Welcome To Worship

at

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, April 12, 2015

10:00 a.m. 

2nd Sunday of Easter

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church

9000 Concord Road

Brentwood, TN 37027

(615) 370-4227

www.eastbrentwoodpc.com

Sunday, April 12, 2015 

Steps of Faith 

We Gather to Worship God

Welcome & Announcements

 Prelude          “Step By Step”    Strasser

*Call to Worship - Jasper Vailevskis

Leader: By faith, we trust that we are created in the image of God.

Congregation: By faith, we hope and dream and make plans.

L: By faith we face our fears and insecurities.

C: By faith we till the soil of our lives and plant seeds of love.

L: By faith we follow where God leads. By faith we trust that God is present in our midst.

All: By faith we gather in this place to worship God together. 

*Opening Prayer 

*Hymn #614 “Great Are You, Lord”

Call to Confession - Kevin McGuire

Prayer of Confession - Kevin McGuire

Assurance of Forgiveness - Jeffrey Rein

Leader: What we have hoped for is true. What we cannot see has been known. Gods forgiveness is certain and sure. In the name of Jesus Christ you are forgiven.

All: Thanks be to God!

 Passing of the Peace - Connor Watts

As God through Jesus has recognized and forgiven each of us, let us now ourselves recognize and forgive each other by sharing God’s peace with one another. The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you

*Gloria Patri #581

We Listen for the Word of God

 Anthem “Hallelujah (Your Love is Amazing)” Brown-Doerksen 

Time with the Children - Faith Glover and Katherine McGuire 

Prayer for Illumination - Jeffrey Rein 

First Reading: Scripture Potpourri - Jeremy McConnell

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Second Reading: Faithful Witness - Skit 

Reflections “Small Steps Lead to Bigger Ones” Cole Williams, Natalie Hopkins, Jennifer Walker, Kendall Wepking 

Time of Reflection 

We Respond to God’s Love 

*Hymn #743 Step by Step 

*Affirmation of Faith—Apostles’ Creed 

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.

He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.  

Prayers of the People—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 sins, as we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen. 

Offering

 Offertory “Whom Shall I Fear” Youth Singers 

*Gathering of the Tithes & Offerings 

*Doxology #606  

*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication 

We Go from Here to Serve 

Song “I Walk By Faith” Youth Singers 

*Parting Words 

*Benediction Footprints Tess Henderson 

Postlude 

*Please stand if you are able.

 About Today’s Service

Participants In Today’s Service: Leaders: Kelly McConnell and EBPC’s Junior & Senior High Youth; Pastor: John Hilley; Acolyte: David Ketch; Musicians: Youth Singers: Jennifer Walker, Natalie Hopkins, Kendall Wepking, Lizzie Diffenbaugh, Katherine McGuire, Trystan Wepking, and Tess Henderson, EBPC Worship Ensemble: Liz Beatty, Joe Ennis, Peggy Rein, David Shupe, and Jeanie White, and Biff and Mary Fink. 

To Our Members and Guests: Please sign our friendship pad. 

Children’s Worship: The focus of today’s worship circle during Children’s Worship is Jesus is Risen: The Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:28-35. Children’s Worship, an optional worship experience for children from three years old through 2nd grade, is held during worship service each Sunday morning. Children who wish to participate will be escorted to our children’s worship area upstairs following the Time with Children. Because we do serve a snack, if you are a first time visitor and your child(ren) has allergies, please escort your child upstairs. You may pick up your children upstairs after the service or visit us any time.

The flowers this Sunday are given

by Claudette Arman

in honor of her daughter’s birthday. 

Flowers & Fellowship Food Sign-up: Please consider signing up for flowers, fellowship food, or both in the coming months. New sign-up sheets are in the narthex. If you have any questions please contact Regina Montgomery at regina.montgomery@vanderbilt.edu.

Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you. 

To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the Calendar of Events for dates and times. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Please speak to John Hilley after the service. Our next new member classes are April 19th and 26th. 

Our Mission

East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.  

Announcements

High School Youth: Sunday, April 12—LEARN Time (5:00-6:00 pm); PYG (6:00-7:00pm), “Stealing & Cheating & Lying”. Middle School Youth: Wednesday, April 15th: LEARN Time 5:30-6:07 pm, “Telling the Jesus Story”; 608 from 6:08-7:08 pm, “Top 10 Pressures”. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McConnell, Youth Director, at ebpcyouth@comcast.net. 

EBPC Young Adults: First meeting on Friday, April 17th at 6 pm at Old Chicago Pizza in Cool Springs. Please contact Stephen (saenfinger@yahoo.com) or Emily (Emily.enfinger@yahoo.com) to RSVP. 

