Bulletin for Nov. 4

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Camille Dunlap, Liturgist

MINUTE FOR STEWARDSHIP by Stuart Graham, Committee Chairman

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: May the God of generosity be with you!
People: And also with you!
Leader: People of God, open your hearts to the One who has blessed you beyond imagination.
People: We open our very being to the God who always surprises us with blessings
Leader: Children of the abundant God, join your voices in glad songs of praise.
People: Hearts and voices resound with the glory of God.

*HYMN No. 379 My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: We wander from hope to hope, thinking the next person, the next book, the next new thing will lead us in the ways in which we long to live. Yet, if we open our eyes and pay attention, we will see the Good Shepherd, the One who will lead us into the kingdom of God’s mercy and hope. Join me, as we pray saying, People: You long to fill us with your comfort and peace, Still Waters of Grace, but we continue to take on more anxiety, more worry, more fear. You would comfort us in the gentleness of your hope, but we welcome the embrace of a world spinning more and more out of control. You would feed us with more than we need, but we continue to hunger for the sweet sensations offered to us by temptation.
You keep your promises and offer us forgiveness and mercy all the days of our life. May we keep our eyes focused on the path you have shaped for us; may we listen to the call of the Good Shepherd who leads us into your joy, that kingdom prepared for us by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

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

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Leader: This is the good news: wherever we are, God is with us; whoever we are, God forgives us, and offers us new life. People: Surely goodness and mercy are the companions we have been longing for, faithful friends as we continue our journey as God’s people. Amen. (Lectionary Liturgies, Easter 4-B)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

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 II Corinthians 9:7-8 New Testament Pages 183-184 in pew Bible

STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE
Our Cups Runneth Over
The Youth of the Church by Chloe Cook
The Presbyterian Women by Rosa Sansbury
Our Music Program Rob Johns We Are Family by Julia Willingham
Our Community Connections by Betty Broome
The Blessings that Surround Us by Stuart Graham

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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE NO. 428 We Give Thee but Thine Own

*BENEDICTION
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 29 The Magic of Christmas, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center See Claudia

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

RECENT MEMORIALS:
Choir Robe Fund
Given in memory of Linda McCorkle by Jay and Lynne Jones
Given in memory of Linda McCorkle by Richard and Linda Vaughan

Dear VWPC,
I want to thank each of you for the love and support you have shown during this journey with me through my sister’s journey with pancreatic cancer.
For the calls, visits, cards, food and especially you heartfelt words and compassion.
“Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and leave the rest to God.” Words from my sister – a little note attached to her desk.
Again thank you,
Jeannie Jamieson

DIMES FOR HUNGER
It’s not too late! If you haven’t turned in your dimes already you may do so today or next Sunday. The total received last Sunday was $884.50. Last year we send a total of $1,500.00 to the Presbytery for Dimes for Hunger. Thanks.

Finance Report through the week of 10 – 28 – 2012:
2012 Budget $126,855.00
Needed each week $ 2,440.00
Budget amount received past 44 weeks $101,494.56
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 44 weeks ($5,865.44)

GREETERS AND USHERS: Toug Brunson and Claudia Thompson

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