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FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

I N F OR MAT I ON • Prayer breakfast, 6:30 am, Fifield Hall • Communion Worship Service, 8:00 am, Winship Chapel • Worship Service, 9:00 am, Fifield Hall

• Sunday School for All Ages, 9:45 am • Worship Service, 11:00 am, Sanctuary • Fellowship Hour, 12:00 pm, Reception Room

June 17, 2018

First Time Checking-In Via Text? Text 1st to 313131 And Then Follow Prompts to Register Have Used Our Text Check-In Before? Text CHECKIN to 313131

8:00 am Communion Worship

Prelude

Dr. Daniel Bara, 11 am

Welcome and Announcements

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God of the Fertile Fields – italian hymn

Prayer of Confession +

Leigh Bonner

Silent Prayers + (Please use this time to silently

offer your own prayers to God.)

Assurance of Pardon + Response +

Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me (may be found in hymnal on page 582)

MISSION First Presbyterian Church is a community of humble followers of Jesus Christ who choose, by God’s grace, to live by love, seek continual transformation, and equip all to be servant leaders in Atlanta and throughout the world.

Mark 4:26-34 (pew Bible, NT, page 36) Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God.

“Mark’s Jesus: A Summer Sermon Series, Part III”

Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper

Rev. Rebekah Close LeMon, 11 am

The Invitation

Mr. Randy Romig, 8 am, 11 am

The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving Leader: The Lord be with you.

Rev. Ann-Henley Saunders, 11 am

Mr. Daniel Solberg, 9 am Mr. Jay York, 9 am Beatrice Jones, acolyte, 11 am

People: Leader: People: Leader: People:

And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.

W E VA L U E Community

Spiritual home Enduring commitment Authentic diversity

Words of Institution Intinction PRAYERS FOR THOSE IN MILITARY SERVICE Lt. Karim Abu-Akel Captain Alexandria Miller-Anderson Lt. Col. Charles Ayers PVT Forrest “Woody” Bass Lt. Benjamin S. Bondurant Maj. Jamison Bowman, Chaplain

ABE3 Gregory Bridges USAF CAPT Steven Brinkley 1st LT. Ryan Dick AM3 Glenn Thomas Johnson HA Robert Louis Johnson Staff Sgt. Kevin Lee Lt. Wilson Mansfield McManus Maj. John Warren Robey

Captain Gabriel Rulewicz Maj. General Russell Sanborn Captain Ryan Tewell Col. Roderick G. Turner III Specialist Branton Wandera Specialist Kevin Wandera

Love

Closing Prayer 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.

Hymn +

Seek Ye First – lafferty

Benediction + First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta • 1328 Peachtree Street, NE • Atlanta, Georgia 30309-3209 phone 404-892-8461 on the web www.firstpresatl.org e-mail youbelong@firstpresatl.org

11:00 am Worship

Call to Worship

Elder Mary Busko, 11 am

Tony Sundermeier

Sermon

Rev. Leigh Bonner, 8 am

June 17, 2018

Randy Romig

Scripture Lesson Ministers: All Members of the Church Participating in Worship Leadership Today

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

(+Those who are able, please stand.) Allergen and gluten-free elements are available.

Hymn + CHECK-IN VIA TEXT MESSAGE

Postlude

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Radical hospitality Mutual care Restorative relationships Transformation

Continual conversion Joyful worship Theological formation Servant Leadership

Bold humility Just generosity Missional living


1. The Assurance of Pardon today is from Psalm 33.

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST June 17, 2018

11:00 am Worship

Please silence all electronic devices. Large Print Hymnals and worship aids available in the Narthex. (*Ushers will seat you. +Those who are able, please stand.)

your own prayers to God.)

Leader: The Good News in Christ is that we are given grace to grow and bloom and flourish as participants in the Kingdom of God. Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel! People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Alleluia! Amen! Gloria Patri

Arioso in A Major – J. S. Bach

Welcome and Announcements

Tony Sundermeier

Children’s Moment

I Need Thee Every Hour 1. The Call to Worship today is based on Psalm 20.

Call to Worship1 Leader: People: Leader: People: Leader:

Hymn +

Mary Busko

The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you! May God send help from the sanctuary and give us support from Zion. May we shout for joy over God’s victory in conquering death. Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God. They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright. Please rise in body or spirit and let us worship God!

Hymn +

Rebekah LeMon

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Scripture Lesson Mark 4:26-34 (pew Bible, NT, page 36)

Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. People: Thanks be to God!

Offertory 3. Make Thou in me, O God, a clean heart, and grant me Thy spirit of holiness. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; make me willing to obey. Then will I teach Thy way to others; I will sing of Thy mercy and forgiveness; With my whole being I’ll praise Thee, forever and forever, Amen.

First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta is one of more than 9,000 Presbyterian Church U.S.A. congregations.

O God, Beyond All Praising – Proulx

Offertory Response + Prayer of Dedication + Hymn +

We confess the times we fail to involve ourselves in planting any seeds of faith in the lives of others; the times when our personal agendas become more important than yours; the times when we have denied others the opportunity to expand their faith through our lack of interest or involvement; the times when our lives become so entangled with the values of the world that we forget what you have said and done and promised. Lord Jesus Christ, we know that when we become disconnected from you, our lives become parched and unfruitful and our faith becomes stunted and dry. Bless and renew our lives, we pray, so that we remain connected to you at all times and in all places, strengthening our faith to expand and grow to bear the fruit of your mercy and love. Amen.

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Come, Ye Thankful People, Come – st. george's windsor

Benediction + Choral Benediction + Take My Life

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Ann-Henley Saunders

“Mark’s Jesus: A Summer Sermon Series, Part III”

Postlude + Affirmation of Christian Faith + The Apostles’ Creed (in unison)

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.

Festive Trumpets – David Germann

2. Honor or memorialize loved ones, or celebrate a special occasion by giving Sanctuary Flowers. For more information, please contact Beth Edwards at 404-790-7726.

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Doxology – Old Hundredth

Sermon

God of the Fertile Fields – italian hymn

Prayer of Confession + (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 the power and the glory, forever. Amen.

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

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Randy Romig

Introit

Assurance of Pardon +

* Response +

Prelude

Morning Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

Silent Prayers + (Please use this time to offer

Dr. Tony Sundermeier, Senior Pastor Dr. George B. Wirth, Pastor Emeritus The flowers in the Sanctuary today are given to the glory of God and in celebration of the marriage of Madeline Gregg and HK Hallett.2

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