A text-only version of the 8 and 9:30 a.m. Traditional Services Sunday Bulletin is displayed here, and following is the 11 a.m. Contemporary Service Bulletin and the Announcements. For formatted, printable versions of all the services, click on the links immediately below.
First Presbyterian Church
Introduce Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him;
We gather in God’s house
May 19, 2013
The Prelude “I Love to Tell a Story” arr. by Glasgow
* signifies the congregation may stand as able
Introit (9:30 ) “I Celebrate You”
We honor God in prayer and praise
*The Opening Hymn “We Have Come to Join in Worship” page 207
The Call to Worship & Invocation
Anthem (9:30) “In the Sweet By and By” by Helvey
We receive God’s grace and respond with our gifts
Children’s Sermon and The Lord’s Prayer (9:30)
Call to Confession
Prayer of Confession (unison).
Almighty God, you poured out your Spirit upon gathered disciples creating bold tongues, open ears, and a new community of faith. We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us. We do not listen for your word of grace, speak the good news of your love, or live as a people made one in Christ. Have mercy on us, O God. Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Time of Silent Prayer & Assurance of Pardon
♫ Congregational Response “Into My Heart”
Into my heart, into my heart, Come into my heart, Lord Jesus;|Come in today, come in to stay, Come into my heart Lord Jesus.
Offertory “Come, Spirit Come” by Beall
*Doxology page 815
Prayer of Dedication
Hymn of Preparation “Spirit Song” page 384
We receive the written word
Prayer of Illumination
First Reading Genesis 11: 1-9 page 9 OT
Reader Jim Ribby
Second Reading Acts 2: 1-21 page 119 NT
Pastor Jeremiah Ketchum or Kermit Hainley of Eagle Village
We depart to demonstrate Christ’s love
*The Closing Hymn “Here I Am, Lord” page 589
*Greeting Each Other In Christian Love
The Postlude “Fantasia on ‘Duke Street’” by Paxton
Wherever you go, God is sending you. Wherever you are God has a purpose in you being there. Christ who indwells you has something he wants to do through you where you are! Believe it and go in his grace and power. by Richard Halverson
Sunday school locations
Child care. Loving qualified caregivers, on the lower level, welcome infants and children through three years of age during our 9:30 a.m. service.
Welcome friends. If you are a guest, please take a “Welcome” folder from the Welcome Center near the church office. We hope your worship experience is meaningful and uplifting. Plan to meet new friends at “Coffee Central” in Fellowship Hall, 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Thank you. Special thanks to our greeters: Don & Sandy Mullen and Jim & Loraine Mottern, ushers: Harry & Nell Widman, Dick & Jean Schurch, Betsy Argo, and Nancy Sanford, and liturgist: Judy Husby.
Hearing assistance devices. These are available from our soundboard technician.
Now available. CD copies of the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service are available on the Welcome Table by Tuesday morning. Or you can listen to the sermon on our Web site www.erfpc.org.
About our church
First Presbyterian Church of Elk Rapids (www.erfpc.org), nestled in the heart of the village at the intersection of First and Spruce Streets, is a thriving, welcoming, multi-generational community of faith centered on Christ, grounded in the Reformed tradition, and rooted in Elk Rapids since 1874. A Stephen Ministry church with contemporary and traditional services and Sunday School, we reach out in love to our community and beyond to explore and share the Good News of the Bible. Come discover warm handshakes and smiles, fellowship and caring, and plenty of food for thought for your own spiritual journey.
First Presbyterian Church, 404 Spruce St., Elk Rapids, MI 49629
(231) 264-8167 FAX (231) 264-0162
Church Email: email@example.com
Order of Worship
The Lord’s Day – May 19, 2013
8 & 9:30 a.m.
Introduce Jesus Christ to those who do not know Him;
Deepen the faith and commitment of those who already know Him;
Demonstrate Christ’s way of love in service to the world.
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
Contemporary Worship Service
11 a.m. May 19, 2013
Welcome & Prayer
Worship through Giving
Closing Song/Benediction/Sending Out
Welcome Friends: Thank you for worshiping with us today. Please sign one of the blue welcome cards and place it in an offering basket. If you are a first-time visitor, please take a “Welcome” folder from the Welcome Center.
