Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
February 11, 2018 11:00 am
The Order of Worship
Voluntary Pastor Brad Napier
Announcements and Welcome LuAnn McClanahan, Liturgist
Call to Worship (Responsive) - Psalm 98
O sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wonderful things.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Let us worship, praise, and thank the Almighty!
*Hymn #31 - Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God of mercy, we ask forgiveness for talking too much and doing too little. We ask
forgiveness for those times when we’ve caused conflict, divisiveness, and needless
pain to others. We confess that we get angry at people at home, at our jobs, at
church. Forgive us for blaming others while firmly believing in our own opinion.
Grant us awareness of all those different than we are, those whose customs and
habits make us defensive and uncomfortable. Open our minds and hearts to be the
loving children you have created and called us to be.
And now, Lord, I confess specifically.....(silent prayers)
Assurance of Pardon (responsive) - Psalm 103
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
God does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according
In the name of Jesus Christ, I declare that our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
*Hymn #413 - Come into God’s Presence
Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer
The Old Testament Lesson Psalm 72:18-19
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel Luke 13:10-13
The Gospel of the Lord
Thanks be to you, O Christ.
The Sermon “Wonderful Things” Pastor Brad Napier
“Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard
and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.”
St. Paul, Philippians 4:9
The Ordination and Installation of Officers
Ordination and Installation of LuAnn Capps McClanahan
Installation of Elder Taylor Raymond Burgess (In absentia)
Expression of thanks and appreciation to Elder Jeff Matney
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
Doxology #606 -Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow
Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn #634 - To God Be the Glory
Benediction and Blessing Pastor Brad Napier
Note** The Session has voted to move the worship service into
the Fellowship Hall through late-March, 2018. This
action was taken due to the cost of heating the Sanctuary
during the winter.
Each Sunday through the winter, there will be coffee, juice and
doughnuts available in the Kitchen/Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am. This
will allow for a time of fellowship before our worship service. If you
would like to provide for this fellowship, there is a sign-up sheet
available in the kitchen.
Please continue to bring soup, peanut butter and other food items for
the “Feeding My Sheep” Food Pantry. We will collect these items
The Week Ahead:
Today: Cluster 1 Gathering of Abingdon Presbytery, 3:00 pm. There
will be a reception following the gathering time.
“Sunday Night Live” Education Series at Tazewell Presbyterian
Church. Dinner is at 5:00 pm, with the study beginning at 5:30,
featuring Dr. Don Hudson, from King University. This series is
entitled, “How We Got the Bible - What We Know and How We
Know It.” A group from Buchanan First will attend. Speak to
Pastor Napier if you’re interested in attending. This is a sixweek
Monday: Pastor’s Day Off
Tuesday: Stated Meeting of the Session, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, February 14: ASH WEDNESDAY - THE BEGINNING
Women’s Circle, 10:30 am, with Bible study.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service, 7:00 pm in the Fellowship
Hall. This service will focus on spiritual disciplines during Lent
and will include the imposition of ashes as a sign of penitence
Thursday: Quilters, 10 am.
Pastor Napier will be in Marion for a meeting of Presbytery’s
Committee on Ministry.
Sunday, February 18: FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
Thursday: Quilters, 10:00 am.
Sunday, March 4: Holy Communion during worship
Wednesday, March 7: Church School begins for the year, at 6 pm with
a meal. Classes start at 6:30 pm at Vansant Presbyterian Church
for the Spring Quarter. The class will be taught at Buchanan
First for the Summer and Fall Quarters.
Thursday, March 8: Assembly of Abingdon Presbytery meets at
Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol.
Sunday, March 11: Daylight Savings time begins - Spring Forward
Tuesday, March 13: Stated March Session Meeting, 6:00 pm.
We will be purchasing lilies to place in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday,
April 1. If you wish to provide a lily in memory of a loved one, please leave
a note in the offering plate. They will be $10.00 each.
Birthdays, February 11-17:
February 11 - Matt Wheawill; February 12 - David Cecil, II;
February 14 - Wood Alexander; February 15 - Alison Hamrick;
February 16 - Larry Akers
February 5 - Kemper and Connie Bausell