December 28th Bulletin

 

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

December 28, 2014

First Sunday after Christmas

 

 

PRELUDE                                                         Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 

QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

 

Leader:  The heavens declare the righteousness of God
People:   The earth declares God’s Beauty.
Leader:  From the rising of the sun to its setting
People:   God’s word shines forth in glory.

Leader:     Give praise to the Holy One.

People:    Praise the Lord, mighty in glory!

All:           Praise the Lord!

 

*HYMN No. 143                                         Angels, from the Realms of Glory

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)                  Heavenly Father who came to rule the world with truth and grace, we confess that we have gone astray each in our own way. The paths we have chosen have led us into the wilderness where thorns of selfishness and intolerance abound. We want to do what is right and is pleasing in your sight, but we always seem to miss the mark and cause harm to our relationship with you and with our neighbors. Forgive us, Lord who sent the one who can make a path out of the wilderness, a highway to our God, namely Jesus Christ. Prepare our hearts to receive him so that his blessings might flow, “far as the curse in found”. We make our prayer in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen  *KYRIE ELEISON

         Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen.

 

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader: God’s peace be with you.
People:   Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one

               another.

*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         The Joy of Christmas                                        Adult Choir  

 

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                           Pat Oglesby                           

A nursery is provided afterwards for children in Kindergarten and younger.

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

 

*HYMN No. 145                                                                 What Child Is This

 

SCRIPTURE       Psalm 148          Old Testament Pages 582-3 in pew Bible

Galatians 4:4-7                            New Testament Page 189

 

SERMON                    LET ALL THE UNIVERSE PRAISE THE LORD

Rev. Dr. William O. Nisbet, Jr.

 

 

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. 606

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 134                                       Joy to the World

 

* BENEDICTION

 

* POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Wyck

Presbyterian Church

Established 1884

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

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

 

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

Tues., Jan.   6   10:00 am        Bible Study

Out to Lunch afterwards

 

Wed., Jan.   7      7:00 pm         Choir Practice

 

Tues.,Jan. 19   10:00 am          Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Carol Johns,

Janesta is hostess

 

Tues., Jan. 27   7:00 pm          Session Meeting

 

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Lancaster First Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, SC and their 124 members.

 

 

TODAY WE WELCOME TO OUR PULPIT

Reverend Dr. William O. Nisbet, Jr.

“Bill”, son of Oliver and Ida Nisbet, grew up in this church.   He is Assistant Pastor of Roswell Presbyterian Church in Roswell, Georgia.

 

 

THANK YOU to all the participants, musicians and helpers of our Christmas Eve pageant, “The Birth of Jesus.” We all had fun in putting together this program that celebrated the true meaning of the Christmas season. As the children excitedly exclaimed, “God with us.”

 

 

RECENT MEMORIALS

The following memorials for the building fund have been received for Dr. William M. Johnson:

Given by John & Shirley Cauthen

Given by Claudia Thompson

Given by Don & Julia Willingham

Given by Dr. & Mrs. William O. Nisbet, Jr.

 

 

 

GREETERS AND USHERS                                    Jeff and Rose Mary Bean

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