Central Presbyterian Church Brazos and Eighth AUSTIN, TEXAS Organized October 13, 1839 “In this place I will give peace, saith the Lord of Hosts.” —Haggai 2:9 “This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” —Genesis 28:17 Rev. J. H. Moore, M. Div., Pastor Rev. K. D. Rogers, M. Div., Assoc. Pastor SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014 MORNING SERVICE, 11:00 A. M. Prelude Celebrating Life Together: Rev. J. H. Moore • Passing the Peace A Time of Silence Choir Introit: Come into God’s House with Praise Call to Worship God is our rock and our fortress, God is our refuge and strength. God is our hope and our trust. Together, let us praise the Lord. • Hymn 455: All Creatures of our God and King • Prayer of Praise and Adoration: S. C. de la Fuente Call to Confession Prayer of Confession (see facing page) Silent Prayer of Confession Assurance of Grace • Gloria Patri: Glory Be To The Father Prayer for Illumination: S. M. Brister Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:7-14 Anthem: A Call to Celebration Children’s Sermon: Rev. K. D. Rogers Sermon: “Surrounded by So Great a Cloud of Witnesses“ Hebrews 11-12. Rev. Dr. L. S. Mendenhall • Affirmation of Faith (see facing page) • Hymn 420: God of Grace and God of Glory (verses 1, 3, 4, & 5) Minute for Stewardship: R. M. Meisel Prayers of the People: Rev. Moore Offering Offertory: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God •Doxology • Prayer of Thanksgiving • The Lord’s Prayer (Traditional) • Hymn 138: Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! •Benediction • Choral Benediction: O For a World O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways, Where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise. • Brass Postlude: My Spirit Be Joyful • Worshippers are invited to rise in body or spirit PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Holy God, you promise us a life full of blessing, but we do not always believe. You incite us to hope, but we fall back into fear. You urge us to give freely, but we cling to what we have. You call us to watch at all times for you, but we grow lazy and self-absorbed. Forgive us. Increase our hope, enlarge our hearts, and keep us alert to the wonders you work in the world every day. For the sake of Jesus we pray. Amen. AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: In a broken and fearful world, the Spirit gives us courage to pray without ceasing, to witness among all peoples to Christ as Lord and Savior, to unmask idolatries in church and culture, to hear the voices of peoples long silenced, and to work with others for justice, freedom, and peace. In gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth, praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” PREACHING THIS MORNING We are pleased to welcome the Rev. Dr. L. S. Mendenhall to our pulpit. There are those in our congregation who may remember when Dr. Mendenhall served as Associate Pastor to this church, from 1983 until 1986. The reverend will be attending today’s luncheon, at which time newer members of the congregation may introduce themselves. MUSICIANS THIS MORNING In addition to several voices added to our Chancel Choir this morning, we welcome and appreciate the talents of Hylton Cruickshank, who played bagpipes before the service; the brass quintet which consisted of Mike Bucalo, Tim Shaffer, Brenda Salas, Tom Hale, and Kerry Williams, and timpanist Kari Klier. Funds for the music today were underwritten in honor of a choir member. During our after-worship celebration, we will enjoy the music of “Lost & Nameless,” whose members include Patrick Conway, Chris E. Peterson, Kimberly Zielnicki, and Nathan Quiring; they are here in part by the gracious underwriting of the Texas Commission on the Arts. SPEAKING OF STEWARDSHIP We received the following inspirational message from W. W. Cherry: “Why do I pledge to the church? I find that I simply MUST in order to support the programs of the church which I find so compelling. I am passionate for the community of CPC.” ANOTHER ANNIVERSARY As our church celebrates its 175th anniversary, so do W. H. Bent and S. D. Richter celebrate the 20th anniversary of their wedding. Our congratulations to them, and our thanks as they have provided the flowers decorating our sanctuary this morning. CHURCH DIRECTORY The Session J. H. Moore, Moderator L. H. Stoddard, Clerk J. N. Cherewaty J. R. Coulter J. D. Naumann L. E. Ortiz M. R. Taylor S. L. Rogers C. O. Blaha A. D. Day M. C. Hastings J. L. Hocker W. G. Lytch K. G. Blackburn S. M. Brister T. F. Collins K. J. Estes M. J. Hernandez The Diaconate L. L. Sramek, Chair S. A. Day L. J. Kennedy B. A. Waters, Vice-Chair C. M. Chamberlin B. J. Lairson L. A. Fry J. L. Jones D. S. Whichard C. L. Salvucci K. D. Rogers, Moderator Trustees: T. B. Pierce, C. Dunham, J. E. T. Olsson Others Leading our Worship C. Couch, Choir Director C. Flores, Children’s Choir Director N. Quiring, Organist C. I. Treviño, Sunday School Supt. S. C. de la Fuente, Pastoral Intern CONGREGATIONAL MEETING A Congregational Meeting has been called for Sunday, October 19, at the end of the 11:00 worship service, to hear and act upon a report from our 2014–2015 Officer Nominating Committee. The following slate of Officers will be placed in nomination: Board of Trustees —Class of 2017: Judson Greene III Board of Deacons—Class of 2016: Jeannine Caracciolo, Gary Gibbs, Will Genrich, Ann McClain, Carmine Salvucci, Lisa Sramek Youth Deacon—Class of 2015: Perrie Estes Session—Class of 2017: Jeff Cherewaty, Clif Collins, Vella Fink, Susan Richter, Elizabeth Stoddard Youth Elder—Class of 2015: Isabelle Blaha PLEASE REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE IN PRAYER THIS WEEK: Bill and Bobbie Taylor, Katherine Williams, J.J. Baskin, Jo Schaper and Eugene Val, Janine Zabriskie, Jackie Burck, Janis Gardner, John Smith, Doug Spinks and family, Olga, Lillian, & Robert Garza and family, Bob and Betty Manning, Adele Waide, Bear Amezcua-Waters and family, Brendan McGonegal. PRAY FOR COMFORT AND CONTINUED HEALING FOR: Herman Harren, Jean Kindle, Shelby Martin, Mason O’Neal, Aaron & Megan Samaniego (Peace Corps), Mary Thomas, Bette Lou Voorhis, Lindsey Weiler, Scott Wells, Doris Wilkinson. CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK: Sunday: Mark Taylor. Wednesday: Elizabeth Eaton. Friday: Janeth Garcia. Saturday: Jane Sampson, Philip Ruiz-Green. CELEBRATING ANNIVERSARIES THIS WEEK: Wednesday: Win Bent & Susan Richter. Saturday: Marcus Johnson & Kim Kjome.
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