January 25 Sunday Bulletin - Fairlington Presbyterian Church

A Transforming Force for Good in the World
in the Name of Jesus Christ
3846 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Phone: 703.931.7344
Fax: 703.931.6062
www.fpcusa.org
[email protected]
Third Sunday after Epiphany
January 25, 2015
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Welcome!
CHILDCARE for infants through 2 years old is provided in the nursery
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (and up to age 4 on the 1st Sunday of each
month). All children are welcome to remain with their parents in
worship. Please see a greeter if you need directions.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES Our Youth & Adult classes and
Children’s Choir begin at 9:30 am. Children’s choir is held in our upstairs
Fellowship Hall, and children are then escorted to Sunday School classes
at 10 am. Parents should pick up children at 10:45 am.
 Spark: Ages 3-K (Last room on left, Christian Ed Wing)
 Feasting on the Word: Grades 1-3 (Room 33 Upstairs)
 God Squad: Grades 4-6 (Basement Fellowship Hall)
 Youth: Grades 7 & Up (Old Office)
 Adult: (Parlor)
GODLY PLAY Every Sunday except Communion Sundays (1st Sunday
of each month), children ages 3-8 are invited to leave the
sanctuary during worship for Godly Play in the lower level common area
following the children's message. Parents may pick their children up
downstairs after worship.
WORSHIP BAGS with engaging material for ages 3-K or young
elementary school are found outside the sanctuary. Please see a greeter if
you need assistance.
 The Symbol  = Please stand in body or spirit
 Bold Text
= Words spoken by the Congregation
 Bold Italics =
Words sung by all
Fairlington Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
We seek to embrace and reflect the diversity of God's kingdom.
All are welcome--no exceptions.
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THE CHURCH AT WORSHIP
WE GATHER IN GOD’S NAME
PRELUDE
Andante
GREETING
W.A. Mozart
Jim Moser
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
INTROIT
CALL TO WORSHIP
With Simon and Andrew, we follow Jesus,
learning how to fish for people.
With James and John, we follow Jesus,
proclaiming the good news of God.
HYMN No. 39
“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
CALL TO CONFESSION
Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin and admit our frailties.
(silence)
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God our Creator, we confess
that we are broken, sinful creatures.
You call on us to change our lives,
yet we do not heed your warning.
You give us good news to share,
yet we remain stubborn and silent.
Forgive us, God of grace.
Help us to repent and follow you,
bearing witness to the good news
that your holy realm is near;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God.
 GLORY BE TO THE FATHER
No. 581
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.
THE PEACE
May the peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
WE LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD
THE WORD WITH CHILDREN
Our children collect The Joyful Noise Offering and invite you to share your loose
change to benefit local mission (Alexandrians Living Ecumenically (ALIVE!), the
Carpenters’ Shelter and Community Lodgings). Children ages 3-8 are invited to
attend Godly Play in the lower level common area. Parents may pick their children
up downstairs following worship.
WELCOME AND NEWS OF THE COMMUNITY
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
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FIRST SCRIPTURE READING
Psalm 62 (responsive)
For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall never be shaken.
3 How long will you assail a person,
will you batter your victim, all of you,
as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
They take pleasure in falsehood;
they bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.
5For God alone my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us.
9 Those of low estate are but a breath,
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no confidence in extortion,
and set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all
according to their work.
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
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SECOND SCRIPTURE READING
Mark 1:14-20
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God!
SERMON
“Home by Another Way: Challenged” Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
HYMN No. 726
“Will You Come and Follow Me”
RECEPTION OF NEW MEMBERS
& REAFFIRMATION OF BAPTISMAL COVENANT
PRESENTATION –
Elders Amy Applegate & Ray Biegun
PROFESSION OF FAITH
Do you, as members of the church of Jesus Christ, promise to support and
nurture these new members, by word and deed, with love and prayer,
encouraging them to know and follow Christ and to be faithful members of
his church?
We do.
APOSTLES’ CREED
WELCOME
No. 481
WE SHARE OUR OFFERINGS
CALL FOR THE OFFERING
We gratefully receive offerings toward our ministry in this community. You may place a
gift in the offering plate or give online through our website www.fpcusa.org.
OFFERTORY
Amazing Grace! Amazing Love
PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW
Earlene Rentz
No. 606
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PRAYER OF DEDICATION
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Response for Concerns:
“Lord in Your mercy, hear our prayer.”
Response for Joys:
“Glory be to You, O Lord.”
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.
WE GO OUT TO SERVE
HYMN No. 300
“We Are One in the Spirit”
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
CHARGE & BLESSING
Join us for Lunch in the Fellowship
Hall immediately following the service!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS! Today during worship, we will receive the following
people as the newest members of FPC: Laura Brooks, Melanie Hansen, Jim & Carly
Moser, and Melissa Thomson. Congratulations and welcome!
