August 27, 2017 Prayer List

Prayer List August 27, 2017

                                   

Church Members        *New Prayer Request

  

         

John Hobgood

Dick Rudolph

Bobbi Jackson

Jesse Williams

Leah Sexton

 

 

Friends and Family

 

Dunham, Lindsey (Kathryn Halaby)

Fuller, Barbara (mother of Cindy)

Hammons, Anne (friend of Leah Sexton)

Jordan, John (brother of Anne Caver)

Matthews, Jimmy (father of Amanda)

Moerland, Heath (brother-in-law of Amanda Matthews)            

Sabin, Amy Crump (requested by the McKay family)

Stevens, Anna (granddaughter of Mac Tatman)

Van Zandt, Tommy (friends of the Tatmans)

Wilson, Roger (friend of Anne Caver)

Young, Sherry (stepmother of Amy Wilson)

 

Other Churches

 

Wynne Presbyterian Church*

Commissioned Ruling Elders*

First Baptist Church, Arkadelphia*

                        &

Victims of natural disasters, all military personnel,

and peacemakers around the world.

                      



August 27, 2017–Bulletin & Announcements

August 27, 2017

 

Prelude

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship

(from Psalm 124)

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—let the people now say,

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us,

the flood would have swept us away; the torrent would have gone over us.

We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowlers.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Let us worship God!

 

*Hymn of Praise                                 Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
                        #430

 

Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, forgive us for allowing our lives to become fouled with sin.  There are times when we blame you for all our troubles, and cast upon you the waste in our lives.  Our wants grow larger and larger even as we continue to misuse your gracious gift of mercy.  We let our faith become stagnant, and our new life in you cannot flourish.  Cleanse us through Christ, in whose name we confess to you, and bathe us with mercy to give us fresh hope.

 

Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hear the good news!

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

*Gloria Patri
                Hymn #579

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.

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Reading—Romans 12:1-8

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

*Reading the Psalm—Psalm 65

Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed.

O you who answer prayer!  To you all flesh shall come.

When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.

Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts.

We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, your holy temple.

By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; you are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas.

By your strength you established the mountains; you are girded with might.

You silence the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples.

Those who live at earth’s farthest bounds are awed by your signs; you make the gateways of the morning and the evening shout for joy.

You visit the earth and water it, you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water;

you provide the people with grain, for so you have prepared it.

You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing it with growth.

You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.

The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks,

the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together for joy.

 

*Psalm Prayer

 

Time for Young Disciples

 

Second Reading—Matthew 26:17-35

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

 

Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

Presentation of New Member—Deborah Nolan

Profession of Faith

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

  

Prayer

Offertory

 

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below.

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Dedication Renewal

What is our mission?

To proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition.

Why do we come together as members of the faith?

To nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice.

Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God

to our community

and the world beyond

by using the gifts God has so graciously given us.

 

Prayers of the People & 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. 

 

*Hymn of Response               Lord, You Give the Great Commission
          #429

 

*Charge

 

*Choral Benediction                                        Amen
                           #586

Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

 

Postlude

 

 

Announcements

                                          August 27, 2017

 

 

Time for Young Disciples

led by Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard, welcomes all young children to come forward.

 

Coffee Talk – We meet at 10:00 am

. in the Adult Classroom. If you have

any topics you would like discussed please let us know.

 

Noon Bible study announcement:

Bible Study will resume in September.

We will be studying the travels and writings of Paul.

 

We are still collecting

goodies for Jesse if you have something you would like to send him

please drop it off at the church. Thank you.

 

Evangelism & Service Committee

will be hosting our 3rd annual End of Summer
Ice Cream Social today

at 4:00pm.

 

Please bring your favorite ice cream or toppings.

 

FPC will celebrate the beginning of the school year on Rally Day, September 10th.

 A potluck breakfast will begin at

10am that Sundaya signup sheet for food dishes can be found in the narthex.

