Ministers—All the Congregation Pastor—Rev. Dr. Diane Prosser
Organist—Keith Diehl Choir Director—Jacki Hunt Church Secretary—Karen Gilmore Faith United Church of Christ
Church School Coordinator—Cindy Neidigh Church Custodian—Scott Luzier An Open and Affirming Congregation
Ushers—Edna & Wayne Bicehouse, Jane Childs, Elva Chellman 300 E. College Ave. • State College, PA 16801 • Phone: 814.237.3904
Coffee Hosts—Virginia & Bob Biber Nursery—Kimberly & Jeff Filko Trustee—Dan Pfaff Fax: 814.237.0336 • Website: www. faithucc.info
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This Week At Faith UCC First Sunday in Lent
TODAY 10:45 AM Worship (S) followed by fellowship and refreshments (RH) February 21, 2010 10:45 a.m.
3:15 PM Friendship Tutoring No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!
7-8 PM Al-Anon (ML) We welcome you to our church and invite you to sign the registration pads at the end of the pew on
MONDAY 5 PM Outreach and Service Ministry Team (AB) the center aisle. Also, please join us following worship for fellowship and refreshments. Note to
WEDNESDAY 7 PM Membership and Fellowship Ministry Team (AB) parents: There are special bulletins for children, ages 3-6 and 7-12, along with a clipboard, crayons
THURSDAY 7 PM Choir Practice (S) and plain paper in the narthex. Please ask an usher for assistance.
FRIDAY 6:30-8:30 PM Confirmation Trip to Congregation Brit Shalom *Please stand at those places indicated by an asterisk.
SATURDAY Church Nursery Cleanup/Ed and SG Ministry Team Prelude
NEXT SUNDAY 9:30 AM Church School (AH); Confirmation (AB) & Adult Forum (ML) Welcome and Announcements
10:45 AM Worship (S) followed by fellowship and refreshments (RH) Choral Introit
3-5 pm Penn Central Conference discussion at St. John’s UCC Boalsburg Call to Worship (Responsively) L = Liturgist, C = Congregation
AB = Antoinette Brown Room; AH = Asendorf Hall; ML = Meyer Library; RH = Romig Hall; S = Sanctuary
L: O God, distant yet near, we gather as witnesses to your promise that if we seek you
Upcoming Events with all our hearts, we will find you.
MARCH 5-7 FRI-SUN Confirmation Retreat at Hartman Center
C: Be among us this day. Hear the confessions of our mouths and the yearnings of
March 7 10:45 AM Commissioning of People Going to the Backbay Mission
April 1 6-7:15 PM Seder Meal and Service in Romig Hall our hearts.
April 2 noon-3 PM Good Friday Service at Grace Lutheran Church L: Help us change the narrowness of our vision and the pettiness of our living.
April 4 10:45 AM Celebration of Easter C: Make us new again with your holy grace.
L: Grant to us your spirit that our worship may have integrity and energy, ever witnessing
Church Consistory (Elders of the Church) to your holy presence among us.
Davin Carr-Chellman—President Kees Brandse—Co-Vice President C: Come, we pray, into our lives this day and open the windows of our souls. Let us
Cyndi Vincenti—Co-Vice President Brent Frank—Secretary join together in worship.
Don Asendorf, June Irvin, Sue Cromwell, Edna Bicehouse, Carlton Miller,
*Hymn 202 O God, How We Have Wandered
Mary Jane Wild, Vaughn Shirk, Jean Weller
Ex-Officio: Rev. Dr. Diane Prosser---Pastor
*Prayer of Invocation and Confession (In Unison)
Barbara Chellman—Financial Secretary & Church Treasurer Great and giving God, we enter into the wilderness of this Lenten season with
mixed feelings. We appreciate the disciplines of Lent and opportunities for growth. We
sense the difficulties of the days ahead and your promise of provisions to carry us
Please ask an usher if you would like a large print bulletin. through. Yet we balk at beginning this journey – too comfortable where we are or too
Faith UCC is an open and affirming church, embracing diversity in our congregation and accustomed to relying on sources of sustenance other than you. Forgive us for all that
community, and affirming the dignity and worth of every person. We are an inclusive community holds us back from this journey. Give us the will to move forward. And may this season
of faith that celebrates God’s presence through worship and the sharing of God’s word. We of lengthening days be a season for the strengthening of our faith. We pray this in the
welcome all persons into the full life and ministry of the church, regardless of race, ethnic name of Jesus. Amen.
background, gender identity, sexual orientation, capability, or circumstance of life.
