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!

 

August 26th, 2018

Ten o団lock

14th Sunday after Pentecost

Choir Camp 2018

 

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GATHERING

 

REFLECTION

God痴 word tells a story, God痴 word is where it starts.

God痴 word makes a promise, God痴 word is in our hearts.

God痴 word light the darkness, God痴 word a burning blaze.

God痴 word fills creation, moves the earth to songs of praise!

典he Old Testament Fast Forward

 

PRELUDE

鏑et all things now living

arr. Nicholas Palmer

 

CALL TO WORSHIP

Leader: How wonderful it is to be in a dwelling place for God!

People: The refreshing springs of God痴 love clean and restore us.

Leader: There is a place here for everyone. No one is turned away.

People: The least and the lost; the homeless and hopeless are always welcome in God痴 house.

Leader: Praise to God who invites and shelters us all.

People: Praise to God who heals and sends us forth to serve. Amen.

 

OPENING PRAYER

 

*OPENING HYMN NO. 14

擢or Beauty of the Earth

DIX

Serving as Acolyte today is Gordon Bruchac

 

CONFESSION

UNISON PRAYER FOR FORGIVENESS

Patient Lord, we are a culture that wants the quick and easy answers to all of life痴 problems. We want to be able to open the Bible and place our fingers on the passage that will answer all our questions and heal all our hurts. It is difficult for us to deal with the knowledge that discipleship requires patience and perseverance. Forgive us, Lord, when we are so impatient; when we just want to "get on with it," and be where the action is. Help us to understand the commitment we make in discipleship, through the rocky times and the smooth seas alike. Push us in our ministry of help and compassion to do more than we ever thought we could do in helping others. Give to us that extra measure of faith and commitment that we may truly serve you by serving others.

 

*RESPONSE OF PRAISE NO. 581

敵lory Be To The Father

Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.

Amen, amen.

 

PROCLAIMING AND RESPONDING

 

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.

OLD TESTAMENT READING

Exodus 3:1-15

Tara Perrothers, Reader

 

RESPONSIVE READING Psalm 84

Callie Onjian, Leader

LEADER: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!

PEOPLE: My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

LEADER: Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

PEOPLE: Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you.

*HYMN NO. 315

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NEW DIMENSIONS

 

CHOIR CAMP 2018

Presents 典HE OLD TESTAMENT, FAST FORWARD 典he Complete History In 10 Minutes

By Tom S. Long & Allen Pote

 

MUSICAL SELECTIONS

God痴 Word

God Calling

The Lord Said To Noah

The Ark Loading Song

God Has A Plan

Unlikely Heroes

Joshua Fought The Battle Of Jericho

Judges

Praise For The City Everlasting

The King Is Good

Give Me A Clean Heart

Fast Forward

Praise For The City Everlasting (Reprise)

*HYMN NO. 315

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Stanzas 4 & 5

NEW DIMENSIONS

 

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

泥o Lord

Arr. Brent Edstrom

 

*RESPONSE OF THANKSGIVING NO. 607

撤raise 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. Amen.

 

PRAYER OF DEDICATION

 

GOING FORTH

 

*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION

 

*BENEDICTION RESPONSE

鉄halom, chaverim!

 

*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 Charles M. Weigand, by Hanna Weigand & 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, Edna Lawshe, Anthony and Mary Beth Lentine, Dottie Leonard, Barbara Piggery, Heather Popat, Arline Pressl, Louise Ritscher, Richard Rose, Edwin Rosin, 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