March 31st Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

March 31, 2013

Easter

 PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH             Jeannie Jamieson, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:               This is the day the Lord has made!
People:               We will rejoice in it.
Leader:               This is the day God has made; and what a day!
People:               When God wipes away our tears so we can see the empty tomb.
Leader:               What a day! Easter day!
People:               When God opens our hearts’ tombs as Jesus calls us by name.

*HYMN No. 119                                                                        The Strife Is O’er

Flowering of the Cross

 

*CALL TO CONFESSION

 

Leader:              Logically, rationally, we have no need to confess. Our petty sins pale

in comparison to the great evils of our time. But this is the day God

tossed logic out the window and turned everything around. So we must

throw out our claims of innocence, and confess how we have not lived

as God’s Easter people.

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

 

People:             On this first day of the week, Emptier of tombs, we must admit

  that we have not lived faithfully the last few days. It is not that we

  have done great evil; we simply have failed to do good. It is not so

  much that we have caused hurt, but we have not brought healing.

  It is not that we have trouble believing in the event of Easter, we

  have difficulty speaking about this day to our friends and

  neighbors.

 

 

 

 

 

 Call us by name, Redeemer of all creation, so we might hear your

  words of mercy. You have not given us over to despair, but handed

  us hope. You have not ignored our emptiness, but filled us with the

  Bread of Heaven. You do not hand us over to death, but raise us to

  new life, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, in whose

  name we pray. Amen
           

*KYRIE ELEISON

 

               Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                         

               Christ, have mercy upon us.                                                         

                Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

Leader:              What a day! Easter Day! God’s dawn of new hope, new mercy, new

life.
People:   On this first day and every day, we can walk as God’s people,

   forgiven and made whole. Thanks be to God. Amen.

                                                                                          (Lectionary Liturgies, Easter-C)

 

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

ANTHEM                           Were You There?                                    Mark Denton                                            

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. 123                                                         Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

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

SCRIPTURE        John 20:1-18    New Testament Pages 114-115  in pew Bible

SERMON                             TURNED AROUND                    Rev. McSpadden

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

PUBLIC PROFESSION OF FAITH AND BAPTISM

Savannah Rose Bean                  Zachary Zane Bean                   MaryRose Mace

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER

THE OFFERING

OFFERTORY                                                                                       Adult Choir

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 133               Thine Is the Glory

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.


 

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CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today                 9:30 am        Easter Breakfast*.  No Sunday School

10:40 am         Session Meeting in Minister’s Office

11:00 am         Flowering of the Cross

Wednesday        7:00 pm         Choir Practice

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

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

Rev. James Randolph McSpadden, Jr.

Fellowship Hall

Lesson by Betty, Linda Vaughan 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.

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York, SC and its 155 members.

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

 TODAY'S OFFERING
Every year the Presbyterian Church USA along with the United Methodist, Episcopalian, United Church of Christ, AMEZ, American Baptist, Disciples of Christ and other Protestant denominations collect an offering on Easter Sunday called the "One Great Hour of Sharing." The gifts you share today will be used for international and local hunger relief, disaster assistance within the US, refugee assistance (e.g. Syrian refugees) and self-development projects (e.g. a number of projects in Lancaster and York counties have received grants from OGHS). Let's us be grateful for this opportunity and generous is our support of the "least of these."

 

OUR HEARTFELT SYMPATHY is extended to the family of Blanche Sims Sproul who passed away yesterday.  Visitation will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 am followed by her funeral service at Noon at Asbury Methodist Church in Columbia.  She will be buried in the Van Wyck Cemetery about 3:30 pm.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                            Tommy and Faith Broome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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