 This school year, we will have one adult class, meeting in the usual classroom.  One children’s class will meet upstairs; Lacy Wolfe will organize and teach the course so that it caters to multiple ages.  If regular attendance outpaces that of last year, then the Christian Ed. Committee will consider adding a second class for the youngsters.

The nursery will be available on Sundays, but there will be no attendant on duty.

 

 

 

August 27        Ice Cream Social 4:00 p.m.

September 4   Labor Day-Church Office Closed

September 6   Committee Meetings 5:00 p.m.

                        Pot Luck Supper 6:00 p.m. (Hosted by Worship Committee)

  

                              

Ushers:  August 27. Cindy Fuller, John Schaefer

 

 

Web Site: firstpresarkadelphia

 



August 20, 2017–Bulletin & Announcements

August 20, 2017

 

Prelude                        Great is thy Faithfulness    

Arr. Cindy Berry

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship

(from Psalm 133)

How very good and pleasant it is when families live together in unity!

It is like precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard of Aaron.

It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion.

For the Lord ordained the blessing upon us, life forevermore.

Let us worship God!

 

*Hymn of Praise                                 We Gather Together
                           #559

 

Prayer of Confession

Jesus Christ, our source of deliverance, you call us to faith while we continue to seek our own security.  You teach us to trust you, yet we don’t take that risk.  You expect total commitment, and we think in terms of percentage.  Time after time, we turn our back on your grace, serving our idols and forsaking Christ.  O God, in Christ, have mercy upon us and forgive us our sins.  Turn our hearts and minds to your path of righteousness that we would never stray again.

 

Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hear the good news!

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

*Gloria Patri
                Hymn #579

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.

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Reading—Genesis 45:1-15

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

*Reading the Psalm—Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself,

where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.

Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!

Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.

For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. 

I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor

No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly.

O LORD of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you. 

 

*Psalm Prayer

 

Time for Young Disciples

 

Second Reading—Romans 6:1-11

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

 

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Offertory

 

Choral Anthem

 

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below.

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Dedication Renewal

What is our mission?

To proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition.

Why do we come together as members of the faith?

To nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice.

Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God

to our community

and the world beyond

by using the gifts God has so graciously given us.

 

Prayers of the People & 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. 

 

*Hymn of Response                           Take My Life
                           #391

 

*Charge
 
*Choral Benediction                                        Amen
                           #586

Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

 

Postlude                                  Allegretto

    L.V. Beethoven (1770-1827)

 

Announcements

                                          August 20, 2017

 

 

Time for Young Disciples

led by Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard, welcomes all young children to come forward.

 

Coffee Talk

– We meet at 10:00 am. in the Adult Classroom. If you have

any topics you would like discussed please let us know.

 

Noon Bible study announcement:

Bible Study will resume in September.

We will be studying the travels and writings of Paul.

 

We are still collecting

goodies for Jesse if you have something you would like to send him

please drop it off at the church. Thank you.

 

Evangelism & Service Committee

will be hosting our 3rd annual End of Summer
Ice Cream Social on

Sunday, August 27th at 4:00pm.

 

Please bring your favorite ice cream or toppings.

 

FPC will celebrate the beginning of the school year on Rally Day, September 10th.

 A potluck breakfast will begin at 10am that Sunday; 

a signup sheet for food dishes can be found in the narthex.

 This school year, we will have one adult class, meeting in the usual classroom.  One children’s class will meet upstairs; Lacy Wolfe will organize and teach the course so that it caters to multiple ages.  If regular attendance outpaces that of last year, then the Christian Ed. Committee will consider adding a second class for the youngsters.

The nursery will be available on Sundays, but there will be no attendant on duty.

 

 

August 27 Coffee Talk 10:00 a.m.

                  Church Service 11:00 a.m.

                  Ice Cream Social 4:00 p.m.

