THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH AT CALDWELL
To help all people build life-transforming relationships with God and each other.
The members and friends of FPC welcome people from all backgrounds - - people of faith from throughout the world, people who profess no faith, Christians of all denominations and those who are searching for religious and spiritual meaning.
July 7, 2019
4th Sunday after Pentecost
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as
an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one
another in love; that’s how freedom grows.
Galatians 5:13 (The Message)
[America] with New Variations
Charles Wesley (1757-1835)
CALL TO WORSHIP
From shore to shore —
Let God's praise be sung.
From mountains high to valleys low —
Let the echo of praise resound.
From the mouths of children and the prayers of the saints —
Let thanksgiving abound.
For great is our God —
And greatly to be praised.
Serving as Acolyte today is Ella Flanagan
O God, our ancestors settled in this land, and, out of conflict, you instilled in them a love of liberty. But we have failed you by neglecting rights and restricting freedoms. Forgive pride that overlooks national wrong, or justifies injustice. Forgive divisions caused by prejudice or greed. Make us compassionate, fair, and helpful to each other. Raise up in us a patriotism which seeks to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with you.
In the name of Love, even Jesus, we pray.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
...Friends, believe the good news.
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO. 71
“Surely, It Is God Who Saves Me”
Surely, it is God who saves me; I will trust and not be afraid. For the Lord is my strong-hold and my sure defense, and God will be my Savior.
PROCLAIMING AND RESPONDING
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN
Please note: Children of all ages will worship with their families in the Sanctuary on the first Sunday of each month for Church Family Worship. Children up to the age of 5 can join us in the nursery (during the summer months).
Members, friends and visitors, please sign the Friendship Pad in each pew and pass it to the person
next to you. The last person will pass the pad back to the first person, who will then please place the sheet in the offering plate. Worshipers are invited to use the cards in the pew racks for prayer requests so we may share one another’s joys and concerns. Please place the cards in
the offering plate and the staff will include them with their prayers this week.
“I Will Give Thanks”
Rae de la Crétaz, soloist
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO. 710
“We Lift Our Voices”
We lift our voices; we lift our hands;
we lift our lives up to you: we are an offering.
Lord, use our voices; Lord, use our hands;
Lord, use our lives; they are yours: we are an offering.
All that we have, all that we are, all that we hope to be, we give to you, we give to you.
We lift our voices; we lift our hands; we lift our lives up to you: we are an offering; we are an offering.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Page 128, NT
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER
INVITATION TO THE LORD’S TABLE
*HYMN NO. 340 “This is My Song” Finlandia
GREAT PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
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.
THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD AND COMMUNION OF THE PEOPLE
We will celebrate the Eucharist by Intinction. You are invited to come forward, take a piece of bread, and dip it
into the cup of juice. If you desire to partake of communion from your seat, please remain seated and an elder or deacon will serve you. All baptized believers, including children who have been instructed in the meaning of the sacrament, are welcome to participate.
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
*HYMN NO. 338
“O Beautiful for Spacious Skies”
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE NO. 175
“Seek Ye First” Lafferty
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and its righteousness, And all these things shall be added unto you. Allelu, alleluia!
The peace of Christ be with you.
And also with you.
Please exchange greetings of welcome and peace with your neighbor.
*Please rise in body or in spirit
† Thank you to our Communion servers this week: Darcy Asche, Paul Califf, Stephen Cornman, Lisa
Edwards and Lydia Spinelli.
†We are glad you have chosen to worship here today! Please come again! For more information about
our church, please visit our website: www.firstprescaldwell.org.
†You are respectfully requested to turn off all cell phones. Our church is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask the usher for a receiver.
†The flowers this morning, are given to the glory of God...
...In loving memory of Marion Schuetz by her family.
†We express our sympathy as a Christian family to….
….Laurie Brunner and her family on the death of William Brunner, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.
† Your prayers of intercession are requested for those members and friends known to be currently or
recently hospitalized or who continue to need our prayers and support:
...Maggie Bischoff, Alice Brackmann, Harry Coppens, Ray Corbin, Jay Courter, Catherine Fleming,
Neil Garland, Bill Hartman, Sandra Harvey, Bill Hayden, Christopher Kerwin, Edna Lawshe, Dottie
Leonard, Marge Lucas, Thelma Mitchell, Kara Nancoz, Kaye Prasad, Barbara Piggery, Louise
Ritscher, Richard Rose, Barbara Romaine, Bob Scarrillo, Debbie Wefferling, Laura Winter and
The church office will be happy to verify their home addresses for you should you wish to send them
words of encouragement or get well wishes.
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
326 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006