First Presbyterian Church Reformation Sunday Glorify. Grow. October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014
First Presbyterian Church
Of Arlington
Reformation Sunday
Glorify. Grow.
First Presbyterian Church Mission Statement:
We, as the Church, are the Body of Christ equipped through prayer by
the Holy Spirit to glorify God; through passionate worship, nurturing
fellowship, sacrificial service, respectful evangelism, and active
discipleship, we encourage and challenge all ages of our congregation and
community to grow in relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
www.FirstPresTexas.org
1200 South Collins • Arlington, Texas 76010 • 817-274-8286
Worship Information:
There are large print worship bulletins, hymnals, and Bibles, as well as
hearing enhancement devices available from the ushers.
Prayer cards can be found in the pew racks. If you would like to fill one
out, please place it in the offering plate as it is passed.
Refreshments are available before worship by the Fellowship Hall.
Nursery Care is available in our nursery from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
W
elcome to First Presbyterian Church!
If you are a guest with us today, we are glad that you are here!
The people of FPCA value our relationships:
Our relationship with God,
Our relationship with one another,
Our relationship with the world.
We invite you to fill out the friendship register in your pew and
pass it along to others around you.
This information lets us know that you were here, and gives us some
insight into how we might serve you better. By reading the names on
the register, you can have a connection with those around you as we
all participate in worship together.
If you do not currently have a church family, we would invite you to
consider becoming a part of our family here on South Collins.
Our hope is that this time of worship and celebration brings you
closer in your relationship with God as we worship the Lord together!
Preaching today: Russell Jonas III
Guest organist: Susan Fuchs
8:30 Lay leader: Mike Petrie
11:00 Lay leader: Jim L. Quick
The flowers are dedicated to the glory of God by
the Gore family in memory of Don Gore.
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The Worship Of God
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Words in bold are spoken by the congregation.
* Invites all who are able to stand.
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The Gathering
Welcome
Voluntary
A Mighty Fortress
arr. David Cherwien
Meditation of Preparation
from Psalm 106
Obedience to God is both a gift and a task. The heart has been given
the ability to love. The soul has been freed from the finality of death.
The mind has been granted the inspiration of God’s love. Our task is
to place ourselves, so endowed, in service to others--that they too may
know of God’s mercy and grace.
Call to Worship
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
You satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love;
You make us glad so that we may rejoice.
From everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
Let us praise Him with our worship.
Introit (11:00)
I Was Glad
C.O. Beck
I was glad when they said unto me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
Let us praise the name of the Lord!
*Hymn 687
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past
St. Anne
*Prayer of Confession
We are taught to love you, O God, with all of our heart;
We confess that our allegiance is less than complete.
We are taught to love you, O God, with all of our soul;
We confess that we long to have our own way.
We are taught to love you, O God, with all of our soul;
We confess that our thoughts are seldom so pure.
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We are taught to love neighbors as we love ourselves;
We confess preference for ourselves being first.
God have mercy upon us as we make our confession.
Christ have mercy upon us and forgive our sin.
*Silent Confession
*Assurance of Pardon
Friends, believe the good news of the Gospel!
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven!
*The 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.
*Passing the Peace
Greet those around you with, “The peace of Christ be with you.”
*Hymn 626
As the Deer
As the Deer
The Word
Prayer for Illumination
Scripture Reading
Deuteronomy 34:1–12
O.T. page 191
Children’s Time
At 11:00, children age 3 to Kindergarten are invited to go to
Kids For Christ (KFC) in room 216 following this time together.
Anthem (11:00)
I’m Gonna Sing ‘Til the Spirit Moves
David Grogan, baritone
I’m gonna sing ‘til the spirit moves in my heart.
I’m gonna sing ‘til Jesus comes.
It was grace that brought me.
It was grace that taught me.
It was grace that kept me.
And it’s grace that will lead me home.
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Moses Hogan
I’m gonna pray ‘til the spirit moves in my heart.
I’m gonna pray ‘til Jesus comes.
Can’t you feel the spirit movin’.
I’m gonna shout ‘til the spirit moves in my heart.
I’m gonna shout ‘til Jesus comes.
I’m gonna sing ‘til my Jesus, ‘til He comes.
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Scripture Reading
Matthew 22:34–46
N.T. page 25
The Sermon
*The 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.
Pastoral Prayer and 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 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.
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The Response
Stewardship Moment
Offertory
Sheri Quick
Paul Manz
Partita on St. Anne
*Doxology
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.
