March 29, 2015 Worship Bulletin - Morrisville Presbyterian Church

WORSHIP for
PASSION/PALM SUNDAY
MARCH 29, 2015
10:30 AM
Grounded in the grace of God, we are a vibrant Christian community,
disciples of all ages, gathered for worship and nurture, scattered to serve and to love.
MPC Mission Statement adopted by the Session March 31, 2008
Welcome to Morrisville Presbyterian Church
CONTACT U S
M O RR ISV ILLE P R ES B YT ER IA N C H UR CH
771 North Pennsylvania Ave. | Morrisville, PA 19067
215.295.4191 | [email protected]
WE WELCOME GUESTS AND VISITORS to our
worship service today. If you are not a member, we
invite you to consider membership with us. If you
would like more information about how we can
serve you, please speak to a pastor.
CHURCH STAFF
Bruce Ballantine ............................. [email protected]
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff (extension 234)
FRIENDSHIP PAD: During the Words of Welcome,
please pass the Friendship Pad to the outside aisle
and back again to the center. This allows worshipers
to recognize other people in their pew, and helps
staff members identify individuals who may need
attention.
Deborah Heffernan .................... [email protected]
Interim Associate Pastor (extension 225)
Linda Seaman...................................... [email protected]
Director of Older Adult Ministry (extension 232)
Steve McBride .................................... [email protected]
Director of Music & Communications Coordinator
USHERING AT TODAY’S SERVICE: Head Deacon
Andy Beidler, Alastair Brunton, Ann Clements, Dave
Stoneburner, Alice Garcia, Susan Manning, Amy
Schnurr, and Jr. Deacons Ryan McHenry, Gavin
Smith, and Christopher Ward.
Rich Drabb.............................................. [email protected]
Property Manager (extension 231)
Laurie Jacobson .............................. [email protected]
Bookkeeper (extension 226)
TODAY’S ACOLYTE is Riley Dugan.
Elizabeth Scully........................................... [email protected]
Administrative Assistant (extension 0)
CHILDCARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 4 is provided in the Nursery/Pre-School room from
10:15–11:45 a.m.. Infants and toddlers are also welcome in worship. Visitors, please feel free to worship
with your children for as long as they are able. If he
or she gets wiggly and needs a stretch break, audio
from the service is available in the chapel, until your
child is ready to return to the sanctuary for you to
continue to worship together.
admitted to a hospital, please let us know by
contacting the church office, and one of the pastors
will be pleased to visit. You may also reach the
pastors on their mobile phones–Bruce Ballantine at
304-914-2108 and Debbie Heffernan at
267-342-0089. Thank you for your assistance.
HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES are available for
use anywhere in the sanctuary during worship.
WORSHIP NOTE
These pocket-sized receivers are available from
* The asterisk indicates that those who are able, may please stand.
Deacons in either Narthex and are to be returned
after the service.
Please forward any announcements you would like included in
HYMNALS, BIBLES, & BULLETINS WITH LARGE the Bulletin by Tuesday of each week to [email protected]
PRINT are available during worship each Sunday
Articles for “Currents” are due by the 1st day of the
morning from a Deacon in the Narthex. Please
preceding month. April 1st is the deadline for the May
return the Hymnal and/or Bible after the service.
2015 issue. Send articles to [email protected]
PASTORAL CARE REMINDER—Members of the
staff truly want to be attentive when members or
friends of MPC are experiencing health
difficulties. If you (or a family member) have been
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Passion/Palm Sunday
G A T H E R I N G
PRELUDE
WORDS of WELCOME
Pastor Heffernan
INTROIT—The Palms (FAURE)
Wendy Yazujian and Betsy Jurey, soloists
CALL to WORSHIP
One:
All:
One:
All:
One:
All:
PRAYER
One:
All:
One:
All:
Riley Dugan
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Let us pray. We praise you, O God, for your redemption of the world
through Jesus Christ. Today he entered the holy city of Jerusalem in triumph
and was proclaimed Messiah and king by those who spread garments and
branches along his way. Let these branches be signs of his victory, and grant
that we who carry them may follow him in the way of the cross, that, dying
and rising with him, we may enter into your kingdom; through Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
Amen.
PROCLAMATION of the ENTRANCE into JERUSALEM
GOSPEL—Mark 11: 1–10
One: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
(New Testament, pages 44–45)
*PROCESSIONAL HYMN 88—All Glory, Laud, and Honor
*CALL to CONFESSION
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VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN
*PRAYER of CONFESSION—Unison
God our Redeemer, we confess that we are people of ashes and dust. We join
the parade and shout hosanna, then deny our Lord in his hour of need. We
wave the palms and sing praise, then hand our Savior over to die. Forgive us,
God of grace. Our lives are in your hand. Deliver us from evil. Save us, by
your steadfast love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
*SILENT PRAYERS of CONFESSION
Here each worshiper may offer silent prayers of confession.
