Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 16TH SUNDAY

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Opportunities This Week: September 9-16, 2018 Sunday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Journey—Kerr Building Sunday School Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary PW Fall Meeting—Kerr Building Worship & Music Min. Mtg.—Session Room Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Assisting in the Worship Service Today Head Usher Sound Booth Lock-up Officer Acolyte Nursery Contact

11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Prayer Concerns

Monday 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Evangelism/Outreach Min. Mtg.—Session Room Boy Scouts—Bigham Hall Deacons Meeting—Heritage Room AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut

Tuesday 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Girl Scouts—Chapel Girls Basketball—Kerr Building Prayer Shawl Ministry Mtg.—Fred Brown Classroom Building & Grounds Comm. Mtg.—Heritage Room

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Craft Workshops—Chapel Annex Wonderful Wednesday Program (see complete schedule) 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut Thursday 7:00 p.m. Finance Min. Mtg.—Session Room 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut 7:00 p.m. Basketball—Kerr Building

[Kelly Glanzer] daughter of Pete & Dottie Kastner

[Beth Welch] sister-in-law of Pamela Rosmon [Sherrie Whalen] sister of Judy Clinton [Claude Allen] father of Alice Pamplin [Andrew Metz] Macie Allen [Joe Flowe] Amy Kaminski [Jinks Dover] father of Debbe King [Jensen McDonald] [Erik Mendlik] son of Jane Mendlik [Nicki Bailey and family] friends of Jennifer Fauser [Bill Allen] son of Macie Allen [Dink Mitchell] Ed Simmons [Teresa Sims] cousin of Lynn Belk [Mike McKinney] friend of Lynn Belk Ken Epley [Steve Horton] Jane Carriker HOSPITALS Discharged Gale Baker Linda Davenport

Friday 6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts Sleepover—Kerr Building 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall Saturday

Emily Davis & Earney Smith Bill Johnston Earney Smith Eva White Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 16TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST September 9, 2018 11:00 a.m.

No Meetings

Sunday, September 16 9:00 a.m. The Journey—Kerr Building 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary 5:30 p.m. Youth Ministry Kick Off—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Attendance 9/2/18 9:00 a.m. Worship—129 10:00 a.m. Church School—162 11:00 a.m. Worship—151

Regency Carrington Place Willow Grove Carillon Brookdale Charlotte E. Woodridge Royal Park Brookdale Monroe Square Morningside Clear Creek Aldersgate White Oak The Heritage At Lowman Little Flower Elliotte Manor

Extended Care Rachel Nance [Harvey Phillips], Helen Smetts Bonnie Barnes Doris Jordan Virginia Boyd & Martha Benehaley Judy Myers Grace Jones, [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long Wayne & Barbara Wolfe


“Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship

Min. Katie Sloan

“Let There Be Praise”


Presbyterian Women Life Membership Award Presentation Linda Jamison +Hymn #35

“Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”


Call to Confession Silent Prayers of Confession Prayers of the Day 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. Assurance of Pardon Choral Response Children’s Sermon

[Following the Message, children (age 3-K) may leave to join Children’s Church.]

Leila Campbell [Joyce Jennings] mother of Mardy Watson Jean Hargett Ed Simmons Rachel P. Tweed

Scripture Readings This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Frances Leete Roy Perry


“Better Than Allstate”

+Hymn #42

“Your Faithfulness, O Lord, Is Sure “

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES contact: Rev. Rusty Benton, Pastor (1-864-399-2288) Katie Sloan, Associate Minister (704-236-1369) Stephen Minister: Grace Phillips (704) 545-5853



“Oh Lord, Lead Me To The Mountain”

Poorman Psalm 146:1-9

Min. Rusty Benton WINCHESTER NEW

+Affirmation of Faith (unison)


The Apostles’ Creed I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. +Hymn #581

“Gloria Patri”

Presentation of Offerings Offertory

“Come, Ye Disconsolate”


Doxology #606 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #839

“Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine!”