Contemporary Service. As a church family, we encourage children to worship with us. Loving child care is available in the lower level for children 4 and under. Children in kindergarten to 3rd grade are excused after the children’s sermon to go downstairs for Sunday school.
Today we welcome Pastor Jeremiah Ketchum and Kermit Hainley from Eagle Village. They are sharing God’s Word with us this morning.
Rev. Andy is on vacation through Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
Chancel flowers are placed by the Berry Family, in loving memory of husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Art Berry.
Prayer requests: Jim Drake, Vi Patchen, Nancy Muhlig, Diane Wagner. Vern Oxender, Harry Potter
Knitters! If you have taken a prayer shawl kit, please return the finished product as soon as possible as we are running low. The need is great! Thank you.
Parents: If you would like your graduate to be recognized on Sunday, June 2, Graduation Sunday, please sign their name, the name of the school they are graduating from on the sign-up sheet posted in the Fellowship Hall.
Wedding Coordinator. We are looking for a person who would be willing to serve as our church wedding coordinator. This is a volunteer position in which you are paid through the wedding party. You would work closely with the pastor. Training is available. If this is something that interests you, please contact the church office 264-8167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Discovery Class. If you have an interest in knowing more about our First Presbyterian Church family, you are invited to explore church membership with Rev. Andy. A single class will be offered on Saturday, June 8, 3 to 6 p.m. Then, on Wednesday evening, June 26, those who wish to become members after taking the class will meet with Session at 7 p.m. New members will be presented to the congregation on Sunday, June 30 at the 9:30 a.m. service.
Pre-registration is required because there is advance reading to be completed in preparation for the class. Interested? Please check the membership interest box on the back of the blue card -or- contact the church office (264-8167) or email email@example.com. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 5.
These are the supplies that we need for VBS. The theme for this year is Kingdom Rocks! So we are looking for anything castle-like for decorations. If you have anything please let Wayne, Betty or Erin know.
1000 paper plates
Paper grocery bags
This supply list changes weekly so please keep an eye out for an updated list. Our VBS time is fast approaching, and we are excited!
Stephen Ministry. Are you or do you know someone who is facing challenges in life? A Stephens Minister is ready to be that person who might be of help as a confidential, active listener and a compassionate caregiver. Anyone who wants the services of a Stephen Minister doesn’t have to be a member of the church. Anyone can call for a Stephen Minister or refer a friend or relative. Call Christian Johnson, 231-342-5798, Greg Socha, 264-9471, Connie Clark, 264-5977, or Klaus Lehrer, 267-5293.
Thank you Dixie Cronin for volunteering your time to water and to pull the weeds from the plants around the church. May God bless you!
Volunteer needed. If you like to garden, we are looking for a person who would be interested in watering the plants around the church and pulling the weeds from the stone areas.
Thanks to all who participated in the youth musical “Lifesong” last Sunday. The singers who participated did an outstanding musical presentation. The musicians truly enhanced the quality of the sound and a big thank you to Pete Vandenberg for setting up and manning the sound board. I think the content and musical portions were heard clearly. Sincerely, Cheryl Knight
Bloomington Illinois Youth Chancel Choir to arrive on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. We need housing for 65 mostly teenage young people who have a tremendous dedication to their choral youth ministry. Please call if you can help to house these young people. This is a one-night commitment. They leave the following morning. Call Cheryl Knight to sign up or get details.
Bloomington, Illinois Youth Chancel Choir concert to be presented on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7 p.m., in our sanctuary. This was the home church of two of our dearest members―Stan and Betty Holzhauer. Please plan to enjoy the beautiful music and fellowship with your friends and neighbors. Put this event on your calendar today!!
Library Volunteer. CE is looking for a volunteer to take over the care of our church library. This would include processing materials that are donated and purchase new books for the library, and shelving books. Interested? Please contact Betty Tezak (264-6313) or Erin Veliquette (264-5642.)
SENIOR PASTOR/HEAD OF STAFF – The Rev. Dr. Andrew Martinez
ASSOCIATE PASTOR – The Rev. Christian Johnson
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRIES – Cheryl Knight
DIRECTOR OF YOUTH AND FAMILY LIFE MINISTRIES – Wayne Potter
PASTOR EMERITUS – The Rev. Dr. Daniel K. Herlein
Service Times & Directions
Weekend Masses in English
Saturday Morning: 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Weekend Masses In Español
Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm
Weekday Morning Masses
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am
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