Church Bulletin - First Presbyterian Church

Kyle Lambert, Office Manager
Church Offices: (704) 982-2722
Website: www.fpcalbemarle.org
Volume 48
T he W eekly Bulletin
F I RST PR ESB Y T E R I A N C H U R C H
Albemarle, North Carolina
Elizabeth McNair Ayscue, Pastor
Matt Drumheller, Associate Pastor
Mr. Frank Poolos, Director of Vocal and Handbells
Mr. Stanley Scheer, Organist
Gina Martin, Director of Christian Education
Pam Knighten, Secretary
FAX: (704) 982-7918
E-mail:[email protected]
February 1, 2015
No. 05
T H E O R D E R O F W O RSH IP
G A T H E RING BE F ORE G O D
PEALING OF THE BELLS
CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH
Please sign and pass the Register of F riendship during this time.
PRELUDE
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Everett Titcomb
*CALL TO WORSHIP
Leader: Who are you?
People: I am a child of God.
Leader: Who are we?
People: W e are children of God, the family of faith.
Leader: What does it mean to be children of God?
People: :HEHORQJWR*RGZKRORYHVXVDQGFDOOVXV*RG¶VRZQ,QOLIHDQGGHDWKZHEHORQJ
to God.
Leader: Let us worship God together.
*CHORAL INTROIT
O Worship the Lord
Wetzler
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
*HYMN 267
Come, Christians, Join to Sing
The Ten-Cents-A-Meal offering for hunger may be brought forward at this time.
Madrid
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
E ternal God, we confess that we often act as if we can earn your love and have forgotten your gift
of grace. Forgive us when we forget we are your children and find our identity in the messages of
our culture. H elp us to live as your heirs, as children who belong to you. Show us how to love
and trust you fully.
*ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
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People: In Jesus C hrist, we are forgiven.
*RESPONSE TO FORGIVENESS
Gloria Patri
G lory be to the F ather, and to the Son, and to the Holy G host; As it was in the
beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. A men, A men.
PR O C L A M A T I O N O F T H E W O R D
Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
African American Spiritual
If You Love Me
Natalie Sleeth
Trusty Travelers: Ella Cumming, Elizabeth Bryson, Brody Campbell, Piper Campbell,
Nathaniel Eudy, Oliver Henkenjohann, Ellis Johnson, Maddox Johnson, Thora Kilde, Merrin Kinley,
Brent Lisk, Caroline Lisk, Grant Lisk, Addison Marks, Stella Marks, Seth Richards, Danny Saltzman,
Eli Snuggs, Abby Snuggs, Raygan Talbert, Holden Taylor, Caroline West
ANTHEM
FAITH SHARING WITH CHILDREN
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Church.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
F aithful God, as we turn to your Word, we hear again your welcome. L et us listen with new ears
so that we renew our commitment to love and serve you. A men.
OLD TESTAMENT READING
Psal m 111
Pew Bible, page 531
The leader will read the odd numbered verses; the congregation will respond by reading the even
numbered verses.
NEW TESTAMENT READING
SERMON
Mark 1:21-28
Healing Words
Pew Bible, page 33
Mrs. Ayscue
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH
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hymnal, page 35
I believe in God the F ather A lmighty, M aker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus C hrist his only
Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy G host, born of the V irgin M ary, 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 F ather
A lmighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy
G host; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the
resur rection of the body; and the life everlasting. A men.
*HYMN 181
Silence! F renzied, Unclean Spirit
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R ESP O N D I N G T O T H E W O R D
MINUTE FOR MISSION
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Mr. Drumheller
O ur F ather who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. T hy kingdom come, thy will be done, on
earth as it is in heaven. G ive us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive
our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom
and the power and the glory, forever. A men.
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory
Offertory
César Franck
*Doxology
Praise God, from Whom All Blessings F low
hymnal, page 606
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host; praise F ather, Son, and Holy G host.
A men.
*Prayer of Dedication
*HYMN 694
Great God of Every Blessing
Aurelia
*BENEDICTION
*CHORAL RESPONSE
*POSTLUDE
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William M. Runyan
William H. Harris
W e rejoice that you are worshiping with us today. If you are a member of this church, please seek
out those who are visiting and welcome them to this family of faith. If you are visiting and would like
to know more about the church and membership here, please speak with one of the ministers following
worship.
T he acolyte today is E van Johnson. After extinguishing the Christ candle, the acolyte takes the light
of Jesus Christ out into the world.
W e will receive the T en-C ents-A-M eal offering for hunger today.
Ushers: Penny Morton, captain; Jim Ivey, Dustin Jolly, Kim Marshall, Carolyn McLaurin, Jack
Morton Nursery: Cici Ly Toddler Room: Lauren Cranford Preschool Partners: Susan Pandich;
Janet Schaefer Nana & Papa T eam: Sarah & Ronnie Michael &KLOGUHQ¶V &KXUFK Angie
Earnhardt; Kelly Lentz; Evan Johnson
W e ask that you keep these people in your prayers: The family of Carrie Hawkins (mother of Nancy
Joines), Hessie Clark, Mary Louise Sawyer, Nancy Brewer (pneumonia; friend of Janice Abernathy),
Debby Johnston (hand surgery), Roger Thomas, Laura McLeod, Craig Morgan. See newsletter for
complete list.
