FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
APRIL 3, 2011
Let There Be Glory and Honor and Praises
Let there be glory and honor and praises, Glory and honor to Jesus. Glory and honor, glory and honor to Him.
I Love You, Lord
I love You, Lord, and I lift my voice to worship You, O my soul rejoice.
Take joy my King in what You hear, Let it be a sweet, sweet sound in Your ear. (Repeat)
Chorus: Steal away, steal away, steal away to Jesus! Steal away, steal away home, I ain't got long to stay here.
1) My Lord, he calls me, he calls me by the thunder; the trumpet sounds within my soul;
I ain't got long to stay here. Chorus
2) Green trees are bending, poor sinners stand a trembling; the trumpet sounds within my soul;
I ain't got long to stay here. Chorus
3) My Lord, he calls me, he calls me by the lightning; the trumpet sounds within my soul;
I ain't got long to stay here. Chorus
Stay With Me
Stay with me, remain here with me, watch - and pray, - watch - and pray.
This Is My Prayer
I want to love You, Lord; I want to serve You, Lord; I want to please You, Lord; This is my prayer.
THE BACK DOOR CHURCH
Closing Song: WORSHIP TEAM
Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus Ann Gecelosky
Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, Norene Fessler
and the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of his glory and grace. Jodi Musser
PEANUT BUTTER EGG SALE
Peanut butter eggs will be sold again this year to benefit Mission Tour 2011. We will be
selling the eggs during Fellowship Time and before/after the Back Door Church service
on April 3, April 10, April 17 and April 24. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate eggs will
be sold. You will be able to take the eggs with you at the time of purchase. However, if
you are purchasing more than 3 dozen eggs at one time, please contact Dawn Bourassa or
Frances Mateer to place your order.
The cost of the eggs will be $6.00/dozen; $3.00 for 6 eggs or $1.00
for 2 eggs. If you are paying by check, please make the check payable to Donegal
Presbyterian Church. “Egg sale” should be noted in the memo section of the check.
If you have any questions, Dawn Bourassa can be reached by phone at 717-892-6606 or email DAWN659476@aol.com.
Frances Mateer’s phone number is 717-665-4246.
Thank you for supporting Mission Tour 2011!
FELLOWSHIP TIME: Everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall after worship for refreshments provided by the Musser
& Bourassa Families. The Hospitality Team is asking for donations to cover the coffee we use each Sunday. The coffee
is part of the Presbyterian Coffee Project. What we donate during Lent supports purchasing coffee the year through.
THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH:
Today---gift card sales immediately following 9:00 a.m. worship; and just prior to “Back Door Church Service”.
Food Collection Day is today, April 3. Thanks for your help!
April Newsletter is available in your church mailbox. Extra copies for visitors and friends are in the Narthex & Fellowship Hall.
Lenten Series, tonight, 5:30-7:00 p.m. This is a potluck affair! Please bring your own place settings, utensils, and mugs. (We do
have paper plates, etc. if you forget). Childcare provided.
Donegal Men will meet Wednesday for breakfast, fellowship, & prayer, at Gus’s Keystone Restaurant. In by 7:30, out by 8:15.
BDC Team will NOT practice this week. + Choir Rehearsal, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Fishing Derby, Saturday, April 9, 8-11 a.m.
Lia Sophia Jewelry Party, Saturday, April 9, 5:00 p.m. Proceeds from the party will go to Mission Tour. See your newsletter for
LOOKING AHEAD IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH:
Donegal Historian’s will meet Sunday, April 10, 10:30 a.m. in the Donegal Society room.
Christian Ed. Team Meeting, Monday, April 11, 7:00 p.m.
B&G Team Meeting, Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.
Morning Bible Study Circle Meeting, Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. Rick Ritsch will lead us in lesson
study #8 “The Empire Has Fallen! Evacuate Now!”
Session Meeting, Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. + Deacon Meeting, Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Stephen Minister Meeting, Thursday, April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Litter Pick-Up/Work Day, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 a.m.
Grace Circle Breakfast, Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. at Simp-lee Seafood Restaurant in Mount Joy.
If you are interested in playing contract bridge here at the church, sign-up in the Communication Center and mark your preferred
PDA (Presbyterian Disaster Assistance) stands ready to respond to needs from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and the
ensuing tsunamis across the Pacific rim. Anyone wishing to contribute should write your check to Donegal Presbyterian Church and
indicate in the memo line project number DR000117 – Japan Earthquake & Tsunami.
Are you a water lover? Register now to cool down this summer swimming, tubing, playing crazy water games, boating, and basically
getting WET! Aqua Mania an Wet’n Wild Camps will do just that! When you are dry, we’ll do arts & crafts, sports, Bible study,
games, and think about getting wet all over again! For more information on this and all of Camp Donegal’s new and exciting
programs, see the 2011 summer brochure, which is available in the communication center. If you have any questions, please call the
Camp Donegal office at 717-862-3722 or visit them online at www.CampDonegal.org.
Are you, or have you ever been, a smoker? Are you a male over 55? Donegal Presbyterian Church is pleased to host a Life Line
Screening preventive health event to scan for risk of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Life Line Screening uses hospital quality
ultrasound technology to detect an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of
the body. Warning signs of AAA often go unidentified and if ruptured, abdominal aortic aneurysms are 80-95% fatal. The screening
will be held on Thursday, May 12. Sign-up sheets are in the Communication Center and Fellowship Hall, or you can call 1-888-653-
6441, or visit www.lifelinescreening.com, for more information and to pre-register.
