ORDER OF SERVICE THE WORD OF GOD READ AND PROCLAIMED Prayer for Illumination: *(All who are able, please stand) Scripture: Gospel Reading, Mark 1:14-20 Responsive Reading, Psalm 62:5-12 Old Testament Reading, Jonah 3:1-5, 10 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS PRELUDE CHORAL INTROIT *CALL TO WORSHIP One: The call of Christ compels us; All: We join with Christ who laid down his life for us. One: The love of our neighbor compels us; All: We join with one another on the journey of faith. One: The needs of the world compel us; All: We join with our community in serving one another. One: Almighty God, who made us all, compels us; All: We join in the work of God in this world. Come, let us join with Christ who calls us to follow him. *HYMN 463, “How Firm a Foundation” FOUNDATION PRAYER OF CONFESSION All: Spirit of Life, we confess that we don’t want to listen. We want to follow our own way and lead lives of relative comfort and security. Move us out of our comfort zone to a place of compassion and empathy. Move us away from our own fears so that we can work into the ways of justice for all. Call us into your ministry of love, restoration, justice and peace. In the name of Jesus the Christ we pray. Amen. (Silent prayer and private confession) KYRIE Hymnal, 551 THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON Hymnal, 587 *THE PASSING OF THE PEACE One: The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. All: And also with you. A TIME WITH CHILDREN Sally Heinz The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon Julie Bailey Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647) Heidelberg Catechism (1563) One: What is the chief end of humankind? All: To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. One: What is your only comfort, in life and in death? All: That I belong – body and soul, in life and in death – not to myself but to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ, who at the cost of his own blood has fully paid for all my sins and has completely freed me from the dominion of the devil; that he protects me so well that without the will of my Father in heaven not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, that everything must fit his purpose for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit, he also assures me of eternal life, and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready from now on to live for him. *AFFIRMATION OF FAITH *HYMN 721, “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” PESCADOR DE HOMBRES PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER OFFERING Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy upon us. *ALLELUIA One: All: Sally Heinz Mike Patton OFFERTORY “There Is A Balm In Gilead” There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole, There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin-sick soul. Sometimes I feel discouraged, and think my work’s in vain, But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again. There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole, There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin-sick soul. If you cannot sing like angels, if you cannot preach like Paul, You can tell the love of Jesus, and say “He died for all.” There is a balm in Gilead, to make the wounded whole, There is a balm in Gilead, to heal the sin-sick soul. Dawson Hymnal, 606 *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. *PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING *HYMN 543, “God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me” GREEN TYLER *BENEDICTION *CHORAL RESPONSE *POSTLUDE 166 Poplar Avenue • Memphis, Tennessee 38103 • 901-525-5619 Established 1828 Pastor: The Reverend Julie Bailey Spiritual Director: The Reverend Stephanie Bussey-Spencer Patton Pastor Emeritus: The Reverend C. V. “Bo” Scarborough Director of Music and Organist: Robert Klingbeil Children’s Sermon: Mike Patton Lay Reader: Sally Heinz SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY THIRD SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 SESSION MEMBERS Tony Botto Sally Heinz Martha Shepard KC Warren Vicki Freutel Robert Klingbeil Nate Vander Linde Misti Weaver Virgil Griffith Carol Rakestraw Milton Ward Bill York Visit us online at: www.firstpresmemphis.org www.facebook.com/firstpresmemphis First Presbyterian Church is a congregation of The Presbytery of the Mid-South, Synod of Living Waters of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION TO OUR VISITORS - We welcome you to this service of worship and extend an invitation to return whenever possible. If you are seeking a church home, we invite you to join the First Pres family! We would love to meet with you and help you to learn more about First Presbyterian Church and about church membership. Speak to Pastor Julie after today’s worship service or contact the church office during the week at 525-5619. 