Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

July  30, 2017

10:00 AM

8th Sunday after Pentecost

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

Are there times you feel separated from the love of God?  What would change if you claim for yourself that nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord?

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"Rondo"

--  Dudley Buck

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD] 

The Peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you. 

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

*HYMN #488

"The God of Abraham Praise"

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 105:1-4] 

Give thanks to the Lord and call upon God’s Name; make known God’s deeds among the peoples.    

Sing to God, sing praises to God, and speak of all God’s marvelous works.

Glory in God’s Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.     

Search for the Lord and continually seek God’s face.

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of mystery, God of life, we imagine we are capable judges of power and wisdom and goodness.  We trust our own standards; we separate and categorize; we mark the performance of others.  We fail to trust your power, hidden in all things.  We fail to watch for you, working out your purposes.

Gracious God, hidden and manifest, transform our withered imaginations until we yield judgments we trust to a love we cannot control.  Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

“What then are we to say about these things?  If God is for us, who is against us?”  Sisters and brothers, nothing we have done, nothing we will ever do, is enough to separate us from the love of God made known to us in Jesus Christ.  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

SCRIPTURE

Genesis 29:15-28;

Romans 8:26-39;

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

[Pages 25-26; 149-150; 19-20 --  in the red RSV Bible in each pew]

SERMON

"What Is The Kingdom of Heaven Like?"

Rev. Joe Fields

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  [“This is the Good News . . .  “]

This is the Good News which we have received, in which we stand, and by which we are saved, if we hold it fast:  that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third  day,  and  that he  appeared first  to the women,

then to Peter, and to the twelve, and then to many faithful witnesses.  We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.  Jesus Christ is the first and the last, the beginning and the end; he is our Lord and our God.  Amen.

HYMN  #220

"All People That on Earth Do Dwell"  

PASTORAL PRAYER       

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.

TIME OF OFFERING & SHARING OF GIFTS

OFFERTORY

"Our Father in the Heaven Who Art"

--  J. S. Bach

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #281

"Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah"  

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"We Will Glorify"

--  Paris / Boch

 

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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

 

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.

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  (7/23/17) Attendance: 20. 

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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