May 17 - First Presbyterian Church of Farmington

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
26165 Farmington Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 474-6170
Gathering Music
May 17, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ordination & Installation,
Reception of New Members, Service of Healing
(church surveys due; tomato give-away; Performing Arts concert-Vanguard Voices)
We Approach God
*Please stand, as able
Call to Worship (read responsively)
Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great king over all the earth.
Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is the king of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm.
God is king over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.
*Hymn 363
Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Prayer of Confession (read in unison)
Psalm 1
Leader: Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that
sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; but their delight is in the law of the
Lord, and on his law they meditate day and night.
People: They are like trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its
season, and their leaves do not wither. In all that they do, they prosper.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the
congregation of the righteous; for the Lord watches over the way of the
righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
A Time of Silent, Personal Prayer
Kyrie 71
Surely It Is God Who Saves Me
Assurance of Pardon
Norah Duncan
+++ Latecomers may be seated at this time
We Hear God’s Word
Gospel Reading
Mark 1: 16 - 20
NT Page 35
Here I Am, Lord
Chancel Choir
Dan Schutte
A Time with Children
Joshua Archey
Prayer concern cards are collected during A Time with Children
Scripture Reading
Acts 1: 15 - 17
NT Page 118
Rev. Jim Faile
We Respond To God’s Word
Ordination and Installation of Ruling Elders and Deacons
There are varieties of gifts, but it is the same Spirit who gives them.
There are different ways of serving God, but is the same Lord who is served.
God works through each person in a unique way, but it is God’s purpose that is
To each is given a gift of the Spirit to be used for the common good.
Together we are the body of Christ, and individually members of it.
Statement of Ordination and Installation
Constitutional Questions
Do we, the members of the church, accept Martha Attah, Charlene Diehl, Ama Offosoua,
Helen Thomas and Emma Turkmani as deacons; and Howard Caylor, Rick Fuller, Ginny
Hubble and Eddie Matteson as elders, chosen by God through the voice of this
congregation to lead us in the way of Jesus Christ?
We do.
Do we agree to encourage them, to respect their decisions, and to follow as they
guide us, serving Jesus Christ who alone is Head of the Church?
We do.
Prayer of Ordination and Installation
Declaration of Installation
Reception of New Members
Profession of Faith
Elder: Let us pray together:
Holy God,
We praise you for calling us to be a servant people, and for
gathering us into the body of Christ. We thank you for choosing to add to
our number brothers and sisters in faith. Together, may we live in your
Spirit, and so love one another, that we may have the mind of Jesus Christ
our Lord, to whom we give honor and glory forever. Amen.
Welcome to this congregation and its worship and ministry.
The Peace
The minister then says to those assembled at the font:
The peace of Christ be with you.
They respond:
And also with you.
Signing of the Covenant
Prayers of the People
Lord’s Prayer
Signing of the Friendship Registers
Offertory Sentences
Offering of the Gifts of the People
Song of Offering
Prayer of Thanksgiving
We Follow God’s Word Into the World
Hymn 697
Take My Life
Gerald Custer
* Benediction
*Response 591
Halle, Halle, Hallelujah (refrain)
Assisting in Worship
May 17
May 24
Laura Hedgecock
None; please sign up
Jim Hubble
Tom Brown
Doug Creighton
Ron Prieskorn
Chris Davis
Emily Davis
Mary & Pres Happel
Patty & Scot Johnston
Welcome Center:
Sue Carlson
Sally Kirsten
Sunday Sextons
Dave Carlson
Nancy & Ron Prieskorn
Judy & Wally Peterson
Coffee Hour
Mary & Pres Happel
None; please sign up
The worship flowers are given by: Jan Sell in memory of my mother, Marge Sell.
We hold in our prayers: names available in print version
Wear red for Pentecost: next Sunday, May 24th, is Pentecost. Celebrate Pentecost by wearing
something red which signifies the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles.
A Congregational survey: is available on the Welcome Center. Please return the survey to the
collection box on the Welcome Center. If you would prefer to take the survey online, go to The deadline for survey responses is Monday, May 18th.
Joint Deacon/Session Meeting Wednesday, 20: There will be a joint meeting of the Elders and
Deacons on Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Knox Hall. We will have a dessert reception and
honor the outgoing Deacons and Elders for their service and welcome those serving in the class
of 2018.
