Service Bulletin May 17, 2015

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Ascension Sunday
Please stand at items marked * if you are able.
Passages in Bold Print are to be spoken in Unison
Organ Prelude – Hymn and Quiet Reflection
"Be Still and Know that
I am God" (Ps. 46: 10)
Please take the time before
the service as an opportunity
to quietly prepare your heart
and mind for worship.
Welcome & Announcements
Rev. Susan Mattinson
Organist - Carol Wehrstedt
Music Director- Kendall House
Bible Readings:
Luke 24: 44-53
Psalm 47
Ephesians 1: 15-23
P. 91
P. 518
P. 192
Gloria Patri:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy
Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall
be, world without end. Amen, amen.
Sermon: “Above Every Name”
* Hymn: “Rejoice, the Lord is King”
WE GATHER IN GOD’S PRESENCE
* Entry of the Bible
Introit
Call to Worship
* Hymn: “Alleluia, alleluia, give thanks to the risen Lord” #260
Opening Prayer:
Gracious and loving God, you are above all our expectations, beyond our imaginations, and outside all our understanding. Your love finds the lost, liberates the captive,
heals the broken hearted, and sees the forgotten. You live
and reign in heaven and earth, but we often lead lives that
are away from your rule. You offer light to live by and yet
we love the shadows. You extend unconditional love, but
we reject our neighbours. Your way leads to life; our ways
are touched with sin, and our love and commitment is
shallow. Forgive us and recreate us in the image of your
loving and beloved son. Amen.
Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (debts ….debtors)
Choir Anthem: "As the Deer Panteth for the Water"
Blessing
WE HEAR GOD'S WORD
Hymn of Preparation:
Lead me, Lord, lead me in your righteousness; make your
way plain before my face; for it is you, and you, God only,
who makes me to dwell in safety.
#267
Prayer of Dedication
Holy God, we desire to be sanctified in your grace like
the disciples whom Jesus commissioned with your word.
Open our hearts and our hands to respond to giving
appeals in a generous manner. Give us the courage
to embrace a lifestyle centered in your teaching, rather
than one dictated by marketing trends or unhealthy
spending habits. We offer you these gifts as an act of
responding to you in faith. Amen.
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
* Hymn: “Jesus shall reign where’er the sun”
#674
594
WE RESPOND TO GOD
Tithes and Offerings
* Offertory Response
434 (v.5)
For each perfect gift of thine, to the earth so freely
given, graces human and divine, flowers of earth
and buds of heaven, Lord of all, to thee we raise
this our sacrifice of praise.
Assurance of Pardon
* Children's Hymn: “In the bulb there is a flower”
(last verse to be sung after Children's Time)
Children's Time
N.T.
O.T.
N.T.
Response: Go now in peace (Besig/Price)
Go now in peace, never be afraid
God will go with you each hour of every day.
Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.
Know He will guide you in all you do.
Go now in love, and show you believe,
Reach out to others so all the world can see.
God will be there, watching from above.
Go now in peace, in faith and in love.
#275
Prayer Concerns:
Marie Huffman (Roseview)
Bernice Johnston
Walter Hogarth
Rose Ducharme (Marg Stein's mother)
Al & Marilyn Miller's daughter-in-law
Michelle, wife of Jamie (Calgary)
Jane Po
Lawrie Rydholm
Summer will soon be upon us and with summer
comes Pres-B-Camp!!! Pres-B-Camp is a week-long
overnight summer camp for those entering grades
3-8 this fall. This year camp will be held on July 19-25th.
In addition, there will also be a weekend Teen Retreat for those entering
Thank you this week to:
Greeters: Betty Irwin and Betty Irving
Lay Reader: Janet Racey
Fellowship Time: Ruth George and Cheong Lo Lee
Elevator Operator: Russ Brown
Offering Counting: Maybelle Gair, Debbie Linkletter, Maureen Verdone
Offering Collection: Russ Brown, Don Munn, Joyce Nystrom, Janet Taylor
Visiting: Beth Workman
Next week’s volunteers: May 24th
Greeters: Betty Irwin and Betty Irving
Lay Reader: Patricia Creed
Fellowship Time: Donna and Fred Johnson
Elevator Operator: Robert Workman
Offering Counting: Val Calder and Isobel Telford
Offering Collection: Russ Brown, Don Munn, Joyce Nystrom, Janet Taylor
Visiting: Beth Workman
Upcoming Events at First
gr. 9 and up on August 21-23rd. This year the presbytery has decided
Tues., May 19th
- Mission Study
- 1:30 pm
that if you bring a friend to camp that has never been before both of you
Wed., May 20th
- Board of Managers
- 6:30 pm
will get half off the cost of camp! If you have any questions please
Thurs., May 21st
- Bible Study
- Choir Practice
- 10 am
- 7 pm
Fri., May 22nd
- Crafts & Conversation
- 1 pm
Sat., May 23rd
- Scouts Garage Sale
Mon., May 25th
- Cards afternoon
contact Sarah Campbell ([email protected]) or Will Newton
([email protected]) Grab your camper or staff application form
from the Church office now!!! Early registration deadline is June 1st .
The Karen People Refugee Sponsorship Foundation will be having a
fundraising dinner at 1st Pres. on May 23rd at 6 pm. Tickets are $15 for
adults, $10 for children under 12 and free for children under 3. Tickets
are available from Susan, KPRSF members (Leslie Shaw, Lynda Kvarda,
Deb Broll) and Belluz Realty on Arthur St. Only 100 tickets available.
On Sunday, May 24th at 3 pm at Lakeview Presbyterian - Polyphony presents
Madrigals in May. Light-hearted music celebrating the joy of spring.
Church Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday May 30, from 9 am to 1
pm. Please plan ahead with sale or bake items. Volunteers
welcome for set-up on Friday, the sale and clean-up on Saturday.
Thanks for any help that you can give! Contacts: Tracey Jorgenson 9391994, Janet Racey 939-1620 and Linda Rydholm 577-9260. Bring
donations from May 24-29, clearly marked "Church Sale" And come to
visit and shop!
- 9 am-2 pm
- 1 pm
Upcoming More than Muffin sale
on Sunday, May 31st
after service.
We are looking for some volunteers for
lawn maintenance at the Church. The
volunteer would provide lawn services
during a two-week timeframe. For more
information see Jim Sutton.
Summer Newsletter Deadline
Please have submissions in to the office by May 27th. Drop
them off in the mail slot or Email them to [email protected]
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