February 28, 2016

 Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

 February 28, 2016

Third Sunday of Lent

 

PRELUDE                                                      Janesta Williams, Organist

THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE CHURCH                 Ken Cook, Liturgist

 

ENTERING GOD’S HOUSE

 

QUIET MOMENT OF PREPARATION

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader:            Everyone who thirsts:

People:            Come to the waters, seek the Lord, repent and return so that we  may live.

Leader:            All who are hungry for righteousness:

People:            Come to the waters, seek the Lord, repent and return so that we  may live.

Leader:            All who need the help of God:

People:            Come to the waters, seek the Lord, repent and return so that we  may live.

Leader:            Come to the waters and worship the living God.

 

*HYMN No. 65                                           Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: The Scriptures call us to turn from sinful ways and return to God,     who offers mercy and pardon. Trusting in that mercy, let us call            upon God who is near.

People: Holy God, we confess that we have grown complacent in our        response to you. You set before us a rich feast of blessing, but         we are drawn to lesser things that cannot satisfy. You call us to    attend to urgent needs of the world, but we indulge our own  desires. Our ways are not your ways; our thoughts do not                          ascend your thoughts. Forgive us when we fall short of your         claim upon our lives. Disturb our complacency and quicken our             desire for a more fruitful life. Be patient, we pray, as we amend    who we are, in hope of becoming who you intend us to be.  We         ask this in the name of our Savior, your Son, Jesus Christ.                         Amen.

 

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE (Kyrie Eleison)

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.  Amen

*ASSURANCE OF PARDON                                                                         Leader: God’s love is sure and steadfast, always providing a way out, a way       through, a way back to God.                                                        People: Through the waters of baptism, we have died with Christ and          are raised with him. With gratitude, in faith, we will walk the           way of Christ.

*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. 722                                       Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak

 

SCRIPTURE     Isaiah 55:1-9      Old Testament Pages 685-686 in pew Bible

Luke 13:1-9       New Testament Page 76

 

SERMON         REFOCUS                                         Rev. Carson Overstreet    

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

 

RECEIVING NEW MEMBERS

 

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (Unison)                           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.739                     O for a Closer Walk with God

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*POSTLUDE

*Please stand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today              10:40 am       Called Session Meeting

after worship     New Member Reception in Vaughan Room

 

Mon.,   Feb. 29    10:30 am     Worship Committee

7:00 pm       Mission Team

 

Tues.,   March 1  10:00 am      Bible Study

 

Wed.,   March 2              7:00 pm       Choir Practice

 

Sat.,     March 12  9:00 am       Workday at the Church

 

Mon., March 14 10:00 am      Presbyterian Women

 

Wed., March 16 11:00 am      Strengthening Committee

 

Thurs.,March 17 10:00 am      Presbytery Meeting at Unity Presbyterian

Church in Fort Mill

 

Tues.   March 22   7:00 pm      Session Meeting

 

Thurs.,March 24   7:00 pm      Maundy Thursday Service

 

Sun.,   March 27   9:30 am      Easter Breakfast

11:00 am      Worship Service (No Sunday School)

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Messiah Presbyterian Church in Liberty Hill, SC and their 10 members.

 

 

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION:

We welcome our newest members: Sherry Evans transfers her letter of membership from First Presbyterian Church (Myrtle Beach, SC); Doug and Devon Overstreet transfer letters of membership from First Presbyterian Church (Tupelo, MS). Please welcome them during the reception in the Vaughan Room following the worship service.

 

RECENT MEMORIAL:

A memorial was received for Alex Sims given by Jim & Jane Massey.

 

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Paul and Di Kourkoubes

 

CALENDAR AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

Today              10:40 am       Called Session Meeting

after worship     New Member Reception in Vaughan Room

 

Mon.,   Feb. 29    10:30 am     Worship Committee

7:00 pm       Mission Team

 

Tues.,   March 1  10:00 am      Bible Study

 

Wed.,   March 2              7:00 pm       Choir Practice

 

Sat.,     March 12  9:00 am       Workday at the Church

 

Mon.,  March 14 10:00 am      Presbyterian Women

 

Wed., March 16 11:00 am      Strengthening Committee

 

Thurs.,March 17 10:00 am      Presbytery Meeting at Unity Presbyterian

Church in Fort Mill

 

Tues.   March 22   7:00 pm      Session Meeting

 

Thurs.,March 24   7:00 pm      Maundy Thursday Service

 

Sun.,   March 27   9:30 am      Easter Breakfast

11:00 am      Worship Service (No Sunday School)

 

As we pray today we will be remembering

Messiah Presbyterian Church in Liberty Hill, SC and their 10 members.

 

 

NEW MEMBER RECEPTION:

We welcome our newest members: Sherry Evans transfers her letter of membership from First Presbyterian Church (Myrtle Beach, SC); Doug and Devon Overstreet transfer letters of membership from First Presbyterian Church (Tupelo, MS). Please welcome them during the reception in the Vaughan Room following the worship service.

 

RECENT MEMORIAL:

A memorial was received for Alex Sims given by Jim & Jane Massey.

 

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Paul and Di Kourkoubes

 

 

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