Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Order of Worship
gathering around the Word Matthew 21:1-11 (p. 23 in pew Bible) Joanne Fong
Sunday, April 17, 2011 As we gather for worship, we encourage you to spend time in prayer and reflection, One: The Word of the Lord.
8:00 am, Chapel guided by today’s prelude music, the cover art, and words of inspiration. all: thanks be to god.
Palm Sunday Musical Meditation Ride On! Ride On in Majesty! Graham George SerMon A Painful Smile Joanne Fong
invitation Louisa Watkins Umphres
reSponding to the Word
(Please fill in the Fellowship Register at the end of your pew.) We respond to God’s word with thanksgiving and prayer.
† HyMn 89 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna ellacombe As we come forward to celebrate communion, we are invited to place offerings of prayer cards
and monetary gifts in the plates located at the front of the Chapel.
call to confession Louisa Watkins Umphres
Prayer of confession (in unison) antHeM Ride On, King Jesus John Eggert
Jesus, our Lord, we shout hosannas to praise you. With eager hands Members of the Youth Chorale
we place our cloaks and palms on the path before you. Yet, Lord, we sacraMent of tHe lord’s suPPer Louisa Watkins Umphres
confess that the mouths that seek to praise you often deny or defy you. tHe invitation to coMMunion and tHe great tHanksgiving
And we confess that the hands that seek to serve you often become
fists. Lord, hear us as we confess. One: The Lord be with you.
(A moment of silence for personal reflection and confession.)
all: and also with you.
One: Lift up your hearts.
assurance of Pardon Louisa Watkins Umphres all: We lift them to the Lord.
One: Hosanna to the Son of David! One: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! all: it is right to give our thanks and praise.
All: For Christ came into the world not to condemn the world, tHe lord’s Prayer (in unison)
but that the world through him should be saved. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
One: Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
All: and walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Hosanna! Amen! against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For
thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
† congregational r esPonse (sing twice) Gloria Taize
“The Pesach (Passover) was at hand. The people preparing You are invited to come forward, using the center aisle, to partake of the Lord’s Supper.
Please break off a piece of bread, dip it in the cup and return to your seat, using the side
for the festival were looking back on their long history, rueful aisle. If you prefer gluten- and casein-free bread, please partake from the center table. If
over the anguished adversity of their ancient wandering migra- you desire to be served in your seat, please raise your hand to alert an usher.
tions, and they prayed with fervor that God would come again
Music at coMMunion Canzona Leon Boellmann
to restore prosperity to his land now trampled underfoot by
the Gentiles. Jesus, of course, knew the spirit of the feast. On Prayers of tHe PeoPle Joanne Fong
this particular day, shortly before the festival itself began, with † HyMn 88 All Glory, Laud, and Honor valet will ich dir geben
full knowledge he dared to plunge into that whirlpool of popu- sending and Passing of tHe Peace Joanne Fong
lar misunderstanding. Descending from the Mount of Olives
hearing the Word One: The Peace of Christ be with you. all: and also with you.
and through the cheers from the crowd, he certainly knew that
he was soon going to disappoint these people, and that the Postlude Allegro Moderato Leon Boellmann
We approach God’s Word prayerfully, trusting that as Scripture is read and proclaimed,
people in their frustration would then turn against him . . . . our hearts and minds will be opened to transformation and inspiration by the Holy Spirit.
Jesus, coming down the mountain and entering the city, wore a Prayer for illuMination Colby Madden † Please stand, if able.
scriPture lessons Psalm 118: 19-29 (p. 565 in pew Bible) Colby Madden
~ Shusako Endo
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Clergy and Staff
v Worship Notes v
v Members of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for 50 Years or More v ministers
All the members of the church
Mrs. Jane Acton Mrs. Judy Frazier Mrs. Shirley Moyer
antHeM Ride On, King Jesus John Eggert Mrs. June Adelhelm Mr. John Frazier Miss Ada Mutch pastoral staff
Members of the Youth Chorale Mrs. Jean Africa Mrs. Marjorie Frazier Mr. John Oehrle James L. Carter, D.Min.; Interim Pastor, Head of Staff
Mr. James Allen Mrs. Mary French Mrs. Ruth Oehrle
Ride on, King Jesus. No man can a’hinder thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No R. Charles Grant, D.Min.; Associate Pastor