 

Birthdays: August 22 Emelyn Hooten, August 26 John Schaefer

  

                              

Ushers: August 20, Blake & Vanessa Rodgers, August 27. Cindy Fuller, Joh Schaefer

 

 

 



August 20, 2017–Prayer List

Prayer List August 20, 2017

                                   

Church Members        *New Prayer Request

  

         

John Hobgood

Dick Rudolph

Bobbi Jackson

Jesse Williams

Leah Sexton

 

 

Friends and Family

 

Dunham, Lindsey (Kathryn Halaby)

Fuller, Barbara (mother of Cindy)

Hammons, Anne (friend of Leah Sexton)

Jordan, John (brother of Anne Caver)

Matthews, Jimmy (father of Amanda)

Moerland, Heath (brother-in-law of Amanda Matthews)            

Sabin, Amy Crump (requested by the McKay family)

Stevens, Anna (granddaughter of Mac Tatman)

Van Zandt, Tommy (friends of the Tatmans)

Wilson, Roger (friend of Anne Caver)

Young, Sherry (stepmother of Amy Wilson)

 

Other Churches

 

First Presbyterian, Morrilton*

First Presbyterian, Springdale*

First Memorial Church of God in Christ, Arkadelphia*

                        &

Victims of natural disasters, all military personnel,

and peacemakers around the world.



August 6, 2017–Bulletin & Announcements

August 6, 2017

 

Prelude                                    There Will Be Rest

                               Frank Ticheli

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship

O sing to the Lord a new song;

sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing, and give praises to God’s name;

tell the glad news of salvation from day to day.

 

*Hymn of Praise                    O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
                 #466

 

Prayer of Confession

Merciful God, you pardon all who repent and turn to you.  We have not loved you with a pure heart, nor have we loved our neighbor as ourselves.  Have mercy on us, O God, in your loving kindness.  In your great compassion cleanse us from our sin.  Create in us a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within us.  Do not cast us from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from us.  Restore to us the joy of your salvation and sustain us with your bountiful Spirit. 

 

Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hear the good news!

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

*Gloria Patri
                Hymn #579

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.

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Reading–Matthew 10:28-31

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

*Reading the Psalm—Psalm 17

Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.

From you let my vindication come; let your eyes see the right.

If you try my heart, if you visit me by night, if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me; my mouth does not transgress.

As for what others do, by the word of your lips I have avoided the ways of the violent.

My steps have held fast to your paths; my feet have not slipped.

I call upon you; for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me, hear my words.

Wondrously show your steadfast love, O savior of those who seek refuge from their adversaries at your right hand.

Guard me as the apple of the eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings,

from the wicked who despoil me, my deadly enemies who surround me.

They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.

They track me down; now they surround me; they set their eyes to cast me to the ground.

They are like a lion eager to tear, like a young lion lurking in ambush.

Rise up, O LORD, confront them, overthrow them! By your sword deliver my life from the wicked,

from mortals—by your hand, O LORD—from mortals whose portion in life is in this world.

May their bellies be filled with what you have in store for them; may their children have more than enough; may they leave something over to their little ones.

As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness. 

 

*Psalm Prayer

 

Time for Young Disciples

 

Second Reading—Ephesians 6:10-20

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

                       

 

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

*Hymn of Proclamation                      Great is Thy Faithfulness
                    #276

 

Offertory

 

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below.

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Dedication Renewal

What is our mission?

To proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition.

Why do we come together as members of the faith?

To nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice.

Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God

to our community

and the world beyond

by using the gifts God has so graciously given us.

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion

The Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.

 

It is truly right and our greatest joy…therefore we praise you, joining our voices with angels and archangels and with all the faithful of ever time and place who forever sing to the glory of your name:

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

 

You are holy, O God of majesty…Great is the mystery of faith.

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

 

Gracious God, pour out your Holy Spirit…Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor are yours, Almighty Father, now and forever. 

Amen.

 

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. 

 

The Breaking of the Bread

 

The Prayer After Communion

 

*Hymn of Response                           O For a World
                                    #386

 

*Charge

 

*Choral Benediction                                        Amen
                           #586

Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

 

Postlude                                  Sometimes I Feel

                                 Alice Parker

 

Announcements

                                                        August 6, 2017

 

 

Time for Young Disciples led by Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard welcomes all young children to come forward.

