Worship: Participating in worship today are Pastor Steve Schorr, Pastor Walter Thompson, Pastor Mary Beth Anton, and Robin Darr. The Sanctuary Flowers are given today in loving memory of our husband, father, and grandfather, Charles Bird, by Kay Bird, Kathy and Craig Taylor, and Kathryn Taylor. Serve: Prayers of Intercession are requested for Cris Kelly, Decker Dawson, Paul Dowling, Jack Armstrong, Herb Ware, Rose Ann Hughston, Sarah Gulick, Emily Gulick, Edith Wisehart, Ralph Green, Sally Green, Meg Branson, Charlotte Seay, Terry Hall, Tim Thompson, and Fred Westmoreland. Please pray for military personnel deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan): Michael, Casey, Carlos, Megan, Drew McKelwaith, Chris Miles, David Thornhill, Hank Hortenstine, Tom Wolters, Mike Neu, Hunter D. Martin, Damon Darnell, Steven Castellon, Kyle Humphries, Justin Robinson, Capt. Andrew Plucker, Members of 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, Alan Austin, Jr., Jake Dement, Clayton and Jason Slover, Sloan Kelly, Devin Mata, James Evetts Haley, IV, David Bell, Capt. Cam Moury, Adam Weathers, Jonathan Marshall, Matthew Welsh, Capt. Michael Moore, Capt. Drew Schildwachter, 1st Lt. Alex Bablich, Lt. Cory Sheeron, Gary Smith, Lt. Chuck Jansen, Lt. Michael Porcelli, and Taylor Franklin. 2015 Uganda Mission Trip. Our 2015 Uganda Mission Trip is June 18-30. Applications are available online at www.fpcmid.org/outreach/missions and at the front desk by the gym and are due by February 8. We will be partnering again with the Presbyterian Church of Uganda to plant a new church in Eastern Uganda. Please see the application packet or contact Pastor Walter, 684-7821, for details. Meet Pastor Morris and Aidah from Uganda and hear all about our Uganda Ministry Monday, February 2, 6:30 p.m. at Bill and Cynthia Howard’s home (2600 Inwood Ct.,). Dinner will be provided and anyone interested in hearing about Uganda is invited.
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church 800 W. Texas Midland, Texas 79701 (432) 684-7821 Web Site: www.fpcmid.org Sunday Worship 8:15 a.m. – Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. – Sunday School 11:00 a.m. – Sanctuary 11:00 a.m. – The Bridge in Lynn Hall Senior Pastor Associate Pastor of Christian Nurture and Family Ministry Associate Pastor of Mission and Evangelism Associate Pastor of Administration Youth Program Coordinator Minister of Music Music Associate Director of Student Ministries and Bridge Music Director of Older Adult Ministry Director of Children’s Ministry Director of Nursery Ministry Director of Recreational Ministry Director of Operations
Loving and leading all people to deeper life in Jesus Christ Steve Schorr Shannon Weisenfels Walter Thompson Mary Beth Anton Becky Holmes Gregory Pysh Rebecca Sawyer Mac McCoy Susie Mauldin Chrissie Mee Taresa Kellogg Scott Kain Jeremy Olive
Additional information and audio and video sermons may be found on our web site: www.fpcmid.org Sermon CDs or DVDs may be ordered by filling out an envelope in the pew or calling the church office. Radio Ministry: KMCM-97 Gold (FM 96.9) at 11:00 a.m. Watch the 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary worship service live at www.fpcmid.org
Reception Desk Volunteers are needed for the lunch hours, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Mondays and/or Thursdays. This is a wonderful way to serve and be a part of the daily comings and goings at the church. Please call Rachal at 684-7821 or email [email protected]
if you would like to volunteer. Food Pantry Sunday for St. Andrew’s Mission: The first Sunday of each month is designated as Food Pantry Sunday for St. Andrew’s Mission. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable boxed foods (please check expirations dates) to replenish their food pantry. Thank you for your continuing and generous support of St. Andrew’s. Invite: Annual Congregational Meeting: Please join us Sunday, February 8, 12:15 p.m. in the Gym for our Annual Congregational Meeting. We will enjoy Lyle’s delicious meal, elect our new class of Elders and Deacons and our new Nominating Ministry, honor our retiring officers and discuss the progress of our Common Ground Building Project. FPC’s Men’s Retreat is February 20-22, 2015 at Warren Ranch, Coleman, Texas. Matt Heard is our speaker. We will be using his book, Life with a Capital L. His website is www.mattheard.org. Registrations forms are available at the reception desk at the Family Life Center.
