~ Welcome to Worship ~ ~ Welcome to our Visitors and Guests ~
April 3, 2011 The Worship of God at Eight thirty o’clock The Worship of God at Eleven o’clock We greet all of our visitors and guests in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. We
hope and pray that you will encounter the living God as we worship together. We request
Prelude For the Lord Our God Reigns arr. Clydesdale Welcome, Congregational Life & Greeting contact information from visitors if we may have the privilege of calling or sending printed
Contemporary Choir directed by Terry Attebery We are a community of joyful Christians, information about our church. Members and visitors are asked to sign the attendance
being equipped as disciples and making disciples for Jesus Christ. registration pads.
Welcome, Congregational Life & Greeting
We are a community of joyful Christians, Externally Focused Testimony Ken Rees ~ About Our Worship ~
being equipped as disciples and making disciples for Jesus Christ.
* Songs of Praise In worship God is the audience. Let us use the time before the service and through
Externally Focused Testimony Ken Rees the Call to Worship for the preparation of our hearts and minds in order to worship God
Prayer of Confession in Spirit and truth. In reverence to God and out of respect for other worshipers, please
Leader: Friends, believe the good news of the gospel. silence cell phones and pagers. When God calls, it won’t be on your cell phone.
~ Enter into God’s Presence ~ People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Please turn off your phone prior to the service starting. Please do not bring food or drink
into the sanctuary.
Introit The Day We Wore My Crown arr. Hamby Message for Young Disciples
Hearing devices and large-print bulletins are available from the ushers.
Call to Worship A cry room is available for families needing to give special attention to their infants, yet
The Word Read John 10:22-42
* Prayer of Praise and Adoration Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. wanting to see and hear the service. Audio recordings of the sermon are available on
CD’s cassette tapes. Make your request at our welcome station or through the church
People: Thanks be to God.
* Hymn of Praise No. 311 ODE TO JOY office. They are also available online at www.fpcedmond.org.
God Has Spoken By His Prophets The Word Proclaimed John Gruel
Tax deductions for charitable contributions made in cash can be claimed only if there
Unison Prayer of Confession (See Communal Worship Resources) is a receipt for the gift. You may use a pew envelope for such purposes and our financial
office will send a receipt at year’s end.
Assurance of Pardon
Leader: Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. “A Matter of Faith” ~ About Our Church ~
We are a Confessing Church within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our Session
* Responsive Hymn of Praise No. 805 GREATOREX Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper has adopted the following statement of convictions:
Prayer of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer 1) That Jesus Christ alone is Lord of all and the way of salvation;
Message for Young Disciples
2) That holy Scripture is the Triune God’s revealed Word,
Offering Our Gifts
Offering of Our Gifts Go Light Your World arr. Mauldin the Church’s only infallible rule of faith and life; and
* Closing Praise 3) That God’s people are called to holiness in all aspects of life.
* Response of Thanksgiving OLD HUNDREDTH
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow * Invitation to Prayer and Discipleship For further information on the history of this statement, please see our church website:
* Benediction http://www.fpcedmond.org/what-we-believe
~ Hear God’s Word ~
New Members come into our fellowship by Profession of Faith, Transfer of Letter,
* All who are able, please stand.
The Word Read John 10:22-42 or Reaffirmation of Faith following participation in an Inquirers/New Members Class.
Leader: This is the Word of the Lord. Please contact the church office for further information or to enroll.
People: Thanks be to God. Communal Worship Resources
~ About Our Programs and Outreach ~
The Word Proclaimed John Gruel Unison Prayer of Confession Please read carefully our weekly FIRST-in-FOCUS, which includes Joys and
God of mercy, You sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost. We confess that we have Concerns, Prayer Lists, Announcements, and the Weekly Calendar. Sign-ups
strayed from You and turned aside from Your way. We are misled by pride, and we see generally take place in the Great Hall. Please write a word of encouragement to someone
ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in on a yellow card found in the pew racks. You may drop it in the offering plate or hand
it to an usher as you leave. It will be forwarded by our church office staff this week.
love, neglected justice and ignored Your truth. Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sins.
“A Matter of Faith” Remember as you leave worship that all of our believers are ministers of the church. Our
Return us to paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen. staff is called to provide necessary leadership, training, and resources to enable the full
~ Respond to God’s Word ~ (Time of silent confession) expression of spiritual gifts in the body of Christ.
Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper
Sermon NotesUnison Prayer of Confession
Prayer of Intercession and Lord’s Prayer Hymn No. 632
(Please stand and sing The Lord’s Prayer at the prompting of the organ.)
~Go with God Into the World~
* Invitation to Prayer, Commitment, and Service
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
* Benediction The First Presbyterian Church of Edmond
1001 South Rankin Street
Postlude Blackwelder Brass Quintet Edmond,Oklahoma 73034
* All who are able, please stand.
Weekly Joys & Concerns, Prayer Requests,
Announcements & Calendar for you to TAKE HOME!
for the week of April 3, 2011
CALENDAR Prayers of the People
Prayers for Health & Medical Conditions...
4/3 • Barbara DePue – Continuing health issues.
Traditional Worship, 8:30 am
Contemporary Worship, 11 am • Ken Whittington – Father of Linda Whittington – stroke
Sunday School, 9:45 am - Deaconess Hospital Rehab.
Kid’s Musical Rehearsal, 2:30 pm • Marianne Bachman – Prayers for guidance
JuBELLation, 4:30 pm concerning treatment.
Celebration Council, 3 pm • Elizabeth (Ozan) Anderson – Sister-in-law of Ann
New Members’ Class
& Officer Training, 12:15 pm
Ozan Willis – Hospice care.
• Leroy – Father-in-law of Ron Bath’s sister – congestive
4/4 heart failure.
Congregational Care, 1:30 pm • Connie Brooks – Friend of Judy and Ron Strahan – LIFT STUDENT MINISTRIES: Wednesday: April 6 / 6:30 - 8pm / Lift Groups:8-8:30pm
Personnel Committee, 5:30 pm battling cancer.
Kids’ Ministry Committee, 5:30 pm • Jessica Hatcher – Friend of Regan DeQuasie - lung Confirmation Corner: April 3: Holy Spirit / Trinity April 10: Spiritual Gifts
Troop 78 Boy Scouts, 5:30 pm PLEASE NOTE: Friday, April 15: is the rescheduled Temple Visit.
Denominational Relations, 7 pm cancer.
Men’s Monday Night Group, 7 pm • Bruce Cooper – Nephew of Rachael Mason –
LIFT EVENTS: SIGN-UP NOW! Registration forms are
Student Ministries Committee, 7 pm prostate cancer. online and available in the Yinger Center.
• Ruth Roberts – Stepmother of Greg Roberts –
4/5 mesothelioma. YouthQuake 2011: Register NOW!/ $95 / April 8-10
Lovely Tuesday Morning Ladies, Middle School & High School students from all 3 Presbyteries in Oklahoma are
9 am • Craig Cargil – Brother of Judy Langdon’s son-in-law
gathering at Canyon Camp for a “Camp CAOS-type” weekend trip. This is a great
Tuesday Evening Men’s – lymphoma. opportunity to hang out with other students and grow in Christ.
Bible Study, 7 pm • Joan Milam - Todd’s stepmother – breast cancer
Women’s Movie Night, 6:30 pm treatment and surgery. Mission Trip to West Virginia (HS students only): $395 / July 30 - August 7, 2011
Troop 78 Committee, 7 pm • Teresa Kastl – Friend of Mike Sharp – chemo for A completed registration form and $95 deposit will hold your spot. This trip is very
4/6 cancer - prayers for peace, comfort and healing. limited.
Wed. AM Bible Study, 6:30 am • Pam Kloiber – Friend of Tim and Dina Pedersen –
Senior Lunch with Bill, 11 am chemo for breast cancer. LIFT is creating a 2010-2011 Yearbook! All 6th – 12th grade students are invited
Moms-in-Touch, 5:30 pm • Oliver Moles – Skilled care in Missouri. to stop by the Yinger Center on either Wednesday nights or on Sunday MORNINGS
Chancel Bells, 6:15 pm • David Love – Son of Ruthanne & Bruce Love – to have your picture taken for this new project!
Tr. 78 Philmont Trek Meeting, 7 pm pancreatic cancer.
Sanctuary Choir, 7:15 pm
• Sheila Thompson – Cousin of Carol Jones – BACKYARD BIBLE CLUB IS BACK! We will meet on Thursdays after school from
4/7 pancreatic cancer. 3:30-4:30 at Rolling Green Apartments (beginning March 24). We’ll be in the west
Caregiver Support Group, • Alberta Tippeconnic – Mother of Jay – diagnosed courtyard under the tree! If you are in 1st-5th grade, come join us!
