Sunday, February 1 – 10:30 a.m. Bulletin

S T . C HARL ES A V E N UE P R E S BY T E R I A N C H U RCH
February 1, 2015 | 10:30 worship
4th Sunday after Epiphany
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
February 1, 2015 | 10:30 worship
GATHERING
WELCOME
Donald R. Frampton
VOLUNTARY
Steven B. Blackmon
ANNOUNCEMENTS
*CALL TO WORSHIP (responsive) from Psalm 111
Stephanie Haniford
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the
congregation.
Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and
majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever.
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful. He is
ever mindful of his covenant.
He has shown his people the power of his works…the works of his hands are faithful
and just; and his precepts are trustworthy.
They are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness.
Holy and awesome is his name.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good
understanding. His praise endures forever.
*prAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 625
“How Great Thou Art””
how great thou art
CALL TO CONFESSION
The One who pardons, heals, and strengthens all who repent calls us to name our failings
and our hopes. Let us confess our sin in the presence of God and one another.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Holy and all powerful God, who commands all spirits, comforts those in distress, and
casts out destructive forces, we confess that we are unable to do your will.
We protect what is familiar and reject what is unknown. We admire those with
courage but excuse ourselves when we falter from the truth. We forget that you are always
with us, and that with you all things are possible.
Forgive us, lead us, make us new. Remove our desire to heed false prophets, and show
us your way; in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God. Amen.
SILENT CONFESSION
KYRIE
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS (responsive)
The God who made you and knows your every thought hears you now and forgives you all
your sin. You have been redeemed through Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Savior, who is Alpha
and Omega, all in all.
Amen.
THE WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST READING
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
*Please stand as you are able.
Please silence cell phones during the worship service.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Tyler Cohen Miller
MESSAGE FOR THE CHILDREN
Challenger Class
Children in the First Grade and under may now exit with church staff for a time of play. Parents
may pick up their children on the playground following the worship service.
SECOND READING
Mark 1:21-28
This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
SERMON
“A New Teaching”
Donald R. Frampton
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH (unison), 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 Ghost,
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 on 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 Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
*GLORIA PATRI 581, Glory to God, The Presbyterian Hymnal
INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP At this time please pass the friendship pad, the purpose of which is to know and greet others on
your pew. You may also complete a prayer request card (in the pew rack) and place it in the offering
plate. The pastoral and program staff will include your request in its weekly time of prayer. Anyone
interested in joining the church is invited to speak to one of the pastors following the service.
PASTORAL PRAYER & THE LORD'S PRAYER
THE OFFERING
Offertory Anthem
"Ride On, King Jesus"
Parker
The Chancel Choir
*Doxology, 606, Glory to God, The Presbyterian Hymnal
*Prayer of Dedication
SENDING
*HYMN 722
“Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”
*CHARGE AND BLESSING
*CHORAL RESPONSE
“A Scottis Blyssing”
May your heather scent the gloaming,
And the peat fire warm your soul.
May your tass be never empty,
And your tartan never fade.
And should the nightfall come between us
Before we meet again,
May the Lord bless you, and comfort you,
And keep you near his heart. Amen.
*VOLUNTARY
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
canonbury
Blackmon/Willcox
If you are visiting with us today, please join us for refreshments in Frampton Fellowship Hall, following the service.
SCaPC Small GrouPS
Caregiver’s Support Group
First Monday of the Month | 12-1 pm | Church Parlor
Contact: Barry Thompson, [email protected]
MOMs Group, for mothers of young children (includes childcare)
Mondays | 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. | Challenger Classroom
Contact: Ashley Hope, 404-915-0799
PW Monthly Evening Circle and Noon Circle Bible Studies
Evening Circle Contact: Gwen Wertz, [email protected]
Noon Circle Contact: Libbie Reiss, [email protected]
Also check out our weekly
Sunday School study
group for 20/30s (listed
with the Sunday School
classes)
20/30s PINTS (Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study)
Every other Tuesday | 7 p.m. | Location Varies
Contact: Genny Hagler, [email protected] or join the FB group: www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030/
Christian Book Discussion (CBD) Study Group
Wednesday Mornings | 7 a.m. | Between the Bread Restaurant (625 St. Charles Avenue)
Contact: John Morton, Jr., 504-451-3567.
Spiritually Hungry Women’s Study Group
Wednesdays | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Land Building
Contact: Miriam Schulingkamp, [email protected]
Men’s Bible Study
Wednesdays | 5:15 p.m. | Phifer Library
Contact: Jim Stayton, [email protected]
Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer Group
Thursday Mornings | 7 a.m. | Land Building, Riverside
Contact: Henrietta Harris, 504-737-0871 or Phil Stagg, 985-732-4444.
