Pine Street Presbyterian Church in the City of Harrisburg SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY January 15, 2017
Adagio from Fantaisie in C
Brett A. Terry
SALUTATION One: Many:
Ted Davis The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. And also with you.
CALL TO WORSHIP One: Many: One: Many: One: Many: One:
Sing to the Lord a new song: Sing to the Lord, all the earth. For God has done wondrous deeds, And is great beyond compare! Look, here is the Lamb of God! Jesus calls us: come and see. Come and see that the Lord is good. Let us worship God.
God Is Here!
* Those able are invited to stand.
# refers to the hymnal; p. refers to the NRSV pew Bible.
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
The Rev. Dr. Russell C. Sullivan, Jr. Mothering God, we have chased after foolish things, and spent our strength on vanity; our labor has been in vain. Deliver us from arrogance and forgive our self-concern, that we may find our reward with you, as servants of your dream. Through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
*SILENCE FOR PERSONAL CONFESSION *KYRIE
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON *GLORIA
*THE PEACE One: Many:
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. And also with you.
Please exchange the signs of Christ’s peace with your neighbor using the words ‘The peace of Christ be with you.’ … ‘And also with you.’
CONCERNS OF THE CHURCH FAMILY
Celebrating Our Mission Heritage in Brazil
READING & HEARING
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Introductions to each lesson are available at the end of the bulletin.
Isaiah 49:1-7 p. 679
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
* M ETRICAL P SALM I Waited Patiently for God (Psalm 40) LEWIS-TOWN
Audrey J. Light
LESSON FOR YOUNG CHRISTIANS Following the lesson, 3 year olds through first grade children may leave the Sanctuary for children’s worship. They will return for the Lord’s Supper.
John 1:29-42 p. 92
“God of Comfort and Strength”
Audrey J. Light
*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.
OFFERING OF TITHES AND GIFTS TO GOD The Deacons will also collect attendance sheets at this time.
Safe Within Your Arms Mark Hayes Whether I’m right or whether I’m wrong, Whether I’m weak or whether I’m strong, Whether I’m sure or maybe confused, Feeling loved or feeling used: I know a place where I can go, Somewhere that winter winds don’t blow. There I am warmed by loving arms, Held with care next to your heart. And I’m safe within your arms, Lord, I’ve become a child again. I’ve come back to the source of love, Where healing can begin. Though the world would say I must be strong and prove my worth by what I do, I will rest assured in your embrace And find my strength in you.
Whether I’m walking in the light Or whether I’m stumbling through the night, You are a god whose promise endures; Though undeserved, your love is sure. When I am tempted to pursue Plans that will lead me far away from you, Gently you call, “My child, come home. I will never let go of one of my own.”
*PRESENTATION OF THE GIFTS AND DOXOLOGY
Loving Spirit OMNI DIE
SEALING SACRAMENT 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.
...we join our voices in the unending song of praise:
...we proclaim the mystery of our faith:
INTERCESSIONS, SUPPLICATIONS 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. One: Many:
The Gifts of God for the people of God. Let us keep the feast.
DISTRIBUTION OF THE BREAD & 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.
MUSIC DURING COMMUNION Panis Angelicus
The Chancel Choir
César Franck Panis Angelicus fit panis hominum Dat panis coelicus figuris terminum O res mirabilis! Manducat Dominum Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis Pauper, pauper, servus et humilis
The angel's bread becomes the bread of men The heavenly bread ends all symbols Oh, miraculous thing! The body of the Lord will nourish The poor, poor, and humble servant The poor, poor, and humble servant
BEARING & FOLLOWING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD *HYMN
Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers
NUN DANKET ALLâ€™ UND BRINGET EHR'
RESPONSE TO THE BENEDICTION
WORSHIP NOTES LEADING
Pastor Worship Co-Leader Lector Minister of Music & Worship
Russell C. Sullivan Ted Davis Audrey J. Light Brett A. Terry
The Chancel Choir of Pine Street Church We welcome children in worship and believe they bring special gifts to the service. A nursery is available for infants and toddlers from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m., if desired. An elder or deacon will be glad to assist you in locating the nursery.
