June 9 Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

June 9, 2013

 

PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                        Ken Cook, Liturgist

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Leader:              You are welcome in this place, where God meets us in love.
People:             Why are we here? We are here to love God with all that we have

               and all that we are.
Leader:  You are welcome in this place, where God loves us as children.
People:  Why are we here? We are here to love ourselves as deeply as God

loves us.

Leader:  Welcome to this place, where God offers love and grace in every

moment of time.
People:  Why are we here? We are here to be sent forth to love others as

               deeply as we love God and ourselves

 

*HYMN NO. 359                                                      More Love to Thee, O Christ

 

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

 

Leader:  The world teaches us many ways to love, but all are based on selfish

               desires and needs. God teaches us how to love: completely, uniquely,

unconditionally. Let us confess our difficulty in loving as God teaches

us, as we pray, saying:

People:  We are hesitant to confess, Holy God, how hard it is to love as you

               wish. It is easy to love you with all that we are, except when you

               ask us to love our neighbor with all that we have. We find it hard

               to love our neighbor, when it is linked to the way we love ourselves.

               And it is difficult to love anyone – even You – more than we love

               ourselves.
               Forgive us, Love Eternal. As you took a risk in creating us, help us

               to take risks to love others compassionately, to love ourselves

               genuinely, and to love you as completely as you love us in 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:   In God’s Kingdom, all are loved for who they are, not what they do;

In God’s Kingdom, all are forgiven for what they do, and don’t do;
In God’s Kingdom, all are welcomed and fed by God’s grace and hope.
People:  Forgiven, loved, sent forth – we are not far from God’s Kingdom!

              Thanks be to God. Amen.

                                                                                       (Lectionary Liturgies, Ordinary 21-B, 2009)

 

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

 

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. 533                                                                             O Perfect Love

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

 

SCRIPTURE         1 John 4:7-21             New Testament Page 241  in pew Bible

 

SERMON                                LOVE DIVINE                           Rev. Jimmy Fox

 

 

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 DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No.376                      Love Divine, All Loves Excelling

 

* BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

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CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

 

Today                2:30 pm         Presbytery Meeting at Tirzah (L)

Jeannie Jamieson will be our commissioner,                                       Glenda Manus our alternate

 

Tues.,June  18   7:00 pm         Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Pat, Betty is hostess

 

Tues., July 16    7:00 pm         Session Meeting

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Camden Second Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC and its 21 members.

THANK YOU  to everyone who helped with or contributed in any way to the

success of VBS this year.  We had nine children who attended and a good time

was had by all.  We enjoyed a delicious lunch and yummy snacks and dessert.

We had fun hearing the Bible stories and making crafts that went along with

the stories.

Pat Oglesby, CE Chairman

GREETERS AND USHERS:             Toug Brunson and Claudia Thompson

 

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Lancaster County Planning Commission hearing for a proposed rezoning of the Tree Tops property previously scheduled for June 18 has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, July 16.

 

 

 

  Van Wyck

  Presbyterian Church

 

Established 1884

 

Rev. William M. Johnson

 

5140 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720

Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 68, Van Wyck, S. C. 29744

Website:  www.vanwyckpc.com

 

 

Sunday School – 10:00 AM                                      Worship Service 11:00 AM

 

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