March 1, 2015 - First Presbyterian Church of Ocala, FL

Welcome to
First Presbyterian Church
Of Ocala
March 1, 2015
This Morning’s Sermon
Prayer “101”
511 S.E. Third Street, Ocala, FL 34471
The Reverend Dr. Raymond Guterman, Pastor
The Reverend Darren Bess, Associate Pastor
The Rev. Dr. Ray C. Ruark, Jr., Pastor Emeritus
Phone: (352) 629-7561
Fax: (352) 629-8066
March 1, 2015
8:15a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
We Gather with Others in God’s House
The Welcome and Announcements
The Ritual of Friendship
(Thank you, if able, for standing and greeting your neighbors in worship today with the
peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.)
We Prepare Our Hearts and Minds for Worship
The Chiming of the Hour
The Prelude
Prelude on: What Wondrous Love Is This
Dale Wood
To meditate upon today during the prelude……
As our Savior Christ hath commanded and taught us, we are bold to say: “Our Father. . . .”
So runs the old liturgical formula, stressing the Pater Noster (The Lord’s Prayer) as a
command and its use as a daring, trembling, holy boldness. At one level, this is entirely
appropriate. At another level, however, it fails to catch the most remarkable thing about the
Lord’s Prayer — and so fails to grasp the truly distinctive feature in Christian prayer that this
prayer points us to. For the Lord’s Prayer is not so much a command as an invitation: an
invitation to share in the prayer-life of Jesus himself. - N. T. Wright
The Introit
Awake, Arise!
Hughes Huffman, Jr.
The Call to Worship (Unison)
Psalm 100
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before Him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is He who
made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter
His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him
and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His
faithfulness continues through all generations.
We Give Praise and Adoration to God
*The Hymn of Praise
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
*The Re-Affirmation of Faith (Unison)
Philippians 2:6-11
Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with
God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made himself
nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human
likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled himself by
becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted
Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.
*If able, please stand
*The Gloria Patri
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.
(Children sitting with their parents in the 11 O’clock service may now join Ms. Jacque Johnson
for children’s church.)
We Seek and Share God’s Forgiveness
The Call to Confession
The Prayer of Confession (Unison)
Psalm 51:1-13
Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to
Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my
iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my
sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what
is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You
judge. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived
me. Yet You desired faithfulness even in the womb; You taught me wisdom
in that secret place. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me,
and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones
You have crushed rejoice. Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my
iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit
within me. Do not cast me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit
from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing
spirit, to sustain me. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, so that
sinners will turn back to You. Amen. (A time for silent prayer and confession.)
The Assurance of Pardon
We Give God His Tithes and our Offerings
The Call to Offering
The Offertory
Hymn-Setting: Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
*The Doxology
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Norman Slade
We Hear God’s Word Proclaimed
The Old Testament Scripture
Daniel 6:10 (O. T. Page 827)
The New Testament Scripture
Matthew 6:9-14 (N. T. Page 8)
This is the Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God
The Sermon
Prayer “101”
Pastor Darren Bess
We Celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion
The Hymn of Preparation ( 8:15) Let Us Break Bread Together
The Anthem (11:00 )
How Beautiful
Twila Paris, arr. Benjamin Harlan
How beautiful the hands that served the wind and the bread and the sons of the earth. How
beautiful the feet that walked the long dusty roads and the hill to the cross. How beautiful, how
beautiful, how beautiful is the body of Christ. How beautiful the heart that bled, that took all
my sin and bore it instead. How beautiful the tender eyes that chose to forgive and never
despise. How beautiful, how beautiful, how beautiful is the body of Christ. See from His head,
His hands, His feet, sorrow and love flow mingled down. Did e’er such love and sorrow meet, or
thorns compose so rich a crown? How beautiful the feet that bring the sound of good news and
the love of the King. How beautiful the hands that serve the wind and the bread and the sons
of the earth. How beautiful, how beautiful, how beautiful is the body of Christ.
The Invitation to the Lord’s Table
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
It is truly right and our greatest joy… Therefore we praise You, joining our voices with
choirs of angels and with the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the
glory of Your name:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of
Your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of
the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.
You are holy, O God of majesty… Accept this, our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving
as a living and holy offering of ourselves, that our lives may proclaim the One crucified
and risen.
Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.
Gracious God, pour out Your Holy Spirit upon us and upon these Your gifts
of bread and wine, and that the bread we break and the cup we bless may be
the communion of the body and blood of Christ. By Your Spirit unite us with
the living Christ and with all who are baptized in His name, that we may be
one in ministry in every place. As this bread is Christ’s body for us, send us
out to be the Body of Christ in the world. Amen.
The Sharing of the Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Prayer
We Depart to Live and Love as Christian Disciples
*The Hymn of Dedication
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
*The Charge and Benediction
*The Congregational Response (8:15) Three-fold Amen
*The Choral Response (11:00) The Hand of God Shall Hold You
*The Postlude
Prelude & Fugue in E Minor
Marty Haugen
Johann Sebastian Bach
The flowers in the Sanctuary today are given to the glory of God.
