February 22, 2015

 

 Van Wyck Presbyterian Church February 22, 2015 First Sunday in Lent     PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                   Ken Cook, Liturgist ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE   QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION CALL TO WORSHIP Leader:              To you, O Lord, we lift our souls, longing for you to come into our lives. People:              Surely, the Lord is our Salvation. Leader:              In you, O Lord, we would trust that goodness, wonder and grace are drawing near. People:              Surely, the Lord is our Hope. Leader:              With you, O Lord, we would walk your paths of righteousness and justice. People:              Surely, the Lord is our Way.   *HYMN No. 829                                          My Faith Looks Up to Thee   *PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison) Endless source of every good and perfect gift, with you is life and the joy of living.  But we forget and search everywhere for gifts that only you can give; thus we fall into sin and despair.  Still you accept us; you even give us the task of leading others to the waters of life.  Forgive us, and make us channels of your grace, through Jesus Christ.  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                                             Pat Oglesby                            A nursery is provided afterwards for children in Kindergarten and younger.

 HEARING GOD’S WORD

  *HYMN No.  167                             Forty Days and Forty Nights  SCRIPTURE                     Luke 4: 1-13 New Testament Page 61in pew Bible SERMON           LENTEN DISCIPLINE                  Rev. Dr. Mark Verdery 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. 39                          Great Is Thy Faithfulness * BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE *Please stand    CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS  Today                              10:00 am     Sunday School 11:00 am     Worship Service Noon to 2:30 pm   Lunch and Congregation Event*   Tuesday              10:00 am      Bible Study   Wednesday          7:00 pm       Choir Practice   Mon, March 16               10:00 am      Presbyterian Women   Thurs.March 19                                   Presbytery Meeting at Clover Presbyterian Church. Laine is our commissioner, Betty is alternate   Tues., March 24     7:00 pm     Session Meeting                                 As we pray today we will be remembering Oakdale Presbyterian Church in Clover, SC and their 234 members. *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. Coming up: On Saturday, April 11, the Presbyterian Women will host the Spring Gathering of the Presbyterian Women of the Presbytery. On Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 pm, we will have our second annual Tea and Basket Sale.       GREETERS AND USHERS:                                        Sam and Laine Ardrey    

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