YOUTH (Grades 6-12)
Join us for Sunday Evening
Youth Group (Junior High
at 4:45 pm & Senior High
at 5:45 pm) & Small Groups
throughout the year! Contact:
Andy Fox, [email protected]
PW Needlework Group
Thursdays | 10 a.m. - Noon | Land Building, Lakeside Parlor
Contact: Mary Ann Mott, 504-866-4424.
PW Book Club
First Thursday of the Month | 7 p.m. | Land Building
Contact: Elizabeth Artiques, 504-756-4852.
SCaPC’S miSSion Statement
We at St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church are called by God’s grace to be a community of faith
in Jesus Christ, supporting one another in love, and trusting in the transformative power of the
Holy Spirit to enable us to bring hope and healing to a broken world.
SCaPC’S viSion Statement
Holy worship is central to our life as Christ’s disciples, sustaining us, shaping us, and sending us out into the
world. As we continue to grow in membership and giving, we will nurture a greater sense of inclusiveness
and belonging within the congregation. We will actively encourage increased involvement in the ministries
of the church. We will broaden and strengthen our lay leadership. We will be intentional in our spirituality,
relying on the power of prayer to direct us. We will be a mission church, reaching out, in the name of Jesus
Christ, to both the local and the global community.
Worship News & Announcements
The Flowers in the Sanctuary are given to the Glory of God and in memory of Elaine H. Gelpi, by Mr. and
Mrs. Vernon Brinson and Family.
Today’s ushers are: Buddy Cambas, Luanna Cambas, Ann Maier, Russell Holwadel, Patsy Holwadel, Claire
Holwadel, Kate Prechter, Ebie Strauss, Danny Franklin, and Nancy Rix.
Today’s Acolytes are: Jack Morton and Hudson Mazzanti.
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/scapcnola.
The Annual Meeting of the Congregation will be held immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship
service today. All active members of SCAPC are encouraged to attend this meeting. The purpose is to:
1. Present the 2015 church budget
2. Distribute the 2014 SCAPC Annual Report
3. Elect the Congregational Nominating Committee
4. Approve changes to the Pastor's terms of call.
RHINO Thanks: Stephanie & Pete November and Brenda Stephens for hosting our returning volunteers
from Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA.
RHINO Welcomes: Tupper Allen as our newest Board member.
The Sacrament of Baptism is being administered today to Tyler Cohen Miller, nephew of Traci & Tom
Nelson. Joining the family in worship today are Tyler’s grandparents, Glenda Miller, Dr. Rafael & Cherry
Rubio and his brother, Thomas Nelson, VI. Tyler will be presented for baptism by SCAPC elder, Patrick
Adams.
Sunday School Classes - 9:30-10:15 am
Nursery Care - The Nursery is open from 8:15-Noon every Sunday for children 0-3 years old. - First Floor
Bible Adventures (3 years old – 3rd grade) - Second Floor, Grade Level Classes.
Challenger Class (grades 4 & 5) - Second Floor, Challenger Classroom.
Youth Class (6th-12th Grades) - Third Floor, Youth Room.
20/30s Book Discussion - Blue Like Jazz
Join us as we read Donald Miller’s, Blue Like Jazz - Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality. For
anyone wondering if the Christian faith is still relevant in a postmodern culture. For anyone thirsting for a
genuine encounter with a God who is real. For anyone yearning for a renewed sense of passion in life. Blue
Like Jazz is a fresh and original perspective on life, love, and redemption. Books provided.
Led by Stephanie Haniford | 3rd Floor Youth Room
Feasting on the Word
Join us each week for a deeper exploration of the biblical texts of that day’s service. Our understanding of the
Scriptures, read and proclaimed in worship, will be reinforced and expanded during this discussion.
Led by: Michael O’Keefe, Bob Smith, and Amy Morriss | Land Building, Riverside
Rooted: The Apostles’ Creed
“I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in…” On a weekly basis, we join together
to say what we believe. The words of The Apostles’ Creed are so familiar that we don’t always need to print
them in the bulletin when we call for the weekly recitation of our beliefs. But what do these words mean?
What have we committed to when we repeat them? And why these words? The Apostles’ Creed class will
explore the history, the meaning, and the intent of The Apostles’ Creed, basing our discussion on this book
by local Rolling Elvi minister, Ray Cannata.
