May 10, 2015

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church May 10, 2015 Mother’s Day PRELUDE Janesta Williams, Organist THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: We will praise the Lord at all times. People: God’s praise shall continually be in our mouths. Leader: Our souls will boast only in the Lord. People: Let us invite others to magnify the Lord with us. All: And let us exalt God’s name together. *HYMN No. 761 Called as Partners in Christ’s Service *PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison) Have mercy upon us; O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercies, blot out our transgressions. Wash us thoroughly from our iniquity, and cleanse us from our sin, for we know our transgressions, and our sin is ever before us. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within us. Cast us not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from us. Restore to us the joy of your salvation, and uphold us with a willing spirit. *SILENT PRAYERS OF CONFESSION *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE: (KYRIE ELEISON) Lord, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Amen. *ASSURANCE OF PARDON Leader: With everlasting love I will have compassion on you, says the Lord, your Redeemer. I blot out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Return to me, for I have redeemed you. Friends, believe the good news: in Jesus Christ we are forgiven. People: Thanks be to God. *RESPONSE TO GOD’S GRACE (Hymn No. 468, vs. 1&3) In my life, Lord, be glorified; be glorified. In my life, Lord, be glorified today. In your church, Lord, be glorified; be glorified. In your church, Lord, be glorified today. ANTHEM Feed My Lambs Choir MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN Sherry Evans A nursery is provided afterwards for children in Kindergarten and younger. HEARING GOD’S WORD *HYMN No. 693 Though I May Speak SCRIPTURE Philippians 1:1-6 New Testament Page 196 in pew Bible 1 Thessalonians 3:6-7 New Testament Page 204 SERMON MEMORIES 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. 716 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending * BENEDICTION CONGREGATIONAL MEETING 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: Sunday School – 10:00 AM Worship Service 11:00 CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Today 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service Receive Mother’s Day Offering Congregational Meeting Wednesday 7:00 pm Choir Practice Mon. May 18 10:00 am Presbyterian Women Lesson by Annette, Eloise is hostess Sun., May 24 11:00 am Recognition of Graduates Tues., May 26 7:00 pm Session Meeting Sun. May 31 2:30 pm Presbytery Meeting at Gateway Conference Center, Chester Laine is our commissioner, Betty is alternate As we pray today we will be remembering Tirzah Presbyterian Church in Waxhaw, NC, and their 66 members. CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TODAY to hear the report of the Nominating Committee for an elder-elect to to serve the remaining year of the term of an elder Jeannie Jamieson who has resigned. Nominations may be made from the floor, also. THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP will not meet this week. The next meeting will be on May 19. On May 26 a new study will begin on I Corinthians. See Laine to get your book. She has extras in case you’d like to join the study. HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY On behalf of the Worship Committee we wish all our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. A donation will be made in your honor to the SC Presbyterian Homes. Enjoy your day and may God bless each of you. MOTHER’S DAY OFFERING Since 1958, Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina have provided quality services and care for older adults throughout our state. The five retirement communities are located in Clinton, Columbia, Florence, Easley and Summerville. We will be taking up a special offering today to benefit PCSC. Please help us “carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” – Galatians 6:2. ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING Our final total for this year was $533.00. Thanks everyone. Linda has already mailed a check to the Presbytery. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have donated so much toothpaste and so many toothbrushes! We are overwhelmed by your generosity! Thank you for helping your dental clinic mission team to improve dental health among the people of this Honduran Village. Please cover us in prayer in mid-May as we utilize your gifts and our own to help people with such desperate need. beans) Canned pasta Dried beans Jiffy Mix Shelf stable milk GREETERS AND USHERS: Richard and Linda Vaughan

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