks be to God. Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Easter 7-A)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Rosa Sansbury

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 374 Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace
(Please pass prayer cards to the end of the pew so they may be collected as we sing.)

SCRIPTURE Acts 1:6-14 New Testament Page 118 in pew Bible

SERMON
HOW TO BE A DISCIPLE by Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
“Covenant for Those Uniting with the Congregation”
Carroll Laine Gibson Ardrey
Janet Calcote Campbell
Robert Bruce Campbell

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 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
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Lockhart, SC and its 14 members.

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY is extended to Gay Watson at the death of member of her family in New Hampshire and to Dr. George Schuetz at the death of a close friend in New York.

RECENT MEMORIAL DONATION to Choir Robe Fund
Given in memory of Virginia Thompson Vaughan by Janesta Williams

GREETERS AND USHERS: Jane Massey and Trudy Massey Walker

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