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Opportunities This Week: October 1-8 2017 Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Communion—Sanctuary 6:30 p.m. Philabell Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Choir Room Monday 6:30 p.m. Scouts—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. Deacons Meeting—Heritage Rm. 8:00 p.m. AA Group Meeting (New Comers)—Old Scout Hut Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Circles 1 & 2—Heritage Room 6:00 p.m. Girl Scouts—Chapel Wednesday 9:30 a.m. Craft Workshop/Quilting/Sewing Etc. Workshop—Chapel Annex 5:10 p.m. Wonderful Wednesdays Program 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Old Scout Hut Thursday 7:00 p.m. Youth Basketball—Kerr Building 7:00 p.m. PW Council Meeting—Fred Brown Classroom 7:00 p.m. AA Meeting (Women’s closed step)—Old Scout Hut Friday 8:00 p.m. AA Meeting (open)—Bigham Hall Saturday 9:00 a.m. PW Circle #7—Heritage Room Sunday, October 8 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service—Sanctuary 12:00 p.m. Rise Against Hunger—Kerr Building 4:00 p.m. Worship & Music Ministry Mtg.—Session Room 6:30 p.m. Philabell Choir Practice—Bell Choir Room 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary Choir Practice—Choir Room Attendance 9/24/17 9:30 a.m. Church School—136 10:30 a.m. Worship—281

FINANCE UPDATE – URGENT!!! Please note this week’s financial report above. For the last few weeks, our income has been trailing our expenses. While we believe that this deficit will be made up in December as it usually is, the gap is getting larger instead of smaller. Help! PPC is doing amazing things – mission trips, Rise Against Hunger, hosting guests from the Center of Hope, special music and musicians, Backpacks of Love, Wonderful Wednesdays, Kingdom Kids, Christmas Party and so much more – and our Praise Team is busy preparing for the Journey Service kickoff in January. We are making a huge impact in Christ’s name in many, many lives, but it takes money to do these ministries. Contribution statements will go out this week. If your giving is behind what you pledges, please make your pledge current if at all possible. If you have a little extra income this month, please consider giving a portion of it as well. Remember, no matter how much we give, we can’t out give God!

Assisting in the Worship Service Today Head Usher 10:30 a.m. Sound Booth 10:30 a.m. Lock-up Officer Nursery Contact 10:30 a.m.

Richard Newton & Bill Crowder Bill Johnston Rudy Turnage Jane Long & Jill Linscheid

Philadelphia Presbyterian Church 17TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST October 1, 2017 10:30 a.m.

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

Ronnie & Melissa Cochrane [Walker Family] friends of Robert & Jennifer Fauser Don Jamison Pauline Ross [Beth Welch] sister-in-law of Pamela Rosmon [William Bryant] cousin of Don Price [Mary Anna Efird] sister of Jason Williams [LTC Stephen Johnson] uncle of David Johnson Marianne Smith [Joyce Bain] [Wanda Maxwell] sister of Nona Pourlos [Amy Madden] friend of the Cervantes Family [Sherrie Whalen] sister of Judy Clinton [Mr. & Mrs. Jack Broadwell] parents of Angela Watts


“My Jesus, I Love Thee”


Welcome and Announcements Call to Worship +Hymn # 285

“Come To The Table”

Min. Katie Sloan Cloninger/Nystrom

“God, You Spin the Whirling Planets” AUSTRIAN HYMN

Call to Confession Extended Care Rachel Nance Colene Houck Cora Lee Lonon & [Louise Wilson] mother of Jane Long Carrington Place Henry Griffin, [Harvey Phillips] Willow Grove 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 Royal Park Grace Jones Brookdale Monroe Wayne & Barbara Wolfe Square Morningside Leila Campbell Regency Lake Park Rehab. Lawyers Glen

Christian Sympathy is expressed to Lewana Ratliff on the death of her mother, Elizabeth Whitlatch on September 15; to Audrey Stamey on the death of her brother, Tom Morgan on September 21.

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.]



Scripture Reading Matthew 28:1-20, Acts 13:47 This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Sermon +Hymn # 322

PASTORAL CARE EMERGENCIES contact: Rev. Rusty Benton, Pastor (1-864-399-2288) Katie Sloan, Associate Minister (704-236-1369) Stephen Minister: Grace Phillips (704) 545-5853

“Thy Will Be Done”

Bryan Burns, Baritone solo

“Evangelives” “Spirit of the Living God”

Min. Rusty Benton LIVING GOD

Call to Offering


Presentation of Offerings Offertory +Hymn # 517

-FRI//OCT 13: 5th Quarter (9-11p, Kerr Building, MS & HS)

“The Holy Presence”


“We Come as Guest Invited”


Sacrament of Holy Communion Invitation to the Table Prayer of Thanksgiving Words of Institution Distribution of the Elements Prayer after Communion +Hymn # 505

“Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread”


+Benediction Choral Response

-FRI-SUN//NOV 17-19: HS FALL RETREAT (Registration opens Sept. 20)

