Bulletin Easter Sunday - Morrisville Presbyterian Church

E A S T E R S U N DAY
APRIL 5, 2015 | 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
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
Jim Gaston, Angela Horan, Jeff Fariday, Marilyn
Schoenthaler, Lisa Zazzu, Karen Cooley, Tom Evans
and Jr. Deacons Emily Zazzu, Sarah Zazzu, and Cara
Evans.
Rich Drabb.............................................. [email protected]
Property Manager (extension 231)
Laurie Jacobson .............................. [email protected]
Bookkeeper (extension 226)
TODAY’S ACOLYTE AT 10:30 A.M. is Evan Wadley.
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.
HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES are available for
use anywhere in the sanctuary during worship.
These pocket-sized receivers are available from
Deacons in either Narthex and are to be returned
after the service.
HYMNALS, BIBLES, & BULLETINS WITH LARGE
PRINT are available during worship each Sunday
morning from a Deacon in the Narthex. Please
return the Hymnal and/or Bible after the service.
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
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 267-3420089. Thank you for your assistance.
WORSHIP NOTE
* The asterisk indicates that those who are able, may please stand.
Please forward any announcements you would like included in
the Bulletin by Tuesday of each week to [email protected]
Articles for “Currents” are due by the 1st day of the
preceding month. Send articles to [email protected]
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Resurrection of the Lord—EASTER SUNDAY
G A T H E R I N G
PRELUDE
Easter Quodlibet (ARR. SCHRAMM)
An Easter Celebration (ARR. RANEY)
Steve McBride & Brass
WORDS of WELCOME
Pastor Heffernan
INTROIT—Alleluia (THOMPSON)
The Chancel Choir
RESPONSIVE PRAYER for EASTER
Ruth Workman (8:30); Dee Ann Martin (10:30)
One: O Christ, in your resurrection, the heavens and the earth rejoice. Alleluia!
By your resurrection you broke open the gates of hell, and destroyed sin and
death.
All:
Keep us victorious over sin.
One: By your resurrection you raised the dead, and brought us from death to life.
All:
Guide us in the way of eternal life.
One: By your resurrection you confounded your guards and executioners, and
filled the disciples with joy.
All:
Give us joy in your service.
One: By your resurrection you proclaimed good news to the women and apostles,
and brought salvation to the whole world.
All:
Direct our lives as your new creation.
One: God of mercy, we no longer look for Jesus among the dead, for he is alive
and has become the Lord of life. From the waters of death you raise us with
him and renew your gift of life within us. Increase in our minds and hearts
the risen life we share with Christ, and help us to grow as your people toward
the fullness of eternal life with you, through Christ our Lord, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
All:
Amen.
*HYMN 123—Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
EASTER HYMN
*PRAYER of CONFESSION—Unison
Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin
and death. We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the
ways that lead to death. We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by
those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to
calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. Forgive
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us, God of mercy. Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make
us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the
risen Lord.
*SILENT PRAYERS of CONFESSION
Here each worshiper may offer silent prayers of confession.
*RESPONSE—Amen (RUTTER)
The Chancel Choir
*PROMISE of FORGIVENESS
One: Hear the good news! Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and
Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ
prays for us. Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has
gone; a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.
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
PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT READING—Isaiah 25: 6–9
One: This is the Word of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
ANTHEM—One Faith, One Hope, One Lord (COURTNEY)
(Old Testament, page 613)
The Chancel Choir
One faith, one hope, one Lord, one church for which he died,
One voice, one song we lift in praise to him who was and is and shall be evermore.
There is one body, one spirit, as you were called to one hope, one Lord, baptism and faith,
one God and Father of all who is in you all. Though we be many people, diverse with various gifts,
we are given to each other for the unity of faith, that we grow in the knowledge of the Son of God, in the fullness of Christ.
TIME for YOUNG DISCIPLES
All children may return to their parents.
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GOSPEL READING—Mark 16: 1–8
One: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
SERMON
(New Testament, page 51)
The Last Laugh
Pastor Ballantine
*HYMN 108—Christ Is Alive!
