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The Path

10 Commandments for our daily walk

Exodus 20:8-11

Do This. Don’t Do That.

The Ten Commandments are the most famous set of rules in history.

But what if our understanding of the Ten Commandments is, well, off the path?

What we in English refer to as the Old Testament Law, the Hebrews referred to as the Torah. In its original language, the Torah was understood not as a set of legal or moral prescriptions - do this, don’t do that - but as a relationship. Torah is really a directional word that alerts us how to pay attention to God’s purposes and promises and providences.

Instead of laws, as in a courtroom, consider the Ten Commandments as the top ten of a complete teaching guide from God. Its purpose is to keep us on the right path, and save us from our human tendency to wander off and get lost.

“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.” Psalm 119:35

The Path: 10 Commandments for Our Daily Walk


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welcom e to Pe achtree Presby terian Church Where everyone is welcome, nobody is perfect, and anything is possible.

Today’s message The Path: Sabbath: Unplug Scripture: Exodus 20:8-11 Preacher: Marnie Crumpler, 8:45, 10:00 and 11:15 a.m. Today in worship we gather as God’s people to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Communion during the Lenten season, when we reflect on Christ’s suffering and death, offers a unique opportunity to examine our spirits and reconcile ourselves to God by the grace given through faith in Jesus Christ. We pray that you will know the abundance of this grace.

ERIC METAXAS IS Coming to PEACHTREE FEBRUARY 21ST Don’t miss this special event at 7:00 P.M.!


Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Purchase the book Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, the story about the extraordinary faith of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, in the Peachtree Bookstore or in the Williams Center.


Tours of Peachtree: If you are new to Peachtree and would like to learn more about all of our exciting environments, begin by taking a tour of Peachtree! Tours are offered the second Sunday of every month and begin in the Williams Center after each worship service. Next Tour: MARCH 10th


 xploring Peachtree: E Join us in Room 2315 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. where you’ll learn more about Peachtree and have the opportunity to join our community. This interactive class is led by Executive Pastor Marnie Crumpler and other leaders. A light breakfast will be served. Next Class: FEBRUARY 24th

To schedule a tour or register for Exploring Peachtree, please contact Rebecca Madden at 404.842.2173 or w w w. p e ac h t r e e p r e s . o r g


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February 17, 2013 - 8:45, 10:00 and 11:15 AM Services COMMUNION SUNDAY

Assemble in God’s Name Prelude Nocturne in C Minor...................................................................Michael Helman The Chancel Bells

**Life of the Congregation Prayer of Adoration

GIVE PRAISE TO GOD Despite threats on his life, Martin Luther worked to reestablish the centrality of Scripture, to clarify the means of our salvation and to restore congregational singing. Based on Psalm 46, A Mighty Fortress affirms what Luther believed. Which lines resonate with you?

* *Hymn of Praise A Mighty Fortress Is Our God........................................................ein’ feste burg Page 10 Lighting the Candles Prayer of Confession Gracious and loving God, as we begin this Lenten season we acknowledge that we are a distracted people. You invite us to follow in your steps, but life pulls us in so many directions. You ask us to let go of all that hinders our walk with you, and yet our hands remain full. You tell us to cease striving, and yet we press every minute for productivity, fearful of wasting time. Forgive us, and renew our confidence in your good governance of this world and our lives. Grant us the rest we need for the journey to come. In these still moments hear us as we offer silent prayers of confession . . . Assurance of God’s Forgiveness


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*Congregational Response Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing.....................................................nettleton O to grace how great a debtor, daily I’m constrained to be; Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee. Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, prone to leave the God I love. Here’s my heart: O, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above. Pastoral 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.

In his short life, Moses Hogan arranged and published dozens of traditional spirituals. Great Day! proclaims with joy the day of the Lord, acknowledging that only God can build the walls of his holy city.

Offering Our Gifts Great Day.........................................................Traditional Spiritual/arr. Moses Hogan The Chancel Choir Nathan Munson, soloist

Great day, Great day the righteous marchin’, Great day, God’s gonna build up Zion’s wall.

