FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.fpcnorfolk.org AUGUST 5, 2012
SPECIAL PRAYERS THIS WEEK: Kenya Joy Home
Creation Care Tip
Yvonne, 2 years old
Run your dishwasher and washing machine only when full.
FPC Missionaries: Vida Joven Nicaragua (FPC Team currently serving until August 11th) FPC Local Missions: FPC Youth Ministry
Permission to Rest! We hope you enjoy your FREE SNOW CONE after each service today! Did you know the first recorded snow cones were produced by Samuel Bert of Dallas, TX in 1919 at the State Fair of Texas? He created the first ice-crushing snow cone machine in 1920 and sold both snow cones and snow cone machines until he passed in 1984.
(Permission to not wear a bib today while enjoying your snow cone!) Pastors at First Presbyterian Church: Jim Wood, Senior Pastor - email@example.com Valena Hoy, Executive Associate Pastor - firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Gates, Associate Pastor of Evangelism - email@example.com
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH www.fpcnorfolk.org AUGUST 5, 2012
FPC 101 - Our FPC 101 class is TODAY, from 4 to 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 sign up on the Connection Card or on our website at www.fpcnorfolk.org! Small Group Meet Up - We hope you will drop by the Armstrong Chapel next Sunday, August 12th, after each service come learn more about small groups and how you can get connected! Loan your Summertime Yard Games to FPC - As part of our Summer Sermon Series Sunday themes, wouldn’t it be fun to set up some outdoor games to play together after each service? If you are willing to loan a safe yard game one Sunday (such as croquette, volleyball, etc.), please contact Jim Gates at 757.625.1697 ext. 320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org this week.
SHARING HIS LOVE Go 2 Blocks! -1 Block Sunday school +1 Block Worship; please park 2 blocks away to make room for guests. Support and Welcome International Students Coming to ODU - Let’s lovingly make our world a little smaller by filling up a blue International Welcome Bag with items listed from the dollar store. Bags are available at the Welcome Desk and items needed are listed on today’s insert - return bags to the Welcome Desk by Sunday, August 19th. For more information see Page 4 in First Impact or email Sheryl@fpcnorfolk.org today. Sunday School Teachers Needed - FPC Children’s Ministry is looking for Sunday School teachers beginning September 9th for both the 9:30 and 11:00 worship hours. If you have a heart for Christ and a love for kids, contact Hunter Johnston at email@example.com for more information. FPC Photography Team Meeting - Anyone interested in joining our FPC Photography Team, or currently serve on the team, please join us for a brief meeting on Sunday, August 12th at 12:15 in the Rabbi Room. Contact Jim Gates at 757.625.1697 ext. 320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The roses on the alter are to joyfully announce the arrival of James Colton “Colt” Stock, son of Chris and Kristin Stock and Sarah Allen, newest granddaughter of Dave and Jeanne Perin.
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 505 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 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
AUGUST 5, 2012 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Welcome Call to Worship: *Hymn:
Psalm 90: 1-2 #466
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
Prayer of Confession: God of mercy, as you once again call us to your table, help us to respond in faith. Forgive our failures and enable us to learn from them. Change our hearts and minds as we hear Your good news proclaimed. Help us to no longer live for ourselves but for Christ Jesus who died and was raised for us. Let us taste and see the goodness You have prepared for us, and for the world, for from everlasting to everlasting You are God. 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 5: 14-15
*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. Old Testament Reading: New Testament Reading: The Preached Word:
Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Page 735, O.T., NRSV John 15: 1-17, Page 109, N.T., NRSV Permission to Rest
Presentation of our Gifts Offertory Anthem:
If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis
*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:
Prayer by Gabriel Faure Soloist: Bruce Burch
Prayer of Thanksgiving *Hymn:
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
*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 celebration of His faithfulness in creating our family, given by James, Valena and Abigail Hoy.
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
AUGUST 5, 2012 9:30 in First Hall
(Please silence your digital devices)
ENTERING INTO THE WORD Songs of Praise and Prayer:
How Great is Our God Majesty (Here I Am)
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. Songs:
Our God is Greater
ENCOUNTERING THE WORD Old Testament Reading: New Testament Reading:
Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Page 735, O.T., NRSV
John 15: 1-17, Page 109, N.T., NRSV
The Preached Word:
Permission to Rest
ENGAGING THE WORD AND THE WORLD
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 Sharing the Elements Prayer of Thanksgiving
Offering Our Gifts & Prayers Benediction and Song of Response:
Our God is Greater - Reprise
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES
AUGUST 5, 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 year olds ~ 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 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, Interim Director of Youth Ministries - email@example.com Andrew Callan, Minister of Administration - firstname.lastname@example.org Lucy Gates, Director of Family & Children’s Ministries - email@example.com Hunter Mackey Johnston, Children’s Ministry Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org Kristine Rand, Director of Prayer & Spiritual Growth - email@example.com Sheryl Wood, Mission Outreach Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org