bulletin. - White Memorial Presbyterian Church

Today we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Gluten-free wafers are available in the narthex and Jane Bell Gathering Space.
WE GATHER TO WORSHIP
Greeting
One: The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
All: And also with you.
One: Let us prepare for worship.
Gary Fulton
Preparation for Worship
Everlasting God, the radiance of faithful souls, who brought the nations to your light and kings to the brightness of your rising: fill the world with
your glory and show yourself to all the nations; through him who is the true light and the bright morning star, Jesus Christ your Son, our Lord, who
lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Prelude - Chorale Prelude In Dulci Jubilo
Dietrich Buxtehude
Emily Burgess, guest organist
Christian Welcome and Announcements
Please pass the Friendship Register to your neighbor; include all requested information.
Call to Worship
One: Arise, shine, for your light has come!
All: The glory of the Lord has risen upon us.
One: Let us praise the Lord together.
All: The sun shall no longer be our light by day, nor will the brightness of the moon shine on us,
One: For the Lord will be our light, and our God will be our glory.
All: The Lord will be our everlasting light, and our days of sorrow will end.
One: Come, let us sing to our light and salvation!
*Hymn 152 - What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright
PUER NOBIS NASCITUR
*Prayer of Confession
Merciful God, Light of the world, you deliver the poor and the helpless, but we have ignored their cry. You give
compassion to the weak and the destitute, but our hearts are hard in the face of their need. You heal the wounded
and save the oppressed but we have placed our trust in the callous violence of war. Forgive us, we pray. Awake in
us sincere repentance that we may shine with the light of your saving grace; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.
*Assurance of Forgiveness
*Passing of the Peace
*Gloria - Hymn 113, refrain
Gloria in excelsis Deo;
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
GLORIA
WE PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
Sacrament of Baptism
Old Testament Lesson - Isaiah 60:1-6
pew Bible, p. 649
(11:00) A Time with the Younger Church
Cynthia Baggett
Children through fifth grade are invited to come forward. Following our time together, kindergartners, first and second graders will meet their leaders,
Ann and Jack Hanley, at the door near the baptismal font for Children in Worship in L215. All other children will return to their pews.
New Testament Lesson - Matthew 2:1-12
Sermon - Leaving by Another Road
pew Bible, p. 1
Chip Pope
WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Gloria Johnson
Offertory Anthem - Two excerpts from the oratorio Christus
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)
Recitative: When Jesus, our Lord, was born in Bethlehem, in the land of Judea; behold, from the east to the city of Jerusalem there came wise
men, and said:
Trio:
Say, where is he born the king of Judea? For we have seen his star, and are come to adore him.
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Invitation to the Table
Prayer of Thanksgiving
Congregational Response
Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?
O come, let us adore him, O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.
Words of Institution
Serving of Bread and Cup
ADESTE FIDELIS
8:15 & 11:00 - The elders will stand at the four corners of the sanctuary. Ushers will direct you from the side aisles to the station nearest you to receive
the elements. Return to your pew by way of the center aisle. Those seated in the balcony and chancel will begin. Any who cannot come forward will
be served in the pew.
9:30 - Communion will be served in the pews. Please hold each element until invited to partake together. As you pass the elements, remember that by
the grace of God, Christ calls us and equips each of us to minister to each other.
*All who are able may stand.
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,
thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give 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. Amen.
*Affirmation of Faith
from Phil. 2:5-11
Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited,
but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form
he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross.
Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of
Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess to
the glory of God: Jesus Christ is Lord!
WE GO IN GOD’S NAME
*Hymn 150 - As with Gladness Men of Old
DIX
(11:00) Congregational Meeting
*Charge and Benediction
*Chiming of the Trinity
The worship service ends with the Chiming of the Trinity.
Please be mindful of those who remain to listen to the postlude.
Postlude - In Dulci Jubilo
arr. Alice Jordan
***
Today’s bulletin artwork was drawn by Michael Grovenstein, a WMPC fifth grader, as an interpretation of the Matthew 2:1-12 scripture passage.
Greeters: 8:15 - Tom Elam, Mary Ward Boerner; 9:30 - James Graham, Sharon Graham; 11:00 - Keith Parks, Carolyn Pittman.
Ushers: 8:15 - Wesley Jones, chair, Nancy Jude, Steven Lilly, Frank Littrell, Henry Lowder; 9:30 - Wesley Jones, chair, William Kimbrell,
Kirk Kirkland, Linda Mahan, Parham McNair; 11:00 - Linda Parker, chair, Bob Banta, Molly Banta, Bryan Boyd, Laura Boyd.
Service Assistants: 8:15 - Peyton Rundlett; 9:30 - Clay Schrum; 11:00 - Johnny Scott.
Treasurer’s Assistants: Louise Hartung, Jan Frye.
Shuttle Drivers: Clymer Cease, Jim Newman.
Russia Knitting Group
Help others by knitting hats, scarves and other items for our Russia Ministry. Join us January 6 at 9:30 a.m. in C200. We have yarn, needles,
cables and patterns. We usually have spare needles and hooks, but bring yours if you have them. Everyone is welcome to join us for coffee,
snacks and conversation. Contact Faye Senter at [email protected] with questions.
Dinner and Silent Auction Youth Mission Fundraiser
Join us for the third annual Dinner and Silent Auction Youth Fundraiser! Last year’s event raised more than $17,000 to help fund our youth
trips. Tickets will be on sale beginning January 6 online at www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=7370636,
at the Pointe and in the Courtyard beginning January 11. Event tickets are $25 per person. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for $5 each to
win an iPad Air 2 or ACC Tournament Tickets.
