September 28, 2014 2014 Welcome Visitors! Thank you for worshipping at Christ Presbyterian Church. It is our hope that you will be inspired and blessed by the music and sermon. We look forward to seeing you again.
Welcome Families to Christ Church! For those of you with very small children (up to age 3) our Nursery is open and available to you in our lower level. Our caring volunteers are ready and willing to watch over your child while you are in service this morning. You can worship with peace of mind as all parents are given a pager so you can be contacted at a moment’s notice should your child need you. An usher is able to help direct you if you need assistance. Family Worship Supplements are available at the front of the sanctuary. Thank you for worshiping with us this morning.
The Order For Morning Worship 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time September 28, 2014
* Those who are able please stand; if rising and sing is diﬃcult for you, then please remain seated. Please silence all electronic devices prior to the worship service.
Large print copies of the hymns are available in the Narthex or from an usher.
PREPARING FOR WORSHIP The Congregation Gathers Prelude
“Largo” from Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor Transcribed for piano and organ duet by Gerald Near
J. S. Bach
Welcome & Worship Notes
ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME Call to Worship Exodus 17:7c Leader: Praise the Lord who is our provider. Psalm 78:4, 7 People: The Lord is our hope. Our trust is in God. Leader: God brought us out of bondage and has made us free. People: The Lord is our hope. Our trust is in God. Leader: Glorious are the deeds of our God, and mighty are his acts. ALL: The Lord is our hope. Our trust is in God. *Hymn in Procession No. 610
“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”
*Prayer of Adoration (unison) Gracious God, we thank you for being ever present with us. We know that we are never alone. Your mercies have been faithful and rich. Pour out your Spirit upon us, that we might do the work of your will. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Exodus 17:1, 2 Matthew 21:30 Philippians 2:2-8
Call to Confession Prayer of Confession (unison) Almighty God, I have been wandering in the wilderness of sin I have complained in the face of your mercy. I have been selfish and conceited in the face of your sacrifice. I have not done your will. Teach me humility. Teach me gratitude. Infuse your spirit into my being so that I might be reconciled to you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. Kyrie (sung by all) Hymn No. 437
Exodus 17:1, 2 Matthew 21:30; Philippians 2:2-8
“You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!”
*Declaration of Forgiveness Philippians 2:3 Leader: People of God, our sins are forgiven. Matthew 21:30 The Lord is loving, and we are reconciled to God. People: Therefore, let us humble and surrender ourselves to the will of God for the glory of the Lord. *Response to the Assurance of Pardon *Hymn No. 581 (sung by all)
“Glory Be to the Father”
Children are now invited to walk to the chancel steps for the Message.
LISTEN FOR GOD’S WORD READ AND PROCLAIMED Message for Children Prayer for Illumination
Old Testament Reading
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 The “Why Me” Question
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Pew Bible page 685 Large Print Pew Bible pages 959-961
Anthem Psalm 110 from Solemn Vespers of a Confessor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Heather Cooper, piano Beatus vir qui timet Dominum,
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord,
n mandatis ejus volet nimis.
who delights in his commandments.
Potens in terra erit semen ejus,
His seed shall be mighty upon the earth;
generatio rectorum e bendicetur.
the generation of the righteous shall be blessed.
Gloria et divitiae in domo ejus,
Glory and prosperity shall be in his house;
et justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi.
and his justice endures from generation to generation.
Exortum est in tenebris lumen rectis,
A light has risen in the darkness
misericors et miserator et justus.
for the upright: one who is merciful, compassionate, and just.
Jucundus homo, qui miseretur et commodat,
Happy is the man who sympathizes and shares,
disponet sermones suos in judicio.
who chooses his words with discretion;
Quia in aeternum non commovebitur.
Because he will not be troubled for eternity;
In memoria aeterna erit justus,
the just man shall be in everlasting remembrance.
ab auditione mala non timebit.
He shall not fear evil tidings;
Paratum cor ejus sperare in Domino.
his heart is ready to hope in the Lord.
Confirmatum est cor ejus; Non commovebitur
His heart is strengthened; he shall not be shaken
donec despiciat inimicos suos.
until he looks down upon his enemies.
Dispersit, dedit pauperibus,
He disperses, he gives to the poor;
justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi.
His justice endures from generation to generation.
Cornu ejus exaltabitur in gloria.
His horn shall be exalted with honor.
Peccator videbit et irascetur:
The wicked will see, and be angered;
dentibus suis fremet et tabescet:
He will gnash with his teeth, and waste away.
desiderium peccatorum peribit.
