You are on page 1of 8

T H E B I B L E I N A Y E A R

WELCOME
Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian Church of
Orlando this morning! We worship together as a church
family in four services on Sundays: Traditional worship in
the Sanctuary at 8:15am and 11am, and Genesis worship
in the Sanctuary at 9:45am and in Lee Fellowship Hall at
11:00am.
Check in and let us know you’re here: visit our Legacy
Room for a cup of coffee and say hello, or text “FPCO” to
the number 313131.

SAVE THE DATE
• TODAY: Congregational meeting at 11am worship for
the purpose of calling the Congregational Nominating
Committee.
• March 21: Women's Cancer Support. Noon-1pm in
room 320A. A light lunch is provided. Contact Maddy
Vilar at 407.423.3441 x1159.
• March 25: Palm Sunday.
• March 29: Maundy Thursday. worship - 6:30pm, in
the Sanctuary.
• March 30: Good Friday worship - 6:30pm, in the
Sanctuary.
• March 30: Heart of the City Foundation scholarship
application deadline. fpco.org/scholarships
• April 4: Tournament for the Tots at Dubsdread
Golf Course-1PM. For details or to signup, contact
Magnolia Preschool at 407.425.1126.
• April 20-22: LIFEFEST 2018 registration is now open!
Join in with your Church family for this weekend
retreat. Register at fpco.org/lifefest.

SERVE AT EASTER
Serving at Easter (April 1) is an incredible opportunity to
welcome guests. We want to create a warm, welcome
and joyful celebration at the Dr. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, and we'd love for you to be part of the
team! Sign up at fpco.org/serve.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORLANDO
1 06 E AST CH UR CH STREET, ORLAN DO, FL 32 8 01
407.423.3441 | FPC O.ORG | EST. 1 8 7 6

MARCH 18, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those who have recently been hospitalized, are
recuperating at home: Virginia Wallace, Mary Haas, and
Shari Minter.
Our sympathy to Mark and Libbie Jordan on the death of
his mother, Reba Jordan, February 23.
Also, John and Pam Broschay on the death of his father,
Charles Broschay, March 8.

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

NOMINEES FOR THE
CONGREGATIONAL
NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Thomas Hewitt
Billy Palmer
Brett Krieder
Branden Hueber
Jess Burden
Ryan Parsons
Robbie Ball
Katie Witter
John Spears

PARTICIPATION
IN GIVING

GENEROSITY 39.6%
Stewardship Report as of March 11, 2018. FEBRUARY 2018
Thank you for your faithful generosity.

Tithes & Offerings This/Last Week Fiscal YTD
Budgeted $114,936 $5,312,238
Received $115,345 $5,493,091
Surplus/(Deficit) $409 $180,853
ARISE AND BUILD Capital Campaign Update
Funds Given $6.6 Million
Remaining to Give $1.1 Million
Tithed to Mission $661,000
Give easily and securely online from your smartphone at
fpco.org/mobile.
Genesis Worship
(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

WELCOME
Preparing for Easter Video

The Sacrament of Baptism (9:45)
S David Montgomery Brown, born September 25, 2017,
son of Grace and Jeff Brown.

Charge to Congregation
Song of Commitment
Take His Life and Let It Be hendon

Congregational Meeting (11:00)

Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson
*Scripture Reading Joshua 24:14-18
pew bible p. 168

At the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader will
say, “This is the word of the Lord.” The congregation is
invited to respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Message Choosing the Legacy of Your Household

Assisting in Worship: Scarlett Broughton and Wil Brown.
* All who are able are invited to stand.

Our Genesis services utilize an environmental lighting effect
called haze, a theatrical humidifier to thicken the air to enhance
lighting. Both Lee Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary hazers are
water-based and safe.