Sending
*Hymn 275
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
*Charge and Benediction
*Voluntary
Ein’ Feste Burg
all are invited to join hands
Tocatta on Ein’ Feste Burg
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John Leavitt
PNC Update
It is now October, and the Pastor Nominating Committee
wants all of our congregation to know we have been meeting each week
since September 7th. Our primary purpose this first month has been to
write the Ministry Information Form (MIF), which becomes the position
posting document to be read by all of the pastors who God may be
moving to consider FPCA as their next congregation. The MIF includes
Five Narrative Questions and Ten Leadership Competencies that will
be of great importance to both the PNC and the pastoral candidates
during the next stage of the process, so we have spent several hours
on these areas of the MIF. Our committee has felt so blessed to have
the Mission Study Report that was organized and written by Matt
Annen, Ruth De Zeeuw, Bob Koch and Bodil Overtree, based on
input from our congregation. We spent one whole session studying
this report before ever putting fingers to keys of a computer to begin
our work. We are hopeful that our MIF will complete the Committee
on Ministry and Session reviews and approvals in October so that
we may post the position soon. Thank you for your prayers over this
committee. Our work together has been full of spiritual direction
and blessed by these prayers.
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Prayer Ministry
Prayers for those with health and other concerns:
Lanier Horton, Linda Chamberlain, Jim McCoy and family,
Bob Koch, Homer Reynolds, Laurie Bell, Fred Cook, Bryant
Hutchinson, Andrew Bridges, Shirley Bragg, David Boice,
Manuel LeBlanc, Sam Polk, Albert Ross, Dick Haney, Madge
Casselman, Craig Poindexter, Bonnie Forte, Craig Sanders,
Josh Petrie, Bobbie Fowler, Bill Hayden, Brooks and Connie
Taylor, Allen Underwood, Wayne Snyder
Please contact the church office at 817-274-8286 if you have
any congregational care needs. For questions about specific
concerns of those listed above, please contact Juanice Young
at [email protected] or 817-794-5626.
Prayers for family serving in the armed forces:
Aaron Alonso, Ben Boughton, Austin Curran, Eric Dill, Jeff
Grimes, Damien King, Matthew Lopez, Jack Murtha, Mike
Manci, Colin Peden, Jason Polk, Ryan Regalado, Christopher
Young, James Shryock, Robbie Wallace
Prayers of Thanksgiving for:
Robert Landolt on his 101st birthday this Tuesday.
Prayers for our homebound members.
Prayers for those who do not know Christ.
Veteran’s Lunch
The discipleship team will be hosting a lunch to honor our
veterans on Sunday, November 9th. The lunch will be in the
fellowship hall and will be right after the 11:00 service. Please come
and help us thank our veterans for their service.
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Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Please bring the following if your last name begins with:
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A-G salad
H-O sweet potatoes or dressing
P-Z vegetable
The Fellowship committee will provide turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dessert, and drinks.
Please indicate on the fellowship enrollment pad if you plan
to attend. This will enable the Fellowship Committee to
know about how much food to prepare.
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Week 3
Talk About Giving
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put aside and
save whatever extra you earn, so that collections need not be taken
when I come.
—1 Corinthians 16:2
On the first day of every week… Sunday, the first day, is a time of
remembering the resurrection of Jesus Christ. “Every week” encourages
regular, systematic giving as a practice of discipleship.
…each of you is to put aside and save whatever extra you earn… A personal
decision is called for. To “put aside and save” is an intentional act of
dedication—and often a sacrificial act.
…so that collections need not be taken when I come. An unanticipated
collection could be a burden on the people. Anticipated week to week,
the offering could be an occasion for joy.
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Rita and Dave rarely discussed their church offering. Then one day their
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EvEnTS cALEndAR
Sunday, October 26
THANKSGIVING BASKETS KICK OFF
8:30 a.m.
Worship in Chapel
9:45 a.m.
Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship in Sanctuary
4:30 p.m. Children’s Music Ministries
4:30 p.m. Agape Rehearsal
4:30 p.m. PNC Meeting
6:00 p.m. The Well
Monday, October 27
3:30 p.m.
Kids’ Beach Club @ Blanton
Tuesday, October 28
3:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Kids’ Beach Club @ Ellis
HOPE Tutoring
Wednesday, Oct. 29
7:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Men’s Bible Study
Quilting Group
Kids’ Beach Club @ Crow
Bell Rehearsal
Youth
Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, October 30
6:30 p.m.
HOPE Tutoring
Sunday, November 2
8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
Worship in Chapel
Theological Inquiries in FH
Sunday School
Worship in Sanctuary
Children’s Music Ministries
Agape Rehearsal
PNC Meeting
The Well
Information should be turned in to the church office or
emailed to [email protected] by this Monday
to be included in the November 9th bulletin.
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FPcA StAFF
FPCA
STAFF
Russell Jonas III
Interim Pastor
Jeanne Chin
Finance Manager
Jim McCoy
Facilities Manager
Russell Farnell
Minister of Music
Spencer Patterson
Night Security Monitor
Cheryl Harris
Music Associate
Crystal Tackett
Administrative Assistant
Oghosa Iyamu
Youth and Children’s
Ministry Assistant
Kyle Terwilliger
Director of Youth and
Children’s Ministry
Nicole James
Administrative Assistant
Sandra Ybarra
Preschool Director
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Bulletin Provided by The Tom Fowler Group
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