October 26, 2014 Service of Worship 11:00 A.M. Hunger/Staple Foods Offerings In the name of our Triune God — Father, Son and Holy Spirit — welcome to this time of prayer and praise, Word and worship. PRELUDE STRIKING THE HOUR GREETING CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION Announcements Prayer Concerns OPENING MUSIC “This Is the Day” Chancel Choir CALL TO WORSHIP L: Through all generations, God has been our dwelling place. P: Before the mountains were brought forth, L: Before the earth and the world were created, P: From everlasting to everlasting, God is. L: Let us worship God! *HYMN “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” CH 630 *PRAYER OF CONFESSION Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. *ASSURANCE OF PARDON L: This is God’s good news: in Jesus Christ, God turns us around, opens our eyes, renews our faith, and forgives our sins. We are truly blessed! P: Thanks be to God! Amen. *CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE “Hear Our Prayer, O Lord” Hear our prayer, O Lord, Hear our prayer, O Lord; Incline Thine ear to us and grant us Thy peace. Amen. *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. OT LESSON: Psalm 38 Pew Bible p. 485 OFFERING Offertory *Doxology *Prayer of Dedication *HYMN “Spirit of the Living God” CH 389 SHARING IN PRAYER Personal Prayer Pastoral Prayer 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. ANTHEM “Peace like a River” Chancel Choir NT LESSON: Romans 15:4-13 Pew Bible p. 988 SERMON “What Do We Expect from God?” Pete Campbell *HYMN “It Is Well with My Soul” CH 705 *CHARGE AND BENEDICTION *CHORAL RESPONSE: “Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing” Chancel Choir POSTLUDE *Congregation please stand, if able CH – The Celebration Hymnal; PH – The Presbyterian Hymnal THIS WEEK AT SECOND CHURCH Sunday, October 26 9:30 AM Adult Bible Study Class 10:30 AM Chancel Choir rehearsal – Choir Room 11:00 AM Worship Lay Reader: Kay Mader Greeters & Ushers: James Mader (Head Usher), Kay Mader, Maxine Robertson, & Beth Ramsey Flower Coordinator: Kathy Holsinger Thursday, October 30 5:45 PM JuBELLation – Bell Choir Room 6:45 PM Chancel Choir – Choir Room Saturday, November 1 11:00 AM PW will decorate Communion Table Next Sunday, November 2 9:30 AM Adult Bible Study Class 10:30 AM Adult Choir rehearsal – Choir Room 11:00 AM Worship Lay Reader: Kay Mader Greeters & Ushers: James Mader (Head Usher), Kay Mader, Betty Clemmer, & Beckie Sherwood Flower Coordinator: Maxine Robertson Attendance last Sunday: 71 Offering last Sunday: $1,111.00 Total Regular Deposit: $2,477.00 (includes transfer from Memorial Fund for hearing devices) is back and our lst meal will be catered by Dana Eastman in our Fellowship Hall. The cost is $12.00 per person. Please RSVP to me at 255-4793 by Nov. 10th. You can leave your check made out to me in my Circle #4 box, or mail it to me by November 10th at 416 Cardinal St., Staunton, Va. 24401. Thank you and looking forward to good food and fellowship. Linda Lickliter ANNOUNCEMENTS We welcome Harold “Pete” Campbell to our pulpit today. It’s good to have him back again as it’s been quite a while since he has been with us. He became ordained in the Church of the Brethren and is now with the Baptist Church. The November sign-up sheet for Lay Readers & Ushers has been placed on the back table. Thanks so much for your help. The annual Ethiopian Banquet will be held on November 14 at Covenant Presbyterian. Registration and silent auction are at 5:30, dinner at 6:30, and guest speaker at 7:30. The cost is $16.50 prepaid and $18 at the door. Food will be provided by the Blue Nile Restaurant in Harrisonburg. You may see Sue Gochenour or Nancy Swisher to register as a group with the Mission Committee, or you may pick up a registration form on the table in the coat room. YOU MUST MAIL THE FORM BY Friday, October 31st in order to pre-register. The Staunton CROP HUNGER WALK is being held today at 2:00 p.m. Walk registration by group will start at 1:30 p.m. The Walk is for kids, teens, singles, parents, and grandparents too! Our Walk will start from Central United Methodist Church parking lot in downtown Staunton and we will walk down Lewis St. and Churchville Ave. around the park and back. Locally, this event is to help Staunton Augusta Church Relief Association – SACRA (25% of the total money collected will be given to SACRA) and other hunger fighting initiatives of Church World Service in countries worldwide. If you would like to join us today, meet us in the parking lot across the street before 2:00 p.m. Please give donations to Kathy Holsinger or drop them in the mail slot of the office door before you leave church today. Make checks payable to CWS/CROP and, of course, cash is accepted as well. This is a reminder that Daylight Savings Time will be ending and Standard Time will be returning next Sunday, November 2nd. PW will decorate the Communion Table as a harvest table on Saturday, November 1st at 11:00 a.m. We welcome contributions of natural decorations such as pumpkins or gourds. Please place them on the Patio table. November 2-26 – PW will be collecting canned goods for Valley Mission. Please bring your donations of food that is canned or boxed and non-perishable. November 2-26 – Snacks will be collected for college students. Boxes are in the kitchen. Friday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m. – clear Communion Table Calling all amateur actors! The Christmas play has been selected and I am ready to begin preparations for another great family event at Second Presbyterian. The date is Sunday evening, December 7th immediately following the Family Night Supper. Away from the Manger will be a humorous look at those who avoided the Nativity. Please contact Pam Snyder at 540-8857183 or [email protected] to volunteer. There are speaking and non-speaking parts again this year - something for everyone. Let's get started! CONTACT INFO 1-717-658-9927 Evan’s Cell (this will be changing) [email protected] – Evan [email protected] – Kathy [email protected] – Kay PRAYER CONCERNS Health Concerns: Lou Ann Powell Pangurn; Mary McNamara; Mac Moyer; Louie Van Fossen; Bill Van Fossen; Joe Wallace; Kristen Daughtrey, (Linda Lickliter’s neighbor) Church concerns: o Our members in care facilities: Doris Miller (Stuarts Draft Retirement Home);Virginia Brand (Shenandoah); Jane Roby (Ritenour); Betty Ramsey (Avante). Peace around the world where conflict abounds. Celebrating a birthday: Lori Folk (27); Melissa Archer (29); Woodie Wimer (29) Celebrating an anniversary: None Persons connected to Second Church in the military: Jon Clark– Army – (grandson of Anita and Bill Haessly) Nick Dubyk – Army: Belgium (grandson of Betty/Willis Clemmer) Kevin Goodrow , Army MP, Fort Stewart, GA – (grandson of Ken and Lois Sensabaugh) Patrick W. Brown – Air Force – (grandson of (the late) Marie Wiseman) Christopher Todd – USAF – (grandson of Ruth and Ralph Weller) Cruz Cook – Ft. Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska (son of Donna & Dennis Cook, grandson of Paul Wolfe) Please call the Church Office (885-8159) if you or someone in your family goes into the hospital. This is the only sure way that we will know of your situation, so visits and other support can be given.
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