March 15, 2015 Worship Bulletin - Morrisville Presbyterian Church

WORSHIP for the
FOURTH SUNDAY in
LENT
MARCH 15, 2015
10:30 AM
Grounded in the grace of God, we are a vibrant Christian community,
disciples of all ages, gathered for worship and nurture, scattered to serve and to love.
MPC Mission Statement adopted by the Session March 31, 2008
Welcome to Morrisville Presbyterian Church
CONTACT U S
M O RR ISV ILLE P R ES B YT ER IA N C H UR CH
771 North Pennsylvania Ave. | Morrisville, PA 19067
215.295.4191 | [email protected]
WE WELCOME GUESTS AND VISITORS to our
worship service today. If you are not a member, we
invite you to consider membership with us. If you
would like more information about how we can
serve you, please speak to a pastor.
CHURCH STAFF
Bruce Ballantine ............................. [email protected]
Interim Pastor & Head of Staff (extension 234)
FRIENDSHIP PAD: During the Words of Welcome,
please pass the Friendship Pad to the outside aisle
and back again to the center. This allows worshipers
to recognize other people in their pew, and helps
staff members identify individuals who may need
attention.
Deborah Heffernan .................... [email protected]
Interim Associate Pastor (extension 225)
Linda Seaman...................................... [email protected]
Director of Older Adult Ministry (extension 232)
Steve McBride .................................... [email protected]
Director of Music & Communications Coordinator
The Chancel Flowers are given by Carol Carpenter
in memory of her father, Albert D. Wismar; and to
the glory of God from Roberta and Carol Carroll.
Rich Drabb.............................................. [email protected]
Property Manager (extension 231)
USHERING AT TODAY’S SERVICE: Head Deacon
Andy Beidler, Alastair Brunton, Ann Clements, Dave
Stoneburner, Alice Garcia, Susan Manning, Amy
Schnurr, and Jr. Deacons Ryan McHenry, Gavin
Smith, and Christopher Ward.
Laurie Jacobson .............................. [email protected]
Bookkeeper (extension 226)
Elizabeth Scully........................................... [email protected]
Administrative Assistant (extension 0)
TODAY’S ACOLYTE is Anna Flook.
PASTORAL CARE REMINDER—Members of the
staff truly want to be attentive when members or
friends of MPC are experiencing health
difficulties. If you (or a family member) have been
admitted to a hospital, please let us know by
contacting the church office, and one of the pastors
will be pleased to visit. You may also reach the
pastors on their mobile phones–Bruce Ballantine at
304-914-2108 and Debbie Heffernan at
267-342-0089. Thank you for your assistance.
CHILDCARE FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 4 is provided in the Nursery/Pre-School room from
10:15–11:45 a.m.. Infants and toddlers are also welcome in worship. Visitors, please feel free to worship
with your children for as long as they are able. If he
or she gets wiggly and needs a stretch break, audio
from the service is available in the chapel, until your
child is ready to return to the sanctuary for you to
continue to worship together.
HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES are available for WORSHIP NOTE
use anywhere in the sanctuary during worship. * The asterisk indicates that those who are able, may please stand.
These pocket-sized receivers are available from
Deacons in either Narthex and are to be returned Please forward any announcements you would like included in
the Bulletin by Tuesday of each week to [email protected]
after the service.
Articles for “Currents” are due by the 1st day of the
HYMNALS, BIBLES, & BULLETINS WITH LARGE
preceding month. April 1st is the deadline for the May
PRINT are available during worship each Sunday
2015 issue. Send articles to [email protected]
morning from a Deacon in the Narthex. Please
return the Hymnal and/or Bible after the service.
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Fourth Sunday in Lent
T HE W ORD IN M USIC
G A T H E R I N G
PRELUDE
WORDS of WELCOME
Pastor Ballantine
INTROIT—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
Combined Choirs
Awake my soul, and with the sun The daily stage of the duty run; Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise
To pay thy morning sacrifice. Redeem thy mis-spent time that’s past, Live this day as if ‘twere thy last:
Improve thy talent with due care; For the great Day thyself prepare.