WHERE FAITH MEETS FINANCE This morning we will be observing World Wide Communion, a day when we have the privilege of celebrating Communion with our brothers and sisters across the globe. This makes Evangelism, the third tenant of our vision statement, even more relevant. Spreading the Good News to others is both a privilege and a responsibility. During this stewardship season, let us look for new and loving ways to reach out to a hurting world that needs to hear some good news and share the Good News of Jesus Christ and His amazing love and grace! WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS SCHEDULE

Moment of Silence Postlude

-FRI-SUN//NOV 10-12: MS FALL RETREAT (Registration opens Sept. 20)

“Postlude in C”


+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 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. PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S CIRCLE MEETINGS – Circle #1 & #2—Tuesday, October 3rd at 10:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room; Circle #4—Tuesday, October 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Anne Ellington; Circle #6—Tuesday, October 10th at 6:30 p.m. in PW Parlor (Chapel Annex); Circle #7—Saturday, October 7th at 9 a.m. in the Heritage Room. NEXT SUNDAY we receive our 10 Cents-A-Meal Offering to support hunger-fighting programs across the seven counties of the Presbytery of Charlotte. RISE AGAINST HUNGER—On October 8, our church will take part in the ongoing effort to feed the hungry across the globe. Plan to stay after worship on that day. Come down to the Kerr Building to help bag rice and protein to send to other countries where hunger is rampant. This is a multi-generational mission here at PPC. Even young elementary schoolers can help! It’s quite an awesome event! If you haven’t done this before, that’s okay. Someone will gladly show you what to do. There’s no better way to spend a little of your time, and it helps so many people. Lunch will be provided. See you on October 8!

5:10-5:30- Joyful Noise (Preschool) Choir 5:30-6:10 –Preschool Bible Time -K-2nd- Cherub Choir -3rd-5th- Bible/Activity Time featuring “The Fruits of the Spirit” -Middle School Youth 6:00- Dinner in the Kerr Building for everyone. There is NO CHARGE for your meal but donations are accepted and encouraged. 6:45-7:45- Classes for all ages -Preschool Activity time -K-2nd- Bible/Activity Time featuring “The Fruits of the Spirit” -3rd-8th- Celebration Singers Choir -High School youth REGISTRATION IS A MUST!! Please register asap either online or get a form from the table by the church office. Return completed forms to box 32. Don't miss out!!! This weeks menu is: fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, salad and dessert. CONGREGATIONAL LIFE is excited about our upcoming fall event, PhilaFEST!! Join us October 21st at 4 p.m. in the Kerr Building for an afternoon of games and activities for all ages and an evening of live music and a German Feast! RSVP? More information is available on the church website. You can fill out a bulletin insert and leave it in the offering plate or RSVP online. Visit and click PhilaFEST under “Featured Events.” For food planning purposes, please RSVP by October 8th! BACKPACKS OF LOVE – Many thanks to all of you who have helped to fill the shelves in the office hallway for the start of the school year at Clear Creek Elementary. This program runs so smoothly due to the generosity of our congregation. Please continue to keep those cans and boxes coming. Lists of needs are on the shelves. Financial contributions are also welcome. They are very helpful when we are running low on specific categories of food.

A MEMORIAL SERVICE for Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Rachel Phillips will be held on Thursday, October 5th at 2 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Mint Hill. THE WALL outside the office has been transformed, and you get to write on it! Instead of keeping track of service hours, we want you to tell us about the blessings you’ve encountered this week. Please take a moment to think about all the blessings you have given and received, write the best on our new “Blessings on the Go” graffiti wall. As we are thinking about stewardship over the next several weeks, this wall will give us a chance to share with one another the amazing ways that God is working is our own lives and as well as in the lives of those around us. We hope the new graffiti wall will serve as a tangible reminder of our vision, “to bless others as we have been blessed.” DEDICATION SUNDAY COMING SOON! October 15 is Dedication Sunday, the day that we turn in pledge cards containing the amount we plan to give during the coming year. Some folks have already turned their cards in – thank you! If you haven’t yet decided what you can give financially during 2018, please be in prayerful thought about what God is asking you to do. And please bring your pledge card to the service on October 15 as we celebrate all that God has given us, and pledge to return as much as we can back to Him! If you have any questions about pledging or contributions, please contact Judy Clinton in the church office, 704-545-6172. THE 11TH ANNUAL DALE JONES GOLF TOURNAMENT will be held on October 16, 2017 at Pine Lake Country Club. For information about playing, sponsoring, or volunteering, contact Toby Vosburgh at [email protected] or at 704-301-9257. Help yourself to one of the brochures that are be available around the church. Registration will be at 10:30 a.m., and the shotgun start will be at noon. Proceeds will be used to support PPC youth mission trips, Bright Blessings, Charlotte Rescue Mission, and Habitat for Humanity Matthews, NC. THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S ANNUAL BAZAAR is November 4th. We need you on the team to make this all day event successful! So create, donate, purchase, and spread the word to attend on November 4!! If you can donate art, crafts, baked goods or auction items, it would be most appreciated! For more information ask a Presbyterian Woman or contact Susan Griffin at 704-293-1902 or email at [email protected]. Hope to see you there!! AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) is in box 96 in the main hallway beside the church office.

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