Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 6th SUNDAY

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Opportunities This Week: Feb. 17-24, 2019 Sunday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Journey Service—Kerr Building Sunday School Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary Children’s Spring Program Practice—Kerr Building Worship & Music Ministry Mtg.—Session Room Youth Group Meeting—Kerr Building Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Rm. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

Monday 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

Basketball—Kerr Building Session Meeting—Session Room Scouts—Bigham Hall Praise Team Practice—Kerr Building AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut

Tuesday 10:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

PPC Good Timers—Kerr Building Basketball—Kerr Building Girl Scouts—Chapel Resource Min. Meeting—Session Room

Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Craft Workshop—Chapel Annex 12:00 p.m. Midweek Prayer—Sanctuary Wonderful Wednesday Program 5:30 p.m. Room in the Inn—Kerr Building 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut Thursday 2:00 p.m. Active Shooter Preparedness Training—Fred Brown Classroom 7:00 p.m. Basketball—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut Friday 6:00 p.m. Parent’s Night Out Childcare—Kingdom Kid’s Area 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall Saturday 8:00 a.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut Sunday, February 24 9:00 a.m. The Journey Service—Communion—Kerr Building 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Communion—Sanctuary 2:00 p.m. Children’s Play Practice—Kerr Building 6:15 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room Attendance 2/10/19 9:00 a.m. Worship—130 10:00 a.m. Church School—176 11:00 a.m. Worship—229

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 Marc McClure Hannah Johnson Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

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 [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 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, Jeannine Mayberry, [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 Wilora Lake [Kenneth Phillips] brother of Gayle Williams

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

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 6th SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY February 17, 2019 11:00 a.m. Prelude

Prelude on “Slane”


Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship

Min. Katie Sloan

“Here Comes Jesus”

arr. Salsbury

Presentation of New Members Michael, Jennifer, Jack, Julia & Isaac Stading +Hymn #49

“The God of Abraham Praise”


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 Special Music

“Reach Out in Love”

The Cherub and Joyful Noise Choirs accompanied by Alice Pamplin

by Dale

Children’s Sermon

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


“Holy Ground Worship Medley”

Scripture Reading This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon +Hymn #451

“God Alone” “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

arr. Ferrin

Deuteronomy 5:6-7

Pastor Mark Lee OPEN MY EYES


+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

“Dwelling in His Word”


Doxology #606 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #63

“The Lord Is God”


+Benediction Choral Response Postlude



+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. WELLCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS: Michael & Jennifer Stading, 704-246-5171, 7516 Hogans Bluff Ln., Mint Hill, NC 28227. Michael and Jennifer joined by letter of transfer. They have 3 children: Jack, age 10; Julia, age 8; and Isaac, age 2. 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. 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 704562-2999 or email [email protected].

-SUN//FEB 17: Small Group Gathering "Cabin Fever" (5:30-7:30p) -SUN//MAR 24: Small Group Gathering "Team Night" (5:30-7:30p)

BACKPACKS OF LOVE -- Our needs this week are small cans of chicken and tuna, and small bowls of vegetables and applesauce. We’d welcome a few volunteers to be on our sub list. We pack at Clear Creek Elementary each Friday morning in teams of 3. Time commitment is generally 2-3 hours. If interested in seeing how it works, you could join us one Friday. Please call Dottie Kastner at 980-339-7713. POWER BILLS, cleaning supplies, office equipment, salaries – not particularly exciting stuff, but all these things are necessary for PPC to continue to be a vessel for God’s love and amazing grace to each other, our community, and beyond. It takes countless volunteer hours and approximately $15,500 each week to do what we believe God has called our church to do. Your faithful support of the current fund and the generous giving of your time and talents help provide the various ministries with the tools necessary to live out our vision to Believe, Love, Evangelize, Share, and Serve (BLESS). Thank you! A TOTAL OF $679.01 was raised for Rise Against Hunger through the Souper Bowl of Caring collection on Super Bowl Sunday. This means we will be able to pack and extra 2000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. 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. 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!! COME BE IN CHRIST at Philadelphia Presbyterian Church's annual Women's Retreat, Saturday, March 30, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Join other sisters in Christ as we fellowship and worship together, exploring "who we are in Christ" and what it means to "be in Christ." Free, with a soup and salad lunch provided. Use the form included in today’s bulletin to register. Childcare is available, but RSVP is required. THE SACRAMENT of communion will be observed during both worship services on February 24th.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS Register online for the spring semester. Contact Susan Griffin at [email protected] to volunteer or with questions. This week’s menu: chicken sandwiches, chips, buttered noodles, salad, and dessert. 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