Detail from The Wall Project Austin, a mural by James Janknegt depicting scenes of Jesus healing
February 1, 2015 8:15 a.m.
“Into the Mess”
Service for the Lord’s Day February 1, 2015 8:15 a.m.
Offering The first Sunday of each month, all loose cash offerings and designated checks go to the Deacon’s Fund to assist those in need in our community.
Welcome! We are glad you are here! Loving and Leading all people to deeper life in Jesus Christ is the mission of FPC. We trust during this time of worship you will sense God’s presence. May the praise, the prayers, the music, and the Word of God give you Joy and confidence during the week ahead!
“Arise and Come to Jesus” Jubilate Singers; Gregory Pysh, conductor The Permian Basin String Quartet John Madura, Alexander Norris, violins Melissa Madura, viola; Amy Huzjak, cello
Welcome and Parish Concerns Musical Call to Worship
*Call to Worship Psalm 95:1-3 O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. *Hymn No. 482 “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty” Lobe Den Herren *Confession of Sin Merciful God, We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, By what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy forgive what we have been, Help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, So that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, To the glory of your holy name. Amen. *Assurance of Pardon *Response of Praise
“First Song of Isaiah”
Surely it is God who saves me; I will trust in him and not be afraid. For the Lord is my stronghold and my sure defense, And he will be my Savior. Repeat
Breaking of the Bread and Sharing of the Cup We will receive the elements by intinction. Please come forward by the center aisle, take a piece of bread and dip it in the cup. If you prefer, you may take a piece of bread and an individual cup. Please return to your pew by the outside aisle. If someone sitting near you is unable to come forward, please let the servers know, and it will be brought to them where they are seated. Communion Anthem The Permian Basin String Quartet
Blessed are the eyes that see Him, Blest are ears that hear His voice; Blessed are the souls that trust Him And in Him alone rejoice. Arise and come to Jesus… Text by Joseph Hart and Joseph Swain “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
*Hymn No. 423 “Jesus Shall Reign Where’er the Sun” *Charge and Benediction
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.
*If able, please stand.
Second Scripture Reading
“Into the Mess”
Pastor Steve Schorr
*Response in Song “On Eagle’s Wings” And He will raise you up on eagle’s wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, Make you to shine like the sun, And hold you in the palm of His hand. *Closing Voluntary
*Prayer of Thanksgiving Time with Children First Scripture Reading
Come to the table, all you who praise God. Laid in a stable, God’s gift of love: Jesus our Savior poured out his life’s blood. Our sins forgiven, God’s gift of love.
Words of Institution
Come, ye weary, heavy laden, Lost and ruined by the fall; If you tarry till you’re better, You will never come at all.
All is now ready, like the first table. Pray for the Spirit; lift up your hearts. Christ has arisen, our Lord and Savior. With great thanksgiving, lift up your hearts. Table Prayer and 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, forever. Amen.
Come, ye thirsty, come and welcome, God’s free bounty glorify; True belief and true repentance, Ev’ry grace that brings you nigh. Arise and come to Jesus…
“Come to the Table”
Come eat this bread now, my broken body. My vow remember: I am your Lord. Drink of this wine, the cup of salvation, for you are mine, and I am your Lord.
Arise and come to Jesus, He’ll embrace you in His arms; In the arms of our dear Savior, O there are ten thousand charms.
Grant us, dear God, in all our duties your help; in all our uncertainties your guidance; in all our dangers your protection; and in all our sorrows your peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Augustine of Hippo (354-430) “Variations on ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’” Rebecca Sawyer, organ
arr. Patti Drennan
Come ye sinners poor and needy, Weak and wounded, sick and sore; Jesus ready stands to save you, Full of pity, love, and pow’r.
Preparation for Worship O loving God, to turn away from you is to fall, to turn toward you is to rise, and to stand before you is to abide forever.
The Lord’s Supper *Hymn of Invitation
“Toccata on ‘Jesus Shall Reign’”
David H. Hegarty