April 12, 2015

 

  Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

April 12, 2015

 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 glory of God; the sky above is testimony to the Creator.

People:              One day tells earth’s story to another, and one night imparts knowledge to the next.

Leader:              God has set a pavilion for the sun, and nothing is hidden from its brilliant light.

People:              Let the words of our mouths, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and Redeemer.

 *HYMN No. 610                                         O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison)

              God of mighty deliverance, we gratefully embrace the redemption you have offered us through Jesus our Savior, who was lifted high on the cross for our sake.  Yet we have dishonored his sacrifice for us; we have not followed his example of loving service, and have spurned his call to honor your life-giving law.  In mercy, forgive us for rejecting his way of life.  Quicken us by your Spirit to take up our cross, that we may walk purposefully and joyously in the ways of life and peace you have set before us, loving you with all our heart and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves.           

  *KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON

Leader:              God’s kingdom has broken into our troubled world through the life,

death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit helps us to

hear and obey His Word.  Believe the Good News:  Through

Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

People:              May we become signs of God’s love, through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

 

*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                   I Know that My Redeemer Lives                           Choir                                   

 

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                        Sherry Evans                          

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

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

*HYMN No. 445                                  God, How Can We Forgive

SCRIPTURE         Matthew 18:15-20   New Testament Page 20 in pew Bible

SERMON                          ANGER AND SPITE                  Dr. Craig 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. 306                         Blest Be the Tie That Binds

* BENEDICTION

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand

 

 

 CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today                10:00 am       Sunday School

11:00 am       Worship Service

Tuesday              10:00 am      Bible Study

Wednesday         7:00 pm       Choir Practice

Mon.   April 20 10:00 am        Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Glenda, Camille is hostess

As we pray today we will be remembering

Ramah Presbyterian Church in York, SC.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING

Last Sunday we received $224.00 for One Great Hour of Sharing.  We will continue to receive donations over the next few weeks.  Thanks.

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                               Jack and Carol Leedy

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