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W E L C O M E
Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian
Church of Orlando this morning! So glad you’re
here. We worship together as a church family in
four services on Sundays: Traditional worship
in the Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11am, and Genesis
worship in Lee Fellowship Hall at 9:45am and
11am. If you’d like to sign in this morning to learn
more, visit fpco.org/guest.

Next Steps
Take time to remember the scope and significance
of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross and keep a vertical
focus. Be with us for Holy Week as we honor God and
reflect on the events leading up to Christ’s resurrection,
during several special worship services: Weekday
Noon Meditations in the Reformation Chapel, Maundy
Thursday Communion & Worship in Lee Fellowship Hall
on April 2 at 6:30pm, and Good Friday Worship in the
Sanctuary on April 3 at 6:30pm. fpco.org/holy

Today
There will be a Congregational Meeting during the
11am Traditional Worship hour this morning, to vote
on the Congregational Nominating Committee and to
Ordain and Install Quino Martinez to the 2017 Class of
Elders.

Coming Soon
Heart of the City Foundation is now accepting
applications for scholarships from graduating seniors,
college students and seminary students. Applications and
all supporting documents are due by April 1, 2015. To see
the Scholarship Opportunities available and the criteria
for application, or to fill out an application visit
orlandoheartofthecity.org.
Ladies, be with us for the 2nd Annual Women Engaged
Prayer Retreat, Saturday, April 11, 9am-12pm, in the
Reformation Chapel. This year’s retreat will offer you
much-needed time of solitude and relaxation. WE will
join together in Reformation Chapel as a united group
of women to worship, pray and seek the Lord though
personal prayer exercises, designed to help you refocus
on God. Friends are welcome! The retreat and childcare
are free, but registration is required at fpco.org/we.

Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 22, 2015

Congregational Care
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care office
at 407.423.3441 x1455, or fpco.org/prayerrequest.

Generosity
Stewardship Report as of March 15, 2015

Tithes & Offerings
Budgeted
Received
Surplus/(Deficit)

This Week
$148,079
$79,991
($68,088)

Fiscal YTD
$4,865,490
$4,421,754
($443,736)

Give easily and securely online from your smartphone
at fpco.org/mobile.

Easter Parking
Free general parking will be available in the church
garage on Rosalind and Jackson.
EXTRA ACCESSIBILITY NEEDED?
The church bus will be making a loop that morning,
picking up people from the garage and outside the
Clayton Life Center. If you are not physically able to walk
to the Dr. Phillips Center, the bus will be available for
you.
Free drop off valet parking will be available at the
Dr. Phillips Center exclusively for guests who need
handicapped accessible entrance and seniors who
need the additional accessibility.

Easter Childcare
We will offer free childcare for infants through
kindergarten-age children on the church campus.
Children first grade and up will join their families for the
Easter celebration in the Walt Disney Theater.
Every family must complete the release form for each
child at easterinthecity.com, prior to, or on Easter
morning.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORLANDO
address
phone
online

106 East Church St., Orlando Florida 32801
407.423.3441
fpco.org /firstpresorlando /fpcorlando

G E N E S I S

Welcome Video
“Maybe” Video

Ministry Focus

The Sacrament of Baptism (9:45)
S Hollis Katherine Eisele, born July 23, 2014,
daughter of Amanda and Justin Eisele.
To Hear God’s Word
Prayer for Illumination
Dr. David Swanson
*Scripture Reading
Matthew 16:15-19a, 21-25


Losing Our Lives

Congregational Meeting (11:00)
Assisting in Worship: Bret Allen and Wil Brown.

As you enter Lee Fellowship Hall on Sunday mornings,
you’ll notice the wooden cross in the Georgian
Room will have a new element added each Sunday;
one that helps tell the story of Jesus’ final days
before the resurrection. (See Dan’s note at right.)
As we do every year, you’ll also notice that the band
will decrease in size by one member each week, and
the vivid colors that we use in Genesis will slowly fade
to black and white during Lent. We do this symbolically,
to visually reiterate the simplicity of this season. Lent
is about reflection, removing unnecessary distractions,
and strengthening our relationship with Jesus.

- Wil Brown

Notes

T R A D I T I O N A L

As we look at the cross, the instrument of execution,
we are once again reminded of the brutality, pain,
and unimaginable love expressed by Christ on that
instrument of death. The robe reminds us of the sheer
mockery Christ endured when the soldiers put a robe
on Jesus, after they had beaten Him and then “Hailed
the King of the Jews.” With the crown of thorns, the
whip, the nails, and the cruelty of betrayal in being
sold for thirty pieces of silver by one of His disciples,
we are again drawn to the image of a loving Savior.
Though we see these objects hanging on a cross in our
sanctuary, similar pieces were used in a real event that
took place in human history. The story of Christ’s death
and resurrection is true. In John Bunyan’s classic, The
Pilgrim’s Progress, “Christian” and “Faithful” traveled
to Vanity Fair. As they were accosted to purchase the
things of this world, their response was powerful: “We
buy the Truth.” Our worship is based on this three-fold
greatest truth, “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will
come again.” All hail the power of Jesus’ name!

- Dr. Dan Sharp
(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

Gathering
Prelude

Chorale (from Symphony No. 10)
C.M. Widor

Welcome Video
Organ Meditation

*Call to Worship

Verset
Josiah Armes

Almighty God of Our Father
Will James

*Processional Hymn of Praise

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Hymn No. 106

*Ascription of Praise

Psalm 103:1-4

Pastoral Report
*Passing of the Peace
“Maybe” Video

Ministry Focus
Pastoral Prayer

Spirit of the Living God

Song of Prayer

Baptism

Westminster Confession

The Sacrament of Baptism
S Mia Belle Hoffman, born January 12, 2015,
daughter of Heather and Mike Hoffman. (8:30)
S

Chase James Hanchi, born July 14, 2014,
son of Nicole and Andres Hanchi. (11:00)

Charge to Congregation
Song of Commitment Take Their Life and Let It Be
Hymn No. 466

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings
* Doxology
Duke Street
* Prayer of Commitment
Anthem of Prayer


Humbly I Adore Thee
Daniel Sharp
Chancel Choir, Michelle Territo, flute

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Proclamation of God’s Word
To Hear God’s Word
Prayer for Illumination
Dr. David Swanson
*Scripture Reading Matthew 16:15-19a, 21-25

Pew Bible p. 694

Losing Our Lives

Congregational Meeting (11:00)

Response
*Hymn of Response

O Love that Will Not Let Me Go
Hymn No. 446

*Invitation and Charge
*Benediction
*Choral Response

Postlude

Shalom, Shalom, Shalom
Daniel Sharp

Te Deum
Max Reger

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Assisting in Worship: Dr. Case Thorp, Dr. Dan Sharp,
organist Josiah Armes.