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You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
Psalm 139:1
Time of Preparation
“Your talent is God’s gift to you - What you do with it is your gift to God.”
- Leo Buscaglia
The Presbyterian Church
Coshocton, Ohio
October 12, 2014
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Assemble in God’s Name
RINGING OF THE CHIMES - our call to prayer as the Body of Christ.
Be thoughtful, be reverent for this is the house of God. Before the service, speak to the Lord.
During the service, let the Lord speak to you. After the service, speak to one another.
(Visitors, please sign the fellowship pads in your pews and include your email. Thank you!)
A Gothic Prelude
Gordon Young
Alice M. Hoover, organ
Sing Unto the Lord
Charles Yannerella
Celebration Singers
Caroline S. Heading, piano
God, you have searched me and known me.
Before a word is on my tongue, you know it. Wherever I go, you lay your
hand upon me.
Far beyond our understanding are your thoughts and your ways.
Wonderful are your works, mighty God. We praise your holy name!
Let us worship God.
*HYMN 522
Lord, When I Came Into This Life
Land of Rest
*All who are able please stand.
The proof of God’s amazing love is this:
While we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to
approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before
God and one another.
Mighty God, you are Creator of all, yet we confess that we have not
served you with the fullness of commitment you deserve. You call, O God, but
we fail to listen. You ask us to follow, but we go our own way. You offer us new
life, but we tread old, familiar paths that can be empty and barren.
In your mercy, loving God, forgive our sin. Replace our waywardness
with faithful trust. Renew our spirits by your Spirit. Free our hearts from the
grip of sin. Lead us to follow and serve Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Healey Willan
Hear the Good News: The Lord will redeem us and show us his favor. Friends, believe the
Good News!
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
Lauda Anima
stanza 1 only
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us forgive one another. The peace of our Lord
Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
(Let the people turn to one another, saying: “The peace of our Lord be with you,” and the
other responding: “And also with you.”)
Proclaim God’s Word
Pastor George
The peace candle reminds us to pray for peace in our families and in God’s world. Following the
Children’s Moment, kids in grades Pre-K - 6 are dismissed to Sunday School. Pre-K - 1 will meet
with Sarah Swigert in room 303 and grades 2-6 will meet with Sherri Lawrence in room 302.
Childcare is provided for infants & toddlers with Judy Mizer in Rm. 205.
ANTHEM (Crusaders Choir)
Psalm 98
Jane Marshall
Ann E. Leppla, piano; Crusaders alumni, antiphonal group
Romans 12:1-8
(pew Bibles, page, 161, NT)
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
ANTHEM (Chancel Choir)
It Is Well With My Soul
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
(pew Bibles, page 577, OT)
Known and Loved
The Reverend Benjamin George
arranged, John Ness Beck
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
*HYMN (small blue hymnal)
The Summons
Give Thanks to God
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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; 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 Psalmist affirms that the earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world,
and those who live in it.
Let us return to God the offerings of our time, talents and treasures.
Andante Grazioso
*HYMN OF RESPONSE #592 Doxology
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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.
Blessed are you, God of all creation; through your goodness we have these
gifts to share. Accept and use our offerings for your glory and for the service
of your kingdom. Amen.
Go in God’s Name
*HYMN 343
Called as Partners in Christ’s Service
O for a Thousand Tongues
setting, Marilyn Arison
Rev. Carlisle and our congregation are on a Sabbatical/Spiritual Journey from October 6, 2014
through February 5, 2015 as an extended and deepened Sabbath time to listen to God. “Let anyone
who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.” (Revelation 2:17)
God of cloud by day and fiery pillar by night, open Pastor Jon’s heart and mind as he attends his seminar at the Montreat Conference Center. Let him hear your voice in the hearts and
minds of the presenters and listen to new faith stories from the other participants. Enlarge the circle
here of our brothers and sisters in Christ to catch your Spirit giving us Scriptures to light our pathway
together. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Elder Brent Porteus will be available up front by the Communion table following worship today to
answer any questions you may have.
“GRACE TO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ … to whom be the
glory forever and ever. Amen” (Galatians 1:3, 5, NRSV). Welcome to worship! If you are a visitor, please
write your e-mail address on the attendance pad and/or on a visitor card and place it in the offering plate.
If you have a prayer concern, fill out a prayer card in the pew rack and place it in the offering
plate. A Prayer Box for prayer requests is also available in the Assembly Room.
Nursery Care for infants and toddlers is available with Judy Mizer & Linda Hostetler in Room 205
on the main floor of the educational building. Worship packets with quiet activities for children are on the
back pew.
We welcome The Reverend Benjamin George as our guest preacher today. Ben has served as
the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Minerva, Ohio for three years. He graduated from Princeton
Theological Seminary in 2011, and prior to that was the Youth Advisor at Christ Presbyterian Church in
Canton, Ohio and Director of Camp Wakonda. Currently, in addition to pastoring a church, he is the Parish
Elder for the Carroll Parish, acting as a liaison to Presbytery and a resource to nearby PCUSA congregations. Ben and his wife, Kate, have been married for seven years, and have two delightfully wild children,
Levi (4 yrs.) and Ezekiel (20 mos.). Ben enjoys reading, gardening, geocaching, and playing video games.
