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DEACON MINISTRY: A DESCRIPTION A deacon is one called out from the membership of the congregation to special position of leadership: that of a servant. In fact, the Greek word diakonos (from which we get deacon) is often translated in the New Testament as “servant.” In Matthew, Jesus says, “whoever wishes to be great among you must be your diakonos -- your servant” (20:26). While the word, diakonos, appears many times throughout scripture, two passages seem particularly focused on the selection and ordination of deacons for the sake of the church body: Acts 6:1-6: Displays an initial selection of servant leaders from the church body for the purpose of providing care for its members and equipping the fold to share the Gospel with others. 1 Timothy 3:8-13: Calls for the church body to ordain people of deep integrity and humility, who recognize and “hold fast to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience” (3:9). In line with the scriptural understanding, twenty-first century deacons are chosen and affirmed by their congregation to be servant of the church, who lead not only with words, but also with hands, eyes, ears, and feet. They, in turn, equip and encourage us to follow Christ as he leads us out into the world. Pray for these servant leaders as we ordain them by recognizing their special gifts for deacon ministry.

THE LAYING ON OF HANDS The laying on of hands is an ancient practice of the Christian community, which stems back to Acts 6 when the seven chosen to serve stood before the apostles, “who prayed and laid their hands on them” (6:6). This practice serves as an opportunity for the congregation to affirm the ordinand and offer a prayer of blessing over their service. All are welcome to participate in this special ritual.

THIS WEEK’S MINISTRY LEADERS Jessica Corbitt...…………………………………………….…….…....Deacon of the Week John Burgess and Sah Hay Moo…….…………..….………………...……….……..Infants Maria and BJ McGraw….…….....…...........…………..….……......Toddlers/Preschoolers Ben Walters…..…...…..…...……………………………..…………...……......Youth Helper Megan Strollo………...........................................................................Worship Explorers

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WORSHIP

SPECIAL CALLED RICHMOND BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEETING, MARCH 19, 2013, HUGUENOT BAPTIST CHURCH

Fourth Sunday in Lent Eleven o’clock

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PRELUDE

Judy Fiske

ALL-STATE CHOIR: A ROUSING SUCCESS

WESTMINSTER CHIME (Please prepare for worship.)

CALL TO WORSHIP

Children of the Church “Nets of Love”……………………………………………………...….Simpson

HYMN #188; Chin #462 “Man of Sorrows! What a Name”…..HALLELUJAH, WHAT A SAVIOR!

WELCOME TO GUESTS AND VISITORS

An Ad Hoc Committee of the RBA will make a recommendation for a vote to the full Association regarding the maintaining of ties with Ginter Park Baptist Church. Our church will be sending 7 messengers (approved by the deacons), and additional members who are RBA staff persons, to this important meeting.

Sterling Severns

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE/LORD’S PRAYER

Khan Naw (JinghpawKachin), Chit Ko (Burman), Bya Wann (Lisu), Hlei Iang (Chin), Mae La (Karen),

Sterling Severns 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 trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen Kachin Language Version Sumsing Lamu na anhte a Wa e, Na a amying nsang chyoi pra nga lit ga; Na a mungdan du wa ru ga; Lamu tang hta, na a myit dik nga ai hte maren, ga ntsa e mung, dik lit ga law; Anhte hta ra ai lusha, dai ni anhte hpe jaw mi; Masha ni anhte hpe shut ai mara, anhte raw kau ya ai zawn,anhte mara hpe mung raw kau ya mi; Agun alau nga ai de, anhte hpe nsa shangun ai sha, N kaja ai lam hta na , shaw la mi law. Ninggawng ta wa a ahkaw ahkang hte, hpung shingkang ai arawng sadang gaw, hta-ni hta-na nang hta a nga nga lit ga law.

HYMN #443*

Last weekend Way Snah Htoo and Monica Iang joined over 200 children and youth at Virginia Baptist All-State Choir at First Baptist Richmond. The girls worked hard and the concert was amazing. A video will be available soon if you would like to see the concert. HOLY WEEK, MARK YOUR CALENDARS Sun, March 24 Palm Sunday - Join our children as they parade around the church building with Palm Branches and usher in the beginning of Holy Week. Wed, March 27 No Wednesday evening activities Thurs, March 28 A meaningful time of foot washing begins at 6:45 p.m. (a traditional Maundy Thursday ritual), worship begins at 7:00 p.m. Fri, March 29 Our Choir and Pastoral Choir will lead us in a special Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. (NEW) Sat, March 30 Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the home of Eric and Judy Fiske, 5:00 pm. Sun, March 31 Join us for Easter Breakfast at 9:00 a.m., Worship begins at 11:00 a.m.

RECENT DONATION The church is grateful for a donation to the Flower Fund from Mrs. Louise Cochrane.