CALL to WORSHIP
One: Look to the Lord your God, and live.
All: Give thanks to the Holy One, our Savior.
One: For though we once were dead in sin,
All: now, by the grace of God, we live.
*HYMN 461—God Is Here!
Paul Clough
ABBOTT’S LEIGH
*PRAYER of CONFESSION—Unison
God our Redeemer, we confess that we are people of ashes and dust. We
grumble and complain when you have provided all we need. We continue to
walk in darkness when you have given light to the world. Forgive us, God of
grace. Help us to trust in you so that we may not perish but may have eternal
life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
*SILENT PRAYERS of CONFESSION
Here each worshiper may offer silent prayers of confession.
*RESPONSE—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
Kyrie eleison. Christe eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Combined Choirs
*PROMISE of FORGIVENESS
One: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in
the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. May the God of mercy, who forgives you all your sins, strengthen you in all goodness, and by the power of
the Holy Spirit keep you in eternal life.
All:
Amen.
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RESPONSE to GOD’S PARDON—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
Combined Choirs
Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Glory be to God in highest heaven and peace on earth.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te. Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam glorian tuam.
Domine Deus, Rex caelestis, Deus Pater omnipotens Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei Filius Patris, Qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis
Qui tollis peccata mundi, suscipe deprecationem nostrum. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris, miserere nobis.
Quoniam Tu solus sanctus, Tu solus Dominus, Tu solus Altissimus, Jesu Christe, Cum Sancto Spiritu in Gloria Dei Patris. Amen.
*THE PEACE
One: The peace of Christ be with you.
All:
And also with you.
One: Let us greet one another with the peace of Christ.
As a sign of their reconciliation in Christ, the people share the peace of Christ, greeting one another
with these or similar words: “The peace of Christ be with you,” “Peace be with you,” or simply, “Peace.”
L I T U R GY of the W OR D
PRAYER for ILLUMINATION
PSALTER READING—Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22
One: This is the Word of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
(Old Testament, pages 528–529)
ANTHEM—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
Combined Choirs
Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth, Hosanna!
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua. Hosana in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini. Hosanna!
TIME for YOUNG DISCIPLES
Pastor Heffernan
NEW TESTAMENT READING—Ephesians 2: 1-10
One: This is the Word of the Lord.
All:
Thanks be to God.
ANTHEM—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
(New Testament, page 181)
Combined Choirs
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis. Little lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee?
Gave thee life and bid thee feed, By the stream and o’er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing woolly bright;
Gave thee such a tender voice, Making all the vales rejoice. Little lamb, who made thee?
Dost thou know who made thee? Little lamb, I’ll tell thee; Little lamb, I’ll tell thee; He is called by thy name,
For he calls himself a Lamb; He is meek and he is mild, He became a little child: I a child and thou a lamb,
We are called by his name Little Lamb, God bless thee. Miserere nobis.
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OFFERING
Invitation to Give
Presentation of Gifts
Offertory Music—Mass of the Children (RUTTER)
Combined Choirs
Lord, open thou mine eyes that I may see thee; Lord, open thou my lips that I may praise thee;
Lord, open thou my heart that I may love thee, Serve thee with joy, fear none above thee.
Christ be my sword and shield, my strong defender; Christ be my light and my Redeemer.
Lord, be with me this day in each endeavor; Lord, keep my soul with thee now and for ever. Dona nobis pacem.
Christ, be my guide today, my guide tomorrow; Christ in my days of joy, my days of sorrow;
Christ in the silent hours when I lie sleeping, Safe in his holy angels’ keeping.
Christ be within the hearts of all who love me; Christ all around, and Christ above me.
Christ in my thought and prayer and my confessing; Christ, when I go to rest, grant me your blessing.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem. Glory to thee, my God, this night For all the blessings of the light;
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, Beneath thy own almighty wings.
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. Dona nobis pacem.
