May 31, 2015 Worship Bulletin - Morrisville Presbyterian Church

WORSHIP for
TRINITY SUNDAY
MAY 31, 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
to continue to worship together.
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.
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.
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 people in their pew, and helps staff
members identify those who may need attention.
THE CHANCEL FLOWERS are offered to the glory
of our most gracious God and in appreciation for
the workers in the MPC Clothing Center and the
contributions they made to the Outreach
Committee. The chancel flowers are also offered to
the glory of God and in appreciation for the children
of the church of whom we are so very proud!
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.
USHERING AT TODAY’S SERVICE: Head Deacon
Carol Hernandez, Alastair Brunton, Beth Keys, Fran
Wiser, Wes Gardner, Lisa Kutch, Jeff Morruzzi,
Amy Schnurr and Jr. Deacons Evan Schnurr, Brandon Schnurr and Blake Becker.
WORSHIP NOTE
* The asterisk indicates that those who are able, may please stand.
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 wel- Please forward any announcements you would like included in
come in worship. Visitors, please feel free to wor- the Bulletin by Tuesday of each week to [email protected]
ship with your children for as long as they are able.
Articles for “Currents” are due by the 1st day of the
If he or she gets wiggly and needs a stretch break, preceding month. Send articles to [email protected]
audio from the service is available in the chapel, until
your child is ready to return to the sanctuary for you
CONTACT U S
M O R R I S V I L L E P RE S B Y T E R I A N C H U R C H C H U R C H S T A F F
771 North Pennsylvania Ave. | Morrisville, PA 19067 | 215.295.4191 | [email protected]
Bruce Ballantine, Interim Pastor & Head of Staff (ext. 234) ................................................................................................. [email protected]
Deborah Heffernan, Interim Associate Pastor (ext. 225) ................................................................................................... [email protected]
Linda Seaman, Director of Older Adult Ministry (ext. 232) ........................................................................................................ [email protected]
Steve McBride, Director of Music & Communications Coordinator ............................................................................................ [email protected]
Rich Drabb, Property Manager (ext. 231)........................................................................................................................................ [email protected]
Laurie Jacobson, Bookkeeper (ext. 226) ................................................................................................................................ [email protected]
Elizabeth Scully, Administrative Assistant (ext. 0) ............................................................................................................................. [email protected]
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Trinity Sunday
G A T H E R I N G
PRELUDE
WORDS of WELCOME
Pastor Heffernan
MINUTE for MINISTRY—Visitation Ministry
Deacon Ann Clements
INTROIT—Come, Let us Sing! (WAGNER)
The Chancel Choir
Come, let us sing and make a joyful noise to God! Come let us sing!
CALL to WORSHIP
One: Heaven and earth declare God’s glory:
All:
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord!
One: And in the temple, God’s people cry:
All:
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord!
Drew Hunger
*HYMN 138—Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
NICAEA
*PRAYER of CONFESSION—Unison
God of grace, love, and communion, we confess that we have failed to love
you with all our heart, soul, and mind; and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
We ignore your commandments, stray from your way, and follow other gods.
Have mercy on us. Forgive our sin and raise us to new life that we may serve
you faithfully and give honor to your holy name.
*SILENT PRAYERS of CONFESSION
Here each worshiper may offer silent prayers of confession.
*RESPONSE—Amen (DANISH)
The Chancel Choir
*ASSURANCE of FORGIVENESS
One: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in
the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives you all your sins, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of
the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.
All:
Amen.
*RESPONSE to GOD’S PARDON 567—Glory Be to the Father
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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
EPISTLE READING—2 Corinthians 13:11-13
One: This is the Word of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
(New Testament, page 175)
TIME for YOUNG DISCIPLES
Children in grades K-2 may leave for One Room Sunday School room 104
THE GOSPEL READING—John 3:1-17
One: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
SERMON
(New Testament, page 88)
God’s Hat Trick
*HYMN—There is a Redeemer
Pastor Ballantine
GREEN
There is a Redeemer, Jesus God’s own Son;
precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Holy One.
Thank you, O my Father for giving us your Son,
and leaving your Spirit till the work on earth is done.
Jesus, my Redeemer, name above all names,
precious Lamb of God, Messiah, Hope for sinners slain.
Thank you . . .
When I stand in glory, I will see his face.
There I’ll serve my King forever in that holy place.
Thank you . . .
PRAYERS of THANKSGIVING and SUPPLICATION
THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts and debtors)
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OFFERING
Invitation to Give
Presentation of Gifts
Offertory Music—Give Me Jesus (HOGAN)
Wendy Yazujian, soloist; Nancy Powers, piano
*Doxology—Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (OLD HUNDREDTH)
S E N D I N G
*HYMN 442—The Church’s One Foundation
AURELIA
*CHARGE and BLESSING
*CHORAL BENEDICTION—Sevenfold Amen (LUTKIN)
*POSTLUDE
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The Chancel Choir
Announcements
ONE ROOM SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL
One Room Sunday School will be offered May 31–
September 6. Children in grades K-2 will leave the
worship service during the sermon for a special ageappropriate lesson. Also note, during the summer
there are no Education classes for adults, youth and
children–except for the nursery.
venture Park and experience the G-Force, God's
Love in Action! Registration forms available online.
