You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. Psalm 139:1 Time of Preparation вЂњYour talent is GodвЂ™s gift to you - What you do with it is your gift to God.вЂќ - Leo Buscaglia The Presbyterian Church Coshocton, Ohio October 12, 2014 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Assemble in GodвЂ™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. WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS (Visitors, please sign the fellowship pads in your pews and include your email. Thank you!) PRELUDE A Gothic Prelude Gordon Young Alice M. Hoover, organ CHORAL INTROIT Sing Unto the Lord Charles Yannerella Celebration Singers Caroline S. Heading, piano CALL TO WORSHIP 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. CALL TO CONFESSION The proof of GodвЂ™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. UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION 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. KYRIE Healey Willan ASSURANCE OF PARDON 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! *RESPONSE TO PARDON #478 Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven Lauda Anima stanza 1 only *THE PEACE 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: вЂњThe peace of our Lord be with you,вЂќ and the other responding: вЂњAnd also with you.вЂќ) Proclaim GodвЂ™s Word CHILDRENвЂ™S MOMENT & LIGHTING OF THE PEACE CANDLE Pastor George The peace candle reminds us to pray for peace in our families and in GodвЂ™s world. Following the ChildrenвЂ™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 PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION NEW TESTAMENT READING Romans 12:1-8 (pew Bibles, page, 161, NT) The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. 2 ANTHEM (Chancel Choir) It Is Well With My Soul PSALM OF THE DAY 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. SERMON *HYMN (small blue hymnal) SING THE FAITH #2130 The Summons Kelvingrove Give Thanks to God PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDвЂ™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 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. PRESENTATION OF THE OFFERING CALL TO STEWARDSHIP The Psalmist affirms that the earth is the LordвЂ™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. OFFERTORY 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. *UNISON PRAYER OF DEDICATION 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. 3 Go in GodвЂ™s Name *HYMN 343 Called as Partners in ChristвЂ™s Service Beecher *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE 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. вЂњLet anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches.вЂќ (Revelation 2:17) God of cloud by day and fiery pillar by night, open Pastor JonвЂ™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 JesusвЂ™ name. Amen. Elder Brent Porteus will be available up front by the Communion table following worship today to answer any questions you may have. ANNOUNCEMENTS вЂњGRACE TO YOU AND PEACE FROM GOD our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ вЂ¦ to whom be the glory forever and ever. AmenвЂќ (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. 4 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 Ringers. 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 SUNDAYвЂ™S ATTENDANCE: Sunday School - 12 Children/Youth & 13 Adults; Worship - 158 4 UPCOMING EVENT: October 25: WomenвЂ™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 вЂњHere I Am, Lord.вЂќ 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 вЂњPresbyterians TodayвЂќ 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 Actual Income Expense Income over or (under) expense September $27,000 $28,000 Year to Date $231,000 $283,000 ($1,000) ($52,000) 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!) Pastor 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] Website: www.presbyteriancoshocton.org 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 Ministers All Members and Friends of The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton Sunday School 9:15 a.m. Worship - Sanctuary 10:30 a.m.