September 1st Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

September 1, 2013

 

PRELUDE                                                                    Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     Listen to the good news. God is with us, this day and every day.
People:   Because God is with us, we can face each day with courage.  

                   We can find some good in everything, for we are never completely                    alone.
Leader:    God's goodness sometimes seems to be a trickle, sometimes a mighty    flood.  But always God is with us.
People:   We worship you, O God, for your goodness.  

                   We praise you with our songs.  We seek you in our prayers.  
                   We offer ourselves to you because you are our God.

 

*HYMN No. 525                                                                           Here I Am, Lord

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

                   Caring and compassionate Creator, we enter this place set apart for your worship, knowing that we have failed to see you in other places. We have ignored your beauty around us, in earth and sky, in plants and creatures, in the people who surround us - forgive us.  We have chosen to live more by our fears than by our faith, to be weighed down by what we do not have, rather than rejoicing in your gifts to us - forgive us.  In these moments together, draw us so close that we cannot help but know every day that you are with us, wherever we go.  Forgive us and enlarge our capacity to care, so we may see you in all whom we meet.  In Jesus  name. 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                                                   Dr. Johnson

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. 355                                               Hear the Good News of Salvation

 

SCRIPTURE     Numbers 13 (selected verses)       Old Testament Pages 130-131

in pew Bible

 

SERMON           GIANTS IN THE LAND                                       Dr. 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. 426              Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

 

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

                                  

Welcome

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

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tuesday            10:00 am        Bible Study in the McSpadden Room

 

Saturday 10:00 – 4:00 pm       Celebrate Van Wyck Festival

 

Tues., Sept. 17   7:00 pm         Presbyterian Women meeting

 

Fri.,    Sept. 20   8:00 am         Presbyterian Women meet at the church

to go to Montreat

 

Tues., Sept. 24 7:00 pm          Session Meeting

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC and their 53 members.

 

HOPE of Lancaster County

We will be collecting food for HOPE through the first Sunday of October.  Needs include self-rising corn meal, self-rising flour, jelly, peanut butter, cereal, juice and sugar.  It is good to send items that are requested but it is also good to send other non-perishable food items, perhaps items that are on sale.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS:

Volunteers are needed to help with “The Good News Club” at Indian Land Elementary School on Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m.  This is an after school program for children in grades K-5 that teaches Christian values through play and interaction.  If you like to read to children, share a craft or puppet plays or just willing to help please consider volunteering.  Please contact Pat Oglesby.  Pleasant Valley Baptist Church is the official coordinator/sponsor of the club.

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

Thursday, December 5, 7:30 pm          “The Magic of Christmas” at the Belk Theater.

More information later.  See Claudia.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                          Sam and Laine Ardrey

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:

Tues., Sept. 3, 7:30 pm Community Development Club meeting

Sat.,    Sept. 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  Celebrate Van Wyck festival

 

 

  Van Wyck

  Presbyterian Church

 

Established 1884

 

Dr. 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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