LIFE OF EDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH                                                                               EDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Today is our choir’s last Sunday before their summer break. Please express your gratitude for their hard work                                  1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue            • 773-561-4748 • www.edgewaterpres.org
and inspiring music.
                                                                                                                                                    Trinity Sunday               June 3, 2012             11 o’clock a.m.
12:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to Coffee Hour in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks to those who have prepared                                           Thank you for silencing your cell phone and other electronic devices.
and are serving coffee hour this morning. There is no group in charge of coffee hour this month. If we are            Please stand in body or in spirit where you see an *. Bold lettering indicates congregational participation.
going to have coffee hour in June it is up to each of us. Please sign up on the table in the hall.                 Parents may take infants and toddlers to the nursery on the 2nd floor. Our caregiver, Rosalinda, is waiting for them.

Wednesday, June 6                                                                                                  PRELUDE
4:45 p.m. Edgewater Lighthouse, a neighborhood ministry with residents of Bryn Mawr Care, which meets every
Wednesday for refreshments, fellowship, singing, devotions, prayer and communion.                                  *INTROIT Come, O Holy Spirit, Come (Yoruba [Nigeria])              SONGBOOK 2124
6:15 p.m. Pot Luck Supper followed by our series “Race Matters”, a study and discussion of issues of race in          Come, O Holy Spirit, come. Come, almighty Spirit, come. Come, come, come.
the U.S. led by Rev. Cathey You can pick up the reading for this week, “The History of Racism in the U.S.             Wa, wa, wa, E-mi-mi-mo. Wa, wa, wa, A-lag-ba-ra. Wa-o, wa-o, wa-o.
#4”, on the table in the hallway. Feel free to email, Facebook or tweet comments and questions.
                                                                                                                                                                     (sing twice in both languages)
Saturday, June 9, 12 noon Endowment Committee, Elders and Trustees meet with our UBS representative.
Please park in St. Andrew’s paved lot.                                                                             *CALL TO WORSHIP
                                                                                                                     God, who flung the stars into the night; and who rejoices over all creation,
Sunday, June 10                                                                                                          Come to us, and welcome us into your presence.
10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study in the parlor led by Rev. Dr. Mbu Walters
11:00 a.m. Worship with Rev. Cathey preaching; Last day of Sunday School for children and youth.
                                                                                                                     Christ, who lived and died and rose; and who offers hope to all creation,
12:15 p.m. Coffee Hour provided by EPC volunteers                                                                        Come to us, and welcome us into your presence.
12:15 p.m. Jr and Sr High Youth meeting                                                                              Spirit, who breathes life into dry bones, and who renews all creation,
                                                                                                                          Come to us, and welcome us into your presence.
Our summer seminarians, Melva Lowry from McCormick Seminary and Ericka Elion from North Park
Seminary, will begin their work with youth of the church and of the community this week.
Keep them in your prayers.
                                                                                                                   *HYMN 138                     Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!

