Reverend Dr. Hugh MacKenzie, Pastor
Brendan B. Moore, Organist
Donna Novotny, Administrator Assistant
Sunday, June 16, 2013
10:00 am Worship
WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Plain text will be read by the leader. Bold text will be read by the people.
* Those who are able are invited to stand.
GATHERING AROUND THE WORLD
PRELUDE ~ Meditation on "Olivet"
MEDITATION ~ Talking against religion is unchaining a Tiger; the Beast let loose may chew on his Deliverer. ~ Poor Richard (Ben Franklin)
CALL TO WORSHIP
We know that no one is justified by works of the law,
but by faith in Jesus Christ.
It is no longer we who live,
but Chris who lives in us.
Praise Jesus Christ our Lord!
*WORSHIP IN SONG ~ Hymn # 306 "Fairest Lord Jesus"
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, you take no delight in wickedness; evil will not sojourn with you, for you abhor violence and deceit.Yet we confess that we are often self-deceived, and in regard to our neighbors, our heart have been proud, covetous and resentful.
Time of Prayer and Silent Confession
Forgive us, O God, for indeed there is much to forgive. As your law convicts us, so let us die to our sin so that we might live to you. As it is no longer we who live, but Christ who loves in us, let us now live by faith in your Son, who loves us and gave himself for us. Then, through the abundance of your steadfast love, we shall enter your house and bow down in awe of you.
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
...Friends, believe the good news of the Gospel.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.
As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
WELCOME EACH OTHER IN CHRIST'S NAME
PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON Psalm 51: 1-11, p. 520
RESPONSE The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Mark 5: 2-24, p. 39
RESPONSE The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God!
SPECIAL PRESENTATION ~ Chaplain (COL) Richard Young, USA (RET): Chaplain Young is the Executive Director of IAEC, International Association of Evangelical Chaplains. This organisation recognized by the Department of Defense, travels to countries who do not have military chaplains and provides support and training to establish chaplain programs. Rich has traveled to Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe providing training and support. Rich and Sandy now live in the Republic of Texas and are on their way to visit with their son and family in Connecticut.
SERMON ~"Two Clean Daughters" Pastor Mack
APOSTLE'S CREED ~ (Traditional)
RESPONDING TO THE WORD
*WORSHIP IN SONG ~ Hymn #293 "This Is My Father's World"
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD'S PRAYER
OFFERING OF OUR GIFTS
OFFERTORY ~ Organ Offertory
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYERS OF DEDICATION
Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above ye heavenly host; praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen
SENDING OUT INTO THE WORLD
* WORSHIP IN SONG ~ "Faith of Our Fathers"
CHARGE AND BENEDICTION
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE ~ Hymn # 371 "Lift High the Cross"
*PERSONAL PRAYER AND MEDITATION
*POSTLUDE ~ "Organ Postlude"
To our Visitors! We welcome you to our congregation. Your presence blesses us and adds to our worship. We invite you fill out one of the visitor cards that you will find in the pew, and place it in the offering plate or hand it to an Usher. For those little ones age 5 and under who have a tough time making through the service, nursery care is available. Please see the Usher if you require assistance. We hope that you will feel the touch of God's Spirit and experience God's love this morning.
We give thanks to God for today's Liturgist Steve Mileham; Ushers and Greeter Open; Coffee Hour open; Counters Paul Peacock.
Our Prayer Circle ~ Continues to meet every Wednesday morning at 7:30 am
MacK's Coffee Klatch ~ Classes will continue through June, but no classes for July and August, they will resume in September.
PWOF AND PMG ~ A brief meeting will be held on June 16, immediately after the service about the "Church Picnic"
Tower Hill Event ~ "Living Letters" Encountering Philippians, an interactive storytelling culminating in a dramatic portrayal of one of Paul's most beloved letters on Sunday, June 23 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary , 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. For more information call 732-747-1348
Attention All Singers ~ The Ocean Grove Auditorium Choir welcomes all singers to join the choir whether for a short visit or all summer. The choir sings for the Sunday AM and PM services, the Annual Choir Festival on Sunday July 14 at 7pm and the Annual Sacred Concert on Sunday August 25 at 7 pm. Rehearsals start on Friday night at 7 pm in June. Call 732-775-0035 or visit their website: www.oceangrove.org for further information.
Nancy Scharff's God and Country Concert ~ on June 28 at 7:30 pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 250 Harmony Road, Middletown. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please visit www.NancySchardd.com
Schedule for June 23, 2013
Liturgist ~ Yvonne Nunn-Cohen
Ushers and Greeter ~ Open
Coffee Hour ~ Open
From last week 6/9/13
Plate/Envelope ~ $580/$540