Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 1ST SUNDAY

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Opportunities This Week: Dec. 30-Jan. 6, 2019 Sunday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Journey—Kerr Building Sunday School Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Baptism—Sanctuary Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Monday 8:00 p.m. AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut Tuesday

Head Usher

Thursday 7:00 p.m. Personnel & Admin. Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall

Saturday 8:00 a.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut

Sunday, January 6 9:00 a.m. The Journey Service—Kerr Building 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary 6:15 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Attendance 12/23/18 9:00 a.m. Worship—137 10:00 a.m. Church School—153 11:00 a.m. Worship—245

11:00 a.m.

Sound Booth 11:00 a.m. Lock-up Officer Acolyte 11:00 a,m. Nursery Contact 11:00 a.m.

Church Office Closed

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry Epiphany Party—Kerr Building 5:30 p.m. Room in the Inn—Kerr Building 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut

Friday 8:00 p.m.

Assisting in the Worship Service Today David Houck & Dick Lamb Bill Johnston Dick Lamb Lillian Ponscheck Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Prayer Concerns [Kelly Glanzer] daughter of Pete & Dottie Kastner Ed Simmons [Erik Mendlik] son of Jane Mendlik [Sherrie Whalen] sister of Judy Clinton [Doug Williams] [Barbara Brown] niece of Pamela Rosmon [Avery Phillips] [Baron Bartlett] son of Dot & Aubrey Bartlett [Leslie Evans] niece of Tom Flowe Linda Jamison Paul Porter [Jonathon Whitley] son of Walter Whitley, Jr.

Extended Care Rachel Nance [Harvey Phillips], Helen Smetts Bonnie Barnes Doris Jordan Bob Wilson, [Florence Broome] mother of Judy Clinton Brookdale Charlotte E. Virginia Boyd & Martha Benehaley Woodridge Judy Myers Royal Park Grace Jones, [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long, Claudia Long Brookdale Monroe Barbara Wolfe Square Morningside Leila Campbell Clear Creek [Joyce Jennings] mother of Mardy Watson Aldersgate Jean Hargett White Oak Ed Simmons The Heritage Rachel P. Tweed At Lowman Little Flower Frances Leete Elliotte Manor Roy Perry Asbury Mary Hyatt Regency Carrington Place Willow Grove Carillon Carillon Mint Hill

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 1ST SUNDAY AFTER CHRISTMAS December 30, 2018 11:00 a.m. Prelude


Welcome and Announcements Sacrament of Baptism Presentation of the Gifts Call to Worship +Hymn #143

Min. Katie Sloan Luke Benjamin Day and Adam John Day Susan Griffin



“Angels, from the Realms of Glory”


Call to Confession Silent Prayers of Confession Prayers of the Day 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. Assurance of Pardon Choral Response Children’s Sermon

[Following the Message, children (age 3-K) may leave to join Children’s Church.]


“After The Song of The Angels Is Stilled”

Scripture Reading This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES contact: Katie Sloan, Associate Minister (704-236-1369) Stephen Minister: Grace Phillips (704) 545-5853

Fantasy on “Puer Nobis”

+Hymn #114


Matthews 28: 16-20

“The Grand Finale”

Rev. Rusty Benton

“Away in a Manager”



+Affirmation of Faith (unison) 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. +Hymn #581

“Gloria Patri”

Presentation of Offerings Offertory

“Angels We Have Heard on High” The Philabells

Arr. Bisbee

Doxology #606 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #147

“The First Nowell”


+Benediction Choral Response Postlude

“Joy to the World”

Arr. Varner

+Those who are able please stand. WELCOME visitors and friends. We are happy you have joined us for worship. Please sign the Attendance Register so we may greet you. THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed on New Year’s Day. THE FLOWERS in the sanctuary this morning are in memory of Jeannette Driggers on her birthday from her family. THERE WILL BE a reception for Rusty immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service today. ATTENTION High School Seniors! Application forms for the Elizabeth Caldwell Junker, the Frances McEwen Hunter, and the Jimmy Miller Scholarships are available in the information rack outside the church office. Deadline for their return is April 1. CIRCLE 1 & 2 will meet on January 8 at 10:15 at the church to carpool to Neecie Herndon's house for a 10:30 meeting. Circle 4 will meet on January 8 at 10:00 in the Fred Brown Classroom. Circle 5 will meet on January 8 at10:30 in the Heritage Room. Circle 7 will meet on January 5 in the Heritage Room at 9:00.

