March 2, 2014 Service of Worship 11:00 A.M. “Celebrating the Gifts of Women Sunday” Welcome to worship in the name of God’s beloved Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. PRELUDE STRIKING THE HOUR GREETING CONCERNS OF THE CONGREGATION Announcements Prayer Concerns OPENING MUSIC “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place” Men’s Choir CALL TO WORSHIP L: O Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth! P: Sing to the Lord, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. L: Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! P: For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. L: For all the gods of the peoples are idols; but the Lord made the heavens. P: Honor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. Psalm 96:1-6 *HYMN
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”
*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Loving God, We come this day with thanksgiving in our hearts, especially for the gifts you have given to women. You have always blessed them with special gifts and talents and provided them opportunities to use them. For their compassion, their inner strength, their empathy towards those in need, and their love for You we give You thanks. For we offer this prayer in the blessed name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE “Glory Be to the Father” 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, Amen. The Apostles’ Creed
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH OT LESSON:
PH p. 14
Pew Bible p. 521
OFFERING Offertory *Doxology *Prayer of Dedication *HYMN
“Open My Eyes, That I May See”
SHARING IN PRAYER Personal Prayer Pastoral Prayer The Lord’s Prayer (use “debts”) ANTHEM
“Seek Ye First”
NT LESSON: Matthew 6:25-34 SERMON *HYMN
Women’s Trio Pew Bible p. 840
“Blessings” “Count Your Blessings”
Mary Lou Cox CH 786
*CHARGE AND BENEDICTION *CHORAL RESPONSE:
“God Be With You” CH 232 with Congregation
POSTLUDE *Congregation please stand, if able CH – The Celebration Hymnal; PH – The Presbyterian Hymnal
THIS WEEK AT SECOND CHURCH Sunday, March 2 9:30 AM Adult Bible Study Class 10:30 AM Chancel Choir rehearsal – Choir Room 11:00 AM Worship Lay Reader: Bob Ridle Greeters & Ushers: Chuck Blackley (Head Usher), Muzon Folk, Steve Kincheloe, & Matthew Robertson Flower Coordinator: Mary Rainey Monday, March 3 10:00 AM PW Coordinating Team – Lucille Sanger Classroom Tuesday, March 4 11:00 AM Bible Study – Fellowship Hall 7:00 PM Bible Study – Church Parlor Wednesday, March 5 6:00 PM Ash Wednesday Covered Dish Supper followed by an Ash Wednesday Worship Service in Fellowship Hall Thursday, March 6 5:45 PM JuBELLation – Bell Choir Room 6:45 PM Chancel Choir – Choir Room Next Sunday, March 9 9:30 AM Adult Bible Study Class 10:30 AM Adult Choir rehearsal – Choir Room 11:00 AM Worship Lay Reader: Jean Flower Greeters & Ushers: Earl Flower (Head Usher), Gennivee Carey, Maxine Robertson, & one needed Flower Coordinator: Mary Rainey Attendance last Sunday: Offering last Sunday: Hunger Offering: Total Deposit:
56 $1,358.00 $ 334.65 $1,772.65
Please don’t forget, it will be time to set your clocks ahead at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Make sure to mark your calendars so you do not miss this time change.
ANNOUNCEMENTS We welcome Mary Lou Cox as our guest today for our PW Celebrating the Gifts of Women Sunday. Mary Lou received one of the last Bachelors of Christian Education degrees from PSCE (1968) and worked briefly as a Christian Educator, before marrying Bill, whom she met while he was in seminary. They lived in Cincinnati, Providence Forge, VA, Cincinnati, and Monterey, as he served churches and she served their family of two sons and two daughters. Mary Lou became a ruling elder at Circleville, WV, in about 2000, where she alternated preaching with Bill while they served three churches and a chapel each Sunday. Mary Lou was a commissioner from Shenandoah Presbytery to the 118th General Assembly in 2008, served as Moderator of Shenandoah Presbytery in 2010, and has served on various presbytery committees, most recently the Moffett Grant Fund Committee, which she chairs. Together with Pam Snyder she co-chaired the 2004 Synod PW Gathering at Massanetta Springs. Mary Lou served as Vice-Moderator of Shenandoah PW for four years and as Moderator for two years, as well as in various other PW roles over the years. Currently, she is Secretary of the Beulah PW in Mill Gap, VA. Bill and Mary Lou Cox serve three tiny congregations in Pocahontas County, WV, each week, where he preaches and she leads worship. They love working as a team among these dear folks.
