WE GATHER TO WORSHIP Greeting

WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
Greeting
One: The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
All: And also with you.
One: Let us prepare for worship.
Karl Zinsmeister
Preparation for Worship
Our God, we are a church reformed, a church reforming still:
we long to grow in your true Word, and follow more your will.
text: ©1998 by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette from Gifts of Love (Geneva Press, 2000)
Prelude - “Festival Finale” on JERUSALEM
C. H. Parry; arr. D. Benton
Brass, Handbells, Organ and Timpani
Christian Welcome and Announcements
Chip Pope
Please pass the Friendship Register to your neighbor; include all requested information.
Call to Worship
(8:15) Bill Preston; (9:30) Abigail Livengood; (11:00) John Sloop
One: This is the greatest and first commandment:
All: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and mind.
One: The second commandment is like this:
All: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
from Matthew 22
*Hymn 270 - O Lord, You Are My God and King
*Call to Confession
JERUSALEM
(8:15) Bryan Boyd; (9:30) Kathy Volcjak; (11:00) Cindy Sharp
*Prayer of Confession
Merciful God,
we confess that we have not given ourselves
to the service of your kingdom.
You have called us to bear witness to the Gospel
by sharing the good news of Christ
and by serving those in need;
yet we have been afraid
to tell your good news
to a world that needs to hear it.
We have been more concerned with
preserving our own welfare
than with serving those who are truly needy.
Forgive our fear and selfishness
and help us by your Spirit
to give ourselves unreservedly to your holy service
through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Church historians have noted a
coherent pattern: approximately
every five centuries, there is a shift
in the life cycle of faith:
 900 BCE: Establishment of
Monarchy under King David
 400 BCE: Babylonian captivity
and the writing of the Old
Testament
 70-130 CE: Birth of Christianity
 600 CE: Gregory I and
establishment of monasticism
 1054 CE: The Great Schism,
splitting the Roman church and
the Greek church
 1517 CE: The Great Reformation
 2014 CE: The church reformed
and reforming
- from The Great Emergence by Phylis
Tickle
The Reformation brought radical
change to church design. In
England, stone altars were removed
and replaced by a single wood
table. The crucifix was replaced by
an empty cross, and the Rood
screen, which separated the nave
and congregation from the chancel
and clergy, was often replaced with
a chancel rail. As the sermon
became the central act in the church
service, church design focused on
enabling all to hear and see the
minister. These influences are
visible in the White Memorial
sanctuary today.
*Assurance of Pardon
*Passing of the Peace
*Response - Hymn 275, stanzas 1 and 2
EIN’ FESTE BURG
A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing.
Our helper he, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe. His craft and power are great,
and armed with cruel hate, on earth is not his equal.
Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing,
were not the right man on our side, the man of God’s own choosing.
Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he. Lord Sabaoth his name,
from age to age the same, and he must win the battle.
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
(8:15) Service of Officer Ordination and Installation
Elders: +Lee Roberts, +John Towles
Deacons: Walt Gar r ett, +Caroline McCullen, +Dustin Tarditi
+
to be ordained
(11:00) Sacrament of Baptism
Cecilia Brantley Wheeler, child of Leigh and Oliver Wheeler
Old Testament Lesson - Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Anthem - The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune
The Old Hundredth Psalm Tune,
so named because it was written
for the metered text of Psalm
100, dates from just a few
decades after Martin Luther
presented his 95 Theses which
ignited the Reformation.
pew Bible, p. 184
arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams
See Hymn 385 for text.
New Testament Lesson - Matthew 22:34-40
pew Bible, p. 24
(11:00) A Time with the Younger Church
Children through fifth grade are invited to come forward. Following our time together, kindergartners, first and
second graders will meet their leaders, Melanie and Grace Biddell, at the door near the baptismal font for Children
in Worship in L215. All other children will return to their pews.
Sermon - Tell Me Again
Christopher Edmonston
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
*Hymn 462 - I Love to Tell the Story
To include more people in
worship, WMPC’s sanctuary
balcony was modified and
equipment installed to enable
live internet streaming of
worship services. Streaming
began in 2012 and has allowed
homebound people, friends at a
distance and international
travelers to worship with us.
HANKEY
Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer
Nolan Huizenga
Offertory Anthem - With a Voice of Singing
Martin Shaw (1875-1958)
With a voice of singing declare ye this, and let it be heard, Alleluia. Utter it even unto the ends of the
earth. The Lord hath delivered his people, Alleluia. O be joyful in God, all ye lands, O sing praises to
the honor of his name, make his praise to be glorious.
Isa. 48:20b; Ps. 66:1-2
*Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise God, all creatures here below;
praise God above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*All who are able may stand.
