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03.10.2013

The Path

10 Commandments for our daily walk Exodus 20:16


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: Of Headlines and Heartaches Scripture: Exodus 20:16 Preachers: Vic Pentz, 8:45, 10:00, and 11:15 a.m. In the 10 a.m. service this morning, we celebrate the sacrament of baptism. Baptism of infants is one way we look to the future. As we welcome these children into our fellowship, we also pledge that we will nurture their faith in the hope that they will one day profess their own faith in Jesus Christ.

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: peachtreepres.org/news/blackaby NEWS OF NOTE The Session has called a congregational meeting on Sunday morning, March 17th, immediately following the 10:00 Sanctuary service for the purpose of electing the 2013-2014 Elder Officer Nominating Committee.

NEW TO PEACHTREE

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: TODAY

 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: MARCH 17TH

To schedule a tour or register for Exploring Peachtree, please contact Rebecca Madden at 404.842.2173 or rmadden@peachtreepres.org. W W W. P E AC H T R E E P R E S . O R G

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MARCH 10, 2013 - 8:45, 10:00 AND 11:15 AM SERVICES BAPTISM SUNDAY

ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME Prelude..................................................................................................Nicholas Bowden **Life of the Congregation *Call to Worship Pastor: Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. People: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Pastor: For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. People: In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Frankfurt lawyer Johann Schutz (1640-1690), an authority on canon law and a leader in forming small Bible Study groups in the German church, originally titled this hymn, “Hymn of Thanksgiving,” adding Deut. 32:3 beneath it: “I will proclaim the name of the Lord; O praise the greatness of our God!” For what do you praise God this morning?

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Pastor: Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. ALL:

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. (from Psalm 95)

GIVE PRAISE TO GOD **Hymn of Praise

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above.................................mit freuden zart Page 8 Lighting of the Candles

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Placement of the Bible Sacrament of Baptism (10:00) Congregational Response (all singing, remain seated) Jesus Loves Me ...................................................................................jesus loves me Jesus loves me! This I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong; they are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. 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. Offering Our Gifts This is My Father’s World.................................................................................terra patris arr. Diane Bish This is My Father’s World sings the truth that all things under heaven are made by God and they reflect his glory.

The Chancel Choir

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world, I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas, His hand the wonders wrought.

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise, The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker’s praise. This is my Father’s world, He shines in all that’s fair. In the rustling grass I hear Him pass, He speaks to me everywhere.

This is my Father’s world, Why should my heart be sad, The Lord is King, let the heavens ring, God reigns, let the earth be glad.

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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 Of Headlines and Heartaches (Commandment 9)...............................Vic Pentz Senior Pastor Exodus 20:16........................................................................................Pew Bible, page 118 You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. Jeremiah 32:9-12............................................................................Pew Bible, page 1229

Charles Wesley wrote the words to O for a Thousand Tongues on the first anniversary of his conversion, as his response to joy in Christ. He originally wrote 18 stanzas.

I knew that this was the word of the Lord; so I bought the field at Anathoth from my cousin Hanamel and weighed out for him seventeen shekels of silver. I signed and sealed the deed, had it witnessed, and weighed out the silver on the scales. I took the deed of purchase—the sealed copy containing the terms and conditions, as well as the unsealed copy— and I gave this deed to Baruch son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, in the presence of my cousin Hanamel and of the witnesses who had signed the deed and of all the Jews sitting in the courtyard of the guard.

GO IN GOD’S NAME *Hymn of Response O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing........................................................azmon Page 9 *Invitation and Benediction *Postlude...............................................................................................Nicholas Bowden

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SANCTUARY SERVICES LEADING THE WORSHIP 8:45, 10:00, & 11:15 8:45

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

LEADING THE MUSIC 8:45, 10:00, 11:15

The Chancel Choir Mary Hoffman, director of music ministries Nicholas Bowden, principal organist

LIGHTING THE CANDLES 8:45 10:00

Kate Moore, Terry Moore Elizabeth Nicholson, Will Nicholson

ELDERS PLACING THE BIBLE 8:45 10:00 11:15

Sally Hinkle Eric Zimmermann Kathy Anderson

The beautiful flowers in the Sanctuary this morning are given to the glory of God and in Loving Memory of Gwen Williamson by her husband, Jack Williamson and daughter, Robyn Williamson and in Loving Memory of Ethel and H. P. (Hic) Williamson given by their son, Jack Williamson and granddaughter, Robyn Williamson. W W W. P E AC H T R E E P R E S . O R G

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baptisms 10:00 AM SERVICE

10:00 AM SERVICE

Parents: Marty & Laura Black Son: William McDaniel Date of Birth: November 20, 2012 Siblings: Lydia: age 3 Grandparents: Edsel & Sherry Black Rick & Maggie Bruno Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Parents: Tad & Megan Low Son: Maddox Theodore Date of Birth: May 25, 2012 Grandparents: Ted & Tara Low Craig & Carolyn Miller Scripture: 1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.”

