January 17, 2016

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

 January 17, 2016


PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist


THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH          Shirley Cauthen, Liturgist






CALL TO WORSHIP                                                    Psalm 36:5-9 Adapted

Leader:   Your steadfast love extends to the heavens, O Lord.

People:   God’s righteousness is like the mighty mountains and God’s           faithfulness to the skies.

Leader:   How precious is God’s steadfast love.

People:   All people take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings.

Leader:   With God there is the fountain of life; in God’s light we see true        abundance in life and light.


HYMN No. 687                                             Our God, Our Help in Ages Past



Leader:   The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Let us      confess our spiritual wounds to God and to one another and wait              for God’s gracious response.

People:   Loving Lord, we humbly confess the brokenness we carry. We       have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our               neighbor as ourselves. In your great compassion, cleanse our         spiritual wounds. Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew             a right spirit within us. Restore us to the joy of your salvation            and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. Amen.



Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen



Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Jesus Christ     came into the world to save sinners.

People:  Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we          might be dead to sin and alive to all that is good. In Jesus Christ            we are redeemed and 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.


MOMENT WITH THE CHILDREN                           Rev. Carson Overstreet                     

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





HYMN No. 792                                                        There Is a Balm in Gilead


SCRIPTURE     Mark 5:25-34        New Testament Pages 39-40 in pew Bible



                                           GRACE IN HEALING

Rev. Carson Overstreet     




*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH   (Unison)       A Brief Statement of Faith, 10.2

We trust in Jesus Christ,

            fully human, fully God.

     Jesus proclaimed the reign of God:

            preaching good news to the poor

                 and release to the captives,

           teaching by word and deed

                 and blessing the children,

            healing the sick

                 and binding up the brokenhearted,

            eating with outcasts,

            forgiving sinners,

            and calling all to repent and believe the gospel.

     Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition,

     Jesus was crucified,

            suffering the depths of human pain

            and giving his life for the sins of the world.

     God raised this Jesus from the dead,

            vindicating his sinless life,

            breaking the power of sin and evil,

            delivering us from death to life eternal.

                                                                                                  PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER






*HYMN OF RESPONSE No.450                                             Be Thou My Vision




*Please stand.




“Glimpses of Grace”


Today is the second of a 5 week sermon series on “Glimpses of Grace.” Each week we will look into a gospel story of healing and search for glimpses of God’s grace in our time of need. In response to the sermons we will also affirm our faith using “A Brief Statement of Faith,” from The Book of Confessions to claim God’s truth through each movement of the series.


The sermon series concludes Sunday February 7 with a Prayer of Intercession for Healing and Wholeness where all will be invited to come forward to receive a blessing and to be anointed with a mark of the cross with oil.


Let us begin this New Year searching for glimpses of God’s grace among us.


January 10 –Glimpses of Grace in Grief: John 11: 28-35


January 17 – Glimpses of Grace in Healing: Mark 5: 25-34


January 24 –Glimpses of Grace in Forgiveness: Luke 15: 11-32


January 31 – Glimpses of Grace in Worry: Matthew 6: 25-34


February 7 – Glimpses of Grace in Anointing: John 12: 1-8


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

Email: vwpcpastor@comporium.net

Website:  www.vanwyckpc.com

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Sunday School 10:00 AM                         Worship Service 11:00







Mon., Jan 18    10:00 am         Presbyterian Women

Vivian is hostess, Lesson by Carson

11:30 am         Christian Education Committee

6:30 pm         Elder Training


Tues., Jan   19 10:00 am         Bible Study

following Bible Study        Strengthening Committee

7:00 pm         Mission Team


Wed.   Jan. 20    7:00 pm         Choir Practice


Tues., Jan. 26    7:00 pm         Session Meeting


Sun.,   Jan. 31  11:00 am         Ordination and Installation Service*

4:00 pm         Youth 4 Worship (Bethelwoods)**




Join us Sunday, January 31, as we plan to ordain and install our Elder Class of 2018: Julia Willingham, Charles Moss (ordained), and Roy Sansbury (ordained). We are grateful for the faithful service of our Elder Class of 2015 who is rolling off session. Many thanks to Craig Denton, Julie Graham, and Glenda Manus. Please be in prayer for the spiritual leaders of our church.




The Youth will meet at the church at 3:15 pm to carpool to Bethelwoods for an afternoon for games, dinner, and worship with youth from Providence Presbytery.  Rev. Carson Overstreet will be leading the youth worship.  The program is from 4pm-7:15pm.




January is one of our months to provide food for HOPE.  Needs include:

Canned potatoes, Canned tomatoes, Canned meats, Canned vegetables, Cereal, Jelly, Dry beans, Pork and beans, Plastic grocery bags




GREETERS AND USHERS:                                        Sam and Laine Ardrey










































Glimpses of Grace in Healing

Psalm 23: 1-3 The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me besides still waters, he restores my soul.


Psalm 40: 1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth,  a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.


Psalm 62: 1-2, 8 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will never be shaken. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.


Psalm 103:3 [Bless the Lord, O my soul] who forgives all your iniquity and heals all your diseases.


Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.


Exodus 15:26 I am the Lord who heals you.


Isaiah 52: 12b For the Lord will go before you, and the God of Israel will be your rear guard.


Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.


Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the Lord shall be your rearguard.


Isaiah 57:19 Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them.


Lamentations 3: 21-24 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’


Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a warrior who gives victory; he will rejoice over you with gladness, he will renew you in his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.


John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be made well?’


Hebrews 10: 23 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful.


Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.


Romans 12: 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.


2 Corinthians 4: 8-10 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our bodies.


2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.


Philippians 4: 8-9 Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.


2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways.


1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.


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