September 21st Bulletin

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

September 21, 2014

 

PRELUDE                                                                   Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 

QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: You are welcome in this place, where God meets us in love.
People: Why are we here? We are here to love God with all that we have

              and all that we are.
Leader: You are welcome in this place, where God loves us as children.
People: Why are we here? We are here to love ourselves as deeply as God

loves us.

Leader: Welcome to this place, where God offers love and grace in every

moment of time.
People: Why are we here? We are here to be sent forth to love others as

             deeply as we love God and ourselves

 

*HYMN No. 2                                                          Come, Thou Almighty King

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: The world teaches us many ways to love, but all are based on selfish

desires and needs. God teaches us how to love: completely, uniquely,

unconditionally. Let us confess our difficulty in loving as God teaches

us, as we pray, saying:

People: We are hesitant to confess, Holy God, how hard it is to love as you

             wish. It is easy to love you with all that we are, except when you

             ask us to love our neighbor with all that we have. We find it hard

             to love our neighbor, when it is linked to the way we love ourselves.

             And it is difficult to love anyone – even You – more than we love

             ourselves.
               Forgive us, Love Eternal. As you took a risk in creating us, help us

               to take risks to love others compassionately, to love ourselves

             genuinely, and to love you as completely as you love us in Jesus

             Christ, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

 

*KYRIE ELEISON

         Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                        

          Christ, have mercy upon us.                                                        

            Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: In God’s Kingdom, all are loved for who they are, not what they do;

In God’s Kingdom, all are forgiven for what they do, and don’t do;
In God’s Kingdom, all are welcomed and fed by God’s grace and hope.
People: Forgiven, loved, sent forth – we are not far from God’s Kingdom!

             Thanks be to God. Amen.

                                                                                

*GLORIA PATRI No. 579

 

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                                Pat Oglesby

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

 

*HYMN No. 623                                                         I’ve Got Peace like a River

 

SCRIPTURE

 

SERMON                                                                              Kimberly Sowell

 

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 THANKSGIVING

*HYMN OF RESPONSE NO. 720                                               Jesus Calls Us

*BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please Stand

 

Welcome

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

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Today       after Worship           Stewardship Committee

 

Mon.-Wed., Sept. 22-24                        Ladies “Garden Getaway” at Montreat

 

Sun.,   Sept. 28 after worship   Brief Called Session Meeting

 

Wed., Oct. 1    7:00 pm            Choir Practice

 

Sun.,   Oct. 5   11:00 am                       World Communion Sunday

 

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Community Presbyterian Church in Fort Lawn, SC and their 20 members.

 

 

Today we welcome Kimberly Sowell to our pulpit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREETERS AND USHERS                 George Dobson and George Williams

 

 

 

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

 

This entry was posted in News. Bookmark the permalink. Comments are closed, but you can leave a trackback: Trackback URL.