Worship: Participating in worship today are Pastor Shannon Weisenfels and Pastor Mary Beth Anton. The Sanctuary Flowers are given today by Laura and Jeremy Earl in memory and honor of their family and friends. “The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3 The rosebud on the Communion Table is in celebration of the birth of John Hoyt Majors, born to Hilary and Marcus Majors on January 19, 2015; nephew of Liz and Ben Carter; cousin of Mary Carter and Ellis Carter. With joy and thanksgiving, the Sacrament of Baptism will be received today by Ethan Jeremy Earl, son of Laura and Jeremy Earl; brother of Lillian and Jackson. 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, Jane Moore, Julie Edwards, Frances Matthews, 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.
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
2015 Uganda Mission Trip. Our 2015 Uganda Mission Trip is June 18-30. Applications are available online at www.fpcmid.org/outreach/missions and are available at the front desk by the gym. 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.
Icon of Jonah and the Whale (detail) by Juliet Venter
Invite: Discover First Classes: Please join us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Gym Conference Room for our Discover First classes, a four-week series of classes for new members, guests, and those who may be interested in joining First Presbyterian. The goal of this class is to acquaint people with our church and introduce the variety of ministries and mission opportunities at First Presbyterian Church. We look forward to seeing you! Monday and Tuesday Bibles Studies will begin tomorrow, Monday, January 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Parlor, led by Shannon Weisenfels, and Tuesday, January 27, at 6:30 a.m. in the Koinonia Room, led by Steve Schorr. Save the Date: 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. Registration will begin later in January.
January 25, 2015 8:15 a.m.
Service for the Lord’s Day January 25, 2015 8:15 a.m.
Anthem “Give Me Jesus” arr. Fernando Ortega/adapted G. Pysh FPC Men’s Chorus; Gregory Pysh, conductor Ron Whitaker, Kerry Meise, soloists
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!
In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. You can have all this world, but give me Jesus. And when I am alone, give me Jesus. You can have all this world, but give me Jesus. And when I come to die, give me Jesus. You can have all this world, but give me Jesus. African-American Spiritual
Entrance Voluntary Variations on “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” Robert A. Hobby Rebecca Sawyer, organ
from Psalm 62
For God alone my soul waits in silence; From him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; My mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Let us worship God. *Hymn No. 260 “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” Ein’ Feste Burg *Prayer of Confession Almighty God, You love us, but we have not loved you. You call, but we have not listened. We walk away from neighbors in need, wrapped in our own concerns. We want to be in control of the direction of our lives. We fail to trust your leading and your goodness. God of grace, help us to admit our sins, so that when you come to us in mercy, We may repent and receive forgiveness and follow you anew. Through Jesus Christ, Amen.
First Scripture Reading Congregational Response
“O Jesus, I Have Promised”
O Jesus, I have promised to serve Thee to the end; Be Thou forever near me, my Master and my friend; I shall not fear the battle if Thou art by my side, Nor wander from the pathway if Thou wilt be my guide.
“Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow”
*Musical Invitation to Prayer
“God of Grace and God of Glory”
*Invitation to Discipleship * Benediction
Pastor Shannon Weisenfels
“Shepherd Me, O God” Please sing twice.
“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
*Prayer 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.
*Hymn No. 420
O let me hear Thee speaking in accents clear and still, Above the storms of passion, the murmurs of self-will; O speak to reassure me, to hasten or control; O speak, and make me listen, Thou guardian of my soul. Second Scripture Reading
He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, Even a morning without clouds; As the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining After rain. Alleluia. Amen 2 Samuel 23:3-4
*Assurance of Pardon *Congregational Response
“The Last Words of David” FPC Men’s Chorus
Time with the Children
Welcome and Parish Concerns *Call to Worship
Offering of Our Gifts and Ourselves
Prayers of the People 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.
*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 *If able, please stand.
“Rejoice in the Lord”