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The Lord’s Day February 8, 2015 Eight Thirty and Eleven O'clock “And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD his God.” (Micah 5:4) Please switch all communications devices to silent mode. Thank you.

Welcome and Announcements +Prelude......................... “Prayer” .................. Andrew Fletcher Call to Worship ...................................................... Psalm 72 Minister: May he have dominion from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth! May kings fall down before him, all nations serve him! People: For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. Minister: From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight. May his name endure forever, his fame continue as long as the sun! May people be blessed in him, all nations call him blessed! All: Blessed be his glorious name forever; may the whole earth be filled with his glory! Amen and Amen! Let us worship God!

Choral Introit .......................................... arr: Milburn Price “Jesus What a Friend for Sinners”

Assurance of Pardon ................................... Ephesians 1:7-10

(Four and Five-year olds dismissed to Children’s Church)

We confess our sins in the sure confidence that God’s purpose of grace will be accomplished in our lives and our world. God’s Word says, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight, making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.” Thanks be to God for his glorious and gracious purpose of redemption that shall be accomplished!

+Doxology (Hymn 731) ....................................OLD HUNDREDTH

Affirmation of Faith .... The Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 6 Q 16. Why must the mediator be a true and righteous human? A. God’s justice demands that human nature, which has sinned, must pay for sin; but a sinful human could never pay for others. Q 17. Why must the mediator also be true God? A. So that the mediator, by the power of his divinity, might bear the weight of God’s wrath in his humanity and earn for us and restore to us righteousness and life. Q 18. Then who is this mediator—true God and at the same time a true and righteous human? A. Our Lord Jesus Christ, who was given to us to completely deliver us and make us right with God. Q 19. How do you come to know this? A. The holy gospel tells me. God began to reveal the gospel already in Paradise; later God proclaimed it by the holy patriarchs and prophets and foreshadowed it by the sacrifices and other ceremonies of the law; and finally God fulfilled it through his own beloved Son.

Sanctuary Choir

Prayer of Intercession and The Lord’s Prayer *Ascription of Praise (Hymn 311, verse 1) ................... aurelia Hail to the Lord’s Anointed, great David’s greater Son! Hail, in the time appointed, his reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, to set the captive free, to take away transgression, and rule in equity.

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, forever. Amen.

*Prayer of Adoration

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*Hymn 441 ............. “Jesus Shall Reign” ............... duke street

Presentation of God’s Tithe and Our Offerings

Private Confession of Sin

Offertory ............. “Our Father in Heaven” .... Dietrich Buxtehude

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; praise Him, all creatures here below; praise Him above, ye heav’nly host: praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Choral Anthem .........“O Love Divine” ........... arr: John Hudson Sanctuary Choir O love divine amazing love, that brought to earth from heav’n above. The Son of God for us to die that we might dwell on high. He died for you, He died for me, and shed His blood to make us free. Upon the cross of Calvary, the Savior died for me. For us a crown of thorns He bore, for us a robe of scorn He wore. He conquered death and rent the grave and lives again our souls to save. O wand’rer come on Him believe, His grace by faith receive, receive. Awake arise and hear His call, the feast is spread for all. He died for you, He died for me and shed His blood to make us free. Upon the cross of Calvary, the Savior died for me. © 1999 & 2011 Beckenhorst Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net A-716217

Prayer of Illumination Scripture Reading ...... Acts 10:34-43 .............. Pew Bible p. 919 Minister: This is the Word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God!

Sermon ...................................................... Rev. Joseph Wheat “The Gospel Way of Seeing People”

*Hymn 565 .................“All for Jesus!” ........................ wycliff *Benediction Choral Response *Postlude .............. “Psalm Tune Postlude” ............ Harvey Grace *Please stand if you are able. +The ushers may seat worshipers. Presiding Minister - Dr. Sean Michael Lucas Missionary of the Week - Elbert & Karen McGowen with RUF at JSU Visitors - Visitors are encouraged to pick up a copy of the First Presbyterian Church newsletter in the Narthex or at the Welcome Center in the Fellowship Hall.

