Serving the Lord for over 186 years

 

March 19, 2017

3rd Sunday in Lent

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

In your life what are the things that truly matter? What are the things that you truly need?  Have you ever thought about who gives you those things?

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"Near the Cross"  

--  arr.  Todd Kendall   

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 #466

"O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing"

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 95:6; John 4:23] 

O come let us worship and bow down;      

Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker.       

The hour is coming and is now here.  

In spirit and truth,       

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION  [John 4:5-24] 

Lord, you know who we are.  You know everything we have done.  We thirst for things that will never satisfy us.  We commit ourselves to things that will never last.  We worship things that can never bring us salvation. 

Still you offer us the gift of living water.  Still you offer us the gift of eternal life. 

Forgive us, O Lord, and give us this living water, so that we may never thirst again.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. 

[Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS  [Romans 5:8-10] 

This is the Good News of God’s grace:  Though we were sinners, Christ died for us.  Though we were enemies of God, God loved us.  Once we were lost and dead -- now Christ has become our life and salvation.  In Jesus Christ, we 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

Exodus 17:17;

Romans 5:-11;

John 4:5-42

[Page  63; 147; 92  --  in the red RSV Bible in each pew]

SERMON

"Cool ... Clear ... Water"

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  #84

"In the Cross of Christ I Glory" 

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

"Jesus, I Will Ponder Now" 

--  J. S. Bach   

 

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #439

"In Christ There Is No East or West"  

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended?"

--  Johannes Brahms

 

IT’S LENT -- COLOR IT PURPLE

This is the time of the year that we commemorate passion, suffering, and the death of our Lord.  In remembering what God did for us through Jesus Christ we remember our responsibilities as disciples of his.  Purple is the color of the robe he wore to the cross.  As we see the purple of Lent, let us renew our awareness of the love of God.  Let us seek to be more conscientious in our devotion and service to the church, his body.  As we see the purple, let us re-dedicate ourselves to the vows we have made to him, and let u find a new awareness of the world around us, and our response to it as Christians.

 

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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.

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  3/12/17) 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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