Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

September 17, 2017

10:00 AM

15th Sunday after Pentecost

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

Forgiveness is a hard thing.  It is far easier to be forgiven than it is to forgive.

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"Air -- Water Music Suite"

--  G. F. Handel

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 #487

"When Morning Gilds the Skies"  

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 114] 

When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,            

Judah became God’s sanctuary, Israel his dominion.    

The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.  The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.             

Why is it, O sea, that you flee?  O Jordan, that you turn back?     

O mountains, that you skip like rams?  O hills, like lambs?         

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob, who turns the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a spring of water.

Now, let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

Gracious and loving God, you lived for us -- we have not lived for you.  You have forgiven us -- we have not forgiven others.  You have loved us -- we have not loved ourselves nor have we loved one another.

Take pity on us and forgive us, God.  Help us to forgive.  Help us to live for you.  Help us to love through Christ our Lord.

Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

People of God, our sins are forgiven.  God is merciful and gracious and is Lord of us all.  Reconciled to the God who loves us, let us live and love through Christ our Lord.

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

*HYMN  #579

"Glory Be to the Father"

PROCLAIMING THE WORD

SCRIPTURE

Romans 14:1-12;

Matthew 18:21-35

[Pages 60-61; 154; 24  --  in the red RSV Bible in each pew]

SERMON

"Keeping Score?"

Rev. Joe Fields

RESPONDING TO THE WORD

*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH  [“The Apostles' Creed“]

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.  I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.  On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

HYMN  #288

"I Sing the Mighty Power of God"  

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

"The Ash Grove"

--  arr.  Wilbur Held

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #260

"A Mighty Fortress is Our God"   

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"Processional of Joy"

--  arr.  Hal H. Hopson

 

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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  (9/10/17) Attendance:  24. 

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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