+Benediction Choral Response Postlude

“Give Thanks Unto God”


+Those who are able please stand. ******************** WELCOME visitors and friends. We are happy you have joined us for worship. Please sign the Attendance Register so we may greet you. LADIES, PLAN TO ATTEND THE PW FALL MEETING today at 3:00 in the Kerr Building. Come enjoy ice cream and all the trimmings and hear an overview of our coming year’s study by Janet Daniel. You can pick up your study books today. Officers and moderators for the coming year will be installed. You don’t have to be active in a circle to join us for this meeting which is a social event as well. Please come! HOMECOMING IS APPROACHING SOON! Our annual Celebration of the Kirkin’ of the Tartans will take place on September 23rd. Please let the church office know by September 10 th who will carry your family’s tartan. We ask that only one person per family carry the tartan. All carriers must be in the 9th grade or older.

-SUN//SEPT 16: Student Ministry Kickoff (for the whole family, 5:307:30pm) -FRI-SUN//OCT 5-7: Fall Retreat

BACKPACKS OF LOVE PROGRAM— We have several openings for volunteers for our weekly backpack program. We work in teams of 2 or 3 at Clear Creek Elementary each Friday during the school year. There are 4 teams, so each volunteer works one Friday each month. The process takes about 2 ½ hours. We have an active group of subs who will fill in when needed. It is an enjoyable mission activity. Please reply to [email protected] if you would like to volunteer or have questions. WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS HAS BEGUN—There are some exciting new things happening, so make plans to come!! If you are able to volunteer for set up, clean up, or kitchen duties, your help is appreciated. Contact Susan Griffin at [email protected] if you are able to volunteer. Register online at or use the (green) forms in the information rack across from the church office. The schedule: Kids 5:10-5:30- Preschool choir “The Joyful Noise” 5:30-6:00-Preschool Bible Story Time 5:30-6:103rd-5th grade- Bible class on the Beatitudes Pre-k through 2nd-grade-choir “Cherub Choir” Middle school youth “Celebration Singers” 6:45-7:45 High School Youth - Bible Study & Social Time Dinner for everyone from 6:00-6:40. Kids and youth get there at various times. Menu for Sep. 5—Taco bar with all the fixings, salad, and dessert. 6:50-7:303rd-8th grade-choir K-2nd grade-Bible class on the Beatitudes. Preschool class Adult classesPlenary on Good vs Evil in the Kerr Building Men’s small group study titled “Stepping Up” in the session room. Women’s small group study tilted “Becoming Heart Sisters” in the Seekers Sunday School room. MARK YOUR CALENDARS for PPC’s upcoming Women’s Retreat on Saturday, October 6th, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be worship, prayer, music, and mission while studying this year’s theme: “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World”. Breakfast and lunch are included. The event is sponsored by the Congregational Life committee and is free for women of all ages (childcare will NOT be provided). So bring a friend and join us on October 6th for fellowship and fun! To register, visit or fill out the registration form in today’s bulletin.

THE INVITATION TO MEMBERSHIP: Philadelphia Church welcomes persons who wish to join us in witness and service to Jesus Christ. If you are interested in church membership or desire more information about this congregation, please indicate on the Attendance Register or, as you leave, speak to one of the pastors. AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED) are located in box 96 in the main hallway beside the church office, in the Kerr Building, and in Bigham Hall.

PLEASE MAKE A NOTE OF STAFF E-MAIL ADDRESSES: Rev Rusty Benton, Pastor [email protected] Katie Sloan, Associate Minister [email protected] Shane Sledd, Minister of Youth & Families [email protected] Judy Clinton, Office Manager [email protected] Cynthia Stokes, Secretary/Receptionist [email protected] Linda Cummins, Web Master/Administrative Assistant [email protected] Jane Mendlik, Director of Music [email protected] Melinda Johnston, Children’s Choir Director [email protected]

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227 Phone Number: 704-545-6172