Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 5th SUNDAY

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Opportunities This Week: Feb. 10-17, 2019 Sunday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Monday 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Tuesday 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Journey Service—Kerr Building Sunday School Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Rm. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room Basketball—Kerr Building Stephen Ministry Meeting—Heritage Room Scouts—Bigham Hall Praise Team Practice—Kerr Building AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut Circle 5—Heritage Room Basketball—Kerr Building Girl Scouts—Chapel Prayer Shawl Ministry Mtg.—Fred Brown Classroom Building & Grounds Comm. Mtg.—Heritage Room

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Craft Workshop—Chapel Annex Wonderful Wednesday Program (see complete schedule) 12:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer—Sanctuary 5:00 p.m. Evang. & Outreach Ministry Meeting—Session Room 5:30 p.m. Room in the Inn—Kerr Building 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut Thursday 7:00 p.m. Basketball—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. Finance Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut Friday 8:00 p.m.

AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall

Saturday 8:00 a.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut

Sunday, February 17 9:00 a.m. The Journey Service—Kerr Building 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary 2:00 p.m. Children’s Play Practice—Kerr Building 4:30 p.m. Worship & Music Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 5:30 p.m. Youth Meeting—Kerr Building 6:15 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Attendance 2/3/19 9:00 a.m. Worship—118 10:00 a.m. Church School—164 11:00 a.m. Worship—203

Assisting in the Worship Service Today Head Usher

11:00 a.m.

Sound Booth 11:00 a.m. Lock-up Officer Acolyte 11:00 a,m. Nursery Contact 11:00 a.m.

Allen Hardy & Dick Lamb Bill Johnston David Houck Eva White Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 5th SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY February 10, 2019 11:00 a.m. Prelude

Chorale on “Dennis”


Welcome and Announcements Prayer Concerns [Kelly Glanzer] daughter of Pete & Dottie Kastner

Ed Simmons Ken Epley [Erik Mendlik] son of Jane Mendlik [Sherrie Whalen] sister of Judy Clinton [Doug Williams] [Steve Horton] [Barbara Brown] niece of Pamela Rosmon [Avery Phillips] [Baron Bartlett] son of Dot & Aubrey Bartlett [Beth Welch] sister-in-law of Pamela Rosmon Linda Jamison [Jonathon Whitley] grandson of Walter Whitley, Jr. [Wanda Ross] sister-in-law of Becky Jamison Macie Allen Discharged Ben Flowe Lake Wylie Assisted Living Carrington Place Willow Grove Carillon Carillon Mint Hill

Extended Care Rachel Nance

[Harvey Phillips], Helen Smetts Bonnie Barnes Doris Jordan Bob Wilson, [Florence Broome] mother of Judy Clinton Brookdale Charlotte E. Virginia Boyd & Martha Benehaley Woodridge Judy Myers Royal Park Grace Jones, [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long Brookdale Monroe Barbara Wolfe Square Morningside Leila Campbell Clear Creek [Joyce Jennings] mother of Mardy Watson White Oak Ed Simmons The Heritage Rachel P. Tweed At Lowman Little Flower Frances Leete Elliotte Manor Roy Perry Asbury Mary Hyatt, Jean Hargett

Call to Worship

Min. Katie Sloan

“Love Lifted Me”


Ordination and Installation of New Officers By vote of the congregation the following persons have been elected to serve as elders or deacons. They have presented their faith statements to the Session and have been approved to be ordained and/or installed. Elder, Class of 2021, who have been previously ordained and are to be installed: Pamela Jack, Bill Johnston. Elder, Class of 2021, to be installed: Karen Davidson, Connie Ensley, Matt Hall, Allen Hardy, Richard Newton. Deacons, Class of 2021, to be ordained and installed: Tam Babulski, Julia Clark, Vicki Crossman, Ann Hutton, Melissa Johnson, Carolyn Pence, Alana White. Deacons, Class of 2021, who have been previously been ordained and are to be installed: Tom Flowe, Marjorie Gledhill, Doris Miller. +Hymn #634

“To God Be the Glory”


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

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES contact: Mark Lee, Minister ((952-807-3566) Katie Sloan, Associate Minister (704-236-1369) Stephen Minister: Grace Phillips (704) 545-5853

Special Music

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.


“Love is the Greatest Gift of All” The Celebration Singers

by Jacobs

Children’s Sermon

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

“The Gift of Love”

Doris Miller, soprano solo


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

“The Power of Living Hope”

+Hymn #629

“Jesus, the Very thought of Thee”

1 Peter 1:3-9

-SUN//FEB 17: Small Group Gathering "Cabin Fever" (5:30-7:30p)

Min. Mark Lee ST. AGNES

+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


MIDWEEK PRAYER SERVICE – Join us for an informal time of prayer every Wednesday 12:00- 12:30PM in the sanctuary. Escape the busyness of your work week and join us for a time of reflection and prayer. If you're unable to join us, we invite you to pray with us from wherever you are. We really believe this will be a refreshing time.

