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The Path

10 Commandments for our daily walk

Exodus 20:12

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: Parents: Love’s Training Wheels Scripture: Ephesians 6:1-4 Preachers: Chuck Roberts, 8:45 and 11:15 a.m., Vic Pentz, 10:00 a.m. This morning at the 10:00a.m. and 11:15a.m. services we welcome the Reinhardt University Choir Chamber Singers from Waleska, Georgia, under the direction of their new choral director, Dr. Martha Shaw.

DR. HENRY BLACKABY IS Coming to PEACHTREE MARCH 16th Don’t miss this special event from 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.!

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


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: TODAY

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 24, 2013 - 8:45, 10:00 and 11:15 AM Services

Assemble in God’s Name Prelude Adagio from Concerto in d..........................................Johann Sebastian Bach/ arr. Virgil Fox

Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal is a shape-note melody which speaks of the confident approach to the throne of God, to the great I AM.

Introit (8:45) Amen Siakadumisa.........................................................................Cameron LaBarr The Peachtree Youth Choir and The Kingdom Singers

Introit (10:00 & 11:15) Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal........................................................... Alice Parker Reinhardt College Chamber Singers

**Life of the Congregation

On his way to university in 1657, Georg Neumark was robbed of all his possessions except his prayer book and a little money. When life looked very dark, with schooling out of the question, Neumark was offered a job as a tutor. He wrote, “On that very day, I composed this hymn to the honor of my beloved Lord….I certainly had cause enough to thank the divine compassion for such unlooked for grace.” Where has God shown you “unlooked for” grace? 4

*Call to Worship Pastor: My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. People: I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. Pastor: For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. ALL: Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.

(Psalm 57:7, 9-11)

GIVE PRAISE TO GOD * *Hymn of Praise If Thou But Suffer God to Guide Thee...................................................neumark Page 8 Lighting of the Candles

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Placement of the Bible Prayer of Confession Gracious and loving God, in this season of Lent we ask for the help of your Spirit as we seek to follow you in our homes and families. You have called each generation to declare your wonderful works to the next so that generations yet unborn will praise you. We confess that our family life is often fragmented, our schedules are too full, and our pace is too fast. We make room for church but seldom speak of God. Grant to us your mercy and power. Help parents to reflect your love to their children. Help children to respond to you as they honor and obey their parents. Pour out your grace upon us even now as we offer our silent prayers of confession . . . Assurance of God’s Forgiveness *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

God Be in My Head is a prayer from the 16th century, asking God to be in all our living.

Invitation to Prayer (10:00 & 11:15) God Be in My Head..........................................................................................John Rutter Reinhardt College Chamber Singers

God be in my head and in my understanding. God be in mine eyes and in my looking. God be in my mouth and in my speaking. God be in mine heart and in my thinking. God be at mine end and in my departing.

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.

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Offering Our Gifts (8:45) Sizohamba Naye..................................................................arr. Terry D. Taylor Kingdom Singers and Peachtree Youth Choir

He Never Failed Me Yet is one of the most popular gospel choruses of the last half century. No matter what the dangers, toils and snares, Jesus leads us out of them.

We walk, we walk the Lord’s road. We sing, we sing the Lord’s praise. We live, we live the Lord’s Word.

(10:00 & 11:15) He Never Failed Me Yet..................................................Robert Ray Reinhardt College Chamber Singers; Jonathan Parham, soloist

Chorus: I will sing of God’s mercy, Every day, every hour, He gives me power. I will sing and give thanks to Thee For all the dangers, toils and snares That He has brought me out. He is my God and I’ ll serve Him no matter what the test Trust and never doubt, Jesus will surely bring you out He never failed me yet.

I know God is able to deliver in times of storm And I know that He’ ll keep you safe from all earthly harm. One day when my weary soul is at rest I’m going home to be forever blessed Trust and never doubt Jesus will surely bring you out He never failed me yet. (Chorus)

Didn’t my God deliver Moses from King Pharoah? And didn’t He cool the fiery furnace For Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? When I think of what my God can do He delivered Daniel I know He will deliver you. Trust and never doubt Jesus will surely bring you out He never failed me yet. (Chorus)

*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!


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Listen to God’s Word Read and Proclaimed The Path: 10 Commandments for Our Daily Walk Parents: Love’s Training Wheels (Commandment 5).........................Vic Pentz Senior Pastor (10:00) Chuck Roberts Pastor for Congregational Life (8:45 & 11:15) Ephesians 6:1-4.................................................................................Pew Bible, page 1823 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

GO IN GOD’S NAME This hymn text was written by Maltbie D. Babcock in 1901. While a pas­tor in Lock­port, New York, Bab­cock liked to hike in an ar­ea called “the es­carp­ment.” It is said those walks in the woods in­spired these lyr­ics. The ti­tle re­calls an ex­press­ion Bab­cock used when start­ing a walk: “I’m go­ing out to see my Fa­ther’s world.”