*RESPONSE—Amen (Music Supplement # 564)
*PROMISE of FORGIVENESS
One: Hear the good news! The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. He himself bore our sins in
his body on the cross, that we might be dead to sin, and alive to all that is
good. I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
All:
Amen.
RESPONSE to GOD’S PARDON 567 —Glory Be to the Father
GLORIA PATRI
*THE PEACE
One: The peace of Christ be with you.
All:
And also with you.
One: Let us greet one another with the peace of Christ.
As a sign of their reconciliation in Christ, the people share the peace of Christ, greeting one another
with these or similar words: “The peace of Christ be with you,” “Peace be with you,” or simply, “Peace.”
L I T U R GY of the W OR D
PSALTER READING—Psalm 118: 1–2, 19–29
One: This is the Word of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
(Old Testament, pages 534-535)
ANTHEM—Sanctus from “Mass of the Children” (RUTTER)
The Chancel Choir
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Hosts! Hosanna! Heaven and earth are full of your glory!
Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna!
TIME for YOUNG DISCIPLES
Children in grades K-2 may leave for Cherub Choir in Room 104.
SERMON
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Temple
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Pastor Ballantine
*HYMN 91—Ride On! Ride On in Majesty!
ST. DROSTANE
*AFFIRMATION of FAITH—Unison
Philippians 2: 5–11
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with
God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a
slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form he
humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a
cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is
above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in
heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess to
the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord! Amen.
T H E SA C RA M E NT of the L OR D’ S SUP P E R
OFFERING
Invitation to Give
Presentation of Gifts
Offertory Music—Meditation on the Cross (MCBRIDE)
*Doxology—There Is A Redeemer (Music Supplement #443, verses 1—2)
INVITATION to the LORD’s TABLE
GREAT THANKSGIVING
One: The Lord be with you.
All:
And also with you.
One: Lift up your hearts.
All:
We lift them to the Lord.
One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
All:
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise….Therefore we
praise you, joining our voices with the choirs of heaven and with all the faithful of
every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
(Music Supplement #552)
heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
You are holy, O God of majesty, and blessed is Jesus Christ ….Accept this our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving as a living and holy offering of ourselves, that our
lives may proclaim the One crucified and risen. Great is the mystery of faith:
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Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.
(Music Supplement #553)
Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit upon us …. Through Christ, all glory and honor
are yours, almighty Father, with the Holy Spirit in the holy church, now and forever.
Amen.
(Music Supplement #554)
THE LORD’S PRAYER—Unison (debts and debtors)
BREAKING the BREAD and FILLING the CUP
COMMUNION of the PEOPLE
PRAYER after COMMUNION
S E N D I N G
*HYMN 102—Were You There?
WERE YOU THERE
*CHARGE and BLESSING
*CHORAL BENEDICTION—The Lord Bless You and Keep You (RUTTER)
The Chancel Choir
*POSTLUDE
Worship Notes
COMMEMORATION OF THOSE WHO HAVE DIED IN THE FAITH-At each celebration of the Sacrament of
the Lord's Supper, it is our custom to remember with gratitude the lives and witness of those members of
this congregation who have died since the last time we gathered around this Holy Table. Today we give
thanks to God for the life of…
Joseph Birkbeck who died February 24, 2015 and Mary Ingraham who died February 24, 2015
Together with their families we take comfort in the promise of Christ: "Those who believe in me, even
though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die" (John 11:25-26).
WHO MAY RECEIVE COMMUNION IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH? "The invitation to the Lord's
Supper is extended to all who have been baptized, remembering that access to the Table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance, and love. In
preparing to receive Christ in this Sacrament, the believer is to confess sin and brokenness, to seek reconciliation with God and neighbor, and to trust in Jesus Christ for cleansing and renewal. Even one who doubts
or whose trust is wavering may come to the Table in order to be assured of God’s love and grace in Christ
Jesus.”
-from the Book of Order W-2.4011a
Worship Notes & Announcements
SCHOLARSHIP FORMS DUE TODAY!
We have four scholarships available for the 2015
year. The McClanen Scholarship is available to any
college student (need based); the Campbell Scholarship is available to any college student (need based);
the Robert Scholarship is available to both men and
women for studies in seminary or medical fields and
the Patti-Jane Reeves Memorial Scholarship is available to high school graduates or college students.
Applications are available online and in the church
office. Please send the completed forms to
[email protected] by March 29, 2015.
(write Easter Breakfast next to your name) or in the
Communications center or email Liz Scully at
[email protected] . All are welcome!
BONHOEFFER’S COST
Invite your friends to attend Bonhoeffer’s Cost at
the Olivet Presbyterian Church Theatre, 608 N.