man can a’hinder thee. King Jesus rides a milk white horse. No man can Mrs. Ellen Anderson Mrs. Martha Funk Mrs. Carol Ogelsby
for Senior Adults and Pastoral Care
a’hinder thee. The River Jordan he did cross. No man can a’hinder thee. If Mrs. Bonnie Atwood Mrs. Adeline Gay Mrs. Ann Orr
Sherri A. Hausser, M.Div.; Associate Pastor for Adult Education,
you want to find your way to God, no man can a’hinder thee. The Gospel Mrs. Claire Balentine Mrs. Mary Gibson Mr. Dave Painter
Mr. Bob Balentine Mrs. Muriel Grigg Mr. John Paul Outreach, and Worldwide Ministries
highway must be trod, no man can a’hinder thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No
man can a’hinder thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No man can a’hinder thee. Mrs. Franny Barnard Mrs. Louisa Hannay Mrs. Carol Pendergrass Susan B. Rice, M.Div.; Associate Pastor for Congregational Life
Mr. Bill Bates Mrs. Betty Harding Mr. Joseph Pew Elizabeth Lovell, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2009-11
Mrs. Elaine Belmonte Mrs. Anne Harkins Mrs. Jane Polk Joanne Shum Fong, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2010-12
Mrs. Barbara Best Miss Edna Harris Mrs. Edith Powell Louisa Watkins Umphres, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2010-12
Mrs. Jean Bloom Miss Charlotte Harris Mrs. Elizabeth Powell
† Mrs. Eve Bogle Mr. Jim Heaney Mrs. Joan Pratt program and administrative staff
“I am the resurrection and the life.” Mrs. Peggy Borkland Mrs. Emily Heebner Mrs. Margaret Ralph
Rebecca Alleva, Acting Youth Activity Director
Mr. William Buchanan Mrs. Hannah Henderson Mrs. Joan Robinette
Donna Barrickman, Membership Director
Mrs. Helen Buek Mr. Robert Henderson Mrs. Peggy Roth
William A. Montgomery, Jr. ~ April 11, 2011 Mr. Jim Burdick Mr. John Hodge Mrs. Elizabeth Royer
James A. Batt, Associate Director of Fine Arts Ministries
Mrs. Barbara Camp Mrs. Jean Holdsworth Mr. Dick Schneider Carolyn Jervis Beitmann, Director of Children’s Ministries
Mrs. Nancy Campbell Mrs. Susan Howard Mr. George Shafer Lorie Benovic, Care Manager
Mrs. Lee Carr Mrs. Kay Hoyler Mrs. Dede Shafer Jeffrey L. Brillhart, Director of Music and Fine Arts
Mrs. Audrey Cole Mrs. Audrey Ingram Mrs. Patsy Shaw Patsy Cole, Director of the Weekday School
Mr. Clif Collings Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Mr. Jim Shilcock Pete DiRocco, Director of Facilities and Maintenance
We invite you to share your gifts and talents Mrs. Penny Collings Mrs. Mary Kleckner Mrs. Edna Silver Lydia Haas, Communications Coordinator
in leading worship during the 8:00 a.m. service. Mrs. Patty Cosgrave Mrs. Betty Knorr Miss Jeannie Slaymaker Joyce R. Krajian, M.Div.; Director of the Middleton Center
You may serve in a variety of ways, from welcoming others as an usher, Miss Betty Crown Miss Libby Lauer Mrs. Ginny Smith Kathy Kreider, Parish Nurse
reading prayers or scripture or serving communion, Mrs. H. Virginia Davis Mrs. Betty Ledwith Mrs. Libby Somers Pam Lloyd, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
Mrs. Hope Davis Mr. Rick Ledwith Mrs. Mary Spence Sandy Martin, Young-In-Arts Program Director and Fine Arts Music Assistant
to providing special music or sharing other artistic gifts.
Mr. Ed Donaghy Mrs. Martha Lewis Mrs. Jane Stauffer Joanne Solarz, Executive Director of Operations
Mrs. Kit Carson Donato Mrs. Nancy Ligget Mr. Ken Sweet David Van Houten, Transition into Ministry Program Director
If you are interested in ushering, Mr. Graham Dripps Mrs. Barbara Lockwood Miss Jeanne Symes Jane Wilber, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries
contact Phoebe Sheftel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-526-1802. Mrs. Jean Dykstra Mrs. Ginny Lott Mr. Scott Tuttle
Mr. Robert Emory Mrs. Nancy MacGregor Ms. Suzanne VanderVeer v
If you are an elder or deacon interested in serving communion, Mrs. Jean Epps Mrs. Clare Mackie Mr. Charlie Vogel Robert C. Murphy, M.Div.; Parish Associate
contact Joanne Hanna, email@example.com or 610-356-9796. Mrs. Frances Etherington Mrs. Marjorie Mackinney Mrs. Virginia Vogel
Mrs. Margaret Ewing Mr. Alvan Markle Mrs. Lillian Wall
Mr. Rod Farmer Mr. David Maroney Ms. Byrle Walters Eugene C. Bay, D.Min.; Pastor Emeritus
If you would like to participate in other ways
Mr. Carter Fergusson Mrs. Cathy Maxey Mrs. Kathy Walton Margaret Anne Fohl, D.Min.; Associate Pastor Emerita
or explore how you might participate,
Mrs. Dudy Fergusson Mrs. Jane McCombs Mrs. Elinor Wattles George E. Hollingshead, Jr., D.Min.; Associate Pastor Emeritus
contact Louisa Watkins Umphres, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Jere Fiechter Mr. John McCombs Mr. Howard West David B. Watermulder, Th.M., DD.; Pastor Emeritus
or 610-525-2821, ext. 8828.