Summer opportunities for Youth at EPC                                                                              *CALL TO CONFESSION
Free keyboard lessons for children and youth. Contact Beth Palmer at 773-561-4759 or                               The triune God forms us, redeems us, and renews us. Let us come honestly and humbly before
bethstruckpalmer@yahoo.com                                                                                         the God who loves us more than we can ever know. Let us pray:
Advanced Dance classes for 9th to 12th graders (for audition) contact _________________________________
Improv classes for 9th-12th graders, contact ________________________________________________________              *PRAYER OF CONFESSION (unison)
Care for Real, Edgewater's food pantry is now serving almost 3000 needy individuals and families each month. In
                                                                                                                           O God, you come to us in that mysterious combination of imminent and
June we are collecting rice for CFR. Pet lovers are reminded that CFR is now receiving donations of pet food for   transcendent. We confess that we block you from coming too close and lament that you
monthly distribution. Checks should be made payable to “Care for Real.” Please put your donations on the           seem so distant. O Christ, you come to us as divine yet one of us. All too often, we turn
communion table.. This is where God feeds us spiritually; from here we feed others in Jesus’ name.                 our back on you. O Spirit, you come to breathe new life into us; but we cling to our old
Care for Real jobs program In addition to food and clothing, Care for Real has established a jobs club for         and familiar ways. God of grace, continue to come until at last we come fully and openly
area residents who are looking for work, and screens workers and connects them with employers. If you are
looking for work, or are aware of a job opening, call 773.769-6182 or go to www.careforreal.org.                   to you; and then may we receive your amazing grace that makes us whole. We pray in
                                                                                                                   Jesus’ name. Amen.     (Moments for silent personal confession to God)
Hunger Walk benefitting Care for Real, June 23 at Soldier Field
This is the largest fund raiser of the year for Care for Real, providing them with $15-20,000. Start getting       *ASSURANCE OF PARDON
your sponsors today. Sponsor sheets are available on the table in the hall or from Rev. Cathey.                    Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The former things are past; a new life has begun. (2
                                                                                                                   Corinthians 5:17) This is the good news of the gospel:
Prayer Chain There are people waiting to pray for you. Call Maxine Ammari at 773-944-0270.
                                                                                                                           In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
Cleo Baker may be reached at 773.793.4743 (cell) or edpreschurch@sbcglobal.net.
Rev. Cathey may be reached at 773.577.7363 (cell) or bhcathey@gmail.com                                            *RESPONSE                Halle, Halle, Halle                                              Caribbean tune
                                                                                                                      Halle, halle, halle-lu-jah (3x) Hallelujah, Halle-lu-jah!                         (sing the song twice)
*THE PEACE (from the Iona Community, Scotland)                                                                       Closing Prayer
  Not an easy peace, not an insignificant peace, not a half-hearted peace, but the peace of the                         O God, you have greatly loved us, long sought us, and mercifully redeemed us.
  Lord Jesus Christ is with us now. The peace of Christ be with you all.                                                Give us grace that in everything we may yield ourselves, our wills and our works,
          And also with you. Let us share God’s peace with one another.                                                 in continual gratitude to you; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
CHOIR ANTHEM            When the Saints Go Marchin’ In                            arr. John Rutter             *HYMN 139                     Come, Thou Almighty King
 Irwin Heller, clarinet
                                                                                                               *BENEDICTION & CHORAL AMEN
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                                                         The deacons will be at the front of the sanctuary after the service
   Those age 4 and younger may go to the nursery on the 2 floor where Rosalinda and today’s
                                                                                                                                         to pray with anyone who wishes a private prayer.
   volunteers will care for them. There is no Sunday School today for older children & youth.
                                                                                                                     * Please stand if you are able
*HYMN 140                 Holy, Holy                                                                                                                            Worship Leaders
                                                                                                               Rev. Barbara Cathey                                                             Pastor
SCRIPTURE READING                  Romans 8:12-17 (Pew Bible, p. )                                             Sung Yeon Choi-morrow                                                           Liturgist
                                                                                                               Brooke Tippet Thompson                                                          Music Director
SERMON                    “Claiming Our Identity”                          Rev. Barbara H. Cathey              Jane Kenas Heller                                                               Organist
                                                                                                               Rev. Dr. Mbu Walters                                                            Director of African Outreach
PASTORAL PRAYER & LORD’S PRAYER (debts/debtors)                                                                Jude Nwosu                                                                      Head Usher
*RESPONSE                                                          SONGBOOK 2038                                                                                           Greeters
      Father, I adore you; Lay my life before you; How I love you.                                                                                                         Ushers
        Jesus, I adore you; Lay my life before you; How I love you.                                            Officers counting offering today: Trustees
        Spirit, I adore you; Lay my life before you; How I love you.                                           Officers counting offering next Sunday: Trustees
                                                                                                               Teaching children’s Sunday School next Sunday: Kelly VanderBrug
OFFERING                                                                                                       Assisting Rosalinda in the Nursery today:
      Offertory      Witness                                       arr. Jack Halloran                          Assisting Rosalinda in the Nursery next Sunday:
      *Doxology                                                    Tune No. 455                                Attendance last Sunday:
                                                                                                               Offering last Sunday:                      [Average amount needed weekly: $2,423]
             Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
             Praise God all creatures here below. Alleluia! Alleluia!                                          WELCOME!! If you are worshipping with us for the first time, if you would like to know more about becoming a
             Praise God above ye heavenly host.                                                                member of the church, or if you have a need you wish to communicate to the pastor, we invite you to complete the
             Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Alleluia! Alleluia!                                            Visitor Registration inserted in your bulletin and give it to Rev. Cathey as you leave the service.
             Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
                                                                                                               The ribbons across the front of the sanctuary bear the names of 190 children who have been killed in Chicago.
      *Prayer of Thanksgiving                                                                                  Please pray for all who grieve the loss of these children, and for peace for our city and its children.

*DECLARATION OF FAITH             Apostles Creed, Ecumenical (Hymnal, p. 14)                                   EPC website: www.edgewaterpres.org. Have you visited our website lately? You can find pictures, videos,
                                                                                                               sermons, bulletins, liturgist schedule, deacons’ care lists, the church calendar, some of Rev. Cathey’s pics from
THE LORD’S SUPPER                                                                                              Africa, and all kinds of other goodies. If you have an item or photo to post, send it to Swarup at
    Communion Prayer                                                                                           Young Adult Fellowship meets every first and third Sunday of the month after church. Everyone between the
    Words of Institution                                                                                       ages of 19-35 is welcome. If you have any questions contact Sung Yeon Choimorrow at 630-615-9551.
    *Communion of the People
                                                                                                               Please remember with cards , prayers and phone calls:
        Everyone is invited to come forward by the center aisles. After receiving the bread, either dip it
                                                                                                               Elfreide Matejisik, 635 West Grace, #1205, Chicago, Illinois 60613
        in the chalice or take one of the small cups, and return to your seat by the side aisles. Please put   Doris Johnson, c/o Helen Holt, 400 Island Way, Apt 510, Clearwater Beach, FL, 33767.
        empty communion cups in the pew rack in front of you.                                                  Annalies Issleib, 5855 N. Sheridan Red, 60660; 773.728-0085
Elijah & Irene Anyah, 5415 N. Sheridan Rd, 60640 (773) 271-6084 Charles Hays, Brighton Gardens, 831 E.
Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187; (630) 888-8811
Dorothy J. Guccione, 800 Washington Blvd, Apt. 204, Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 445.8439

Traveling Mercies Thank you to those who have made generous donations, both of money and CTA passes so that
we are able to distribute them to someone who cannot afford to get to the doctor or to a job interview. We now have
an adequate fund to handle our needs for the time being.

Per Capita Per Capita for 2012 is $30.44 for every confirmed member (that includes confirmed teenagers and
young adults) of this church. Thank you to everyone who has already paid their Per Capita. EPC pays this to
the Presbytery, Synod, and General Assembly to cover their costs; your payment supports their work and
makes it possible for us not to have to take money away from other projects to cover this expense.

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Caring for God’s Creation
        Battery recycling Put your alkaline batteries to be recycled in the container on the table in the hall.
        Recycle Worship Bulletins Put them in the container at the back of the sanctuary. Don’t leave them
         in your seat or throw them on the floor.

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