OLD HUNDREDTH;
arr. R. V. W.
*Affirmation of Faith
adapted from the Scots Confession, Chapter 16
We believe in one God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, so we firmly believe that
from the beginning there has been, now is, and to the end of the world shall be,
one Kirk, that is to say, one company and multitude of people chosen by God,
who rightly worship and embrace God by true faith in Jesus Christ, who is the
only Head of the Kirk, even as it is the body and spouse of Christ Jesus.
This Kirk is catholic, that is, universal, because it contains the chosen of all ages,
of all realms, nations, and tongues, be they of the Jews or be they of the Gentiles,
who have communion and society with God the Father, and with God’s Son,
Christ Jesus, through the sanctification of his Holy Spirit.
WE GO IN GOD’S NAME
*Hymn 771 - What is the World Like
NEW WORLD
*Charge and Benediction
*Congregational Response - Hymn 275, stanza 4
EIN’ FESTE BURG
God’s word above all earthly powers, no thanks to them, abideth.
The Spirit and the gifts are ours through him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, this mortal life also. The body they may kill;
God’s truth abideth still. His kingdom is forever.
*Chiming of the Trinity
You are invited to be seated for the postlude.
Postlude - A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
M. Luther; arr. D.E. Wagner
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Greeters: 8:15 - Steven Lilly, Frank Littrell; 9:30 - Michael Weddington, Lou Weddington;
11:00 - Joyce Langdon, Carolyn Lawrence.
Ushers: 8:15 - Jerry Bowen, chair, Jason Gold, Jim Graham, Hal Jones, Bonner
Jones; 9:30 - Jerry Bowen, chair, Muriel Summers, Roy Teel, Gregg Thompson, Josie
Hall; 11:00 - Jan Frye, chair, Tim Ellis, Cindy Goins, James Graham, Jim Harris.
Service Assistants: 8:15 - Lily Crofton; 9:30 - Kate Dempster; 11:00 - Will Durland.
Shuttle Drivers: Var ner Olmsted, Louis Case.
Treasurer’s Assistants: Page Hornaday, Peggy Baughman.
Participating in the worship service today are WMPC Handbell Choir (8:15 & 9:30)
and WMPC Brass Choir (9:30 & 11:00), Bob Phoenix, director. Thanks and appreciation
are extended to David Harris, Brian White, and Steven Thomason for their assistance in
leading Handbell Choir rehearsals.
Today’s Reformation service was team planned by the Worship and Music Planning
Committee. Team members include Kathy Volcjak, chair, Bill Preston and Bryan Boyd. If
you are interested in participating on a worship planning team contact one of the committee members, or elder, Abby Pressel.
Kirk is Scottish and northern
English dialect for “church,” from
Old Norse. In 1560, the Scottish
Parliament, having declared
Scotland a Protestant nation,
asked the clergy to frame a
confession of faith. Six ministers,
including John Knox, completed
their work in four days. As a
call to action in a turbulent time,
the Scots Confession reflects a
spirit of trust and a commitment to
the God whose miraculous
deliverance the Scots had
experienced firsthand.
- from The Book of Confessions,
PCUSA
WELCOME TO
WHITE MEMORIAL
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PC(USA)
We are glad you are worshipping with us.
Visiting? Stop by the Welcome Table in
Jane Bell Gathering Space for
information, directions and a friendly
greeting. New members are received after
a three-hour Beginnings Class. Visit
whitememorial.org/join for details,
class dates and registration.
PASTORAL & PROGRAM STAFF:
CHRISTOPHER EDMONSTON, PASTOR
CYNTHIA BAGGETT, DIR. OF WEEKDAY SCHOOL
LAURA BOYD, DIR. OF HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
BLAKE DANIEL, PASTORAL RESIDENT FOR
CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY
TRACEY DANIEL, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
BROCK DOWNWARD, DIR. OF MUSIC EMERITUS
GARY FULTON, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
ADMINISTRATION AND OUTREACH
LISA HEBACKER, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
PASTORAL CARE
NOLAN HUIZENGA, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
DISCIPLESHIP
GLORIA JOHNSON, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
COMMUNITY MINISTRY
LINDSAY JORDAN, DIR. OF SR. ADULT CARE
PAGE KING, NURSERY COORDINATOR
SUJIN MATTHEWS, INTERIM ORGANIST
JILL MCELROY, DIR. OF MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
EMILY NELSON, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
LINDA NUNNALLEE, STEPUP DIRECTOR
JUDY PIDCOCK, PARISH ASSOCIATE FOR
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
CHIP POPE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR YOUTH AND
THEIR FAMILIES
KATY SCHAFER, INTERIM CONFIRMATION DIR.
