easter bulletin at 9:00 & 11:00 - First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis

People of Easter’s joy, give thanks to the One who raises us to new life.
We sing our hallelujahs to the God of Everlasting Love.
Redeemer of the lost…
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, hosanna in the highest.
First Presbyterian Church, Annapolis, Maryland
April 5, 2015 - 9:00 & 11:00 am Worship
Resurrection of the Lord
THE LORD’S PRAYER (Using “debts” and “debtors,” Glory to God, page 35.)
WORDS OF INSTITUTION
THE SHARING OF THE SACRAMENT
All Christians, regardless of church affiliation, are invited to receive the sacrament. At 9:00
am communion will be served by intinction (take a piece of bread and dip it in the cup).
Please come forward or to the back by the center aisle and return to your seat by the side
aisles. Persons who have difficulty walking forward are invited to signal a server to be served
in the pew. At 11:00 am you may partake of the elements when served in the pew. At 9:00
am, gluten-free bread and a chalice are on the table by the baptismal font. At 11:00 am,
gluten-free bread is held in the small container on the plate.
PRAYER
Easter God, you have met us in bread and wine, and surprised us with your joy.
Send us out into the world dancing with delight and with hallelujahs ringing in our
hearts, to share your justice and your praise. Amen.
HYMN 245 - Christ the Lord Is Risen Today!
LLANFAIR
CHARGE & BENEDICTION
BENEDICTION RESPONSE - Hallelujah Chorus
Ludwig van Beethoven
Christ on the Mount of Olives, Chancel Choir
POSTLUDE - Rondo
John Blow
At the conclusion of the 11:00 am service, you are invited to take an Easter plant,
particularly if you have family or friends in need of care.
HEARING AIDS, LARGE PRINT BULLETINS & BIBLES AVAILABLE FROM USHERS.
WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH and the
celebration of the resurrection. If you are a visitor, please
know that you are welcomed to be part of this vital
community of faith that supports one another in the love of God and love of neighbor. We
are a community that stretches to learn, to grow and to serve to the end that we may “do
justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God.” It is a joy to welcome you this day!
PREPARATION FOR THE WORD
Those who are able, please stand; bold print in unison.
PRELUDE - Trumpet and Organ Prelude, Robert Couto and Stuart Smith, trumpet
SILENT PRAYER
Holy One, you come to us with power beyond all knowing.
You lift all things out of the dust,
you breathe love into every cell,
you call us into communion with you,
and you claim victory over death.
Blessed be your holy name now and forever. Amen.
CHORAL INTROIT - Good Christians All, Rejoice and Sing!
GELOBT SEI GOTT
CALL TO WORSHIP
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Christ is risen!
Alleluia! He is risen, indeed!
HYMN 232 - Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
EASTER HYMN
PRAYER OF ADORATION
Glory to you, O God: you are the creator of life,
our source of hope and the ground of our being.
Glory to you, O God: you gave the law,
inspired prophets and sent your Son so that we might know of justice and peace.
Glory to you, O God: through the resurrection of Jesus we discover life to be
abundant and eternal.
With your people through the ages and with creation itself we glorify you,
O God, our Creator, Savior and Spirit.
Amen.
RESPONSE OF PRAISE - Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks (vs. 4)
Alleluia, alleluia! Give thanks to the risen Lord.
Alleluia, alleluia! Give praise to his name.
Come let us praise the living God, joyfully sing to our Savior. (refrain)
ALLELUIA
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
TIME WITH CHILDREN
(Godly Play for prek-2nd grade is offered upstairs in the Education Wing;
older children may remain in worship.)
NOTICES OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
(Please sign the Greeter Pads and pass it along your pew and back again.)
RESPONSE TO THE GOOD NEWS
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
We trust in Jesus Christ, fully human, fully God.
Jesus proclaimed the reign of God:
preaching good news to the poor and release to the captives,
teaching by word and deed and blessing the children,
healing the sick and binding up the broken hearted,
eating with outcasts, forgiving sinners,
and calling all to repent and believe the gospel.
Unjustly condemned for blasphemy and sedition,
Jesus was crucified, suffering the depths of human pain
and giving his life for the sins of the world.
God raised this Jesus from the dead,
vindicating his sinless life,
breaking the power of sin and evil,
delivering us from death to life eternal.
