April 20th Bulletin (Easter)

 

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

April 20, 2014

Easter

 

 

PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist

 

CHORAL CALL TO WORSHIP                                                             Choir

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

               

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE  

 

 

QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Leader:   The tomb, death's stone-cold womb, could not contain him, God's

                  offspring, life's child.
People:   The tomb, Easter's empty surprise, brimmed full of meaning as 

               death itself passes away.
Leader:   The women, Easter's unlikely reporters, told of a gaping void within

   the gravestone that filled their emptiness with joy.
People:   The women, discoverers afraid and amazed, proclaimed,
                 "He is Risen!" and were told by slow believers to hush their idle

   chatter.
Leader:   The event, God's Son-rise, enlightened a dark earth as Jesus’ return

                  brought dawn to a new day.
People:   The event, impossibility made possible, dazzles our eyes yet

clears our vision.  We see the empty cross, the tomb, and we

toss back our heads and laugh for joy.  

We gather to worship the God who gives us Easter.

 

                                                                       

*HYMN No. 232                                                   Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

 

FLOWERING OF THE CROSS

 

 

 

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
 
  Mighty God: by your power is Christ raised from death to rule 
this world with love.  We confess that we have not believed in him, but fall into doubt and fear.  Gladness has no home in our hearts, and gratitude is slight.  Forgive our dread of dying, our hopelessness, and set us free for joy in the victory of Jesus Christ,who was dead but lives.  Mighty God: You raised up Jesus from death to life.  Give us such trust in your power that, all our days we may be glad, looking to that perfect day when we celebrate your victory with Christ the Lord, to whom be praise and glory.  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. 288)

             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.

 

ANTHEM                          A Crown of Thorns                               Adult Choir

 

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                             Dr. Johnson

A nursery is provided each Sunday following the Children’s Time for children in Kindergarten and younger

 

 

 HEARING GOD’S WORD

 

*HYMN No. 236                                                                    The Strife Is O’er

 

 

SCRIPTURE    John 20:1-18      New Testament Pages 114-115 in pew Bible

                  

                        

SERMON        AT THE BREAK OF DAWN                             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                              Alleluia!                                               Choir

 

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 606

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 238                                       Thine Is the Glory

 

* 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

 

Welcome

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

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tues.,   Apr. 22    7:00 pm        Session Meeting

 

Friday., Apr. 25    9:00 am        Meet at the church to carpool to the

                                                Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival in

                                                Florence.  For info see Paul and Di.

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC and their 1,229 members.

The Presbyterian Women of our church would like to ask that you donate old

prescription eye glasses for health clinics to be conducted by the Central

American Travel mission team from Providence Presbytery who will be going to Guatemala and Honduras in June.  They will conduct medical clinics in remotely located areas.  You may place the glasses in the box located in the vestibule. Both children and adult eye glasses are needed.  The last day for collection will be May 18th.  Thank you.  

Dear Van Wyck Presbyterian Church,

            Thanks to all the church family for making Dad’s service so special and for all you have done over many years to care for him.  His church family meant a lot to him.  Everyone was so good to him and he talked about everyone a lot.

            It was very special to have the service here.  Not only was it very beautiful but it was a great comfort to all of us to be home. 

            Thank You, Betsy

 

RECENT MEMORIALS:

In Memory of S. David Alexander, Sr. given by

Jean Elizabeth (Betsy) Alexander

Buncombe County Health Department Staff

            Tommy Broome

            Roy and Rosa Sansbury

In Memory of Dr. C. M. “Mack” Calcote given by

            Roy and Rosa Sansbury

In Memory of Cecil Lee given by

            Tommy Broome

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Paul and Di Kourkoubes

Welcome

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

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tues.,   Apr. 22    7:00 pm        Session Meeting

 

Friday., Apr. 25    9:00 am        Meet at the church to carpool to the

                                                Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festival in

                                                Florence.  For info see Paul and Di.

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Unity Presbyterian Church in Fort Mill, SC and their 1,229 members.

The Presbyterian Women of our church would like to ask that you donate old

prescription eye glasses for health clinics to be conducted by the Central

American Travel mission team from Providence Presbytery who will be going to Guatemala and Honduras in June.  They will conduct medical clinics in remotely located areas.  You may place the glasses in the box located in the vestibule. Both children and adult eye glasses are needed.  The last day for collection will be May 18th.  Thank you.  

Dear Van Wyck Presbyterian Church,

            Thanks to all the church family for making Dad’s service so special and for all you have done over many years to care for him.  His church family meant a lot to him.  Everyone was so good to him and he talked about everyone a lot.

            It was very special to have the service here.  Not only was it very beautiful but it was a great comfort to all of us to be home. 

            Thank You, Betsy

 

RECENT MEMORIALS:

In Memory of S. David Alexander, Sr. given by

Jean Elizabeth (Betsy) Alexander

Buncombe County Health Department Staff

            Tommy Broome

            Roy and Rosa Sansbury

In Memory of Dr. C. M. “Mack” Calcote given by

            Roy and Rosa Sansbury

In Memory of Cecil Lee given by

            Tommy Broome

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Paul and Di Kourkoubes

 

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