July 7 Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

July 7, 2013

 

PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     And God created the heavens and the earth.
People:     And gave them to us to use and enjoy.
Leader:   And God breathed life into each of us, and set us upon the earth.
People:   And God came to us in Jesus Christ to save us from the pull of sin

   and death.
Leader:   Everything that fills our souls with gladness and light is a gift from the

   loving creator.
People:   We have been entrusted with unfathomable riches.
                  For all this our God is to be praised.
All:         Let us worship God together!

 

*HYMN No. 564                                                    O Beautiful for Spacious Skies

 

*CORPORATE PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

  Eternal God, you love us steadfastly, but we have trouble loving in return; you call us, but we have wax-filled ears; you reveal yourself, but our eyelids are heavy; you lead us toward our neighbors, but we build walls around ourselves; you hate evil, injustice and alienation, but we get used to it.  O God, we pray, help us to see ourselves both as we are and as we might be before you, and draw us by your Spirit's tether into your forgiving, renewing, and serviceable grace, through the mercies of Christ.  Amen.  

 

*KYRIE ELEISON

               Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                         

               Christ, have mercy upon us.                                                         

                Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

 

*RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACE    (Hymn No. 322)

 Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me;

             Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me.

             Melt me, mold me, Fill me, use me.

             Spirit of the living God, Fall afresh on me.

 

 

 

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. 306                                                                       Fairest Lord Jesus

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

 

SCRIPTURE    Deuteronomy 8:6-20         Old Testament Page 165 in pew Bible

SERMON                       THE OFFICE OF CITIZEN                   Rev. Johnson

 

 

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.372                          Lord, I Want to Be a Christian

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

Welcome

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

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:  

 

Tues., July 16    11:30 am       Presbyterian Women meet at the church to

carpool to Italian Restaurant in Waxhaw

for lunch

 

7:00 pm      Session Meeting

 

Sun.,  July 21   12:30 pm         Christian Education Committee

 

Fri.,    July 26    8:00 am         Meet at the church to carpool to the 55th annual

Tour of Homes in Blowing Rock, NC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Cedar Shoals Presbyterian Church in Richburg, SC and its 4 members.

 

 

Finance Report through the week of  6 – 30 -2013:

2013 Budget

$   126,070.00

Needed each week

$       2,425.00

Budget amount received past 26 weeks

$     58,900.75

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 26 weeks

     $   (4,149.25)

 

 

 

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                       Andy and Diane Harrell

 

 

 

 

 

  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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