With believers in every time and place,
we rejoice that nothing in life or in death
can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
OFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE
OFFERTORY - Trumpet & Organ Voluntary
CHORAL CALL TO PRAYER - Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks
ALLELUIA
SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
INVITATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE - Acts 10:34-43
HYMN 236 -The Strife is O’er
ANTHEM - Alleluia
SECOND SCRIPTURE - John 20:1-18
SERMON - “While It Was Still Dark”
Randall Thompson
THE GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
The God of every morning be with you.
And also with you.
People of Easter morning, lift up your hearts!
We lift them to the one who has raised Jesus from the grave.
VICTORY
The Silent Prayer is from Feasting on the Word.
The Affirmation of Faith from Part I and conclusion of “A Brief Statement of Faith,” PC(USA).
THOSE ASSISTING WITH WORSHIP - Preacher: William L. Hathaway; Liturgists: Heather G.
Shortlidge, Betsy Stewart (9:00), Barbara Morris (11:00); Godly Play: Shelly Price, Britt Griswold
(9:00), Cecilia Richardson, Kristin & Joe Thompson (11:00); Acolytes: Julia Chamberlin (9:00), Allison
Hagee (11:00); Ushers: Skip & Gerri Smith, Florence Smoot, Jane MacMurray (9:00), Joe & Judi Dunn,
Bev & Ed Hemminger, Stanford & Kim Morris, Emma & Wesley Morris (11:00); Chancel Banners:
Center - created by the Children’s Covenant Circle with the creative guidance of Laurie Hewitt and
Elizabeth Hancock; side banners - designed and constructed by a Lenten circle led by Elizabeth
Hancock (sides); Communion Servers: David Hancock, Dave Lanenga, Rae Jean Goodman, Roger &
Lisa Rath, Amy Booe (9:00), Connie Scott, David Hancock, Mark Moran, Linda Hanifin Bonner, Dave &
Jean Williamson, Beth Hiltabidle, Kristie Lilly, Gordon Duvall, Joe Dunn, Bill Hatchl.
STAFF NOTE - Miss Good is away and returns Tuesday, April 7; for questions related to children and
youth ministries, please contact Debbie Mitchell (310) 661-6329. Gerri is covering for Sharon in the
office tomorrow.
LOOKING AHEAD IN WORSHIP
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Date
Sun, 4/5
Church
EASTER*
6:30
9:00
10:00
11:00
Worship (Courtyard)
Worship (Sanctuary)
Coffee Hour (FH)
Worship (Sanctuary)
Mon, 4/6
1:00
Tues, 4/7
Wed, 4/8
STAIR Training (KC4a)
Young Clergy of
Annapolis (ZW)
12:00
7:15
7:30
Noon AA (FH)
GA (FH)
ACOA (Music)
Noon AA (FH)
STAIR Board (KC1a)
Czech Partnership (KC3a)
Junque Sale Meeting (KC4a)
Mission (KC4a)
12:00
12:00
7:30
Church Staff Meeting (KC1a)
Taizé Worship (Sanctuary)
12:00
2:00
Noon AA (FH)
Yoga (The Conduit)
12:00
3:15
Noon AA (FH)
Ringing of Bells in
Memory of Surrender
12:00
Noon AA (FH)
Thurs, 4/9 - 150th Anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s Surrender
Sunday, April 12 - Youth Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00 am
Youth, guided by Martha Johnson with Aaron Barker, Jenn Dodd, Ellen Wakeley &
Alison Whitacre, will lead worship. The theme of Youth Sunday is "Walls.”
Fri, 4/10
6:00-8:00
Youth Sunday Set-Up (Sanctuary)
Sat, 4/11
4:00-6:00
Youth Sunday Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
Sun, 4/12
8:30
9:30
10:30
11:00
1:00
William L. Hathaway, Pastor / Heather G. Shortlidge, Associate Pastor
Melissa “Miss” Good, Director of Children’s & Youth Ministry
Robert W. Muckenfuss, Director of Music / James G. Kirk, Parish Associate
The National Naval Memorial of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
An Earth Care Congregation of the PC (USA)
Partner with Evangelical Church of the Czech Brethren, Czech Republic
171 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis MD 21401
[email protected] / www.annapolis-presbyterian.com
Phone: 410-267-8705 / Fax: 410-268-9643
4:00
9:30
9:30
11:00
7:00
Wednesday, April 8 - Taizé Worship at 7:30 pm
Held in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, this service of prayer, Scripture
and meditation is co-hosted with St. Mary’s Church. Parking is available at St. Mary’s
on Duke of Gloucester Street.