$8,685.61 RAISED. . . . $12,314.39 TO GO! The team headed to southeast Asia this summer wants to express its gratitude for your generosity! We have come a long way in funding our trip, but still have a good portion to go. Please consider what your contribution might be to help send Dan Schumacher, Wint Wint Zaw, Sai Lat, Patrick Braford, Say Wah Htoo, and Samuel Lian to Singapore and Malaysia. We trust this is a trip God is overseeing and look forward to how it will not only transform those of us going, but also be used to serve our congregation here!

“I Saw the Cross of Jesus”…………………………………...WHITFIELD

THE RETURN OF OUR TITHES AND OFFERINGS Offertory Prayer ……………………………………………...Jessica Corbitt Offertory………………...………………………………...……..Ryan Corbitt Doxology Hymn #706, #538 in Karen, #508 in Chin……...…..OLD 100th

THE MEANING OF THE CROSS: Feb. 20—Mar. 20 Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in the Fellowship Hall as a variety of guest speakers challenge us to embrace a more complex understanding of the cross.


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. Chin Language Version: Thluachuah a kan petu Pathian, A Fa Jesuh le Thiang Thlarau, Vanrang toi le vancung khuami, Mi zakip nih thangthat usih. Amen.

GOSPEL LESSON

Chuck Corbin and Say Wah Htoo

Luke 23:26 (p. 918 in pew Bible)

WORSHIP EXPLORERS (Children Grades K-3) All children, Grades K-3, may now leave the Sanctuary with Megan Strollo. Today, the children will participate in an activity centered on the scripture reading.

SERMON

Sterling Severns

INTERLUDE

Ryan Corbitt

DEACON ORDINATION Solo Mae La Solo Nathan Hatfield “The Call of Christ”……………………………………….………..Vader

BENEDICTION POSTLUDE ________________

WORSHIP NOTES: During the season of Lent, we are focusing our attention on the Stations of the Cross depicted in the paintings hanging around the Sanctuary, painted by local artist Grieg Leach in 2010. The featured painting each week (on the front of the bulletin and spotlighted during the reading) is centered on our passage for the morning. Our children are leading us each week by singing a song titled, “Nets of Love” and by creating our own “net of love” on the loom at the front of the Sanctuary. The colors the children are weaving into the loom correspond with the vibrant colors in the paintings and serve to remind us that the cross is one way in which God has cast a net of love on our behalf. If your children would like to participate in weaving the loom, they are welcome! Simply have them ask Dan Schumacher to be a part of it.

*CHILDREN AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: Today, any school-age child is invited to assist the Deacons as they collect offering. During the last verse of the offertory hymn, noted with an asterisk (*), children are invited to make their way to the front pew to stand in front of a Deacon during the last stanza of the invitation hymn. This Deacon will then guide the child step by step through the process of collecting the morning’s offering. When the choral doxology has ended, children and Deacons alike return to their seats with family members.


This Week

IN OUR PRAYERS

at Tabernacle Baptist Church

Recent Addi ons

SUN 10

9:45 10:30 11:00 12:15 6:00

Sunday School for All Ages Fellowship (Sanctuary) Worship Service Deacon Meeting Small Groups

Cecil Gholston at Health South, 5700 Fitzhugh Avenue, Room 108 Elizabeth Settle, close friend of Sarah Petty We celebrate with Dennis Simmons and Maggie Harman in their recent engagement.

MON 11

12:00 Pastoral Staff Meeting 1:00 Church Staff Meeting 5:30 Women’s Fellowship Group (Colonial Apartments)

TUES 12

12:00 Brown Bag Bible Study

WED 13

THURS 14

We celebrate with Ah Mee Yaw and Ah Dee Ngwa’s family in the birth of their daughter, Nyi Nyi Ngwa, born March 2 at 4:30 p.m., weighing in at 7 lbs., 2 oz. Our students Hayden Jamerson, with broken arm

5:00 Homework Assistance Pre-school and Kindergarten music activities 5:45 Fellowship Meal 6:30 Children: Godly Play/Choir Youth: Bible Study Financial Education Class Adults: “The Meaning of the Cross” with Dr Dan Bagby, guest speaker 7:40 Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal 1:30 Food Pantry/Clothes Closet

Monthly Mission Project: Help us serve our community For the month of MARCH we are collecting SOAP. All donated items will be shared at our weekly Clothes Closet and Food Pantry Ministry. If you are interested in helping to collect items or volunteer on Thursdays, please contact Dick Denzler.

Continued Care Eh Say, Mike Buchanan, Karen Bailey, Ken and Priscilla Kinchen, Thwen Say, Marlene Wood, Emma Wright, Chris Hines, Goldie Saunders, Richard Wright, Mary Anne Bryan, Bonnie Shattuck, Ruth Kane, Michael Booth, Christen Schumacher

Worship Bulletin: March 10, 2013  

Tabernacle Baptist Church Worship Bulletin: Deacon Ordination, March 10, 2013