Welcome To Worship

 

at

 

East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 5, 2016

10:00 a.m.

 

3rd Sunday after

Pentecost

Sunday, June 5, 2016

 

The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.

 

   Thought before Worship

Holy One, as we take to the road with Jesus this summer, send Your Spirit to accompany us. When we tire, give us renewed strength. When we flag, breathe deep into us. When we meander, bring us back to the path. When we question, grant us clarity. When we hunger, feed us with the bread of life. When we worship, enter our hearts. Amen.

 

We Gather to Worship God

 

Prelude “Be Still, My Soul” arr. Ham

© 1985 Lillenas Publishing Company (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)

 

Welcome & Announcements

 

*A Call to Worship

One: I will praise God with all I have, because God has lifted me up.

Many: We have cried to God for help, and God has healed us.

One: When we are at the lowest point, in the absolute depths, God has restored us to life.

Many: Weeping may linger for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

One: Do not be silent; let us praise God!

All: We will give thanks to God forever.

 

*Opening Prayer

 

*Hymn #32 “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”

 

Call to Confession

 

Prayer of Confession

Come Holy Spirit into my soul. Enlighten my mind that I may know the sins I ought to confess, and grant me your grace to confess them fully, humbly, and with a contrite heart. I surrender to you my darkest shadows, that you may surround them with light and weave them into your tapestry of grace.

 

Time for Silent Reflection

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.

 

Passing of the Peace

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

 

Special Music “Lord of the Dance” Carter

© Words: Stainer & Bell Ltd (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company)

Music: Stainer & Bell Ltd (Admin. by Hope Publishing Company)

 

Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.

 

We Listen for the Word of God

 

Prayer for Illumination

Giver of Wisdom, we come before You today with minds and hearts filled with many distractions.  We release our burdens into Your strong and capable hands.  Open us to receive the gifts you wish to lavish on us today, in Jesus’ Name.

 

Old Testament I Kings 17:8-24

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Gospel Lesson Luke 7:10-17

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

 

Epistle Lesson Galatians 1:11-24

 

Sermon “Last Meal?” Laura Kreiselmaier

 

Time of Reflection

 

We Respond to God’s Love

 

*Hymn #250 “Hymn of Promise”

 

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 “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need” arr. Rosser

 

 

*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

*Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication

 

We Go from Here to Serve

 

*Hymn #700 “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”

 

*Parting Words

 

*Benediction

 

Postlude “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”

 

 

*Please stand if you are able.

 

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

 

For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.

 

About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants In Today’s Service: Guest Pastor & Accompanist: Laura Kreiselmaier; Liturgist: Paul Rein; Time with the Children: Liz Beatty.

 

Pastor John Hilley is away from the office until June 10th.

 

Dr. Laura Rosser Kreiselmaier is a holistic therapist, professional pianist, published author and teacher. She recently earned a PhD from Vanderbilt in Religion, Psychology, & Culture and a two-year certification in Advanced Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. A longtime friend of EBPC, Laura served as the staff Worship Accompanist from 2005-09. As she is building her private practice, she would welcome and appreciate your referrals for therapy clients or piano students, and would love for you to participate in her upcoming Enneagram workshops and groups. For more information please visit her website, www.KreiselmaierTherapy.com.

 

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? Speak to Dave Ford.

 

Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.

 

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

The Worship Team will have "Summer Travel Worship Bags" available starting this Sunday for each family to take home with them.  As you vacation across the country, the world or right here in your own backyard, you can still keep faith formation going throughout the months to come.  One of the items included in the bag is "Flat Jesus."  He is meant to be decorated and then to accompany you wherever you and your family go.  Take pictures, write a blog, etc. of how you are bringing Jesus to the communities outside the walls of EBPC.  Then upload them to Doug in the office (ebpcoffice@comcast.net) to be included in our weekly e-blast or the EBPC Facebook page with a short description so that we can all have a glimpse of the adventures of your own "Flat Jesus."

 

EBPC is partnering with First Presbyterian Church of Franklin for Vacation Bible School this summer. It will run Monday, June 20th until Thursday, June 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There is a $10 non-refundable registration fee per child. It is for children ages 4 (by 8/15/2016) to 6th grade. For more information, view a flyer for the event by clicking here (or visiting our website www.eastbrentwoodpc.com/) or visit their website at http://www.fpcfranklin.org/#/children-youth/vacation-bible-school.

 

Flowers & Fellowship Food Sign-up: Please consider signing up for flowers, fellowship food, or both in the coming months. Please sign up from our website or E-newsletter. If you have any questions, please contact Doug in the church office at ebpcoffice@comcast.net.

 

We are continuing to expand our Worship Teams to cover summer vacations and participants rotating off teams. If you would like to train to be an opener, closer, greeter/usher, Communion Server, acolyte or liturgist or you would like to help in a supporting role with the Sanctuary Guild and Worship Planning Team, please contact the Worship Planning Team Moderator Liz Beatty at aybeatty@comcast.net. Thank you to each person who has stepped up already to help!

 

 

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, June 5

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

Monday, June 6

9:15 a.m. Staff Meeting

Wednesday, June 8

6:30 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

7:00 p.m. Choir

Thursday, June 9

6:30 p.m. Praise Team

Sunday, June 12

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

 

Praise and Prayers

† Prayers of thanksgiving for Larry and Gay Wilson as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

Prayers of healing for Amy Gallagher.

Prayers for comfort and a speedy recovery for Mary Ellen Hofstetter, who is at NHC Cool Springs following knee replacement surgery.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our preschool – for its teachers and students who have concluded their year.

Prayers for the family of 3 year old Houston Cole who lost his life in a tragic accident recently.

Prayers for Lucas, the 20-month old grandson of a friend of Regina Montgomery, who has cancer.

Prayers for Frank and Virginia Galloway (Liz Beatty's parents) who are both dealing with health concerns.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our Presbyterian Church’s “Living Waters for the World” program which provides clean water in the underdeveloped part of the globe.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.

Prayers for Kelly Rakow, a business associate of Susan Schellhardt, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Prayers for Laurie Byers’s husband, Brent, and his family as he is undergoing chemo for pancreatic cancer. Laurie is a teacher at the EBPC Preschool.

Prayers for Karen Owens Holloway and her husband David with her cancer diagnosis.

 

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.