Serving the Lord for over 187 years

 

September 3, 2017

10:00 AM

13th Sunday After Pentecost

 

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PRELUDE & QUIET MEDITATION  [Congregational Responses are in BOLD]

How can your life include a faithful response to Jesus’ charge that we must deny ourselves and take up his cross and follow him.

GATHERING AROUND THE WORD

PRELUDE

"I Call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ"

--  J. S. Bach

GREETING & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST

The Peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you. 

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

*HYMN #138

"Holy, Holy, Holy!  Lord God, Almighty!"    

*CALL TO WORSHIP  [Psalm 105:1-4] 

O give thanks to the Lord, and call upon Gods Name; make known God’s deeds among the peoples.

Sing to God, sing praises to God, and speak of all God’s marvelous works.   

Glory in God’s Holy Name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.  

Search for the Lord and continually seek God’s face.    

Let us worship our God.

THE PRAYER OF CONFESSION 

God of Mercy, we confess that we like the disciples, we set our minds not on divine things but on human things.  Doubting your loving care, we grab for more than we need.  Doubting your loving purposes, we shrink from living as your followers.  Doubting your loving plan, we become stumbling blocks in your creation

Forgive us that we may gain new life in you, for it is in Jesus’ forgiving name we pray.  Amen.  [Followed by a moment of silent prayer.]

   

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS 

Jesus took up his cross for our salvation.  In return for our old life of sin, he promises a new life of grace.  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

SCRIPTURE

Exodus 3:1-15;

Romans 12:9-21;

Matthew 16:21-28

[Pages 49-50; 153; 22-23  --  In the Red Pew Bible]

SERMON

"Looking, Seeing, Hearing, and Listening"  

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 make, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made.  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 at 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 acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.  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

"O Bread of Life from Heaven"

--  arr.  Jan Bender

* RESPONSE  #592

"Doxology"

OFFERTORY PRAYER

*HYMN #513

"Let Us Break Bread Together"

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

Loving God, we thank you that you have gathered us here together in this Holy place.  We are truly grateful that you have fed us in this Sacrament, united us with Christ, and given us a foretaste of the heavenly banquet in your eternal kingdom.  By the power of your Holy Spirit, send us out to live and work to your praise and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

TAKING THE WORD INTO THE WORLD

*HYMN  #526

"For All the Saints"  

*BENEDICTION  

  

POSTLUDE

"Improvisation No. 5 -- 'Ora Labora'"

  [#415]

--  arr.  Joan L. Martin

 

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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

Acolytes:  Mitchell Hickel; Skylar Hickel; Natalie Wood

Bible Bearer: Justin Hickel 

 

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 (8/27/17):  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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