Chariot moved on the mountain top, brother, My God spoke an’ de chariot stopped, sister, This is the year of Jubilee, brother, My God set His people free, sister, God’s gonna build up Zion’s wall.

Great day, Great day the righteous marchin’, Great day, God’s gonna build up Zion’s wall.

Great day that morning, Great day! Great Day my brother, Great Day my sister, God’s a gonna build up, build up Zion, Build up Zion’s wall.

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*Hymn of Thanksgiving Holy, Holy, Holy (all singing)......................................................................nicaea Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning, our song shall rise to Thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty. God in three Persons, blessed Trinity. Amen!

Listen to God’s Word Read and Proclaimed The Path: 10 Commandments for Our Daily Walk Sabbath: Unplug (Commandment 4)........................................Marnie Crumpler Executive Pastor Exodus 20:8-11....................................................................................Pew Bible, page 118 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”

Weekly Recommended Resources

The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring the Sabbath

By Mark Buchanan

Widely-acclaimed author Mark Buchanan states that what we’ve really lost is “the rest of God-the rest God bestows and, with it, that part of Himself we can know only through stillness.” Stillness as a virtue is a foreign concept in our society, but there is wisdom in God’s own rhythm of work and rest. Available in the Peachtree Bookstore and the Williams Center.


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CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT The Great Thanksgiving Pastor: The Lord be with you. All:

And also with you.


Lift up your hearts.


We lift them to the Lord.


Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.


It is right to give our thanks and praise.

Pastor: It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise, O God our creator and redeemer. In your wisdom, you made all things and sustain them by your power. You formed us in your image to love and serve you, but we forgot your promises and abandoned your commandments. In your mercy, you did not reject us but still claimed us as your own. When we were slaves in Egypt you freed us, and led us through the waters of the sea. You fed us with heavenly food in the wilderness, and satisfied our thirst from desert springs. On the holy mountain you gave us your law to guide us in your way. You spoke through prophets, calling us to turn from our willful ways to new obedience and righteousness. You sent your only Son to be the way to eternal life. Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with choirs of angels and with all the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name: All:

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Pastor: You are holy, O God of majesty, and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord. He took upon himself the weight of our sin and carried the burden of our guilt. In his dying and rising, you gave birth to your church, delivered us from slavery to sin and death, and made with us a new covenant by water and the Spirit.

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Words of Institution Distribution of the Bread (To symbolize our individual experience of God’s grace, please partake of the bread as it is served.) (8:45 & 11:15) God Be With You....................................John Ness Beck/arr. Douglas E. Wagner The Chancel Bells

The spiritual Give Me Jesus is a song of mourning, of hope through the path of sorrow.

(10:00) Give Me Jesus..........................................................................................arr. Larry Fleming The Chancel Choir

When I am alone, give me Jesus. You may have all the rest: give me Jesus.

When I come to die, give me Jesus. You may have all the rest: give me Jesus. When I want to sing, give me Jesus. You may have all the rest: give me Jesus.

And when I am alone, give me Jesus.

Distribution of the Cup (To symbolize our common experience together of God’s grace, please retain the cup until all have been served.) *Unison Prayer of Thanksgiving Gracious and loving God, you have made us one in the body of Christ, and nourished us at your table with holy food and drink. Thank you for feeding our hunger and relieving our thirst. Now send us into the world to do the work you have given us to do: to find the lost and lonely, to heal broken souls, to free prisoners, and to love in Jesus’ name. Grant us strength to persevere in resisting evil, and to proclaim in all we say and do your good news in Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen.


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GO IN GOD’S NAME Scottish hymn writer Elizabeth Clephane wrote the words to Beneath the Cross of Jesus a year before her death. It calls us to follow the path to the Cross, where in Christ we will find our true rest.

