Bulletin 06.07.09.Ordinary by LeesRadford


									     First Presbyterian Church
JUNE 7	                                                 MOUNT HOLLY, NEW JERSEY	                                                  2009

          The Week at FPC                                           PRAISE CELEBRATION
                                                   WE PREPARE TO WORSHIP TOGETHER
                                                    Trading My Sorrows	

                                                   WE ARE WELCOMED
                                                   WE ARE CALLED TO WORSHIP	                                   from Hebrews 12:2-3
                                                     Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the
 TODAY                                               joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the
 Praise Celebration
                   8:30a         right hand of God. Let us consider him who endured such opposition and
 Fellowship Half-Hour
                 9:30a         trouble for us, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart.
 Sunday School
 Classic Celebration
                                                   WE ARE GLAD TO BE IN HIS PRESENCE
                                                    Meet With Me
 Community Luncheon
                                                   WE ARE CALLED TO CONFESS 	                                   from 1 Peter 2:24
                                                     Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to our
 Session Meeting
                                                     sins and live for righteousness. By his wounds we are healed. Let us confess
                                                     our sins.
 Senior Luncheon
                                                   WE CONFESS IN THE SILENCE OF OUR HEARTS
 WEDNESDAY                                         WE ARE ASSURED OF HIS PARDON	                                       Acts 10:43
                                 6:30p         All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives
 Boy Scouts
                           7:00p         forgiveness of sins through his name.
 Something Fishy
 Adult Choir
                          7:30p       WE GREET EACH OTHER IN HIS PEACE

 THURSDAY                                          WE RESPOND TO GOD’S GRACE
 Band Rehearsal
                       7:30p        Hallelujah
                                                    Hear Us from Heaven
 Community Luncheon
                  12:00p       WE SPEAK TO OUR CHILDREN*
                                                   WE HEAR FROM GOD’S WORD

          Hosts & Greeters                          What Do I Need to Face My Troubles? 	                           James 1:5-8
 Nancy Jamison, Anne &Howard                 WE PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER
       Redlus, Mike Rivera, Pete Sanchez
       and Larry Taylor                            WE RESPOND THROUGH OUR OFFERINGS
 Jim Bradford, Manny Delgado,                Breathe
        Marty Hauth, and Rita Menders
                                                   WE ARE SENT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE
                                                    He Knows My Name

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                                                                                                        Growing Fully Devoted
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                          Mt. Holly, NJ 08060                                                            Disciples of Christ.

   *Children are dismissed to Children’s Church.                     1
                            CLASSIC CELEBRATION
                                           SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
PRELUDE	                                                  ARIOSO 	                                            G. F. HANDEL

CALL TO WORSHIP 	                                 	                          FROM HEBREWS 12:2-3
  Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him
  endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. Let us consider him
  who endured such opposition and trouble for us, so that we will not grow weary and lose heart.
HYMN	                              GOD OF THE AGES, WHOSE ALMIGHTY HAND	                                               PH 262

CALL TO CONFESSION 	                            	                        BASED ON 1 PETER 2:24
  Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree that we might die to our sins and live for
  righteousness. By his wounds we are healed. Let us confess our sins.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON	                             	                                      ACTS 10:43
   All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins
   through his name.
HYMN	                                   OUR GOD, OUR HELP IN AGES PAST	                                                PH 210

READING THE WORD	                                              	                                                     JAMES 1:5-8
  If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
  But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the
  wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

SERMON SERIES	                              A FAITH THAT WORKS 	                                          RICK HAMILTON
                                   2. WHAT DO I NEED TO FACE MY TROUBLES?
A MUSICAL OFFERING	                              LEAD ME, GUIDE ME	                           KATIE KERSHAW, SOLOIST

DOXOLOGY	                        PRAISE GOD, FROM WHOM ALL BLESSING FLOW	                                              PH 592

PRAYER OF DEDICATION	                                          	                                      PATKAI MINISTRIES

HYMN	                                       GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS	                                                 PH 276

