March 15, 2015

 

 Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

March 15, 2015

Fourth Sunday in Lent

 PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist

 THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:              In the morning, O Lord, you hear our prayers.

People:  In the light of this day we praise your name.

Leader:              Through the abundance of your steadfast love you have gathered us into your house.

People:              In the holiness of your presence, we bow down to worship and adore you.

 *HYMN No. 410                                      God Is Calling through the Whisper

 *PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison)

God of grace and God of glory, we want glory for ourselves.  We want to be strong and independent.  We daydream about doing great things.  We forget that we depend on you for everything:  for the very air we breathe; for your strength that holds us together; for life in the community you create in Christ; for the forgiveness that makes new life possible.  In your mercy, bind us together and send us out to proclaim the good news of Your Kingdom.  Amen.

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:    The true light of God that gives light to everyone was coming into

the world!  And to all who received him, who believed in his name,

he gave the right to become children of God.

People:     Thanks be to God!

                   Friends, in the name of Jesus Christ we are forgiven. 

                   Let us rejoice.

*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                     Because He Lives                                      Adult Choir

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                      Sherry Evans                           

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

HEARING GOD’S WORD

 *HYMN No. 462                                                           I Love to Tell the Story

 SCRIPTURE    Acts 1:1-8                   New Testament Page 118 in pew Bible

Mark 6:7-13               New Testament Page 40

SERMON                                  WITNESS                                       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

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No. 295                                         Go to the World!

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

 *Please stand

 

 CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Tomorrow            10:00 am     Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Laine, Lynne is hostess

Tuesday              10:00 am      Bible Study

Wednesday          7:00 pm       Choir Practice

Thurs.March 19              10:00 am      Presbytery Meeting at Clover Presbyterian Church. Laine is our commissioner, Betty is alternate

Sat.,    March 21     9:00 am     Clean Up Day – Outside and Inside

Tues., March 24     7:00 pm     Session Meeting

Sat.,      April 11     9:00 am     Presbyterian Women Spring Gathering*

*Our Presbyterian Women will host this event for the all the Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery.  All the ladies in our church are invited to attend.  The speaker will be Barbara Lunow, a missionary in Papua, Indonesia for over 35 years.  Lunch is $7.00.  RSVP to poglesby@comporium.net.

                      

As we pray today we will be remembering

Pleasant Grove Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC.

 

“HOPE in Lancaster, Inc. would like to thank the Van Wyck Presbyterian Church for your generous contribution of food on February 19, April 4 and November 3, 2014. The total amount of donations was 382 pounds.”

 

BULLETINS

For those of you who own or have access to a computer, the bulletin will no longer be mailed to you.  Please refer to the Van Wyck Presbyterian Church webside:  vanwyckpc.com.  The weekly bulletin is posted under NEWS.

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church also has a FACEBOOK page.  Please join us on Facebook.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                     Toug Brunson and Linda Vaughan

 

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COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT:  The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Party will take place on Saturday, March 28 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the community building.  Children are to bring a basket.  Eggs, etc. will be provided.   In case of rain it will be held on Saturday, April 4.

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