Flowers are given in loving memory of Ellen J. Hunter Gill by the C. William Gill family.
Liturgist today is Deacon Andrea Bairas.
Greeters: Bob Bish, opposite elevator; Kory, Kirsten and Kiera McPeck, Fourth Street
Sewing Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. in the Bethel classroom on the third floor.
Worship at Signature Healthcare will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Financial Peace University will meet from 4-6 p.m. in the Bethel classroom.
Small Group Bible Study will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor with Jeff Sycks.
MONDAY: Jenn Farrar will return from vacation.
TUESDAY: Morning Prayer will begin at 9 a.m. Staff will meet at 9:30 a.m.
Worship Committee will meet at 7 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Carol Choir (grades 1-3) will rehearse with Miss April & Mrs. Snyder from 4:305:30 p.m.
Crusaders Choir (grades 4-9) will rehearse with Mr. Snyder & Mrs. Leppla from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Community Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Chancel Choir (grade 9 - adult) will rehearse at 7 p.m.
Moving Spirit will rehearse at 8 p.m.
THURSDAY: Prayer Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. for a time of prayer and fellowship. Everyone is invited!
Westminster Ringers will rehearse at 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Friday Night Fun Night will be held from 6 p.m. - midnight in the parlor.
NEXT SUNDAY: Deacons will meet at 8 a.m.
Church school will be held from 9:15 - 10:10 a.m.
Moving Spirit will rehearse at 9:30 a.m.
Westminster Ringers will rehearse at 9:45 a.m.
Worship will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. David Wiley will be the guest preacher.
Musical leadership will be provided by Alice Hoover, organ; Carol Choir, Moving Spirit and Westminster
Geneva Handbell Choir will rehearse at 11:30 a.m.
Worship and Communion at Windsorwood will begin at 2 p.m.
Small Group Bible Study will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor with Jeff Sycks.
DEVOTIONAL MATERIALS are available on the table in the hallway near the Fireside Room.
COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY and FIRST STEP items can be placed in the boxes in the chapel
lobby. Thank you for your contributions!
LAST SUNDAY’S ATTENDANCE: Sunday School - 12 Children/Youth & 13 Adults; Worship - 158
October 25: Women’s Retreat All women are invited to attend a retreat on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. - 12 noon at River Greens Golf Course Banquet Room. The
cost is $8 and a light lunch will be served from 12-1 p.m. The facilitator will be Mary Kay
Beall and the theme will be “Here I Am, Lord.” Please call the church office to sign-up
for this inspiring event sponsored by Presbyterian Women. Deadline is October 20.
If you would like to attend and need transportation, please contact Grace Millspaugh at 622-4662.
Would you be interested in a free one-year subscription to Presbyterians Today
magazine? Fill out your information on the Fellowship pad and write “Presbyterians
Today” next to your name to indicate that you would like to receive this magazine.
In addition to the free magazine subscription, you will receive an Advent calendar,
Lenten devotional and digital access to the entire Presbyterians Today website and
archive. We hope you will take advantage of this $24.95 savings! Deadline to signup for this offer is Sunday, October 26.
Stewardship Update
Income over or
(under) expense
Year to Date
Please include in your prayers:
Lee Bown and family following the death of Dave on Saturday, October 4
Isabel Cattell - Lafayette Pointe, Rm. #217, 520 E. Main St., West Lafayette, OH 43845
Marilyn Litton - Echoing Hills, Rm. #102, 36272 CR 79, Warsaw, OH 43844
Cloyd Campbell - Echoing Hills, Rm. #205
Pauline Helt - Emeritus at North Hills, 1575 Bowers Lane, Rm. D-25, Zanesville, OH 43701
Lois Lee - 5006 Johnstown Road, New Albany, Ohio 43054
Jeanette Shrimplin - c/o Susan Grancey, 2975 Carroll Southern Rd., Carroll, OH 43112
Janet & Jack Ashman, Myra Colton, Hilda Grace McPherson, Judy Ogle, and John
Unger - home
(If you wish for your name to be removed from our prayer list, please
call Tina in the church office and let us know. Thank you!)
Jonathan T. Carlisle
Ministry of Christian Education
Erin R. Jobes, Director of Christian Education
Nancy Cox, Sunday School Superintendent
Sunday School Teachers
The Ministry of Support Staff
Christine E. Johnson, Church Office Administrator
BJ Taylor, Church Office Assistant
Jennifer Farrar, Custodian
Judy Mizer, Child Care
Steve Leavengood, Sound System
Barbara Wheeler, Head Usher
Office Hours
Monday - Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 740-622-0486
E-mail: [email protected]
Pastor Emeritus
Robert W. Millspaugh
Ministry of Music
Charles R. Snyder, Director of Music
Alice M. Hoover, Organist
Mark D. Wagner, Associate Organist
April L. King, Carol Choir Director
Sharon V. Sutton, Cherub Choir Director
The Church Choirs
Chad J. Putka, Music Ministry Intern
Helen L. Wright, Organist Laureate
All Members and Friends of
The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton
Sunday School
9:15 a.m.
Worship - Sanctuary
10:30 a.m.
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