EBPC Young Families: April Service Project. Please join us after church on Sunday, April 19th for a picnic lunch and Earth Day related projects around the church property. We will be doing tasks such as stick and litter pick up and planting the remaining Easter lilies. Items to bring: a bagged lunch for your family, work or gardening gloves (I suggest thin, washable winter gloves for children), and yard work clothing. I will be wearing my casual, yard work clothes to church that day so feel free to dress down with me! DATE: 4/19/2015 (Sun 11:00AM - 1:30PM), LOCATION: EBPC. Please RSVP using the link on the church’s calendar on the website. 

SAVE THE DATE: Vacation Bible School will be on Wednesday - Friday, July 8-10 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with a program during worship on Sunday, July 12. 

Golf Outing: The date for the golf outing has been changed to Saturday, April 18th. If you will attend, please let Richard White know on or before Wednesday, April 15th (rwhite@fulham.com). Friends and/or neighbors are also welcome. 

Men’s Night Out: Friday, April 24th at 6:00 pm: With the weather getting nicer, sitting around a fellowship fire is a great way to have a good time and meet other guys of the church for good conversation. If you plan to be there, let the Richard White know (rwhite@fulham.com) on or before Monday, April 20th, so we can plan to provide some food or snacks. Bring your own liquid refreshments, if desired; he will bring bottled water for everyone.  

Annual Yard Sale: Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 am—noon. Please start thinking about donating items from your attic, garage, closets, etc. Large items are especially wanted, but we will take anything including clothing, sports equipment, etc. We can pick up items anytime if you want them out of the way. Help support the youth mission trip to Charleston, SC.  

Want to keep up with EBPC people and events? Go to https://www.facebook.com/EastBrentwoodPC and like our page or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/EBPCtn. 

A weekly prayer group meets at 9:00 am on Wednesday mornings in an upstairs classroom at the church. All are welcome to join us.  

New Structure for Children's Faith Formation Time on Sunday Mornings: The Christian Faith Formation Ministry Team has been working hard to re-evaluate our children's programming and make appropriate changes to our Sunday morning routine. 

· Beginning on April 12th there will no longer be a LEARN time for children from 9-10 AM. There will be self-directed activities available for children who accompany their parents to Adult LEARN Time.

· During the 10:00 am Worship Service on April 12th all children will stay in the sanctuary for the Youth-led Sunday service.

· Beginning Sunday, April 19th when the children ages 3 to 2nd grade are dismissed after the Children's Time for their Children's Worship Experience upstairs, they will notice some differences. This new program will represent components from both the traditional children's worship and the Spark's Sunday School curriculum. Adult volunteers will lead the Children as they explore the Bible units through hands-on, age-appropriate, experiential activities that are designed to engage them while also instilling Biblical education.

· Kelly McConnell is developing an exciting program for our 3rd-5th graders that will alternate between in- and out-of-worship programming that will both continue to help them integrate into worship while also providing them with an age-appropriate Christian Education. More specific information will be forthcoming. 

Lectionary Reading for April 19th

Acts 3:12-19; Ps. 4; 1 John 3:1-7

Luke 24:36b-48 

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, April 12

              9:00    am       Adult and Children’s LEARN

            10:00    am       Worship

              5:00    pm       PYG LEARN Time (high school youth)

              6:00    pm       PYG

Monday, April 13

            11:00    am       Staff Meeting

Wednesday, April 15

              5:30    pm       Middle School Youth LEARN

6:08 pm 608 for Middle School Youth

7:00 pm NO Adult Choir

Friday, April 17

6:00 pm Young Adults Group

Saturday, April 18

10:00 am Golf Outing

Sunday, April 19

9:00 am Adult LEARN

10:00 am Worship

11:00 am Young Families: April Service Project

5:00 pm PYG LEARN Time (high school youth)

6:00 pm PYG

Praise and Prayers

Prayers for strength and healing for Morene Roadman in her continued fight against cancer, mother of Stephen and mother-in-law of Amy Roadman.

Rev. David Cameron, pastor of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, who will have surgery on 4/21.

The family of Frank Feels, friend of Stephanie and Edwin Linzie, who passed away on Friday, April 3rd.

Prayers for healing and comfort requested by Leanna Pound (EBPC Nursery) on behalf of Talan Williams, an 8-year-old, who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer.

Erin Morrow’s parents who are recovering at Somerfield following their recent car accident.

Lily Paris

Linda Lytle, a friend of the Watts Family, diagnosed with breast cancer.

Doug Pennington while stationed in Afghanistan.

† Jane Smith, friend of Beth Watts, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, that she will find strength and hope.

† Karen Draper Clark who is battling cancer.

† That peace may be realized between Iran, the EU, and the US as they reach an agreement on nuclear arms.

Margaret Bell and The Rev. John Bell, and for Wiltshire Presbyterian Church in Denver as she undergoes cancer treatment  

If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share,

please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator

by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.