Service for the Lord`s Day March 22, 2015 8:15 am and 11:00 am



Service for the Lord`s Day March 22, 2015 8:15 am and 11:00 am
Participating in worship today are Pastor Shannon Weisenfels, (8:15) Carole
Strange and (11:00) Kelly Strickling.
The Sanctuary Flowers are given today in loving memory of Bob Winkler and our
son Clayton Taylor Winkler by Carolyn Winkler and family. “And we know that
in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called
according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
With joy and thanksgiving, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism was received on
March 21, 2015 by Alexandra James Chicora Williams, daughter of Erin and Jeff
Williams; granddaughter of Modesta and Clayton Williams and Karen and James
Dwyer; niece of Krisy and Clayton Williams, Chicora and Greg Williams, Kelvie
and Tim Cleverdon, Allyson and Jerry Groner, Katie and Sean Venckus, and Patrick Dwyer; cousin of Anna and Michael Baum and Joshua Groner.
Fat, Fat Jehoshaphat, the Children’s Choir Spring Musical, will be on Palm
Sunday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There will be a short reception
following the musical in Lynn Hall and you can order DVDs at that time. This
musical is a humorous and light-hearted story about Jehoshaphat and the lessons
we can learn about the POWER of PRAYER and PRAISING the LORD through
the “storms of life”!!
Please join us on Sunday, April 5th during the Coffee Hour in Lynn Hall for a
Reception for Becca Sawyer and Justin Sawyer to say Thank You and Best Wishes as they leave for Becca to begin her new position at First Presbyterian Church
in Ft. Worth.
Loving and leading all people to deeper life in Jesus Christ
Prayers of Intercession are requested for Cris Kelly, Paul Dowling, Jack Armstrong, Herb Ware, Rose Ann Hughston, Meg Branson, Charlotte Seay, Terry Hall,
Tim Thompson, Fred Westmoreland, Bob Billhimer, Lynne Ray, Charles Priddy,
Carolyn Winkler, Betty Irby, Betty Hawk, Gwen Watson, J J Baskin, Mary Garay,
Judy Warren, Randy Storie, Connie Naumann, and Wayman Corbell.
Please pray for military personnel deployed for Operation Enduring Freedom
(Afghanistan): Michael, Casey, Carlos, Megan, Drew McKelwaith, Chris Miles,
David Thornhill, Hank Hortenstine, Tom Wolters, Mike Neu, Hunter D. Martin,
Damon Darnell, Steven Castellon, Kyle Humphries, Justin Robinson, Capt. Andrew Plucker, Members of 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, Alan Austin, Jr., Jake Dement,
Clayton and Jason Slover, Sloan Kelly, Devin Mata, James Evetts Haley, IV, David
Bell, Capt. Cam Moury, Adam Weathers, Matthew Welsh, Capt. Michael Moore,
Capt. Drew Schildwachter, 1st Lt. Alex Bablich, Lt. Cory Sheeron, Gary Smith, Lt.
Chuck Jansen, Lt. Michael Porcelli, Taylor Franklin, and Dr. David Shepherd.
If you have been receiving monthly offering envelopes by mail and wish to discontinue receiving them, please contact Leanne Olive at 684-7821 or [email protected]
Vanuatu Relief. Typhoon Pam barreled through the island nation of Vanuatu in
the South Pacific March 13-14. With winds up to 200 mph, Pam was the most
powerful Typhoon in recorded history to have hit this quite poor country and has
destroyed or damaged some 90 percent of the buildings. They have great needs of
basic shelter, food and water. FPC is partnering with Marine Reach, a ministry of
Youth With A Mission (YWAM), to provide assistance. If you would like to help,
please make your check to FPC and put “Vanuatu Relief ” in the memo line.
Session has called a Congregational Meeting today in the Sanctuary following
the 11:00 a.m. services for the purpose of: (1) Electing the 2015 Nominating Ministry, (2) Electing two Elders to fill unexpired terms, (3) Approval of Terms of Call
for Pastors Walter Thompson and Shannon Weisenfels, and (4) any matters that
may arise from items (1), (2) and (3).
Easter Flowers will be displayed in the worship services on Easter Sunday, April
5. Envelopes are available in the pews or you can email Rhondy at [email protected] if you would like to purchase Easter Lilies in honor or memory of loved
ones. Deadline is today, Sunday.
