May 3, 2015

 

  Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

May 3, 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. 321                                               The Church’s One Foundation

 

*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. 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.

                                

MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                           Sherry Evans                           

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

 

HEARING GOD’S WORD

 

*HYMN No. 850                                           In a Deep, Unbounded Darkness

 

SCRIPTURE            Numbers 21:4-9   Old Testament Page 139 in pew Bible

John 3:14-21        New Testament Page 94

 

SERMON                                    SIGNS                                 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. 774                     There Is Now a New Creation

 

* 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

 

Next Sunday     11:00 am       Congregational Meeting

 

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

St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Chester, SC, and their 26 members.

 

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING NEXT SUNDAY

to hear the report of the Nominating Committee for an elder-elect to

to serve the remaining one year of the term of an elder Jeannie Jamieson who has resigned.  Nominations may be made from the floor, also.

 

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 on Mother’s Day, May 10th, 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.

 

 

 

Finance Report through the week of  4-27-2015:

2015 Budget $   118,570.00
Needed each week $       2,280.00
Budget amount needed at 17 weeks $     38,760.00
Budget amount received past 17 weeks $     32,275.41
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 17 weeks ($6,484.59)

 

 

 

 

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:                     Richard and Linda Vaughan

 

 

 

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COMMUNITY ANNOUCEMENT:

Tues., May 5     7:00 pm  Crime Watch

7:30 pm  Community Development Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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