The Lord's Table is open to all who have been baptized in the name of the Trinity and come to this meal in expectation of meeting the Risen Lord. Baptized children being nurtured to understand the meaning of coming to the Table are welcome to participate. If you have any needs at all, or for information about resources for families with children, please don’t hesitate to let a Deacon know and we will be happy to assist you.
MUSIC NOTES “Psalm 40: I Waited Patiently for God” Words: The Iona Community, copyright © 1993 WGRG, Iona Community (admin. GIA Publications, Inc.). Used by Permission. Music: LEWIS-TOWN, William Billings, 1794; arr. Donald Busarow, 1978, alt. copyright © 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship (admin. Augsburg Fortress). Used by Permission. Taken from Glory to God, printed legally under account #7006 and OneLicense.net #A-710704. Used by Permission.
FLOWER DEDICATION The flowers in the sanctuary are given in loving memory of Janet Weigel by her husband, Jesse and children, Karen, Kevin & Jennifer.
ANNOUNCEMENTS & NOTICES PARKING AT PINE STREET Sunday Mornings: If you parked in the South Street Garage this morning, please follow the instructions listed at the Welcome Center. Weekday Visits: Spaces are often available to you in our lot, but please contact Anne Guenin prior to your visit so those arrangements can be coordinated with staff and other visitors. Special Events: The garage is only open as announced. Our parking tickets are only valid on Sunday mornings and at specifically stated times. If in doubt, or if you have any questions, please contact the church office. PINE STREET BREAD MINISTRY: 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.
NEW SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE. The Education Hour begins at 8:45 a.m. with coffee and refreshments available in the Gathering Place. The Service for the Lord’s Day is held at 10:00 a.m., followed by coffee and fellowship also. Beginning today, in addition to our regular adult classes, there will be an adult forum. Forums will take place in the Fellowship Hall. Bagels and Belief will take place still on the first Sunday of the month, and all adults are invited to attend Bagels and Belief. BAGELS AND BELIEF AND THE ADULT FORUM SCHEDULE: January 22 – Presbyterian Mission – Dr. Mark Englund-Krieger, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Carlisle, has a big heart for mission and how churches can be involved. He will be sharing with you what is happening with mission in our presbytery and denomination. January 29 – There is no forum this morning, but the emphasis of the day is the church in the world. After worship, we have a lunch and presentation about the legacy of Ashbel Green Simonton, a missionary from Pine Street in the 19th century who founded the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. After lunch, stay for a great concert by students from Brazil. Sign up at the Welcome Center for the luncheon. February 5 – Bagels and Belief: Christianity and Foreign Policy – What is a Christian perspective on foreign policy? How can Christians influence our nation’s foreign policy? Join Dr. Dean Curry, Professor of Politics at Messiah College, as he shares with us thoughts on this important subject. February 12, 19, and 26 – “Is the Protestant Reformation Still Relevant?” –This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one of the decisive movements in Christian history. Dr. Lee Barrett of Lancaster Theological Seminary will teach a series on this monumental event of Western civilization. The Reformation has been credited with introducing the notions that individuals have value simply because they are loved by God (rather than having value based on performance), that all individuals should think for themselves, that God can be found in the midst of ordinary life, that faith should be informed by critical reflection, and a host of other concepts. Moreover, the Reformation has been assessed in radically divergent ways, ranging from hailing it as the foundation of economic individualism to regarding it as the source of Christian socialism. We will examine many of these historic themes, and ask if any continuing wisdom for our own era can be found in the aspirations of our spiritual ancestors. Do people like Luther and Calvin have anything crucial to say to our vexing and complex time? March 5 (Bagels and Belief), 12, 19, 26, and April 2 – “The Word Made Film” – Join Dr. Meg Ramey, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College, as we view