10:00 AM SERVICE

10:00 AM SERVICE

Parents: Brooks & Lindsey Harvard Son: Woodfin James (Woody) Date of Birth: July 14, 2012 Grandparents: James & Pamela Harvard Ken & Melinda Hollon Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

Parents: Adam & Britt Richards Son: William Findley (Finn) Date of Birth: May 21, 2012 Grandparents: Hank & Kathryn Coleman Bill (deceased) & Sharon Dennis Steve & Jeannie Richards Great Grandparents: Dorothy Dennis Will & Janice Jackson Scripture: Philippians 1:9-11 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

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baptisms 8:45 AM SUMMIT SERVICE

11:15 AM SUMMIT SERVICE

Parents: Christopher & Tiffany Carr Daughter: Frances Welch Date of Birth: July 3, 2012 Siblings: Julia: age 2 Grandparents: Ron & Tina Brannon Thomas & Candice Carr William Ross Great Grandparents: Jack & Fae Maroon Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Parents: Eric & Keisha Coleman Son: James Zeb (Zeb) Date of Birth: August 9, 2012 Grandparents: Debra Nelson Michael & Deborah Oldacre Darrell & Delores Coleman Scripture: Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

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CAREGIVING CONCERNS For pastoral care after hours (a personal crisis, death in the family, etc.) please call 404.693.6667 Hospitals Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital Henry Farmer

St. Joseph Chuck Dilcher

Emory Johns Creek Mary Grace Garrett (No Visitors)

Manor Care Lucy Boze Jeanne Schwenk

Piedmont Evelyn Christian

Emory Mary Zumot

Family Member Deaths James Ronald Baer, 3/1 Father of Cathy Shaifer and Grandfather of Jack, Frank & James Shaifer

WEEKLY RECOMMENDED RESOURCE

Experiencing God By Henry Blackaby

A modern classic that has sold 7 million of copies worldwide, Experiencing God is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. Experiencing God has been revised and expanded with newly written material. Available in the Peachtree Bookstore and the Williams Center.

EasterJoy! Fill the Sanctuary with

On Easter morning, the Sanctuary will be decorated with beautiful Easter Lilies. If you would like to take part by honoring or remembering your loved ones or special friends with a lily, please contribute $10.00 for each person you wish to remember (Mr. and Mrs. are two persons). Names of those being honored will be published in the Sunday, March 31st bulletin. Simply fill out this form, make your check payable to Peachtree Presbyterian Church, and mail both to Kristy Blackmon, 3434 Roswell Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30305. Mailed checks must be received by Friday, March 22nd. Checks dropped at the Welcome Center desk will be received until Sunday, March 24th. Please do not place orders in the collection plate. In Memory Of: In Honor Of: Given By: Day Telephone:

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peachtreestudents.org or call Jon Glass at 404-842-5829

TICKETS FOR PURCHASE ONLINE AND AT THE DOOR. $20 EACH Peachtree Presbyterian Music Ministry | 404.842.5846 peachtreepres.org/quartet

6TH ANNUAL FURNITURE DRIVE

Peachtree Student Ministries is partnering with the Atlanta Furniture Bank for our 6th Annual Furniture Drive on April 27th. The Atlanta Furniture Bank provides slightly used furniture to formerly homeless individuals and families who have secured housing but don’t have any furniture.

We need your help in donating gently used furniture!

In addition to all types of furniture, we are looking for small kitchen items, linens, TVs, etc. To view a comprehensive list of needed items, please go to www.furniturebankatlanta.org/donate.php For more information about donating furniture or volunteering on April 27th, please contact Jennifer Ferguson: jferguson@peachtreepres.org or 404-842-5867

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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 www.peachtreepres.org/news/spring2013fuller or contact Rebecca Madden at rmadden@peachtreepres.org or 404-842-2173.

admissions@fuller.edu 1.800.2FULLER www.fuller.edu/atlanta

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To sign up, visit: peachtreepres.org/easterprayervigil

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June 3 – 6, 2013 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Family Night on Thursday, June 6 Register online at www.peachtreepres.org. 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 www.peachtreepres.org for more information and to volunteer.

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At Lent, the custom is that 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:

SUNDAY

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

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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 re s. o r g / 3 0 d a y s

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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. The cost is $15 and includes a catered Chick-Fil-A lunch. Experiencing God books are available for a follow up small group study.

peachtreepres.org/news/blackaby UPCOMING KEY DATES AT PEACHTREE March 14 March 16 March 28 March 28 March 29 March 30 March 31 April 21

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 Easter Prayer Vigil | Begins 9:00 PM Thru March 31st at 7:00 AM Community Good Friday Service | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Sanctuary Easter Egg Hunt | Chastain Park | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Easter Handbell Concert: Peachtree Choirs and Atlanta Concert Ringers | 4:00 PM

For more information visit www.peachtreepres.org 3434 Roswell Road NW | Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | www.peachtreepres.org | 404.842.5800


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