February 23, 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. All children are welcome to come forward for our Children’s Message. Following the message, children ages 3 through 7th grade are invited to follow our teachers out for Kids’ Church. At the end of service, children up through 4th grade can be picked up in the lower level, while children in 5th-7th grade can be picked up upstairs in our youth room. An usher is able to help direct you to these locations if you need assistance. Thank you for worshiping with us this morning. I look forward to meeting you and your child. Jennifer George, Children’s Ministry Director
The Order For Morning Worship Seventh Sunday After Epiphany February 23, 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 Meditation and Preparation for Worship Hymn No. 701 (sung several times by all) I Corinthians 3:16-17 Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried and true. With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living sanctuary for you.
ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME Call to Worship Leader: God’s Spirit dwells in us, for we are God’s temple. We belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God. People: Praise the Lord! *Hymn in Procession No. 321 (omit stanza 4)
1 Corinthians 3:16, 23
“The Church’s One Foundation”
*Prayer of Adoration (unison) Almighty God, you make the sun rise on the evil and on the good, send rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. Give us grace to follow your example and show kindness toward friend and enemy, that we may live as your children who testify to your all-inclusive love. Amen.
GIVE PRAISE TO GOD Call to Confession Prayer of Confession (unison) Holy God, your law shows the way of righteousness, but I forsake your commandments. I have not provided for the poor or aided the disabled. I have not been trustful in my daily business; I have been unjust in my judgment of others. I have sought vengeance against my enemies; I have not loved my neighbors as myself. Forgive me my sins and rouse me to sincere repentance. By the power of your Holy Spirit, free me to live as your holy disciple with Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen. Kyrie (sung by all) Hymn No. 579
Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Singing in Greek: Kyrie . . . Christe . . . Kyrie
Declaration of Forgiveness Leader: The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting. I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. People: May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins, strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit keep us in eternal life. Unison: Amen. *Response to the Assurance of Pardon *Hymn No. 581
“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 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Old Testament Reading You Shall be Called Holy
Leader: People: Anthem
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Pew Bible page 93 Large Print Pew Bible pages 132-133
Psalm 111 “Confitebor tibi” from Solemn Vespers
W. A. Mozart
Cathy Dillon, Jane Linville, Merle Smith, 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.
I Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Epistle Reading The Master Builder
The Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.
Pew Bible pages 927-928 Large Print Pew Bible pages 203-204 “Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation”
*Hymn No. 394
Gospel Reading Working Out the Law
The Gospel of the Lord. Thanks be to God
Pew Bible pages 786-787 Large Print Pew Bible page 6
Jesus says, “So What!” Rev. David L. de Vries Each builder must choose with care how to build on it.
OUR RESPONSE TO THE WORD *Affirmation of Faith Sections 1 & 2 of A Brief Statement of Faith
Hymnal, page 37
Prayers of the People and the Lord’s Prayer Offertory Anthem
William H. Harris Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and the Spirit of God dwelleth within you: for the temple of God is holy, Which temple ye are: for the love of whom you do this day celebrate the joys of the temple with a season of festivity. Alleluia. – Sarum Antiphon
*Doxology—Hymn No. 606
*Prayer of Dedication (unison) Almighty God, by your grace, accept our offering. Make us joyful in giving that we may grow in likeness to your supreme gift, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
RE-ENTRY INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE THE LORD Being Christ’s Church (Please sign the Friendship Pad found in your pew and return it toward the center aisle, noting names of those with whom you are worshiping.)
*Hymn in Procession No. 761
“Called as Partners in Christ’s Service”
*Benediction Choral Response God be in my head and in my understanding. God be in mine eyes and in my looking. God be in my mouth and in my speaking. God be in mine heart and in my thinking. God be at my end and in my departing.
Congregational Meeting For anyone wishing confidential individual prayer, immediately following the service a member of the Stephen Ministry will be available in the Chapel.
AT REST: Jean Van Nostran—February 15, 2014
The flowers in the Chancel vases are given in loving memory of Cynthia Bartchy Hecht by her husband, Robert Hecht. The flowers in the Pedestal vases are given in loving memory of Robert Schlabach by Kathy. The Cathedral Hour today is made possible through the generous donations from members and friends of Christ Presbyterian Church. Liturgist: Carol Orin Acolytes: Hadley Moss (Crucifer), Riley Hudson (Acolyte), Joey Anderson (Acolyte), Charlie Roberts (Bible Bearer) Acolyte Master: Scott McCahan
Preparing for Next Week Scripture Readings for March 2, 2014 ~ Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9
Consider: Why does Jesus instruct the disciples to keep quiet about what they had seen “until after the Son of Man has been raised from the dead?” (Matthew 17:9)
Sunday Morning Adult Classes 9:15-10:15am The Library Class is working on the book of James by John McArthur. Contemporary Issues and Biblical Thought Adult Class meets in the Quilting Room and will be studying a book by James W. Moore entitled, Attitude Is Your Paintbrush, It Colors Every Situation. The Parlor Class is studying from the Present Word: 2/23—Control Your Speech led by Jim Smith. Intergenerational Bible Study Class in the Upper Room (on the second floor above the Parlor): Mike Ophardt leads the discussion. Westminster Class: February 2-March 2: John David Geib—”Angels.”