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SO UP E R B O W L O F C A R I N G
SU N D A Y , F E B R U A R Y 1
Sunday, February 1 is not only the day of the big football game, it is also the
Souper Bowl of Caring. Youth will be collecting money at the doors of the
sanctuary following worship. You are invited to drop $1.00 in the pots. We
are also having a co-petition this year to increase our giving to SCCM.
Depending on which section of the sanctuary you typically sit, you will bring
in a certain kind of canned food.
Left section (by the pit stop door) ± Canned F ruit
Center section ± Cream of (choice) Soup
Right Section & Choir Loft ± Tomato Soup
Balcony & Back ± Chicken Noodle Soup
Bring your cans of food to the pit stop on Sunday, February 1. There will be designated areas for each
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F eaturing artist W ayne Palmer
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Inspired by a senior level art class while attending Florida State, member of First
Presbyterian Church, Wayne Palmer began creating artworks through a variety of art
techniques, styles and mediums. This collection of paintings, carvings and sketches are
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Wayne has created a softness in many of the watercolor and acrylic paintings in this collection. He has
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expression.
The three dimensional relief carvings are created using basswood, which is a soft wood and popular for
hand carving. It has little grain and looks good when painted. Special woodcarving tools enable the
artist to remove the wood in certain places, while leaving raised surfaces and texture to express depth
in an art piece.
The pencil sketches in WKLVH[KLELWZHUHGLVSOD\HGLQDWWKH:RUOG¶V)DLU([SRLQ.QR[YLOOH
Tennessee.
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V O L U N T E E RS N E E D E D F O R F I RST F A M I L Y G A T H E R I N G
Dessert & Mandarin Salad Crew: Tuesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Main Dish Crew:
Wednesday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m.
Salad & Sides Crew:
Wednesday, February 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Set-up Crew:
Wednesday, February 4 at 3:45 p.m.
Final Touches Crew:
Wednesday, February 4 at 5:15 p.m.
Clean-up crew:
Wednesday, February 4 at 6:45 p.m.
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at the church 704-982-2722 on her phone 704-438-3358 or email her at [email protected] if
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F I RST F A M I L Y G A T H E R I N G
W ednesday, F ebruary 4
E vening Prayer at 5:45 p.m. in the chapel
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the gym
Menu:
Chicken & Wild Rice, Green Beans, Mandarin Orange Salad, Mixed
Green Salad, Biscuits, Fruit,
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Station,
Assorted Desserts, Tea, Lemonade, & Coffee
Contact the church office 704-982-2722 or [email protected]
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C hildcare Volunteer Needed for Pray & Play Ministry
Pray and Play has been very successful this year, and there is a need for an additional childcare
volunteer on Wednesday mornings (9:15 a.m.-11:00 a.m.). If interested, please contact Gina Martin
([email protected] or 704-982-2722)
Let Your Love Light Shine
Faith Explorers let their love light shine!
Have you ever met someone or do you know someone whom you feel reflects
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everything they do? Maybe, you know someone who needs to be reminded just
how much God loves them.
Our Faith Explorers continue to model what they have learned about the Fruit
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purchasing a Let Your Love Light Shine flameless tea light holder, creatively
designed by the 4th & 5th graders of our church. These make wonderful gifts for
teachers, grandparents, aunts & uncles and are a safe way to light your home.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see
your good works and give glory to your F ather in heaven.
(Matthew 5:16)
$7 A ll proceeds will benefit Stanly County C hristian M inistry
(SC C M)
O n Sale in the Pit Stop: Sunday, F ebruary 1 & 8
W hich M inistry Is Right for You?
Many of our committee chairs are putting together groups to share in ministry. Please prayerfully
consider how you might be involved in the work of one of these committees. Contact the folks below
to say, Here I Am!
Committee
Childcare
Chairperson
Laura McLeod
Contact (email, phone number)
[email protected]
704-986-6983/704-796-0487
Christian Education
Jim Carter
[email protected]
704-661-6969
College & Military
Kim Andrew
[email protected]
704-244-3233/704-983-1321
Fellowship
Jane Boone
[email protected];
704-984-6353
[email protected];
704-982-8260
Ken Knight
Membership
Liz Jolly
[email protected]
704-982-6420
Mission
Peggy Finley
[email protected]
704-985-1136
Property
John Earnhardt
[email protected]
704-983-2894
Scholarship
Ruth Cotton
[email protected]
704-983-2481
Senior Care
Debbie Hahn
[email protected]
[email protected]
704-983-1067
Stewardship
Marshall Rogers
[email protected]
704-533-0627/704-982-7969
Worship
Lee McManus
[email protected]
704-985-4500/704-982-1117
Ushering
John Howell
[email protected]
704-984-1941
First Presbyterian Church Congregational Retreat Please join us for a congregational retreat designed for the entire family! T here are many
outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, and a low ropes course. T here are cabin-style and
bedroom-style accommodations available. T his will be a weekend of worship, recreation, food,
and fellowship.