*Hymn of Response Beneath the Cross of christopher Page 11 *Invitation and Benediction *Postlude.........................................................................................Nicholas Bowden

support groups and pastor al care For complete information, visit • Stephen Ministers • Cancer Care Team • Spiritual Life Recovery Group • Women’s Fertility & Prayer Support Group

• Grief Support Group Harrington Library • Minor Brain Injury Support Group • Divorce Recovery Support Groups

• Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon

• The National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) Family-to-Family Educational Course • NAMI Family Support Group • NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group

CAREGIVING CONCERNS For pastoral care after hours (a personal crisis, death in the family, etc.) please call 404.693.6667 Hospitals Family Member Deaths Northside Dorothy Foulke, 11/27 Freeman McDonough Mother of Rebecca Allison and Tom Brettschneider Grandmother of Adam, Zachary & Luke Allison and Births Amanda Allison Garland Allie & Josh Byrd Sarah Juanita Marsh, 2/9 Girl: Florrie Margaret, 2/6 Grandmother of Kimberlie Marsh & Ashley Tyndal Member Deaths Warren Wills, Sr., 2/9 w w w. p e ac h t r e e p r e s . o r g



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sanctuary services leading the worship 8:45, 10:00, 11:15 8:45



Marnie Crumpler, executive pastor Jay Madden, pastor for mission Vic Pentz, senior pastor Mark Crumpler, pastor for teaching and spiritual formation Vic Pentz, senior pastor Vicki Harrington Franch, pastor for pastoral care Vic Pentz, senior pastor

Leading the music 8:45, 10:00, 11:15

The Chancel Choir The Chancel Bells Mary Hoffman, director of music ministries Nicholas Bowden, principal organist Chris Barry, director, the chancel bells Nathan Munson, soloist

Lighting the candles 8:45 10:00 11:15

Matt Ellis, Addie Ellis Jackson Gray, Makayla Kontz Will Eidbo, Thomas Eidbo

The flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are given to the glory of God in Memory of the following Stephen Ministers; Laura Brinkley, John Brunson, Jeanne Corbett, Tom Cresswell, Howard Danner, Bette Eberhard, Jim Goodman, Henry Green, Eddie Gustafson, Barbara Hawk, Libby Hrabak, Barbara Stinson Johnson, Bill Johnson, Molly Johnson, Martha Wilson Jones, George Kelly, Lara Klugman, Ellis McNeel, John Mitchell, Alex Pertuz, Bill Scurry, Ed Shirley, Triss Shirley, Ruth Ann Skinner, O’Neall Speer, Gloria Hayes Thomas, Locke Thomison, Mary Martin Trautman, Carl Tschappat, Ernest Williamson and Ethel Wilson. They are the gift of the Stephen Ministry. 12

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At Lent, we’re supposed to give something up. Every year, it’s the usual suspects: Soda. Alcohol. Sweets. Swearing. Social media. Fast Food. Chips. And of course the king of all Lenten sacrifices: Chocolate. Poor chocolate. The guilty anecdote to a stressful life. But does a chocolate abstinence program really help others? This year, we have some tasty advice:

Go ahead and eat the chocolate. Serve instead. Get connected with one of Peachtree’s 30 Days of Serving. w w w. p e a c h t r e e p r e s. o r g / 3 0 d a y s




Senior Citizen Services (8-10am) (8-10am) Pack Meals for Meals on Wheels

Agape Community Center (11am-1:30pm) Activities and Games with Senior Adults


Nicholas House (6-7:30pm) Prepare and Serve Dinner for Homeless Families

Buckhead Christian Ministry (10am-1pm) Sort Donated Items at THRIFTique Store

3 LaAmistad (2:30-4:30pm) Assist Students during Sunday Study Hall

Covenant House Georgia (5:30-7pm) Prepare and Serve Dinner for Homeless Youth


Calvin Court (2-4pm) Bingo with Senior Adults


26 Journey (6:30-8pm) Prepare and Serve Dinner for Homeless Men

4 Agape Community Center (3:15-4:15pm) Tutor Elementary School Students



5 Foster Care Support Foundation (10am-2pm) Sort and Fill Orders for Foster Families

11 Georgia Avenue Community Ministry (9am-12pm) Organize and Clean Storage Closets

12 The Open Door Community (8:30am-1:30pm) Serve Lunch

18 Clifton Sanctuary Ministries (4-6:30pm) Wash Linens and Eat Dinner with Residents

19 Agape Community Center (3:15-4:15pm) Tutor Elementary School Students


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Atlanta Community Food Bank (9am-12pm) Sort, Inspect and Pack Donated Items


