WORSHIP OF GOD Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Three Hymn Tunes
WORSHIP OF GOD Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Like A River Glorious
CALL TO WORSHIP
Awake, My Heart, And Render
HYMN NO. 415
Lift High the Cross
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Psalm 1 (Old Testament p. 424)
Rev. Joshua Scott
PASTORAL PRAYER ANTHEM
It Was His Love
Buryl Red, Ragan Courtney
HYMN NO. 493 SCRIPTURE
Dr. Dock Hollingsworth Rev. Heather Webb
COVENANT OF DEDICATION LEADER: Aaron and Amanda, your child is a gift from the Lord, and raising her is your God-given vocation. Will you—in dependence upon God’s grace and with the help of this community of faith— point Emily toward God’s love for her in Jesus? Will you pray for her? Will you show her by your own example what a Christ-follower looks like in the world? Will you immerse her in the community of Christ?
PARENTS: With God’s help, we will. LEADER: Brothers and sisters in this faith community: this family needs you! No one lives in a vacuum, and your own love, care and example are a vital part of this covenant. Will you—in dependence upon God’s grace—help to point Emily toward God’s love for her in Jesus? Will you pray for her? Will you show her by your own example what Christ-followers look like in the world? Will you be the body of Christ for this family?
PEOPLE: With God’s help we will. Relying on the Holy Spirit to help us, we will follow Jesus ourselves in such a way that Emily may see and understand what Christ’s love looks like in the world. PRAYER OF DEDICATION HYMN NO. 577 OFFERTORY PRAYER
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
KINGSFOLD Bill Dukes
Have Thine Own Way, Lord Psalm 139:1–6; 13–18 (Old Testament p. 503)
Jesus Loves Me
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU? At Second-Ponce, you have a church family who welcomes the opportunity to join you in prayer. In fact, we consider this act an honor. Let us know how we can pray for you by filling out a prayer card located in the pew rack. You can drop it in the offering plate or give it to a member of the Second-Ponce ministerial staff after worship.
We’re so glad you’ve chosen to spend this time with us! SecondPonce is a community of Christ-followers from all walks of life who desire a personal relationship with God. We'd love to learn about you and share some ways you might plug in to a small group or mission opportunity. Consider doing the following:
STOP BY OUR WELCOME TABLE Our Welcome Table sits in the corner of the Sanctuary lobby (the Narthex). We have a brief packet of information and free gifts of appreciation for your visit with us.
JESUS LOVES ME
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DON’T BE A STRANGER We meet for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. We share Fellowship Supper Wednesdays at 5 p.m. followed by activities for children, youth & adults. Throughout the week there are Bible studies, choir rehearsals, special events, guest speakers and more.
To Be Known and Loved
HYMN OF RESPONSE NO. 603
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 11 a.m.
(Children K–5 may leave during this time for Kids Worship. Parents, please pick up your children in room C-305 of the Children’s Building after the service.)
Sanctuary Choir; Joy Callaway, piano
PARENT-CHILD DEDICATION Aaron and Amanda Payne—Emily Edith Payne
(No. 706 in your Hymnal)
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye Heavenly host; Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.
Rev. Heather Webb
arr. Joyce Jones
Verleen Baerg, organ
Verleen Baerg, organ
WORSHIP OF GOD
Verleen Baerg, organ
LEADING US IN OFFERTORY PRAYER Bill Dukes has been a member of Second-Ponce for over 65 years. He serves as a Life Deacon and past chair of the Board of Deacons. He has participated on numerous church committees and has been a longtime member of the Sanctuary Choir. Bill and his wife Kathy are department directors for the Open Door Sunday school class. They have two children and six grandchildren.
HOW TO JOIN Second-Ponce enthusiastically welcomes you to make a commitment to Christ and our community of faith. During the Sunday morning worship service, we provide the opportunity to join the church during the Hymn of Response. At any time during the song, simply walk to the front of the Sanctuary where our senior pastor or a Second-Ponce minister will greet you with warmth and joy.
SECOND-PONCE MINISTERIAL STAFF Dr. Dock Hollingsworth, Senior Pastor Verleen Baerg, Organist/Music Associate Joy Callaway, Pianist Bill Gabbard, Minister of Music Keith Harmel, Director of Sounds of Faith Dr. David Hull, Associate Pastor Jeff Miller, Church Administrator
Richard Rogers, Director of Orchestra Rev. Joshua Scott, Associate Pastor to Youth & Families, College Students & Young Adults Rev. Heather Webb, Associate Pastor to Children & Families
IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH FALL PREVIEW PICNIC Today | After worship | SPdL Plaza | Cost: Free
Join us for fried chicken and fellowship to kick off a new season of activities and opportunities at Second-Ponce. There’s no program during this lunch, but we’ll share a little about upcoming fall events.