The desire of the wicked shall perish.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper,
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.
world without end, Amen.
Philippians 2:1-13 Imitating Christ’s Humility
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Pew Bible page 954 Large Print Pew Bible pages 240-241
*Hymn No. 264
“At the Name of Jesus”
Matthew 21:23-32 The Authority of Jesus Questioned
Leader: People: Sermon
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God
Pew Bible pages 802-803 Large Print Pew Bible pages 28-29
“What Is Fair, Part II” Rev. David L. de Vries “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.”
OUR RESPONSE TO THE WORD *Affirmation of Faith
The Apostles’ Creed: page 35
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer Offertory Anthem
Psalm 111 from Solemn Vespers of a Confessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Jean Burnquist, Marilou Berg, Chester Willey, Britt Cooper, soloists
Confitebor tibi, Domine, in toto corde meo; in consilio justorum, et congregatione.
I will praise you, O Lord, with my whole heart; in the council of the just, and in the congregation.
Magna opera Domini, exquisita in omnes voluntates ejus.
Great are the works of the Lord, made excellent by all his choices.
Confessio et magnificentia opus ejus; et justitia ejus manet in saeculum saeculi.
His work is praiseworthy and magnificent; and his justice continues from generation to generation.
Memoriam fecit mirabilium suorum, misericors et miserator Dominus.
He has made a remembrance of his wonder being a merciful and gracious Lord.
Escam dedit timentibus se. Memor erit in saeculum testamenti sui.
He provided food for those that fear him. he will be forever mindful of his covenant.
Virtutem operum suorum annuntiabit populo suo.
The power of his works he will make known to his people.
Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
Sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in saecula saeculorum, Amen.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.
*Doxology—Hymn No. 606
*Prayer of Dedication (unison) O God, use these gifts to do your will in the world and prepare us for your coming kingdom. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
RE-ENTRY INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE THE LORD Being Christ’s Church Dedication of the Bösendorfer grand piano to the Glory of God. Leader: People: L: P: L: P: L:
All things come from you, O Lord; And from your own gifts do we give back to you. Prosper the work of our hands; Prosper our handiwork Show your servants your works; And your splendor to their children. Let us pray. Almighty God, we thank you that you have put it into the hearts of your people to make offerings for your service, and have been pleased to accept their gifts. Be with us now and bless us as we set apart this piano to your praise and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. P: AMEN.
L: P: L: P: L: P: L:
Praise him for his mighty acts; praise him for his excellent greatness. Praise him with the blast of the ram’s-horn; praise him with lyre and harp. Praise him with timbrel and dance; praise him with strings and pipe. O Lord, before whose throne trumpets sound, hammered strings resound, and saints and angels sing the songs of Moses and the Lamb: Accept this piano for worship in your sanctuary, that with the voice of music we may proclaim your praise and tell it abroad; through Jesus Christ our Lord. P: AMEN.
*Hymn No. 641
“When in Our Music God Is Glorified”
*Charge and Benediction Choral Response Harold W. Friedell Day by day, Dear Lord, of thee three things I pray: To see thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, Follow thee more nearly, Day by day. (attr., Richard of Chichester)
Piano Postlude “Grande Valse brillante” (Eb, op. 18)
Heather Cooper, piano
*Greeting One Another For anyone wishing confidential individual prayer, immediately following the service a member of the Stephen Ministry will be available in the Chapel.
Donors to the Piano Fund Roger & Verna Barrett Jan & Barbara Bartchy, in memory of Cynthia Bartchy Hecht Kent & Marilou Berg William P. Blair, III. Richard & Susanne Campbell Renie Connor Britt & Heather Cooper Geoffrey & Rose Darling, in memory of Grandparents Francis & Edna Proctor Dave & Jeanne de Vries, in honor of our parents Lew & Joanne Gibbs, in memory of Betty Gibbs Lew Gibbs, in honor of Joanne Gibbs John & Sue Ellyn Haas Donald & Rhoda Hart Robert Hecht, in memory of Cynthia Bartchy Hecht, Margaret & Cletus Hecht, Dorothy, Patricia and Jacques Bartchy, Gwendolyn & Pryor Enke, William I. Hecht Nancy Byrne Irving, in memory of my parents Jeannie & David J. Kienzle, in memory of Norm Witmer and in honor of Jewel Soeder Jim & Kathy Kettlewell Perry & Ella Lazich Fred & Nancy Linxweiler, in honor of all our amazing grandchildren Jack & Phyllis Milligan Linda & Jerry Norton Tom & Nancy Okonak, in memory of Stewart G. Fletcher & Elizabeth G. Okonak Donald & Marilyn Schneider Jim & Betsy Smith Carol Krider Vaughn Hoy Whipkey Kathy Zwick
The flowers in the Chancel vases are given in loving memory of Robert A. Gibbs from the Gibbs Trust Investment Fund. The Cathedral Hour today is made possible through the generous donations from members and friends of Christ Presbyterian Church. Liturgist: Janice Anderson
Preparing for Next Week Scripture Readings for October 5, 2014 Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Consider: What has been holding you captive? Sabbath rest? What would you gain?
