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ORDER OF WORSHIP West Newton United Presbyterian Church March 31, 2013

Preludes ~ Chancel Choir The King Shall Come ~ Bell Choir That Easter Day with Joy was Bright Passing of the Peace ~ ~ Preparing to hear the Word ~ ~ Call to Worship (responsively) Leader: Christ is risen! People: Christ is risen indeed! Leader: This is the day that the Lord has made; People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

* Hymn #289 Christ the Lord Is Risen Today * Call to Assurance * Litany of Assurance (responsively)

“The Very Good News” Our Mission Statement Our purpose as a congregation is to passionately glorify Almighty God as we ~ bring people to Jesus Christ ~ ~ welcome them into Christian community ~ ~ nurture them to Christ-like maturity ~ ~ equip them for ministry and mission in the world ~

Leader: With the stone rolled away came emptiness People: Of a tomb that held captive the Crucified, of the space that was once filled with death, of the cross that now pointed to greater truth of God’s love in spite of ourselves. Leader: With the stone rolled away came questions People: From those whose world lay shattered, from those who would demand living proof, from those who were seeking a sign of promise breeding confidence, assurance and trust. Leader: With the stone rolled away came light People: To illumine the darkness of suspicion and fear, to dispel the shadows of distrust, anxiety, insecurity, to radiate with the beams of new hope and understanding the life about to be lived. Leader: With the stone rolled away comes a future People: With a truth that outshines the wisdom of ages, with space to be filled with the kingdom of God, with the company of those who, through history, confess Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! Amen.

* Please stand if you are able

* Gloria Patri

Glory Be To The Father and To The Son And To The Holy Ghost. as It Was In The Beginning, is Now And Ever Shall Be; world Without End, Amen, Amen.

~ ~ Hearing of the Word ~ ~ Scripture Lesson ~ Acts 10:34-43 (NRSV) Choir Anthem Praise to the Lamb S.Pethel Scripture Lesson ~ John 20:1-18 (NRSV) Children’s Sermon * Hymn #234 He Is Lord (2x) Sermon “The Very Good News” by Rev. Art Seaman ~ ~ Response to the Word ~ ~ The Apostles’ Creed (in unison) 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.

Offering * Doxology #382 Prayer of Dedication Prayers of the People and The Lord’s Prayer * Hymn #291 Thine is the Glory (v1-3) * Charge & Benediction * Response #291 Thine is the Glory (chorus only) * Postlude

All songs reprinted with permission CCLI # 1181427

Chancel Flowers today are given to the glory of God and in memory of Dr. & Mrs. John Q. Robinson and Mr. & Mrs. Hugh H. Jones, by their son, Hugh H. Jones, Jr.

Leaders today ~ March 31 ~ Easter Liturgist: Greeters: Media Ministry: Nursery: Young Disciples:

Terri Day Dennis and Diane Koget Bill Blick Colleen Martinelli no class today

Leaders next week ~ April 7 ~ Communion Liturgist: Greeters: Media Ministry: Nursery: Young Disciples: Communion Servers:

Elmer Bassler Mark and Heather Gardner Kris Edwards Rachel Ozegovich Marcia Harris Linda Blick, Rainey Craig, Dennis Day, Chuck Yelich


Last Sunday, March 24, 2013 Attendance ~ 157

Regular Offering ~ $ 2,956


Happenings This Week ~ get connected… Today, Sunday, March 31 ~ Easter 8:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School class ~ McKee room 10:00 a.m. Worship Monday, April 1 (church office closed every Monday) Wednesday, April 3 9:00am-12 noon Willing Workers 2:45-5:45pm Kids for Christ after-school program 6:30 p.m. Christian Ed meeting ~ McKee room 6:30 p.m. Bell Choir practice 7:30 p.m. Chancel Choir practice Thursday, April 4 11:00 a.m. Bible Study ~ McKee room No Bell or Chancel Choir practices tonight Friday, April 5 8:30 a.m. Men’s Prayer

“Prayer Email Chain” & “Prayer Call Chain” are maintained and routinely sent out, by email or phone, by Rainey Craig.

Contact her at or 724-309-5423

Men, join in prayer every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. Bell and Chancel choirs usually practice Thursday nights at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. respectively. Contact Chris Bartley to get involved.




Redstone Presbyterian Women (PW) Spring Gathering Saturday, April 13, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

One Great Hour of Sharing special offering was received Palm Sunday. We will continue to accept contributions toward this thru Sunday, April 14.

~ Special envelopes are in the bulletin and pew racks ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bell and Chancel choir practices will take place on Wednesday, April 3, this week, at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

NEXT SUNDAY, April 7, the following teams will participate in home-communion visitation:

at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, (rt. 819N) Greensburg Programming: speakers on Haiti, Youth Triennium & Missions. Mission Focus: re-stocking Pine Springs Camp's kitchen. They need Pasta (spaghetti, penne, rotini, & macaroni), Raisins and 42oz.containers of Quick Oats.

Contact Linda, if you would like to donate any of these items or a monetary donation, or if you are interested in car-pooling.

$8 registration (includes lunch) due by April 5 to Linda. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

in-town route: Kris Edwards and Patricia Hart out-of-town route: Phyllis Lanham and Mark Barnes

Redstone PW New Windsor Mission Trip Sunday, Sept. 29-Tuesday, Oct. 1


Mission Activities: processing items, in the Materials Resource Warehouse, to be sent nationally for disaster areas or overseas to needy countries ~ or~ pricing handcrafted articles, in SERRV, from artisans from around the world. Men & women welcome.

