The Church at Work

TOW Fall Session II: Oct. 15-Nov. 19 from 5-7 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult Options
include: The Prophets: Then & Now, Making Beaded Chrismons, and Officer Training Part
2. Registration forms are in the Welcome Center and online.
Churchwide Retreat Choir: We will be having a choir to help lead closing Worship at the
Churchwide Retreat in Montreat on Oct. 26. The music is easy and we invite anyone who would
like to sing with us to come to the rehearsal on Wed., Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Youth Retreat at Montreat, Oct. 24-26: Sign-ups are going on now. Cost $95; please get
a form outside of Dan's Office. It promises to be a great weekend! Youth will be participating in the Churchwide Retreat sessions with Rodger Nishioka, but will be housed together
as a group.
Oyster Roast & Chicken Dinner/Parents Night Out, Sat., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.: Come meet
and welcome our newest members. Bring your favorite side dish and beverage. Tea, coffee,
and desserts will be provided by your Commitment Committee. Adults only, please. Parents
Night Out child care provided by the youth in the Activities Center (6:00-9:30 p.m. Leave
your children in the care of our youth and their leaders and come on out. Hall & Mary
Rogers’ house, 2323 McConnells Hwy, Rock Hill (½ mile past York County Shrine Club on
the right).
Ushers for 2015: If you’re looking for a way to get involved in church, have you thought
about ushering? Or perhaps you’re currently on the usher list but would like to have your
name removed. In either case, please email Rene Brannan at [email protected]
Equal Exchange – New Items Available: We now have boxes with individual cups of
regular and decaf coffee for those with Keurig coffee makers. ($8) These are in the coffee
basket on the table under the bulletin board with new member photos. Just Coffee and Equal
Exchange products continue to be on sale year-round. Envelopes are provided which list the
prices. Note a change in the regular decaf - $8 and tea - $3.
Stephen Ministry: A Stephen Minister seeks simply to show God’s love by offering
Christian care. Their gift to you is the freedom to focus exclusively on helping yourself. For
information on Stephen Ministry, please contact Jo Grier, 803-328-1326, or Mary Katherine
Robinson, 803-327-2006.
Service and Scripture Readings – 29th Sun. in Ordinary Time/Oct. 19, Worship at 8:45 and
11:00 a.m.; Sermon: "What If Jesus Was Right?”
Text: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Scripture: Amos 6:1, 4-7; Matthew 6:16-24
Deadlines, Acorn and Bulletin: Noon, Mon., Oct. 13 for the Oct. 19 bulletin;
Oakleaf: Noon, Mon., Dec. 8, for the first quarterly issue of 2015 (Jan.-Mar.)
Prayer Concerns
We print Joys, Deaths and New Prayer Concerns in the bulletin. For the most current and complete list of
all prayer concerns, you may check the Prayer Board near the Youth Office, or the listing on our website: (Support, Church Publications, Prayer List)
New Prayer Concerns: Gita Velu Beaty, Leslie McDow, Morgan Savage, Beth Williams
The Church at Work
Sunday, October 12
Worship, Sanctuary
Sunday School for All Ages
Worship, Sanctuary
CROP Walk, Dinkins Center. Winthrop Univ. Campus
Providence Presbytery Meeting, Beth Shiloh Presbyterian Church
Agape Choir Rehearsal, Music Suite
Youth Group, Fellowship Hall
Monday, October 13
Stephen Leaders, Conference Room
Finance, Conference Room
Tuesday, October 14
Alanon, 203
Kindermusik Village, 106
Kindermusik Our Time, 106
Revelation Ringers, 2205/Handbell Room
M&M PW Circle, Presbyterian Student Center
Wednesday, October 15
TOW Dinner, Fellowship Hall
Together on Wednesdays, Fall Session II, Youth and Adult Classes/Children’s Choirs
Session/Diaconate Officer Training, 2211
Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC), 2107/Conference Room
UKirk Program Night, PSC
Chancel Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
Thursday, October 16
Companions in Christ, 207
Archives, 108/Library
Cancer Support Group, 2108/Parlor
Friday, October 17
Companions Retreat
Middle High School Skate Nite, Kate’s Gastonia
Saturday, October 18
Chancel Choir Rehearsal Day, Music Suite/Fellowship Hall
Sunday, October 19
Lay Led Worship/Communion and Breakfast, Fellowship Hall
Worship, Sanctuary
Sunday School for All Ages
Worship, Sanctuary
Agape Choir Rehearsal, Music Suite
Fall Festival Trunk or Treat, Parking Lot
Announcements – Oct. 12, 2014
Stewardship is our duty as a member, but it is also our privilege. We have the
opportunity to return to God a portion of his boundless generosity. Please take time each
week to read a different portion of an article titled “Why I Tithe – and So Should You.” The
article is written by Andrew McNair, a wealth manager, and appeared in Forbes Magazine,
April 21, 2014.