2015 OFFERING ENVELOPES are available for pick-up on the round table in the chapel. If you don’t see a box for yourself or your family, please contact the church office, and we will get some for you. 2014 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS that were not previously picked up were mailed last week. Please contact the church office if you did not receive yours. BREAD PICKUP FOR THE SOUP KITCHEN – Panera Bread in Cordova donates bread every week to our Soup Kitchen. The Outreach Committee is looking for one or more volunteers to pick up the bread every Thursday night at Panera Bread and then deliver it to the church on Friday. If you are interested in performing this good deed to help us feed the homeless, please call Mickey Woodham, Outreach Committee Chair at 486-3740, or contact the church office. SHOE BOXES AND PLASTIC CLOTHES HANGERS NEEDED FOR THE CLOTHES CLOSET - If you have extra shoe boxes and plastic clothes hangers crowding your closet, please bring them to church and put them in the underwear bin in the chapel. No wire hangers, please. LUNCH IN THE SOUP KITCHEN FOR SOUPER BOWL OF CARING SUNDAY - For our February 1 congregational luncheon, we will meet in the fellowship hall immediately following worship and enjoy the soup prepared by our hard-working Soup Kitchen staff. They will make extra just for us, and they enjoy serving us the delicious soup and sharing their stories of helping and ministering to the homeless each week. Please plan to stay, share the meal and meet our Soup Kitchen staff and volunteers. It is a good time to say thank-you for the work they do in the name of Christ each Sunday afternoon. VALENTINES GALORE! – Thanks to the church youth and the entire congregation, we have over 150 valentines ready for our Soup Kitchen Valentine’s party. We sure appreciate the “hearty” help! FAT TUESDAY AT PINECREST - Tuesday, February 17 – 11:30am 1:30pm , $10 Featuring singer/musician/native of New Orleans: Karen Schowalter Cooper. Come individually or as a group to enjoy the bounty of ‘Shrove Tuesday’, that day before Ash Wednesday when we clean out our pantries to prepare for Lent. Pancakes, egg casserole, beignets, chocolate gravy, and more. Reservations by 2/11/15, 901.878.1247 or [email protected] PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH CONNECTION (PYC) RETREAT AT PINECREST – February 27-March 1 - $105. “Peace b w/ u”, led by The Reverend Jarad Bingham. For middle and high school students and their advisors, PYC retreat is a presbytery favorite. Come with one or two students or an entire youth group. You’ll find friends, fun, and how to develop inner peace through Jesus Christ. Reservations by 2/13/15, 901.878.1246 or [email protected] SPRING CAMP OUT AT PINECREST – March 20-21 – 6:30pm10:30am - $40/adult, $30/kid. For elementary-aged kids and their favorite adults. Some churches bring entire groups, some come individually. Come for s’mores, fun games, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and sleeping in cabins. It’s a great chance to check out camp for the summer, too. Reservations by 3/12/15, 901.878.1247 or [email protected] DATES AND MEETINGS Today 2:30 pm Mon. Jan. 26 Tue., Jan. 27 9:00 am 6:15 pm Wed., Jan.28 9:00 am 7:00 pm Sun., Feb. 1 9:30 10:30 11:00 12:00 am am am pm 2:00 pm 2:30 pm Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet Food Stamps Outreach Bible Study at Republic Coffee Food Stamps Outreach Choir Rehearsal SOUPER BOWL OF CARING Sunday School Coffee, Choir Rehearsal Worship, Communion Congregational Luncheon in the Soup Kitchen Birth Certificates Soup Kitchen, Clothes Closet LECTIONARY READINGS FOR SUNDAY, FEB. 1, 2015: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 I Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28 PLEASE PRAY FOR . . . THE PRAYER FAMILY OF THE WEEK OF JANUARY 25: WILEY DURDEN. Each person in the congregation is asked to pray for him during the coming week. THE CONCERNS OF OUR CONGREGATION: • Ruth Bauer • The granddaughter of Mary Alice Bram • Jim Evans • LeAnn Fowler • Deborah Gardner • Anne Hasselle • Tristan Leggett • The family of Jimmy Loosier • Gonzales Martos • Pat Massey • Don Nunlee • Chuck Polinski • Johnny Sanders • Jessica Strong • Doris Webster • Micah Winkle • Carol Worthington • Mary Yarbrough’s stepson and his wife • Our shut-in members • Our homeless neighbors PLEASE PRAY FOR . . . THE CONCERNS OF OUR SOUP KITCHEN GUESTS: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • James prays for his mom, his children and himself. Clifton prays to keep everyone safe. Jennifer gives thanks that Nanny does not have cancer, and gives thanks for her family and children. Willy prays for his mother, his aunt, and his girlfriend. Alan prays for his little girl, Synieh, who is 9 years old. Mary prays that good things happen to her, and that she gets a home. Dorothy prays for a financial breakthrough. Ron prays to get closer to God. Lee prays for help to overcome his addictions. Charles prays for his brothers and for his health to improve. Willie prays that his upcoming surgery will go well. Ceequaon prays for herself and her family and for the new church that she is taking part in. She prays to learn something new, and to be shown something new or in a different way. Benny prays for his sister in Mississippi, Dorothy. Mario prays that he joins a church in Frayser. Johnny thanks God for food and health. Courtney thanks God for shelter and food. Anthony prays for his aunt. Gus prays to remain strong in the Lord. John asks the church to keep him in our thoughts and prayers. Marvin prays for his mom, his father and his brother.
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