Covenant Presbyterian Church USA 880 W.O. Ezell Boulevard Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301 (864) 576-7931 October 19, 2014 THE MISSION OF COVENANT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is to glorify God through worship in spirit and in truth. We acknowledge that we are God’s disciples chosen to joyfully proclaim His good news of Jesus Christ to the world. Rooted in faith, love, and prayer, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we utilize the gifts entrusted to us to fulfill His will. The Lord’s Day Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 19, 2014 11:00 A.M. WE GATHER AROUND THE WORD CHIMING THE HOUR WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Callaway Alford STEWARDSHIP MINUTE FOR MISSIONS: Paul McChesney PRELUDE: Fairest Lord Jesus Covenant Ringers INTROIT: Brethren We Have Met to Worship …Silesian Folk Tune …William Moore CALL TO WORSHIP: Seth Smith Leader: God, you fill our mouths with laughter, you cause shouts of joy to come from our lips. People: You have done great things for us, O God; we come into your presence, singing your praises. Unison: Let us worship God. *HYMN: No. 267 All Things Bight and Beautiful ROYAL OAK *PRAYER OF CONFESSION: Nora Smith O God, in the quiet of this moment, hear our prayer of confession. We are lame when we do not walk by faith. We are blind when we do not seek your truth. We crave our own desires rather than your righteousness. Through Jesus, release us from our sin and forgive us…(Silent confession) *ASSURANCE OF PARDON: Nora Smith Leader: Let us remember that Christ was appointed by God as high priest of his people forever. People: As we confess our sins, we have assurance that Christ intercedes on our behalf. God hears our prayers. Unison: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thank be to God! *GLORIA PATRI: 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. 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. TIME WITH YOUNG DISCIPLES *HYMN: No. 368 I’ve Got Peace Like a River African-American spiritual WE PROCLAIM THE WORD OLD TESTAMENT LESSON: 1 Samuel 17:32-49 pg. 261 ANTHEM: Come, Christians, Join to Sing …Gordon Young Covenant Ringers and Church Choir NEW TESTAMENT LESSON: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 pg. 181 Leader: This is the Word of God. People: Thanks be to God! SERMON: The Big and Small of It All Rev. Robert H. Brozina WE RESPOND TO THE WORD *AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: The Apostles Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. OFFERTORY: Kum Ba Yah Children’s Choir *DOXOLOGY: …Arranged Old Hundredth Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen *CLOSING HYMN: No. 538 Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing Sicilian melody *CHARGE AND BENEDICTION *BENEDICTION RESPONSE: Praise the Lord …Adapted (Choir and congregation) Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord Alleluia. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord Alleluia. King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He shall reign forever. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord Alleluia. POSTLUDE: Christ Triumphant …Lani Smith ****************************************************************************** (* Stand, as you are able) We welcome all who have come here to worship today. We hope our worship will help you find strength for the journey. If you would like to join our church family, please speak with the pastor following the service. If you have a special need, you are encouraged to place a note in the offering plate or contact the church office. May the grace and peace of Christ be with you. In our thoughts and prayers this week: Bill and Velma Brown Les Bullman Bea Filbert (friend of Emily Bleiler) Linda Kinley (former member) Susie Londenberg (Sharon Watts’ sister) Mary Raman (Our complete prayer list is available in our monthly newsletter) Acolytes Daniel Clark Eli Gainey TJ Gainey Mackenzie Smith Seth Smith We welcome all visitors! If you would be interested in Covenant as your home church, please speak to our Pastor today, or indicate your interest when you sign our Friendship/Attendance pad in the pew. Again we say, WELCOME! Opportunities for Service 9:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19 Sunday school for all ages Worship (Stewardship pledges due) Monday, October 20 Session meeting Tuesday, October 21 Men’s breakfast Circle #2 at Yanni’s (rescheduled from last week) Wednesday, October 22 Food & Fellowship --Today is the day to return your Stewardship commitment cards to the church. Thank you to all who have done so recently! You may drop your card in the offering plate or bring them to the church office. --Today is Children’s Sabbath, and our young people are participating in the worship service. Thank you to all participants! --Our 4th Sunday luncheon will be next week, October 26, following worship, in Edwards Hall. Please bring some of your favorite food to share. Our youth will leave at 1p.m. following the luncheon for an afternoon trip to Montreat. We will return in the early evening. --The following people have been elected to serve on the Elder nominating committee this year: Bill Tart, Carole Sanders, Linda Jeter, Nancy Biggerstaff, Ann Granger, and Nora Smith. They will meet for the first time following worship today in the church parlor. Mark your calendars for October 29th during our Food and Fellowship when our young people will present JOY NIGHT. They will share their talents with us that evening. Come and see what talent we have and share for God’s glory. The meal begins at 6p.m. Samaritan Purse Shoebox information can be found on the hall table. Shoeboxes are due at the church by November 9th. Church Directory 2014 Rev. Robert H. Brozina Pastor Session Class of 2014 Cynthia Bridges Paul T. McChesney Carole Sanders Class of 2015 Nancy Biggerstaff Russ Sanders Bill Tart Class of 2016 Jim Bleiler Anne Smith Connie Travaille, clerk Elder Emeriti Bill Brown Dan Burke Ruffner Campbell Sam Burts* J. D. Edwards* Paul S. McChesney* (*denotes deceased) Frankie Mitchell* June Reynolds* Viola Willis Church Staff Pastor Organist/Music Director Secretary/Treasurer Custodians Rev. Robert H. Brozina Dr. MiriamTurner Ann Cole Sean & Anne Smith Mission Support Habitat for Humanity, Greater Spartanburg Ministries, Presbyterian Student Association (UKirk), The Hope Center for Children, Inman Presbyterian Church Car Ministry, Mobile Meals, The Soup Kitchen.
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