POSTLUDE 	                                              HORNPIPE	                                             G. F. HANDEL
   FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION                                                 For Further Reflection
Women Build                                                                         James 1:5-8
Would you like to help provide affordable
housing for a family in our area? Women’s                1. How do you see James’ exhortation in these verses to be
Ministry is looking for adult women who
would like to roll up their sleeves and work                connected to the immediately preceding verses?
on a house sponsored by Habitat for
Humanity. At present it will be for 1 day on             2. Why is prayer such an important activity when facing troubles
Sat., June 27th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If              and trials? What role does prayer usually play in your life during
interest is shown, more days will be
scheduled in the future.                                    difficult times?
To sign up and for particulars, please call Ceil
Kosowski at 609.953.1379 or Celeste                      3. What is “wisdom”? How does it differ from knowledge?
Hamilton at 609.877.5209.
                                                         4. How do you get wisdom, and how do you know when you’ve
Summer Worship Schedule                                     got it? Can you remember an experience when God gave you
In May, the Discipleship Team, responding to a              wisdom in a time of trouble and how it came to you?
report from our Children’s Ministry Team,
took a recommendation to Session where it                5. What does verse 5 tell us about the character of God? How
was approved, that our Sunday school
program go on hiatus until September. A                     does it serve to correct out tendency to see God as hard,
number of factors went into making this                     austere, and difficult to please? How have you seen God show
                                                            his generosity in his relationship to you?
   ‣ low attendance totals over past number
     of years;
                                                         6. What is the nature and character of the doubt James is
   ‣ the difficulty in recruiting sufficient
     leadership in the summer months;                       addressing in vs. 6-8? How is this doubt to be distinguished from
the combination of these two factors in                     legitimate doubt? What is the double-minded person doubting
reducing the pool of willing leaders even
further—on several occasions, recruited                     about God that makes the person’s doubt particularly sinister?
leaders have prepared lessons only to come
and find either no one attending, or only                 7. What have you found to be effective ways in your own life of
their own children making up the class. This                dealing with the double-mindedness James is talking about?
has discouraged them from agreeing to serve
Your Session assures you that this decision
was not made lightly. They will be glad to
discuss this further with anyone who still has
remaining questions.
                                                                MINISTRY OF THE WEEK
Senior Luncheon
                                                                      PATKAI MINISTRIES, INC.
Join us this Tuesday, June 9th for our Senior      PCC is now 34 years old. Tuisem and Margaret Shishak are slowly winding down
Luncheon. We begin with lunch at 12:00             their active involvement in the ever-growing educational ministry in a region of
followed by our program 1:00. This month           India where Christianity has flourished for over 100 years. Tui retired from PCC in
we are delighted to have Christopher and           August 2004, but he continues as Principal Emeritus. Educational institutions
Aaron Jones with us. Many of you know              include Patkai Christian College (1,300+ students); Patkai School (c.400 pupils) now
these talented young men and the most
excellent, wonderful, music they make come         up to Class 10; and Patkai Christian Academy in Manipur (200+ pupils) in its eighth
from their violins. For those who don’t know       year of operation, now up to Class 10. Tui will continue to be active at PCA as its
them, you are in for a real treat! Hope you        principal for some more years. Their prayer letter is filled with pictures of new
can make it. This will be our last luncheon        buildings and student activities in this remote corner of northeastern India.
until September.
                                                   Pray for:
Save the Dates                                       ❖   PCC’s Margaret Shishak Music School building
Jun 14—Lord’s Supper Observed                        ❖   The Micro-Credit Loan Program at PCA
Jul 5—Summer Worship Schedule Begins                 ❖   The end of fratricidal killing among the Naga underground factions
Jul 13—Youth Leadership Conference                   ❖   Unification among all Naga underground groups
Jul 17—Romania Mission Trip
Jul 19—Lord’s Supper Observed                        ❖   Revocation of the ban on Tui by a Naga faction, and
Jul 24—Vacation Bible School                         ❖   Spiritual awakening in the three Patkai institutions
Jul 31—Nicaragua Mission Trip
Sep 6—Summer Worship Schedule Ends

                                                       WHAT DO I NEED TO FACE MY TROUBLES?
                                               JAMES 1:5-8	                                                         RICK HAMILTON
                                               For wise men of old, the cardinal problem of human life was how to conform the soul
                                               to objective reality, and the solution was wisdom, self-discipline, and virtue. For the
                                               modern mind, the cardinal problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of man, and
                                               the solution is a technique.—C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

