Document 402731

PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
SERVICE FOR THE LORD'S DAY
November 2, 2014
All Saints’ Sunday
OFFERTORY
† We Gather Here in Jesus’ Name
PREPARE TO WORSHIP
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
When the Prelude begins, please be mindful of those in prayer and meditation.
Hymnal, p. 592
Setting by Mark Hayes
Samuel Barber
[Transcibed by William Strickland] Opus 11
GREETINGS AND CHURCH CONCERNS
Dr. Ken Broman-Fulks
STEWARDSHIP MINUTE
Bill Smith
WE COME BEFORE GOD IN PRAISE
INTROIT
Do Lord
arr. Valerie Stephenson
Youth Handbells
CALL TO WORSHIP (Psalm 34)
Dr. Ken Meeks
I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
Glorify the Lord with me,
Let us exalt his name together.
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones
LASST UNS ERFREUEN
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION (Unison)
Eternal God, in every age you have raised up men and women to
live and die in faith. We confess that we are often indifferent to your
will. You call us to proclaim your name, but we are silent. You call
us to do what is just, but we remain idle. You call us to live
faithfully, but we are afraid. In your mercy, forgive us. Give us
courage to follow in your way, that joined with those from ages past
who have served you with faith, hope, and love, we may inherit the
kingdom you promised in Jesus Christ. Amen.
*GLORIA PATRI
GOD’S WORD PROCLAIMED
Revelation 7:9-17
Pew Bible, p. 221
This is the Word of God for the people of God.
Thanks be to God.
4- & 5-year-olds and Kindergartners to Wee Kirk; 1st & 2nd graders to Junior Kirk.
The Communion of the Saints
OUR RESPONSE TO THE WORD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER
†SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
For All the Saints
*BENEDICTION AND RESPONSE
Lord, You Can Lift Us
*POSTLUDE
† 9:00 a.m. Service only
† God Is Love
When I Am Laid to Rest
SINE NOMINE
Dr. Broman-Fulks
Career Connections meets each Monday morning from 8:30-10:00 a.m. in
the Session Room. Tomorrow’s topic:
Catherine Cheek, LPA from
Cornerstone Healthcare will speak on “Moving from Anxiety to Action.”
Volleyball is the game! Come each Thursday evening to enjoy some fun and
fellowship in the Family Life Center from 7:00-9:00 p.m.!
Come sing for Christmas! The Covenant Choir has started work on music
for Advent and Christmas. We welcome ‘non-regulars’ to join us as we
prepare for Sundays in Advent and our Service of Lessons and Carols.
Contact Elizabeth Gulley for more info: [email protected], 884-2248.
Presbyterian Women – Tomorrow at 11:45 a.m., Nursery available. The
topic will be: Smart Girls Tanzania by Doug and Margaret Clark. “Tanzania
has not embraced gender equity in education, or in the professional
environment,” states Margaret. “Education for these girls is critically important
to be healthy, raise healthy families, gain professional skills, and have fulfilling
careers.” Please bring canned goods for the Main Street Coalition.
Wednesday Dinner and Bible Study resumes this Wednesday! Dinner
begins at 5:45 and the Bible study runs from 6:30-7:15. This fall we are
discovering The Great Themes of the Bible, and enjoying some great meals!
Prices are: adults (13+) - $7.00, children (12 & under) - $5.00, max per family $20.00, take-out - $8.00. Please call the church at 884-2248, fill out a
reservation card in the pew racks, or email [email protected] to make
reservations. NEW – We now offer online prepay for Wednesday night meals!
Go to www.firstpreshp.org and click on online giving.
CHRISTE SANCTORUM
Setting by Penny Rodriguez
Henry Purcell
*Please stand as able
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The flowers in the sanctuary are given by Carl Adams to the glory of God
and in loving memory of Carl’s wife, Margaret Teresa;
his son, J.C. Adams III; and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Adams.
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Welcome to First Presbyterian Church! If today is your first time worshiping
with us, we welcome you and hope you find worshiping with us meaningful
and joyful. Please take a visitor’s bag with information about First Presbyterian
Church from the Narthex or the gathering area outside the Sanctuary.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
SCRIPTURE READING
*ALL SAINTS SUNDAY PRAYER
Almighty God, help us to weep in the night time of grief, knowing that
joy comes in the morning. In your love there is always strength for today
and hope for tomorrow. For all the saints who have gone before us, O
God, we lift our praise to you.
