Serving the Lord for over 186 years


March 5, 2017

10:00 AM

1st Sunday in Lent


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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

LENT is a season of forty  weekdays and six Sundays, beginning on Ash Wednesday and culminating in Holy Week.  During this season, the church, in joy and sorrow, proclaims, remembers, and responds to the atoning death of Christ.



"In the Cross of Christ I Glory"

--  arr.  Wilbur Held



The Peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you. 

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

*HYMN #476

"O Worship the King All glorious Above!"    

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Matthew 4:1-11] 

People of God, on this wilderness journey, what will you eat?

The Word of the Lord is our Daily bread.    

People of God in this time of temptation, how will you live?  

Our faith is in the faithfulness of God.   

People of God at this Kingdom crossroad whom will you serve?  

We will worship the Lord our God alone.    

Let us worship our God. 

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION  [Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7] 

Lord God, you know the ways of good and evil.  You know the things that tempt us and the things that give us life.  You know our nakedness, and you know our sin. 

We confess that we have disobeyed your Word, denying your providence and care and relying on our own cleverness. 

Have mercy on us, we pray; cover us with your grace, feed us with the bread of life, and re-create us in your image; through Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Amen.   [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]



Happy are those whose sin in forgiven!  Be glad in the Lord and shout for joy; in Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Thanks be to God!

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

*HYMN  #579

"Glory Be to the Father"




Genesis 2:1517, 3:1-17;

Romans 5:12-19;

Matthew 4:1-11

[Pages 2-3; 147; 9 --  In the Red Pew Bible]



Rev. Joe Fields


*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH [“The Apostles’ Creed ”]

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 arose 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.





--  arr.  Robert Graves  

* RESPONSE  #592



*HYMN #83

"O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High"


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.


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 coming of your Son, our Savior and the Redeemer of the world.  Keep us faithful in your service during the New Year until Christ comes again in final victory, and we shall feast with all the saints in the joy of your eternal kingdom.  Amen.


*HYMN  #81

"Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days" 




"Nocturne in E Minor"

--  Chopin/Smith


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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


Web Site:


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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 



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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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 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 (2/26/17):  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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