depictions of Jesus in various films. Dr. Ramey is the author of The Quest for the Fictional Jesus, which explores the phenomenon of Jesus novels and their relationship with their source material – the Bible. She also teaches a course entitled Jesus in Fiction and Film. These forums will bring a fresh perspective to your journey with Christ during Lent. THE SESSION is calling a congregational meeting this morning, following the worship service, to act upon the Session’s recommendation concerning the pastor’s terms of call. NEW MEMBER CLASS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 at 10:00 a.m. This class will give you the basics about Christian faith and church membership, and introduce you to the exciting vision that is taking shape at Pine Street. You may sign up at the Welcome Center or contact Pastor Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org. ATTEND THE LUNCHEON ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, TO CELEBRATE OUR MISSION HERITAGE IN BRAZIL On that Sunday we will celebrate the mission work of the Rev. Ashbel Green Simonton, a founding member of Pine Street and the founder of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil. Brazilian natives Beatriz and Gerson Rocha will make a presentation regarding Ashbel and speak of how he is honored and revered in Brazil to this very day and how the Presbyterian Church of Brazil has grown and flourished over the years. Following the luncheon presentation, 15 Brazilian music students will present a free concert in the sanctuary. Sign-up for the luncheon at the Welcome Center this morning. WOMEN’S RETREAT will again be held in the beautiful wooded area of Camp Hebron on March 17-19, 2017. Sign up at the Welcome Center. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER AND POSSIBLE CANCELLATION OF WORSHIP SERVICES, here’s where you look: 1) If you have e-mail, you will receive an all church e-mail. 2) We will leave a message on the church’s answering machine. 3) And check the TV stations, channels 21/15 and 27. Check the evening before and check on Sunday morning. Decisions about cancellation may not take place until early Sunday morning. MICHAEL SHOEMAKER extends his thanks to the Board of Deacons for their flowers to him during his hospitalization.
Sunday, January 15 Adult Forum at 8:45 a.m. – Fellowship Hall Congregational Meeting after the 10:00 a.m. worship service
Monday, January 16 Church and Boyd Offices Closed - Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Tuesday, January 17 Staff Worship at 8:45 a.m. Staff Meeting at 9:15 a.m. Trustees Meeting at 12:00 p.m. Adult Learning Center at 5:30 p.m. – Boyd Session Meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 DDB Staff Meeting at 2:15 p.m. Adult Learning Center at 5:30 p.m. – Boyd Adult Handbell Choir at 6:00 p.m. Strategic Planning Meeting – Room 308
Thursday, January 19 Choir Rehearsal at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 21 New Members Class at 10:00 a.m. – Fellowship Hall For a complete schedule, please visit www.pinestreet.org/calendar
Capital Presbyterian | Harrisburg, PA Bob Knepp
SCRIPTURE NOTES Isaiah 49:1–7 Last week’s reading from Isaiah was the first of the four so-called Servant Songs, which the church has usually interpreted to refer to Jesus. Today we read from the second of the Servant Songs and again find that the prophet originally intended Israel itself to be understood as the servant. Similar to the church’s understanding of baptism as a call to ministry, the servant in this passage is called to be a light to all nations. Psalm 40:1–11 Our Psalter reading comes from the first half of Psalm 40. This portion of the psalm is an individual’s song of thanksgiving for deliverance. The language of thanksgiving is similar to the reading from Isaiah, for as with that commission scene here the singer claims to respond to God’s requirements by doing God’s will and proclaiming the glad news of God’s deliverance in the great congregation. John 1:29–42 John’s Gospel doesn’t actually narrate Jesus’ baptism but instead presents John the Baptist giving testimony to Jesus after the fact. John describes how God used the descent of the Spirit at Jesus’ baptism to reveal that Jesus was God’s Son. John’s testimony concerning Jesus’ baptism leads to the calling of the first disciples.
Pine Street Presbyterian Church 310 N. Third St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 238-9304 | www.pinestreet.org A Stephen Ministry Congregation