March 24th Bulletin

 Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

 PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

CHILDREN’S PALM PROCESSION

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH             Jeannie Jamieson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:             On this day of palms and celebration,
Jesus continues his journey with God.
People:             We will go with him, for a while,
              until he turns towards Calvary.
Leader:             From the top of Olive Mountain,
Jesus prepares to travel
through the valley of heartache and loss.
People:  We will follow Jesus, for a while,
              cradling hope in our hearts.
Leader:   In the streets of Jerusalem,
Jesus hears the cries of those who adore him.
People:  We will shout Jesus’ name, for a while,
until we cry out, “Crucify him!”

*HYMN No. 88                                                         All Glory, Laud, and Honor

*CALL TO CONFESSION

*Leader:  Petty squabbles don’t belong in such a story of high drama and

sacrifice, but they are there, just as in our lives, along with the other

ways we fail to be the disciples of Christ. Please join me as we pray.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

              Sustainer of the weary, we know how we sang for joy when Christ

  came into our lives, and how we have not followed him as he leads

  us on this journey. We have hidden our faces from the pain and

  suffering of our world. We have turned a deaf ear to the cries of

  the poor, the hungry, and the oppressed. We trust in the slick

  promotion of the world, and not in your words that can transform

  our lives.  

    Forgive us, Steadfast God, and shine your face upon us. Help us to

   have the same mind as Christ, so we would know your promises;

   help us to have the same heart as Christ, so we might serve your

   children; help us to have the same Spirit as Christ, so we might go

   wherever you lead us. Amen.
*KYRIE ELEISON

               Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                         

               Christ, have mercy upon us.                                                         

                Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 *ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:               God does not turn away when we fail to be faithful. God does not

reject us when we do not trust fully. God continues to love us, to

forgive us, to restore us.
People:   It is God who helps us; it is God who saves us. It is all we need or

               ever will need. Thanks be to God. Amen.
                                                                          (Lectionary Liturgies, Passion Sunday-C)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM              Hosanna, Loud Hosanna                                       Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                                  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.                                                 

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM                                       Brian Scott McMurdy, Jr.

 HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 498                                           Child of Blessing, Child of Promise

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

 SCRIPTURE        Luke 22:14-23:56      New Testament Page 616 in pew Bible

SERMON                                                                                     Rev. McSpadden

 RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 100               When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

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 Welcome

A cordial welcome is extended to all who are worshiping here today.

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today               10:45 am        Session Meeting

11:00 am         Baptism of Brian Scott McMurdy, Jr.

Reception for Newly Baptized Member

 

Tues., Mar.  26              7:00 pm         Session Meeting

 

Wed., Mar.  27    7:00 pm        Choir Practice

 

Fri.,     Mar. 29   7:00 pm         Good Friday Service in Sanctuary

 

Sat.,    Mar. 30 10:00 am        Meet to setup for Easter Breakfast

 

Sun.,   Mar. 31    9:30 am        Easter Breakfast*.  No Sunday School

10:40 am         Session Meeting in Minister’s Office

11:00 am         Flowering of the Cross*

 

Tues., Apr.   9  10:00 am         Bible Study**

 

Tues., Apr. 16    7:00 pm         Presbyterian Women meet in

James Randolph McSpadden, Jr.

Fellowship Hall

Lesson by Betty, Linda V. is hostess

 

Fri.,    Apr. 19    9:00 am         Meet at the church to carpool to the

Midlands Plant & Flower Festival in

Columbia.  For information see Paul.

 

 

*Please bring lots of flowers next Sunday to be used for Flowering the Cross.

Special Thanks to Rob Johns for making a new cross for us.

**The Presbyterian Women are sponsoring a Bible study called “Discerning the Voice of God”.  Contact Laine Ardrey this coming week if you are interested so that she can order your study book.

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

York First Presbyterian Church in York, SC and its 405 members.

 THANKS.

The McSpadden family is grateful to our many friends in the church for a fun-filled Retirement Party and many wonderful gifts this past Friday evening. We have had many good years with you and know that your ministry in the Van Wyck community will continue to strengthen in the years ahead. I give thanks to God for you. Randy

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held this afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Community Building for children up to age 10.  Older children may help to hide the eggs if they would like.  Eggs, refreshments, and games will be provided. Children are to bring a basket.

RECENT MEMORIALS

Given to the Choir Robe Fund in memory of Mrs. Lucille Smoak by

Sam & Camille Dunlap

Jay & Lynne Jones

Richard & Linda Vaughan

GREETERS AND USHERS:                            Tommy and Faith Broome

 

OUR SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE BULLETIN IS NOW ONLINE.     Visit our website www.vanwyckpc.comand click on this Sunday’s date or previous dates to read the bulletin online.  Also, check the church calendar and Prayer List.

 

 

 

 

 

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