FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHCorning, New York
February 4, 2007 EPIPHANY V 11:00 A.M.
THE ORDER FOR THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD
PRELUDE Flutes - Langlais
WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS
CONGREGATIONAL INTROIT Insert
Come! Come! Everybody Worship
CALL TO WORSHIP
*HYMN #482 "Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty" Lobe Den Herren
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION Insert "Forgive Us Lord"
(A time for silent, personal prayers of confession)
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*GLORIA PATRI (No. 579, The Hymnal)
SHARING FAITH WITH CHILDREN
(At this time, children through Grade 2 are invited forward. After the lesson,
children ages 3 - Grade 1 will be dismissed for Children’s Worship in the Trinity
Room on the Lower Level.)
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
THE LESSONS - Esther 3:13; 4:13-16 (Pew Bible pg. 429, 430)
- 1 Peter 3:14-18 (Pew Bible pg. 1060)
(After the reading, there is a period of silence, at the end of which the reader says...)
Reader: This is the word of the Lord
ALL: Thanks be to God
THE SERMON ESTHER - by Debbie Salter Goodwin
(an audience participation story)
and Reflections on Esther Pastor Kennedy
TITHES AND OFFERINGS (Hand Prayer Request cards to usher)
Offertory Music Doxology - Boosahda
*DOXOLOGY (No. 592, The Hymnal) and PRAYER OF DEDICATION
*HYMN Insert "In Remembrance of Me" Sisson
THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
*The Apostle’s Creed (Traditional) (Pg 14, The Hymnal)
Words of Institution
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Consecration of the Elements
Serving of the Bread and Cup - kindly hold the elements until all have received and we will all partake together.
*BENEDICTORY HYMN Insert "No One Will Ever Be the Same" Roystonhill
*POSTLUDE Pasticcio - Langlais
*All who are able may stand
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LITURGIST: Debbie Rice NURSERY CAREGIVER: Becky Speciale
GREETER: Kate Danforth SOUND TECHNICIAN: Phil Bradney
CHILDREN’S WORSHIP: Bonita Carlson-Rudolph
HEARING ASSIST UNITS AND LARGE PRINT HYMNALS AND BULLETINS are available at the rear of the sanctuary.
TELECAST - worship is telecast to the Epiphany Room (Lower Level) which serves as a "cry room" and/or for nursing mothers.
PRAYER REQUEST CARDS - in pews - use for items you'd like lifted in this Morning's Prayer. After worship they will be placed in the Chapel for the week.
THE CRECHE (lower level) - nursery care for infants and toddlers.
THE FLOWERS are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of husband, Edmond, by Doris Shanahan.
SERVING COMMUNION TODAY: Elders: Peggy Schuckers, Gary Yoggy, Andrew Heiman, Al Johnson; Deacons: Rose Houper, Tom Speciale, Bill Young, Martha Saunders
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING - a project of youth nationwide to receive a dollar per worshipper for a local project. The youth will be at the doors before and after worship.
2006 Year End Financial Statements and 2006 Annual Reports are in the Narthex.
Today: After Worship - Info Gathering for newcomers and others wanting to know
more about First Presbyterian Church
Monday: 12:00 p.m. - DEADLINE for Messenger articles
7:00 p.m. - Pastor Nominating Committee meeting
Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. - Handbell rehearsal
7:30 p.m - Sr. Choir rehearsal
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - Moms and More
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - Bible Study
11:00 a.m. - Informal Prayer Group
Saturday: 7:00 p.m. - Suppers of 8 Mixer
NEXT SUNDAY: 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages
11:00 a.m. - Worship
12:00 p.m. - Fellowship Time
5:00 p.m. - New Officer Training
~ OUR CHURCH STAFF ~
INTERIM PASTOR • Glenn R. Kennedy tel. ext. 111
ORGANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR • Jamie Smith tel. ext. 109
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT • Laura White tel. ext. 101
SEXTON • Curt Neuner tel. ext. 215
SUNDAY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT • Laurie Beck tel. ext. 120
DIRECTOR WEEKDAY PRE-SCHOOL • Ann Snyder tel. ext. 117
PASTOR EMERITUS • Robert P. Boell
Church Phone: 607-937-5419 - Church Fax: 607-937-9731
Pastor Kennedy’s Phone: 607-589-4140
Church e-mail: email@example.com Web: www.corningpresby.org
Pastor Kennedy’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org