P R C

PLEASANT RIDGE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5950 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
Phone: 513-631-9707 • Fax: 513-631-8534
Emergency: 513-549-0595
http://www.prpc.org/
OUR VISION
A joyful church, guided by God, loving its neighbors.
OUR MISSION
Inspire, equip and connect the church and the community in
order to serve Christ in our worship, witness, outreach and love.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
29TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – LECTIONARY YEAR A
*Those who are able, please stand
THE GATHERING AROUND THE WORD
Everyone is asked to sign the Friendship Folder at the end of each pew.
Visitors: Please completely fill out your name, mailing address, and e-mail address
to enable us to extend our Christian hospitality. Please pass the folder toward the
center aisle, and then return it to the outside aisle with the cover open so that you
may learn the names of the other worshippers.
For hearing or sight impaired worshippers: Sound Enhancement Receivers and
Large Print Hymnals are available from the ushers. Unless otherwise announced,
please join us in the Kemper Room following worship for donuts and coffee.
WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRELUDE
CALL TO WORSHIP
Psalm 99
One: You are the Lord; let the peoples tremble! You sit enthroned upon the
cherubim; let the earth quake!
All:
You are exalted over all the peoples. Hear us as we praise your great
and awesome name. You indeed are holy
One: Lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice
and righteousness in Jacob.
All:
We will extol you, O Lord our God, and worship at your footstool.
One: Let us worship God!
OPENING PRAYER
All of our lives are full of your mercy, O God; wherever we turn you are sure to be
there. If we are found in the depths of depression, you lift up our spirits with the
hope of new life. When we bound to the heights of ecstasy, you rejoice with us
and make our feet light. You surround us with your Spirit who knows our needs
before we announce them. We give you all praise, O God of all life. Amen.
*HYMN #138
Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!
NICEA
CALL TO CONFESSION
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not within
us. In confession we acknowledge our brokenness and our need for God who is
faithful, just, loving and forgiving. In humility and in faith let us confess our
condition to God by praying together...
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Lover of justice, distinctions becomes blurred when we are called on to serve
you. We have been taught that to serve you is to obey you. At times fidelity to
others gets in our way. Societal pressures appeal to that sense of security that
speaks to our welfare. Mores and customs become mandates; higher loyalties
are put aside. We confess our mixed allegiance. Have mercy upon us as we face
obligations, and reclaim us from error when we obey not your will.
(Time of Silent Personal Confession)
THE KYRIE
Kyrie Eleison
Lord, have mercy upon us, Christ, have mercy upon us, Lord, have mercy upon us.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Remember the words of the prophet Jeremiah when he wrote: “Behold, the
days are coming, says the Lord, when … I will put my law within them, and I will
write it upon their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people …
for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Therein
lies our assurance. Amen.
*GREETINGS AND SHARING THE PEACE OF CHRIST
Since God has affirmed us in Jesus Christ, we have also been made brothers and
sisters, then let us joyfully welcome one another for we are in our Lord’s house.
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. And also with you.
*GLORIA PATRI #579
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.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE & THE LORD'S PRAYER
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the
power and the glory forever. Amen.
THE GIFT OF THE WORD
GATHERING SONG
Jesus Loves Me
(We invite children, parents and the young at heart to come forward and sit on the
steps of the chancel while the congregation is singing.)
WE CELEBRATE A TIME FOR FAMILIES
SCRIPTURE LESSONS
Exodus 33:12-23 (p.80) and Matthew 22:15-22 (p.24)
Hear what the Spirit is saying to the church. Thanks be to God.
ANTHEM
Recitative and aria from Judas Maccabaeus
HANDEL
Thom Dreeze, baritone soloist
I feel, I feel the deity within,
Who, the bright cherubim between,
His radiant
glory erst display'd;
To Israel's distressful pray'r
He hath vouchsafe'd a gracious
ear,
And points out Maccabaeus to their aid:
Judas shall set the captive
free,
And lead us all to victory.
Arm, arm, ye brave! A noble cause, The cause of Heav'n your zeal demands.
In
defence of your nation, religion, and laws, The Almighty Jehovah will strengthen
your hands.
SERMON
“Learning to Recognize”
Rev. Abby King-Kaiser
THE RESPONSE TO THE WORD
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed (Ecumenical)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in
Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the
Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he
rose again; he ascended into heaven, is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy
Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of
sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
*HYMN #302
I Danced in the Morning
SIMPLE GIFTS
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
In response to the love of God in Jesus Christ, let us return the offerings of our
life and the gifts of the earth. Give as you have made up your heart, mind, not
reluctantly or under compulsion, but to the glory of God.
Please put the completed friendship sheet in the offering plate
during the offering portion of the service.
OFFERTORY
O Lord on High
Thom Dreeze, baritone soloist
MOZART
O Lord on high we pray Thee guide us and keep our souls in Thine own care.
When dark our way with light provide us; teach us Thy righteousness to share.
Lead Thou us on through dangers lowering, be Thou our shield in fears o’er powering.
Oh, let Thy mercy, e’er be our guard, over our lives keep watch and ward.
