December 6, 2015



Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

 December 6, 2015

Second Sunday of Advent



PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist


THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH     Claudia Thompson, Liturgist









LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE              John and Shirley Cauthen


Leader:   Listen to God’s word of Peace.

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts. Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other. (Psalm 85:8-10)

Leader:  Can you hear it? All:        What is it? Leader:  God’s Word is coming. All:        We are listening. We are eager to hear. Leader:  A voice cries out and declares the Promise of Peace. All:        We stand in awe. Leader:  Things are going to even out in the world. All:        All people will embrace each other. Leader:  Today we light the candle of Peace. All:        Our peace comes from God.


*HYMN No. 123                                      It Came Upon the Midnight Clear





              Holy God, you are the One who gives the promise of peace to comfort your people. We confess that we have not extended peace to others. At times we cause conflict and even doubt that peace is possible in our families, community, and world. As we journey through Advent from the darkness to the light of your salvation, open our eyes that we might see your faithfulness all around us. Restore our trust in your goodness. Light the path ahead for us to walk in your ways and work for peace.  Amen


Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen



Leader:   Friends, we hold confidence that if we repent then God is sure to                   forgive us of our sins.

People:  The One who began a good work within us will bring it to

              completion. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.



*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                             One Star                                            Adult Choir


MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                                           Sherry Evans                     

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




HYMN No. 838                                                         Standing on the Promises




SCRIPTURE       Luke 1:67-79     New Testament Page 58 in pew Bible


SERMON           A SONG OF PEACE                      Rev. Carson Overstreet





*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH      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



OFFERTORY                    How Will We Know Him                      Adult Choir






*HYMN OF RESPONSE No.88                        O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  

                                                                                                     (verses 1, 5-7)





*Please stand.







NOTE:  Advent wreath liturgy written by Rev. Martha Spong





Van Wyck

   Presbyterian Church

Established 1884






Rev. Mrs. Carson M. Overstreet, Pastor

5140 Old Hickory Road, Lancaster, S.C. 29720

Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 68, Van Wyck, S. C. 29744

Office:  (803) 285-1895



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Sunday School 10:00 AM                         Worship Service 11:00 AM




Tues., Dec.  8       7:00 pm      Mission Team in the Vaughan Room


Wed., Dec.  9      7:00 pm        Choir Practice


Sat.,   Dec. 12  10:15-11:45 am           Children’s Party for 5th graders and under

sponsored by the CE Committee

12:00 noon     Van Wyck Christmas Parade* followed by

visits with Santa at the community building


Sun.,  Dec. 13      4:30 pm       “Lighting the Way”


Mon., Dec. 14     11:00 am      Presbyterian Women meet at Annette

Denton’s Home.  All take food.

Lesson by Pat


Tues.,Dec. 15      11:00 am     Bible Study Group meets at Icy McMinn’s

home for brunch


Sat.,   Dec. 19  4:30-5:00 pm   VWPC lights the candles on the main street


Sun.,  Dec. 20       3:00 pm      Meet at the church to go caroling

5:00 pm      Chili and Soup Supper followed by the

Children’s Christmas Pageant


Thurs.,Dec. 24      5:00 pm      Christmas Eve Service



As we pray today we will be remembering

Faith Presbyterian Church in Indian Land, SC and their 103 members.



*Meet Claudia at 11:30 am where the parade begins near the post office to walk together up the street carrying the Van Wyck Presbyterian Church banner.




Today following the worship service we will have a drawing for the exquisite quilt donated by Wilma Belk and made by her mother. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

See Betty Broome today before the worship service to purchase tickets. All the money goes to our Building Fund.

Special thanks to Wilma for this special donation.





The Church Christmas Card Post Office is located in the Vaughan Room.   There are three plastic containers with hanging files for each family.    The cost is 10 cents per card.   The money received from using the post office will go to mission projects of the Van Wyck Presbyterian Women.  Please check your file each Sunday and get your cards.   Thank you. Claudia



Finance Report through the week of  11-29-2015:

2015 Budget $   118,570.00
Needed each week $       2,280.00
Budget amount needed at 48 weeks $    109,440.00
Budget amount received past 48 weeks $     106,231.08
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 48 weeks $        (3,208.92)



GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Jeff and RoseMary Bean






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