22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Performance
dates are April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 8 p.m. and
April 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. You can get tickets at
beacontheatreproductions.org. Find out more about
Dietrich Bonhoeffer by going to http://
www.pbs.org/bonhoeffer/timeline.html. Beacon
Theatre is an outreach of the Presbyterian Church
(USA).
EASTER FUN AND POTLUCK ON PALM SUNDAY
Join us today at 4:00 p.m. for lots of activities that
bring home the message of Jesus. There will be a
special Easter egg hunt, a baking activity and a craft.
Afterwards, we’ll enjoy lively fellowship over a
potluck supper. Sign up in the comm. center.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING APRIL 12
There will be a meeting of the congregation immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service on
Sunday, April 12, 2015, for the purpose of electing
Elders, Deacons, Trustees and members of the
Congregational Nominating Committee. All active
members of the congregation are encouraged to
attend. No other business will be conducted at this
meeting.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING WILL BE
RECEIVED ON EASTER
By supporting One Great Hour of Sharing, you’re
sustaining programs that provide disaster relief,
food, clean water, training, and resources to people
all over the world. When you give, you’re changing
lives. Your giving goes to the following PC(USA)
programs and some of last year’s outcomes were:
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (40 countries and
24 states have received help for natural and humancaused disasters); Presbyterian Hunger Program
(154,731 people who were living in extreme poverty
have increased food security and livelihoods
through international development work); SelfDevelopment of People (4,619 children/parents
received improved educational opportunities). Remember to bring in your fish box on Palm Sunday
or Easter. Thank you.
THE VILLAGE
The Village, formerly Presbyterian Children’s Village, invites you to join us to celebrate our Founders’ Day Brunch on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the
Radnor Hotel 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25.00.
Register by March 31 to Betty Wu at 610-519-1615
or [email protected]
3RD ANNUAL BOY SCOUT SPAGHETTI DINNER
Come enjoy homemade spaghetti sauce with pasta,
meatballs, salad, Italian bread, beverages and dessert
on Saturday April 25 at 5pm or 6pm seating's in
MPC Fellowship Hall. Also there will be a 50/50
and silent auctions at every seating. Cost for the
dinner is $6.00 (pre-sale) or $7.00 at the door.
Children ages 2-8 years old are $5.00. For questions
please contact [email protected]
EASTER BREAKFAST
Join us in Fellowship Hall for a light Easter breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. between the Easter Sunday
services. Please sign up on the friendship pads
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MPC Weekly Calendar
PALM SUNDAY, March 29
8:30am
Weekly Prayer Meeting Conference Room
9:00
Teen Choir
Music Room
9:30
Education
Conference Room
10:00
Chancel Choir
Music Room
10:30
Worship & Communion
Sanctuary
11:00
Cherub Choir
Room 104
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Deacons Host
11:45
Agape Choir
Room 104
Noon
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Music Room
4:00pm
Easter Fun & Potluck
Fellowship Hall
Supper-Children and Family
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MONDAY, March 30
7:00pm
Boy Scout Troop 3
Fellowship Hall
7:00
Cub Scouts
Room 220, 122, 210
7:00
Food Packing
Room 4
TUESDAY, March 31
10:00am Clothing Center
Room 4
10:00
Food Center Set-up
Fellowship Hall
3:00pm
Staff Meeting
Conference Room
6:00
Girl Scouts
Room 122
7:30
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 220
7:30
Nominating Committee
Conf. Room
WEDNESDAY, April 1
9:00am
Food Center
Noon
Brown Bag and Bible
6:00pm
Youth Club
Fellowship Hall
Conference Room
Fellowship Hall
MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 2
11:00am Food Stocking
Room 4
Noon
6:00pm
6:00
7:00
6:30
6:30
7:00
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 222
God’s Thunder
Chapel
Maundy Thursday Supper Fellow. H.
Maundy Thursday Worship Fellow. H.
& Garden
Chancel Choir Warm-up
Music Room
Oakville Girl Scouts
Room 220
WNS Board
Lounge
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3
Noon
Good Friday Service Morrisville United
Methodist Church
Noon
Office Closed
7:30pm
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 122
SATURDAY, April 4
2:30pm
Brass Rehearsal
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5
8:00
Chancel Choir
8:30
Worship
9:00
Teen Choir
9:30
Easter Breakfast
10:30
Worship
11:00
Cherub Choir
11:45
Agape Choir
Music Room
Sanctuary
Music Room
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary
Room 104
Room 104
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
When sending mail to the church, please be advised we no longer have mail delivered to Post Office Box 240.
Please mail all correspondence to our street address: 771 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067.
Our phone number, fax and email address remain the same. Thanks!
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PASTORS & PROGRAM STAFF
Bruce Ballantine, Interim Pastor & Head of Staff | Deborah Heffernan, Interim Associate Pastor
Louise Shoemaker, Parish Associate | Linda Seaman, Director of Older Adult Ministry
Steve McBride, Director of Music and Principal Organist
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