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Opportunities This Week: April 30-May 730, 2017 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Sanctuary 11:45 a.m. New Member Luncheon—Kerr Building 5:00 p.m. Youth Food Fiesta/Battle Royale—Kerr Building 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 6:00 p.m. Scouts—Bigham Hall 6:00 p.m. Christian Education Ministry Meeting—Session Room 7:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting—Heritage Room 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting—Old Scout Hut Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Circle 1 & 2—Heritage Room 6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts—Chapel 6:30 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage Room 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (closed step)—Old Scout Hut Wednesday 1:00 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage Room 5:30 p.m. Joyful Noise & Cherub Choir Practice—Children’s Choir Room 6:00 p.m. Celebration Singers Choir Practice—Children’s Choir Room 6:00 p.m. Believe Small Group Meeting—Heritage 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. Basketball—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut Friday 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall Saturday No Meetings Choir Sunday, May 7 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Sanctuary 11:45 a.m. Philafeast—Kerr Building 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

Attendance 4/23/17 9:30 a.m. Church School—141 10:30 a.m. Worship—237

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.

[Kelly Glanzer] daughter of Pete & Dottie Kastner [Tenia Friday-Taylor] friend of Beth Barnes Wayne & Barbara Wolfe Benny Davis [Christy Nelson] daughter of Brenda McManus [Jane Meggs] mother of Brenda Mock [Dan Morgan] brother of Audrey Stamey Ronnie & Melissa Cochrane [Tyla Dolezel] friend of Brooke Allen [Mike Johnson] father of David Johnson [Johnny Graham] friend of Bill Crowder [Alice White] friend of Pam Crowder [Linda Valerga] friend of Bill Crowder Carol Jaeger

Carrington Place Willow Grove Brookdale-Providence Carillon Brookdale Charlotte E. Aldersgate Unlimited Possibilities Little Flower Woodridge Waltonwood Cotswold Royal Park Elliotte Manor Monroe Rehab Brookdale Spring Abor

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER April 30, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Richard Newton & Bill Crowder Jack Strand Bill Johnston Andrew Starnes Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Prayer Concerns

Regency Lake Park Rehab. Lawyers Glen

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church

Extended Care Rachel Nance Colene Houck Cora Lee Lonon & [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long, Henry Griffin & [Harvey Phillips] Ann Dobbins & Bonnie Barnes Helen Kiser Doris Jordan Ney Freeman, Virginia Boyd & Martha Benehaley Margaret Allen Roy Perry [Joyce Jennings] mother of Mardy Watson Judy Myers & Porter Behrendt Jim Black Grace Jones Helen Swiger Wayne & Barbara Wolfe J. D. Carter

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Welcome and Announcements Minute for Mission—Relay for Life Black Property

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.

Young Min. Katie Sloan Toby Vosburgh Marc McClure

Presentation of New Members Richard & Marjorie Gledhill, Robert & Glenda Minott and Keith & Karen McGuinness Call to Worship +Hymn #276

“All Hail King Jesus” “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”


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.]


“Be Strong in The Lord”


Scripture Reading Proverbs 3:3-4, II Thessalonians 3:3-5 This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) is located in box 96 in the main hallway beside the church office.

Prelude on“Slane”


Min. Rusty Benton

+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”

Call to Offering Presentation of Offerings Offertory



Doxology #592 Dedication Prayer +Hymn #361 (vs. 1, 3 & 5) “How Firm a Foundation” FOUNDATION +Benediction Choral Response Moment of Silence Postlude

Postlude on “Azmon”


+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. WE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS: Richard & Marjorie Glenhill, 7010 Spandril Lane, Charlotte, NC 28215, 980-859-0004. Richard and Marjorie joined by Reaffirmation of Faith. Robert & Glenda Minott, 5420 Beaver Dam Lane, Mint Hill, NC 28227 704-573-2716. Robert and Glenda are joined by Reaffirmation of Faith. Keith & Karen McGuinness, 7705 Fairway Mist Court, Mint Hill, NC 28227, 704-201-7158. Keith and Karen are joining by Profession of Faith. They have 3 children: Matthew, Keith, Jr. and Rocco. PLEASE JOIN US! There will be a National Day of Prayer Service from 7:00—8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 4 at the pavilion at Blair Road UMC on highway 51. this is a joint service of Blair Road UMC, Philadelphia Presbyterian Church, Arlington Baptist and Mint Hill Baptist. PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST on Saturday, May 13th from 7:30 a.m.—10:00 a.m. in the Kerr Building. Cost for everyone ages 7 and up is $8.00.