*Passing of the Peace WELCOME to Faith UCC. We’re a church that “seeks to be a dynamic and inclusive faith
As a sign of our reconciliation with God and one another, greet and welcome community embodying the love of Jesus Christ as we grow through worship, learning, fellowship
those around you and share “the peace of Christ”; then be seated. and service.” We’re glad you chose to worship with us today. Please join us following the service
Anthem Thou My Everlasting Portion Music: Opal S. Davis from The Sacred Harp for fellowship and refreshments in Romig Hall, located in the lower level.
Text: Fannie J. Crosby Confirmands, Parents, and Mentors are invited to attend the Jewish Community Center-
Thou my everlasting portion, More than friend of life to me. Congregation Brit Shalom at 620 East Hamilton Street, Friday, Feb. 26. Rabbi Ostrich will
All along my pilgrim journey, Savior, let me walk with thee. meet with us at 6:30 pm to talk about Judaism and then we’ll attend their service at 7:30 pm.
Not for ease or worldly pleasure, Nor for fame my prayer shall be; Others are welcome to come. Just let Jean Frank or Pastor Diane know of your interest.
Gladly will I toil and suffer, Only let me walk with thee. The special mission offering for February is for the Hartman Center. Our adopted Northern
Lead me through the vale of shadows, Bear me o'er life's fitful sea;
Association cabin must be brought up to today’s standard of accessibility. To date, the
Then the gate of life eternal, May I enter, Lord, with thee. Amen.
Association has raised $14,000 and needs another $5,000. Please support this worthy mission
Time for Children project.
After this, all children up through grade 3 may leave for the Nursery; fourth graders and older
are invited to remain in the service. Activity packets are available in the narthex. The Sock drive continues!!! Check out the “Sock” bin in the Gathering Space where the Church
*Hymn 502 Dear God, Embracing Humankind School is collecting socks for the Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Miss. They will be delivered in
Scripture Reading Luke 4:1-13 March by our workgroup led by Joe and Terri Krabill.
Sermon “What Ever Happened to Sin?” The Women’s Guild is putting together Hygiene and Baby Kits for Church World Service
Choral Call to Prayer to be distributed in Haiti and other places of need. Items needed for the hygiene kits include
Joys and Concerns hand towels, washcloths, combs, nail clippers, bars of soap, toothbrushes and Band-Aids. Items
Lord’s Prayer (In Unison) needed for the baby kits include cloth diapers, t-shirts, washcloths, sleepers, diaper pins, sweaters
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. or sweatshirts and receiving blankets. All items should be new. Put items in the red bin by the
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Pastor’s office. Thank you for your help.
Give us this day our daily bread. The Adult Forum will be discussing Karen Armstrong's “Charter for Compassion,” created
And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. by Karen and others subsequent to her having been awarded a TED prize. TED, a nonprofit
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, was initially established in 1984 as a conference bringing
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen. together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, and Design. It has since grown
Offering and Offertory considerably. See its website at ted.com for more, including video of lectures by experts from a
In gratitude for life itself and for God’s many gifts to us and to all humankind, we take this wide range of disciplines. In addition, Janet Swim-Davidson has agreed to present a talk, date to
opportunity to offer up our gifts to God. Let us give generously and with grateful hearts. be determined, on environmental issues. The lecture will be similar to the one she gave recently
*Doxology at a conference in South Africa.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; The March Mid-Week Lunch will be Wednesday, March 3, from noon to 1 pm. Jennifer
Praise God all creatures here below; Shuey of ClearWater Conservancy will be here to talk about the work of the Conservancy and
Praise God above ye heavenly host; invite us to join in the Watershed Clean-Up Day on April 17, 2010.
Creator, Christ, and Holy Ghost. Amen. You are i nvited to a workshop at Colonial Park UC C i n Harrisburg on Saturday,
*Prayer of Dedication (In Unison) March 13 from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm. The topic is "Growing Stronger Churches 2010." This
Accept the gifts that we offer, O God, as we confess our sins and seek reconciliation includes workshops on Essentials for a stewardship campaign, Youth Ministry 101, Building
with our brothers and sisters. We pray this in the name of Christ, who made reconciliation Cooperation in the Church, Blending Worship, The Legal Aspects of Being a Church, Marketing
possible. Amen. Your Church: From Bridal Shows to Websites, Financial Education for the Church, Spirituality,
*Hymn 23 There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy Faith Practices, Conference Transitions, Hartman Center, and Called to Care. The cost is $10/pp
*Benediction or $25 for 3 people from the same church. Forms are on the round table in the Gathering Space.
Contact Lois Lunetta at 234-0771 if you need a ride. Please register by March 1.
*Benediction Response and Postlude