Serving the Lord for over 186 years

 

April 2, 2017

10:00 AM

1st Sunday in Lent

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

In the image of a Shepherd Jesus calls us all to be sheep of his flock.  Jesus calls us all to come to the table.

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"O Man, Bewail Thy Grievous Fall"

--  J. S. Bach

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

The Peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you. 

Let us extend the right hand of Christian fellowship to our neighbors. 

*HYMN #480  [See Insert]

"Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us"    

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 23] 

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;        

He restores my soul.

He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake.  

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff -- they comfort me.      

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long. 

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of compassion, in Jesus Christ you reveal your plan for us, but we turn away, distracted by our own plans.  We confess that we speak when we should listen, and act when we should wait.  Forgive our aimless enthusiasm.  O God, grant us true wisdom to live in your love, walk in your holy light and to follow in the way of your beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

[Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

Hear the Good News!  This saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, that we might be dead to sin, and alive to all that is good.  I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven. 

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Let us forgive one another.  Amen.

*HYMN  #579

"Glory Be to the Father"

PROCLAIMING THE WORD

CHILDREN'S MESSAGE

SCRIPTURE

Ezekiel 34:11-22;

John 10:1-11

[Pages 760; 100  --  In the Red Pew Bible]

SERMON

"The Good Shepherd"       

Rev. Joe Fields

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH [“The Nicene Creed ”]

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is seen and unseen.  We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  For us and for our Salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and

became truly human.  For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;  he  ascended  into  heaven and is seated  on  the right hand of  the Father.  He  will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

We  believe  in  the  Holy  Spirit,  the  Lord,  the  giver  of  life,  who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son  is  worshiped  and   glorified,    who  has  spoken  through  the prophets.  We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.  We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.  Amen.

PASTORAL PRAYER

TIME OF OFFERING & SHARING OF GIFTS

OFFERTORY

"Jesus, Lover of My Soul"   

--  arr.  Janet Linker  

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

*HYMN #373  [See Insert] 

"The Lord's My Shepherd"

THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION

Invitation to the Lord’s Table.

The Great Prayer of Thanksgiving. 

 

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give thanks and praise.

It is truly right and our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise,  . . .

. . .  Therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the faithful of every time and place, who forever sing to the glory of your name:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

Accept this, our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving as a living and holy offering of ourselves, that our lives may proclaim the One crucified and risen.  Great is the mystery of faith:

Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again. 

OUR LORD’S PRAYER  [Matthew 6:9-13]

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.

Breaking of the Bread.

Communion of the people.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

In union with your church in heaven and here on earth, we pray, O God, that you will fulfill your eternal purpose in us through the birth, life, death and resurrection of your Son, our Savior and the Redeemer of the world.  Keep us faithful in your service until Christ comes again in final victory, and we shall feast with all the saints in the joy of your eternal kingdom.  Amen.

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #219  [See Insert]

"He Leadeth Me:  O Blessed Thought!" 

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"God Moves in Mysteriou Ways"

--  arr.  Dan Locklair

 

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* Please stand as you are able.

Reid's Nursery is located on this level, opposite the Sanctuary. 

Following Worship, please join us for a reception in the Social Hall / Great Room.

    

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Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church

1004 North "A" Street Richmond, IN  47374-3153

Church Office:  765-966-7618.

Pastor:  The Rev. Joseph T. Fields, Jr., M.Div.

Office Administrator/Secretary: Linda Morris

E-mail: office@reidpres.com

Web Site: www.reidpres.com

 

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THOSE SERVING TODAY

Pastor:  The Rev. Joseph T. Fields, Jr., M.Div.

Organist:  Joan Martin

Bulletin & PowerPoint (On Screen):  Linda Morris

Nursery Care Provider:  Debra Hunt

Acolytes:  Mitchell Hickel; Skylar Hickel; Natalie Wood

Bible Bearer: Justin Hickel 

 

SESSION

Class of 2017

Linda James

Connie Wood

Class of 2018

Sharon Pinson

Evelyn Sommer

Class of 2019

Sue King

Joe Rush

Sue King, Clerk of Session

 

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Welcome

If  you are visiting with us this morning we are glad  you are here, and extend to you a warm welcome.  We invite you to come and be a part of our Church Family.  If you are not involved in a local congregation, perhaps Reid Church is a place where you can worship, learn and find fellowship, and serve.  We receive members by profession of faith in Jesus Christ, by transfer of membership from another church, or by reaffirmation of faith that you have professed in another church.  Indicate your interest to the Pastor or any Elder or member and you will be contacted.

Please Wear Your Name Tags

Name tags are on the table at the top of the stairs at the North "A" Street entrance.  If you do not have a name tag, please call Linda at the church office, 966-7618.  Thank you.

Children

Children are invited to please remain in the Sanctuary until the Children's Sermon is over.  Thank you.

Communion -- Is  The 1st  Sunday of  Every  Month

Celebration of the Lord's Supper is usually the first Sunday of every month.  Communion in the Presbyterian Church is open to one and all (children, youth, and adults) who profess Jesus as Lord and Savior.

2017 Weekly Statistics

Last week's (3/26/17):  19.

Whitewater Valley Presbytery Per Capita Information 

2017 = $38.55

Each Presbyterian church member pays the Per Capita once a year.

The Food Pantry Items for 2017

Food supplies and varieties vary from week to week.  Suggestions: Any foods that require only water to prepare, such as: pancake mix, grits, hot cocoa, soup, etc.  They also need: peanut butter, canned spaghetti with sauce, and cans of salmon, canned potatoes, canned meats, rice dishes, and saltine crackers.  These are good for both Seniors and Families. Any, and all, contributions are welcome. Reminder:  Cash donations are particularly important to this program, as well as your donated items.  Please make your check out to Reid Church with a memo "For Food Pantry", and then you can put it in the offering plate.  Those doing our Church Finances , will see that it is sent to the Food Pantry. 

Sanctuary Flowers for the glory of God

If you would like to give Flowers in Memory of, or in Honor of, someone please call the Church Office (966-7618).

 

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