 

Many thanks for the wonderful response to Christmas in July for the school children of Arkadelphia.

 

Coffee Talk – We meet at 10:00 am in the Adult Classroom. If you have any topics you would like discussed please let us know.

 

We will be hosting our 3rd annual End of Summer Ice Cream Social on SundayAugust 27th at 4:00pm.  Please bring your favorite ice cream or toppings.

Evangelism & Service Committee.

 

Noon Bible study announcement:

Bible Study will resume in September.

We will be studying the travels and writings of Paul.

 

Goodies for Jesse are still being collected. If you have something you would like to send to him, please drop it off at the office. He does so much enjoy receiving the surprise packages. Thank you

 

August 13 Coffee Talk 10:00a.m.

                  Church Service 11:00a.m

                          

Happy Birthday: August 8 Jane Daugherty

 

Happy Anniversary: Mike & Diane Hardin

                                                       

Ushers:  August 6 Ivell Bullock, August 13, Sean & Adrienne Queen

 

Communion Servers: Chris Mortenson, David Sesser

 

 

Web Site: firstpresarkadelphia.com

 



August 6, 2017–Prayer Requests

Church Members        *New Prayer Request  
         
John Hobgood
Dick Rudolph
Bobbi Jackson
Jesse Williams
Leah Sexton
 
 
Friends and Family
 
Family of Ben & Lezlee Bailey (friends of Leah Sexton)
Dunham, Lindsey (Kathryn Halaby)
Fuller, Barbara (mother of Cindy)
Hammons, Anne (friend of Leah Sexton)
Jordan, John (brother of Anne Caver)
Matthews, Jimmy (father of Amanda)
Moerland, Heath (brother-in-law of Amanda Matthews)             
Mortenson, Kobey (brother of Chris Mortenson)
Sabin, Amy Crump (requested by the McKay family)
Stevens, Anna (granddaughter of Mac Tatman)
Van Zandt, Tommy (friends of the Tatmans)
Wilson, Roger (friend of Anne Caver)
Young, Sherry (stepmother of Amy Wilson)
 
Other Churches
 
First Presbyterian, Bentonville*
Westminster Presbyterian, Little Rock*
Second Baptist Church, Arkadelphia*
                        &
Victims of natural disasters, all military personnel,
and peacemakers around the world.


July 23, 2017–Prayer Requests

                                   

Church Members        *New Prayer Request

John Hobgood

Dick Rudolph

Bobbi Jackson

Jesse Williams

Leah Sexton

 

 

Friends and Family

Family of Ben & Lezlee Bailey (friends of Leah Sexton)*

(Ben died in a car wreck on Monday evening)

Dunham, Lindsey (Kathryn Halaby)

Fuller, Barbara (mother of Cindy)

Hammons, Anne (friend of Leah Sexton)

Jordan, John (brother of Anne Caver)

Matthews, Jimmy (father of Amanda)

Moerland, Heath (brother-in-law of Amanda Matthews) *            

Mortenson, Kobey (brother of Chris Mortenson)

Sabin, Amy Crump (requested by the McKay family)

Stevens, Anna (granddaughter of Mac Tatman)

Van Zandt, Tommy (friends of the Tatmans)

Wilson, Roger (friend of Anne Caver)

Young, Sherry (stepmother of Amy Wilson)

 

Other Churches

First Presbyterian, Little Rock*

Presbytery Staff*

First Southern Baptist Church, Bismarck*

                        &

Victims of natural disasters, all military personnel,

and peacemakers around the world.

                     



July 23, 2017–Bulletin & Announcements

July 23, 2017

 

Prelude

 

Welcome

 

Call to Worship   (from 1 Samuel 2)

My heart exalts in the Lord; my strength is exalted in my God.

There is no Holy One like the Lord, no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.

For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s, and on them God has set the world.

The Lord will guard the feet of the faithful ones and judge the ends of the earth.

Let us worship God!

