March 3 Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

March 3, 2013

Third Sunday of Lent

 PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Adult Choir

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH             Jeannie Jamieson, Liturgist

“MY CHURCH, MY CHALLENGE”  REVERSE OFFERING

COLLECTION OF FOOD FOR HOPE

Julie Graham, Moderator, Stewardship Committee

 ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     When our pockets are empty, God allows us to purchase what we

                   need, charging it to grace's account.
People:     God thinks differently than we do.
Leader:     When our souls are parched, God hands us a glass of living water.
People:     God's ways are different from ours.
Leader:     When we grow weary of searching, God takes our hand and leads us

   home.
People:     God's love is different from ours.

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

*CALL TO CONFESSION

Leader:     Gifted beyond measure, we grumble that we don't have enough.

   Seeking to get our own way, we do not see the ways God wants to

   forgive us and restore us to new life. In this season of reflection and

   repentance, let us turn to the One who waits for us with hope.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

   We continue to be tempted, Faithful God. We are blessed with

   gifts to use for others, but we want to keep them for ourselves.

   We easily notice the mistakes of those around us, but do not want

   to look in the mirror at our lives. We turn our desires into idols, so

   we do not have to recognize how they can damage us. 

    Forgive us, Steadfast God. Fill the poverty of our spirits with the

   richness of your grace; feed our selfish hunger with the bread of

   compassion for the world; pour the living waters of Jesus Christ,

   our Lord and Savior, into our hearts until they overflow with love.

   Amen.

 *KYRIE ELEISON

               Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                         

               Christ, have mercy upon us.                                                         

                Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 *ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:   God is faithful. God's love is an eternal bargain which will not be

                broken, God's grace is the gift which will not be taken back.
People:   Such abundant mercy, such extravagant grace! Thanks be to God,

                we are forgiven. Amen.                               ( Lectionary Liturgies, Third Lent C)

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM                    God So Loved the World                                 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.                                                 

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 366                                                Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me

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


SCRIPTURE         Psalm 63:1-8       Old Testament Page 527 in pew Bible

SERMON                        WHEN I THINK OF YOU               Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

 *DECLARATION OF FAITH

Jesus lived with a constant sense of his Father's presence.
He put God's claim on his life above all else.
He joined others in God's worship and praise.
He drew strength from the Scriptures.
He prayed and taught his disciples to pray.
We believe Christ gives us and demands of us
personal lives that are centered in God
and open to God's reality and rule.
Christ teaches us
to put obedience to God
above the interests of self, family, race or nation;
to offer God joyously
our money, ability and time.
It is part of our discipline
to observe a day of worship and rest,
setting aside our own working to enjoy God's work,
celebrating with sisters and brothers the Lord's goodness.
We need constantly to search out God's way in Scripture,
not expecting detailed directions for every decision,
but relying on the Word to tell us who God is,
to press God's present claim on us,
and to assure us of God's grace and comfort.
We are charged to pray for ourselves and others
with gratitude, boldness, and persistence,
in ways best for us all.
Life in God's presence issues in life for others,
for if we do not love sisters and brothers whom we see,
we cannot love God whom we do not see. Amen
("A Declaration of Faith," PCUS, 1977, Chapter 9: 3)

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 384                     O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

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CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today              12:00 noon     Called Session Meeting to hear a report

from the Interim Pastor Search

Committee

6:00 pm        Confirmation Class in the Fellowship Hall

Wednesday        7:00 pm         Choir Practice

Sat.,    Mar.    9              9:00 am         Congregational Workday led by Grounds

and Maintenance Committee

(Jack and Richard, co-chairs.)

Sun.,   Mar. 10 10:45 am         Session Meeting

11:00 am        Baptism of Andrew Logan Helms

6:00 pm        Confirmation Class

Sun.,   Mar. 17  11:00 am        Congregational Meeting to Dissolve the

Relationship of Rev. J.R. McSpadden, Jr.

on April 30. 2013

Tues., Mar. 19   7:00 pm         Presbyterian Women meet in Fellowship

Hall.  Lesson by Rosa, Janesta is

hostess

Thurs.,Mar. 21  10:00 am        Presbytery Meeting, Oakland Ave. Church

Glenda Manus is our commissioner,

Carol Leedy is our alternate.

Fri.,     Mar. 22   6:00 pm         Retirement Covered Dish Dinner for Randy*

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

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

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

*Please see Carol Leedy who has a sign-up sheet for you to list the food you plan to bring to the dinner.  Also, please have your food at the church by

5:30 pm.

:13 Budget

$   126,070.00

Needed each week

$       2,425.00

Budget amount received past 4 weeks

$       7,756.00

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 4 weeks

($1,944.00)

“My Church, My Challenge” Reverse Offering                                              Today and next Sunday we will collect your food for HOPE during the worship service.  Thank you in advance for accepting the challenge to give back during

this time of Lent.

The Stewardship Committee

Hospice and Community Care Resale Store in Lancaster

At their meeting Tuesday night the Presbyterian Women voted to make support of the Hospice Store a project.  All sorts of donations, including household items, gently used clothes, etc. are needed.  Bring these to the Vaughan Room.  If you wish to donate large items, like furniture, Hospice will arrange to pick them up. For more information contact Camille, Di Kourkoubes, Annette or Linda Vaughan who volunteer at the store.

Finance Report through the week of  2 – 24 -2013:

2013 Budget

$   126,070.00

Needed each week

$       2,425.00

Budget amount received past 8 weeks

$     21,697.00

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 8 weeks

$       2,297.00

RECENT HONORARIM

Choir Robe Fund

given in honor of Gaye B. Watson by the Presbyterian Women

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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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tues., Mar. 5    7:00 pm Crime Watch Meeting

7:30 pm Community Development Club Meeting

 

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