THE COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION unison Strengthen, O Lord, the hands which have been stretched out to receive holy things, that they may daily bring forth fruit to your divine glory. Grant that the ears which have heard your songs may be closed to the voices of dispute; that the eyes which have seen your great love may also behold your blessed hope; that the tongues which have uttered your praise may speak the truth; that the feet which have walked in your courts may walk in the pathway of light; that the souls and bodies which have fed upon your living body may be restored to newness of life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. SENDING CHARGE AND BLESSING HYMN 265 Jesus Shall Reign
VOLUNTARY Prelude to the Te Deum
M-A. Charpentier (1643-1704)
Usher Captain: Sunday Assistant: Nursery: Wee Worship: Sanctuary Preparer: Prayer Chain Contact: Next Week’s Sunday Assistant:
Ashford Kettler John Otts | Margaret Vidmer Hutchison Lisa Goodloe Brooke Baker Dot White Charlotte Crockett 478.1003 / 591.7902 Ted Burke | Margaret Vidmer Hutchison
SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 | 11AM
Meals on Wheels | Monday—Friday 11AM GSPC is an equal opportunity provider. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 8:45 CE Breakfast 9:30 Sunday School Children’s Choir 11:00 Worship
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 5:30 Committee Chairs’ Budget Meeting 6:00 Handbell Rehearsal 7:00 Choir Rehearsal
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 6:15 PW Fall Gathering Guesnard House
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 9:30 Sunday School Children’s Choir 11:00 Worship
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 16 Proverbs 1:20-33
INDICATES AN INVITATION TO STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE. PLEASE SILENCE ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR THE DURATION OF THE SERVICE.
CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH Welcome to GOVERNMENT STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Visitor and Member cards are located in the pew racks and may be completed during the Ritual of Friendship and returned with the offering. Childcare is available for infants to three years old in the nursery. New Members are welcomed by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith, or transfer of membership. We invite you to speak with our minister for further information.
THE SANCTUARY FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Guy Leslie Rutledge, Jr., by their family. THE HANDBELL AND SANCTUARY CHOIRS will meet for rehearsal on Tuesday evening this week rather than Wednesday due to the Mobile Symphony concert. THE COMMITTEE CHAIRS’ BUDGET MEETING will be held on Tuesday evening at 5:30 in the Library.
Fall Gathering September 10 | 6:15PM Guesnard House
Called to Serve
PASTORAL STAFF Rev. Paul Phillips | Interim Pastor
Tommy Watts | Director of Music & Organist Shawn Walker | Director of Children’s Ministries
300 GOVERNMENT STREET | MOBILE, ALABAMA 36602 251.432.1749 | gspcmobile.org GSPC, known at the mother of Presbyterianism in southern Alabama, was founded in 1831. Worship has continued on this site since 1836 when the sanctuary, a National Historic Landmark, was completed. Member PC (USA).
Called to SERVE WE ARE CALLED BY THE SPIRIT TO GLORIFY GOD, SO THAT ALL MAY BECOME JOYFUL DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST.
PRAYER OF INTERCESSION
SOUNDING OF THE HOUR | 11AM
OFFERING | RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP
PRAYER OF THE DAY SILENT
PLEASE COMPLETE THE VISITOR AND MEMBER CARDS LOCATED IN THE PEW RACKS AND RETURN WITH THE OFFERING.
God of the ages, you call the church to keep watch in the world and to discern the signs of the times. Grant us the wisdom which your Spirit bestows, that with courage we may proclaim your prophetic word, and complete the work that you have set before us; through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
CHORAL ANTHEM The Greatest Gift Is Love RESPONSE 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.
VOLUNTARY Panis Angelicus
THE PEACE MAY BE EXCHANGED WITH THOSE AROUND YOU.
C. Franck (1822-1890)
PROCLAIMING THE WORD
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS MINUTE FOR MISSION | PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN
Humbled by the gift of grace; humbled by the invitation to begin again.
Can or Cannot Be Moved
Heavenly Father, we lower our heads before you and we confess that we have too often forgotten that we are yours. Sometimes we carry on our lives as if there was no God and we fall short of being a credible witness to you. For these things we ask your forgiveness and we also ask for your strength. Give us clear minds and open hearts so we may witness to you in our world. Remind us to be who you would have us to be regardless of what we are doing or who we are with. Hold us to you and build our relationship with you and with those you have given us.
And also with you.
Rev. Paul Phillips
HYMN 735 I Need Thee Every Hour THE APOSTLES’ CREED UNISON
PROCESSIONAL HYMN 610
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord.
Eternal God, holy and mighty, It is truly right and our greatest joy… who forever sing to the glory of your name: NEED TRADITIONAL
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.
COMMUNION PRAYER THE LORD’S PRAYER 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,
RESPONSE Glory Be to the Father 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.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise.
Let us come together in worship to be renewed by the power of God’s presence.
The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
New Testament p. 40
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO REFLECT UPON GOD’S WORD.
Glad to be surrounded by holy people worshipping our Holy God.
Thanks be to God.
We celebrate with gladness God’s presence in this community.
DECLARATION OF PARDON
The Lord be with you.
The Word of the Lord.
God’s presence in our lives is revealed in humility.
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE GREAT THANKSGIVING
Grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life.
A TIME OF SILENT CONFESSION.
Old Testament p. 540
We come with grateful hearts for God’s presence in the world.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION UNISON
THE PEOPLES RESPONSES ARE IN BOLD.
O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION FIRST READING
CALL TO WORSHIP
arr. Mark Hayes
as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, GREATOREX
but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen. THE BREAKING OF BREAD