Daily Graces ~ CPC Rhythms of Worship and Discipleship The Week of February 23-March 1, 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, March 2) Monday: Exodus 24:12-18 Tuesday Psalm 2 Wednesday 2 Peter 1:16-21 Thursday Matthew 17:1-9 Friday Exodus 24:12-18 Saturday Psalm 2 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 Jesus Feeds 5000 and Walks on Water (Mark 4).
The Food & Clothing Ministry could use your help. We are in need of Guideposts & Upper Room daily devotionals. These are used by our prayer partners when they meet with clients on distribution day. We are always in need of men’s clothing—particularly larger men’s sweaters and long sleeve shirts. Please no out-of-season items because our space is limited. Thank you for your support. Blessings—Lorraine Murphy
Chancel Choir Concert with Chamber Orchestra Sunday, March 16, 4:00 pm Mozart: Solemn Vespers Being the court composer and cathedral organist in Salzburg left Mozart little leeway for the types of music he was to supply for state functions and cathedral liturgies. He knew his music had to be energetic and lively, even for “solemn” evening worship, when the traditional five Psalms and Magnificat needed to favor the mood of exuberant praise, rather than of meditative prayer. The Christ Church choir with orchestra will offer a moderate re-creation of that Vespers event in 1780. We will have prayers, chants, and scripture with the proper interspersion of Mozart’s six delightful expressions of the Psalms of praise and Mary’s Song from Luke. One of the most memorable works of classical church music is included in the set: “Laudate Dominum” for chorus and soprano solo, which listeners will recognize with delight, as it is sung by Jean Burnquist.
WORSHIP @T CHRIST CHURCH
Services on March 5
Come rest in silence, scripture reading, simple chants, and prayer.
in Westminster Hall Wednesday, March 19 at 7:15 p.m.
12:05pm (Chapel) 7:00pm (Sanctuary)
Hear ye, Hear ye! All the knights of the land! You are invited to a Medieval Feast Saturday, March 1st at eleven o’clock at Christ Presbyterian Church
Join us on a special quest as we enjoy a banquet it for a warrior, special games, and activities, and hear the story of Will: God’s Mighty Warrior.
Parents: To confirm your little warrior’s attendance, you must register by February 28th 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 child is welcome to bring a guest. Open to boys ages 3-8. A parent/adult must stay at the event.
An interesting read is a book entitled, Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton. It gives a whole different slant on charitable works. The Session is reading it and the members of the Mission Ministry will be starting it soon. Please see Pastor de Vries about how you can obtain a copy and/or check the church library. Esther Wakeman will be celebrating her birthday on February 25th. If you wish to send a card her address is: The Rev. Esther Wakeman, Payap University, Chiang Mai, 50000 Thailand Fred Bohse has agreed to be responsible for the dissemination of information about the four major offerings of the PCUSA. These offerings are: One Great Hour of Sharing in April, Pentecost Offering in June, Peacemaking Offering in October and Christmas Joy Offering in December. The areas that have suffered from natural disasters are still trying to recover and any help you can give will be put to good use. Please indicate where you want your donation used and mail to: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance P.O. Box 643700 Pittsburgh, PA. 15264-3700 or By phone: 800-872-3283 or On line at Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Friday, March 7th is Domestic Violence Project’s Hearts with Hope Annual Dinner and Auction. To purchase tickets and make reservations contact Stacey at 330-445-2004. Invite your friends to join you for an evening of supporting DVPI and fun and outstanding food.
The Mission Ministry of Christ Church proudly announces the visit of the LIKAY THAI FOLK DRAMA DANCERS They will be presenting dances and drama based upon stories from scripture after the late service on March 23rd. The presentation will be preceded by a covered dish luncheon where the baked chicken and mac-n-cheese will be provided. This family friendly production is part of the outreach mission of the Christian Communications Institute of Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Its longtime director is Dr. Rob Collins who is married to our mission representative, Dr. Esther Wakeman-Collins. It was organized to tell the Gospel message to those who were unable to read or were uninterested in just the spoken word. The CCI troupe has presented the Good News Gospel on many international tours and always looks forward to their visit to Christ Church. The drama will begin about 12:30 for those who may not be attending the late service or the luncheon. Please invite friends and neighbors who might enjoy this beautiful message.
23rd ANNUAL AUCTION! A night of great food, fabulous auction items, sensational socializing and all for a good cause - KIDS!
WHEN? Friday, April 4th, 2014 Doors open at 5:45 and ends when we are done having fun!
WHERE? Christ Presbyterian Church Westminster Hall WE NEED YOUR HELP to send over 100 children to Camp Wakonda this year. We can do this through your generous donations that support the Camp Wakonda scholarship fund and program. We need your help to support this wonderful cause of providing a Christian camping experience to all children. You can help us by donating: * New items—used in kitchen, camping, household appliances, pictures, artwork, electronics, jewelry, toys, items for pets, etc. * Dinners—restaurant gift certificates, casseroles for a year/every other month, monthly bread donation, monthly pie donation, jelly of the month, etc. * Vacation Getaways—places you visit, places you own, weekly/weekend or single night “getaways” * Tickets to cultural, sporting events, or children theme venues * Cash is always appreciated * Acts of service—paint a room, babysit a child, spread mulch, clean for a day, etc.
To donate an auction item, fill out the form below and drop it off or mail to the Church office. Please Print: Monetary Donation: __________________ Item or Service Donated: ____________________________________________________ Estimated Retail Value: ______________ Check if anonymous donation: ____________ Donor Name: ______________________ Phone Number: ________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________ Donation Description: _______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Name of person to be contacted for additional information or to complete arrangements: Name: ____________________________ Phone Number: _____________________ Deadline for donations to be printed in program will be Monday, March 24. All tangible items donated must be brought to the Church office no later than Wednesday, April 2. If you have questions, please contact either Stephanie Werren, at 330-494-9679 or Julia Frankland at 330-453-5932.
Thank you in advance for your support of the auction!
ACTIVITIES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23 8:00 am 9:00 am 9:15 am 10:15 am- 11:30 am 10:30 am 10:45 am 11:30 am 12:00 noon
TODAY Worship Service—Chapel Fellowship—Westminster Hall Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School Classes Infant Nursery (ages 0-2) –Room L4 Worship Service—Sanctuary Kids’ Church Congregational Meeting—Sanctuary Youth leave for Winter Jam Concert—Cleveland
A reminder… Either at home or on the road,you can listen to the 10:30 service on WHLO 640 AM, or log on your computer to www.640whlo.com
TUESDAY 9:30 am 7:00 pm
Bible Study—Parlor Mission Ministry Meeting—Parlor
8:00-10:45 am 4:30 pm
WEDNESDAY Food Ministry Wednesday Choirs Rehearsal
7:00 am 7:15 pm
THURSDAY Men’s Bible Study—Westminster Hall Chancel Choir Rehearsal
9:00-1:00 am 11:00 am-1:00 pm
SATURDAY Men’s Chorus Reh. God’s Mighty Warrior Event—Westminster Hall
GMG—Kindermusik (Wednesday) 9:30-10:15am Village 10:45-11:30am Our Time 12:00-12:45pm Imagine That! 4:30-5:15pm Melody, Mallets-More 5:30-6:15pm Young Child 2 6:30-7:15pm Young Child 4 GMG—Kindermusik (Thursday) 9:30-10:15am Our Time 10:45-11:30am Village 12:00-12:45pm Imagine That! 4:30-5:15pm Our Time 5:30-6:15pm Imagine That!
SUNDAY, MARCH 2 8:00 & 10:30 am. 9:15 am 10:45 am 12:00-2:00 pm
Worship ~ Transfiguration of the Lord Children/Youth/Adult Sunday School Classes Kids’ Church Women’s Chorus Reh.
Weather/Building Related Closings In the event of church services/activities being cancelled due to inclement weather, the closing will be announced on the local television stations, WKYC-TV3; NewsChannel 5. You may also check the websites: www.wkyc.com; www.newsnet5.com; or www.fox8.com.
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 L. de Vries Parish Associate: Rev. Eldon Trubee Director of Music & Organist: David J. Kienzle Specialist in Music for The Young Child: Deborah Garren Director of Youth Ministry: Jon Mathewson Director of Children’s Ministry: Jennifer George Director of Outdoor Ministries: Chris Harmsen Business Administrator/Assistant Treasurer: Donald R. Weltlich Financial Assistant/Secretary: Diane J. Nave Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor/Secretary: Caryn G. Smith Custodians: Kurt A. Gottschick & Ron Pelger