LYNN SPRINGFIELD, DIR. OF ELEMENTARY
MINISTRY
AGNES VAGLIO, DIR. OF CHILDREN’S MUSIC
GWEN WHITEMAN, DIRECTOR OF YOUNG
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
KARL ZINSMEISTER, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
PASTOR ON CALL: 919-605-4593
THINGS TO KNOW:
- Shuttle buses run every Sunday at
five- to ten-minute intervals, 8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m., from Carolina Place,
2626 Glenwood Avenue, across from
the Glenwood Shopping Center.
- Restrooms are located in the Luther
Building immediately behind the
sanctuary/Jane Bell Gathering Space.
- Childcare is available for children from
crib age to fours.
- Church School is offered at 9:30 a.m. for
all ages.
- Refreshments are served in Carol
Copeland Courtyard or in Pickard Hall on
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
- The sanctuary has a loop hearing aid
system and an FM system.
-Live-streamed services are
available at whitememorial.org.
Radio, WPTF 680 AM, every other
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Check website
for schedule.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, October 26 (Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Matthew 22:34-46)
8:00 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
9:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
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Stop Hunger Now (Pickard)
Officer Installation (Sanctuary)
Youth Mission Share Sales (Courtyard)
Church-in-Action Grade 6-7 Project (Geneva)
Youth Strings Ensemble (L304)
Habitat Component Build-Church in Action (Courtyard)
Urban Mission Trip Info Youth & Parents (K100)
Church in Action Cookie Project (Geneva)
Youth Band (K100)
Youth Choir (L304)
Associate Director of Music Search Committee (W400)
Monday, October 27 (Ps. 145; Jonah 1:17-2:10; Rev. 11:1-14; Luke 11:14-26)
1:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
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Jump Start Your Resumé with Linda Lutz (K200)
T’ai Chi for Exercise (Pickard)
T’ai Chi for Exercise (Pickard); Worship Committee (S300); Grief Support (C203)
Men’s Bible Study (Geneva)
Disciple 4 Bible Study (C301)
Alcoholics Anonymous (C100); Divorce Recovery (W400); Ezekiel Study (C303)
Handbell Choir (S300)
Adult Basketball (Pickard)
Tuesday, October 28 (Ps. 146; Jonah 3:1-4:11; Rev. 11:14-19; Luke 11:27-36)
7:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
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Men’s/Women’s Breakfast/Bible Study (Geneva/K100)
Yoga for Exercise (C100)
Fit After Fifty (Pickard); God Talk (W400)
Covenant Bible Study (C301)
Jump Start Your Resumé with Linda Lutz (K200)
StepUp Ministries Halloween Festival (Pickard)
StepUp Life Skills (Geneva)
Chancel/Seasonal Choir Rehearsal (S300); Weekday School Board Meeting (K302)
Boy Scouts Troop 395 (K303-308)
Wednesday, October 29 (Ps. 147:1-11; Nahum 1:1-14; Rev. 12:1-6; Luke 11:37-52)
9:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
-
12 Extraordinary Women Study (Off Site)
Jump Start Your Resumé with Linda Lutz (K200); AARP Driver Safety Class (C200)
Cherub Choir (L309); Joyful Noise Choir (L304); Carol Choir (S300)
Wednesdays Together Dinner (Pickard)
StepUp Job Training (C304); Yoga for Exercise (C100)
Disciple 2 Bible Study (K301)
Young Adult Bible Study (C102)
Poland Committee Film Series (Chapel)
Al-Anon (C100)
Thursday, October 30 (Ps. 147:12-20; Nahum 1:15-2:12; Rev. 12:7-17; Luke 11:53-12:12)
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m.
noon
1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
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T’ai Chi for Exercise (C200); God’s Journey with Us (W400); Lilies Bible Study (C301)
Christian Believer (K301)
Keenagers Program: Three Billy Goats Gruff Skit (K100)
Keenagers Lunch (Geneva)
Koinonia (K301)
Weight Watchers (W400)
Living the Questions (C301)
Sanctuary/Seasonal Choir Rehearsal (S300); Webelo Scouts (K303-305)
Friday, October 31 (Ps. 148; Nahum 2:13-3:7; Rev. 13:1-10; Luke 12:13-31)
8:00 p.m.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (C100)
Saturday, November 1 (Ps. 149; Nahum 3:8-19; Rev. 13:11-18; Luke 12:32-48)
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
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Church School Setup (L311-312)
Communion Preparation (Sacristy); Presbyterian Women Area 3 Meeting (Geneva)
Grades 1-5 Skating Party (Off Site); Evensong/Advent Cantata Rehearsal (S300)
StepUp Real World Wrap-Up Meeting (C100)
1704 Oberlin Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608 919-834-3424 whitememorial.org
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