What would you lose if you claimed
Announcing the Inaugural Concert for our new Christ Church
Bösendorfer Grand Piano: This Evening at 7:00 pm The Cleveland Orchestra Quintet
The first concert use of the new grand piano in Christ Presbyterian Church will be played by some of the “inner circle” of the world famous Cleveland Orchestra. Principal Keyboard artist, Joela Jones, will be joined by a string quartet who are either principals or assistant principals of the violin, viola, and cello sections of the orchestra. The program will include piano solos, a duet with her husband cellist, and a quintet with the strings in order to feature the collaborative qualities of this amazing new instrument in our sanctuary. Joela Jones holds the Rudolph Serkin Endowed Chair, which includes the duties of playing piano, organ, harpsichord, celesta, synthesizer, and accordion with The Cleveland Orchestra. As soloist with the Orchestra, she has performed over fifty different concertos in more than 200 performances at Severance Hall and Blossom Music Center as well as on tour in Europe and Asia. Since the renovation of Severance Hall’s Norton Memorial Organ in 2001, Ms. Jones has performed works for organ and orchestra by Barber, Poulenc, SaintSaëns, Janáček, MacMillan, and Ives. She is also principal accompanist for the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and visiting vocal soloists.
Daily Graces ~ CPC Rhythms of Worship and Discipleship The Week of September 28, 2014 Using Sunday’s Order of Worship, we enter into worship and prayer every day of the week. We worship together…separately. The Call to Worship The Prayer of Adoration (Followed by silence) The Prayer of Confession (Followed by silence) The Assurance of Pardon Scripture Readings ~ Worship texts for Sunday, October 5: Monday: Exodus 20:1-4 Thursday: Philippians 3:4b-14 Tuesday: Psalm 19 Friday: Exodus 20:12-20 Wednesday: Exodus 20:7-9 Saturday: Psalm 19 Silent Meditation and Prayer (Listening for God’s voice in Scripture and silence) Prayers of the People (Lifting others before God) Prayer of Dedication Becoming Familiar With Holy Scripture If you wish to become more familiar with the Bible and the best known stories of scripture, read David vs. Goliath (1 Samuel 17).
Congregational Greeting Cards As an outreach to our congregational family, we will have 2 cards each week in Cloister Hall on a podium for the “family” to sign. Please stop in Cloister Hall and sign the cards this week for: Doris Walters (Happy Birthday) & Ursula Larson (Thinking of You).
The new Pictorial Directory is now in! The new Pictorial Directory is now in! Our new directory provides a wonderful glimpse into the rich, faith-&illed life of our church, a current photo of over 200 of our church members and families, and a complete address directory of our membership. If you had your picture taken or submitted your photo for the directory, you can pick up your FREE directory on the table in Cloister Hall on Sundays or in the of&ice during the week. They are individually bagged with your name on it and ordered alphabetically. Directories are also available for purchase ($20.00) for those who didn't participate or if you would like an additional copy. Those can be purchased in Cloister Hall for the next three Sunday's or in the church of&ice during the week. Thank you to everyone who participated in the directory. I hope you are as pleased with it as we are!
Wear your favorite jammies (you can bring your sleeping bag too if you want!) and have a splendid time playing grand games, making your own princess pizza, royal crafts, and watch a movie featuring our friend Gigi: God’s Little Princess. Parents: To confirm your princess’s attendance at this free event, you MUST register by October 1st either through our website, www.cantoncpc.org (click on the event registration tab on the home page) or by calling the church office at 330.456.8113. Your princess is welcome to bring a guest. Open to girls age 33-8. A parent/ adult must stay at the event.
9:15--10:15am Sunday Morning Adult Classes 9:15 The Library Class is studying the Apocrypha. Contemporary Issues and Biblical Thought Adult Class meets in the Quilting Room and is studying the Book of Esther. The Parlor Class is studying from the Present Word: 9/28—Improbable Possibilities, led by Wanda Young. Intergenerational Bible Study Class in the Upper Room (on the second floor above the Parlor): Mike Ophardt leads the discussion. Westminster Class, September 28: Sabbatical Theology: Native American Traditions—Having spent seven days on and around the Pine Ridge Reservation, accompanied by members of the Looking Elk family, Rev. de Vries has acquired a unique understanding of the gifts Native American Christian Spirituality offer us.
