April 14, 2013

3rd Sunday of EASTER

10:00am

You will be baptized by the Holy Spirit in just a few days! ORGAN PRELUDE: “Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled” Paxton CHORAL INTROIT

Preparing for God’s Word

Hearing God’s Word
A WELCOME and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Children’s Time:

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ANTHEM: “Amazing Grace” PRAYER for ILLUMINATION OUR SCRIPTURE THIS WEEK:
Acts 1: 1-11 (pg. 118)

*CALL TO WORSHIP: Jesus, whom God raised from the dead, was taken into heaven as His disciples watched. The ascension of Jesus was the crowning event in His earthly ministry. It was also the beginning of a new ministry for His follwers, the church. The whole world became a mission field in which church members are sent to be witnesses of the risen Lord. God help us accept our mission, that we may prepare our world for our Lord’s final triumph when He returns! *HYMN #9G “Come, Let Us Praise the Lord” vss. 1, 4 *PRAYER of RESURRECTION FAITH! We are thankful, O Father God, for being part of the worldwide church. And we are thankful for those who witness to the risen Lord, enabling faith to reach to the ends of the earth. You glorified Your Son through His ascension, and we continue glorifying Him through the witnessing of our faith. Make us sensitive to our mission, that we may convince others to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. In His name we pray, Amen. *HYMN #292G “Because You Live, O Christ” (vs 1- choir only) *A BRIEF STATEMENT: # 1, 2, 6 (back inside- hymnal)

SERMON:

“His Need to Know Basis ! ”
It is now not for you to know!

--Rev. Paul Tuttle

Responding to God’s Word
*HYMN #323G “Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise” SHARING OUR Joys & Concerns PRAYERS of the PEOPLE- Our Lord’s Prayer (debts) PRESENTATION of TITHES and OFFERINGS OFFERTORY: “Steal Away to Jesus” Spiritual *DOXOLOGY (#34) *PRAYER of DEDICATION (2013 Mission Yearbook) *HYMN #317G “Crown Him with Many Crowns” *BENEDICTION and *CHORAL RESPONSE SEATED for SILENT REFLECTION ORGAN POSTLUDE: “Built on a Rock” * indicates when to stand G- refers to our Green hymnal “Worship & Rejoice”

Lindeman

The Mission of the Month for April is:

Meals on Wheels
Please keep this ministry in your prayers. Meals on Wheels is a ministry of Salem County that provides meals for those people in our community who would need a healthy, hot meal once or twice a day. The elderly, terminally ill or homebound are recipients of these blessings. We have had many people in our church over the years who were on delivery teams to take these meals into homes. It involves more than just dropping a meal off but often includes the building of personal relationships with the recipients.
There are 12 assisted listening devices available for people to better hear the worship service. They are located in a basket in the narthex. CD copies of our worship service are also available every Sunday in the narthex.

It is with delight that we welcome all worshipers. May your spirit be fed and may the Lord’s hand rest upon us all as we worship God in sincerity and in truth.
This month’s Officer Leaders: elder, Judy Gardner; deacon, Karen DuBois; trustee, Dave Ewart; The greeters are Libby Myers & Karen DuBois. Our liturgist is Ruth Williams. Nursery Coordinator, Victoria Neill Mission Statement: In the Name of Christ: Sowing, GROWing, and Serving. Vision Statement: We are GROWing, Growing in Faith, Reaching others for Christ, Offering opportunities for mission, Worshipping the Lord with our whole, burning hearts. If you are visiting with us today we warmly welcome you! Please feel free to contact Rev. Paul Tuttle with any questions or pastoral needs. Rev. Tuttle can be reached at the Pastor cell:(856) 305-4421, or revtutt@gmail.com. You can contact Jill Stout, our secretary/treasurer at (856) 358-1104 or jstout312@comcast.net. MISSION STUDY CMTE – Monday @ 7:00 pm in the manse PRAISE BAND – Wednesday @ 7:00 pm CHOIR PRACTICE – Wednesday @ 7:30 pm PASTOR’s BIBLE STUDY – Thursday @ 9am in the manse

Check out our website for the weekly Bulletin and Insert. Our Facebook page can be found at: “Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church” It is never too early to sign up for Vacation Bible School!! If you are willing and able to volunteer your time this year for VBS please use the sign up sheets in the narthex. This summer VBS will be held from June 24th – June 28th. Kids will be gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime on a Serengeti Trek where kids are wild about God! More information will follow in the near future. If you have any questions please see Melanie Richman.

The Confirmation Class will meet today from 12:30 to 2 pm in the manse. Junior and Senior High Youth Groups will meet tonight from 5-6 pm in the social hall. If you have any questions please contact Tom Neill (609-457-5954). This years CROP Walk is next Sunday, April 21st. Check-in starts at 1PM at the First Baptist Church in Woodstown and the walk starts at 2PM. See Stephanie Ale or Jane Gandy with any questions.

If one member rejoices or suffers, all members rejoice or suffer together! --1 Corinthians 12:26

Prayer Requests: Debbie Covey (Oak Gandy’s daughter), Jack Barrett, Brenda (Hackett) Hall’s daughter, Jill (friend of Jane String), Tom Buckingham, David Sickler, Georgia Williams, Charlie Hitchner, Sara Williams (Lee Williams Jr.’s wife), Thomas & Paula Hackett (Dick Hackett’s brother and sister-in-law), Doris Miller, Stanley Prickitt, Erma Jarman, and Pete Schneider (friend of Diane Reichert). Please note: There is a notebook in the narthex to write down prayer requests. Rev. Tuttle will utilize this information during the time of our prayers. Please include the individual’s name and address if possible. Pastor’s Bible Study - “Acting Up!” Thursday mornings 9-10am in the manse. We got a coffee cup just for you! The “collection crew” is up and running again this year in order to collect and distribute food that would otherwise be discarded. Many places such as farms, farm markets, or stores may discard food that they cannot sell. If you are interested and willing to help out, please see Melanie Richman or use the sign up sheet in the narthex.

Sunday, May 5th from 3-5 pm in the social hall Tickets are now on sale for "Not Your Momma's Quilt Anymore". So grab your Mom, your Sister, your Daughter, your Aunt, your nice Lady Neighbor....And enjoy some fellowship while we learn about the art of quilting presented by Harriette Tuttle. Light food and beverages will be served before the festivities begin. Please see a member of the Congregational Life Committee for tickets ($5 each). (Janine Mueller, Judy Gardner, Verna Iredell, Geneva Hackett, Margie Hetzer, Faye Crispin, Amanda Sheehan, Diane Reichert) While you are doing your Spring cleaning, see if there is anything for the Sunday school “net”. Thank you!

"Not Your Momma's Quilt Anymore",

The flowers this morning are presented in honor of George & Evie Williams’ 55th wedding anniversary by the Ewart and Bishop families. Congratulations George & Evie!!

Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Daretown, New Jersey
(856) 358-1104
Rev. Paul Tuttle, Interim Pastor Dominic Mercado, Director of Music Margaret A. Powers, Organist Jill Stout, Secretary Randy Beebe, Sexton website: www.daretownpres.org

3rd Sunday of Easter 2013