*Doxology—There is A Redeemer (Music Supplement #443, verses 1—2)
*AFFIRMATION of FAITH
(APOSTLES’ CREED, ECUMENICAL VERSION)
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in
Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord. who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died,
and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he
ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will
come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the
holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the
resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
PRAYERS of INTERCESSION and THANKSGIVING
THE LORD’S PRAYER (debts and debtors)
S E N D I N G
*HYMN 542—All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night
TALLIS’ CANON
*CHARGE and BLESSING
*CHORAL BENEDICTION—The Lord Bless You and Keep You (RUTTER)
*POSTLUDE
The Chancel Choir
Steve McBride
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Worship Notes & Announcements
BROWN BAG & BIBLE
The Brown Bag & Bible Study will resume meeting
at noon on Wednesday, March 18. At that time, we
will begin using as our study resource Mark for
Everyone by N.T. Wright. Books are be available for
pick-up today!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING WILL BE
RECEIVED ON EASTER
By supporting One Great Hour of Sharing, you’re
sustaining programs that provide disaster relief,
food, clean water, training, and resources to people
all over the world. When you give, you’re changing
lives. Your giving goes to the following PC(USA)
programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (40
countries and 24 states received help for natural and
human-caused disasters); Presbyterian Hunger Program (154,731 people who were living in extreme
poverty now have increased food security and livelihoods through international development work);
Self-Development of People (4,619 children/
parents received improved educational opportunities). Remember to bring in your fish box on Palm
Sunday or Easter.
WEEKDAY NURSERY SCHOOL
Will be holding an open houses for the upcoming
school year on March 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30
a.m. Call Joanie Layden at (215)356-3525 with any
questions.
BOOK GROUP MEETINGS
The Gilead Group will begin discussing Marilynne
Robinson's Lila on Tuesday, March 24 in the MPC
Lounge at 7:00 pm. The Narnia Group will
discuss Prince Caspian at it's March meeting. All Are
Welcome!
EASTER BREAKFAST
Join us in Fellowship Hall for a light Easter Breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. between the Easter Sunday
services. Please sign up in the Communications center or email Liz Scully at [email protected] so that
we know how many people will be coming.
All are welcome!
CLOTHING CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The clothing center is in need of a few good people
who would like to volunteer their time either on
Mondays (9:00 a.m.-Noon) or Tuesdays (9:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.) or both days. If you would like to be part
of our Outreach mission please call Betsy Jurey @
215-295-6521 for more information.
MASS OF THE CHILDREN ORCHESTRA
& SOLOISTS
Flute - Sarah McGahey
Oboe - Janet Easley
Clarinet - Joe Smith
Bassoon - Mike Pedrazzini
Horn - Jane Richter
Timpani - Bill Cain
Percussion - Ryan McHenry
Harp - Donna Cooper
Bass - Nancy Merriam
Organ - Marilyn Shenenberger
SCHOLARSHIPS
We have four scholarships available for the 2015
year. The McClanen Scholarship is available to any
college student (need based); the Campbell Scholarship is available to any college student (need based);
the Robert Scholarship is available to both men and
women for studies in seminary or medical fields and
the Patti-Jane Reeves Memorial Scholarship is available to high school graduates or college students.
Applications are available online and in the church
office. Please send the completed forms to
[email protected] by March 29, 2015.
Soloists
Wendy Yazujian, Van Baum, Sam Brukhman,
Carol Carpenter, Cait Triebl, Evan Schnurr,
Seth McHenry, Steve James, A.J. Neimann
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2015 Easter Memorials & Honorariums
Have you considered honoring, celebrating, or remembering a family member, friend, or loved one this
Eastertide? Contributions to our Memorial Fund can be made, not just for remembering a loved one
who has passed, but also for honoring someone in your life now.
This year our Easter Flowers will be beautiful, multi-colored tulips. With an abundance of allergic
reactions to lilies, the Worship Committee is trying this new floral direction for this year .
EASTER TULIPS
Members and friends of the church are reminded that the tulips, which beautify the church, may be given as
memorials. Forms are available online and in the church office. Please fill out a form and return it with your
check in the amount of $10.00 per plant ordered to the church office by Sunday, March 22nd.
MUSIC FUND
Memorial contributions to this fund help to supplement the music ministry program. This Lent and Easter,
the music fund will allow MPC Choirs to be accompanied by a professional orchestra on March 15th and by
a Brass Quintet on Easter. Contributions of any amount are welcome.