Mrs. Madeline Fisher Mrs. George McFarland Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson
v Mr. Bill Fiske Mrs. Mary Mechem Miss Betsy Wood
The flowers in the Chapel Garden Mrs. Emily Fletcher Mrs. Cathy Mick Mr. Palmer Woodcock
are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mrs. Anne Flood Mrs. Fran Middleton Mrs. Joan Woodcock 625 Montgomery Avenue
Clark K. Ingram Mr. Ed Flood Mrs. Judith Mitchell Mrs. Laura Woodcock Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
v Mrs. Helen Fradette Mr. Bob Montgomery Mr. Bob Woodcock Office Phone: 610-525-2821
Mr. Jack Moon Office Fax: 610-525-9476
Elder Colby Madden Website: www.bmpc.org
is assisting with communion. v
v Main Line Adult Day Center: 610-527-4220
The Middleton Center: 610-525-0766; email@example.com
The Weekday School: 610-525-2821, ext. 8840
Order of Worship
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church As we gather for worship, some prepare by greeting each other with words of peace, others
with meditation and prayer. Please be respectful of how those around you prepare. Kindly
second lesson Matthew 26 & 27 (selected verses) James L. Carter
refrain from taking photos or videos and please silence cell phones. serMon A Man of Sorrows James L. Carter
Sunday, April 17, 2011 † HyMn 92 Beneath the Cross of Jesus st. christopher
10:00 am, Sanctuary gathering oF god’S peopLe (Please remain standing for the Affirmation of Faith)
Palm Sunday Prelude Prelude in E Flat J.S. Bach
reSponSe to the Word
WelcoMe Susan Rice
† a ffirMation of faitH (in unison) Susan Rice
call to WorsHiP Elizabeth Lovell
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and
One: In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame;
in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy
in your righteousness deliver me.
Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was
All: incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily.
crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he
Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.
rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the
One: I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.”
right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come
All: Let your face shine upon your servant;
to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy
save me in your steadfast love.
catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the
One: Let us worship God!
resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
† HyMn 88 All Glory, Laud, and Honor valet will ich dir geben ~ The Apostles’ Creed
(Please fill in the Fellowship Register at the end of your pew; pass it down your row and back again.)
Prayer of confession (in unison) Elizabeth Lovell
O God, we confess our distress when afflicted with pain. We often offertory Susan Rice
avoid those encounters that will cause us discomfort. It is easier to offertory a ntHeM Solus ad Victimam Kenneth Leighton
hide from distress than to be exposed to forms of misery and grief. Alone to sacrifice thou goest, Lord, giving thyself to Death whom thou hast slain.
Yet we believe in Christ, who was sacrificed for all. Help us to trust in For us thy wretched folk is any word? Who know that for our sins this is thy pain?
For they are ours, O Lord, our deeds. Why must thou suffer torture for our sin? Let
him when he calls us to bear abuse on his behalf, and to show more
our hearts suffer in thy Passion, Lord, that very suffering may thy mercy win. This
compassion to others for whom pain is so constant. is the night of tears, the three days’ space, sorrow abiding of the eventide, until the
(A moment of silence for personal reflection and confession.) daybreak with the risen Christ, and hearts that sorrowed shall be satisfied. So may our
hearts share in thine anguish, Lord, that they may sharers of thy glory be; Heavy with
assurance of Pardon Elizabeth Lovell
Ecce homo by Antonio Ciseri (1821-91) weeping may the three days pass, to win the laughter of thine Easter Day.
Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Florence/Scala 1871 † gloria Patri (in unison) (Hymnal 579)
† doxology No. 83
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in
Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High deo gracias
the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.
All glory to our Lord and God for love so deep, so high, so broad:
(Children are invited to come forward for the Children’s Moment.)
The Trinity whom we adore forever and forever more.
“Then what should I do with Jesus proCLamation oF the Word
Prayers of tHe PeoPle Elizabeth Lovell
who is called the Messiah?” cHildren’s MoMent Susan Rice and tHe l ord’s Prayer (in unison)
Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come;
Matthew 27:22 sending HyMn Go now, Children, with our Blessing (See Worship Notes.)
thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
first lesson Isaiah 50:4-9a (p. 681 in pew Bible) Elizabeth Lovell bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
a ntHeM Ride On, King Jesus John Eggert against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For
All children and youth choirs thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
Ride on, King Jesus. No man can a’hinder thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No man can † HyMn 98 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded passion chorale
a’hinder thee. King Jesus rides a milk white horse. No man can a’hinder thee. The River
Jordan he did cross. No man can a’hinder thee. If you want to find your way to God, Benediction WitH cHoral resPonse James L. Carter
no man can a’hinder thee. The Gospel highway must be trod, no man can a’hinder
thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No man can a’hinder thee. Ride on, King Jesus. No man can Postlude The Palms Jean Langlais
† Please stand, if able.
