SERVICE OF WORSHIP - Trinity Presbyterian Church

8 am Ushers
Joe Cook, Rick Kingrea
Bailey and Lori Robinson
10 am Ushers
Children’s Church
Matt Chunn, Bill Cone
Doug Johnson, Marvin Wilder
Jim and Pam Barnett
Wee Children’s Church
Kate Fisher, Sherri McCollum
Mark Clodfelter (Elder)
Jan Smith (PW)
Fellowship Time
George and Jessica Jones
Prayer Updates: Pat Durrett (sister-in-law of Linda Gibson); Dr. Brown Crosby Mason
(uncle of Martha Smith); Phyllis Murray A full list of prayer requests is published in
our monthly newsletter.
Pastor Chris is out this morning for vacation. He will be back in worship next
We welcome guest organist Marion Knight this morning.
There will be no All Committee Sunday today. We will resume in January.
You are invited to the Presbytery of South Alabama COLT 2015 Event (Church
Officer & Leadership Training) that will be held Saturday, January 10 th, from
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Government Street Presbyterian. This one-day seminar is
for Elders, Bible study leaders, youth workers, PW leaders, and anyone else who
wants to grow more into the leader God is calling them to be. Registration forms
are available in the office or from our church website.
Invitation to the Psalms – Disciple Class
The Psalms are unique in holy
scripture in that they both are the Word of God to us, and also expressions of
deep human concerns to God about every kind of human need. A study group
opportunity will begin with an organizational meeting on January 13th at 10:00
a.m. The class will then meet every Tuesday through March 24th. If there is
interest, the class will be repeated on Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:30. This
class will be led by Dr. Julian Walthall, who worships with us at Trinity.
Participant book costs $15. Please call the church office to RSVP.
The Staff
Matt McCollum, Pastor
Chris Peters, Associate Pastor
Mary Katherine Kilgore, Music Director
Joe Rambo, Organist
Anne McNally, Finance Administrator
Ana Waller, Administrative Assistant
Frank Weaver, Custodian
The Session
Janet Hixon, Clerk
Elders Class of 2015
Joe Cook
Anita Drummond
Cathy Anderson-Giles
Dan Heffern
Kris Johnson
John Solberg
McLean Trotter
Sue Zundel
Elders Class of 2016
Martha Brechlin
Ben Gibson
Sallie Hunter
Jamie Jones
Ben Rowe
Trey Simms
Margie Whiteside
Elders Class of 2017
Mary Burns
Mark Clodfelter
Sonya Goolsby
Tricia Hudson
Rick Kingrea
Chris Pennington
Garrett Yoho
The Week Ahead:
December 28 – January 4
Elder on Call this week is Mark Clodfelter.
Today, December 28
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Sunday School
Fellowship & Refreshments
Tuesday, December 30
6:30 a.m.
Men’s Bible Study
DECEMBER 28, 2014
Wednesday, December 31
City of Fairhope
New Year’s Eve Celebration
The church office will be closed Wednesday and
Thursday for New Year’s Holiday.
Next Sunday, January 4
8:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Sunday School
Fellowship & Refreshments
A Community of Faith, Hope, and Love.
John Ward, Elder Emeritus
Margaret Davis (2015)
Betty Poser (2016)
Robert J. Blackwell (2017)
Join Your Trinity Family and Friends!
Trinity will have a tent downtown near the corner
of Church Street and Fairhope Avenue for the
Fairhope New Year's Eve celebration, and
everyone is invited. Let's bring in the New Year as
a church family (friends are welcome).
Trinity Presbyterian Church
545 South Mobile Street
Fairhope, Alabama 36532
(251) 928-2524
Assemble in God’s Name
*Profession of Faith
We informally greet one another and prepare for worship.
Welcome and Announcements
Do you believe in God, the Father almighty?
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven
and earth.
Do you believe in Jesus Christ?
How Brightly Shines the Morning Star
*Call to Worship
Unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given.
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
goodwill toward all.
The Lord has visited and redeemed us.
Come, let us adore him.
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
*Hymn 143
*Call to Confession
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who
was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and
was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day
he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at
the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge
the living and the dead.
Do you believe in the Holy Spirit?
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.
Thanksgiving Over the Water
The Baptism
Hymn 188
Jesus Loves Me!
Almighty God, we confess that we have not been an open people.
We have not been open to the life-enriching possibilities of
forgiving another's sin; of filling another's need; of understanding
another's misdeed; of sharing another's grief; and of bearing
another's burden. Merciful God, we beg your forgiveness for being
cautious, afraid, and for holding back. Forgive our brokenness, and
in your grace make us whole once more. This we pray in the lifegiving spirit of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
Hymn 121, stanza 4
O holy Child of Bethlehem, Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in, Be born in us today.
We hear the Christmas angels The great glad tidings tell;
O come to us, abide with us, Our Lord Emmanuel!
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen, amen.
Tricia Hudson
Children ages 3 through 2nd grade may be excused to Children’s Church in the C.E. Bldg.
The Sacrament of Baptism (10 am)
Mark Steven Kranz
Son of Steven and Clare Kranz
Words of Scripture
God, from whom all blessings flow;
God, all creatures here below;
God above ye heavenly host;
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
Go, Tell It on the Mountain
*Hymn 136
*Charge and Benediction
*Benediction Response (10 am)
Anna Laura Page
In Dulci Jubilo
“The Forgotten Man of Christmas (Part 2)”
Page 692, Pew Bible
Page 2, Pew Bible
Rev. Matt McCollum
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
*Affirmation of Faith (8 am) “The Apostles’ Creed”
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
Proclaim God’s Word
Welcome of the Children (10 am)
Once He Came in Blessing
Second Lesson: Matthew 2:13-18
*Hymn 119
Glory Be to the Father
Respond to God’s Word
*Assurance of Pardon
*Our Response
And Now the Service Begins
First Lesson: Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3
Low, How a Rose ‘Ere Blooming
Prayer of the Day
Musical Response
Come, Lord Jesus
(stanza 1 only)
*Prayer of Confession (unison)
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
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.
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.
* Those who are able, please stand.
The sanctuary is equipped with a hearing loop for those who have a
compatible hearing aid.
There is overflow seating in Trinity Hall, with live video of the worship service.
If you are visiting us for the first time, we are so glad that you are here! Please
see the greeters at the bay doors on your way out this morning and pick up a
welcome bag.
You are invited to join us after the 10:00 service for fellowship and refreshments
in Trinity Hall.
New members are received on the first Sunday of the month.
Audio versions of Sunday sermons are posted on our church website.