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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.fpcnorfolk.org JUNE 3, 2012

SPECIAL PRAYERS THIS WEEK: Kenya Joy Home

Creation Care Tip

Persecuted Churches

Elizabeth, 5 years old

Support local farmers.

China

FPC Missionaries: Dana and Brandi Bates living in Romania FPC Local Missions: ACCESS AIDS Care

We congratulate and welcome our 2012 Confirmation Class: Yanni Allen

Grace Lindey

Elizabeth Moore

Amanda Bortell

James Lyle

Cal Neikirk

Kennedy Coffin

Grace Melcher

David Rawls

Elizabeth Lilly

Dan Warman

Confirmands, we celebrate your accomplishments and your commitment to profess your faith and live it out here at First. Our 42 year old chiller, responsible for cooling the sanctuary, has finally died. A rental unit will be located outside the sanctuary until a permanent replacement is installed. Please excuse the noise!

Pastors at First Presbyterian Church: Jim Wood, Senior Pastor - jim@fpcnorfolk.org Valena Hoy, Executive Associate Pastor - valena@fpcnorfolk.org Jim Gates, Associate Pastor of Evangelism - jimgates@fpcnorfolk.org


FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.fpcnorfolk.org JUNE 3, 2012

SEEKING CHRIST

FPC 101 - Our FPC 101 class is TODAY, from 4-8pm here at the church. FPC 101 is an introduction to our congregation and the first step in our membership process. Dinner and childcare are available. If you are interested in attending, please signup on the Connection Card or on our website! Children’s Praise and Worship - Beginning today and continuing through August, children K - 5th Grade are to be dropped off at the old Fellowship Hall to begin their Sunday School hour. Children will be picked up from their regular classrooms at the end of the 9:30 hour. In July and August there will be no 11:00 Sunday School classes, and we encourage your children to worship in church. Bethlehem Babies (birth through two years) and Little Lambs (three and four year olds) are still available. New Adult Sunday School Class Starts Next Sunday - The Reason for God Class will be meeting at 11:05am in Room #5 at The Center. This is a short DVD presentation and an opportunity for discussion based on the bestselling book which addresses doubts and objections to Christianity - all are welcome! Seniors FIRST Birthday Luncheon: This Wednesday, June 6th - Gino Colombara, head of the Alzheimer’s Foundation, will give us an update on the latest Alzheimer’s findings. The cost is $5 for both the lunch and program in First Hall at 12:00 noon. RSVP by 10:00am June 4th on the phone by calling 625-1697, on the website or on the back of the Connection Card. (August 1st we will celebrate July and August birthdays combined.) Give A Gift to Your Relationship! Marriage Ministries and The Loft have teamed up to offer you a chance to begin or recharge your prayer life together. One of the hardest parts of praying together is getting started, so here is the offered solution: pick up a copy of Two Hearts Praying as One for only $7 before or after any service on June 10 or June 17. This God-inspired book is an easy-to-follow, 30-day plan that will help couples begin and keep praying together consistently.

SHARING HIS LOVE Go 2 Blocks! -1 Block Sunday school +1 Block Worship; please park 2 blocks away to make room for visitors. 11 o’clock Sunday School Teachers Needed - Positions available in Little Lambs (3-4 year olds) June through August and in K-2 for the first 3 weeks of June only. Contact Hunter at hunter@fpcnorfolk.org for more information and for requirements. VBS Volunteers - Please join “Ocho the Octopus” for lunch and training for VBS next Sunday, June 10 from 12:15-1:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP and note childcare needs to Hunter Johnston at hunter@ fpcnorfolk.org by June 4th. Small Group Meet Up - We hope that you will join us June 10th at 11:00am or 12:00 noon in the Armstrong Chapel to give us the opportunity to connect you with one of our small groups as they are an important avenue of spiritual growth at FPC. The Jonah Project - Where in the World is Jonah and how is he sharing Christ’s love? Learn more about Jonah and what he is up to at www.jonahfpcnorfolk.blogspot.com! Kenya Summer Team Needs Items - We need new pencils, old-fashioned cranking pencil sharpeners and markers to take with us to the Joy Home, the Holy Family Center and the new Nazareth Children’s Library. The shopping cart located in The Common will be there through June 10th.

First Time Guests - Stop by the Common for a free copy of Donald Miller’s Searching for God Knows What Free NIV Bibles - are available in the Loft for anyone who would like one. Cross in The Common - A handmade cross will be added to the Pra•x•is cross in The Common each time the Lord blesses us with a first-time guest. We celebrate that 413 first-time visitors have been with us in worship since 9.11.2011. Please remember to invite your friends to church. “...and day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47


SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY Trinity Sunday

JUNE 3, 2012 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Welcome Call to Worship: *Hymn:

Psalm 41:13 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God                                                           #260

Prayer of Confession: Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to undo. Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment. Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image; through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Silent Confession Confessional Response: Kyrie Kyrie eleison; Christe eleison; Kyrie eleison. Translation: Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. Assurance of Pardon:

Romans 15:4-6

*Congregational Response to God’s Grace: Gloria Patri 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.