v Worship Notes v v Members of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church for 50 Years or More v Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Mrs. Jane Acton Mrs. Judy Frazier Mrs. Shirley Moyer
Clergy and Staff
go now, Children, with our Blessing Mrs. June Adelhelm Mr. John Frazier Miss Ada Mutch
Mrs. Jean Africa Mrs. Marjorie Frazier Mr. John Oehrle
All the members of the church
Mr. James Allen Mrs. Mary French Mrs. Ruth Oehrle
Mrs. Ellen Anderson Mrs. Martha Funk Mrs. Carol Ogelsby pastoral staff
Mrs. Bonnie Atwood Mrs. Adeline Gay Mrs. Ann Orr The Rev. James L. Carter, D.Min.; Interim Pastor, Head of Staff
Mrs. Claire Balentine Mrs. Mary Gibson Mr. Dave Painter The Rev. R. Charles Grant, D.Min.; Associate Pastor
Mr. Bob Balentine Mrs. Muriel Grigg Mr. John Paul for Senior Adults and Pastoral Care
Mrs. Franny Barnard Mrs. Louisa Hannay Mrs. Carol Pendergrass The Rev. Sherri A. Hausser, M.Div.; Associate Pastor for Adult Education,
Mr. Bill Bates Mrs. Betty Harding Mr. Joseph Pew Outreach, and Worldwide Ministries
Mrs. Elaine Belmonte Mrs. Anne Harkins Mrs. Jane Polk The Rev. Susan B. Rice, M.Div.; Associate Pastor for Congregational Life
Mrs. Barbara Best Miss Edna Harris Mrs. Edith Powell The Rev. Elizabeth Lovell, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2009-11
Mrs. Jean Bloom Miss Charlotte Harris Mrs. Elizabeth Powell The Rev. Joanne Shum Fong, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2010-12
Mrs. Eve Bogle Mr. Jim Heaney Mrs. Joan Pratt The Rev. Louisa Watkins Umphres, M.Div.; Pastoral Resident 2010-12
Mrs. Peggy Borkland Mrs. Emily Heebner Mrs. Margaret Ralph
Mr. William Buchanan Mrs. Hannah Henderson Mrs. Joan Robinette program and administrative staff
Mrs. Helen Buek Mr. Robert Henderson Mrs. Peggy Roth Rebecca Alleva, Acting Youth Activities Director
Palm Sunday and Holy Week
Mr. Jim Burdick Mr. John Hodge Mrs. Elizabeth Royer
We enter Palm Sunday with shouts of “Hosanna!,” waving palm branches and Donna Barrickman, Membership Director
Mrs. Barbara Camp Mrs. Jean Holdsworth Mr. Dick Schneider
hearing the story of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. At the same time, we James A. Batt, Associate Director of Fine Arts Ministries
remember that this day also brings us into the passion narrative as Christ journeys to Mrs. Nancy Campbell Mrs. Susan Howard Mr. George Shafer
Carolyn Jervis Beitmann, Director of Children’s Ministries
the cross. Over the course of this week we follow Christ along the way. Mrs. Lee Carr Mrs. Kay Hoyler Mrs. Dede Shafer
Mrs. Audrey Cole Mrs. Audrey Ingram Mrs. Patsy Shaw Lorie Benovic, Care Manager
On Thursday, we remember the evening in which Jesus washed the feet of his Jeffrey L. Brillhart, Director of Music and Fine Arts
disciples, shared in a common meal we know as the Last Supper, and called them to Mr. Clif Collings Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Mr. Jim Shilcock
Mrs. Penny Collings Mrs. Mary Kleckner Mrs. Edna Silver Patsy Cole, Director of the Weekday School
love one another as his disciples. We call this day “Maundy Thursday,” from the Latin
mandatum novem, referring to the “new commandment” or “new mandate” that we Mrs. Patty Cosgrave Mrs. Betty Knorr Miss Jeannie Slaymaker Pete DiRocco, Director of Facilities and Maintenance
hear Jesus teach in John 13:34. Miss Betty Crown Miss Libby Lauer Mrs. Ginny Smith Lydia Haas, Communications Coordinator
On Good Friday, we are confronted with the realities of the crucifixion. We solemnly Mrs. H. Virginia Davis Mrs. Betty Ledwith Mrs. Libby Somers The Rev. Joyce R. Krajian, M.Div.; Director of the Middleton Center
gather to hear the passion narrative and are reminded of the darkness that falls on Mrs. Hope Davis Mr. Rick Ledwith Mrs. Mary Spence Kathy Kreider, Parish Nurse
this day. And yet we call this day “good,” with wonder and gratitude to God for the Mr. Ed Donaghy Mrs. Martha Lewis Mrs. Jane Stauffer Pam Lloyd, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor
redemption this act represents. Mrs. Kit Carson Donato Mrs. Nancy Ligget Mr. Ken Sweet Sandy Martin, Young-In-Arts Program Director and Fine Arts Music Assistant
During this Holy Week, we have the opportunity to engage more fully and deeply in Mr. Graham Dripps Mrs. Barbara Lockwood Miss Jeanne Symes Joanne Solarz, Executive Director of Operations
the incredible story of our salvation. Let us enter these last days of Lent with peni- Mrs. Jean Dykstra Mrs. Ginny Lott Mr. Scott Tuttle