6:15 pm with stomach cancer.
Pack 78 Parent Planning Mtg., 7 pm Come for play, games, snacks, stories & activities! We also need volunteers to
Tr. 78 God & Country, 7 pm Prayers of Thanksgiving & Praise serve these children. It’s a great time to hang with your kids and other children on
Thursday Men’s Small Group, a beautiful afternoon while learning more about His word! Please let Linda Birsner
• Luke McCarley, Jr. – Doing well after a motorcycle know if you are interested! Helping children to know, understand, and handle
True North, 7 pm accident and undergoing physical therapy. correctly God’s Word – the Holy Bible on both a “practical” and “power for living
• Heidi – Friend of Danielle Herndon – healthy baby level.” “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who
4/8 boy, Baron Alan. Thank you for the prayers. does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of Truth.” 2
Friday Morning Men’s • Asher Brandon Engle was born March 23 to Jeff and Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
& Women’s Groups, 6:30 am Ashley Engle. His proud grandparents are Harry and
Art of Marriage Retreat, 7-9 pm
Cindy Birdwell. CALLING ALL EASTER BUNNIES OR NEIGHBORS WANTING TO MEET OTHER
4/9 • Gregory Gage DeQuasie - Son of Greg and Kristen NEIGHBORS! A PLAN IS HATCHED: We’ll give you everything to host a
AA, 8 am DeQuasie was baptized March 27. Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt where it’s easy to connect with children and
Raingutter Regatta (Troop 78), 8 am families in your own neighborhood. Easter is the perfect time to get to know people
Art of Marriage Retreat, 9 am The Church Triumphant who live near you.
Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, 5 pm • Marilyn Kreidler – former member of FPCE, lost
both parents, Rev. Doyal and Lavelle Brumley, last Fences and schedules are 2 major deterrents to meeting new people and
weekend. Services were held Thursday at Spring Creek impacting your neighborhood for Christ. This year, you’ll open them both with
Assembly of God. this powerfully fun outreach! You’ll have the opportunity to reach out to your friends
and neighbors, connect them with our church, and send them off with the memory
of a meaningful experience. We greet all of our visitors, guests
and members in the name of our
• Our Denomination
• As a Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt Host, you’ll make it happen—from handing
Prayers For Strength... out invitations to connecting families to your church. We’ll supply you with the
For those searching for a church home
For our military and their families
materials and instructions to make it easy for you!
Lord Jesus Christ. We hope and pray
• For those in drug/alcohol rehab This fantastic low key outreach to your neighbors is guaranteed to leave kids
For those in troubled marriages
For those with financial difficulties, loss of jobs
sunny-side up! Go to the Great Hall March 27-April 10 to pick up your Neighborhood
Easter Egg Hunt Kit! Pick up an Easter Basket in The Great Hall this Sunday. Bring that you will encounter the living
it back filled and wrapped in cellophane. The baskets will be delivered to the City
God as we worship together.
and job searches
EASTER CROSSES • For those who are adopting babies Rescue Mission for the children.
Available in the Great Hall for $5 • For those who are caregivers for family members
per cross on Sundays during Lent. FAMILY FAITH TALK QUESTIONS:
What does “Messiah” mean? What type of messiah were the Jews seeking or The First Presbyterian Church Of Edmond
HANDICAP PARKING expecting? What type of Messiah is Jesus? How is He Messiah to you?
MISSIONARY BIRTHDAYS Several of our handicap parking spaces are noted “Van What does it mean when Jesus says that He and the Father are one? Discuss the 1001 South Rankin Street Edmond, Oklahoma 73034
Accessible.” These spaces are extra wide to accomodate
4/5 Vallouise Sarran loading and unloading a chair or scooter with a electronic
concept of the Trinity (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit). 405.341.3602
4/12 Alex Sarran lift. If you have a handicap sticker but do not require this www.fpcedmond.org
4/13 Adelmo Ruiz Do we ever reject Jesus by what we do or say? Do we strive to be a witness for Him
extra wide width, please use, when available, a handicap and share Christ with others? Is everything that we say about Him true?
4/19 Noah Johnson space not designated van accessible.