#579

Greeting and Connecting Children through grade 5 are invited to come forward to receive Worship Packets and a RADICOL

Kid’s bulletin, designed especially to involve them in worship.

Old Testament Reading:

Isaiah 11: 1-9, Page 640, O.T., NRSV

New Testament Reading:

John 15: 1-17, Page 109, N.T., NRSV

The Preached Word:

Permission to Rest

Jim Wood


Presentation of our Gifts Offertory Anthem:

A Tender Shoot by Otto Goldschmidt

*Doxology and Prayer of Dedication Praise God, from whom all blessings flow, Praise Him, all creatures here below, Praise Him above, ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen. The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ The table of our Lord is at the center of life as a Christian community and stands as an invitation to the fullness of life that God intends for each of us. At the table we celebrate the promises of our baptism, that Christ can be alive in us and we in Him. Our Lord invites all of God’s baptized to His table regardless of age, denominational connection or social status. The choice to commune at this particular table is yours; however, please do not feel obligated. Invitation to The Lord’s Table Words of Institution Prayer of Consecration The Lord’s Prayer (Sung in unison) Sharing the Elements (Partake of the elements when you are served.)

Communion Music: Agnus Dei by Nancy Galbraith Translation: O Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, give us peace. Prayer of Thanksgiving

*Hymn:

Crown Him with Many Crowns

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*An Invitation to Christian Discipleship *Benediction and Congregational Response Celtic Alleluia: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

The flowers in the sanctuary are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Hollowell, Jr., Mr. Wendell L. Winn, and Elizabeth Brannon Winn by Barclay and Janet Winn and family.


CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP Trinity Sunday

JUNE 3, 2012 9:30 in First Hall

(Please silence your digital devices)

ENTERING INTO THE WORD Songs of Praise and Prayer:

Holy, Holy, Holy (Hymn) Rain Down

Greeting & Prayers Children in grades K-2 are dismissed for Worship First. Children through grade 5 are invited to come forward to receive Worship Packets & a RADICOL Kid’s bulletin, designed to involve them in worship. Welcoming our 2012 Confirmation Class Apostle’s Creed Songs:

Full Attention

ENCOUNTERING THE WORD

Old Testament Reading:

Isaiah 11: 1-9, Page 640, O.T., NRSV

New Testament Reading:

John 15: 1-17, Page 109, N.T., NRSV

The Preached Word:

Permission to Rest

ENGAGING THE WORD AND THE WORLD

Jim Wood

The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ The table of our Lord is at the center of life as a Christian community and stands as an invitation to the fullness of life that God intends for each of us. At the table we celebrate the promises of our baptism, that Christ can be alive in us and we in Him. Our Lord invites all of God’s baptized to His table regardless of age, denominational connection or social status. The choice to commune at this particular table is yours; however, please do not feel obligated.

Words of Institution

Prayer of Consecration The Lord’s Prayer (sung in unison) Musical Offering: Amazing Grace Sharing the Elements Prayer of Thanksgiving

Offering Our Gifts & Prayers Benediction and Song of Response:

Rain Down - Reprise


SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES

JUNE 3, 2012

For help finding a class for yourself or your child, please stop by the Welcome Center.

Children and Youth Sunday School Bethlehem Babies Nursery Birth-23 months ~ 8:20am - 12:10pm Check your child in at the Nursery Area. Little Lambs Sunday School 2-4 years old ~ 9:30 & 11:00am Check your child in at computers outside the children’s wing. R.A.D.I.C.O.L Sunday School (Raising Awesome Disciples in Christ Our Lord) K-5th grade ~ 9:30 & 11:00am (In July and August there will be no 11:00 Sunday School classes) Check in at computers outside the children’s wing. Jr. High Sunday School Grades 6-8 ~ 9:30 & 11am in the Catacombs Sr. High Sunday School Grades 9-12 ~ 9:30am in Youth Director’s Office on Staff Square; 11am in the Fellowship Hall

Adult Sunday School 9:35 classes First Class - James (Northminster House) Basic Bible - Paul's Epistles (Rabbi Room, Main building) 11:05 classes First Class - Bible Study (The Center) Journeyers Sunday School - Lessons from the Holy Land. 2nd & 4th Sundays (The Center)

In The Common

Free Bibles & Sermon DVDs in The Loft, free for visitors.

A Special Gift for Visitors: First-time visitors receive a copy of Donald Miller’s book, Searching for God Knows What, found on the table in The Common.

Program Staff: Annie Blakey, Director of Youth Ministries - annie@fpcnorfolk.org Andrew Callan, Minister of Administration - andrew@fpcnorfolk.org Lucy Gates, Director of Family & Children’s Ministries - lucy@fpcnorfolk.org Hunter Mackey Johnston, Children’s Ministry Coordinator - hunter@fpcnorfolk.org Kristine Rand, Director of Prayer & Spiritual Growth - kristine@fpcnorfolk.org Sheryl Wood, Mission Outreach Coordinator - sheryl@ fpcnorfolk.org


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