tence and reflection, so that we may approach the empty tomb on Easter morning as David Van Houten, Ph.D.; Transition into Ministry Program Director
more faithful disciples of Jesus Christ who has led us through these forty days and Mr. Robert Emory Mrs. Nancy MacGregor Ms. Suzanne VanderVeer Jane Wilber, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries
who continues to lead us today. Mrs. Jean Epps Mrs. Clare Mackie Mr. Charlie Vogel
Mrs. Frances Etherington Mrs. Marjorie Mackinney Mrs. Virginia Vogel v
Mrs. Margaret Ewing Mr. Alvan Markle Mrs. Lillian Wall The Rev. Robert C. Murphy, M.Div.; Parish Associate
† Mr. Rod Farmer Mr. David Maroney Ms. Byrle Walters Sue Gibbons, Volunteer Coordinator
“I am the resurrection and the life.” Mr. Carter Fergusson Mrs. Cathy Maxey Mrs. Kathy Walton
Mrs. Dudy Fergusson Mrs. Jane McCombs Mrs. Elinor Wattles
Mrs. Jere Fiechter Mr. John McCombs Mr. Howard West The Rev. Eugene C. Bay, D.Min.; Pastor Emeritus
William A. Montgomery, Jr. ~ April 11, 2011 The Rev. Margaret Anne Fohl, D.Min.; Associate Pastor Emerita
Mrs. Madeline Fisher Mrs. George McFarland Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson
Mr. Bill Fiske Mrs. Mary Mechem Miss Betsy Wood The Rev. George E. Hollingshead, Jr., D.Min.; Associate Pastor Emeritus
Mrs. Emily Fletcher Mrs. Cathy Mick Mr. Palmer Woodcock The Rev. David B. Watermulder, Th.M., DD.; Pastor Emeritus
The flowers in the Sanctuary
Mrs. Anne Flood Mrs. Fran Middleton Mrs. Joan Woodcock
are given to the glory of God by Louise and Harry Hill
Mr. Ed Flood Mrs. Judith Mitchell Mrs. Laura Woodcock
in loving memory of their parents
Mrs. Helen Fradette Mr. Bob Montgomery Mr. Bob Woodcock
Margaret B. and Jacob A. Lark 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Mr. Jack Moon
Mattie D. and Harry E. Hill, Jr. Office Phone: 610-525-2821
v Office Fax: 610-525-9476
The flowers in the Chapel Garden Website: www.bmpc.org
are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of v
Clark K. Ingram Hearing devices are available for your use. You will find them in a black Main Line Adult Day Center: 610-527-4220
v case on the shelf in the Narthex. Take an instruction card to learn the simple The Middleton Center: 610-525-0766; firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Middleton steps to turn on the device and plug in the earpiece. Large print resources The Weekday School: 610-525-2821, ext. 8840
will play the carillon following the service. are available for you at the same location.
Weekly Calendar: april 17 - april 24, 2011 Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
Sunday, April 17 ~ PALM SUNDAY Our Common Life
8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Chapel Thursday, April 21
The Rev. Joanne Fong will preach. the Week of april 17 - april 24, 2011
10:00 a.m. Worship with the Senior Choir in the Sanctuary 8:00 a.m. Walk the Labyrinth, Congregational Hall until 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to BMPC! We are glad you are with us on Palm Sunday. As we enter
The Rev. Dr. James Carter will preach. 8:30 a.m. Thursday Morning Prayer Group, Chapel Holy Week and anticipate the good news of Easter, we encourage you to consider
Childcare for infants and toddlers, Education Building, 7:45 - 11:15 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Repose Yoga, Gym anew the meaning of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join
9:30 a.m. Presbyterian Women Coordinating Team, Conference Room us in our attempts to be God’s faithful, attentive, responsive people.
8:30 a.m. Adult Class: The Case for God Book Discussion, Conference Room 11:00 a.m. Torah Study, Main Line Reform Temple
8:30 a.m. Palm Sunday Breakfast, Congregational Hall If you are a newcomer or have questions, please stop at the Welcome Center near
12:00 p.m. Seniors Club Lunch, Gym the main entrance. After worship, join us for fellowship and refreshments at Café
9:00 a.m. Cancelled - Art @ 9 7:00 p.m. Hunger Committee Meeting, Conference Room
9:35 a.m. Rainbows, Doves and Lambs meet in classrooms for Palm Procession in the Court of the Ministries Center.
7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service, Chapel
9:35 a.m. K - Grade 5 meet in Chapel for Palm Sunday Procession Reminder: Smiles and warm greetings help make this a place of welcome. We
10:00 a.m. Church School for children age 2 (by 9.1.10) - PreK, Ed. Bldg pray that you will feel a sense of the hospitality of the Holy Spirit when you are
Friday, April 22 with us!