TRURO
PRAYERS of INTERCESSION and THANKSGIVING
OFFERING
Invitation to Give
Presentation of Gifts
Offertory Anthem—When I Survey the Wondrous Cross (ARR. MARTIN)
The Chancel Choir
When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of glory died, my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride. Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast save in the death of Christ, my God!
All the vain things that charm me most, I sacrifice them to his blood. See, from his head, his hands, his feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down. Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, or thorns compose so rich a crown?
Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small.
Love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
*Doxology—There Is A Redeemer (Music Supplement #443, all verses)
S E N D I N G
*HYMN 122—Thine Is The Glory
JUDAS MACCABEAUS
*CHARGE and BLESSING
*CHORAL BENEDICTION—Hallelujah! From “The Messiah” (HANDEL)
*POSTLUDE—Lift High the Cross (ARR. TUCKER)
Thank you to our instrumentalists for joining us in worship today!
Francis Carpino, Trumpet; Stacey Felker, Trumpet
Ken Stoudenmire, Horn; Brian Pastor, Trombone
Lara Miller, Tuba; Ryan McHenry, Timpani
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Congregation
Easter Memorial Contributions—Tulips
IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
Our Parents
William Borden
Richard H. Evans
Gladys and Don Cook
Loved Ones
Walter & Doris Knouse and Kay Beidler
My sister, Kaye Patterson
Ray and Aggie Slover
The Brunton Family
The Krol Family
Eleanor Krysiuk Gillingham
Loved Ones
William Gardner
Our Moms, Martha Habersatt and Clementine
Dorothea C. Rimler and Jack Rimler
Our parents, Mary and Charles Keys and
Elaine and John Clayton
John V. & Olive Mae Ellis and
Harry J. & Loretta Ratchliffe
James and Grace Doster
Loved Ones
Esther and Luther Frey and
Frances and Orval Cope
Our Parents
Merrill and Carolyn Smith
Mr. Matsuda
Tony Storaci
Ann and Eugene Kutch, our Grandparents
Martha and Guy Blewett, Martha and Philip Faridy,
Elize Thomas & Amic Abdoulin
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BY:
Carol and Roberta Carroll &
Margaret C. Callihan
Helen Borden
His wife, Carol
Daughter, Nancy Stoner and
Grandchildren Maddy, Jordan,
& Lizzie
Jan Rae Cook
Sallie Lloyd
Jane Randall
The Beidler Family
Jan Mendrey
Nancy, John, Erin, and
Sarah Kernan
Alastair and Stella Brunton
Alastair and Stella Brunton
Alastair and Stella Brunton
Paul and Linda Cossaboon
Jean Gardner
Barbara and Anthony Scarano
Curtis Rimler
Beth and Travis Keys
John V. and Marilyn R. Ellis
Dotty Hunger
David and Nancy Powers
Sheldon, Joan, Steve, &
John Cope
Dave and Marilyn Schoenthaler
Tom, David,and Karen Smith
Lisa, Dave, and Vincent Kutch
Lisa, Dave, and Vincent Kutch
Lisa, Dave, and Vincent Kutch
Lisa, Dave, and Vincent Kutch
Easter Memorial Contributions—Tulips
IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
Our Family members: James & Marie Mallory,
Ott Ward, Joy Deem, and Hunter Mallory
Bill & Pat Stoner and Richard Evans
BY:
Gary and Susan Ward
My husband, William R. Jorgensen and Loved Ones
My grandmother, Elizabeth Morris, my grandfather,
Earl Rousseau, my grandmother, Elizabeth Rousseau
My parents, Douglas & Virginia Purdy and my siblings,
Carol and Garvin
My parents, Earl and Elizabeth Rousseau
My Dad, Kempton L. Franke; Lee Forsyth,
grandparents Forsyth and George Hallowell
Paul A. Sterling
Albert & Mae Roberts; Don & Florence Roberts;
Tom, Darlene & Billy Roberts, we love and
miss you “All” so very much!
