Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

May 7, 2017

10:00 AM

4th Sunday of Easter

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION 

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"Brethren, We Have Met to Worship"

--  arr.  Raymond H. Haan

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 #455 

"All Creatures of Our God and King"    

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 148:1-5] 

Praise the Lord!  Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights!          

Praise him, all his angels praise him, all his host!

Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!    

Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens! 

Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.  We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way.  We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small.  We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.  Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior and Lord.  Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

Hear the Good News!  Through the words of God spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:  “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake and I will remember your sins no more.”  I declare to you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior and Lord, 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

Acts 11:1-18;

Revelation 21:1-6;

John 13:31-35

[Pages 124; 249; 104  --  In the Red Pew Bible]

SERMON

"BREAKFAST AT McDONALDS"       

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

"My Faithful Heart Rejoices"   

--  Johannes Brahms   

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

*HYMN #403

"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"

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  #302

"I Danced in the Morning" 

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"I Danced in the Morning"

--  arr.  Douglas E. Wagner  

 

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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.

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 (4/30/17):  14.

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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