10:00 a.m. Youth In Worship, Sanctuary
10:15 a.m. Grades K-2 classes meet in the Ed. Bldg 8:00 a.m. Walk the Labyrinth, Congregational Hall until 3:00 p.m. Looking for a church home? Plan to attend our orientation on Sun., May 15, 8:30
10:15 a.m. Grades 3 -5 remain in worship for the entire hour 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Service, Sanctuary a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We’ll acquaint you with our Reformed beliefs, our denomination
11:00 a.m. Café in the Court, Ministries Center and our sense of Christian ministry, and we’ll help you find enrichment according
8:00 p.m. Good Friday Service, Sanctuary to your interests. Contact DonnaBarrickman@bmpc.org or 610-525-2821 x8809,
11:15 a.m. Adult Class: The Call To Service, Witherspoon Parlor
11:15 a.m. Maundy Thursday group rehearsals, Fine Arts Center, Chapel or indicate your interest on the fellowship register.
Saturday, April 23
1:00 p.m. Interfaith Hospitality Network, Crypt, Fullerton Room BMPC On-line. Visit our website for our complete church calendar, information
4:00 p.m. Action Group Meeting, Pastors Conference Room about our ministries, and audio files of sermons. To receive our weekly electronic
7:00 a.m. Saturday Morning Men’s Group, Converse House Parlor newsletter, BMPC Enews, contact email@example.com
Monday, April 18
9:15 a.m. Presbyterian Women Caring and Crafts, Gloucester Room
Sunday, April 24 ~ EASTER
6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service, Front Lawn Walking the Labyrinth During Holy Week
9:30 a.m. Cardio Fitness, Gym The Rev. Susan Rice will preach. Congregational Hall. The Labyrinth will be open:
8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary Maundy Thursday, April 21: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 19 The Rev. Elizabeth Lovell will preach. Good Friday, April 22: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Worship with the special music in the Sanctuary
7:30 a.m. Foundation Development Committee, Conference Room The Rev. Dr. James Carter will preach. Maundy Thursday April 21
9:00 a.m. Repose Yoga, Gym 7:30 p.m. Worship with Communion, Chapel
11:00 a.m. Worship with the special music in the Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. Presbyterian Women Dimensions in Literature, The Rev. Dr. James Carter will preach.
Witherspoon Parlor Good Friday April 22
Childcare for infants and toddlers, Education Building, 7:45 - 12:15 p.m. 12:00 p.m. Worship led by BMPC youth, Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. HVAC Project Team Meeting, Conference Room 8:00 p.m. “Blues” Tenebrae Service with meditation, featuring jazz saxophonist
10:30 a.m. Tai Chi, Gym 7:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast, Ed. Building Lobby Ron Kerber, Sanctuary
12:00 p.m. Cancelled - Preacher’s Brown Bag Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Cancelled - Art @ 9
1:30 p.m. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, Gloucester Room, 9:30 a.m. Church School for children age 2 (by 9.1.10) - PreK, Ed. Bldg Easter April 24 (no 10:00 a.m. service)
Witherspoon Parlor 9:30 a.m. Youth In Worship, Sanctuary 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service, Front Lawn
7:00 p.m. Urban Suburban Book Group, Witherspoon Parlor 9:45 a.m. Grades K-2 classes meet in the Ed. Bldg 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion, Sanctuary
7:15 p.m. Congregational Care Council, Gloucester Room 9:45 a.m. Grades 3 -5 remain in worship for the entire hour 9:30 a.m. Worship with special music, Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. Worship with special music, Sanctuary
7:30 p.m. Career Counseling, Conference Room, 610-525-0766
There will be no Weekly Wednesday Dinner during Holy Week.
Wednesday, April 20
Easter Volunteers Needed! Help decorate the Sanctuary for Easter on Sat., Apr.
23, 9:00 a.m. Contact Marnie Bowen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-254-0724.
9:30 a.m. Senior Men’s Discussion Group, Converse House Parlor
9:30 a.m. Cardio Fitness, Gym One Great Hour of Sharing. This special offering will be received on Sundays
10:00 a.m. Lay-Led Bible Study, Fullerton Room during Lent. Use envelopes found in the pews or indicate “One Great Hour of
10:00 a.m. Presbyterian Women Coffee Cup Bible Study, Witherspoon Parlor Sharing” on your check. This donation provides disaster relief, refugee assis-
Childcare Info/Reservations other than on Sunday morning, contact tance, hunger relief, and development aid.
7:00 p.m. Caregivers Support Group, Converse House Parlor
Childcare e-mail: email@example.com or Childcare line: 610-520-8850.
7:00 p.m. Trustee Meeting, Conference Room
Lenten Devotional. Available in the Narthex, the Ministries Center, and online.