Atlanta Day Shelter (10:30am-12pm) Serve Lunch for Homeless Women and Children

27 Wellspring Living (11am-2pm) Sort, Tag, and Clean at Resale Boutique

28 The Salvation Army (10:30am-1:30pm) Serve Lunch and Sort Closets at Red Shield Lodge

6 Buckhead Christian Ministry (10am-1pm) Bag Groceries in Food Pantry

13 Buckhead Christian Ministry (10am-1pm) Bag Groceries in Food Pantry


7 LaAmistad (3:30-5pm) Assist Students with Homework and School Projects

14 LaAmistad (3:30-5pm) Assist Students with Homework and School Projects


SATURDAY Atlanta Community Food Bank (9am-12pm) Build and Plant Community Gardens

Georgia Avenue Community Ministry (9am-12pm) Organize and Clean Storage Closets

MARCH 1 Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta (10am-12:30pm) Assist Clients with Furniture Shopping

2 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (8am-4pm) Build Peachtree’s 148th House

8 Atlanta Day Shelter (10:30am-12pm) Serve Lunch for Homeless Women and Children

15 Atlanta Mission (6-8:30pm) Provide Childcare and Activities at My Sister’s House


9 Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (8am-4pm) Build Peachtree’s 148th House Street GRACE (9:30am-12pm) Pack Food Bags


Atlanta Habitat for Humanity (8am-4pm) Build Peachtree’s 148th House Wellspring Living (10am-12pm) Yard Work 23

Wellspring Living (11am-2pm) Sort, Tag, and Clean at Resale Boutique



Give Up Stress For Lent

Sign up for Fuller Seminary Live @ Peachtree New classes begin April 3 – June 12, 2013.

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For more information, go to or contact Rebecca Madden at or 404-842-2173.

Attend a Peachtree Lenten prayer service. 1.800.2FULLER

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Thursdays from Feb 21 through Mar 21 in Wilson Chapel. 12:10pm – 12:50pm.



Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy Join author Eric Metaxas for an evening on extraordinary faith of pastor / author Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer is known for spiritual classics The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together and for his 1945 execution in a concentration camp for his part in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. BUY TICKETS ONLINE AT:


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High School Costa Rica Mission Trip July 7th -16th

This summer our High School ministry will be taking their fourth mission trip to Costa Rica! They will be serving alongside Costa Rican students in Brasilito and Fraijanes leading Vacation Bible Schools and working on construction projects. Our hope is for students to experience both life changing work and life changing relationships. Hallie Epp Best sou erson @halliee pperson nd of trip with the childre ? Not waves. n of Bra Ou silito. #jo r students as y they lau gh

If you desire to grow in your faith through service, this is the trip for you!


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For more information and to register visit: or call Jon Glass at 404-842-5829

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Experiencing God

The life-changing study from Dr. Henry Blackaby is coming to Peachtree!

This famous exploration of God’s will and design for our lives will transform your relationship to God.

Sign up now: Saturday, March 16, 2013 9am – 2pm in the Summit in The Lodge. The cost is $15 and includes a catered Chick-Fil-A lunch on Saturday. Experiencing God workbooks are available for a follow up small group study. w w w. p e ac h t r e e p r e s . o r g


Upcoming Key Dates at Peachtree February 21 February 24 February 25 March 16 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31

Eric Metaxas | 7:00 - 10:00 PM | Sanctuary Great Gospel Masterworks Concert | 7:00 - 8:30 PM | Sanctuary 30 Days of Serving Begins Dr. Henry Blackaby | 9 am–2 pm | The Summit in The Lodge Maundy Thursday Service | 7:00 - 8:30 PM | Sanctuary Community Good Friday Service | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Sanctuary Easter Egg Hunt | Chastain Park | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Easter

For more information visit 3434 Roswell Road NW | Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | | 404.842.5800

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