October 20th Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

October 20, 2013

 

 

PRELUDE                                                          Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:     Let us praise God.
People:   Let us praise the one who has filled the earth with blessings.
Leader:   Let us sing to the Creator who has filled our lives with joy.
People:   Sorrows befall us;
Leader:   Troubles besiege us;
People:   Yet we live supported by God's love.

 

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

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)

                  O God, our God, we celebrate the new life which you have given us.  We have experienced broken lives made whole, old wounds of alienation healed over, and tired spirits rejuvenated with new vision.  Gracious  God, we are so grateful for the purpose and possibilities you have placed before us.  Yet there are times when doubt has overcome hope, cynicism has replaced dedication, the world's values have captured us more than yours.  Forgive us those times we pray.  Help us to let go of the past that we might move joyfully into a new future that points to your love and justice.  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                                         Rosa Sansbury

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. 335                                                               Though I May Speak

 

SCRIPTURE     I Corinthians 13         New Testament Page 175 in pew Bible

 

SERMON                 THE COURAGE OF KINDNESS            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

OFFERTORY

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 592

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 357              O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

Welcome

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

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS;

 

Today                          11:00 am         Children’s Church*

6:00 pm         Stewardship Committee

 

Tuesday           10:00 am         Bible Study

 

Wednesday        7:00 pm         Choir Practice

 

Sun.,     Nov. 3 12:00 noon     Lunch**

 

Mon., Nov. 18   10:00 am       Presbyterian Women (See insert)

Lesson by Annette, Claudia is hostess

 

 

*Children in grades K through 5 will be led to the McSpadden Fellowship Hall after the “Moment with the Children” and be brought back into the sanctuary to sit with their family during the singing of The Doxology.

 

**PLEASE PLAN TO STAY FOR LUNCH sponsored by The Stewardship Committee.

As we pray today we will be remembering

Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, SC and their 40 members.

 

SAVE THE DATES:

 

Sat., Nov. 23    1:00 pm   Covered Dish Lunch Birthday Celebration                                          honoring Alex Sims who will be 100 on                                          November 28.

 

Sun.,Dec.   1    after Worship        Annual Children’s Christmas Party &                                                            Santa’s Secret Shop.  Details soon.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                             Don and Julia Willingham

 

COME TO THE HALLOWEEN PARTY

The annual Halloween Party will be held next Saturday, October 26, at the community building.  Games begin at 4:30,

hotdogs, chips and drinks will be served beginning at 5:30 and the candy walk will take place at 6:30.  Prizes will be awarded to winners of the costume contest.

 

 

  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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