Led by: Crorey Lawton and Phil Stagg | through February 8 | Library
uPCominG eventS
TODAY:
Souper Bowl of Caring 2015 – The Challenger Class (fourth and fifth grade) is teaming up again with
Souper Bowl of Caring to help tackle hunger in our city. If you brought non-perishable food items to donate,
please place them in the bins in Frampton Fellowship Hall or give them to the students from the Challenger
Class, stationed after the services collecting cash and food donations. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest
Food Bank. Questions? Contact Michele Murphy, [email protected]
20/30s Super Bowl XLIX Party - Join us tonight at 5:30 PM, as we gather at the Land Building for a
Super Bowl Potluck Party. We may not be as excited about the teams playing the game, so let's get excited
about the food and fellowship. Bring a dish, bring a friend, or just bring yourself to watch the game (and the
commercials)! Questions? Contact Genny Hagler, [email protected]
There will be no Youth Group tonight. Join us again next week!
COMING UP:
Caregiver Support Group Monthly Meeting - In our community, many people are caring for aging parents,
a beloved spouse or another family member. This is an incredibly tough job, even on the best days. This
monthly group provides encouragement, support, and a safe place to hear others and be heard. Meets the
1st Monday of each month. Questions? Barry Thompson ([email protected]) Monday, February 2 | noon
| Parlor.
PW Book Club Spring Books - February 5 - Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O'Nan, March 5 - Nine
Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans by Dan Baum. Meets at 7 p.m. in the Land Building
for lively discussion and refreshments! Questions? Contact Elizabeth Artigues, [email protected]
Presbyterian Women’s February Bible Study Meetings – This year’s study is titled, Reconciling Paul, A
Contemporary Study of 2 Corinthians. Paul, like us, wrestled with and questioned his faith as he tried to live
as authentically as possible in a world that was also in the midst of significant change. All women are invited
to join any of the three PW Bible study groups (meeting once per month):
•
The Tuesday evening group will meet at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10 in the Land Building.
•
The Monday group will meet at 11:45 on Feb. 9 for lunch in Frampton Fellowship Hall
•
The Lambeth House group will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 9 in the LH Chapel.
Each group covers the same lesson, so choose the one that best fits your schedule! Study books are $8 and
PW calendar directories $7 (payable to PW). Both will be available for purchase at the meetings. Questions?
Contact Moderator, Betty Hope ([email protected] or 862-5772).
20/30s PINTS - Join us for PINTS (Presbyterians Imbibing in Necessary Theological Study) on Tuesday,
February 10 at 7 PM. Bring your favorite beverage and join us for theological discusion and fellowship!
Questions? Contact Genny Hagler or join the FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/SCAPC2030/.
Christian Book Discussion (CBD) Study Group - Please join the Christian Book Discussion (CBD) group
each Wednesday morning from 7am - 8am. We meet in the CBD at Between the Bread Restaurant (625 St.
Charles Avenue). We are currently reading Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William H. Willimon.
The only requirement is a tenacious appetite for reading, the desire for lively discussion, and a thirst for new
ideas. The coffee is good too! Questions? Contact John Morton, Jr., 504-451-3567.
Book Donations Needed for the Johnson Community Garden's Free Library - The James Weldon Johnson
Community Garden is looking for book donations for their Free Library. If you have any books (specifically
for kids and youth) that you would like to donate, contact Vincent Grossi at [email protected] or
+1 (520) 784-1705.
Scotland 2015! - There are still a few spaces open for SCAPC’s trip to Scotland this summer, July 28 – August
8. Led by Don Frampton, the tour includes:
• Glasgow, its fabulous museums, and a day trip to historic Stirling Castle
• Iona, the legendary Hebrides island, the home of western Christianity
• Loch Ness cruise, where we will surely see the monster(!)
• Culloden, the famous battleground and last stand for the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie
• St. Andrews, its castle and university, and also the birthplace of golf (surprise, surprise!)
• And Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most fascinating cities, its ancient Castle, the Holyrood Palace, and the
home of John Knox. While there we will take in the world famous Royal Military Tattoo, Scotland’s
annual festival of bagpipe bands from all over the world.
If you are interested, email Don ASAP for more details ([email protected]) or go to the website of Academy
International Travel Services (aitsatl.com), group id: “stcharles2015; password: “travel.”
This Week at:
WEDNESDAY NIGHT OUT
Wednesday, February 4
Menu: Meatballs and Spaghetti, Fresh Broccoli, Caesar Salad, and Banana Pudding.
Program: Local wine expert, Scott Raney, will discuss French wines and how to select the best vintages
for the money by region. You won't want to miss this!
