Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

October 15, 2017

10:00 AM

19th Sunday after Pentecost

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

God knows our inmost thoughts before the words cross our lips.  God’s wisdom embraces the seen and the unseen.

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"Tierce en Taille"

--  Francois Couperin

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 #142

"All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name!"   

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 106:1-3] 

Give thanks to the Lord who is good, whose mercy endures forever.    

Can anyone declare the mighty acts of the Lord or show forth all God’s praise?     

Happy are those who act with justice

And always do what is right!

Now, let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Holy God, you are the Lord our God, who brought us out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.  Yet our trust in you is fragile, easily crushed by our bent toward indifference -- the dismissal of your faithfulness as a result of our forgetfulness.  Out trust is fragile, easily broken by the slightest pause -- an answer to prayer not instantly given, a request for peace not immediately felt.  Our trust is fragile, easily displaced by gods of our own making -- the god of self-sufficiency, chased at any cost, the god of illusion, pursued in any form.  Lord, have mercy on us, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

Beloved, hear the Good News; Jesus Christ came to stand in the breach to reconcile us to God.  We are freed and 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

SCRIPTURE

Exodus 32:1-14;

Philippians 4:1-9;

Matthew 22:1-14

[Pages 77; 189; 28  --  in the red RSV Bible in each pew]

SERMON

"No Excuses"

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  #341

"Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!"  

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

"Lord, I Want to Be a Christian"

--  arr.  Diane Bish

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #267

"All Things Bright and Beautiful"   

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"I Will Sing the Wondrous Story"

--  arr.  Wilbur Held

 

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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  (10/8/17) Attendance:  17.    

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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