December 1, 2013 Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

December 1, 2013

First Sunday of Advent – Hope

 

PRELUDE                                                          Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

CALL TO WORSHIP AND LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH

Richard, Linda and Charles Vaughan

 

Leader:   This is the first Sunday in Advent, the time of preparing for the                                  coming of Christ our Savior.
                   Today our word is wait.  God does not come at our command.  

                   We wait for God, scripture says.  
                   Advent is a time to wait, to wonder what God has in store for us.

People:     As we light the first candle, we wait - we wait for God's                          message; we wait for Christ to be reborn in our hearts;

                   we wait for our prayers to be answered.

Leader:   Christ, you know how hard it is for us to wait.  
                   We want everything right now.

                   Help us to use our time well as we wait for Christ.

 

*HYMN No. 2                                             Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
                  We confess, Surprising God, that our sense of anticipation has been dulled.  We have ceased to expect any wonders.  We do not see the marvels around us in the people and happenings we view as commonplace.  We are not alert to your presence or your action on our behalf.  Wake us up, God, lest sleep be our death.  Pardon and redeem us, that we may escape the judgment we are bringing on ourselves. Send your light that it may shine through us into a needy world.  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                                             Pat Oglesby

A nursery is provided each Sunday following the Children’s Time for children in Kindergarten and younger. Children’s Church will be held the first and third Sundays of each month, unless otherwise noted, for children in elementary school. On off Sundays, we encourage the older children to stay and participate in our worship service.

 

 HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 9                                                       O Come, O Come, Emanuel

 

SCRIPTURE     Luke 1:5-17, 57-66      New Testament Page 56 in pew Bible

Luke 3: 1-6                   Page 60

 

SERMON                          PREPARE THE WAY                       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. 8             Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

 

* BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

 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

 

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today              11:00 am         Children’s Church

Children’s Christmas Party and Lunch

Parents are invited to stay for lunch.

Christmas Post Office opens*

 

Tuesday           10:00 am         Bible Study

 

Wednesday        7:00 pm         Choir Practice

 

Thursday           5:30 pm         Meet at the church if you wish to carpool to meet the light rail for The Magic of

Christmas

 

Sat.,     Dec.  7 12:00 noon      Van Wyck Christmas Parade**

 

Sun.,   Dec.   8   4:30 pm         “Lighting the Way” – Meet at the

Intersection of Steel Hill and Old Hickory

 

Sat.,    Dec. 14   5:00 pm         We light the candles.

 

Sun.,   Dec. 15   4:00 pm         Meet at the church to go caroling.

6:00 pm         Chili and Soup Supper

 

Mon., Dec. 16  10:00 am         Presbyterian Women meet at Pat

Oglesby’s home.  Bring finger food.

Tues., Dec. 24   5:00 pm         Christmas Eve Service

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Morningside Presbyterian Church in Camden, SC and their 15 members.

 

*Christmas Post Office

There is a box in the Vaughan Room with envelopes for each church family.  Drop your cards in the envelopes and put 10¢ for each in the money envelope.  If you pay by check, make it payable to Van Wyck Presbyterian Women.

 

**Following the parade Santa will greet the children and they may have their pictures made with him.  Parents are to bring their cameras.  Gifts and light refreshments.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:

Finance Report through the week of  11 – 24 -2013:

2013 Budget

$   126,070.00

Needed each week

$       2,425.00

Budget amount received past 47 weeks

$   111,988.83

Ahead / (Behind) budget past 47 weeks

  $    (1,986.17)

 

“GLORY TO GOD” – SKIP LUNCH, BUY A HYMNAL UPDATE

The Session has agreed to purchase the Online Hymnal for “Glory to God”, a web-based electronic edition of the hymnbook designed for pastors and worship planners for the additional cost of $225.00.

Thank You very much for your donations.  They were given as follows:

In Memory of Charles T. Broome given by Betty F. Broome

In Memory of Charles T. Broome given by Tommy & Faith Broome

In Memory of Loyd & Louise Fox given by Tommy & Faith Broome

In Memory of Floyd & Thelma Goodwin given by Tommy & Faith Broome

In Honor of Don & Julia Willingham given by Lance & Julie Cunnane

In Honor of Maria & Daniel Cunnane given by Lance & Julie Cunnane

Donation by Ralph (Sonny) & Garnella Howell

In Memory of Al Williams given by Roy & Rosa Sansbury

In Memory of Robert & Ruth Vaughan given by Richard & Linda Vaughan

In Memory of Dillon Denton given by Don & Julia Willingham

In Memory of Al Williams given by Don & Julia Willingham

In Honor of David Alexander given by Don & Julia Willingham

In Honor of Rev. Randy & Kay McSpadden given by Don & Julia Willingham

Donation  by David and Krista Cook

In Memory of Marvin (Sam) Helms given by his grandchildren Jennifer,Erica, Matthew and Mikey

In Memory of Ronald, Earnest & R. L. Parker, Jr. given by Maggie F. Parker

In Memory of Roy and Doris Howard by Lynne and Jay Jones

In Memory of Julius and Jo Eva Yoder by Lynne and Jay Jones

In Honor of Rev. J. R. McSpadden by Dr and Mrs. C. M. Calcote

In Honor of Dr. William M Johnson by Dr. and Mrs. C. M Calcote

Donation by John and Shirley Cauthen

In Memory of Charlene Dobson by George Dobson

In Memory of Bill & Barbara Bogardus by Gay Watson

Donation by  George Schultz & Gay Watson

Donation by  Claudia Thompson

Donation by  George C. Dobson

Donation by  George Schuetz & Gay Watson

In Memory of Brenda F. Flowers by Giles (Sonny) Fox

In Memory of George & Winnie Fox by Barbara F. Pursley

In Memory of George & Eileen Schuetz by George Schuetz

In Memory of Joseph K. Bath II by Richard & Linda Vaughan & Family

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