MORNING WORSHIP Sunday, September 18, 2011 PHILADELPHIA FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 8707 West Cheltenham Avenue Wyndmoor, PA 19038 (215) 836-5083 11:00 A.M. Kevin Derr Alex Ramirez Pastor Minister of Music The Service of Gathering: (A Time for Silent Meditation) Prelude Gathering Praise Hymns: “Change My Heart, O God”, “Come Into His Presence, “Give Thanks” Welcome Announcements Scripture Reading: Genesis 45:1-15 Hymn No. 41 Invocation The Service of the Word Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:4-6 Message Pastoral Prayer (Pew Bible page 46) “Come, Thou Almighty King” (Pew Bible page 70) “No Images Or Idols” The Service of Response Blessings and Burdens Sharing our Faith Prayer Hymn No. 53 “God Of The Earth, The Sky, The Sea” The People’s Prayer 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. The Offering Offertory Thought: Matthew 15:21-28 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying after us.” He answered, “ I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!,” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes, it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour. *Doxology (No. 119 in the Blue Hymnal) *Prayer of Dedication Service of Sending *Closing Hymn No. 491 “Lead On, O Cloud Of Presence” Benediction Postlude _________________________________________________________ *If you are able, please stand with the congregation. September Deacon: Walter Eckenrode Pastor’s Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., and Friday morning by appointment. Church Office: Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Phone (215) 836-5083 Email at [email protected] Web Page at www.churchofthebrethren.com First Church Update Sunday, September 18, 2011 Sunday: 9:00 A.M. 9:45 A.M. 11:00 A.M. Wednesday: Friday and Saturday Next Sunday: 1:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. Return to Regular Schedule Rally Day Breakfast Sunday School Morning Worship Deacons Meeting after Worship Korean Worship Bible Study Resumes Atlantic Northeast District Disaster Relief Auction Special Congregational Business Meeting after Morning Worshp PRAYER CONCERNS Adrienn Jones – friend of Ron Albert David Quinn Brenda and Miranda Ridgway Svetlana Lunger – sister in-law of Rachel Johnston with stage 4 cancer Megan Connolly- friend of Becky Bisset The parents of Craig Bracy People impacted by natural disasters Mason – 4 ½ year old with leukemia Jack Ramirez re-stationed to Afghanistan Will Abbott – received a lung transplant George Smith-friend of Ron Albert Carl Baskin Colleen Lyons Pat Derr’s parents Michael F. Rafferty – doctor of Ron Albert with pancreatic cancer Drason Reese Jane Thurber Helen and Henry Eckenrode The Korean Fellowship Bill Bracy – brother of Craig Bracy Walter – friend of Craig Bracy Protection and wisdom for President Barak Obama Harold (Ike) Eisenhower – brother in-law of Bud Quay Philadelphia First Church of the Brethren The people and missionaries stationed in Guinea-Bisseau Our missionaries: JoAnn Gladd, Brethren missionaries in the Dominican Republic, Patricia Vander Waal and Brethren Missionaries and workers at home and abroad. Worship Attendance Last Sunday: 24 AND A REMINDER FOR COMMISSION CHAIRS-Your 2012 commission budgets are due today! BIBLE STUDY-Will resume this Wednesday, September 21, at 7:00 P.M. We will continue our journey through the book of Matthew. All are welcome to join us! THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING-Next Sunday, September 25, after the morning Worship Service. The purpose of this meeting is to hear the report of the Nominating Committee. THANKS, AGAIN,TO LARRY HOOVER-For spending several hours last week doing more concrete work on the entrance to the basement. It was in poor condition with crumbling mortar, and now it looks great! Thanks Lar! ANOTHER NOTE ABOUT LARRY HOOVER-If you receive a hard copy of the church newsletter, please disregard this. If you don’t, once again Larry was left off of the birthday list. His birthday is: September 29. Ooooops!