Scott, Nancy, Madellyn, Jordan
and Elizabeth Stoner
Marilyn Jorgensen and family
Robert Morris
Nancy Ackerman
Dolores Morris
Shirley A. DeAngelis
Anne and Laurie Sterling
The Danbury’s, Roberts’, Herman
& Spart Families
IN CELEBRATION OF:
My grandsons– Kai and Luke
Our grandchildren, Brandon and Isabella Keys
BY:
Kathleen Foster
Beth and Travis Keys
TO GIVE THANKS FOR:
In honor of sons, Chad and Chris and other loved ones
In Appreciation For Linda Seaman
Our Granddaughters– Ashley, Sarah, Stephanie
and Erica
BY:
Nancy Ackerman
Anne and Laurie Sterling
Ross and Alice Gray
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Easter Memorial Contributions—Music
IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
My parents, Charles T. & M. Frances B. Burgess
Our Parents
John Brambley
Richard H. Evans
Chester Sunderland
My parents, Ruth and Al Wismar
Elaine Kreiling and Bonnie Werline
Our Mother and Father, Frances and Russell Allen
Walter & Doris Knouse and Kay Beidler
My husband, Frances Mendrey
Loved Ones
William Gardner
My son, John C. Moyer and
my parents, Dr. and Mrs. John R. Wittekind
Rebecca Leaigh Marseglia
Betty Ellsworth and Cecilia Cilletti
Loved Ones
John C. Moyer
Charles and Frances Bunting Burgess, Uncle & Aunt
Esther and Luther Frey and
Frances and Orval Cope
Merrill and Carolyn Smith
Richard R. Alexander and
William H. and Loraine G. Linton
Parents and grandparents, Lewis and Peggy Kohn and
Earl and Sarah Levan
Remembering Ginny
Our Parents
IN CELEBRATION OF:
Our grandchildren, Layla Grace & James Andrew
MaryAnn Johnson and Anne Orazi
TO GIVE THANKS FOR:
In appreciation of our church’s beautiful music program
The prayers of our MPC family
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BY:
Betsy Burgess Jurey
Carol and Roberta Carroll &
Margaret C. Callihan
Dorothy Brambley
His wife, Carol,
daughter, Nancy Stoner and
Grandchildren Maddy, Jordan,
& Lizzie
Sarah Sunderland
Carol Carpenter
Bill Anderson
Bernice Donini and Edwin Allen
The Beidler Family
Jan Mendrey
Paul and Linda Cossaboon
Jean Gardner
Mary W. Moyer
John V. and Marilyn R. Ellis
Jamie and Greg Neiman
David and Nancy Powers
Rae B. Bennett
Rae Frances
Sheldon, Joan, Steve, &
John Cope
Tom, David, and Karen Smith
Jeannie, Curtis, and Denise
Alexander
The Levan Family
Dick Scott
Clark and Dee Ann Martin
BY:
Gail and Drew Hunger
Bill Anderson
BY:
Carolle Maust
J’Ann Ellis and Beth DiTulio
Easter Memorial Contributions - Food Baskets
IN LOVING MEMORY OF:
Our Parents
My dear friend, Mary Ann Johnson
Our parents, Grace & James Doster and
Sally & George Hunger
Our parents, John & Etta Whiteside and
Lewis & Margaret Hart
My parents, Ruth and Al Wismar
Family and Dear Friends
Elaine Kreiling and Bonnie Werline
My parents, Frank and Myrtle Crawford
My parents, Fritz and Betty Ertwine
Jerry Ashmen, Mina Masine, Dot and Gerald Ashmen
Loved Ones
William Gardner
John V. Ellis III
Family and Friends
George A. Hunger Sr.
Betty Ellsworth and Cecilia Cilletti
Harry and Edith Bunting, parents
Raymond and Bessie Bunting, grandparents
Dot Scheidemantel
Our Sisters and Brothers
Esther and Luther Frey and
Frances and Orval Cope
Family members and friends
My husband, William R. Jorgensen and Loved Ones
My parents, Earl and Elizabeth Rousseau
My husband, Bill and son, Wm. III
Our Family members: James & Marie Mollory,
Ott Ward, Joy Deem, and Hunter Mallory
My Dad, Kempton L. Franke; Lee Forsyth,
grandparents Forsyth and George Hallowell
IN CELEBRATION OF:
MaryAnn Johnson and Anne Orazi
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BY:
Carol and Roberta Carroll &
Margaret C. Callihan
Kathleen Foster
Gail and Drew Hunger
Keith and Loretta Whiteside
Carol Carpenter
Bob and Sandy Foster
Bill Anderson
Jan Mendrey
Sue Long
The Ashmen’s (Joan, Jerry,
Amy, Jeff, Jill, Jackie)
Roger Anderson
Paul and Linda Cossaboon
Jean Gardner
John V. and Marilyn R. Ellis
Dorothy Barker
Dotty Hunger
Jamie and Greg Neiman
Rae B. Bennett
Rae B. Bennett
Rae B. Bennett
Barbara and Anthony Scarano
Sheldon, Joan, Steve, &
John Cope
Carolle Maust
Marilyn Jorgensen and family
Dolores Morris
Shirley May
Gary and Susan Ward
Shirley A. DeAngelis
BY:
Bill Anderson
John C. Johnson
Worship Notes & Announcements
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING TODAY
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.