IN THE CHURCH TRIUMPHANT
John F. Bowdish – December 27, 2014
WMPC family member: wife, Judy Bowdish
WELCOME TO
WHITE MEMORIAL
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, PC(USA)
We are glad you are worshipping with us.
Visiting? Stop by the Welcome Table in
Jane Bell Gathering Space for
information, directions and a friendly
greeting. New members are received after
a three-hour Beginnings Class. Visit
whitememorial.org/join for details,
class dates and registration.
PASTORAL & PROGRAM STAFF:
CHRISTOPHER EDMONSTON, PASTOR
CYNTHIA BAGGETT, DIR. OF WEEKDAY SCHOOL
LAURA BOYD, DIR. OF HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
BLAKE DANIEL, PASTORAL RESIDENT FOR
CONGREGATIONAL MINISTRY
TRACEY DANIEL, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
BROCK DOWNWARD, DIR. OF MUSIC EMERITUS
GARY FULTON, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
ADMINISTRATION AND OUTREACH
LISA HEBACKER, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
PASTORAL CARE
GLORIA JOHNSON, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR
COMMUNITY MINISTRY
LINDSAY JORDAN, DIR. OF SR. ADULT CARE
PAGE KING, NURSERY COORDINATOR
SUJIN MATTHEWS, INTERIM ORGANIST
JILL MCELROY, DIR. OF MIDDLE SCHOOL
MINISTRY
EMILY NELSON, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
LINDA NUNNALLEE, STEPUP DIRECTOR
JUDY PIDCOCK, PARISH ASSOCIATE FOR SENIOR
ADULT MINISTRY
CHIP POPE, ASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR YOUTH
AND THEIR FAMILIES
KATY SCHAFER, INTERIM CONFIRMATION DIR.
LYNN SPRINGFIELD, DIR. OF ELEMENTARY
MINISTRY
AGNES VAGLIO, DIR. OF CHILDREN’S MUSIC
GWEN WHITEMAN, DIRECTOR OF YOUNG
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
KARL ZINSMEISTER, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
PASTOR ON CALL: 919-605-4593
THINGS TO KNOW:
- Shuttle buses run every Sunday at
five- to ten-minute intervals, 8:45 a.m. 12:15 p.m., from Carolina Place,
2626 Glenwood Avenue, across from
the Glenwood Shopping Center.
- Restrooms are located in the Luther
Building immediately behind the
sanctuary/Jane Bell Gathering Space.
- Childcare is available for children from
crib age to fours.
- Church School is offered at 9:30 a.m. for
all ages.
- Refreshments are served in Carol
Copeland Courtyard or in Pickard Hall on
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
- The sanctuary has a loop hearing aid
system and an FM system.
- Live-streamed services are available at
whitememorial.org. Radio, WPTF 680 AM,
every other Sunday at 11:00 a.m.:
January 4 and 18.
Divorce Recovery
Join us for a nine-week experience of community and healing Mondays from 7:00-8:30
p.m. beginning January 26 in W400. For details or to register, visit
whitememorial.org/divorce-recovery.
2015 Senior Adult Spring Trip
Take a trip with other friends from White Memorial through the beautiful mountains of
Tennessee and North Carolina. We will visit and learn the inside story of the “Secret
City” of Oak Ridge, where the world’s first atomic bomb was created, explore the
grandeur of Biltmore in Bloom, and enjoy the ambiance of the Grove Park Inn. Travel
dates are April 27-30, 2015. Registration is open. For details, visit
whitememorial.org/older-adults.
All the Places You Will Go... Dinner and Silent Auction
Join us for the third annual Dinner and Silent Auction Youth Fundraiser on February 6! Last
year’s event raised more than $17,000 to help fund our youth trips. Watch for more
information after the first of the year.
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, December 28 (Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Luke 2:22-40)
Buildings Closed after Services
Monday, December 29 (Ps. 96; Isa. 12:1-6; Rev. 1:1-8; John 7:37-52)
2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
- Circle D Tea for Mary Daniel (C200)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (C100)
- Adult Basketball (Pickard)
Tuesday, December 30 (Ps. 93; Isa. 25:1-9; Rev. 1:19-20; John 7:53-8:11)
7:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
- Men’s/Women’s Breakfast/Bible Study (Geneva/K100)
- Centering Prayer (W400)
Wednesday, December 31 (Ps. 98; Isa. 26:1-6; 2 Cor. 5:16-6:2; John 8:12-19)
8:00 p.m.
- Al-Anon (C100)
Thursday, January 1 (Ps. 98; Gen. 17:1-12a, 15-16; Col. 2:6-12; John 16:23b-30)
Church Offices Closed - Holiday
Friday, January 2 (Ps. 48; Gen. 12:1-7; Heb. 11:1-12; John 6:35-42, 48-51)
9:30 a.m.
8:00 p.m.
Montreat College Conference
- Fit After Fifty (Pickard)
- Alcoholics Anonymous (C100)
Saturday, January 3 (Ps. 111; Gen. 28:10-22; Heb. 11:13-22; John 10:7-17)
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Montreat College Conference
- Church School Setup (L311-312)
- Communion Preparation (Sacristy)
1704 Oberlin Rd. Raleigh, NC 27608 919-834-3424 whitememorial.org