Morning - Fourth Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Morning Worship | 8:00, 9:30, 11:00am
Let us enter the Sanctuary in a spirit of meditation in preparation for worship.
Welcome – Greeting of the People – Announcements
“For the Fallen”
Edward Elgar
Congregational Introit O praise the Lord! With all my heart thanks to the Lord I’ll bring,
Where upright ones assembled are and congregations sing.
The works accomplished by the Lord are very great in might.
They are sought out by everyone who finds in them delight.
St. Magnus Cm
- Psalm 111: 1-2
*Prayer of Invocation and Adoration
*Hymn of Adoration No. 454
“Glorious Is Thy Name Most Holy”
Holy Manna
*Confession of Faith—The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord; Who
was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and
buried; He descended into hell; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth at
the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick 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.
*Hymn No. 623—Gloria Patri
Sharing of Family News
Summer Staff Introduction
Nate Robbins, Director of Youth Ministries
Prayer of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer
8:00 Mr. Rob Yancey
9:30 Rev. Corey Gray
11:00 Dr. Todd Smedley
Dr. Robert M. Norris, Senior Pastor; Dr. Todd Smedley, Senior Associate Pastor;
Rev. Corey Gray, Rev. Ron Meyer, and Rev. David O’Connell, Pastors
“Poor Wayfaring Stranger”
Traditional American Spiritual
Ben Wallis, bass-baritone; Fred Markey, accompaniment
arr. Julie Gunn
I’m just a poor wayfarin’ stranger, a travlin’ through this world of woe;
But there’s no sickness, toil or danger in that bright land to which I go.
I’m going there to see my Father, I’m going there no more to roam,
I’m just a goin’ over Jordan, I’m just a goin’ over home.
I want to wear a crown of glory when I get home to that bright land.
I want to shout salvation’s story in concert with that blood washed band.
I’m going there to meet my Savior, to sing His praise forever more.
I’m just a going over Jordan, I’m just a going over home.
Old Testament Reading *Hymn No. 315
I Chronicles 29:10-13
“Let Your Heart Be Broken”
page 357, pew Bible
Wye Valley
Call for the Offering and Prayer of Dedication
Passing of Friendship Register
Receiving of Tithes and Offerings
New Testament Reading “Melodie”
Joel Fuller, violin; Fred Markey, piano
Christoph Gluck
arr. Frederic Chopin
Luke 18:18-30
page 877, pew Bible
Sermon “Joyful Giving” 7th in a series,“Divine Grace Made Visible”
Dr. Robert M. Norris
Passing of the Peace
Hymn No. 379
“Take My Life and Let It Be” Hendon
Postlude “Marche Militaire”
Franz Schubert
Participating Officers:
8:00 Greg Glenn
9:30 Phil Fanara
11:00 Greg Glenn
Elders are available for prayer or ministry at the front of the Sanctuary at the conclusion of each service.
Sanctuary flowers are a ministry of the Women of Fourth Flower Committee.
The morning worship service is broadcast each Sunday at 11:00am locally on WAVA 105.1 FM
and worldwide by Internet streaming audio at
Hearing enhancement units are available for checkout in the Media Center
or ask an usher for assistance.
New Members Class #69
The following were accepted into Fourth Church membership on Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Amanuel Admassu
Melody Istrati
Bob Agnew
John Kitchen
James Caldwell
Rosie Kitchen
Katie Caldwell
Eric Lofberg
Ann Katherine Chernenkoff
Christine Nabibubbu
Claudia Cotca
Kathryn O’Halloran
Jerry Crawford
Elie Orami
Missy Crawford
Marshall Pruitt
Chelsea Custer
Jean Pruitt
Laura DeRavin
Caleb Shoultz
Geary Fowler
Richard Taylor
Margaret Gibbons
Jeremy Williams
Anna Gray
Laura Wormald
Abigail Hall
Patrick Wright
Michael Hernandez
Next Sunday, May 31
Morning Service
8:00, 9:30, 11:00am
A Service of Worship
and Ordination
of Robert A. Yancey Jr.
6pm in the Sanctuary
“Self Giving”
2 Kings 1:1-10
Dr. Robert M. Norris
“Becoming a Minister”
Colossians 1:24-29
Dr. Todd Smedley
There will be a reception in the Upper Room
immediately follwing the service.
Stewardship & Finance
Tonights Evening Service
“The Great Banquet”
Luke 14:12-24
Dr. Todd Smedley
Annual Budget
$ 4,710,418
Year to Date Budget
$ 1,487,198
Year to Date Received
$ 1,352,501
Mortgage Balance
$ 4,534,098
6pm in the Sanctuary
Grateful Heart Campaign
August 31, 2015
Received to Date
Fourth Presbyterian Church
5500 River Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20816–3399
Phone: 301-320-3434 | Fax: 301-320-6315
Fourth Presbyterian Church is a member congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC).