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This Week at First Presbyterian

Music in This Morning’s Worship Service I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also. (I Corinthians 14:15)

This Morning’s Hymns I Greet Thee Who My Sure Redeemer Art is attributed to John Calvin who may have adapted it from the Roman Catholic “Salve Regina.” Its text echoes understandings found in this morning’s epistle and gospel lessons. The first two stanzas acknowledge that God is sovereign and has chosen to redeem us through Jesus Christ. Stanzas three and four remind us that Jesus modeled for us a life clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience. The hymn concludes with a prayer for the peace and unity to which indeed we are called in the one body of Christ’s church. Give Thanks, O Christian People was written in 1884 by Mary Jackson Cathey who served for many years as Director of Christian Education and the National Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Echoing this morning’s epistle lesson, stanzas 1 and 2 express gratitude to no particular blessed person (not Apollos or Paul), but for all the many and varied people who hear Christ’s call to mission and ministry. The final two stanzas acknowledge that we can only plant seeds and tend plants. Our own nourishment and the growth of the “gospel seed” is an act of divine grace intended to magnify God’s message and confess

Christ’s great love. Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak was written by Frances Havergal who also wrote the devotional hymn, Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated. The text is based on Romans 14:7, “none of us lives to himself and none of us dies to himself.” Each stanza begins with a prayer followed by a commitment to service. “Lord, speak to me…O lead me, Lord…O teach me, Lord…O fill me Lord. The final stanza states this prayer in its most compliant form, praying simply “use me Lord…just as thou wilt, and when, and where.”

Today 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. 10:45 a.m.

Neighborhood Breakfast Childcare Library Open House Worship Service Children’s Bible Education Children and Youth Education

11:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 14 10:00 a.m. Program Staff Meeting 11:30 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous 5:00 p.m. Choir Officers Team Meeting Tuesday, February 15 7:00 a.m. Renovaré 8:30 a.m. Staff Devotional Meeting 9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting 1:00 p.m. Adult Education Class

Adult Education Concert Handbell Rehearsal Northern Renaissance Concert Northern Renaissance Reception Sunday Night Pipe

5:00 p.m. Computer Tech Team Meeting 7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study

5:00 5:30 5:30 6:30

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Trustee Board Meeting Trustee B&G Team Meeting Trustee Finance Team Meeting Mawby Chorale Rehearsal

Wednesday, February 16 8:30 a.m. Renovaré 10:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 11:30 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous 4:00 p.m. Grief Support 4:45 p.m. Choir Rehearsal Snack Gathering

5:00 5:30 6:15 6:15

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Children’s Choir Rehearsals Gerholz Team Meeting Praise Band Practice Young Ladies Small Group

Thursday, February 17 9:15 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 11:30 a.m. Downtown Kiwanis Club

7:00 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Rehearsal

“Choose life" is a matter of living

Friday, February 18 11:30 a.m. Narcotics Anonymous Saturday, February 19 8:30 a.m. Men’s Ministry Bible Study

Library Open House Today from 9:00-11:30am, the Library Team is hosting its annual open house for the church library. Please stop by and enjoy some punch and cookies.

that is expressed in loving God, in hearing him, in walking in his ways, in keeping his torah, in holding fast to him and not going astray. Choosing the life that God has offered means living out that life in such a way that it creates life, that it brings about blessings that come from living in harmony with God and his world. ~ Dennis Bratcher

This Morning’s Offertory Anthem If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments Text: John 14: 15-17a (KJV)

Music: Thomas Tallis

If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, And he shall give you another comforter, That he may bide with you forever; Even the Spirit of truth.

Ministers, Members of First Presbyterian Church

Director of Women’s Ministry,

Senior Pastor,

Kim Skaff

John L. Musgrave

Director of Youth Ministry,

Associate Pastor,

Jim Pope

Paul Ytterock

Community Ministry,

Commissioned Lay Pastor,

Lisa Horne

Steve Baillie

Congregational Care Specialist,

Director of Business Administration,

Lee Doll

James B. Hugan

Gerholz Staff Counselor,

Director of Children’s Ministry,

Jerry Walden

Jaime Powell

Parish Nurse,

Director of Gerholz Counseling Center,

Frankie Bonner

Andy Armstrong

Organist,

Director of Music and Fine Arts,

Carl Angelo

Mark Riddles

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday, February 13, 2011 9:30 a.m.

746 S. Saginaw Street, Flint, MI 48502 810-234-8673 www.fpcf.org

The Service of the Word

The Worship of Our Lord Jesus Christ The Gathering of the People of God

Prayer for Illumination

We gather, knowing God is with us. We bring the Bible, Chalice, and Water as visible evidence of God’s self-giving. Call to Meditation and Preparation Prelude

John L. Musgrave

Adagio from Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue Carl Angelo, organist

Vi Maynard

Old Testament Reading

Deuteronomy 30:15-20 (Pew Bibles pg. 179 O.T.)

Psalm 119:1-8

Bach O

Lord, my de-light, _____ my de - light is in your law.

Acolyte: Rylee Thayer, 5th Grade Epistle Reading

Silently prepare your hearts for worship at the first note of the prelude.

1 Corinthians 3:1-9 (Pew Bibles pgs. 156-157 N.T.)

*Passing of the Peace of God (You may extend the hand of peace or cross your chest as a sign of blessing.)

Congregational Response:

Announcements

*Affirmation of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Offertory Sentence

*Call to Worship This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Happy are those who walk in God’s ways, and seek the Lord with their whole heart. Sisters and brothers, let us worship the Lord our God.

*Doxology

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 *Offertory Prayer

*Processional Hymn 457

I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer Art

TOULON

Offertory Anthem Call to Confession and Corporate Prayer of Confession God of mercy, you call us to make peace with one another but we choose conflict – in the world in the church in our homes – or settle for reconciliation that is not true or just. Forgive our warring ways, O Lord, and teach us your way of peace, that we may be signs of your reign of justice and love. Amen. (Silent Confession)

Steve Baillie

The Sending *Closing Hymn 426

Postlude

Children’s Message

*Gloria Patri 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.

Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

CANONBURY

*Benediction and Response

*Hymn 552

Paul Ytterock Give Thanks, O Christian People

ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN

(The children may return to their seats) (Children in the Bible education class may meet Mrs. Powell in the Memorial Parlor) Gospel Reading Anthem

Matthew 5:21-37 (Pew Bibles pgs. 4-5 N.T.) Psalms Together (Psalms 92, 17, and 66) The Carol Choir Anne Rocco, accompanist; Kaye Hollitt, director

These are the Holy Ten Commands

Jane Marshall

†Late arrivals may be seated

Personal prayer is available in the Prayer Room on the first floor after the service of worship. Elder Barbara Horcha will assist after the service.

The Flowers Are Given To The Glory Of God

Donations to the Flower Memorial Fund are used to maintain fresh arrangements for the urns in the Sanctuary and for the Fellowship Tables in the Narthex. They are delivered each week by the Deacons to shut-ins and those celebrating their birthday. In loving memory of Carole Christianson by Maury and children: Chris, Bruce, and Sarah.

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Sermon

Choose Life

Bach

PERSONAL PRAYER

(The children may come forward)

Assurance of God’s Grace: Friends, believe the good news of the Gospel: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

Tallis

Prayers of the People, Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer Those hospitalized this past week: Irene Lehr Those in the military, world and national leaders, the church, and those distressed by natural and human disasters.

Kyrie (Congregation and Choir)

Lord, have mercy up-on us. Christ, have mercy up-on us. Lord have mer-cy upon us.

If Ye Love Me, Keep My Commandments The Chancel Choir

John L. Musgrave

~ * Indicates where those who are able may stand. Child care for infants through preschool is available on the second floor. ~ Hearing aids are available, please see an usher.

You may place an order for a CD of the whole service at the Welcome Desk for $3.00 or visit our website to hear the radio sermon podcast.