Make your reservations online at www.scapc.org/wno and we'll see you there!
SAVE THE DATE:
2/1 | Annual Congregational Meeting
2/1 | Souper Bowl of Caring
2/1 | 20/30s Superbowl Party
2/2 | MOMs Group
2/2 | Caregiver's Support Group
2/5 | PW Book Club
2/9 | MOMs Group
2/9 | PW Noon Bible Study
2/10 | 20/30s PINTS
2/10 | PW Evening Circle Bible Study
2/17 | SCAPC Office Closed - Mardi Gras
2/18 | Ash Wednesday Service
2/23 | February Session Meeting
2/22 | 20/30 Lunch at DatDog
2/24 | 20/30s PINTS
3/2 | MOMs Group
3/2 | Caregiver's Support Group
3/5 | PW Book Club
3/8 | 20/30s Lunch at TruBurger
3/9 | MOMs Group
3/9 | PW Noon Bible Study
3/10 | PW Evening Circle Bible Study
3/10 | 20/30s PINTS
3/15 | Youth Group to Pelicans Game
3/16 | MOMs Group
3/21 | 20/30s Oyster Roast
3/23 | MOMs Group
3/23 | March Session Meeting
3/24 | 20/30s PINTS
3/29 | Palm Sunday Orchestra Performance
4/2 | Maundy Thursday Service
4/3 | Good Friday Service
4/5 | Easter Sunday
4/7 | 20/30s PINTS
Calendar oF eventS
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Don Frampton preaching
Souper Bowl of Caring
8:30 a.m. Chapel Worship Service & Communion
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Classes (church wide)
10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service
11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting of the Congregation
11:45 a.m. Cherub Choir (Choir Room)
12:15 p.m. Ringers & Singers (Choir Room)
5:30 p.m. 20/30s Super Bowl Party (Land Building)
Monday, February 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. MOMs Group Bible Study (Challenger
Classroom)
12:00 p.m. Caregiver Support Group (Parlor)
1:30 p.m. Program Staff Meeting (PL)
PL: Phifer Library | LB: Land Building | FFH: Frampton Fellowship Hall
Group (LB-Riverside Room)
10:00 a.m. PW Needlework Group (LB-Lakeside Room)
7:00 p.m. PW Book Club (LB)
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Don Frampton preaching
8:30 a.m. Chapel Worship Service & Communion
9:30 a.m. Sunday School Classes (church wide)
10:30 a.m. Sanctuary Worship Service
11:45 a.m. Cherub Choir (Choir Room)
12:15 p.m. Ringers & Singers (Choir Room)
4:45 p.m. Jr. High Youth Group (Audubon Park
Layrinth)
5:45 p.m. Youth Dinner (Audubon Park Layrinth)
6:15 p.m. Sr. High Youth Group (Audubon Park
Layrinth)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
10:30 a.m. SCAPC Staff Meeting (PL)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
7:00 a.m. CBD Study Group (Between The Bread, 625
St. Charles Ave)
12:30 p.m. Spiritually Hungry Women’s Bible Study
Group (LB-Lakeside)
5:15 p.m. Men’s Bible Study (PL)
6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Out Dinner (FFH)
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room)
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. Thursday Morning Bible Study & Prayer
St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church
DONALD R. FRAMPTON, SENIOR PASTOR
[email protected] x.110
EMMA C. PEGUES, RHINO MINISTRY DIRECTOR
[email protected] x.111
PHILIP L. STAGG, INTERIM ASSOCIATE PASTOR
[email protected] x.117
CAITLIN ROWLAND, WEB & PUBLICATIONS COORDINATOR
[email protected] x.118
F. JAMES STAYTON (JIM), INTERIM ASSOCIATE PASTOR
[email protected] x.123
CAROL POINTER, ACCOUNTANT
[email protected] x.113
STEVEN B. BLACKMON, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
[email protected] x.125
PIERCE YOUNG, MEMBERSHIP & FACILITIES COORDINATOR
[email protected] x.114
MICHELE MURPHY, DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
[email protected] x.116
EMILY FLESHMAN, PASTORS ASSISTANT & FUNERAL COORDINATOR
[email protected] x.112
ANDY FOX, DIRECTOR OF YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS
[email protected] x.124
GENNY HAGLER, 20/30S PROGRAM COORDINATOR
[email protected] x.119
WAYNE WILLCOX, DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
[email protected] x.115
SARA WARREN, WEDDING COORDINATOR
[email protected] 504-884-1954
1545 State Street | New Orleans, LA 70118 | (504) 897-0101 | www.scapc.org