February 15, 2015

 

 Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

February 15, 2015

Transfiguration of the Lord

 PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

 ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:  No matter how far we wander from you, O God,

People:  your steadfast love finds us.

Leader:  No matter how unjust the world seems to us, O God,

People:  your steadfast righteousness sustains us.

Leader:  No matter how vulnerable our lives seem to us, O God,

People:  your steadfast presence gives us hope.

Leader:  No matter how lonely we feel, O God,

People:  you hear our cries and answer our prayers.

All:        Thanks be to God!  Let us worship God!

 

*HYMN No. 11  Source and Sovereign, Rock and Cloud

 *PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison)

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.  We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.  We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name.  Through Christ, our Lord.  Amen

 *KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

*DECLARATION OF PARDON

Leader:   God knows all and forgives all.

Friends, believe the good news of the Bible, in Jesus Christ, we are

forgiven.

People:  Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us 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.

 

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                 Dr. Butler                          

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

 HEARING GOD’S WORD

 *HYMN No.  451                            Open My Eyes, That I May See

 SCRIPTURE            Jeremiah 1:4-10    Old Testament Page 698 in pew Bible

Matthew 3:16-4:11  New Testament Page 3

SERMON                                     VOICES                      Dr. Butler

 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

 

SERVICE OF ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 688       Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

 *Please stand

  

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Today                  11:00 am      Service of Ordination and Installation

5:30 pm    Valentine Party and Pizza Dinner

Monday             10:00 am       Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Vivian, Toug is hostess

Tuesday             10:00 am       Bible Study

Wednesday          7:00 pm       Choir Practice

Next Sunday  Noon – 2:30 pm            Lunch and Congregation Event**

                          

As we pray today we will be remembering

New Cut Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, SC and their 88 members.

PRESBYTERIAN MEN’S CLUB

Please note that the meeting planned for Wednesday night at Craig Denton’s home has been cancelled because of a change in his work schedule.

**WHO DOES THE PASTOR AT VWPC LOOK LIKE?

All members and friends of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church are invited for lunch and to participate in a meeting that will allow each individual to voice which qualities they would like to see in a pastor of Van Wyck Presbyterian Church.  Child care will be provided.

 

OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHY is extended to Jack Leedy and his family.

Jack’s brother passed away last week.

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                        Sam and Laine Ardrey

 

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