March 6, 2016

 

Van Wyck Presbyterian Church

 March 6, 2016

Fourth 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:            Out of God’s fullness we have all received grace upon grace.

People:             God is our eternal hope.

Leader:  God is patient and full of mercy.

People:  God is generous to all who call upon God’s name.

Leader:  Let us worship God!

 

*HYMN No. 436                                                               God of Compassion

 

*PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Leader: Trusting the grace promised to us in Jesus Christ, let us confess our  sins before God and one another and wait for God’s gracious                       response.

People: Merciful God, we confess we have strayed from your ways. Like              the Prodigal Son, we have wasted our inheritance. You gave us              the earth for our home, but we squander earth’s resources and     hoard its bounty. You gave us the gift of living in relationship         with you and one another yet we build walls of resentment and            hold grudges. You gave us the commandments that lead to                      human flourishing, but we break your law and forsake your            love. Forgive us our sin and bring us to repentance. Draw our         wandering hearts back to you that we may find freedom in                       obedience to your love. Through Christ our Lord we pray.               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: As a parent welcomes home a wayward child, so God embraces all    who return in true repentance.                                                   People: In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God.

 

*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. 418                                       Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

 

SCRIPTURE     Psalm 32:1-11   Old Testament Pages 506-507 in pew Bible

Luke 15:1-3, 11-32       New Testament Pages 78-79

 

SERMON         FORGIVE                                         Rev. Carson Overstreet    

 

 

RESPONDING TO GOD’S WORD

 

*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.434                                  Restore In Us, O 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:

 

Tues.,   March 8  10:00 am      Bible Study

 

Wed.,   March 9   7:00 pm       Choir Practice

 

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

 

Mon., March 14 10:00 am      Presbyterian Women

Lesson by Glenda, Janesta is Hostess

7:00 pm     Mission Team

 

Wed., March 16 11:00 am      Strengthening Committee

 

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

Church in Fort Mill, Laine is our                                                          commissioner, Claudia is alternate

 

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)

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Rev. Carson will be away on study leave Monday March 7 – Wednesday March 9.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS!

A total of $850.00 has been received for the Local Mission Project.

 

 

Finance Report through the week of 2 – 28 -2016:

2016 Budget $   129,511.00
Needed each week $       2,491.00
Budget amount needed at 9 weeks $     22,419.00
Budget amount received past 9 weeks $     14,878.91
Ahead / (Behind) budget past 9 weeks ($7,540.09)

 

GREETERS AND USHERS:                                     Paul and Di Kourkoubes

 

 

RECENT MEMORIALS

Given in memory of Mr. Alex Sims by William (Jack) Sims

Given in memory of Mr. Alex Sims by Linda G. Sims

 

 

AN INVITATION FROM WHITE OAK AME ZION CHURCH:

Greetings! We are having a school bond referendum forum on Tuesday March 15th @ 7pm at White Oak AME Zion Church. We invite you to join us. Mr. Timothy Cureton, member of the School Board Referendum Committee, will speak.

 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

The community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 26, at the Ivy Place. Each child should bring a basket. Eggs, etc. will be provided.

 

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