Buchanan First Presbyterian Church
The Weekly Church Bulletin and The Week Ahead
3rd Sunday After Pentecost
June 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Order of Worship
Voluntary Pastor Brad Napier
Announcements and Welcome Elder Toni Stokes
Call to Worship (Responsive) -Psalm 8 Intern Sean Murphy, Liturgist
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
When I look to your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the
stars that you have established;
What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower that God, and crowned them with
glory and honor.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth.
Let us present ourselves before the Lord, to worship, praise, and thank
*Hymn #65 - Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
Prayer of Confession (Unison)
God of love, you call us to love one another, just as Jesus loves us. You ordain us
to be one with each other, even as the Father and the Son are one. Yet we disown
our sisters and brothers; our divisions defame your holy name. Forgive us in
your great mercy. Baptize us anew with your Spirit of love, with grace to accept
those whom you accept, to love those whom you love, to forgive one another as
you have forgiven us, and to live and work in united witness; through Jesus
Christ, our risen Lord.
And now, Lord, I confess specifically.....(silent prayers)
Assurance of Pardon (Responsive)
Jesus, Lamb of God.
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Bearer of our sins,
Have mercy on us.
Jesus, Redeemer of the world,
Grant us peace
I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ, God has heard our confession, and
forgiven our sins.
Thanks be to God. AMEN.
Passing of the Peace
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
And also with you.
Hymn #661 - His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Special Music Sean Murphy and Pastor Napier
The Old Testament Lesson: Micah 6:6-12
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
The Gospel: John 3:14-21
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise be to you, O Christ.
The Sermon: “But to Save It” Intern Ryan Willey
Worship with Tithes and Offerings
Doxology #606 -Praise God
The Prayer of Dedication
*Hymn #187 - Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
Benediction and Blessing Pastor Brad Napier
Ryan Willey: 480.-793-5729, or by calling the church.
Sean Murphy: 765-346-5150, or by calling the church.
The Week Ahead
Monday:Called Meeting of the Session, 6 pm, in the Conference
Tuesday:Pastor Napier will be in the Bristol/Abingdon area all
day for pastoral care with four of our members.
Wednesday:Lydia Circle, 10:30 am
Mid-week Holy Communion, Noon
Thursday:Quilters, 10:00 am
Saturday: JULY 1st
Sunday:Intern Ryan Willey will preach. Pastor Napier will serve
Holy Communion during worship.
Friday-Sunday, July 13-15:The Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
Presbyterian Men’s Conference. Pastor Napier will be
attending this conference with three other men from
Buchanan First. Intern Ryan Willey will preach.
Flowers and Memorials
Sandra McGlothlin, sanctuary flowers to the glory of God.
Mack and Kaye Keen, a memorial to Pearl Norris and Dr. Jim Yates.
Birthdays, June 18 - July 1:
June 18 -Alex McGlothlin, Jim Talbott;
June 20 -Bill Stokes; June 22 - Barbara Ann Keen;
June 25 -Ruth Muncy; June 30 - Jessie Hunt
Anniversaries, June 18 - July 1:
June 22 -Drs. Joe and Kay Dales;
June 28 -Bull and Stephanie Holland
July 1 -Gary and Patsy Boyd
We will be doing a combined June/July newsletter and plan to have it
in the mail by Thursday, June 28. Anyone with news to share is
asked to have the information in to the office by Tuesday afternoon,June 26.