April 26, 2015

 

  Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

April 26, 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 God of glory and grace welcomes you here.

People:              What are humans that God notices us?

Leader:              The God of faith and hope trusts in you.

People:              How can God’s image exist in us?

Leader:              The God of love and life honors you now.

People:              We come to glorify God.

Leader:              Let us praise this great God who loves us so.

People:              We will praise God with our very lives.

 

*HYMN No. 321                                               The Church’s One Foundation

 

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION  (Unison)

Almighty Deliverer and Guardian – You have always been good to those who trust in you.  Yet when faced with distress, we have lost confidence in your goodness; we have complained and questioned, rather than keeping our hope steadfast.  In seasons of uncertainty and struggle, we have broken faith with you, as well as with those who are near to us.

             In mercy, forgive our lack of faith.  Renew in us the Spirit of devotion, that we may steadfastly trust in your abiding love, keeping faith and hope in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, for the sake of the one who loved us to the end, Jesus of Nazareth, our Savior and Lord.

 

*KYRIE ELEISON

Lord, have mercy upon us.                                                                                                 Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen.

 

 

*DECLARATION OF PARDON

Leader:              If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.  If we confess our

sins, God who is faithful and just, will forgive our sins and cleanse

us from all unrighteousness.  Almighty God has given his Son to die

for us and, for His sake, forgives us all our sins. Friends, believe the

Good News of the Bible, through Jesus Christ your sins are

forgiven.

People:  Because we have been forgiven, 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                                           Sherry Evans                           

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

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

 

*HYMN No. 316                                             When Charity and Love Prevail

 

SCRIPTURE           Luke 6:27-38  New Testament Pages 64-65 in pew Bible

 

SERMON                                 ENEMIES                              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

 

OFFERTORY                Theme from Finlandia                   Rob Johns, Pianist

 

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 606

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No.438                           Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me

 

* BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Van Wyck

Presbyterian Church

Established 1884

 

 

 

 

                                                  

Dr. Craig C. Butler

 

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:

Today                10:00 am       Sunday School

11:00 am       Worship Service

 

Tuesday             10:00 am       Bible Study

 

Wednesday         7:00 pm       Choir Practice

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Rock Hill First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC.

 

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING:

To date we have received $513.00. Thank you!

 

BUILDING FUND MEMORIALS:

In Memory of Julia M. Alexander

In Memory of Stan Johns (Rob’s brother)

Given by Richard & Linda Vaughan

WE CAN HELP:                                                                                   In May mission volunteers from Providence Presbytery will travel to Honduras on a Dental Mission.  They need our donations of adult and child-size toothbrushes and small travel size tubes of toothpaste.  Please work with your children and families to gather these donations.  If you will bring them to church in the next two Sundays I will be responsible for getting them to the Presbytery Office by May 1.  The new Dollar store in Indian Land has some good deals on these and other stores have them, also.  Thank you for supporting our Central American Travelers.  If you have children in your family this is a good project to talk to them about mission work.

FOOD FOR HOPE                                                                                   May is one of the months we are to provide food for HOPE.

Needs include:

Canned meats                         Canned potatoes

Jelly                                         Canned tomatoes

Canned fruit                            Canned beans (no green beans)

Canned pasta                          Dried beans

Jiffy Mix                                 Shelf stable milk

 

GREETERS AND USHERS                                 Jack and Carol Leedy

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