SERMON SERIES "HOME BY ANOTHER WAY" During this season
of Epiphany, we will be hearing biblical stories each week about
epiphanies—moments of discovery and realization. We will
consider how these epiphanies changed the people who received
them, causing them, like the wise men, to go "home by another
way." And we will consider the epiphanies in our own lives that
have changed us.
Feb. 1
Feb. 8
Home by another way: Opposed
Home by another way: Sent
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING & LUNCHEON TODAY After today’s last hymn,
we will hold our Annual Congregational Meeting. The Session would like to share
2015 goals with you for your input. All of you are invited to a luncheon catered by
the Corner Bakery in Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
CARPENTER’S SHELTER DINNER FPC’s Deacons will be preparing and serving
dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on Friday, January 30. Anyone who would like to
join them in this worthwhile mission should contact Beth McFarland at
[email protected]
SOUPERBOWL OF CARING! Next Sunday, February 1, is
SOUPERbowl Sunday - the Souperbowl of Caring! Please
bring your nonperishable food donations for ALIVE just
like a regular Communion Sunday. However, when you
give, you'll be able to support your favorite Super Bowl
contender by placing your food or monetary donation in
either the Seahawks box or the Patriots box. The youth group will be outside the
Sanctuary before and after worship to collect your donations. Let's see who FPC is
rooting for to win it all!
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN CHILI COOK-OFF Mark February 7, 5-7pm on your
calendars for the PW Chili Cook-Off. Dust off your chili recipes and get ready to
compete! We’ll dine, have games for all ages and vote for the best chili. PW events
aren’t just for women anymore! Please see the sign-up in the narthex to volunteer
to bring additional food items. Questions? Contact Karen Tokarsky at
[email protected]
HELP THE NEEDY ON FEBRUARY 21! If you would like to improve your spiritual
well-being and that of our community at the same time, consider volunteering to
deliver donated furniture to needy Alexandrians. FPC is a member of ALIVE!
(Alexandrians InVolved Ecumenically), over 40 religious congregations in
Alexandria who have banded together to help the less fortunate members of our
community. On Saturday, February 21 our congregation will deliver furniture to
those in need from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please join us. Call 703-589- 6078 or email
Beth McFarland [email protected] to get involved!
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
GODLY PLAY Children ages 3-8 are invited to attend Godly
Play in the lower level common area after the children’s
message on all Sundays except Communion Sundays.
Parents may pick their children up downstairs following
worship. Many thanks to Karen Tokarsky & Kelley O’Dell
for leading the children today! Next Sunday, February 1 is
Communion Sunday, so we will not have Godly Play again until February 8.
CAMP HANOVER DAY CAMP will return to Fairlington this summer on June 2226. This is the first week after school is out, so invite your friends now to join us for
a week of Christian Fun in the Outdoors: games, crafts, Bible stories, water play,
campfire cooking, and more! Day Camp is offered 9:00 am-3:00 pm for rising 1st6th graders. The cost is $100. Registration forms are available in the narthex.
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CHURCH LEADERSHIP
DEACON’S CORNER
Pastor
Rev. Juli Wilson-Black
Ruling Elders
(2015)
Mike Smith
Susan Winckler
(2016)
Ray Biegun
Peter Pavilionis
Dawn Troutman
(2017)
Amy Applegate
Patrick Retton
JOIN THE FPC MEALS LIST!
Help provide much needed meals to
members of our congregation after a family
is blessed with a baby, after a surgery, or in
their bereavement. FPC maintains an active
roster of those willing and able to prepare
and deliver an occasional meal.
Deacons
(2015)
Hillary Beightel
Beth McFarland
(2016)
Jennifer Bretsch
Elaine Halchin
Anne Njuguna
(2017)
Corinne Elgert
Staff
Chris Hatfield
Michael Dennis
Romelda Guglielmo
Wes Mitchell
Music
Director
Organist
Office
Manager
Sexton
Would you like to be added to the roster
and/or learn more about this
wonderful opportunity? Join in this
worthwhile mission by contacting Jennifer
Bretsch at [email protected] or 202285-8880.
GET CONNECTED
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UPCOMING EVENTS- MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
January 30
Carpenters Shelter Dinner
February 1
Souperbowl of Caring
(bring your food donations for ALIVE)
February 7, 5-7 pm
Presbyterian Women Chili Cook-Off
Lower Level Fellowship Hall
February 21, 8am-1pm
ALIVE Furniture Delivery
(Tear At Perforation)
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GET CONNECTED
I want to participate:
⧠ Become a Greeter
⧠ Teach/Aide in Children’s Class
⧠ Provide Treats for Coffee Hour
⧠ Presbyterian Women Bible Study
⧠ New Members & Inquirers Class
⧠ Serve as Acolyte
⧠ Carpenter’s Shelter Dinner
⧠ ALIVE Furniture Delivery
⧠ Presbyterian Women Chili Cook-Off
⧠ Provide a meal for family with new baby/after surgery/after loss
How can we help?
⧠ I would like to talk to the pastor
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