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.
November 10, 2019
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Veteran's Day Sunday
“Speak Lord, for thy servant is listening”
A Veteran’s Day Tribute
CALL TO WORSHIP
Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; your greatness, O God, is unsearchable.
You fulfill the desire of all who fear you; you hear their cries and save them.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord, and bless your holy name forever and ever.
All: Let us worship God!
*HYMN NO. 8
“Eternal Father, Strong to Save”
Serving as Acolyte today is Matthew Bruchac
To fear you is the beginning of wisdom, O God, and to confess our sins can lead to repentance. We acknowledge the wrongs we commit against neighbors; the remarks that aim at tearing them down, the actions that exclude, the subtle and not so subtle distinctions that “put them in their place.” Forgive us for our love of comfort in a world that is hungry and thirsty. Help us to amend our ways, through the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ.
In the name of Jesus, we pray.
ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS
...Friends, believe the good news.
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE
“O Lord Show Me the Way”
O Lord, show me the way, and make me ready to follow it. Lord, show me the way. Give my heart peace.
PROCLAIMING AND RESPONDING
“I Sing Because I’m Happy”
Paul Salierno, Conductor
MINUTE FOR MISSION
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN
Please note: Children through 7th grade may leave the sanctuary for Sunday School following the Time with the Children. Please exit through the doors on either side of the Choir loft.
Members, friends and visitors, please sign the Friendship Pad in each pew and pass it to the person
next to you. 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.
MINUTE FOR MISSION
1 Samuel 3:1-10
Page 236, OT
Page 644, OT
“Are You Listening?”
Rev. Don Brown
*HYMN NO. 722
“Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak”
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE 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.
“God of Our Fathers”
arr. James Mansfield
*RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO.607
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Christ, all people here below;
Praise Holy Spirit evermore;
Praise Triune God, whom we adore.
*PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN NO. 69
“I, the Lord of Sea and Sky”
Here I Am (Schutte)
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE NO. 541 Stanza 4
“God Be with You Till We Meet Again”
God be with you till we meet again;
keep love’s banner floating o’er you;
smite death’s threatening wave before you;
God be with you till we meet again.
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.
† 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, Diane Hanley, Sandra Harvey, Bill Hayden, Brian Johnson, Sandy Johnson, Christopher
Kerwin, Edna Lawshe, Marge Lucas, Ron Masson, Joe Martin, Thelma Mitchell, Kaye Prasad, Louise
Ritscher, Richard Rose, Bob Scarrillo, Ginny Schmidt, Marlene Todd, Debbie Wefferling and Helena
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.
†For more information about our church, please visit our website: www.firstprescaldwell.org. An
information packet is available at the rear of the sanctuary and an Usher or one of the Greeters that
you met as you came in will be glad to provide you with more information.
STEPHEN MINISTERS are confidential caregivers available in times of need. For more information about Stephen Ministry call 973-228-0310 Ext. 235.