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church 800 W. Texas
Midland, Texas 79701
(432) 684-7821
Web Site:
Sunday Worship
8:15 a.m. – Sanctuary
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School
11:00 a.m. – Sanctuary
11:00 a.m. – The Bridge in Lynn Hall
Senior Pastor
Associate Pastor of Christian Nurture and Family Ministry
Associate Pastor of Mission and Evangelism
Associate Pastor of Administration
Youth Program Coordinator
Youth Ministry Staff
Minister of Music
Music Associate
Director of Student Ministries and Bridge Music
Director of Older Adult Ministry
Director of Children’s Ministry
Director of Nursery Ministry
Director of Recreational Ministry
Director of Operations
Steve Schorr
Shannon Weisenfels
Walter Thompson
Mary Beth Anton
Becky Holmes
Joey Willis
Gregory Pysh
Rebecca Sawyer
Mac McCoy
Susie Mauldin
Chrissie Mee
Taresa Kellogg
Scott Kain
Jeremy Olive
Additional information and audio and video sermons may be found on our web site:
Sermon CDs or DVDs may be ordered by filling out an envelope in the pew or calling the church office.
Radio Ministry: KMCM-97 Gold (FM 96.9) at 11:00 a.m.
Watch the 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary worship service live at
Word Made Flesh, John 1:1-30, The St. John’s Bible
March 22, 2015
8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
“The Word-Centered Life”
Service for the Lord’s Day
March 22, 2015
8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
First Scripture Reading
*Congregational Response
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Pg. 176
Musical Offering
“Christ Beside Me”
Welcome! We are glad you are here!
Loving and Leading all people to deeper life in Jesus Christ is the mission of FPC.
We trust during this time of worship you will sense God’s presence.
May the praise, the prayers, the music, and the Word of God give you
Joy and confidence during the week ahead!
*Response of Praise
*Prayer of Thanksgiving
*Hymn No. 371
* Call to Worship
O sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing, and give praise to God’s name.
Tell the good news of salvation from day to day.
Psalm 96:1-2
Jesus Loves Me
*Prayer of Confession
God of joy and life,
We come to you as a people hungry for good news.
We have been so dead to miracles that we have missed the world’s rebirth.
We have preoccupied ourselves with pleasures and have overlooked the true joy
you offer us.
We have been so concerned with making a living that we have
missed the abundant life you set among us.
Forgive us, Gracious God. Open our eyes and our hearts to receive your gift.
Open our lips and hands to share it with all people.
In the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
*Assurance of Pardon
*Congregational Response “Jesus Loves Me”
Jesus Loves Me
Jesus loves me, he who died
Heaven’s gates to open wide.
He will wash away my sin,
Let his little child come in.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.
“Fantasy on Kingsfold”
Agape Ringers; Gregory Pysh, conductor
Time with Children
At the 11:00 a.m. service, four and five year olds may join the adult leader
on the Lectern side following a Time with Children to go up to Children’s Church.
Parents, after church please come to Room 102 to pick up your children.
Children will be released only to their parents.
“Lift High the Cross”
*Invitation to Discipleship
* Benediction
Second Scripture Reading
2 Timothy 3:10-17
“The Word-Centered Life”
Pg. 213
Pastor Shannon Weisenfels
*Affirmation of Faith
This is the good news which we have received,
in which we stand,
and by which we are saved,
if we hold it fast:
that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day,
and that he appeared
first to the women,
then to Peter, and to the Twelve,
and then to many faithful witnesses.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ,
the Son of the Living God.
Jesus Christ is the first and the last,
the beginning and the end;
He is our Lord and our God. Amen.
arr. H Dean Wagner
“Take My Life”
Take my silver and my gold, not a mite would I withhold;
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose,
Every power as Thou shalt choose.
Welcome and Parish Concerns
“Jesus Loves Me!”
Sandra Eithun
Take my voice, and let me sing, always only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee,
Filled with messages from Thee.
Entrance Voluntary “Corrente” from Violin Sonata, Op. 2, No. 1
Antonio Vivaldi
Psalm 18 “I Will Praise Thee, O Lord, My Strength” Benedetto Marcello
Rebecca Sawyer, organ
*Hymn No. 304
“Jubilation Fanfare”
Agape Ringers
From 1 Cor 15:1-6, Mark 16:1-9, Matt 16:16, Rev 22:13, John 20:28
Prayers of the People and The 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors;
and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.
*Response in Song
“When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
When I survey the Wondrous Cross,
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.
*Closing Voluntary
“Fanfare in D”
Jacques Lemmens
*If able, please stand.
Worship Note:
In his book Streams of Living Water, Richard Foster notes that “in our day the Spirit of God is
sovereignly bringing together steams of life that have been isolated from one another for a very
long time.” These six streams, or “movements,” or “traditions” are rooted in the life of Jesus and
describe how God’s Spirit has moved upon individuals and groups of people with a particular
mission. During the season of Lent we will delve more deeply into the six “streams” so that we
might discover a balanced vision of Christian faith and practice. Some of us have had more
experience or practice in a few of the streams, but we have room to grow in other areas. So for
the next six weeks we have opportunity to assess our faith and practice and be challenged to
grow more Christ-like by learning about and applying the other streams. The six streams are:
The Prayer-Filled Life
The Virtuous Life
The Spirit-Empowered Life
The Compassionate Life
The Word-Centered Life
The Sacramental Life
Books are available at the Illinois Street Reception Desk for $10.00.