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September 15, 2013

Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian Church of Orlando this morning! We’re glad you’re here. If you have questions, deacons are available in the Edington Ministry Center lobby to answer them or pray with you. If you’d like to share your information or join our mailing lists, visit us at You can scan this code on your mobile device right now, or fill out a guest information card and drop in the Edington Ministry Center lobby.

Join us this morning after the 11am worship services for First Step, a 30-minute overview of life at First Pres, hosted by Dr. Case Thorp. The perfect place to ask questions and get the basics about our church family, First Step is open to everyone (room 106 of the Edington Ministry Center).

Our Women’s Cancer Support Group meets the third Wednesday of the month in room 340 of the Edington Ministry Center, from 12pm-1pm with a light lunch provided. If you are preparing for, or currently undergoing treatment for cancer, we encourage you to share with and learn from women who have been through various types of cancer. For details, contact Linda McCallister at x1159 or email The next session of the DivorceCare Support Group begins September 25. If you know someone working through the changes of divorce or separation, invite them to our Divorce Care Support Group. Meeting weekly (13 weeks) DivorceCare is facilitated by people who understand the pain of divorce. We also offer DC4K for children ages 5-12. To register or for more information, please contact Linda McCallister at 407.423.3441 x1159 or email If you’ve struggled with infertility, you don’t have to face it alone. Our Infertility Support Group meets monthly on Mondays at 7pm, starting Sept. 30. Led by licensed counselors with a unique perspective - as a couple who have faced the challenges of infertility -- this is a great place to find hope and encouragement. For details, contact Linda McCallister at x1159 or email Need parking assistance? If accessibility from our parking garage is a challenge on Sunday mornings, seniors and individuals with mobility challenges can apply for a PASS that will give parking access on campus. For details, contact Lori Needham in the Hospitality Ministry at x1463.

• Health & Fitness Fair Sept. 19, 10:30am-2pm in the Gym

Traditional Worship
“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100:4-5 NKJV

Worship Notes: The opening hymn has been set to several different tunes. This one is perhaps the most familiar. The hymn sets forth the claims of Christ the King as it describes the scene in heaven. The crown of thorns has been replaced with the royal diadem. The second stanza speaks of Jews and Gentiles alike joining in worship along with nations and tribes throughout the whole world. One of the three verses omitted from our hymnal reminds us that sinners of every age bow in grateful adoration for the sacrifice of the King made on their behalf. This morning we have the opportunity to join with the unseen singers of the heavenly world in lifting our voices in praise and worship of the King of kings. Sing forth! - Dr. Dan Sharp
(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

Meditation Meditation in C# minor Webb/Armes *Call to Worship *Processional Hymn of Praise Praise to the Lord
arr. Daniel Sharp hymn no. 106

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

*Ascription of Praise Organ Praise *Passing of the Peace
St. Paul always greeted with the words, “The peace of God be with you” in his pastoral letters. This is an appropriate way to greet fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, and so we say, “The peace of the Lord be with you” and respond, “And also with you.” We then pass this greeting of peace to one another. At the passing of the peace we should earnestly desire God’s peace upon each person we greet.

Call to Prayer Morning Prayer and Lord’s Prayer *Affirmation of Faith (11:00) *Reading (11:00)

We Are on Holy Ground
David Haas

Nicene Creed Isaiah 43:1-3a, 5a, 10-13

*Hymn of Trust (11:00) How Firm a Foundation hymn no. 411

The Sacrament of Baptism (8:30) S Cecelia Grace Davis, born January 4, 2013, daughter of Erin and Whit Davis Song of Commitment (8:30) Take Her Life and Let it Be Consecrated
Hymn No. 466

Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings *Doxology Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow *Prayer of Commitment
Chancel Choir Craig Courtney

Anthem of Affirmation One Faith, One Hope, One Lord

To Hear God’s Word Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson *Scripture Reading Proverbs 16:1-3 Pew Bible p. 459 Message “Barefoot Church 1: Four Kingdoms”

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

*Closing Hymn

May the Mind of Christ My Savior
Hymn No. 464
(v.6 on screens)

*Invitation and Charge

*Benediction Choral Response Postlude Shalom, Shalom, Shalom
Daniel Sharp

Festive Trumpet Tune
*All who are able are invited to stand.

David German

Assisting in Worship: Kent Sterchi, Dr. Dan Sharp and Josiah Armes. Visual Arts: The flowers on the Communion table are given to the glory of God in loving memory of Robert “Bob” W. Hewitt, given by his wife Caren and family.

Genesis Worship
The Sacrament of Baptism (9:45) S James Fischer Dixon, born February 28, 2013, son of Brooke and Jay Dixon To Hear God’s Word

Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson *Scripture Reading Proverbs 16:1-3 Message “Barefoot Church 1: Four Kingdoms”

Assisting in Worship: Dr. Case Thorp, Bret Allen and Wil Brown.

As a caring body of believers, please remember in your prayers those recently hospitalized or recuperating at home: Woody Blaker, Barry Whaley and Bob Wakefield. Our sympathy to Rich & Lori Hosie on the death of his mother, Sarah Hosie, September 5, 2013. And, our sympathy to Julie & Ray Spencer on the death of her father, Dwight Mathews, September 8, 2013. Mr Mathews was the grandfather of Cole Spencer.
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care office at x1455, or submit an online prayer request at

8:30am & 9:45am worshippers can help the church be better stewards of our resources and environment by placing this worship bulletin in one of our new recycling stations as you leave today. There are two right outside the Sanctuary: one in the Grand Hallway leading to the Edington Ministry Center, and one across from the entrance to the Prayer Room. If you’re in Lee Fellowship Hall, look for one to the right of the exit as you leave. The bulletins are reused for the 11:00am worship service, and recycled on Monday morning. And if you prefer to go paperless, you can view this morning’s worship bulletin on your smartphone at

Stewardship Report as of September 8, 2013 Tithes & Offerings Budgeted Received Surplus/(Deficit) This Week Fiscal Year-to-Date $66,945. $928,594. $100,660. $923,658. $33,715. ($4,936.)


Join us Sunday mornings for First Connections, a seminar designed to help you learn about and experience life at First Pres. It’s a great way to make some friends, learn basics about faith in a non-threatening atmosphere, and be exposed to the life-changing opportunities at our church.



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