Grant that those who have preceded us in the faith may continue to
inspire and guide us; and that when we have fulfilled our time on
earth, we may be reunited with them in your heavenly kingdom.
And now, O God of love, we name our church family members who
have entered the Church Triumphant since last All Saints’ Sunday:
Lewis Allen, Kathleen Bell, Albert Blue, Hunter Dalton, Ed
Davidheiser, Dot Dickens, John Hawkins, Rachael Irvine, Laura
King, Ben Martin, Dan Mellinger, Kathleen Minchak, Vann
Nealeans, Ted Ramsay, John Seabrooke, Janet Shaw, Eloise Taylor,
Bettye White.
*HYMN 526
PRAYER OF INVOCATION
SERMON
OLD HUNDREDTH
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
† One Bread, One Body
Adagio for Strings
*HYMN 451
Philip M. Young
Covenant Choir
*DOXOLOGY
CHIMING THE HOUR
PRELUDE
Bryan J. Leech
Graham Harrington, soloist
The new photo booth was a huge success, and several people remarked
about how wonderful our church is! First prize for trunks this year went to the
Hanf family; second to the PW - Diane Spencer, Susan Martz and Sara Kelly;
third prize to Leanne Willis and her mom, Kay. Thanks to all who contributed
candy, and especially those who brought and decorated their trunks!
Way of the Child/Godly Play meets Sundays at 4:15 p.m. – Children K-5th
grade are invited to experience Godly Play. Based on Montessori principles,
children explore their faith through story, wonder and play. For more
information, contact Kristina Gilbert at [email protected]
Youth Handbells and Youth Choir (grades 6-12) will rehearse today at 4:15
and 5:15 respectively. Youth Choir is preparing music for worship on
November 16 at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Presbyterian Youth Connection is a weekly gathering of 6th-12th graders for
dinner, fun, Bible study, recreation and service projects. Today Middle
Schoolers will go roller skating from 3:00–5:00 p.m. Tonight High Schoolers
will prepare college student care packages at 6:00 p.m. For more information,
contact [email protected]
Thank you! Trunk or Treat had a great turnout for trunks, treats, and kids! We
saw well over a hundred kids from the neighborhood, preschool and beyond.
Church Women United will celebrate World Community Day on Friday,
November 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Temple Memorial Baptist Church, 1458 Cedrow
Drive, High Point. Please call lunch reservations to Evelyn Andrews 886-8659.
Christmas Pageant Interest Meeting – Sunday, November 9 at 12:00 p.m.
Parents and children (readers & nonreaders), middle schoolers, and anyone
who wants to be in the Christmas Pageant – Come and see! Casting will take
place at this meeting with small group rehearsals TBD. Full cast rehearsals
will be Saturdays, December 6 & 13,10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dress Rehearsal:
Tuesday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. DATELINE BETHLEHEM will be
performed in the Family Life Center Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Reading Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00
a.m. in the church library. Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 12th,
and our selection for November is Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner. If you
are interested in this, or any of our monthly selections, join us at any time. For
more info, contact Dr. Erin Bowers at [email protected] or 884-2248.
The 5th Annual Feast of Caring to benefit Open Door Ministries is
Thursday, November 13. Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Dinner 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. This event, held at our church, includes live music from The Major
Sevens Band, scrumptious soups and bread, and a raffle of various items. It
also provides the chance to learn more about the important work that Open
Door Ministries of High Point does to feed, clothe, and shelter our neighbors.
Last year, Feast of Caring raised $20,000 to support Open Door. We hope to
double that this year. Go to www.feastofcaring.com to purchase tickets.
A Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for
Special Olympics will be Sunday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at St. George Greek Orthodox Church. The cost is $6.00 for spaghetti, $5.00
for a Greek salad.
Annual Thanksgiving Gathering – Thursday, November 27th at 12:00
noon in the FLC. We will celebrate Thanksgiving together as the family of
God, enjoy fellowship with one another and rejoice in the delicious food
prepared by grateful hands. “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come!”
If you are interested in learning more about opportunities for growth,
worship and service at First Presbyterian Church, join us for our next
Discover FPC class, a gathering hosted by the staff on a quarterly basis.
Please register for the next 3-week Discover FPC by contacting Erin
Bowers at 884-2248 or [email protected] The next class will be held
January 18, 25, and February 1, 2015.