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.
BOOK GROUP MEETINGS
The Gilead Group will begin discussing Marilynne
Robinson's Lila next week on Tuesday, April 7 in
the MPC Lounge at 7:00 p.m. The Narnia
Group will discuss The Voyage of the Dawn Treader on
Wednesday, April 22 in the MPC Lounge at 7:30
p.m. All Are Welcome! The day-time meetings for
Sue Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings will begin at
the end of April or early in May.
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 5:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. seatings 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]
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 by calling Betty Wu at
610-519-1615 or [email protected]
BONHOEFFER’S COST
Invite your friends to attend a performance of
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).
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Be Informed
An Informational Series offered by the
Congregational Ministry Committee
SUNDAYS – APRIL 19, 26, AND MAY 3
In Fellowship Hall immediately following worship.
Complimentary Luncheon Offered Each Week
April 19 - IDENTITY THEFT
Your speakers are Karen Sica and Stella Brunton, managers
from TD Bank on Trenton Ave. in Morrisville.
Join us as we learn more about this hot topic.
April 26 – WHAT IS NEW IN
CARDIAC TREATMENT?
Dr. Charles Paraboschi joins us to bring us up to date on new
treatments in his field.
May 3 – MAKING SENSE OF FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
Rev. Bruce Ballantine is joined by Steve Ullrich from
Hooper Funeral Home to provide valuable insight
from their respective positions.
This is information we all need to have.
To reserve your spot for lunch, please email [email protected],
sign up in Communication Center or call Linda at 215-295-4191 ext. 232
MPC Weekly Calendar
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5
8:00am
Chancel Choir
8:30
Worship
9:00
Teen Choir
9:30
Easter Breakfast
10:30
Worship
Music Room
Sanctuary
Music Room
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary
MONDAY, April 6
Church Office Closed
7:00pm
Boy Scout Troop 3
Fellowship Hall
7:00
Cub Scouts
Room 220, 122, 210
7:00
Food Packing
Room 4
7:00
Troop 3 parents
Music Room
7:30
Youth Ministry Comm. Conference Room
TUESDAY, April 7
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
7:00
Food Center
Fellowship Hall
7:00
Gilead Book Group
Lounge
7:30
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 220
WEDNESDAY, April 8
9:00am
Food Center
Noon
Brown Bag and Bible
6:00pm
Youth Club
7:00
Finance Committee
Fellowship Hall
Conference Room
Conf. Room
THURSDAY, April 9
11:00am Food Stocking
Noon
Alcoholics Anonymous
6:00pm
God’s Thunder
6:30
Oakville Girl Scouts
6:30
Personnel Committee
7:00
Chancel Choir
7:00
Ivins Outreach Center
7:00
To Live Again
7:00
WNS Board Meeting
8:30
Chancel Ringers
Room 4
Room 222
Chapel
Room 220
Room 210
Music Room
Conf. Room
Fellowship Hall
Lounge
Chapel
FRIDAY, April 10
7:30pm
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 122
SATURDAY, April 11
10:00am Congregational Min. Comm.
Soup Day
Fell. Hall
SUNDAY, April 12
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
Sanctuary
11:00
Cherub Choir
Room 104
11:30
Congregational Meeting
Sanctuary
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Deacons Host
11:45
Agape Choir
Room 104
Noon
Worship Committee
Music Room
5:30 pm Deacon Event
Fellowship Hall
7:00
Deacon
Conference Room
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