Serving Our Lord Today at First Presbyterian Church of Ocala
Greeters &
8:15 a.m. Paul and Betty Haupt, Ted Low and Betty Williams
9:30 a.m. Sandy Almazan and Paul Militello
11:00 a.m. Pat Bishop and Ellen Matthews
11:00 a.m. John Reiss, Captain; Savannah Bennett, Pat Bishop, Bill Bowen, Hank Fleming,
Joe Fleming, Mikey Kelly, Bob Timmer, Roxanne Schwaller, Ted Waln
and Dan Woerner
Communion 8:15 a.m. Sandy Owens, Nancy Drum, Howell Winfree III and Ann McCoy
9:30 a.m. Donna Claus, Elaine Cox, Val Curry and Christina Diuguid
11:00 a.m. Liz Dickmann, Carly Albright, BJ Hafner, Rosie and E.B. Gee, Jr.,
Esther Arango, Mikey Kelly and Roxanne Schwaller
Welcome to all who worship with us today! We are delighted that you are here with
us and especially welcome all newcomers. Thank you for signing and passing the Friendship
Pad on the pews. If you’re new today, please give us your address and phone number. If
you are looking for a new church home, we trust that the service today will be a blessing to
you and that you will continue to worship and serve the Lord with us! New members are
received into our church by either transfer from a previous church or by profession or
reaffirmation of faith. Inquirers’ Luncheons are held every other month on Sundays from
noon to 1:30 p.m. in which newcomers can learn more about Christianity, the Presbyterian
Church and membership at First Presbyterian Church of Ocala. Please speak with one of
our pastors after the service if you have questions or pastoral concerns; and again, welcome
to our friendly, caring and mission-minded family of faith!
Large print hymnals and hearing aids are available for your convenience from the
ushers. If any hearing aid does not work, please see an usher for a replacement.
Parents, please be sure to get today’s worship bulletin for your children with activities for
them on the ushers’ table in the narthex. Ask an usher for information.
We Remember This Week in Prayer
Tifanny Banks, Gera Fleming, Bob Wilton, David Demarest, Ginny Magruder
Janice Schafer (Ocala Health & Rehab), Lucille Griggs (Genesis), Helen Hayes and Veta Jackson (Life Care),
Maria Myers (Hampton Manor), our men and women serving in the armed forces and their families,
and growth and renewal in our and all churches during Lent this year.
“Wednesday Night Live” Dinners & Programs
This Wednesday, March 4
The Program: Land of the Bible – Jordan and Judea. Join Pastor Darren as we learn together about
the people and places which have shaped our faith. Menu: Slow cooked and tender pulled pork, baked
beans, mixed roasted vegetables, potato salad and slaw and fresh fruit salad. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.
and is served until 6:15 p.m. The dinner costs are adults and youth $6, $3 per child (10 and under) and
$15 maximum per family. Complete this form and place it in the offering plate today, make a
reservation on the friendship pad, or call the church office by Tuesday noon. Note: If you make a
reservation and your plans change and you’re not coming to dinner, call the church office by Tuesday
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Number attending: ________ adults
The VIPs (Very Important Presbyterians) will meet this Thursday, March 5 in
Fellowship Hall. The meeting starts at 11:30 with lunch and program following at
noon. Program: 1880s Woman, Dee Colier, aka “Lizzy Jane” will entertain us.
Menu: Homemade Chicken Cacciatore over penne pasta, mixed greens Italian salad, garlic
bread, and light sweet treats. The cost is only $6. Be sure to make your reservation on the
Friendship Pad today or call the church office (629-7561) on or before Tuesday, March 3.
Please request gluten free if needed and don’t forget to bring paper goods to
donate to Interfaith.
Spring String Fling – next Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Come
hear our fantastic string ensemble’s annual spring concert. The concert will feature classics,
such as Bach's Brandenburg Concerto and Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Music, as well as themes
from popular movies and TV productions. The group will also feature breakout
performances by several members, including the director’s world premier viola performance
of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” The performance has something for everyone, so make
plans to attend and invite your family friends and neighbors!
Our 2015 church-wide yard sale for Missions is set for Thursday - Saturday,
March 12 – 14! Start bringing your contributions now and place them on one of the
tables set up in Fellowship Hall. Ask friends and neighbors to consider making contributions
too. No TVs or computer monitors unless they’re flat screen, please. Want to help with
this year’s sale or need items picked up? Call Lannie Mercer (629-3354).
Anyone interested in a “Computer 101” class? We have a member eager to help our
members who may want to purchase a computer and get online! Call or speak to Pastor
Raymond if you’d like to know more or the church office (629-7561) to sign up!
Church Women United – Fort King Presbyterian Church will host the Church
Women United celebration of World Day of Prayer this Friday, March 6.