W here: Y M C A C amp H anes in K ing, N C
W hen: M arch 13-15
Cost: $98.00 per person
Assistance with cost is available
W H O C A N A T T E N D?
The congregational retreat is for anyone who considers him/herself to be part of
First Presbyterian Church, Albemarle.
Whether you are a member or a visitor, married or single, young or old, you are invited to join in!
Schedule
Friday evening
Getting to know one another
Campfire
Saturday morning
Program for adults and youth.
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Childcare for others.
Saturday afternoon
Low ropes course and other
outdoor activities.
Napping, reading, board
games, etc.
Saturday Evening
Keynote
Fun and Games
Sunday morning
After breakfast, we will worship
before we depart for home.
Sharing Your G ifts
We can use your help! Can you help by:
Leading an activity on Saturday?
Welcoming retreaters as they arrive?
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Helping design worship on Sunday morning?
Shopping for needed supplies?
If so, please contact Matt ([email protected]).
[email protected]*****************
Sign me up!
Name _____________________________________________ # of people ____________________
Request Housing in:
____ C abin-Style (open plan with 18 beds in each room)
Would like to share with___________________
____ Hotel-Style (bedroom with 2-4 beds in each)
Please return to F irst Presbyterian C hurch office with a $50.00 deposit.
Sign up deadline is F ebruary 5!
O PP O R T U N I T I ES T H IS W E E K
H A PPY B I R T H D A Y!
Sunday, February 1
F EBRUARY
9:00 am
Breakfast Bunch (Media Room)
01- Jean Rabe
9:45 am
*Sunday School
Caroline Smith
9:45 am
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02- Lee Boone
11:00 am
*Worship
Penny Morton
12:00 pm
Mission Committee (Session Room)
03- Kellyn Poole
12:00 pm
Decorating Committee meets in the Gathering Place
04- Hugh Carpenter
(3rd Floor)
Holly Holbrook
Monday, February 2
05- Keith Byrd
7:00 pm
Circle #5 meets at the home of Polly Moose
Robin Howell
(24875 Hwy. 52 South, Albemarle)
06- Melissa Eudy
8:30 pm
Senior High Bible Study at (OL]DEHWK¶V
Bob Johnston
T uesday, February 3
07- Jennifer Mabry
10:00 am
Adult Bible Study
H A PPY A N N I V E RSA R Y!
10:00 am
First Family Dessert & Mandarin Salad Crew
F EBRUARY
11:30 am
Dutch Treat Lunch Gathering at Badin Treehouse
06- Steve & Laura Blalock
W ednesday, February 4
6:30 am 7RE\:HEE0HQ¶V3UD\HU%UHDNIDVW
9:30 am
*Pray & Play
10:30 am
First Family Main Dish Crew
12:00 pm
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Parlor)
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12:00 pm
Young Adult Lunch at Little Tokyo (Hwy. 52)
W hen?
1:00 pm
First Family Salad & Sides Crew
T uesday, February 3 at 11:45 a.m.
3:15 pm-5:15 pm Youth Cubs/Youth Club
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3:45 pm First Family Set-up Crew
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Badin T reehouse
5:15 pm First Family Final Touches Crew
(24 Falls Road, Badin)
5:15 pm-5:45 pm Youth Orff/Handbells Ensembles
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Evening Prayer (Chapel)
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6:00 pm
First Family Gathering (Gym)
come & bring a friend. Call the church office
6:45 pm
First Family Clean-up Crew
(704-982-2722) by Monday, February 2 to let
7:00 pm
*Chancel Choir Rehearsal
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8:30 pm
Pick-up Basketball
transportation.
T hursday, February 5
9:00 am
Muffins & More
10:00 am
Staff Meeting
F riday, February 6
Youth Depart for Asheville Youth Mission Trip
G lass Jars Needed
Saturday, February 7
for Youth C lub Project
Asheville Youth Mission Trip
Glass jars (12-20 oz. size) are needed for a
Sunday, February 8
Youth Club project. Please put your clean jar
F aith Explorers sing in worship
in the marked container in the pit stop.
Youth Return from Asheville Youth Mission Trip
Salsa/Cheese jars, as well as pickle jars, work
8:45 am
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9:45 am
*Sunday School
Donations are greatly appreciated.
9:45 am
*Faith Explorers rehearsal (sanctuary)
11:00 am
*Worship
12:00 pm-3:00 pm )DLWK([SORUHUV¶Outing (pit stop)
6:00 pm
Worship Committee
7:00 pm
Session
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C A N N E D B E A NS & D R I E D B E A NS
*childcare provided