IVC will have lunch at the Great Lakes Bistro: on Wednesday, May 27th at noon we will meet
for lunch at the Art Institute of Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive (north of 12 Mile just before
Northbound M-5). We will order individually off the menu; a sample menu is available on the
welcome center. Please make reservations with the church office (248) 474-6170 by Tuesday,
May 26th. If you would like to carpool, meet in the church parking lot at 11:40 AM.
Renowned Vanguard Voices in concert Sunday, May 17th at 4 PM: Vanguard Voices,
directed by G. Kevin Dewey, returns to First Presbyterian Church to conclude our eighth season of
the Great Performances in a Sacred Space concert series. This 65-voice, world-renowned adult
mixed choir is led by its artistic director G. Kevin Dewey who founded the ensemble in 1992. It
performs a cappella in a repertoire that spans the musical spectrum from Gregorian chant to jazz.
Dewey brings to the podium vibrancy, enthusiasm, and passion for performing the world’s great
choral music. This concert will include Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom and Samuel
Barber’s Agnus Dei. A not-to-be-missed afternoon of uplifting choral excellence!
Calling All Graduates: If you are graduating from high school or college, or know someone who
is, we want to recognize you during worship on Sunday, June 14. Please call the church office
(248) 474-6170 or email [email protected] with your name, plans for next year and or the
college you will be attending, your major, the degree you are receiving, and any hobbies or
interests you have. Congratulations class of 2015!!!
Time to re-enroll your Kroger card: Over five years ago we enrolled in the Kroger Community
rewards program. Since that time we have received more than $2000, funds which support our
youth mission programs. A big THANKS goes to those Kroger shoppers who have registered
their cards and have designated FPC as the recipient of Reward Dollars. Each shopper must reenroll their card in the program during April so that we continue to earn rewards during the coming
It’s easy to enroll or re-enroll in Kroger Rewards. Just visit click on “Michigan” and click on “Enroll” to register for the first
time or click on “Re-enroll” to re-register. All participants must have a valid online account at and need to sign up online to participate. Please take a minute to do so.
The Great Tomato Give Away Project: Today we will distribute tomato plants to the Sunday
school children and anyone else that wants to plant them at home. When the tomatoes ripen bring
them back to the church and they will be given to St. Alexander's Food Pantry. We will also
collect other vegetables from the church gardens and from church members who buy vegetables
at our local Farmer's Market. If you like to garden water plants, our church garden could use your
help. See Bill Vincent for more information or let the church office know of your interest.
Charity Quilt-a-thon set for Friday, June 5th from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM: Sandi Randlett and
Ginny Hubble invite you, your family and your friends to join in the fun and fellowship of making
simple quilts for the children at Second Mile Center. Lunch will be included but please make a
reservation. This is a mission project for anyone who can cut fabric into squares, sew squares
together, iron, tie knots, supervise or entertain. Please bring sewing supplies if you have any. You
can use the standard pattern or use one of your own. Donations of Jo-Ann Fabric coupons,
fabric, batting (60” wide), regular thread, Pearl Cotton (any color) are welcome and should be
placed in the Quilt-a-thon donation box in Knox Hall. If you have any questions or to make
reservations, please contact Ginny Hubble.
This Week At First Presbyterian
Sunday, May 17 Reception of members, Service of Healing
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education
10:00 a.m. Worship
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour
11:15 a.m. Service of Healing
11:15 a.m. PWCT
11:30 a.m. Middlers & Sr. Highs
4:00 p.m.
Performing Arts Concert – Vanguard Voices
Monday, May 18
9:30 a.m.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
4:00 p.m.
Piano lessons
6:00 p.m.
Rackozy piano recital
7:00 p.m.
Soul Stretch Yoga
Tuesday, May 19
8:30 a.m.
Men’s breakfast at Leo’s Coney Island
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Bible Study
7:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts
7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 p.m.
JOY Study Group
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Combined Session and Deacons Meeting
7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
10:00 a.m. ESL
5:30 p.m.
Changing Women Sisterhood
7:30 p.m.
Chancel Choir
Friday, May 22
No events scheduled
Saturday, May 23
No events scheduled
Sunday, May 24 Pentecost – wear red!!!
9:00 a.m.
Adult Christian Education
10:00 a.m. Worship
10:15 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Coffee Hour
First Presbyterian Staff
Interim Pastor
Interim Christian Ed Director
Music Director
Interim Organist
Administrative Assistant
Sunday Nursery Attendants
The Rev. James Faile
Joshua Archey
Dr. Gerald Custer
Dr. Norah Duncan IV
Pam Williams
Galya Todorova
Sandra Lieberman & Dawn Eddy