Our hope is this article, along with your prayerful consideration, will help guide you to
your decision in how to support OAPC in 2015, and help us meet our $1,000,000 goal as we
prepare for our new Minister and the next 100 years of God’s work.
Stewardship Committee
Teaching Your Family to Give
If you have children, what better legacy is there to leave to them? Teaching them these
principles of giving back is a habit that works regardless of age. And the earlier they pick up
this habit, the better.
How do you teach your kids the importance of tithing and giving? It can start with their
allowance. When you give them $20 a week for their chores, where does it go? You might be
saying, “Who cares? They’re just kids. What does it hurt if they blow it all?” When would
you like that to stop? When they are 65 and broke? Of course not!
Share these fundamentals with your kids and teach them to set up three labeled piggy
banks: church/chairty, savings, and everything else. In the first piggy bank, place 10% for the
charity and/or church. In the second, put 20% to savings, and put the rest in the last piggy bank.
This will be a tangible reminder that you first allocate money to the most important
things. They will grow accustomed to living on 70% instead of living on 105%, like many
families do today.
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You are encouraged to take this insert home so you will have a current calendar
of upcoming events and information you may share with a friend or neighbor.
Flowers in the Sanctuary: Today’s arrangements have been given to the glory of God and
in loving memory of Jean Drake, Peter A. Drake and Chalmers L. Neely by their family. If
you’d like to provide future arrangements for the Sanctuary, or donations toward these,
please contact Debbie Reingold, [email protected], to schedule the date.
CROP Walk 2014 is Today! Dinkins Center, Winthrop Univ., 2 p.m. registration; 3 p.m.
walk begins. Forms are available in the Welcome Center or contact Jill Bigham at 985-4934
or [email protected]
Faith And Film, Tonight at 6:00 p.m. (to avoid other church events on Oct. Sundays),
“Places in the Heart" – Edna Spalding, a young widow living in Depression-era Waxahachie,
Texas, is determined to eke out a hardscrabble existence farming cotton on her land. 112
min. (PG, some material may not be suitable for children) Bring your own drink and $5 for
pizza and popcorn.
NAMI, Oct. 14: Ongoing Support Groups (6:15) and an open Education Meeting (7:30) for
the National Alliance on Mental Illness will be held on the 2 nd Tuesday of the month in the
OAPC Hut. For more information visit:
TOW (Together on Wednesdays): Join us for dinner (5-5:55 p.m.) and/or Officer Training,
children’s choirs, youth or adult classes (6-7 p.m.). A registration form is available in the
church Welcome Center or on our website. Menu: Oct. 15 – baked ziti with beef and tomato
sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert; Oct. 22 – roast pork with apricot mustard glaze,
baked potato casserole, roasted broccoli, dessert.
Cancer Support Group, Third Thursdays, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., 2108/Parlor: OAPC hosts this
group for cancer survivors, from diagnosis and thereafter. These are led by survivors, with a
health care professional at every meeting. Open for any men or women in our community,
participants can gain additional insight and strength to help physically, emotionally and
Middle School Night of Skating, Fri., Oct. 17, 5-9:30 p.m.: That’s right, this is just for
Middle School. We will be going to Kate's Skate in Gastonia for a night of fun. Cost: $10
covers pizza dinner and skating; bring extra money for the arcade and to play pool.
Fall Lay School of Theology, Oct. 17-19, Presbyterian College (Clinton): A joint venture
of the five South Carolina Presbyteries, is offered twice a year on weekends in the spring and
fall. Sessions begin with dinner on Friday and conclude after the worship service on Sunday.
Participants stay in a local hotel and are served lunch and dinner in the dining hall at the
college. Participants are lay persons (ordained and non-ordained) who desire an in-depth
study of Bible, church history and theology. Faculty members are ministers and Presbyterian
educators, active or retired, with particular interest in this enterprise. Several courses are
offered at each session (both core courses and electives). Get the registration info online:
*At the times indicated, all who are able, please stand.
Prelude: With Wings Like Eagles
David Paxton
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Congregation: And also with you.
Welcome and Life of the Church
Mary Katherine Robinson
Passing of the Friendship Register
Minute for Mission/Stewardship
D. J. Modla
The Greeting
*Congregational Introit, Hymn #59 The Steadfast Love of the Lord (Psalm 105)
(Refrain) Cantor/Choir, then Congregation as directed
*Words of Assurance
*Gloria Patri (unison) Hymn #581
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.
Epistle Reading: Romans 14:7-14, pew Bible, pgs. 163
(8:45) Bob McCann; (11:00) Freddy Faircloth
(The Word of the Lord/Thanks be to God.)