                                               WISDOM: HOW WE GET IT

                                               Three beliefs of our modern world:
James writes as a pastor, and in doing so,
he counsels his readers about what it
means to live their faith as faithful
followers of Jesus Christ. Taking that as a
starting point, each message in the series
will be put in the form of a personal
question. The titles for the summer
messages are:
1.   Why Do I Have Troubles?
2.   What Do I Need to Face My Troubles?
3.   What Types of Trouble Can I Expect?
4.   How Do I Deal with Sin and Temptation?
5.   How Can I Avoid Being Deceived?
6.   Why Aren’t I a Better Person than I Am?
                                               WISDOM: WHY WE NEED IT
7.   How Should I Relate to God’s Word?
8. How Can I Live a Life of Justice?
9. How Can I Live a Life of Mercy?
10. How Can I Live a Life of Faith?            Three principles of biblical wisdom:
11. How Can I Live a Life of Self Control?
12. What’s the Key to Self Control?
13. How Can I Build Wise Relationships?
Podcasts available on the church web site
at www.firstpresmtholly.org

One more thing, although James’s
audience is the church, and his counsel is
primarily for believers, I hope to also
engage the questions that non-believers
might have. Even though we believe we
should be inviting our friends and
neighbors to worship, instinctively we
know that too often our sermons, while
helpful to believers, really don’t speak to
the needs, or answer the questions of non-
believers. It is my goal that in my sermons,
the thought may occur to you, “I really
wish … could be here to hear this.” Please
pray that may be the case.

                     2009-2010 SESSION

Bob Adler
                                                  David Kennedy


609.267.0496                                                609.261.8076
bobadler@comcast.net                                        dakennedy51@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Braun
                                            Judy Kipp


609.261.1653                                                609.267.1396
jackandliz3@gmail.com                                       judybunting@yahoo.com

Dana Carter
                                                Bill McFarland


609.265.1451                                                609.265.9101
quiltqueen@comcast.net                                      wmcfarla1@comcast.net

Mary Craig                                                  Jack Megill


609.267.8621                                                609.261.3618
mrcraig@camden.rutgers.edu                                  jrmegill@comcast.net

David Crespin
                                              Barbara Read


609.387.8950                                                609.267.2166
dsshcres@aol.com                                            bread15@verizon.net

Mianne Edwards
                                             Mike Rivera

Clerk of Session

609.261.4978                                                609.267.5852
mianne304@hotmail.com                                       marivera54@hotmail.com

Kevin Heide
                                                Else Rodland


609.581.1509                                                609.261.0904
kevinh@planetibc.com                                        else33@comcast.net

Bill Jamison
                                               Rich Zaiss


609.267.5349                                                609.386.0596
jami56@verizon.net                                          richzaiss@msn.com

                     Summer Worship Schedule
                         July 5 – September 6
                 9:00 am — Praise Celebration with Band
                10:30 am — Classic Celebration with Organ
                                                        2009-2010 BOARD OF DEACONS
                                                   Class of 2010             Class of 2011         Class of 2012

                                                     Stacy Hamilton          Kimberley Faircloth    Alison Bunting
At FPC we are committed to being a
congregation of fully devoted followers
of Christ guided by our WORDS to live

Worship. We exist to worship God.
Worshiping God is our primary privilege               Martin Hauth              Dan Kennedy          Wendy Brunt
and responsibility. Our church will be a
place where God is worshiped and

Outreach. We exist to share the good
news of God’s kingdom and to bring lost
people to meet God. God has called us
to be his tool for connecting people to              Brenda Monaco              Marla Kennedy         Paul Evans
God through Jesus Christ. We will
pursue lost people on behalf of God.

Relationships. We exist to provide
fellowship for, and build relationships
among the people of God’s kingdom.
Jesus said that our defining characteristic               Jeff Paul              William Monk           Bill Hunt
should be love for one another. Our
church will be a place where our arms
are wide open to love everyone God
brings our way.

Discipleship. We exist to strengthen
our relationship with God. Christians are
people who commit to walk with God                      Kay Schuh                 Tom Reid          Tanya Straight
all of their lives. We will train and equip
people to continue to walk with God
and to be good stewards of their time,
talents and resources to build up the
body of Christ.

Service. We exist to reach into society                Larry Taylor            Barbara Wilson      Bruce VanderWilt
with the compassion and justice of
God’s kingdom. We prepare our
members to minister to all kinds of
needs—spiritual, emotional, relational,
and physical— by encouraging them to
discover their SHAPE and to serve
where their Spiritual Gifts, Hearts,
Abilities Personalities and Experiences               Lourdes Taylor            Carol Winner       Erin Scattergood
can have the greatest impact in God’s

                                      LORD’S SUPPER OBSERVANCE SCHEDULE
                                              June 14, Rev. Danny Sharpe presiding
                                               July 19, Rev. Larry Miller presiding

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