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Creation Care Tip

Persecuted Churches

Christine, 8 years old

Bike or walk to work and church when possible.


FPC Missionaries: Drew Czioks serving in Pune, India Dana & Brandi Bates serving in Romania FPC Local Missions: Crisis Pregnancy Center

We welcome David Mather Rawson, son of Jodi Perin and Paul Rawson and grandson of Dave and Jeanne Perin.

Permission to Rest!

We hope you enjoy the FREE PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES after each service today!

(Permission to not “keep your hands off” the animals!)

Pastors at First Presbyterian Church: Jim Wood, Senior Pastor - Valena Hoy, Executive Associate Pastor - Jim Gates, Associate Pastor of Evangelism -



Children’s Sunday School Announcements - There is no Children’s Sunday School at 11:00 for K - 5th Grade during July and August! Please worship as a family at 11:00. Nursery will be available for Infants - 4 year olds. Our 9:30 Children and Youth Sunday school will be offered all summer long. VBS Snack Donations Needed - Vacation Bible School starts tomorrow and runs through the entire week. Please bring in your snack donations such as goldfish crackers, pretzels, dried fruit, along with fresh snacks such as cheese, olives, fruit, etc. All donations can be left at the Welcome Desk marked “VBS.” For more information contact Hunter Johnston at 757-625-1697 ext. 324 or 3rd Saturday Urban Encounter - Join us in First Hall July 21st from 6 to 8pm to experience fellowship, worship and biblical messages in a fresh, new way as we host A Circle of Grace Fellowship’s service! This month the message is Overcoming Pain. Go to to find out more!

SHARING HIS LOVE Go 2 Blocks! - 1 Block Sunday School + 1 Block Worship; please park 2 blocks away to make room for guests. Nicaraguan Coffee Time - Today is your last day to order your signature, premium coffee from Vida Joven in Nicaragua! For $15.00 you can send a Nicaraguan young person to Young Life camp in Matagalpa, Nicaragua AND enjoy a delicious one pound bag of home grown robust coffee. Please place your order by Sunday, July 15th. Contact Susan Rawls at or mark the box on the Connection Card. Volunteer for the Photo Ministry Team - Share His Love, and show the world through your own eyes, what is happening at FPC! If you are able to take photos during Sunday Morning Worship Services and in The Common between services once a month or so, please contact Jim Gates at 757-625-1697 ext. 320 or Friendly Faces with Basic Computer Skills Needed - This summer we are asking for volunteers to greet and assist new guests with checking in their children on our computer system during Sunday mornings. Smiles are the most important part of this job and helping type in pertinent data for new kids is second. Children’s Check-In Assistants serve twice a month either from 9:00 to 10:15am or from 10:15 to 11:15am. Sign up on the Connection Card or contact Lucy Gates at

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 hand-made 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 476 first-time guests 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 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

JULY 15, 2012 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Welcome Call to Worship: *Hymn:

Psalm 75:1 #356

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Prayer of Confession: Holy God, we confess that we do not always want to hear what You have to say. We are quick to rebuke or judge, and we are easily offended. We withhold the comfort You have given us in our afflictions when You prompt us to comfort others in theirs. We fail to believe in Your promises, and we trust in our own wisdom rather than in Yours. Forgive us, Father, and help us to follow You, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Silent Confession Confessional Response: Kyrie Kyrie eleison; Christe eleison; Kyrie eleison. Translation: Lord have mercy; Christ have mercy; Lord have mercy. Assurance of Pardon:

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

*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.


Greeting and Connecting Children through Grade 5 are invited to come forward to receive a Children’s Worship Packet

designed especially to involve them in worship.

Sacrament of Baptism:

Anthem: Old Testament Reading: New Testament Reading: The Preached Word:

Child of the Covenant Davis Edward Warmbier, son of Mark and Andrea

(8:30am Service)

Abide with Me arr. Moses Hogan I Samuel 16:1-13, Page 259, O.T., NRSV


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

Jim Wood

Presentation of our Gifts Offertory:

Lily of the Valley by William S. Hays arr. by Michael T. Smith Soloist: Joanne Robinson Whitaker I have found a friend in Jesus, He’s everything to me, He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul. The lily of the valley in Him alone I see all I need to cleanse and make me fully whole; In sorrow He’s my comfort, in trouble He’s my stay, He tells me all my cares on Him to roll, He’s the Lily of the valley, the bright and morning star. He’s the fairest of ten thousand to my soul!

*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. *Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles‘ Creed Hymnal, Page 14 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. Concerns and Prayers of Our Church Family The Lord’s Prayer (in unison) 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 power, and glory, forever. *Hymn:

Lord, I Want to Be a Christian


*An Invitation to Christian Discipleship *Benediction and Congregational Response Celtic Alleluia: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia Flowers in the Sanctuary: The flowers are given to the glory of God and in honor of Cordelia and Barton (Sox) Baldwin by Don Long.

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

JULY 15, 2012 9:30 in First Hall

(Please silence your digital devices)


Songs of Praise and Prayer:

Our God Jesus You Reign

Greeting & Prayers Children through Grade 5 are invited to come forward to receive a Children’s Worship Packet designed especially to involve them in worship. Sacrament of Baptism: Child of the Covenant Mia Yasmin Stimson, daughter of Chad and Tina Stimson Apostles’ Creed (in unison) Songs:

Great I Am All The Poor and Powerless

ENCOUNTERING THE WORD Old Testament Reading:

I Samuel 16:1-13, Page 259, O.T., NRSV

New Testament Reading: The Preached Word:

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


Jim Wood

Offering Our Gifts & Prayers Benediction and Song of Response: All The Poor and Powerless - Reprise


JULY 15, 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: 30am (In July and August there will be no 11:00 Children’s Sunday School classes) Check in at computers outside the children’s wing. Jr. High Sunday School Grades 6-8 ~ 9: 30am 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 The Reason for God - Video Study of Tim Keller’s book (The Center) Journeyers Sunday School - Lessons from the Holy Land. 2nd & 4th Sundays (The Center)

In The Common

Bibles & Sermon DVDs in The Loft, free for guests.

A Special Gift for Guests: First-time guests 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 - Andrew Callan, Minister of Administration - Lucy Gates, Director of Family & Children’s Ministries - Hunter Mackey Johnston, Children’s Ministry Coordinator - Kristine Rand, Director of Prayer & Spiritual Growth - Sheryl Wood, Mission Outreach Coordinator - sheryl@

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