The Sacrament of Baptism/Children’s Time
Mary Katherine Robinson
Hymn #486 Child of Blessing, Child of Promise, v. 1
Kathy Emerson, Deacon
Fiona Grace Duffy, daughter of William Edward Duffy and Victoria Lynn Kintner-Duffy
Question to the Congregation and Congregational Response
We do. We will nurture one another in faith, uphold one another in prayer,
encourage one another in service.
Declaration and Welcome
Nursery is available for Infants-3 yrs. Following the Sacrament of Baptism,
children ages 4-1st gr. are invited to go with their leaders to Kid’s Kirk.
*Call to Worship
Satisfy us with your love in the morning, O Lord;
and we will rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad and let your work be seen in us.
May your favor be upon us as we worship you with hearts, hands,
and voices.
*Hymn #611 Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
*Prayer of Confession (unison)
God of love, we need your mercy and grace. Your love is boundless,
and yet our love has limits. We are often better at building walls than bridges.
Yet we know that yours is a love that has crossed all boundaries,
including the border between heaven and earth.
Forgive us, and teach us to love as you have loved us and all of your people.
(a moment of silence for personal confession)
*Hymn #819 Be Still, My Soul
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:26-29, 3:1-13, pew Bible (NRSV), pgs. 1-3
(The Word of the Lord/Thanks be to God.)
(11:00) Anthem: Think On These Things
Virginia Croft
Sermon: "In Life and Death, We Belong to God”
Mary Katherine Robinson
*Affirmation of Faith: A Brief Statement of Faith, sections 1, 2 and 5 front of hymnal, p. 37
In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune
God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve.
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God. Jesus proclaimed the reign of
God: preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives, teaching by word
and deed and blessing the children, healing the sick and binding up the
brokenhearted, eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners, and calling all to repent and
believe the gospel.
Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition, Jesus was crucified,
suffering the depths of human pain and giving his life for the sins of the world.
God raised this Jesus from the dead, vindicating his sinless life, breaking the power
of sin and evil, delivering us from death to life eternal.
With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer, front of Hymnal, pg. 35
Bob Moss
(“And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors”)
Offering of One’s Self and One’s Gifts to God and the Church
Offertory: (8:45) Wondrous Love
arr. David Johnson
(11:00) This Is My Father's World
Revelation Handbell Ringers
arr. Bill Ingram
*Doxology #606
*Prayer of Dedication
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church
October 12, 2014
28 Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:45 and 11:00 a.m. Services for the Lord’s Day
*Hymn #822 When We Are Living
*Postlude: Rondeau
Joseph Mouret
OAPC Staff
Wood, William P.: Interim Pastor and Head of Staff, voice mail 223, [email protected]
Robinson, Mary Katherine: Assoc. Pastor, Member Care & Involvement, voice mail 235,
[email protected]
Moss, Bob: Parish Associate, 803-517-1607, [email protected]
Program Staff
Greene, Novie, Covenant Choir Director, 803-980-3146, [email protected]
Moe, Timothy: Music Director, voice mail 227, [email protected]
Morrison, Hannah: Intern for Campus Ministry
Read, Susan: Organist, voice mail 241
Whisenant, Lisa: Church Business Administrator, voice mail 222, [email protected]
Winchip, Tammy: Director of Christian Education, voice mail 224, [email protected]
Young, Dan: Youth Director, voice mail 225, [email protected]
Support Staff
Kerr, Louise: Administrative Assistant for Communications and
Assistant to the Senior Pastor and Head of Staff, voice mail 279, [email protected]
McClinton, Tommy: Setup
McIntosh, Victoria: Nursery Director
Price, Frank: Interim Facility Maintenance Technician
Reingold, Debbie: Administrative Assistant for Congregational Life/Registrar,
voice mail 100, [email protected]
ALL ARE WELCOME to worship at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church. If you are
visiting, we are especially glad you are here. We ask that everyone sign the Friendship
Register when it is passed. Questions about the life and ministry of the church may be
addressed to any member of the staff or to one of the elders of the church. Staff and officers
can be identified by their name tags.
DISCOVERY CLASSES are regularly scheduled for those who are interested
in exploring membership in the church. The next session will meet on Sundays, Nov. 2
and Nov. 9. Both meet at 9:45-10:45 a.m., in the Parlor, Room 2108. To find out more
or sign up, please contact the Church Office, [email protected]
A NURSERY is provided in room 102 for infants-5K at 8:45 a.m., during 9:45 Sunday
School for infants-2 yrs., and at 11 a.m. for infants-3 yrs. BEEPERS are available for
parents of children left in nursery care.
Ushers will be happy to direct you to the nursery and/or those aids.
HEARING DEVICES and LARGE PRINT HYMNALS are available. Ushers will be
happy to provide those as needed.
RESTROOMS are located near the front and rear entrances to the Sanctuary.
Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church 421 Oakland Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29730
803.327.2006   [email protected]