Notes on the Service As part of our annual missions conference, we are pleased to welcome to our pulpit, Joseph Wheat, senior pastor of Highlands Presbyterian Church, Madison, Mississippi. A graduate of Auburn University and Reformed Theological Seminary, Joseph has served churches in Georgia, Alabama, and Colorado, prior to coming back to the Jackson area in 2005 to serve Highlands. He is passionate about church planting, missions, and evangelism, being instrumental in starting church planting networks in Rocky Mountain Presbytery as well as here in Mississippi. Our service today is shaped by Psalm 72, a glorious psalm that tells us about the ultimate victory of Christ our king. Not only does that psalm call us to worship, but we sing various settings of it—our ascription of praise is a versification of the psalm by James Montgomery; we follow this with “Jesus shall reign,” the version of Psalm 72 written by Isaac Watts. We hail Christ, the Lord’s Anointed, the king who delivers the needy, the poor, the weak, the helpless and grants them salvation in his name! Such confidence draws us to confess our sins to God. As we confess our sins in thought, word, and deed, in things that we have done and things that we have left undone, we recognize that we have not loved God or each other as we ought. But we also recognize that Jesus has gained redemption for us through his blood. Even more, this redemption that is ours is actually a foretaste and sign of the cosmic redemption that God is working in and through Jesus. Christ the King will rule over this world made new! Our affirmation of faith teaches us more about the work of Christ the Mediator. The Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 6, reminds us that Jesus our Redeemer is both true God and true man—true man so that he might be identified with us humans; true God so that he might bear the weight of God’s wrath. And the entire Bible teaches us this Gospel— the Old Testament as well as the New, the law and prophets as well as the Gospels and epistles—all point us to Jesus the Redeemer, our King. And so, we rejoice in the good news of the Gospel through which God is making us and his world new. May God give us eyes to see him and his world as he does: as the place and people he is making new for his glory and for our good! If you would like a copy of today’s sermon, please call the church office (601-268-0303). The entire service, as well as just the sermon, is available on CD. You may also download the sermon only from our website at www.fpcpca.net.

First Presbyterian Church Directory Ministry Staff Dr. Sean Michael Lucas ........................................................... Senior Minister Rev. Norman A. Bagby, Jr. .............................. Minister of Visitation/Senior Adults Rev. C. Knox Baird. ............................................ Minister of Missions/Outreach Rev. Ben Griffith ............................................................. Minister of Students Dr. David H. Jussely. ........................................ Minister of Teaching/Discipleship Mrs. Kathy C. Young .......................................... Director of Children’s Ministry Music Ministry Staff Dr. Larry D. Smith ................................................................. Choir Director Dr. Samuel Porter .......................................................................... Organist Mrs. Loleeta Rhett ......................... Arts and Discipleship Coordinator, Accompanist Mrs. Kerrin Hightower .............................................. Children’s Choir Director Support Staff Mrs. Sara Sealy ................................................................. Financial Secretary Mrs. Tracy Ross ..................................................................... Office Manager Mr. Rodney Gillentine ..................................................... Properties Supervisor Mr. Don Hill .............................................................................. Custodian Mr. Bill Rose .............................................................................. Custodian

2015 CHURCH OFFICERS The Session Class of 2015 Frank Aderholdt Charles Greer IV Arrington Rhett Bill Turpin

Class of 2016 Hugh Bolton William R. Stanway Grant Bennett Matthew Boyd

Class of 2017 Keith Easterling Matthew Wiggins

Class of 2018 John Elder Robert T. Jackson Jr.

Elders Emeriti James L. Duncan II Robert T. Jackson, Sr.

John M. Faust Richard A. Johnson

John R. Jackson Jr. William C. Scruggs

The Diaconate Class of 2015 Grant Dyess Ron Keller Dennis McGaughran Drew Middleton D Palermo Stuart Rich Lee Rouse

Class of 2016 Neal Gregg Michael Griffin George Null Chris Parsons Erin Riley Tommy Shook Chad Smith

Class of 2017 Josh Blair Robert Dews Dan Didier Jarrod Gray Andrew Harwell Eric Jordan John Kosko B.J. Null Nathan Starns Craig Thieling Wade Wicht

Church Treasurer

Assistant Treasurers

Grant Dyess

Ron Keller Drew Middleton Michael Griffin

Class of 2018 Kevin Arnold Bobby Blass Drew McMullan Gene Smith Schaeffer Smith

Thanks to those serving today: Duty Deacons for February: Wade Wicht, Robert Dews, Drew McMullan, Bobby Blass, Stuart Rich, Neal Gregg, Eric Jordan, Tommy Shook, Josh Blair, Erin Riley Ushers for February: Mo Karnes, John Karnes, John Dryman, Brian Aehnlich, Tom Bates, Jonathan Graves, Davis Woodward, William Cain, Bailee Hickman, Richard Hickman

Nursery Volunteers for Today: Marcy Borganelli, Alex Borganelli, Rob & Nikki Acord, Robert & Rachel Dews Nursery Volunteers for Feb. 15: John & Kendy Kosko, Mary Ann Scruggs, Pam Bolton, Caden Zaremba, Janie Young Greeters for today: 8:00 - John & Theresa Dryman 9:30 - Sue Ural 10:30 - Dennis McGaughran

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