Sunday, April 19 – Third Sunday of Easter
Dr. Hathaway will preach “In the Light” from I John 1:1-10
Community
6:15
7:30
7:00
Handbell Rehearsal (Music)
Choir Rehearsal (Music)
8:30
AA Board (KC1a)
Evening AA (FH)
Worship (Sanctuary) - Youth Sunday
Education Hour
Coffee Hour (FH)
Worship (Sanctuary) - Youth Sunday
Inurnment - Jean Bates (Columbarium)
* Education Hour / Sunday School is not offered today but resumes next week at the 9:30 hour.
THE SHAW CHAPEL - is open year-round, Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm. For 24/7
access, email [email protected] or contact the office for a passcode.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPECIAL MUSIC - We are pleased to welcome trumpeters Robert Couto and Stuart Smith to
our worship service this morning. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
JUNQUE SALE MEETING - Tuesday, April 7 in KC4a at 11:00 am. All are invited to help plan
for the PWC's annual fund-raiser held in September. Questions: [email protected]
INTERESTED IN JOINING FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH? - Our Spring New Member Class
will be on Sunday, April 26 from 3:00-6:00 pm with childcare provided upon request. We
welcome all who wish to consider joining. For more information, please visit the website
http://www.annapolis-presbyterian.com/member or speak with a pastor or Helen Krone,
Membership Chair, [email protected] / (443) 534-9034.
CIRCLE 3 - will meet at 1:00 pm April 13 at the home of Bev Hemminger, 2715 Bay Ogleton
Rd., Annapolis, MD 21403. Phone 410-268-5978.
SAVE THE DATE: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) CAMP - July 6-10, 9:00 am-Noon. This
year’s theme is “WOW – This is the Story of Jesus!” Join us as we play, sing, worship, craft
and learn the stories of Jesus together. This year’s camp will be shared on both FPC and St.
Anne’s church campuses -- drop off at FPC, pick-up at St. Anne’s. Register online at:
http://www.annapolis-presbyterian.com/vbs-camp-registration.
EASTER PLANTS (*2 lilies given)
Given In Honor of
Our Midshipmen
Relationship
Susan Rosendahl & Barbara Andrews friends
William Garrett Russell
grandson
Given In Memory of
Bonnie Roth Anderson
Paul E. Barr
William R. Blades, Jr.
Sue Bogley
Elizabeth S. Burroughs
Harriett H. Carney
Elizabeth Mezey Chamberlin
Mary Jane Coker
Dawn Jennings
Marny & Bill Jones
Grace Kelly
Lesley Moore Keogh
Robert E. Liley
Loved ones
Chris MacMurray
Howard & Jean MacMurray
Kenneth Moore
Rev. Maureen Morris
Connie Moran*
Our grandparents
Our mothers*
Our parents
Charles E. Sadler II
Charles E. & Edith E. Sadler
Charles W. “Buck” & Rae Sadler
Evelyn E. Sadler
Celeste Thurber*
Ken West
Harold “Westy” West
Mary Wooldridge
Donor(s)
Mark Moran
Albert Francis & Mary Ann Leftwich
Ted & Carolyn Russell
Relationship
love of my life
husband
friend
mother
mother
mother, grandmother
Donor(s)
Caroline Wugofski
Louise P. Johnson
Mary Ann Blades
Bill & Barb Hatchl
John & Barbara Burroughs
John & Barbara Burroughs
David Chamberlin, Charlotte & Julia
mother
Trudy & Charlie Coker
wife
Bryan Jennings
parents
Trudy & Charlie Coker
friend
Charlotte Sears
daughter
Martha Moore Wooldridge
husband, son, father, grandfather
Phyllis A. Liley
William & Caroline Schaeffer
brother
Jane MacMurray
parents
Jane MacMurray
spouse
Martha Moore Wooldridge
friend
Betsy Stewart
my beloved wife
Mark Moran
Mark Moran
Skip & Gerri Smith
Mark Moran
nephew
Mary Ann Blades
parents
Mary Ann Blades
brother, sister-in-law
Mary Ann Blades
sister
Mary Ann Blades
wife
Bill Thurber
his family
his family
spouse
Tim Wooldridge