DEACONS’ FOOD BASKET PROGRAM
In addition to free-will donations received by the Deacons, you are welcome to contribute to the Food
Basket Program as a gift or memorial to loved ones by using the form below.
Easter Memorial & Honorarium Contributions
Please do not add the memorial contribution amount to your pledge payment!
Make checks payable to MPC with the type of memorial noted on the memo line.
I (we) wish to make the following contribution(s) to:
_____Easter Tulips ($10.00 each)
Number of Plants:_____
Amount attached:_____
_____ I will pick up the tulip following the 10:30 am Easter service.
_____ I wish to have the Deacons deliver the tulips to a shut-in.
_____ Music Fund Please find $__________attached for this fund.
_____ Deacons’ Food Basket Program. Please find $__________attached for this fund.
Given by:
Address _____________
Phone
“ In loving memory of ” “ In celebration of ” “ To give thanks for ” (circle one)
Please print exactly as you wish it to appear in the bulletin and return to the Church Office by
Sunday, March 22.
MPC Weekly Calendar
SUNDAY, March 15
8:30am
Weekly Prayer Meeting Conference Room
9:00
Teen Choir
Music Room
9:30
Education
Conference Room
10:00
Chancel Choir
Music Room
10:30
Worship (Word in Music)
Sanctuary
11:00
Cherub Choir
Room 104
11:00
WDNS
Room 220
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Deacons Host
11:45
Agape Choir
Room 104
MONDAY, March 16
7:00pm
Boy Scout Troop 3
7:00
Cub Scouts
7:00
Food Packing
7:00
Trustees
Fellowship Hall
Room 220, 122, 210
Room 4
Conference Room
TUESDAY, March 17
10:00am Clothing Center
Room 4
10:00
Food Center Set-up
Fellowship Hall
10:00
Seekers
Lounge
3:00pm
Staff Meeting
Conference Room
6:00
Girl Scouts
Room 122
7:00
Educational Ministry Comm.
Room 210
7:30
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 220
7:30
Nominating Committee
Conf. Room
WEDNESDAY, March 18
9:00am
Food Center
Fellowship Hall
Noon
Brown Bag and Bible
Conference Room
6:00pm
Youth Club
Fellowship Hall
7:30
Children & Family Mtg.
Conf. Room
THURSDAY, March 19
10:00
Lower Makefield Women
Fellowship H.
11:00am Food Stocking
Room 4
Noon
Alcoholics Anonymous
Room 222
6:00pm
God’s Thunder
Chapel
6:00
Lenten Supper &
Fellowship Hall
Worship
6:30
Oakville Girl Scouts
Room 220
7:00
Chancel Choir
Music Room
8:30
Chancel Ringers
Chapel
FRIDAY, March 20
7:30pm
Alcoholics Anonymous
8:00
Quest Class Retreat
Room 122
SATURDAY, March 21
9:00 am Quest Class Retreat ends
SUNDAY, March 22
8:30am
Weekly Prayer Meeting Conference Room
9:00
Teen Choir
Music Room
9:30
Education
Conference Room
9:30
Chancel Choir
Music Room
10:30
Worship
Sanctuary
11:00
Cherub Choir
Room 104
11:30
Fellowship Time
Lounge
Clothing Center Volunteers and
Older Adult Committee Host
11:45
Agape Choir
Room 104
Noon
Sunday School Teacher Mtg.
Conf. Rm.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
When sending mail to the church, please be advised we no longer have mail delivered to Post Office Box 240.
Please mail all correspondence to our street address: 771 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067.
Our phone number, fax and email address remain the same. Thanks!
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771 N OR TH P ENNSY LVANI A A VENUE | M OR RIS VILLE , P A 19067
215.295. 4191 | W W W .MPC US A . NE T
PASTORS & PROGRAM STAFF
Bruce Ballantine, Interim Pastor & Head of Staff | Deborah Heffernan, Interim Associate Pastor
Louise Shoemaker, Parish Associate | Linda Seaman, Director of Older Adult Ministry
Steve McBride, Director of Music and Principal Organist