THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

CHURCH AT CALDWELL

 

Our Purpose:

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.

Welcome!

 

July 15th, 2018

Ten o団lock

8th Sunday after Pentecost

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GATHERING

 

REFLECTION

典he great gift of Easter is hope - Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in

God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake.

- Basil Hume

PRELUDE

 

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord痴 and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in God痴 holy place?

Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false.

Such is the company of those who seek the Lord, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

All: Let us worship God!

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

*HYMN SING

Serving as Acolyte today is Will Capizzi

 

CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS

God of redeeming grace, have mercy upon us as we confess our sin. Charged to travel light, we

overburden ourselves. Commissioned to preach repentance, we ourselves do not change.

Cautioned to avoid violence, we are quick to confront others. Called to be reconcilers, we

create divisions. As Christ sends us forth and equips us to serve him, cleanse us of abusing his

trust and his name.

 

PERSONAL CONFESSION

In the name of Jesus, we pray.

Amen.

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS

...Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

 

*RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO. 581

敵lory Be To The Father

Gloria Patri

 

PROCLAIMING AND RESPONDING

 

ANTHEM

徹n Eagle痴 Wings

Arr. Mark Hayes

Alexis Osetek, Solo

 

TIME WITH THE CHILDREN

Please note: Following Time With The Children, children preschool through 1st grade may leave the sanctuary for Kids Page to be held in the Youth Room.

 

PARISH LIFE

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痴 joys and concerns. The ushers will collect the cards during the hymn following the sermon and they will be offered during the Prayers of the People.

 

SCRIPTURE

Luke 24: 1-12

Page 84, NT

 

SERMON

Life Eternal

Rev. Don Brown

 

*HYMN NO. 245

鼎hrist the Lord Is Risen Today

Llanfair

 

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD担 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.

 

OFFERING

OFFERTORY

Two-part Invention #13 in A minor

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Owen Yarmo-Gray and Ben Mulick, Handbell Duet

 

*RESPONSE OF THANKSGIVING NO. 607

撤raise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

Old Hundredth

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

 

GOING FORTH

 

*HYMN NO. 749

鼎ome! Live in the Light

We Are Called

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE NO. 664

溺orning Has Broken

Bunessan

 

*THE PEACE

The peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Please exchange greetings of welcome and peace with your neighbor.

 

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*Please rise in body or in spirit

 

We are glad you have chosen to worship here today! Please come again!

 

The flowers this morning, are given to the glory of God

... In memory of Marion Schuetz by her family.

 

Nursery care is provided for children up to 24 months in our Cradle Room during the 10:00AM Worship Service. There is Christian Education during the 10:00AM Worship Service.

 

You are respectfully requested to silence all cell phones. Our church is equipped with a hearing assistance system. Please ask the usher for a receiver.

 

Your prayers of inter cession 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, Harry Coppens, Ray Corbin, Jay Courter, Ruth Evans, Sandra Harvey, Bill Hayden, Edith Jipp, Christopher Kerwin, Barbara Kozam, Anthony and Mary Beth Lentine, Dottie Leonard, Barbara Piggery, Heather Popat, Arline Pressl, Mary Lou Pryor, Louise Ritscher, Richard Rose, Marge Rosin, Bob Scarrillo, Rick Sommers, Laura Winter and Helena Wispelwey.

 

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

AT CALDWELL

326 Bloomfield Avenue

Caldwell, NJ 07006

973-228-0310

www.firstprescaldwell.org