 

*Hymn of Praise                     Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
              #356

 

Prayer of Confession

Merciful God of compassion and justice, take pity on us as we confess our sin.  We are not the stewards Christ calls us to be.  Riches possess us while others go hungry.  We mismanage creation with our pollution and strife.  Your goodness is betrayed by our lust for power.  We abuse your provision for us by our selfish desires.  Help us hear once again Christ’s call to be faithful, and through him forgive us as we repent of our sin and turn from it.

 

Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hear the good news!

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

*Gloria Patri    Hymn #579

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.

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Reading—Genesis 28:10-19a

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

*Reading the Psalm—from Psalm 139

O LORD, you have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

If I ascend to heaven, you are there;

if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.

If I take the wings of morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,

even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night,”

even the darkness is not dark to you;

the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you.

 

*Psalm Prayer

 

Time for Young Disciples

 

Second Reading—Ephesians 2:11-22

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

 

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Offertory

 

Choral Anthem

 

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below.

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Dedication Renewal

What is our mission?

To proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition.

Why do we come together as members of the faith?

To nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice.

Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God

to our community

and the world beyond

by using the gifts God has so graciously given us.

 

Prayers of the People & 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. 

 

*Hymn of Response               I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord                
#441

 

*Charge

 

*Choral Benediction                                        Amen
                           #586

Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

 

Postlude

 

                                Announcements

                                             July 23, 2017

 

We welcome the return of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann.

 

A big thank you to  Dr. Alex Nisbet for providing the music in the absence of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann.

 

Time for Young Disciples  led by Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard, welcomes all young children to come forward.

 

VBS went very well this past Saturday!  We had a wonderful time at the Eubanks’ property, and are ready to go again next year.  A huge thank you to Chris and the Christian Ed Committee for all their hard work.  Please be sure to thank them (especially Lacy!) when you see them next.

 

Coffee Talk– We meet at 10:00 am. in the Adult Classroom. If you have any topics you would like discussed please let us know.

 

On Sunday, July 30th we will be celebrating Christmas in July during worship. 

Please bring brand new school supplies to donate to children in need in our community.

 

Noon Bible study announcement:

Bible Study will resume in September.

We will be studying the travels and writings of Paul.

 

Having just mailed the last two packages – Elizabeth has run out of goodies for Jesse.

 If you have something you would like to send to him, please drop it off at the office. He does so much enjoy receiving the surprise packages. Thank you

 

 

Financial update

Contributions/gifts 2017          97,997.00

July 16                                            681.00

Total                                      $98,678.00

 

Expense Budget 2017          $146,829.00

 

July 30 Coffee Talk 10:00a.m.

             Church Service

             Christmas in July

 

 

Happy Birthday: July 28 Autumn Mortenson

                                                       

Ushers:  July 23, Mike & Diane Hardin July 30, Ed & Betty McCorkle

 



July 9, 2017–Prayer Requests

Prayer List July 9 2017

                                   

Church Members        *New Prayer Request

  

         

John Hobgood

Dick Rudolph

Bobbi Jackson

Jesse Williams

 

 

Friends and Family

Dunham, Lindsey (Kathryn Halaby)

Fuller, Barbara (mother of Cindy)

Hammons, Anne (friend of Leah Sexton)

Jordan, John (brother of Anne Caver)

Matthews, Jimmy (father of Amanda)             

Mortenson, Kobey (brother of Chris Mortenson)

Rapley, Leslie (daughter of Mac Tatman)

Sabin, Amy Crump (requested by the McKay family)

Stevens, Anna (granddaughter of Mac Tatman)

Van Zandt, Tommy (friends of the Tatmans)

Wilson, Roger (friend of Anne Caver)

Young, Sherry (stepmother of Amy Wilson)

 

Other Churches

Barr Memorial Presbyterian, Norman, AR*

Hopewell Presbyterian, Morrilton*

Oak Bower Church of Christ*

                        &

Victims of natural disasters, all military personnel, and peacemakers around the world.