-WED//JAN 9: Youth starts back!


-SUN//JAN 13: Youth Sunday

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Wonderful Wednesday will resume January 9, 2019!! Watch upcoming bulletins for more exciting details!! CONTRIBUTION$—Please note that though the current fund figures are moving in the right direction, we are still $57,351.35 in the red for 2018. We need to make up this deficit before we close the books for 2018. All checks dated 2018, even if received in January, will be credited to 2018. Any contribution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping PPC end the year on a positive note. From the Finance Committee. THE INTERIM PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE has been formed by the Session and we have begun our work to find an Interim Minister to lead Philadelphia until we can call a new fulltime Pastor. The members of the committee are Melissa Tamez, David Houck, Ashley Basden, Jamie Blanchard, and Bill Crowder as Chair. First, we ask that you will be in prayer for us and our work ahead. Second, if anyone knows of a Minister to suggest to us as a potential candidate, please get that person’s name and contact info to any of us. WINTER WEATHER is upon us, and with that comes our opportunity to serve our homeless brothers and sisters through Room in the Inn. We still have six weeks that need a host group. Please prayerfully consider volunteering and getting a group of individuals or families together to host on one of the open Wednesday nights. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, be sure to tune in to WSOCTV for information concerning delays or cancellation of services or events. You may sign up to receive text alerts of service and activity changes or closings due to bad weather by going to closings. Look for the “School closings and delays text alerts” link. The church ID# is 0426. OFFERING ENVELOPES are available from the table in the hallway outside the church office. If you did not find your assigned envelopes, contact Judy in the church office. PHILADELPHIA PRE-K AND TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN will begin accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year in January 2018. We offer two- and three-day classes for 3-year-olds, 3- and 5-day classes for 4-yearolds and 5- day kindergarten. Our hours are 9-1 for all classes. You may print an application from the church website:, or you may make an appointment to visit our school. Please call 704-545-3439, extension122, or email us at [email protected]om. ARE YOU LOOKING for a different place to share your gifts and talents? Stephen Ministry might be the perfect place for you. A training class for new Stephen Ministers will begin in January. If you have any questions contact Lisa Newton (704 545-0453), Judy Turnage (704 582-9953) or Grace Phillips (704 545-5853).

Katie Sloan, Associate Minister [email protected] Shane Sledd, Minister of Youth & Families [email protected] Judy Clinton, Office Manager [email protected] Cynthia Stokes, Secretary/Receptionist [email protected] Linda Cummins, Web Master/Administrative Assistant [email protected] Jane Mendlik, Director of Music [email protected] Melinda Johnston, Children’s Choir Director [email protected]

THE NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, January 12th, at 7:30 a.m. in the Kerr Building. There will be a church wide clean-up following breakfast. IF YOU ARE 60+ and would like to attend the Hot Meals Program, call Jessica at 704-573-2490. You will find a very enthusiastic group who exercise daily, develop friendships, and dine in a pleasant Christian environment. Age and residency in Mecklenburg County are the only prerequisites. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED) are located in box 96 in the main hallway beside the church office, in the Kerr Building, and in Bigham Hall. THE INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP: Philadelphia Church welcomes persons who wish to join us in witness and service to Jesus Christ. If you are interested in church membership or desire more information about this congregation, please indicate on the Attendance Register or, as you leave, speak to one of the pastors.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227 Phone Number: 704-545-6172