7:30 p.m. Good Friday Rehearsal for Youth, Sanctuary Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church | 625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-525-2821 | Fax: 610-525-9476 | Website: www.bmpc.org
Learning and Connecting Caring and Sharing
We have an opening in the flower NO Preacher’s Brown Bag Bible ute to the Senior Choir Mission Fund. net, and indicate the dish you will bring and sweets provided. Info: AmyBauer@ Hunger Committee
schedule for May 8. If you would Study This Week, Apr. 19. Donate quality items in good condi- for potluck. bmpc.org
like to donate flowers for the Sanctu- tion. Items, along with documenta- Our Brothers Place. Volunteers
ary on that day, please call Ruth Mill- Torah (Old Testament) Study of tion (forms in choir room or Ministries PW Spring Gathering. Mon., May 2, Youth Ministries (Grades 6-12) needed to help serve lunch at Our
er Cox at (610) 446-1595. Hosea. Thurs., 11:00 a.m., led by Rab- Center), may be dropped off in the 7:00 p.m. (note time change), Congre- Brothers Place, Sat., Apr. 30. Pam Haynes
bi Franzel, Main Line Reform Temple, Court on Sunday mornings. Info: Peg- gational Hall. Men also are welcome. Holy Week Text Message Worship. Walsh: Haynesfirstname.lastname@example.org or
The Book Center and Library Wynnewood. Contact: Phoebe Shef- gy Gregg, email@example.com or Desserts, fruits and cheese provided. Be part of something new during Holy 610-667-0972.
tel, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610- 610-688-1437. Sue Gibbons, Outreach Council and Week at BMPC. Join us at 9:00 p.m. on
The Practice of the Presence of God 526-1802. the Rev. Sherri Hausser, Worldwide Apr. 17-23, for nightly worship phone Hunger Baskets are located in the
by Brother Lawrence, $9. This little Middleton Center Ministries, will speak about the work texting. Text your name, e-mail address church Narthex and Chapel entrance.
spiritual classic by a 17th century lay Children’s and Family Ministries BMPC is doing to help our local and and the words “Holy Week” to 610- Please bring a can to worship every
Carmelite gives a key to endless joy. The Center offers support groups, worldwide neighbors. RSVP by Apr. 21 496-6134 and we will e-mail a “script” week to help those in need.
The Book Center is open following BMPC (love + inspire + special events, counseling services and with $10 check payable to BMPC PW so you can see how this works.
Sunday services and on weekdays, nurture) Kids. To welcome children spiritual direction. Calls are confidential; and mail to Mary Bassett, 1315 Arrow- Hunger Envelopes. Your contribu-
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. into our faith community, we invite scholarships available. Info: Joyce Krajian, mink Rd., Villanova, PA 19085. Youth In Worship. Easter Sunday, tions to the white hunger envelopes in
children grades K-5 to begin worship email@example.com; online at Apr. 24, 9:30 a.m. Join Rebecca in the the pews provide food for emergency
Sunday Adult Education Classes with their families at the 10:00 a.m. middletoncenter.org or 610-525-0766. Horizons Bible Study. Wed., May 4, left balcony of the Sanctuary to attend food cupboards, homeless shelters,
service, Sanctuary. 10:30 a.m., Rosemont Presbyterian worship. and hunger relief organizations.
Book Discussion: The Case for God: Presbyterian Women (PW) Village Ballroom, led by the Rev. Dr.
What Religion Really Means by Kar- ART @ 9. (no class Apr. 17 & 24) Charles Grant. Lesson Nine: Journey Volunteers Needed for Youth Sum- Outreach
en Armstrong. Sun., 8:30 a.m., Confer- Sundays, 9:00 – 9:50 a.m., Rm. 201, Volunteer with the Open Books into the New Jerusalem. Read Rev- mer Trips. Youth Program needs adult
ence Room, led by the Rev. Dr. Paul Ed. Bldg, for children ages 3 and old- Open Minds Program. Assist 1st and elation 21-22. Contact: Joyce Malott, leaders for its High School Mission Trip Congregation Wide Day of Service,
MacMurray. Discuss this nuanced ex- er, led by Dan Deslaurier, educator 2nd graders in reading at the Samuel firstname.lastname@example.org to Appalachia, July 2-10, and for Kirk- May 21, Mark Your Calendar!
ploration of the role that religion plays and artist. Class provides fellowship Gompers Elementary School on Thurs., wood Camp, Aug. 7-13. Contact: Re-
in human life, drawing on the insights and creative time for children whose Apr. 28, or Thurs., May 12, 12:30 to 3:00 Presbyterian Women Y-Group beccaAlleva@bmpc.org Chester Eastside Ministries After-
of the past in order to build a faith that parents are attending BMPC classes. p.m. Contact: Helen Dennis hbdennis@ School Program. This program serves
speaks to the challenges of our dan- verizon.net or 215-546-1450. Presbyterian Women’s interest group Register for Summer Camp! Middle children from Chester’s east side with
gerously polarized age. Adult and Youth Volunteers primarily for women with young chil- & High School Camp at Philadelphia meaningful, educational activities and
Needed For Vacation Bible Camp. NO Coffee Cup Bible Study on Apr. 20. dren, focusing on family and faith is- Presbytery’s Camp Kirkwood, Aug. provides a safe haven for these high-
The Call to Service: Reflections June 26-30. Join the fun and explore sues. Non-church members welcome. 7-13. Registration Form and $450 due risk children aged 6-12. Thanks to your
on the Life of Service. Today, 11:15 Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Caring and Crafts. Mon., Apr. 18, by June 1. Info: www.bmpc.org/youth. pledges we also are able to offer finan-
a.m., Witherspoon Parlor, led by Da- was a Kid with our children! Sign 9:15 a.m., Gloucester Room. Y Group Easter Egg Hunt. Tues., html or RebeccaAlleva@bmpc.org cial support.
