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 www.fpcocala.org FAITHFULLY SERVING JESUS CHRIST IN MARION COUNTY AND THE WORLD SINCE 1857 AND STILL GROWING! TRADITIONAL WORSHIP THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT 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 281 *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 #579 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 #592 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 #513 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 #403 #585 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 Ushers 9:30 a.m. Sandy Almazan and Paul Militello Greeters 11:00 a.m. Pat Bishop and Ellen Matthews Ushers 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 Servers 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 TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENTS 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 noon. ----------------------------------------------------- (Tear Off) -----------------------------------------------------------“Wednesday Night Live” Dinners & Programs – March 4 Name:________________________________________________Phone:____________________ Number attending: ________ adults _______children 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. ---------------------------------------------------- (Tear Off) --------------------------------------------------------------I’m/we’re interested in the Inquirers’ Luncheon on Sunday, March 22, 2014 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 www.fpcocala.org 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. Like us on Facebook! Search for FPC Ocala, FL to find our page. Click the like button to connect. 2015 FPC Concert Series Date March 8 Day Sunday March 29 Palm Sunday Concerts May 16 September TBD October 18 November 1 December 6 Saturday Time 3:00 p.m. 8:15 & 11 9:30 6:30 p.m. Saturday 6:30 p.m. Sunday Sunday Sunday 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Series 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 SUN 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. MON TUES WED 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. THURS FRI Sunday Monday Tuesday 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 Wednesday March 4 Second Sunday in Lent Thursday March 1 2 Chronicles 5:1-14 March 5 Friday March 2 2 Chronicles 6:1-11 March 6 Saturday 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. 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