Presbyterian Youth are selling indulgences In order to raise funds for their
international mission trip to the Dominican Republic in June 2015. If you have
work around the house or yard that you would like help with in exchange for a
contribution to the trip, please contact: Leanne Willis [email protected] /
336-688-0740 or Robin Sizemore [email protected] / 336-847-1255
to schedule your next “job well done.”
Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are now recruiting new members – Boy
Scouts meet on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. and Cub Scouts meet on
Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m. If you have any questions you may contact
Doug Harrison at 869-8143 or Gordon Stallings at 906-5976.
Together In Education: Be sure to link your Harris Teeter Vic Card to the
First Presbyterian Church Preschool. Link online, at the checkout register or
give your card number to Katy Bobb and she will link it for you. Our school
number is 8574.
Main Street Coalition Fill the Bus food drive helps keep our city’s food
pantries stocked. During November we are collecting canned meats and fish.
Congratulations to Jay and Casey Bretzmann Leach in the birth of a
daughter, Allison Elizabeth, on October 27th. Grandparents are Ray & Teresa
Bretzmann.
Hospitalized: June Bailey, HPRHS; Recovering at Home: Carl Adams,
3518 Langdale Dr., High Point, 27265; Don Hunt, 920 Shamrock Rd., High
Point, 27265; Winfred Douglas, 17 N. Forest Dr., Thomasville, 27360;
Wayne Veach, 8505 Mahala Dr., High Point, 27265; Charles Fisher, 1575
John Knox Dr. Winged Foot Rm. 326, Colfax, 27235.
Continuing Prayer: Jan Cheek, Hazel Long, Nelle Bailey, Carol Courts,
Ryland Redpath, Marc Mann, Carol Allen, Lois Blue, Nelda Hylton, JD
McGuinn, Stu Crawford, Loretta Hoppe, Sadie Martin, Skip Queen, Dorris
Koontz, Ann Levina, Etta Walser, John McGinty, Judy Haworth, Mike Postler,
Kay Hodge, Priscilla Davis.
Military: John Cooper, Seth Hall, Scott Kelly, Mitchell Kiser, Charles Peksa.
Acolytes: Maddie Brown and Khloe Roberson
Wee Kirk: Marianne King
Junior Kirk: Kristina Gilbert
Nursery Volunteer: Jeanne Lassiter
Calendar
Sunday, November 2
Congregational Care Committee to Serve at Shelter
9:00
Worship Service with Communion
9:40
Sunday School
11:00
Worship Service
12:00
Nurture Committee
3:00-5:00
PYC – Middle School – Roller Skating
4:00-6:00
Session gathering
4:15
Way of the Child/Godly Play
4:15
Youth Handbells
5:15
Cherub Choir
5:15
Chapel Chimes
5:15
Youth Choir
6:00
PYC – High School (FLC)
Monday, November 3
8:30
Career Connections
9:45
PW Bible Moderators
10:45
PW Coordinating Team
11:45
PW Gathering (FLC)
6:00
Committee on Committees
7:00
Worship Committee
Tuesday, November 4
7:00
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
5:30
Beth Moore Bible Study
7:00
Boy Scouts
Wednesday, November 5
5:15
Memorial Handbells
5:45
Dinner (FLC)
6:30
Bible Study (FLC)
6:30
Chapel Choir
7:00
Cub Scouts
7:30
Covenant Choir
Thursday, November 6
11:00
Chair Yoga
Friday, November 7
High School Lock-In
Sunday, November 9
9:00
Worship Service
9:40
Sunday School
11:00
Worship Service
12:00
Christmas Pageant Interest Meeting
4:15
Way of the Child/Godly Play
4:15
Youth Handbells
5:15
Cherub Choir
5:15
Chapel Chimes
5:15
Youth Choir
5:30
Finance Committee
6:00
Congregational Care Committee
6:00
PYC – Middle School (FLC)
7:00
Diaconate
First
Presbyterian
Church
First Presbyterian Church
918 North Main Street
High Point, North Carolina 27262-3989
Telephone: 336-884-2248; Website: www.firstpreshp.org
The Rev. Ken Broman-Fulks, D.Min., Senior Minister
The Rev. Erin Kesterson Bowers, Ph.D., Associate Minister
The Rev. Ken Meeks, D.Min., Interim Parish Associate Minister
The Rev. Jeanette Quick Sandlin, Director of Christian Education
Kristina Gilbert, Director of Children’s Ministries
Elizabeth Gulley, Director of Music
Judith Collins Millar, Organist
First Presbyterian Church is a Stephen Ministry Congregation.
918 North Main Street
High point,
North Carolina