*DOXOLOGY #592
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*OFFERTORY PRAYER
O God, we hear about the cost of discipleship. Nothing less than our whole life
is required. We dedicate these gifts in response to Christ’s call, and offer
ourselves in full commitment. Take us and mold us according to his will. We
pray that who we are may be acceptable, what we do may find favor, and that
which we give will reflect your love. Amen.
*HYMN #263
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
*BLESSING AND BENEDICTION
POSTLUDE
ST. DENIO
The flowers are given by Margie Dawson and family to the Glory of God and in
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celebration of the 224 anniversary of the founding of the congregation of the
Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church on October 16, 1790 and in memory of
Samuel & Sarah Sering, two of the original eight founders, ancestors of Rosemary
Booth Pugh and family.
Worship Leader
Richard Stirling
Gr e e t e r s
Joyce Horning & Leah Hoover
Ambassador
Sue Imm
This morning we welcome the Reverend Abby King-Kaiser. Abby is the Assistant
Director for Ecumenical and Multifaith ministry at the Dorothy Day Center for Faith
and Justice. After attending Miami University (Ohio) as an undergraduate, she
received a Masters of Divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.
She served as the pastor of a small, urban congregation in Oakland, CA before
moving back to her hometown to work at Xavier. She is delighted that her role at
Xavier allows her to work with and learn from students from a wide variety of
traditions and backgrounds. She is working on creating more spaces on campus
where they can intentionally build community across difference.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN THE CHURCH
KEMPER LECTURE SERIES: The schedule of dates and presenters are as follows
(please note that these presentations will take place in the Kemper Room at 9:15
to 10:15):
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19 Oct: “God and the Opera” Mr. Evans Mirageas (Artistic Director of the
Cincinnati Opera)
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26 Oct: “Theology & Film” Dr. Ed McNulty (Theologian and Film Critic)
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2 Nov: “The Art of Living Now and Beyond” Dr. Doug Smucker (Program
Director of Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship)
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING will be TODAY in Rev. Amy Snow's Office.
PER CAPTIA: We are continuing to ask for a voluntary contribution from members
to offset the denominational per capita assessment for each member of a church.
The total for 2014 is $28.69 per person. Simply make a check out to Pleasant Ridge
Presbyterian Church for the amount you are able to give and note “Per Capita” on
the memo line to differentiate the contribution from your regular pledge. We
thank you for your continued support for the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church,
The Presbytery of Cincinnati, The Synod of the Covenant, and The General
Assembly of the PC (USA).
THEOLOGY @ THE MOVIES: The Rev.s Edward Goode and Amy Snow will be
holding joint Theology @ the Movies discussions with any interested participants
from their congregations on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30pm at the
Presbyterian Church of Wyoming. Wednesday night dinner will be served starting
at 5:30 and if you wish to join in the meal before the movie discussion please let
Pastor Amy know: [email protected] or leave a note in her box.
The movie being discussed will be Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013) PG-13.
Ken McWhorter will be showing the movie at PRPC on Oct. 26 at 3:30pm. The
movie is also available through Netflix, Amazon streaming, and the Cincinnati
Public Library if you wish to watch the movie on your own before the discussion.
The movies for the upcoming months will be:
November: Cry the Beloved Country (1995) PG-13
January: Invictus PG-13
February: Cry Freedom (1987) PG
March: TBD
April: TBD
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We will meet at Molly Malone’s on Friday November 21st to discuss Cry the
Beloved Country with members of both congregations. A showing date and time
has yet to be determined.
GROWING BOLDER: Nov. 12th 11am-1pm Kemper Room. Are you dreading
downsizing? Are you wondering if the time is right? Do you just want to get more
organized? We will hear from professional organizer Karen Donorovich about ways
to purge without pain. Come with your questions and we will have a great
discussion. We will be serving a simple lunch of salad, soup and bread. Please RSVP
631-9707 ext 103 so we have enough for everyone!
MONTHLY COMMUNION: We are looking for more volunteers with serving
communion on the first Sunday of each month. Anyone who has been ordained
either a Deacon or an Elder is eligible to serve. Communion has been served by
intinction because it requires fewer volunteers, but would like to begin serving in
the pews again. Emails will be sent to elders and deacons a few weeks before the
next Communion Sunday each month to request volunteers for serving. We would
appreciate some help. If you are only comfortable serving a certain way, please
reply with specificity. We will definitely need extra help on the next Communion
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Sunday (November 2 ). Please let Beau or Allison McGrath know if you are
available to help out.
PEACEMAKING OFFERING: Contributions to the Peacemaking Offering are still
being received. Your gifts will be used to promote peace and justice efforts locally
and around the world. Envelopes are in the pew racks. Thank You!
REQUESTS FOR BENEVOLENCE PROJECTS ENDOWMENT FUND GRANTS: A
reminder that the deadline for requests is TODAY. Please refer to the Sept-Oct
Spire for guidelines and instructions. Requests should be placed in the Mission
Committee box in the Library. For questions or more information, please contact
Betty Merriman, 563-1469, BPEF committee chair.
