January 3, 2016

 

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

 January 3, 2016

 

PRELUDE                                                               Janesta Williams, Organist

 

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH              Sherry Evans, Liturgist

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 

QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP   (from Psalm 147 Stephen Fearing)

Leader:              A New Year begins, and with it new opportunities to preach the

gospel.

People:              We give thanks to God for the year past, and look with

              anticipation at what God will bring in the year to come.

Leader:              God has destined us for adoption as God’s children; the season of

Christmas reminds us of that adoption.

People:              We are God’s children, and the Lord is our God!

Leader:              In Christ, we have obtained an inheritance;

People:             We, who have set our hope in Christ, live for the praise of his

              Glory!

All:        Come, let us worship the newborn King!

 

*HYMN No. 475                                     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION:

Leader:  As we continue the season of Christmas, let us confess our sins, our actions, and our inactions, that are contrary to the Kingdom of the newborn King.  Let us pray.

People:              The verbs of Psalm 147 remind us of your actions: you strengthen, bless, grant, fill, send, give, make and declare.

But we confess that our verbs do not always match yours; we argue, fight, lie, steal, oppress, ignore, refuse and silence.

Forgive us Lord, for what we have done to tarnish your Holy name.

Give us courage, merciful God, to make our actions match yours.

Help us to shed our sin and join you in your redemptive work.

This we pray in your good and gracious name, Amen.

                                                                                                                (Stephen Fearing)

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  (Kyrie Eleison)

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen

 

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON  (Unison)

Leader:   The prophet Jeremiah reminds us that our sin does not have the

final word. God will turn our mourning into joy; God will comfort

  1.   God will give us gladness for sorrow.

Friends,   In the name of Jesus the Christ, you and I are forgiven.

All:          In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, Hallelujah, Amen!

 

*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. 150                                                   As with Gladness Men of Old

 

SCRIPTURE     Ephesians 1:3-14 (NRSV)              New Testament Page 192

 

SERMON          SAME JOURNEY: NEW ROADS 

Dorothy J. Killian, M.Div. J.D, Associate Presbyter, Providence Presbytery     

 

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

 

*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

 

THE OFFERING

 

*THE DOXOLOGY NO. 606

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

*HYMN OF RESPONSE No.110                                            Love Has Come

                                                                               

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

 

(Stephen Fearing)

  • Stephen Fearing, M.Div., M.Th. is the Pastor of Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, Shelter Island, New York. Used with permission.

 

 

 

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CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Tues., Jan    5  10:00 am         Bible Study Resumes

 

Wed.   Jan.  6     7:0 pm           Choir Practice

 

Tues., Jan. 11    7:00 pm         Mission Team

 

Mon., Jan 18    10:00 am         Presbyterian Women

 

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

 

FOOD FOR HOPE

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

 

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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