Serving from 12:3012:30-2:30 p.m. Vespers at 3:30 p.m. Enjoy a wonderful fall day with great food, fun and fellowship. Invite your neighbors and friends. Buy your tickets in Cloister Hall or at Wakonda on Oct. 12th $30—immediate Family; $10—Adults (12 & over) $5—Children (ages 6-11); FREE—Ages 5 and under
Tuesday Afternoon Group
Tuesday, October 21 The 2014-2015 season of TAG gets underway on Tuesday, October 21 with an interesting program involving animals. We will hear from Fran Kitchen, a wildlife rehabilitator based in Akron. Fran has rehabilitated rabbits, squirrels, hawks, possums, owls, weasels and many more for 52 years. She currently takes in 600 to 1000 animals a year. The goal and mission of her work is to get those animals back into the wild where they belong. She is the first wildlife rehabilitator to be inducted into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Hall of Fame. Not only will she tell us about her adventures and misadventures with wildlife, she’ll bring some with her! Be prepared to get up close and personal with some interesting critters. As always, you are sure to enjoy the wonderful meal and the entertaining and informative program. You will want to plan to gather at 11:30 for a time of fellowship and greeting friends, followed by a meditation at 11:45, and lunch at noon. The program will begin at approximately 12:45 pm. Cost is $7.00. Upcoming T.A.G. 11/18—Canton Missionaries in Guatemala Events 12/9—Annual Christmas Program
Have you dreamed of walking in Jesus’s footsteps? CPC is going to Israel and the Holy Land in February 2016! We will visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, the Galilee, and many more significant sites from both the Old and New Testaments. We are holding an additional information session on Sunday, October 26 at 11:45 in Westminster Hall. Pastor Dave, Rabbi Spitzer, and Dr. Geib will tell us more about their educational & spiritual leadership of the trip, which will make this pilgrimage unique and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We will also hear from the new Israeli emissaries to the Canton-Akron area. There will be plenty of time for Q&A too. For more details about the trip, please call or email Nancy Irving at 330.280.1868 / [email protected]
Choral Evensong & Hymn Festival Reformation Sunday, October 26 6:00 pm CPC Chancel Choir; Heather Cooper, organ & Britt Cooper, cantor with Paragon Brass (Scott Johnston, trumpet) Congregation joins in singing festival hymns from our new hymnal, Glory to God
We need YOUR voice to help raise the rafters with these festive hymn arrangements girded and adorned by organ, brass, and timpani. In addition to the sublime liturgy for Evensong, which our choir sings once or twice a year, we will celebrate the first anniversary of the dedication of our new denominational hymnal. Our first use of Glory to God was on Reformation Sunday, 2013. This service is an inspiring combination of prayer, praise, scripture, and meditation.
October 5 No Youth Group October 12 6:00-8:00 p.m. Youth Group October 19 6:00-8:30 p.m. Youth Group (JKP joins us for ac+vi+es and worship) October 26 5:00-7:00 p.m. Youth (6-8th Grade) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Youth (9-12th Grade) Conﬁrma0on Class Brief informa+on mee+ng for both parents and kids (Grades 8-10) October 19—a6er church in the Upper Room Classes begin Sunday, October 26 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Upper Room
STEPHEN MINISTRY Training Update
Our Stephen Ministers are learning about listening this week. Please continue to pray for them as they grow in their ability to provide caring ministry on behalf of our congregation. Session Three—The Art of Listening Listening is an essential part of Stephen Ministry. Stephen Ministers use active listening skills to help people recognize and accept the feelings they are experiencing, In this session Stephen Ministers learn and practice the skill of re&lecting as a valuable listening tool. They explore the many facets of listening and talk about their own experiences so as to better understand when listening is effective and when it feels fake or makes a person feel uncomfortable.