July 9, 2017 Bulletin & Announcements

July 9, 2017

 

Prelude                        God Is Working His Purpose Out                      Martin Shaw                                                       

 

Welcome

                                

 

Call to Worship

                       from Psalm 45

Your throne, O God, endures forever and ever.  You love righteousness, and hate the wicked.

I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations; therefore the peoples will praise you forever and ever.

Let us worship God!

 

*Hymn of Praise                     Thine is the Glory        #122

 

Prayer of Confession

Holy God, we do not do the things we want, but we do the things we hate.  We sin against you when we could choose another way.  Your path of righteousness lies before us, but so often we fall prey to the temptation of this world.  Forgive us.  Open our eyes to the path you have chosen for us, and give us courage to walk in faith, trusting you over our own efforts. 

 

Kyrie

Lord, have mercy upon us.

Christ, have mercy upon us.

Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Hear the good news!

The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.

I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.

Thanks be to God!

 

*Gloria Patri             Hymn #579

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.

 

Prayer for Illumination

 

First Reading—Romans 7:15-25a

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

*Reading the Psalm—Psalm 100

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

Know that the LORD is God.  It is he that made us, and we are his;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.

Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever,

and his faithfulness to all generations. 

 

*Psalm Prayer

 

Time for Young Disciples

 

Second Reading—Luke 6:27-36

This is the Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Sermon

 

Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant

 

Presentation of New Member—Missy Gillum

 

Profession of Faith

 

Affirmation of Faith—The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

  

 

Prayer

 

Offertory                     Christ Lay in the Bonds of Death                                 G.P. Telemann        

 

*Doxology

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise God, all creatures here below.

Praise God above ye heavenly host; Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Dedication Renewal

What is our mission?

To proclaim the saving gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ as it is understood and practiced in the reformed tradition.

Why do we come together as members of the faith?

To nurture, provide spiritual fellowship, maintain and promote worship, and strive to eliminate social injustice.

Together we work to exhibit the Kingdom of God

to our community

and the world beyond

by using the gifts God has so graciously given us.

 

Prayers of the People & 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. 

*

Hymn of Response               Love Divine, All Loves Excelling        

            #376

 

*Charge

 

*Choral Benediction                                        Amen        #586

Amen.  Amen.  Amen. 

 

Postlude                      Father Long Before Creation                               David Jones      

 

 

                                 Announcements

                                          July 9, 2017

 

We thank Dr. Alex Nisbet for providing the music today and has kindly consented to continue

until July 16. Dr. Andrew Kreckman will return on Sunday, July 23.

 

Time for Young Disciples  led by Rev. Elizabeth Gabbard, welcomes all young children to come forward.

 

Congratulations Leah & Clay on the birth of their daughter Brooklyn Blair born on June 30th

weighing 8lbs and 21 inches long.

 

Coffee Talk-We meet at 10:00 am. in the Adult Classroom. If you have any topics you would like discussed please let us know.

 

Noon Bible study announcement:

Bible Study will resume in September.
We will be studying the travels and writings of Paul.
 

The Christian Education committee will be hosting this year’s Vacation Bible School (on creation and the environment) at the Eubanks’ pond/acreage on the edge of Caddo Valley, Saturday, July 15th from 9am to 4pm.  Registration forms can be retrieved, and dropped off, at the Church office.  All children from 3 years old through 8th grade invited.  Please feel free to tell friends.  The deadline for registration is July 10th

.  If you have questions, please call Chris Mortenson at 870-260-5514.The church office has VBS forms available.

 

Financial update

Contributions/gifts 2017          94,145.00

July 2                                           2,252.00

Total                                      $96,397.00

 

Expense Budget 2017          $146,829.00

 

July 16 Coffee Talk 10:00a.m.

             Church Service 11:00 a.m.

July 20 Softball  

 

Happy Birthday: July 15 Mac Tatman III

                                                        

Ushers:  July 9, Chris & Autumn Mortenson, July 16, Keith & Sarah Fairchild,

 

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