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PRELUDE:  I Danced in the Morning  | Wilbur Held - - BulletinOct18-
INTROIT: |  God Is Here Today | Raúl Galeano

CALL TO CONTINUING WORSHIP

One: I rejoiced with those who said to me,
Many: “Let’s go to the Lord’s house!”
One: Now our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem!
Many: Pray that Jerusalem has peace:
One: “Let those who love you have rest.
Many: Let there be peace on your walls;
One: let there be rest on your fortifications.”
Many: For the sake of our families and friends,
All: We say, “Peace be with you, Jerusalem.”
For the sake of the Lord our God’s house we will pray for your good.

HYMN 275 |  A Mighty Fortress Is Our God  |  Ein' Feste Burg

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
While songs may say, “put on a happy face” or “let a smile be your umbrella” we know that our faces are not always happy and our hearts are troubled. Help us to understand that trying to show our best to God doesn’t always work. God see through and into us and knows our hearts and souls. Help us to be honest with God so we can honestly and openly receive God’s forgiveness and comforting love. Amen.
SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel:
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

THE GLORIA 582 | Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me | Glory to God

PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you
And also with you.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE 669 | Let’s Sing unto the Lord | Cantemos Al Señor
MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN | Rev. Elvery 

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING |  Psalm 22:1-15 
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING | Mark 10:17-31 
ANTHEM | I Will Arise and Go to Jesus | arr. Donald Moore
THIRD SCRIPTURE READING | Job 23:1-9, 16-17 
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!

SERMON | Fixin’ to | Rev. Elvery

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

HYMN 459 | O Word of God Incarnate |  Munich
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH from The Confession of 1967 9.32 

The life, death, resurrection, and promised coming of Jesus Christ has set the pattern for the church’s mission. His human life involves the church in the common life of all people. His service to men and women commits the church to work for every form of human well-being. His suffering makes the church sensitive to all human suffering so that it sees the face of Christ in the faces of persons in every kind of need. His crucifixion discloses to the church God’s judgment on the inhumanity that marks human relations, and the awful consequences of the church’s own complicity in injustice. In the power of the risen Christ and the hope of his coming, the church sees the promise of God’s renewal of human life in society and of God’s victory over all wrong.

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.

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
OFFERTORY | “Largo” from “Guitar Concerto” | Antonio Vivaldi

DOXOLOGY | Old Hundredth
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen.

PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Dear God, as the hymn says, “We give thee but thine own, what - e’er the gift may be; all that we have is thine alone, a trust, O Lord, from thee”. Amen.

WE GO IN GOD’S NAME

HYMN 724 | O Jesus, I Have Promised Angel's Story
BENEDICTION
CHORAL RESPONSE | God, Be the Love to Search and Keep Me  | Richard Bruxvoort Colligan

POSTLUDE | Toccata in F Major Dietrich Buxtehude

 

Surgery or Mutilation

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PRELUDE:    I Need Thee Every Hour      arr. Douglas Wagner
INTROIT                How Lovely, Lord        Arlo D. Duba &  Hal H. Hopson

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CALL TO WORSHIP

One:  The Lord is our light and my salvation.  
Many:  Should we fear anyone?  
One:  The Lord is a fortress protecting our lives.
Many:  Should we be frightened of anything?  
One:  We have asked one thing from the Lord—it’s all we seek:
Many:  to live in the Lord’s house all the days of our lives, seeing the Lord’s beauty and constantly adoring his temple.
One:  Because he will shelter us in his own dwelling during troubling times; Many:  he will hide us in a secret place in his own tent;
All:  he will set us up high, safe on a rock

HYMN  35 | Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty | Lobe Den Herren

PRAYER OF CONFESSION
We come before you, healing and comforting God, feeling not only the infirmities and pain of our bodies, but also the infirmities and pains that beset our communities, nation and indeed the world itself.  We know that our wisdom seems to fall short and our attempts to make it all better don’t.  Help us in opening our hearts and souls to you to feel the power of your healing spirit enter in.  Help us also to accept being made whole on your terms instead of ours.  Amen. 

SILENT PRAYER OF CONFESSION
DECLARATION OF FORGIVENESS
Friends, believe the good news of the gospel: 
In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  Thanks be to God!

THE GLORIA  | Glory to God, Whose Goodness Shines on Me  | Glory to God

PASSING OF THE PEACE
The peace of Christ be with you
And also with you.

CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE  669  |  Let’s Sing unto the Lord | Cantemos Al Señor
MOMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN | Rev. Elvery

WE HEAR GOD’S WORD

PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
FIRST SCRIPTURE READING | Psalm 124
ANTHEM | They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love | arr. Ed Lojeski
SECOND SCRIPTURE READING | Mark 9:38-50 
The Word of the Lord
Thanks be to God!
SERMON  |   Surgery or Mutilation?  |  Rev. Elvery

WE RESPOND TO GOD’S WORD

HYMN  | Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life |  Germany
AFFIRMATION OF FAITH |  Westminster Confession of Faith 6.186

By the indwelling of the Holy Spirit all believers being vitally united to Christ, who is the head, are thus united one to another in the Church, which is his body.  He calls and anoints ministers for their holy office, qualifies all other officers in the Church for their special work, and imparts various gifts and graces to its members.  He gives efficacy to the Word and to the ordinances of the gospel.  By him the Church will be preserved, increased, purified, and at last made perfectly holy in the presence of God.

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.

OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
OFFERTORY | Récit Tendre Pour Le Nasard |  Gaspard Corrette

DOXOLOGY | Old Hundredth
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
Creator God, giver of all that is good and life giving, see in our gifts our willingness to be a part of your church, the body of Christ.  Just as neither our checks are not written nor our wallets are opened magically, but by our actions, so let us actively be a part of your family of faith.  Amen.

WE GO IN GOD’S NAME

HYMN | Lord, I Want to Be a Christian
BENEDICTION
CHORAL RESPONSE | Amen |  Thomas Pavlechko

POSTLUDE | Let There Be Peace On Earth  | arr. Arnold B. Sherman


 

Sunday Morning Services

2018 Sunday Services

Ready, Set, Go!
August 26, 2018 | Prayer for Illumination, Psalm 84, Ready, Set, Go! [21 minutes] |
August 26, 2018 | [to be added] Click on this link to hear the whole service.  It will play as if you were present. [One Hour Sixteen Minutes]


Called to the Cusp
June 3

  • Click on this link to hear the whole 1:10 service.  It will play as if you were present. 
  • Or to begin with the Prayer for Illumination followed by: 
    • The FIRST SCRIPTURE READING Mark 2:23 - 3:6 
    • ANTHEM   I Surrender, Lord
    • SECOND SCRIPTURE READING 1 Samuel 3:1-10 p. 236 / 306 OT
    • SERMON Called to the Cusp By Pastor Dudley Elvery

Watch and Wait?
June 10
06-10 Click on this link to hear the sermon portion of First Presbyterian Church of Homewood, "Watch and Wait?"  by Pastor Dudley Elvery [28 minutes]


Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 | Complete Service

Video Below: Congregational Response 820, "Nothing Can Trouble" | Prayer for Illumination | Scripture Readings (Psalm 118:19-29) and (Philippians 2:5-11)


Cantata | Portraits in Grace | Joseph M. Martin

PART One: 


  1. Prelude - Musicians [0-2:56]

    Narration 1 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Creator [2:57-4:51]
  2. Portrait  [4:55 - 8:15]

    Narration 2 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Savior [8:17 - 9:07]
  3. Fairest Lord Jesus [9:07 - 12:05]

    Narration 3 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Healer [12:06-13:00]
  4. The Healer [13:00-16:17]

    Narration 4 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King [16:18 - 17:41]
  5. Behold the King [17:42  - 21:35]

    Narration 5 - The Beauty of Jesus, the King  [21:35 - 22:35]
  6. We Remember  [22:36 - 26:03]

    Narration 6 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Man of Sorrows [26:06 - 26:52]
  7. A Sacred Garden  [26:53 - 31:19]


    INTERMISSION

    Narration 7 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Redeemer [0:00 - 1:46]
  8. Let Us Gather in the Shadow of the Cross [1:47 - 4:41 ]

    Narration 8 - The Beauty of Jesus, the Grace-Giver [4:42 - 6:21]
  9. Portrait of the Cross [6:22 - 11:50]
  10. Recessional of Shadows [11:55 - 14:16]



    Portraits in Grace A Cantata for Holy Week, by Joseph M. Martin
    Directed by Tim VanNasdale
    Narrator, Pastor Dudley Elvery
    Musicians, Pianist Tim VanNasdale;  Flautist, Tricia Hentschel;  Cellist: David Keller
    Choir, Janet Wahl, Li Hilario, Jan Bunker, Kathleen O'Hanlon, Laurie Ulrich, Kathie Darman
    Verne Moore, Paul Gerrish, Rod Dunlap, Emmanuel Hilario, Evelyn Dixon, Melodee Leimnetzer

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