PRAYER WALK Today | After lunch
Let's purposefully and deliberately pray for all that takes place on the SPdL campus as we “walk” the halls of our church. When you finish lunch, drop by the information table on the plaza and pick up a short guide to prayer then follow the signs to begin. If you cannot stay, pick up a prayer guide on your way home.
NEXT SPdLU: AGING FAITHFULLY Wednesdays | September 11, 18, 25 | 6 p.m. | Fellowship Hall
What does rapidly increasing life expectancy mean for our lives of faith? What does the Bible teach us about aging, and how can we do it faithfully? Aging is a topic that applies to everyone and David Hull will help us explore it together. Join us for Fellowship Supper at 5 p.m. and SPdLU at 6 and invite your friends. Here are the upcoming areas of focus for this series: • 9/11: Aging is Not Just for Seniors: Growing through All Ages • 9/18: Redefining Retirement: Serving God and Others • 9/25: Honoring Commitments: Caring for Aging Loved Ones
EXPLORING THE OLD TESTAMENT Tuesdays | September 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8 & 15 | 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Cost: $100/person (scholarships available)
Exploring the Old Testament is a six-week course taught by Dr. Colin Harris, professor emeritus of religious studies at Mercer. Contact Karen Harwell at email@example.com or 404.591.4357 for more information.
ALL TOGETHER INAUGURAL SERVICE Sunday, September 15 | 4 p.m. | SPdL Theater
After much prayer, work and excitement, All Together is holding its inaugural service next week! Everyone is welcome to come worship God, build community and embrace diversity! The September message series, led by Rev. Josh Scott, is called "All To-Gather" and the first installment is "Something Happens When We are All Together." This service is in a relaxed space so come as you are. Families are encouraged to worship together, but childcare is available. Spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors and let's joyfully experience this opportunity all together!
HOW YOU CAN BE AN ALL TOGETHER SUPPORTER
All Together needs the support of its church family. There are 3 ways you can invest in this outreach opportunity: Pray, give & serve. Sheets detailing the needs in each of these three areas are available on the resource wall in the Northbridge Welcome Center. If you have questions or want to volunteer, email Josh Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE LIFE OF OUR CHURCH GOING ON A TREASURE HUNT: KIDS CLUB PARTY & PARENTS NIGHT OUT Friday, September 27 | 5–9 p.m. (pick-up is flexible for earlier bedtimes | Cost: $12/child | For infants through fifth graders
We're going on an adventure to explore and hunt for hidden treasure during our next Kids Club party! Parents, enjoy time on your own while your children have fun with friends. You can make it a true night out by letting youth siblings volunteer as helpers. The cost is $12 per child which includes dinner and snacks. Space is limited so sign up by September 20 by emailing Heather Webb at email@example.com.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • Everybody Wins: Weekdays during your lunch hour | Garden Hills Elementary School: Our friend and community
partner Garden Hills Elementary School has launched a reading buddy and mentoring program called "Everybody Wins," and they need our help. For thirty minutes once a week, volunteers will read one-on-one with the same student to help bolster their literacy level and develop a caring relationship with a trusted adult. These weekly sessions, or "Power Lunches," can be done on any day that accommodates your schedule. To sign up, visit everybodywinsatlanta.org/ or email Heather Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Garden Hills Family Fun Day: Saturday, October 19 | 10 a.m.–2 p.m. | Garden Hills Elementary: Our neighbor and community partner, Garden Hills Elementary School, is having a fall family fun day, and we want to help! If you’d like to volunteer, email Josh Scott at email@example.com. • Trunk-or-Treat: Sunday, October 26 | 5–7 p.m. | SPdL Parking Lot: Are party decorations just sitting around in your garage? Are your Pinterest boards bursting with ideas for fun event themes? Then maybe you should host a trunk at this year's Trunk-or-Treat! Individuals, couples, families and groups are encouraged to participate! As we gear up for this event we need some help with sweets! Look for a collection bin in the Welcome Center. If you're interested in hosting a trunk or have questions about candy donations, contact Heather Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.591.4366.
THIS WEEK: AT A GLANCE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 6:30 p.m. Exploring the Old Testament 7 p.m. Young Adult Small Group
THURSDAY, 10 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 12 Lifespan Academy Women's Ministry September Fellowship
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 5 p.m. Fellowship Supper 6 p.m. SPdLU 6 p.m. Kids Explore & Parents Connect 6 p.m. Refuge Bible Study 7:15 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 7:30 p.m. Orchestra Rehearsal
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Kids Club 9:45 a.m. Refuge Youth Gathering 11 a.m. Worship 4 p.m. All Together
WELCOME TO WORSHIP AT SECOND-PONCE SEPTEMBER 8, 2019
To Be Known and Loved Psalm 139:1–6; 13–18