Pine Street Presbyterian Church in the City of Harrisburg October 13, 2019
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Trumpet Processional in G
SALUTATION One: Many:
Bob Richardson The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. And also with you.
Be Still and Know that I am God
Eric Thiman Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen: I will be exalted in the earth.
CALL TO WORSHIP One: Many: One:
O God, I love the habitation of your house, and the place where your glory dwells. My foot stands on level ground; in the great congregation I will bless you, O God. Let us worship God. Jesus Shall Reign Whereâ€™er the Sun
*Those able are invited to stand.
# indicates hymnal. P. indicates Bible.
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION God of mercy and grace, we are meant to praise you and give thanks to you always. We confess that we do not live out of constant gratitude. We harbor resentment for what we lack. We blame you; we blame others. We doubt your compassion, even your power. We find it hard to give ourselves away to you, or to others, in generous expressions of gratitude and praise. Forgive us, we pray, for attitudes and behaviors that diminish in us joyful thanksgiving. Heal and restore us so that we may return to you with a right spirit. Help us to live holy and joyful lives, befitting people you love and save.
*SILENCE FOR PERSONAL CONFESSION *KYRIE
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON *GLORIA
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION FIRST TESTAMENT
2 Kings 5:1-15c
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
God of the Sparrow
LESSON FOR YOUNG CHRISTIANS Following the lesson, children age 3 years through 3rd grade may attend Wonder of Worship.
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Luke 17:11-19 p. 80
“The Grace of Gratitude”
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH 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. - The Apostles’ Creed
*THE PEACE One: Many:
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. And also with you.
ANNOUNCEMENTS OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS TO GOD OFFERTORY
Thereâ€™s a Wideness in Godâ€™s Mercy
Maurice Bevan There's a wideness in God's mercy like the wideness of the sea; there's a kindness in his justice which is more than liberty. There is no place where earth's sorrows are more felt than up in heaven; there is no place where earth's failings have such kindly judgment given. For the love of God is broader than the measure of man's mind; and the heart of the Eternal is most wonderfully kind. But we make his love too narrow by false limits of our own; and we magnify his strictness with a zeal he will not own. There is plentiful redemption in the blood that has been shed; there is joy for all the members in the sorrows of the Head. There is grace enough for thousands of new worlds as great as this; there is room for fresh creations in that upper home of bliss. If our love were but more simple, we should take him at his word; and our lives would be all gladness in the joy of Christ our Lord.
*PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS
SACRAMENT OF THE LORDâ€™S SUPPER One: Many: One: Many: One: Many:
The Lord be with you. 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 God thanks and praise.
The prayer continues
INTERCESSION, SUPPLICATION, AND CONSECRATION One: Many:
In your mercy, Lord, hear our prayer.
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.
Come with a Thankful Heart Jane Southwick Cool Come with a thankful heart, All people, every nation. Acknowledge God as Lord, the Maker of us all, and let glad shouts ring out from every generation. Serve God as chosen ones; Obey the Shepherd’s call.
Come with unbridled joy, With praise and adoration. Unite in cheerful songs to bless God’s holy name The Lord is true and good a cause for celebration. God’s love and kindliness will always be the same. Rejoice in the past and look for future blessings; in hope and confidence we rest within God’s grace. We trust God’s promises, God’s faithful works confessing, until , in heaven above, we see God’s face.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE BREAD AND CUP The congregation will be served in the pew. Continue in prayer as the elders and deacons are served. Please partake of the elements as you receive them.
FOLLOWING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD Great is Thy Faithfulness
Toccata on To God Be The Glory William H. Doane; arr. by Mary Ellen Kerrich
The Rev. Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr., Pastor Joseph W. Garrison, Minister of Music & Worship Bob Richardson, Worship Co-Leader Linda McLaughlin, Lector The Chancel Choir If you are worshiping here for the first time, we invite you to take a loaf of homemade bread from our baskets in the Narthex following the worship service.