HORIZONS BIBLE STUDY: All are welcome to join a monthly scripture study on the
first Wednesday of each month at 10AM in the Kemper Room, September through
April. The scripture study is based on Paul’s writings in the second letter to the
Corinthian church, in which he deals with aspects of faith such as grace,
forgiveness, image of God and reconciliation. For a copy of the study book ($6) or
for more information please contact Tiffany Zents at [email protected] or by
calling the church office.
FELLOWSHIP/COFFEE HOUR HOSTS are needed on Sunday morning to prepare the
punch and donut holes. Two slots are open, one four times a year and one six
times a year. If you could help out, please contact Deb McWhorter at 351-8672 or
[email protected]
OPEN FLOWER DATE for October 26. Please contact Donna Kemper 351-7294.
TUTORS NEEDED FOR TEAM WORKS! If you are interested in participating in our
mission outreach with Pleasant Ridge Montessori, we would love to have you!
Individuals interested tutoring will need to fill out a CPS Volunteers Tutor
Application available online at www.cycyouth.org/help/volunteer-signup-form/.
Prospective tutors must now attend a CPS training as well. For questions regarding
the tutor application process, volunteers may also contact Dara Jenkins, Districtwide Resource Coordinator for Tutoring & After School directly, at 513-363-0569
or [email protected] For information on participating in TEAM Works program,
please contact Tiffany Zents.
THE 2014 CHRISTMAS MARKETS will be held Friday, November 14 from 5-8 and
Saturday, November 15 from 10-2. Many of the same booths will be back including
Epicure, Candy, Woodworking, Felt Ornaments, Gifts Galore, Antiques and Furniture,
plus some others. Santa will make his appearance, as usual, and there will be
children’s activities as well. Food will be served in Judd Hall featuring beef barbeque,
pizza, bean soup and cornbread. More help is needed in the kitchen. There is still
time to make some American Girl Doll clothes or do some sewing or knitting.
The Antiques and Collectibles Booth could use more nice jewelry. If you’d like to
donate some, please call JoAnn Ruff at 561-7208.
IN THE COMMUNITY
THE CARING PLACE: The U.S. Department of Agriculture is no longer providing peanut
butter to The Caring Place. Please pick up an extra jar during your next shopping trip
and place it in the Kemper foyer barrel. Thank you for your continued support.
CALENDAR EVENTS THIS WEEK
TODAY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:20 a.m. Child Care (Room 101)
8:30 a.m. Service w/ Communion (Sanctuary)
9:15 a.m. Faith Formation (Room 201); Kemper Lecture Series (Sanctuary)
9:30 a.m. Confirmation Class (Room 202)
10:30 a.m. Worship (Sanctuary)
11:45 a.m. CE Meeting (Library)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 20
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts (Scout Room)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21
7:00 p.m. Communications & Involvement (Library)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
5:45 p.m. Theology @ the Movies (PCW)
7:00 p.m. RTS Support (Room 200)
7:30 p.m. RSCDS (Judd Hall)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
7:30 p.m. Choir (Choir Room)
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24
10:00 a.m. Metallic Club (Judd Hall)
Continue to keep these people in your prayers this week:
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Orpha DeMaria, Health Concerns
Don Elliott, Health Concerns
Marian Fenker, Health Concerns
Matt & Jeneth Hanson, Friends of Peggy McHugh
Hammelrath Family, Passing of Smith Hammelrath
Bob Lodder, Health Concerns
Lovelace Family: Kramer & Taryn (daughter of Bruce & Bonnie Anderson) and
baby Calder Lincoln Lovelace, who is facing health concerns
Val Mohr, Health Concerns
Carol Montague, Recovering at home
Bob Porter, Health Concerns
Jim Saffer, former member and friend of Tom Wise, recovering at home
Adele Schiff, in the passing of her sister Ruth.
Terry Schwegman, long time church member and secretary at PRPC passed
away. Services will be held at PRPC at a later time to be announced.
Barb Thompson, Health Concerns, sister of Marcie Crosby
Serving in the Armed Forces:
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Sean and Andrew – Grandsons of Don & Adell Elliott
Zach Barnes – Son of Bob & Traci Barnes
Noah Imm – Grandson of Susan Imm, Nephew of Abbe & Barb Imm
James Ohlweiler – Member of congregation
Katie Rupp – Friend of the Imm Family
Evan Sofar – Friend of Myriam Engelken
Missionaries:
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McGill Family, serving in Malawi
Turk Family, serving in Madagascar
Please notify the church office of any prayer requests you may have
including those of you who have loved ones in the Armed Forces.
CHURCH STAFF
Traci Barnes, Business Administrator
Rick Endres, Communications Coordinator
Danielle Guilbault, Organist
Dr. Thomas G. Merrill, Director of Music
Andrea Nolan, Child Care Supervisor
Rev. Amy Snow, Director of Congregational Care
Megan Sprigg, Nursery School Director
Rev. Dr. K. Nicholas Yoda, Pastor & Head of Staff
Tiffany Zents, Director of Spiritual Formation