NEXT SUNDAY, April 7, following worship, The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) will meet. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Willing Workers meet WEDNESDAY, April 3, 9-12 a.m. All are welcome and encouraged to come out and help do some of those “unseen” jobs, cleaning, or repairs at the church. Questions? Contact: Mary Jane Smith ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Interested in helping to mold young hearts and minds, the very future of our church??? Come out and meet with the Christian Education Committee on Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 in the McKee room. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

It’s time to plan for summer camp at Pine Springs! If you have children or grandchildren that wish to attend, contact Mary Jane Smith for an application and details. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adult Sunday School class meets every Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the McKee room. Plan to join us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bible Study takes place every Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m., in the McKee room. Take time to join us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Most work is done while seated at tables. $100 trip fee (includes lodging/meals at Conference Center with additional cost for travel, usually carpooling)

$25 non-refundable deposit is due by May 1. Please see Linda Blick for more information. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

West Newton United Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Women (PW) Spring Gathering Wednesday, April 17 at 12 noon in our social hall Luncheon will be served with guest speaker, Rev. Little (Mt. Vernon PC) sharing about his African & Asian mission trips. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

West Newton United Presbyterian Church E.Main and S.Third Streets, PO Box 314, West Newton, PA 15089 ~ 724-872-7414 On the Web: ~ email: Church office hours ~ Tues thru Fri. ~ 8:30 am-12:30 pm Rev. Art Seaman ~ (home) 724-297-3737 (cell) 724-859-1999

Will be added to bulletin as space permits r at least the 1st Sunday of every month West Newton Wears Gently-Used Clothing Store (on Main Street next to Dodson’s Funeral Home, West Newton) Sponsored by the West Newton Association of Churches Donate or Volunteer!!! For more information… call 724-872-7900 or stop by the store during open hours

West Newton Wears, local clothing thrift store, is a combined ministry of the West Newton Association of Churches. They are in need of clothing for infants, toddlers, & men. Volunteers are also needed to work at the store. Please contact Judy Harvey at 724-396-6877 for info. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Please remember to silence or turn off your cell phone during our time of worship. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When children are fussy, you can excuse yourself to the prayer/cry room off the entry narthex, and still participate in the service. It is being transmitted to a TV screen in that room. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do you have a few extra hours? If so, Westmoreland Manor Volunteers could use your help in the snack bar or visiting residents. If you can help, please call the volunteer office Mon.-Fri. mornings at 724-830-4081. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Collecting Coupons for Soldiers” Manufacturer’s coupons, even out-dated ones, are being collected and clipped by Sara Kay Fenton. Collection boxes can be found in the narthex (above the coat rack) or by the church office. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fire doors MUST BE KEPT CLOSED…to the boiler room and the “step-down” pantry room, off the kitchen. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2012 Chancel Flowers order list is now posted in the office hallway. Favorite dates fill up quickly!!! (please remember the $30 fee) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Adult Sunday School class meets every Sunday morning at 8:45 a.m. in the McKee room. Plan to join us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Study takes place every Thursday morning at 11:00 a.m., in the McKee room. Take time to join us. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bell and Chancel choirs practice Thursday nights 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. respectively. Contact Chris Bartley to get involved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Men, join in prayer every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Every Wednesday, Kids for Christ after-school program takes place for grades 1-12. We still need a volunteer for recreation time. The red food collection bin, to help with meals, is located in the kitchen pantry room. The harvest has been plentiful…We need no more corn Contacts: Mary Jane Smith or Cheryl Barozzie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“Our loved ones in the military…now overseas” Let’s remember them and their families in our prayers. Send them greetings and goodies often!!! Major Robert Bojarski ( husband of Kerri and father of Christian and Nathan ) 316 ESC Camp Arifjan, APO AE 09366 email at SFC Jacqueline Pawlik ( daughter-in-law of Ed and Joyce Pawlik ) 505th En Bn, 377th En Co, Camp Arifjan, APO-AE 09366

OUR SESSION Clerk of Session: Kris Edwards Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015 Linda Blick Rainey Craig Clark Detman Joyce Pawlik Dennis Day Clyde Frabizio Meri Beth Wees Amy Kuiphoff Shawn Martinelli Greg Franks Michael Kuklish Chuck Yelich

Jason Medsger ( son of John and Patricia Medsger ) USCENT COM, CCJ3-JSO, APO AE 09365 Andrew Murray ( son of Dave and Karen Murray ) We thank God for his safe return! Currently in Texas.

eye glass wipes, prayers (individual or in large-quantity packages), snacks (crackers, nuts, granola, cereal bars, dried fruit, trail mix), chips, instant oatmeal packets, Ramen noodles in cups, encouragement cards, Gillette Fusion shavers and cartridges, shave gel or shave cream, foot spray.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The most effective and efficient way to help hurricane victims is financial donations through the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). You can give through your regular offerings, noting PDA. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Lots of clean dishes left in the kitchen from many recent special activities…please pick yours up today. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Our Mission Team is joining with 3 other churches and traveling to Jamaica, NY on April 13-20. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Up-to-date financial reports are prepared for the Session on a monthly basis. Contact the church office for copies. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Upper Room and Our Daily Bread free daily devotionals are now available in the racks and on the tables. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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