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August 23, 2015
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
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SCRIPTURE FOR MEDITATION Psalm 84:1-2
“How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs,
indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for
joy in the living God.”
MUSIC FOR MEDITATION It Is Well With My Soul Philip P. Bliss
arr Roger Bennett
WELCOME INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS Judy and Allen Brown, with daughter Miranda INTROIT I Was Glad by Albin C. Whitworth Faith Choir CALL TO WORSHIP (together) Psalm 84:1-2 One: How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts!
All: Our souls long, indeed we faint for the courts of the Lord.
Our hearts and our flesh sing for joy to the living God!
PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST John 20:19, 21, 26 One: Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us forgive one another.
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
All: And also with you.
Those who are able are invited to stand HYMN OF PRAISE Come, Christians, Join to Sing #267 CALL TO CONFESSION Psalm 139:23-24
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Silence KYRIE You are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!
You are the Christ, Giver of Mercy!
You are the Lord, Giver of Mercy!
ASSURANCE OF GRACEWORD GLORIA PATRI #581
TIME WITH CHILDRENSCRIPTURE Psalm 84 One: This is the word of the Lord.
All: Thanks be to God.
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLETHE 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 trespasses as we forgive those who trespass 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.
Citation: “Mother Teresa of Calcutta in prayer ” Description: Black & white photo Statement of Use: These materials are included under the fair use exemption and are restricted from further use.
JOB-SEEKING WORKSHOPS: The United Way, 1300-A Bay Area Boulevard, Houston 77058, WorkFaith Connection is offering a series of workshops for job seekers. September 8, 9am-3pm: Workshop 1—Laying the Foundation (attention-getting resumes/selecting references); Workshop 2- September 22- Money Stories by WorkFaith Connection and Family Houston. Lunch and a snack provided; free, but registration required. Call Mariana Monterrubio, 713-568-6994 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Flyers available in WPC office.
SENIOR MINISTRY TEAM ANNUAL COMMITTEE MEETING ~ The Senior Ministry Team will be meeting on Wednesday, August 26th, at 11 AM to discuss plans for our Young @ Heart luncheons in the coming year. Please bring some exciting new ideas for programs for the new year. We'll be gathering that morning in the Meeting Room. Our first luncheon is set for Tuesday, September 15th, featuring Clay Anderson who will review his new book. What an exciting start to the new year!
SET ASIDE FRIDAY-SATURDAY, AUGUST 28-30, 2015 for The Counter-Intuitive Gospel ~ Carl Parsons, a Presbyterian minister and author, will lead a workshop at WPC based on his book, The Counterintuitive Gospel at WPC. Rev. Parsons, a former colleague of Keith Uffman at Alamance Presbyterian Church, also will preach at Keith’s installation service on August 30 at 4 p. m. In his book, Parsons argues that many of the claims of the gospel run counter to what we might expect. During the workshop, Parsons will dig into dozens of areas where there appears to be a disconnect between the gospel and the lives we actually live. Plan to join a group on Friday night and Saturday morning for his workshops: “The Counterintuitive Gospel,” the “Counterintuitive Life,” and the “Counterintuitive Congregation.” Help make this a good outreach event: plan to invite someone to join you on (Friday, August 28, for dinner and workshop from 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday, August 29, for a Continental breakfast and workshop from 9-noon.) Purchase your tickets for $10 in the Narthex. Cost covers the food.
RECEPTION AFTER KEITH’S INSTALLATION SERVICE ~ A reception will be held on August 30 immediately following Keith’s installation service. Please bring finger foods and snacks, such as sandwiches, veggies, chips, dips, snack mix, brownies, cookies and bars. Food can be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall that day between 8:30 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. then after 3:00 p. m.
ICM NEEDS: ~ ICM is in need of feminine products. Liners and pads, etc. Please put in the red wagon. These are items that are continuously needed.
GOOD READS-WINE AND CHEESE BOOK CLUB ~ Sunday, September 20 will be the next date to come and join us at the Uffman house for fellowship and discussion of “ Addiction & Grace by Gerald May. This book is about those who desire to explore the mystery of who and what they really are. Addiction & Grace, can be purchased at Amazon or follow this link: http://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Grace-Gerald-G-May-ebook/dp/B000SEGJXU/ ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439922099&sr=1-1&keywords=Addition+% 26+Grace+by+Gerald+May In paperback, or Kindle MULTI-FAITH SUMMIT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ will be held on Wednesday, September 2, from 9a to 1p, at Depelchin Children’s Home, 4950 Memorial Drive, Houston. This summit will provide a forum for collaboration among faith leaders to increase safety, support, and restoration for victims of domestic abuse. No cost, lunch provided, Continuing Education Credits available. Questions, call Nicole Franklin-Jones at 713-715-6921. To register electronically, contact Pastor Helen or Liz in the office for the link. Pastor Helen has registered, and will drive if anyone would like to carpool.
WPC BLOOD DRIVE MAKE ~ your appointment today in the Narthex for the blood drive on September 27. Each time you donate, you are saving up to three lives and it could be more. If you have questions about your eligibility, you can check with our account representative with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center, T.J. McLaughlin 713.344.8730 or Tmclaughlin@giveblood.org. Many of the requirements have changed. Please consider giving, and saving a life.
NATIONAL GO BACK TO CHURCH DAY ~ Invite your family, friends, and neighbors (whether they’ve not been to church in a long while, have never been in church, or are WPC members long missing from our community) to join us on September 20, “National Go Back to Church Day.” WPC will welcome everyone with a breakfast between the services. Share the good news of God’s love and the many ways WPC is seeking to “welcome all God’s children and serve Christ....” September 20 is the day; worship at 9:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., with breakfast and Christian education for all ages in between! Come for breakfast; stay for worship. Pick up invitations to share from the narthex.
SISTERS-IN-FAITH KICKOFF ~ Webster's Sisters-in-Faith will kick off its new year on September 27 with an opening lunch at the church. You should have received an invitation letter and a reply card in the mail. Sisters-in-Faith provides an opportunity for the women of WPC to connect with each other in both planned group and individual meetings.
Please consider joining in, complete the reply card, and come to our first gathering on September 27.
The flowers on the chancel are given to the glory of God and in memory of my loving husband, Brian Littleton. By Joan Littleton.
Next Week: The youth will be usher ing at both ser vices, let Jessie know if you would like to help. Sunday, after second service is Youth Planning Retreat. We will also be attending Rev. Keith's installation together. The retreat will end after the installation service. It is important that all youth come to help plan our PYC events for the year.