vid Heaton and the Rev. Louisa Wat- up to volunteer and/or register a Apr. 19, 11:30 a.m. Meet at Clem
kins Umphres. Participate in a service child online at www.bmpc.org. Info: Dimensions in Literature. Tues., Apr. Macrone Park (on Contestoga Rd. Confirmation Class Whif Expo. May West Philadelphia
opportunity and reflect on important MarcyDelorefice@aol.com or 610- 19, 9:30 a.m., Witherspoon Parlor (No near intersection with Garrett Ave.) 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Gym. View projects
biblical stories/lessons on the life of 449-0612. Wed. evening meeting). Eric Lacktman Pack a picnic lunch and bring 12 plastic presented by the Confirmands. Urban Suburban Book Group. Wed.,
service. introduces examples of poetry aimed Easter Eggs (per child) filled with Apr. 19, Witherspoon Parlor. April’s
Fine Arts at making us smile. Contact: Eric John- toys or peanut-free candy to hide for “Like” BMPC Youth Page On Face- selection: Strangers from a Different
Learn from your Baha’i neighbors. son, email@example.com or 610- the hunt. Don’t forget your baskets! book. Visit www.bmpc.org/youth.htm Shore: A History of Asian Americans by
May 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Join interfaith Art Exhibit. A spring-themed art ex- 668-4844. Contact: MarcyDelorefice@aol.com or or search for “BMPC Youth” on Face- Ronald Takaki. Contact: Sherry Archer,
neighbors as together we visit the hibit of works by Three Neighbors - CandaceBalch@comcast.net book and get upcoming news. firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-
Baha’i community of Philadelphia. Joan Bromley, Talma Gefen, and Anne Perspectives in Music. Mon., Apr. 473-4327. Book available in the Book
Learn about Baha’i beliefs and wor- Martin - opens today in the Confer- 25, 1:30 p.m. Guest: Frank Kaderabek, Y Book Group. Tues., Apr. 26, 7:30 Homeless Committee Center.
ship. This Gateway to Religious Com- ence Room and Witherspoon Parlor. trumpeter. Info: deannclancy@hot- p.m. Discussion of The Great Gatsby
munities program is organized by the Reception for the artists will be held mail.com or 610-525-8347. by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hosted by Chris Interfaith Hospitality Network Worldwide Ministries
Interfaith Center of Greater Philadel- after the Annual Meeting on Sun., Rovito, 713 Southwinds Dr., Bryn guests arrive TODAY and stay at BMPC
phia. Info: Carolschmidt@bmpc.org May 1. Great Decisions. Tues., Apr. 26, 12:45 Mawr, email@example.com until Apr. 24. If you are able to assist, Check the Worldwide Ministries kiosk
or firstname.lastname@example.org p.m. Rosemont Presbyterian Village contact Elizabeth Chesick: 610-642- in the Ministries Center for informa-
Good Friday Evening. Apr. 22, 8:00 Ballroom. “Responding to the Finan- Save the date for End Of Year 6381. tion on One Great Hour of Sharing, an
Adult Weekday Classes p.m., Sanctuary. Tenebrae Service cial Crisis.” What have we learned and Potluck Brunch. May 10, 9:15 a.m. ecumenical effort held during Lent.
with meditation, featuring jazz saxo- what does the future hold? Contact: Senior Adults Interfaith Hospitality Network
Lay-Led Bible Study. Wednesdays, phonist Ron Kerber. Marilyn.Irwin@presbysinspiredlife.org Training. Sat., May 14, 10:00 a.m. to
(except 2nd Wed.), 10:00 a.m., Ful- or 610-527-6500 ext. 233. Seniors Club Lunch. Thurs., Apr. 21, 12:30 p.m., Gloucester Room. To at-
lerton Room. Elinor Snyder leads this Support Senior Choir’s Southern noon, Gym. David F. Girard-diCarlo, tend or for info: Sue White-Herchek at
friendly, welcoming group. States Mission Trip this spring. Holy Leisure. Fri., Apr. 29, 6:00 p.m. former Ambassador to Austria, will IHN, 610-277-0977.
eBay sale of donated items provides Home of Winifred Cutler in Chester discuss his role and responsibilites as
help for trip scholarships and contrib- Springs. RSVP: Valeriecraig2@verizon. Ambassador. Bring a bag lunch; coffee