SCRIPTURE NOTES 2 Kings 5: 1-17c In today’s First Testament lesson we hear about Naaman and his cure by the prophet Elijah from a skin disease. Naaman is mindful enough to recognize that God was the source of his cure. 2 Timothy 2:8–15 Today’s Epistle reading comes from a section of 2 Timothy in which the writer offers personal instructions concerning the reader’s faith, life, and ministry. The passage we read reminds the recipient of the resurrection and calls for faithful endurance. Luke 17:11–19 Many of the sayings and stories found in Luke are not found in any of the other Gospels. Such is true of today’s reading. This passage is the story of Jesus healing ten lepers. Nine obediently go to the temple upon being cleansed. But one, a Samaritan, disobeys Jesus’ command in order to return and thank him.
ADULT FOR UMS - F ELLOWSHIP HALL, SUNDAYS AT 8:45 A.M.
October 20 – Discover YesLiberia – YesLiberia is an organization whose mission to the country of Liberia in Africa is “to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology.” Its founder, Z. J. Jallah, will be with us to share his story, journey, and the work of YesLiberia. October 27 – Mission Cameroon – This past year member Isaiah Shu utilized one of our seed mission grants to build a connection with a church in Akofungaba, Cameroon, in Africa. Isaiah will tell us about the needs of the church there and suggest ways that Pine Street can help. November 3, Bagels and Belief – Explore our Mission at Downtown Daily Bread – We’ll have Bagels and Belief this month with our friends and clients at Downtown Daily Bread. Learn about the day and night shelter and how we care for some of God’s most vulnerable people. You’ll also discover how you can be part of one of the most important missions in our city. (We’ll provide information about how to access the Boyd Memorial Building that morning.) November 10, 17, 24 – The Apostle Paul – Popular teacher Dr. Meg Ramey will introduce us to the life and background of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Ramey has a PhD in New Testament from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and is the Director of Education Abroad for Tutku Educational Travel. PRAYERS AT STAFF WOR SHIP ON TUES DAY MORN ING
Each week the staff gathers on Tuesday to worship and to meet. Part of our staff worship is praying for our members. We no longer send letters out individually to you each week, but we do pray for a portion of the alphabet, those who request prayer, and those who are ill, bereaved, or struggling. If you would like for the staff to pray for you, just send the pastor your request before Tuesday at firstname.lastname@example.org. PINE STREET BOOK CLU B
The Pine Street Book Club will meet tonight at 7 p.m. at the home of Barbara Neff at 16 Westfields Drive, Mechanicsburg. Lauren Logan will review The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. Please call or email Barb to let her know that you will attend at (717) 364-5002 or email@example.com.
DR. NOORBAKSH’S PRES ENTATION AVAILABLE
You may pick up at the Welcome Center copies of Dr. Noorbaksh’s PowerPoint presentation, United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East: the Case of Iran. *Sign-up requested. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see the Welcome Center. A complete calendar may be found at www.pinestreet.org or you can go to the bottom of any page and click All Church Weekly Happenings.
FLOWER DEDICATION The flowers in the sanctuary are given in loving memory of her parents, William G. and Evelyn M. Carson by Christine Filipovich and in loving memory of her husband and father, Dennis Filipovich by Christine and Elizabeth Filipovich
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“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you for the glory of God!” (Romans 15:7) Who is welcome at Pine Street Presbyterian Church? You are! If you are young or old or middle-aged … If you are homeless or rent or own … If you have a lot of faith, little faith, or no faith at all … If you are male or female or trans*… If you are a Republican, a Democrat, or care little for politics ... If you are gay or straight … If you are married, single, or partnered … If you are Asian, Hispanic, Black or White … If you are poor or rich, hungry, or well-fed, If you have addictions, phobias, depression, or mental illness … If you are strong or weak … If you wear blue jeans or business casual … If you hunger to know more about God and life … If you seek more purpose to your daily living … If you long for a better and more just world … You are welcomed and affirmed here! Come with your gifts and strengths, thoughts, doubts and questions, passions and fears. Come with the experiences and traditions that formed you. Come to seek and to listen to God. Hear God call you to love your neighbor with all your heart, mind, and soul! Christ welcomes all and so do we!
Pine Street Presbyterian Church is a welcoming and affirming congregation! Adopted by action of the Session, March 25, 2019