PPC iMPACT Youth Ministry News

4/30 Food Fiesta and Battle Royale 5-7 pm Kerr Building. Please RSVP Rising 6th grade invited to the Food Fiesta/Battle Royale Save the Date: HS Lake day 6/3 and MS Lake day 6/4 Special Church Bond Repayment Fund – One ($) Donation, Triple ($$$) the Impact!!! Our church bond payback fund is adding up nicely, but we still have work to do. We currently have $50,322.14 donated to the fund (without the multiplier.) We need to collect $60,000 by May 1 to receive the $120,000 anonymous matching funds that will enable us to pay off our $180,000 bond total. Please prayerfully consider contributing to the bond payback fund if at all possible. Any amount, no matter how small, will go three times further in paying off our bonds. Thanks in advance for your support as we take advantage of this generous offer to help Grow the Kingdom of God times 3!!! YOUR PLEDGE $$$ AT WORK An enormous Extravaganza, special bulletins, guest musicians, palms and so much more combined to make Holy week and the events leading up to it exciting, reflective, inspirational, worshipful and, above all, joyful as we celebrated the Risen Christ on Easter Sunday morning! These events and services could not have happened without your faithful financial support of the current fund. As always, thank you for your financial contributions, your time, and your prayers as we all work together to share the good news of Easter with those in our congregation, our town and our world! PW CIRCLE MEETINGS: Circle 1 & 2—May 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room, Circle 4—May 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Ellen Street, Circle 5—May 9th at 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Room, Circle 6— May 9th at 6:30 p.m. in the Session Room., Circle 7—May 6th at 9 a.m. at the home of Sylvia Gill. LET'S GO FISHING! Kingdom Kids and Alumni Kingdom Kids are invited to bring a fishing pole and bait to Bill and Pam Crowder's home on Sunday, May 7th from 3-6pm. Bring a chair, sunscreen, your family, and your friends!! RSVP by May 6th to Susan Griffin @ [email protected] so we will have enough pizza!! CHOIR SUNDAY IS MAY 7th. All of the choirs of the church will lead in worship as we sing…and ring…praise to God. The worship service will be followed by a Philafeast. Bring your favorite dish, enough for your family and also to share, and join us for this day of praise and fellowship. MAGICAL WONDERLAND TO SUPPORT CLAIRE’S ARMY Magical Wonderland is an opportunity for girls and ladies of all ages to gather on May 20 from 10:00-noon to enjoy a pancake (Claire’s favorite) brunch at theme-decorated tables sure to delight any age. Entertainment will be provided by Scott Francis and Kristen Miranda, WBTV news anchor, will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. Cost is $20 per ticket; all net proceeds will fund Claire’s Army. There is no charge for girls under age 2, but an accompanying adult is expected to purchase a ticket. Table sponsorships are available for $120, which includes six guests.

RELAY FOR LIFE a community event where everyone can join in the fight against cancer. How can you participate? Help raising funds and walking in the relay, several laps or just one on May 19, 2017 at Independence High School 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The event has entertainment, family activities, survivors Victory Lap and Luminaria Ceremony at dusk. Sign up online on Our Team Name is Philadelphia Presbyterian Church. PLAY BALL, PPC! - We are headed to BB&T Ballpark to cheer on the Charlotte Knights on May 26th! Join us for food, fellowship and's sure to be a homerun night. We only have 50 tickets and will be selling them every Sunday after church in May and in the church office. All tickets are $18 and come with a $2 voucher to use in the park. Don't strike out on this awesome event! Van transportation will be available. Email Elizabeth with any questions: [email protected] GRADUATION SUNDAY is June 11. If your high school, college, or higher learning graduate would like to be recognized on this day, please contact the church office by email at [email protected] or call 704-545-6172. A breakfast will be provided for the graduates and their families. Caps and gowns may be worn if desired. BACKPACKS OF LOVE – During the 2016-2017 school year, we have contributed 14,392 items of food to help students at Clear Creek Elementary over the weekends!!! What an awesome gift by our generous congregation. We have needs in all the categories to complete the last 7 weeks, especially lunch and dinner meats, fruits and vegetables. Surpluses that might expire will be sent home for the summer vacation. SAVE THE DATES: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be Sunday, August 6th through Thursday, August 10th. ALTERNATIVE SERVICE UPDATE—The Session voted Monday to approve the addition of a new Worship service. This new Sunday morning schedule will begin in September! New Alternative Service - 9:00 - 9:45 Kingdom Kids/Adult Classes - 10:00 - 10:50 Traditional Worship - 11:00 - 12:00 The new service will be a casual, come as you are Worship experience in our beautiful sanctuary with contemporary music from the Praise team. Stay tuned for more updates as planning continues! 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