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Opportunities This Week: February 12-19, 2017 Sunday 9:00 a.m. Coffee & Fellowship—Bigham Hall 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Sanctuary 4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class—Room In The Inn Lounge 5:00 p.m. Worship & Music Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 5:00 p.m. Inspirations Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room 6:30 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal—Adult Choir Room Monday 3:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry Meeting—Heritage Rm. 6:00 p.m. Evangelism & Outreach Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry Meeting—Heritage Room 7:00 p.m. Scouts—Bigham Hall 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut Tuesday 10:00 a.m. Circle #5—Heritage Room 6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts—Chapel 6:30 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage Room 7:00 p.m. Circle #6—Session Room 7:00 p.m. Youth Basketball—Kerr Building 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (closed step)—Old Scout Hut Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage Room 5:10 p.m. Let’s Connect (see complete schedule) 5:30 p.m. Room In The Inn—Kerr Building 6:00 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage Room 7:30 p.m. Endowment Council Mtg.—Session Room 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut Thursday 10:00 a.m. Believe Small Group—Heritage Room 6:00 p.m. Believe Small Group—Heritage Room 7:00 p.m. Vision 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 10:00 a.m. Youth Basketball—Kerr Building

Sunday, February 19 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Sanctuary 4:00 p.m. Confirmation Class—Room In The Inn Lounge 5:00 p.m. Middle School Youth Meeting—Youth Room 5:00 p.m. Inspirations Choir Practice—Adult Choir Room 5:45 p.m. Youth Snack Supper—Kerr Building 6:45 p.m. High School Youth Meeting—Youth Room 6:30 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal—Adult Choir Room

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDIANRY TIME

Assisting in the Worship Service Today Head Usher

10:30 a.m.

Acolyte 10:30 a.m. Sound Booth 10:30 a.m. Lock-up Officer Nursery Contact 10:30 a.m.

Richard Newton & Bill Crowder Abby Mock Bill Johnston Dale Mayberry Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Prayer Concerns [Kelly Glanzer] daughter of Pete & Dottie Kastner [Van Monroe] brother of Beth Barnes [Beth Welch] sister-in-law of Pamela Rosmon Wayne & Barbara Wolfe [Christy Nelson] daughter of Brenda McManus [Jane Meggs] mother of Brenda Mock [Charles Troublefield] cousin of Pamela Rosmon [Dan Morgan] brother of Audrey Stamey Lucille Furr [Todd Gaddy] Margaret Allen [Tenia Friday-Taylor] friend of Beth Barnes [Joe Brenner] father of Heidi Benton [Gabe] friend of Ally Benton Ronnie & Melissa Cochrane

Extended Care Rachel Nance Colene Houck Cora Lee Lonon, [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long, & Kirby Dellinger Carrington Place Henry Griffin & [Harvey Phillips] Willow Grove J. D. Carter, Ann Dobbins & Bonnie Barnes Brookdale-Providence Helen Kiser Carillon Doris Jordan Brookdale Charlotte E. Ney Freeman, Virginia Boyd & Martha Benehaley Aldersgate Margaret Allen Unlimited Possibilities Roy Perry Little Flower [Joyce Jennings] mother of Mardy Watson Woodridge Judy Myers & Porter Behrendt Waltonwood Cotswold Jim Black Royal Park Grace Jones Elliotte Manor Helen Swiger Monroe Rehab Wayne & Barbara Wolfe Regency Lake Park Rehab. Lawyers Glen

Christian Sympathy is expressed to Nona Pourlos on the death of her sister, Anna Ross Hill on January 26th; Mike Hastings on the death of his father, Frank Llewelyn Hastings on Feb. 6th ; to the family and friends of Bill Furr who died on February 6th; to Becky Robison on the death of her father.

February 12, 2017 10:30 a.m.


AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) is located in box 96 in the main hallway beside the church office. PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES contact Rev. Rusty Benton, Pastor (1-864-399-2288); Katie Sloan, Outreach Minister (704 -236-1369) or Stephen Minister: Grace Phillips (704) 545-5853.


Welcome and Announcements

Min. Rusty Benton

Call to Worship “Surely the Presence Of The Lord” +Hymn #376


“Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”


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

“We Can Shine Like Stars”

by Cindy Berry

The Cherub Choir accompanied by Ginny Setzer

Children’s Sermon

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


“The Gift of Love”

Marnie Gallagher, soprano solo


Scripture Reading Romans 12:4-6, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon +Special Music

Attendance 2/5/17 9:30 a.m. Church School—137 10:30 a.m. Worship—322

“Sweet Hour Of Prayer”

“What’s Love Got To Do With It?” Min. Katie Sloan “10,000 Reasons”

by Myrin & Redman

The Praise Team and The Inspirations

+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 579

“Gloria Patri”

Presentation of Offerings Offertory

“Dearest Lord Jesus”

J. S. Bach

Doxology #592 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #310

“Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee”


+Benediction Choral Response Moment of Silence Postlude

“My Dear Redeemer And My Lord”


+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 in the sanctuary are in memory of Mary N. Davis from Benny Davis and family.