NOTES
Traditional Worship
You may have noticed that each week another
item has been placed on the cross and another
candle extinguished. In contrast to Advent, where
the light gets brighter each week as we approach
the birth of the Savior, each of the weeks of Lent
grow darker as we head toward death of the Savior.
The purple robe reminds us of the cruel mockery
of the soldiers in ridiculing the king of the Jews.
The text of the opening hymn makes reference to
the cloud of fire which led the Israelites through
the desert as they followed the Lord’s leading
during the forty years of wandering. They have
now entered the Promised Land. As Joshua comes
to the end of his days on earth, he challenges the
Israelites to make a decision as to whom they will
give their allegiance. For a people surrounded by a
very pagan and alluring culture, it is a significant
question. For every person in every age is asked
the same question, “Whom will you serve?” in
the world where you live. It is also a question we
are confronted with every day. The choir anthem
answers that question in a beautiful way. “You can
have all the rest, give me Jesus.” Your presence in
worship this morning is another indication of how
you have answered that question. -Dr. Dan Sharp

(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

GATHERING
Prelude
Be Thou My Vision arr. cunrow

Welcome

Call to Worship
Open Now the Gates of Beauty neander

*Processional Hymn of Praise no. 53
Let All Things Now Living ash grove

*Ascription of Praise

Organ Praise

Pastoral Report

*Passing of the Peace

Preparing for Easter Video
Call to Prayer (11:00)
Kyrie Eleison getty & townend

Pastoral Prayer

Lord's Prayer (11:00) no. 632

Scripture Galatians 5:13, 16-18

The Sacrament of Baptism (8:15)
S Callie Marie Monroe, born September 5, 2017,
daughter of Katie and Matthew Monroe.

Charge to Congregation
Song of Commitment
Take Her Life and Let It Be hendon

THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology no. 809
*Prayer of Commitment

Anthem of Commitment
Give Me Jesus arr. robert sterling
Chancel Choir

Heritage Sunday

Congregational Meeting (11:00)

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD
Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson
*Scripture Reading Joshua 24:14-18
pew bible p. 168

At the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader will say,
“This is the word of the Lord.” The congregation is invited to
respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Message Choosing the Legacy of Your Household

RESPONSE
*Hymn of Courage no. 669
God of Grace and God of Glory cwm rhondda

*Invitation and Charge

*Benediction
*Choral Response
Lantz Amen daniel sharp

Postlude
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee arr. curnow

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Assisting in Worship: Rev. Jack Peebles, Dr. Daniel Sharp,
organist, Steve Strite, and John Heitala, trumpet.

Flowers: The flowers on the communion table are given to
the glory of God, in loving memory of David Heine, from his
loving wife, Jo Ann.

YEAR OF THE BOOK!
THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. If someone were to look at either your calendar or bank
account, would it be obvious to them what you value
most in this world? What do you prioritize?
2. The tribes of Israel are faced with a choice as to whom
they will serve. In making their choice, the people
reflect upon what God has done for His people. What
do they say God has done (v. 17-18)?
3. God is revered for the protection (v. 17) he has provided
to the Israelites against their enemies. Why was this
important for them in their journey?
4. From the Renovare Spiritual Formation Study Bible:
As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”
(24:15) “Joshua declares his intention to serve the Lord
and tells the people to choose whom they will serve.
Meditate on the phrase…What does it mean for a family
to ‘serve the Lord’? Is it more difficult today than it was
in Joshua’s time? Why or why not? (p. 339)
5. Jesus states in the Sermon on the Mount that "No one
can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and
love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and
despise the other." (Matt 6:24). Why do you think Jesus'
disciples are cautioned against this? Why might this
be significant for the Church today? What gods might
tempt disciples (and even churches) today?
6. Based on our study so far, what did it look like for the
Israelites to serve the Lord? What does it look like to
serve the Lord today? How do you personally serve
the Lord Monday through Saturday through either your
vocation or in other ways?
7. What are the ways First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
serves the Lord in the greater Central Florida area?
How might you, your family, or your group become
involved in what the church is doing across the
community? How might you find out more?

*This week's Year of the Book reading: Deuteronomy 32.