Registration and a social time will be from 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. All are invited to this
special event. Please bring an item for the Rape Crisis Center. Call Gera Fleming (6296065) for information.
March Inquirers’ Luncheon – Welcome Newcomers!
Our next Inquirers’ Luncheon will be on Sunday, March 22. Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. in
Fellowship Hall if you have been worshipping regularly with us and want to learn more about FPC. Please
complete the form below and place it in the offering plate today, send it to the church office, or call 6297561 to make a reservation.
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Name(s): ____________________________________________________ Need Childcare: _______
Address:_____________________________________________________ Phone: ________________
Our Out-to-Dinner Fellowship will meet next on Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m.
at Carrabba’s (2370 SW College Road). Call Donna Guterman (351-9398) by
Monday, March 17 if you’re planning to attend. Newcomers are always welcome!
Our March Young Adults Luncheon is will take place on Sunday, March 29 at
12:30 p.m. Contact David Bedenbaugh for details at 282-7318 or [email protected]
Free sketching and art class at FPC! Contact Phyllis Craggs for more information
(816-1030) or call the church office (629-7561) to sign up. The class is open to all adults.
Interfaith needs for March are Canned fruit, rice, pasta and pasta sauce. Thanks
for placing your donations in the Narthex or at the back of Fellowship Hall on Sundays or
bring them to the church office during the week.
Get connected! Visit us online at for more information and news about
what’s happening at FPC. You can also access Facebook right from our website!
Are you on our e-mail list? FPC sends noteworthy information and updates right to your
inbox. E-mail the church office at [email protected] to get on our e-mail list.
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to connect.
2015 FPC Concert Series
March 8
March 29
Palm Sunday Concerts
May 16
October 18
November 1
December 6
3:00 p.m.
8:15 & 11
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Spring String Fling, FPC String Orchestra
Chancel Choir Cantata
Cross & Crowns Musical
Cross & Crown CD Release Concert
New Missionary Baptist Church Women of
Worship Gospel Choir
Josiah Armes (FPC Orlando) Organ Recital
Marion Chorale Patriotic Concert
Marion Chorale Holiday Concert
Daylight Savings Time begins next Sunday! Remember to set your
clocks one hour ahead before you go to bed on Saturday, March 7!
This Week’s Calendar
March 1 – March 7
March 1
8:15 a.m. – Noon
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - Noon
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
March 2
2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
March 3
10:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
March 4
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
March 5
10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
March 6
6:30 p.m.
Nursery: newborns – 3 year olds - Nursery
Children’s Church: KidsKram (3 years – 5th Grade) – Room 26
Children’s Church: KidsKram (3 years – 5th Grade) – Room 26
Adult Christian Education:
Beautiful Outlaw (the Life of Jesus) – Nita Williams - Parlor
Christians Through the Ages - – Beth Whelan – Room 1, Education Building
The Blakely Class – Sustaining Hope – David Arango-Palencia / Jean Morse –
Room 2, Education Building.
Confirmation Class – Youth Lounge & Café (Rooms 20-22) Ed. Building
Kaleo Youth Service – Youth Lounge & Café (Rooms 20-22) Ed. Building
Art Class – Conference Room
String Ensemble Rehearsal - 3224 SE 13th Street (Helen Lawton, 694-2280)
Disciple II – Parlor (Elaine Cox)
PW Bible Mentoring, Room 1, Education Building
Cross & Crowns Rehearsal – Fellowship Hall
Sacred Journey Mentoring – Conference Room (Pastor Darren)
Disciple V – The Gospels – Luke –Parlor (Steve Vincent)
Disciple IX – Room 2, Education Building (Jeanne Vincent)
Disciple X – Philippians – Room 1, Education Building (Jean Morse)
Chancel Choir Rehearsal – Newcomers are always welcome! – Choir Room
Kids Klub (3 yrs to 5th Grade) Music, Bible Study and Crafts –
Room 26, Education Building
Middle School and High School DiscipleNow – Youth Lounge & Café
(Rooms 20-22), Education Building
Wednesday Night Live Supper and Program – Fellowship Hall
Handbells Practice – Bell Tower
Sacred Journey Mentoring – Conference Room (Pastor Darren)
Disciple 1 – Room 1, Education Building (Pastor Raymond)
Disciple IV – Conference Room (Sara Wood and Fran Gilchrist)
VIPs Luncheon and Program – Fellowship Hall
KidsKram Family Movie Night Big Hero Six - Athletic Field
This Week’s Daily Bible Readings
God’s Prayerful Word
March 4
Second Sunday in Lent
March 1
2 Chronicles 5:1-14
March 5
March 2
2 Chronicles 6:1-11
March 6
March 3
2 Chronicles 6:12-42
March 7
2 Chronicles 7:1-22
2 Chronicles 34:1-33
2 Chronicles 35:1-19
Ezra 8:1-23
Our Church mission is to worship God and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are Called to serve and to demonstrate God’s message of love to all.