BIRTHDAYS: Please remember the following members of the Donegal Family with a card, phone call, and particularly in your
prayers on their birthdays: April 5 – Polly Wardrop April 7 – Pat Enders April 8 – Geoff Finch
April 9 – Victor Baer
PRAYER CONCERNS: Barbara Zablotny Clouse Family Karrie Fouse Jessi Faust Dot Durfee
Ronald Ensminger Barbara Labagh Conrad Nasatka Noble Johnson Julie DePew Tom Hoye
Sally Readinger Sam Landis Julianne Loughton Helen Hopper Paul Brubaker Jody Stuart
Bill Grooms Judy Whitaker Jim Bair Sandy Butzer Martha Appleby Brianne Reed
Kristina McGee Margaret Hintz Japan Brenda Gillhan Becky Troop Lisa Stover
Jimmy O’Malley David & Sylvia Kuch Molly Javins Naomi Hershey Jane Luther Cavanaugh Family
Edward Lentz John Vida Alicia Fuentes Vivian Carroll Edith Smith John Kreider
Kopp/Kepner Families Mary Anne Bromley Susan Davis-Ancypowic Don Womeldorf Lawrence Medina
Catherine Aument Logan Crills Larry Nawa Rick Lindner Eleanor Agapito Ruth Blackburn
Lupid Cummings Randolph Family Nancy Brown John Haynes Warner Family Lilly Higgins
Mantio Family Ellen & Leo Fox Ashby Family
Operating Fund – Giving Portion: 03/27/2011 (Attendance 131)
Giving Giving Expense
Original Principal: $1,192,300.00
Actual* Budget* Budget** Current Principal Balance: $ 859,532.47
Last Week $ 3,083 $ 3,623 $ 4,038
YTD – 13 weeks $ 47,974 $ 47,099 $ 52,494
* Giving includes Envelope, Loose, Deacon, Per Capita & Initial
** Estimated expense to be paid from Giving
Operating Fund – Actual Through 02/28/11: Income $48,201.98 / Expense $50,378.60 / Difference ($2,176.62)
2011 Per Capita Expense: $6,444 @ $28.14 per member / 2011 Per Capita Contributions YTD: $3,013.52
Please speak with Pastor Tom if you feel God is leading you to unite with us.
ROAD CROSSINGS: “Everyone Counts”
Psalm 23 (The Message)
GOD, my shepherd! I don't need a thing.
You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from.
True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.
Even when the way goes through Death Valley,
I'm not afraid when you walk at my side.
Your trusty shepherd's crook makes me feel secure.
You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies.
You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.
I'm back home in the house of GOD for the rest of my life.
John 4:3-26 (The Message)
So Jesus left the Judean countryside and went back to Galilee.
To get there, he had to pass through Samaria. He came into Sychar, a Samaritan village that bordered the
field Jacob had given his son Joseph. Jacob's well was still there. Jesus, worn out by the trip, sat down at the
well. It was noon.
A woman, a Samaritan, came to draw water. Jesus said, "Would you give me a drink of water?" (His
disciples had gone to the village to buy food for lunch.)
The Samaritan woman, taken aback, asked, "How come you, a Jew, are asking me, a Samaritan woman, for a
drink?" (Jews in those days wouldn't be caught dead talking to Samaritans.)
Jesus answered, "If you knew the generosity of God and who I am, you would be asking me for a drink, and I
would give you fresh, living water."
The woman said, "Sir, you don't even have a bucket to draw with, and this well is deep. So how are you
going to get this 'living water'? Are you a better man than our ancestor Jacob, who dug this well and drank from
it, he and his sons and livestock, and passed it down to us?"
Jesus said, "Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I
give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless
The woman said, "Sir, give me this water so I won't ever get thirsty, won't ever have to come back to this well
He said, "Go call your husband and then come back."
"I have no husband," she said.
"That's nicely put: 'I have no husband.' You've had five husbands, and the man you're living with now isn't
even your husband. You spoke the truth there, sure enough."
"Oh, so you're a prophet! Well, tell me this: Our ancestors worshiped God at this mountain, but you Jews
insist that Jerusalem is the only place for worship, right?"
"Believe me, woman, the time is coming when you Samaritans will worship the Father neither here at this
mountain nor there in Jerusalem. You worship guessing in the dark; we Jews worship in the clear light of day.
God's way of salvation is made available through the Jews. But the time is coming—it has, in fact, come—when
what you're called will not matter and where you go to worship will not matter.
"It's who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the
pursuit of truth. That's the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly
themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it
out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration."
The woman said, "I don't know about that. I do know that the Messiah is coming. When he arrives, we'll get
the whole story."
"I am he," said Jesus. "You don't have to wait any longer or look any further."
A Celebration of Worship
Call to the Community
News of the Church Alive
Sharing the Good News
Remembering Our Faults and Failings
L: Holy God, Maker of All
P: HAVE MERCY ON US.
L: Jesus Christ, Servant of the Poor
P: HAVE MERCY ON US.
L: Holy Spirit, Breath of Life
P: HAVE MERCY ON US.
L: Let us in silence remember our own faults and failings.
L: I confess to God and in the company of all God’s people that my life and the
life of the world are broken by my sin.
P: MAY GOD FORGIVE YOU, CHRIST RENEW YOU, AND THE
SPIRIT ENABLE YOU TO GROW IN LOVE.
P: WE CONFESS TO GOD AND IN THE COMPANY OF ALL GOD’S
PEOPLE THAT OUR LIVES AND THE LIFE OF THE WORLD ARE
BROKEN BY OUR SIN.
L: May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the Spirit enable you to grow in
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy
will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and
forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory
Giving Back to God