The Mission Ministry is looking for new members. We meet on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor and we try to keep it to about an hour. If you have questions about what we do and how we do it, please call Bette Maier, 330-493-7247 or email [email protected]
to discuss. Helpers are needed for the Timken High School football dinners around 4:00 p.m. the day of the dinner. The last Friday dinner will be held on October 24; there is also a game on Saturday, October 18, with the meal at 10:00am. Come out and meet the boys and the coaches and cheer them on. Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties’ annual dinner/auction, Hunger Doesn’t Take A Holiday, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Alex D. Kassas Event Center. Information about tickets and sponsorships is available by calling 330-832-7220. Refuge of Hope’s annual dinner/auction, Holiday Gala, will take place on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at Brookside Country Club. Information about tickets and sponsorships is available by calling 330-453-1785. The Hat and Mitten Tree will be up and waiting for donations from Sunday, November 9— December 14. Millie Snyder has graciously agreed to be the coordinator. The need is always great so please start your purchasing and you knitters, it is time to please get those needles clicking. We will be supporting Project Kare’s Christmas Stocking Project again this year. Stockings will be available for pick up starting November 16 and all must be returned by December 14.
Hear ye, Hear ye! All the Knights of the land! You are invited to Will’s Mighty Warrior Games! Saturday, November 1— 1—11:00 a.m.— a.m.—1:00 p.m. Join us for medieval games, make your own pizza, knightly crafts, and hear the latest adventure of Will: God’s Mighty Warrior. To confirm your warrior’s attendance at this free event, you must register by October 29th either through the church website or by calling the church office. Open to boys age 3-8. Your child is welcome to bring a guest. A parent/adult must stay at the event.
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF September 28 TODAY A A reminder… reminder… 8:00 am Worship Service—Chapel Either Either at at home home or or on on the the 9:00 am Fellowship—Westminster Hall road,you road,you can can listen listen to to the the 9:15 am Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School Classes 10:30 service on WHLO 10:30 service on WHLO 640 640 AM, 10:15 am- 11:30 am Infant Nursery (ages 0-2) –Room L4 AM, or or log log on on your your computer computer to 10:30 am Worship Service—Sanctuary to www.640whlo.com www.640whlo.com 10:45 am Kids’ Church 7:00 pm Inaugural Concert for Bösendorfer Grand Piano—Sanctuary Reception to follow in Westminster Hall TUESDAY 9:30 am 1:00 pm
Bible Study—Parlor Staff Meeting
4:30 & 5:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
WEDNESDAY Wednesday Choirs Reh. Stephen Ministry Training—Library Deacons Meeting—Westminster Hall Stephen Ministry Supervision—Parlor
7:00 am 7:15 pm
THURSDAY Men’s Bible Study—Westminster Hall Chancel Choir Reh. FRIDAY Maranatha Youth Canping Retreat thru Oct. 5
SATURDAY 11:00 am-1:00 pm Girls’ Royal Pajama Party—Westminster Hall 8:00 & 10:30 am. 9:15 am 10:45 am 1:00 pm
GMG—Kindermusik (Wednesday) 9:30-10:15am Village 10:45-11:30am Our Time 12:30-12:45pm Imagine That! 1:00-1:45pm Imagine That! 3:30-4:15pm Young Child 1 4:30-5:15pm Melody, Mallets & More 5:30-6:15pm Young Child 1 6:30-7:15pm Young Child 3
GMG—Kindermusik (Thursday) 9:30-10:15am Our Time 10:45-11:30am Our Time 12:00-12:45pm Imagine That!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5 Worship ~ World Communion ~ Homebound Communion Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School Classes Kids’ Church Session Retreat NO Youth Group
SALE . . . SALE . . . SALE . . . We see it all the +me . . . and some+mes . . . there are bargains! When you are shopping for food, please consider ge>ng canned items for our Food, Clothing, & Prayer Ministry. Many +mes you can get good quality food, using your Loyalty Card, to get real bargains. Our clients will appreciate any addi+ons to our regular food distribu+on. Thank you in advance for your much needed help.
Christ Presbyterian Church 530 Tuscarawas Street, West, Canton, Ohio 44702 330-456-8113 cantoncpc.org [email protected]
Christ Presbyterian Church exists to glorify God, lead people to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ, build one another up in spiritual maturity, and send out servants to share the Good News in word and deed. Christ Presbyterian Church Staff Ministers: The People of Christ Church Senior Pastor: Rev. David de Vries Parish Associate: Rev. Eldon Trubee Director of Music & Organist: David Kienzle Specialist in Music for The Young Child: Deborah Garren Director of Youth Ministry: Jon Mathewson Director of Children’s and Family Ministries: Jennifer George Director of Outdoor Ministries: Chris Harmsen Business Administrator/Assistant Treasurer: Donald Weltlich Financial Assistant/Secretary: Diane Nave Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor/Secretary: Caryn Smith Custodians: Kurt A. Gottschick & Ron Pelger Mission Co-Worker in Thailand: Esther Wakeman