Doxology #606 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #463

“How Firm a Foundation”

+Benediction Choral Response Postlude

“My Dear Redeemer and My Lord”

BACKPACKS OF LOVE -- Our needs this week are small cans of tuna, macaroni and cheese in microwavable bowls, and 16 oz, jars of peanut butter.


Presentation of Offerings “Quiet Reflection”

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN CIRCLE MEETINGS: Circle 5 will meet on February 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room at church. Circle 6 will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Annex Lounge on February 12.

And the greatest of these is love . . . There’s rarely a time when PPC’s parking lot is empty. People come for preschool and hot meals, scouts and basketball, worship and Wonderful Wednesdays, AA meetings and bazaar workshops, choir practice and committee meetings, Kingdom Kids, and so much more. Some come for fellowship and fun, some out of hope, obligation, or even desperation. But whatever their reason, may they will always find love. It’s the reason we’re here, it’s the reason we keep coming back. God’s unconditional love for us and our love for Him, is the reason we give our money, volunteer our time, and take care of His children - friends we know, and those we may never have met. As you go through this week, pray for PPC that we may continue to share God’s love to each other, our community, and beyond. And remember Paul’s words this week and always, “And now these remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

“Gloria Patri”




+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. THE FLOWERS this morning are given by the Pairs and Spares Class to the glory of God and our love for one another. THE PPC PERSONNEL COMMITTEE is pleased to provide for you an Active Shooter Preparedness Training class Thursday, February 21, from 2-4 pm. In the Fred Brown Classroom. The class is given by Major Scott Hall of the Mint Hill PD. The class instruction will take about 1 hour and 45 minutes and will end with a 15 minute Q & A session. Direct questions to Caroline McGahey cell/text 704-562-2999 or email [email protected].

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS who work with children and youth: If you are a teacher, leader, or volunteer for ages 0-18, and you want to continue to volunteer, please remember to fill out the criminal background form found in front of the church office, or print one from the church website and return to Judy Clinton in the church office ASAP. This also includes volunteering for short term events and activities including Vacation Bible School, youth trips, and other activities. The Christian Education ministry team appreciates your cooperation in this measure to ensure safety and to comply with the policy of the PCUSA. Thank you if you have already turned yours in!! THE KINGDOM KIDS are so excited to announce their current mission project called “Pennies for Pete and Penelope”! They will be collecting pennies to eventually purchase a cow (Pete) and a sheep (Penelope) for Heifer International. This organization works with communities all over the world to help end hunger and poverty, along with caring for the earth. What a great lesson to teach our kids to share with others while they are young! But, YOU are invited to participate too! You may drop your pennies into the cute containers located on the table by the church office as well as the Kingdom Kids rotunda. Thank you for your partnership with our Kingdom Kids on this fun, and important mission!

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS Register online for the spring semester. Contact Susan Griffin at [email protected] to volunteer or with questions. This week’s menu: baked potato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, salad, and dessert. THE SACRAMENT of communion will be observed during both worship services on February 24th. ARTICLES for the March Philagram need to be sent to Matt Hall at [email protected] or placed in box #32 by the 18th of February. CONFIRMATION is a tradition in the Christian church that has for centuries been utilized as a tool to nurture the spirit and to increase an awareness of the biblical, spiritual, historical, governmental, theological, and practical elements of Christianity. Confirmation is for current 8th grade students. Classes will begin March 3 and will meet each Sunday until April 14 in the Youth Room immediately after the traditional worship service until 1:30pm. This course will cover the areas of Christian worship, church government, the Sacraments, church history, theology, the Scriptures, and spiritual nurture. There will be an informative meeting on Sunday, February 24 @ 10 a.m. in Youth Room. Students that are participating in Confirmation need to attend this meeting with a parent/guardian. As a final celebration, there will be a dinner on April 20 (time and place TBD), at which our confirmands will present their statements of faith. All family members of the confirmands are invited to attend! We will celebrate and recognize our confirmands on Sunday, April 21 (Easter) during worship service. If you plan on being part of Confirmation this year, please notify Shane. EVERYONE has the opportunity to place flowers in the sanctuary for Sunday services in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. Simply sign up for a Sunday on the flower calendar posted on the board outside the church office. If there are questions, please contact Cynthia at 704-545-6172. ATTENTION High School Seniors! Application forms for the Elizabeth Caldwell Junker, the Frances McEwen Hunter, Anne Tweed and Baxter Bigham Scholarship, and the Jimmy Miller Scholarships are available in the information rack outside the church office. Deadline for their return is April 1. 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 the pastor. Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 11501 Bain School Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28227 Phone Number: 704-545-6172