Philadelphia Presbyterian Church EPIPHANY OF

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Opportunities This Week: January 6-13, 2019 Sunday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:15 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

The Journey—Kerr Building Sunday School Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

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

Basketball—Kerr Building Scouts—Bigham Hall Deacons Meeting—Heritage Room AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut

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

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.

Jillian Rosmon & Emily Davis Bill Johnston Dick Lamb Jack Strand Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

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

Circle #4—Fred Brown Class Room Basketball—Kerr Building Youth Sunday Practice—Sanctuary Girl Scouts—Chapel Prayer Shawl Ministry Mtg.—Fred Brown Classroom

Wednesday Wonderful Wednesday Program (see complete schedule) 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. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut Friday 8:00 p.m.

Assisting in the Worship Service Today

AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall

Saturday 7:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast—Jimmies Restaurant 8:00 a.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut Youth Sunday, January 13 9:00 a.m. The Journey Service—Kerr Building 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary-Traditional Worship Service—Sanctuary 4:30 p.m. Worship & Music Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 6:15 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room

YEAR-END CONTRIBUTIONS Contributions must be turned in by Wednesday, January 9th and dated “2018” in order to be credited to your 2018 contribution statement. If you have any questions concerning your pledge status, contributions, or would like assistance with donating stock or other securities, please contact Judy in the church office or [email protected].

Attendance 12/30/18 9:00 a.m. Worship—115 10:00 a.m. Church School—160 11:00 a.m. Worship—195

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 [Leslie Evans] niece of Tom Flowe Linda Jamison Paul Porter [Jonathon Whitley] son of Walter Whitley, Jr. [Wanda Ross] sister-in-law of Becky Jamison

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 Aldersgate Jean Hargett White Oak Ed Simmons The Heritage Rachel P. Tweed At Lowman Little Flower Frances Leete Elliotte Manor Roy Perry Asbury Mary Hyatt

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

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church EPIPHANY OF THE LORD SUNDAY January 6, 2019 11:00 a.m. Prelude

”God Himself Is With Us”


Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship +Hymn #156

Min. Katie Sloan



“Sing of God Made Manifest”


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.]


“Led By A Star”


Scripture Reading This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon +Hymn #152

“What Now?”

Min Katie Sloan

“What Star Is This, with Beams So Bright”



+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

“How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” J. C. Bach

Doxology #606

-SUN//JAN 13: Youth Sunday

The Work of Christmas Begins at PPC! When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone, When the kings and princes are home, When the shepherds are back with their flock, The work of Christmas begins: To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among people, To make music in the heart. Howard Thurman

Dedication Prayer +Hymn #145

“What Child Is This”


+Benediction Choral Response Postlude

-WED//JAN 9: Youth starts back!

“As With Gladness”


+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. ATTENTION High School Seniors! Application forms for the Elizabeth Caldwell Junker, the Frances McEwen Hunter, and the Jimmy Miller Scholarships are available in the information rack outside the church office. Deadline for their return is April 1. CIRCLE 1 & 2 will meet on January 8 at 10:15 at the church to carpool to Neecie Herndon's house for a 10:30 meeting. Circle 4 will meet on January 8 at 10:00 in the Fred Brown Classroom. Circle 7 will meet on January 5 in the Heritage Room at 9:00. WINTER WEATHER is upon us, and with that comes our opportunity to serve our homeless brothers and sisters through Room in the Inn. We still have five weeks that need a host group. Please prayerfully consider volunteering and getting a group of individuals or families together to host on one of the open Wednesday nights. A sign-up sheet has been posted on the bulletin board outside the church office.

The work of Christmas is in full swing at PPC! Though 2019 is only a few days old, choirs are practicing, committees are meeting, 55-plus preschoolers are learning each day, 30-plus seniors enjoy lunch and activities together Monday – Friday, 12 neighbors are fed dinner and given a warm place to sleep each Wednesday evening, and more than 100 gather for Wonderful Wednesdays. Youth meet for fellowship and to strengthen their faith. Food is packed for Clear Creek students. Scouts, AA groups, Bible studies, and basketball players are welcomed each week at PPC. With over 400 combined in both worship services most Sundays, our church hosts/serves over 700 people each week for all these activities and more. Thanks to all of you, the work of Christmas – and Christ - continues here in Mint Hill, and will continue throughout 2019 as we believe, love, evangelize, share and serve – together! THE INTERIM PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE has been formed by the Session and we have begun our work to find an Interim Minister to lead Philadelphia until we can call a new fulltime Pastor. The members of the committee are Melissa Tamez, David Houck, Ashley Basden, Jamie Blanchard, and Bill Crowder as Chair. First, we ask that you will be in prayer for us and our work ahead. Second, if anyone knows of a minister to suggest as a potential candidate, please get that person’s name and contact info to any of us. JOIN US on January 13th as the youth lead us in praise and worship. BACKPACKS OF LOVE -- It is time to restock our inventory in all categories after the recent holidays. Greatest needs for this week are PopTarts, large cans of beef stew and chicken and dumplings, applesauce, and puddings. Thank you for helping to send balanced meals home for the weekends for our Clear Creek students.

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS BEGIN JANUARY 9th—Wonderful Wednesdays is a time to gather mid-week for fellowship, food, fun, and more! We need your participation and volunteerism to keep this program running strong! The adult class will be led by Pastor Katie each week. Come support her and learn something new or take time to help with the Room in the Inn guests. There is also a need for help in the kitchen before and after dinner. Please consider how you can support Wonderful Wednesdays!! Register online for the spring semester. Contact Susan Griffin at [email protected] to volunteer or with questions. 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 Jan. 9—Pizza, salad and dessert. 6:50-7:303rd-8th grade-choir K-2nd grade-Bible class on the Beatitudes. Preschool class Adult classPlenary on Good vs Evil in the Kerr Building

THE NEXT MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, January 12th, at 7:30 a.m. at Jimmies Restaurant in Mint Hill. 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. 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