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!

 

June 17th, 2018

Ten o団lock

4th Sunday after Pentecost

Father痴 Day

 

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GATHERING

 

REFLECTION

溺y father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. - Jim Valvano

 

PRELUDE

Two Settings of 典his Is My Father痴 World

arr. Emma Lou Diemer

 

CALL TO WORSHIP Psalm 20

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, and may the name of the God of Jacob protect you!

May the Lord remember all of our offerings and regard you with favor our sacrifices of praise.

May the Lord grant you your heart痴 desire, and fulfill all of your plans.

Our pride is in the name of the Lord who hears us when we pray and answers our needs.

All: Let us worship God!

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

*HYMN NO. 311

滴ere, O Lord, Your Servants Gather

Tokyo

Serving as Acolyte today is Gary Suda

 

CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER OF FORGIVENESS

Source of redeeming grace and infinite goodness, bear us as in Christ we pray for forgiveness. While you reach out to us in fellowship, we turn from you in shame. We do not do what you command. We proclaim not your love, since we seldom serve others. We confess Christ as Savior, yet obey him indifferently, if at all. Our discipleship suffers, for we heed not your guidance. We are in need of repentance as we confess our sins. Have mercy upon us, and grant us your pardon.

 

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

Inclina Domine, No. 4 from Six Two-part Hymns, Op. 118

Josef Gabriel Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Duet: Lauren Dwyer & Amanda Lecuona

TRANSLATION

Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, to me and hear me:

Save Thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in Thee:

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to Thee all day.

 

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.

 

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

Matthew 28

Page 32, NT

 

SERMON

典ipping Point

Rev. Don Brown

 

*HYMN NO. 246

鼎hrist Is Alive!

Copeland

 

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

鼎hildren of the Heavenly Father

Arr. Janet Linker

 

*RESPONSE OF THANKSGIVING NO. 606

撤raise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

Old Hundredth

 

*PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

 

GOING FORTH

 

*HYMN NO. 182

的 Heard the Voice of Jesus Say

Kingsfold

 

*BENEDICTION

 

*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE NO. 547 verse 1

敵o, My Children, with My Blessing

Ar Hydy Nos

 

*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 loving memory of Mr. & Mrs. Ivar Thyren and Mr. & Mrs. Frank Ackerman, by Jean Thyren

In loving memory of Eugene A. Straub, by the Hauser and Straub families.

 

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, Dottie Leonard, Barbara Piggery, Arline Pressl, Mary Lou Pryor, Louise Ritscher, Richard Rose, 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