Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

May 21, 2017

10:00 AM

6th Sunday of Easter

Ascension of the Lord

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

God led the Messiah through suffering into risen life, and took him up to the glory of heaven.  God can clothe us with the power promised from on high, and send us forth to the ends of earth as witnesses of repentance and witnesses of Jesus Christ, firstborn from the dead.

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ"

--  J. S. Bach

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 #150

"Come, Christians, Join to Sing"

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 47] 

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.   

For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, a great King over all the earth.

He subdued peoples under us, and nations under our feet.

He chose our heritage for us, the pride of Jacob whom he loves.   

God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praise.  For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises with a psalm.   

God is King over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.

The princes of the peoples gather as the people of the God of Abraham.  For the shields of the earth belong to God; he is highly exalted.

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Gracious God, in the company of our people, we confess our sins to you.  We have been angry and impatient, complaining about the faults of others, and failing to see our own.  We have been lazy and selfish, neglecting the interests of others, and pursuing our own.  We have been faithless and unworthy, ignoring the strength  you offer and relying upon our own.  God of mercy, you have promised your grace to those who truly repent.  Help us to accept your forgiveness, and dwell in us by your Spirit; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

Our assurance is this:  “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  . . . For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.”  God sent the Savior, who redeems us of all unworthiness.  Know that you are forgiven and be at peace.

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

Acts 1:1-11;

Ephesians 1:15-23;

Luke 24:44-53

[Pages 113; 182; 88  --  in the red RSV Bible in each pew]

SERMON

"Up!  Up!  And Away!"

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  #306

"Fairest Lord Jesus"  

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

"Crown Him with Many Crowns"

--  arr.  David Lasky

 

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #155

"Rejoice, the Lord is King"  

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"Rejoice!  The Lord Is King"

--  Danwall / Ritter

 

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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  (5/14/17) Attendance:   . 

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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