Bulletin for Jan. 27

PRELUDE by Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH
Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: On this day, which is holy, we gather, not alone, but as Christ’s Body;
People: as ones who would suffer together, we gather.
Leader: On this day of wonder and hope, we gather, not in isolation, but in community;
People: as those who would care for one another, we gather.
Leader: On this day of prayer and praise, of silence and song, we gather, not with empty hands, or emptier hearts;
People: as those baptized in grace’s tears, we gather.

*HYMN No. 276 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Rock of our salvation, we know the faults we try to hide from you and those around us. We have not cared for people in the same way. We do think some are more gifted, or better, or lovelier. We would much rather celebrate with someone, than to bear the suffering of another. We are really not sure that the poor should be given hope of a better life, or the outcast a seat at the table. Redeemer of all people, including us, grant us your mercy. Anoint us with the power of your Spirit, so that our eyes might be opened to see how others truly live. Enlarge our hearts with the gentleness of your touch, so we might embrace the opportunities we will have to serve. Open our ears so we can listen to what Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, teaches us about your love and grace for 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: God’s Spirit is upon us: that Spirit of forgiveness, that Spirit of grace, that Spirit of unity with all people.
People: Today, and in all the days to come, God’s Spirit is with us. Thanks be to the One who is our joy, our strength, our hope.
We are forgiven! Amen.
(Lectionary Liturgies, Third Sunday, Epiphany C)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM
Each One Has a Gift by the Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN by Pat Oglesby

A nursery is provided following the Children’s Time for children in Kindergarten and younger. We encourage children in 1st grade and older to remain and participate in our worship service.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 383 My Faith Looks Up to Thee

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

SCRIPTURE Psalm 19:1-4 Old Testament Pages 498-499 in pew Bible
Acts 17:26-28a New Testament Page 138

SERMON
OUR GOD, OUR CHURCH AND OUR FUTURE
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

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 510 Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

As we pray today we will be remembering Tirzah (L) Presbyterian Church in Waxhaw, NC and its 65 members.

BUDGET UPDATE FOR LAST YEAR:
2012 Budget $126,855.00
Amount Received 122,834.92
We came under budget for the year $4,020.08

HOPE of Lancaster County
January is one of our months to provide food for HOPE.
Needs include: Cereal, Peanut Butter, Diabetic foods, Tuna Fish, Canned soups, Dried Beans, Any Juice, Vegetable Oil

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