TEN CENTS A MEAL—today we will receive our Ten Cents a Meal offering to help fight hunger. THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN invite ladies of all ages to our annual Valentine Tea on today, February 12 at the home of Heidi and Donna Benton (11003 Sorrel Ridge Drive in Mint Hill). Drop in between 3:004:30 or take transportation from the front circle of the church, leaving at 3:00 and 3:30. Hope to see you there! PRAYER LIST—In order to maintain an updated Prayer Concerns list, names will be removed at the end of each month and a new list will be created on the first Sunday of each month . Please let the church office know the names of people that need to remain on the list and any new names that need to be added to the list.

PPC iMPACT Youth Ministry News

2/12 regular youth group MS 5:00-5:45, Dinner and Easter egg stuffing 5:45-6:45, HS 6:45-7:30. Next week: 2/19 Winter Jam 4-10:30 please see your email for the EVITE to RSVP. We need to know whose coming. MS summer trip sign ups and deposit due 2/15. HS summer mission trip sign ups and deposit due 2/25 Deposit for both trips $75 YOUR PLEDGE $$$ AT WORK It’s true that God made everything, but some creatures – bugs, snakes, mice, squirrels and even an occasional skunk – are better outside than in. That’s why we contract with an exterminator to treat our buildings on a regular basis to keep outside creatures out, and to protect the structures against termites. This may seem a mundane expense, but regular inspections and maintenance are necessary to keep our church campus in good working order. Your contributions to the current fund helps to support both the church building and the church programs that keep Philadelphia a place of welcome, refuge, learning and love. Thank you! BRIGHT BLESSINGS 2ND ANNUAL BLESS-A-BABY SHOWER You're Invited! Gather your family, friends and groups and join us at the Giving Village today February 12th for a baby shower to celebrate and bless the tiniest victims of poverty. With your help, we were able to touch the lives of more than 500 babies and toddlers in our community in 2016! We are already off to a tremendous start in 2017 and know that together we will be successful in delivering our programs to even more children in need this year. Thank you for your dedication and ongoing support! Sunday, February 12th 2:00-5:00 Drop-in The Giving Village | 1150-C Crews Road | Matthews Refreshments, Service Projects, Raffle Prizes, and Music by K-Love SAVE THE DATE! Our Annual Giving Event "Make It Matter" will take place the evening of Friday, March 10th at the Giving Village. Details and tickets coming soon but mark your calendars now to join us for a fabulous evening out! FINDING LOVELY, Wrestling With Who We Are Women’s Retreat Women ages 13-101 are invited to participate in a women’s retreat at the church on Saturday, March 4th from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. followed by a worship service lead by the women at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. Get to know PPC women through discussion groups, crafts, music, and prayer. PLEASE INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US! Sign up online at or fill out the form in today’s bulletin and put it in the offering plate or leave it in Mailbox 69 outside the church office by February 20th. For more information contact Pam Jack [email protected] or call the church office. Also, If you would like to participate in the all-women’s choir that Sunday please contact Jane Mendlik as soon as possible ([email protected]). We would love to have women of all ages praising the Lord through song. Save time. Save paper. Give online at

Let's Connect Continues Each Wednesday Through March 29th! Schedule 5:10-5:30 preschool choir 5:30-6:10- K-2 choir, grades 3-5 Believe activity class, Preschool Bible story time, Youth group 6:15-6:45-Dinner for everyone in the Kerr building (children may sit together as a class with table parents or with their family) 6:50-7:30-Adult class with Rusty and Katie in the Kerr building, Preschool-playtime grades 3-5 choir, K-2 Believe activity class Children are picked up at the educational wing at 7:30 Cost for dinner: $4 for kids ages 2-10 and $5 youth-adult Menu: ham, mac and cheese, green beans, salad and dessert. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU . . . In John 15:12, Jesus says, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Loving and caring for one another is not just the pastor’s job—it’s something Jesus calls us all to do! Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which people with special gifts for caring ministry can put those gifts to use in an organized way, bringing Jesus’ love and care to those who most need it. If you know someone who is going through a difficult time, contact one of our Stephen Leaders - Grace Phillips, Tony Baker, Lisa Newton or Judy Turnage - about Stephen Ministry. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide focused, confidential, one-to-one Christian care—to help that person experience the healing power of Christ’s love. BACKPACKS OF LOVE – Praise and thanks to the congregation of Philadelphia Presbyterian Church and the church school classes. Our pantry at Clear Creek School is well stocked to meet weekend needs for hungry children. Special shout-outs to the Kingdom Kids for holding big donation pots for Souper Bowl Sunday, in support of Backpacks of Love. It takes a great team. SOUPER BOWL OF CARING – Thank you to everyone who gave so generously last week to the Souper Bowl of Caring and a special thank you to the Kingdom Kids for the awesome job that they did collecting the donations. Together we raised $728.41 for Backpacks of Love. That’s TEAMWORK! That’s how we tackle hunger together! 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.

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