*Hymn of Response This is My Father’s World....................................................................terra patris Page 9 *Invitation and Benediction *Postlude Toccata from Byzantine Sketches....................................................Henri Mulet

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“Thou Art the Rock”



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



Chuck Roberts, pastor for congregational life Vic Pentz, senior pastor Marnie Crumpler, executive pastor Steve Huntley, pastor for grand adults Mark Crumpler, pastor for teaching and spiritual formation Vicki Harrington Franch, pastor for pastoral care Bryan Dunagan, teaching pastor Vicki Harrington Franch, pastor for pastoral care

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

The Peachtree Youth Choir The Kingdom Singers Reinhardt College Chamber Singers Nicholas Bowden, principal organist Chris Barry, director of youth and children’s music Dr. Martha Shaw, professor of choral studies, reinhardt college John Phillips, piano Cal Ellis, percussion Tyler Warden, percussion

Lighting the candles 8:45 11:15

Lily Mercer, Sarah Figaretti Virginia Heiser, Mackenzie Combs

Elders Placing The Bible 8:45 10:00 11:15

Mack Secord Lynn Thomason Branston Williams

Weekly Recommended Resources

The Truth About God

By William H. Willimon and Stanley M. Hauerwas

Two popular authors consider not only what the Ten Commandments say about the people who observe them, but what they say about God. They are not some set of universal rules - they simply offer ways for a certain people to know a certain God - our God. Available in the Peachtree Bookstore and the Williams Center.


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MISSIONS Today in the 11:15 Summit service, we commission two mission teams. The first will head to India on Friday to work alongside our partner, International Justice Mission, in Kolkata and includes Andrea Bostick, Mary Elzy, Nicole File, Mary Kidd, Krista Klumpp, Faith Palmer, Ann Phifer, Kelly Rook, Tara Van Wagenen and Haley Vincent. Our family team will depart on Saturday for Kingston, Jamaica to work alongside The Salvation Army School for the Blind. That team includes the Boughner, Carter, Collier, Gray, Jardina, Mitnitsky and Watson families.

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 Member Deaths Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital Patman Dobbins, 2/15 Henry Farmer Family Member Deaths St. Joseph Frank Camden (Cam) Owens, III, Ed Chalmers 2/15 Son of Frank & Marguerite Owens Births and Brother of Margo Owens Bess & Simon Goodhead Boden Girl: Blythe Elizabeth, 2/13 Grandparents: Judy & Charles Aubrey Davis, 2/17 Newton Father of Becky Pentz and Grandfather of Sarah Bottini, Jessica Ridgway & Amy Kaplan and Great Grandfather of James & Henry Bottini and June Ridgway

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June 3 – 6, 2013 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Family Night on Thursday, June 6 Ages 4 (prior to Sept. 1, 2013) thru rising 6th grade* Leader 2’s/3’s program for children, ages 2 or 3 prior to Sept. 1, 2013, whose parents are serving the week of VBS *Special program for rising 5th/6th graders All children, including those with special developmental and/or medical needs, are welcome. $40 per child VBS Extended Day Camp, will be offered for K’s thru 4th graders by the Gym at Peachtree, 12:30 – 5:00 pm each day of VBS, $175. Register online at Follow the VBS links. | Register now thru April 15 Students (ages 12 and older prior to June 1, 2013) and adults are invited to serve as leaders. See the website for more information and to volunteer


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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 Jon Gla ss @jongla Just ann ss ounced cheere a pho ne and d. #bestre Interne Expand action t ban. The studen ts

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! Saturday, March 16, 2013 9am – 2pm in the Summit in The Lodge.

Register today in the Williams Center! This famous exploration of God’s will and design for our lives will transform your relationship to God.

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Easter Prayer Vigil Beginning March 28th at 9pm and ending March 31st at 7am.

Sign up for Fuller Seminary Live @ Peachtree New classes begin April 3 – June 12, 2013. For more information, go to or contact Rebecca Madden at or 404-842-2173. 1.800.2FULLER

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India • Jamaica • Cuba • Costa Rica • Ecuador • Pakistan • Malawi • Holy Land

For more information or to sign up, go to or contact Staci Graham,, 404 842 2198.


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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 SUNDAY



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



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

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

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


14 LaAmistad (3:30-5pm) Assist Students with Homework and School Projects Every Woman Works (1-3pm) Special Event Set-Up


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 FULL 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



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



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

Great Gospel Masterworks Concert | 7:00 - 8:30 PM | Sanctuary 30 Days of Serving Begins Lenten Prayer Service | 12:10 - 12:50 PM | Thursdays Thru March 21 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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