The sign-up sheet for Lay Readers & Ushers for March has been placed on the back table. Many spots need filling. Thanks so much for your help.
We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Holy Communion next Sunday, March 9th.
The next Church Night covered dish supper will be on Wednesday, March 5th, at 6:00 p.m. As this is Ash Wednesday, a worship service will follow at 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a food item to share with all. Beverages and table service will be provided. The Christian Education/Worship Committee will be hosts for the evening. Many thanks to all those who donated items for the "Thank You Soldier" project. We received a call from Kevin Goodrow (Lois Sensabaugh's grandson) from Kuwait this week, saying that he received all eight boxes and thanking everyone for the goodies. He's sharing with the other guys there, and he said they're having the best time going through the boxes - just like kids on Christmas morning! He wants everyone to know how much they all appreciate these gifts from "home". Presbyterian Women Mission Trip to New York City ,August 3–9, 2014 PW is working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to organize a mission trip to New York City. This will be a hands-on work experience to assist with the rebuilding of New York as a result of the damage inflicted by Hurricane Sandy. Lodging and meals will be provided by First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica, Queens. The cost of this mission trip is $220 per person, including six nights’ accommodations, all meals, a group leader and administrative costs. For additional information please contact Pam Snyder at 885-7183 or [email protected]
For an application/registration form, contact Kathy Reeves at: [email protected]
or 888.728.7228, ext. 5402. Kathy is the PW Missions Program Associate. In case of inclement weather during the week, the Church Office will operate under the same schedule as Staunton City Schools for openings, delays, or closures. (Please note that the Church Secretary is an hourly employee, and only gets paid for time actually worked.)
PRAYER CONCERNS Health Concerns: o George Goodrow; Barbara Daugherty; Betty Casiday; Linda Lickliter; Trenton Casiday; Talitha Hippeard; Mac Moyer; Louie Van Fossen; Bill Van Fossen; Jim Cash (Debby Bibens’ brother), Joe Wallace. Church concerns: o Our members in care facilities: (Virginia Brand (Shenandoah); Jane Roby (Ritenour); Robert Landes (Bright View); Betty Ramsey (New Life Retirement). o Christian sympathy is extended to the family of Mary Alice Brown of Richmond, VA. She passed away on February 22nd. Peace around the world where conflict abounds. Celebrating a birthday this week: Chandler Snyder (4); Caroline Woebke (7); Larry Jenkins (8); Celebrating an anniversary this week: Ruth & Ralph Weller (March 3); Betty & Louie VanFossen (10). Persons connected to Second Church in the military: Jon Clark– Army – (grandson of Anita and Bill Haessly) Nick Dubyk – Army: Belgium (grandson of Betty/Willis Clemmer) Kevin Goodrow , Army MP, Kuwait – (grandson of Ken and Lois Sensabaugh) Patrick W. Brown – Air Force – (grandson of (the late) Marie Wiseman) Christopher Todd – USAF – (grandson of Ruth and Ralph Weller) Forrest Lee Wallace – Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, (grandson of Joe Wallace) Cruz Cook – Ft. Wainwright, Fairbanks, Alaska (son of Donna & Dennis Cook, grandson of Paul Wolfe) Please Note: World Day of Prayer – Church Women United will be held at the Staunton Church of the Brethren, on Friday, March 7. Registration will be at 9:30 and the program at 10:00 a.m.