Registering in advance helps us with planning. Also,
volunteers needed: Youth Path Finders, Puppeteer,
Story Tellers, Decoration Makers & Installers.
TRENTON BREAKFAST
This summer MPC will be preparing and serving
breakfast at First Presbyterian Church of Trenton
on Saturday, June 20, July 18 and August 15. To
help with this outreach ministry or for more information contact Pastor Debbie. All ages 14 and
above are welcome.
BOOK GROUP MEETINGS
The Gilead Group will finish discussing Lila this
Tuesday June 2 at 7:00 p. m. in the MPC Lounge.
The Wings Group will discuss up to p. 261 of Sue
Monk Kidd's The Invention of Wings this Friday,
June 5 at 1:00 p.m. in the MPC Lounge. The Narnia
Group will discuss The Last Battle on Wednesday,
June 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the MPC Lounge.
THE YOUNG ADULT COMMITTEE
The committee invites all young adults 21 to 35
years old to participate in a Beer and Bible event on
Thursday, June 25 at the Continental Tavern in
Yardley, PA. All who wish to participate please
RSVP by June 23 to Andrea Wolff at
[email protected]
CLOTHING CENTER
The last day for Clothing Center donations will be
May 31. The Clothing Center’s last day of shopping
will be on June 16. We will re-open on September
8.
COMING SOON...
A Visitation Ministry for MPC. Stay tuned to learn
more about this opportunity and how you might be
involved.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE IVINS OUTREACH
CENTER’S ANNUAL AUCTION
An Afternoon of Wine and Food Pairings on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at
the Falls Banquet Hall. We hope you will join us
for an early summer afternoon of wine, food, music
and live silent auctions, all to support of The Ivins
Outreach Center.
PLEASE JOIN US
We will be celebrating the ministry of Linda Seaman
on Sunday, June 14 immediately following service.
Contribution to a purse may be sent to the church
office. All are welcome!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Joint VBS Program Morrisville Methodist and Presbyterian Churches on Sunday, July 19 through
Thursday, July 23, 6:00 p.m-8:30 p.m. All 4 year olds
through 5th graders are welcome. Join us in an Ad6
MPC Weekly Calendar
SUNDAY, May 31
9:30am
Weekly Prayer Meeting Conference Room
9:30
Thank You Breakfast
Fellowship Hall
For Sunday School Teachers
10:00
Chancel Choir
Music Room
10:30
Worship
Sanctuary
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Deacons Host
11:45
Youth In Mission Pre-trip
Room 220
MONDAY, June 1
9:30am
PW Board Meeting
Conference Room
7:00pm
Boy Scout Troop 3
Fellowship Hall
7:00
Food Packing
Room 4
7:30
Youth Min. Committee Conference Room
TUESDAY, June 2
10:00am Clothing Center
Room 4
10:00
Congregational Ministry Comm. Lounge
10:00
Food Center Set-up
Fellowship Hall
11:00
3:00pm
7:00
7:00
7:00
7:30
Ivins Center
Lounge
A Matter of Balance
Conference Room
Staff Meeting
Conference Room
Finance Comm. Meeting Conference Rm.
Food Center
Fellowship Hall
Gilead Book Group
Lounge
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 220
WEDNESDAY, June 3
9:00am
Food Center
Noon
Brown Bag and Bible
7:00pm
Personnel Meeting
THURSDAY, June 4
11:00am Food Stocking
Noon
Alcoholics Anonymous
6:30pm
Oakville Girl Scouts
7:00
Chancel Choir
7:00
WNS
Room 4
Room 222
Room 220
Music Room
Lounge
FRIDAY, June 5
Cub Scouts Picnic
1:00pm
Wings Book Group
7:30
Alcoholics Anonymous
Front Lawn
Lounge
Room 122
SATURDAY, June 6
9:00am
Church Officer Trng.
Conference Rm.
SUNDAY, June 7
9:30am
Weekly Prayer Meeting Conference Room
9:30
Chancel Choir
Music Room
10:30
Worship
Sanctuary
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Choir Host
Noon
Bells in the Breezeway Concert
3:00pm
Ivins Outreach Center The Falls Banquet
Fundraising Event
Hall
Fellowship Hall
Conference Room
Room 200/210
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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771 N OR TH P ENNSY LVANI A A VENUE | M OR RIS VILLE , P A 19067
215.295. 4191 | W W W .MPC US A . NE T
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
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”
1 Corinthians 12:27
The Spirit of God provides different members of the body with different gifts, talents
and abilities all of which are valued and needed in the body of Christ.
Join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. on June 7 -- Time and Talent Sunday –
and discover new and exciting ways in which you can contribute
your time and your talents to the ongoing ministry of Morrisville Presbyterian Church.
Scholarship Presentations & Graduate Recognition
During our worship we will take a moment and are pleased
to provide 10 scholarships this year
and say congratulations to our graduating High School seniors.
Concerts in the Garden
“Bronze in the Breezeway”
11:45 A.M. POSTLUDE CONCERT
Join us in the Memorial garden immediately
following worship for a short 30—minute concert of
wonderful music performed by our very own
Chancel Ringers. In addition to the goodies during
Fellowship Hour, hosted by the Choirs, this will be a
fun and enjoyable concert for all who can join us!