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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
• April 18: Women's Cancer Support. 12pm-1pm in
room 320A. A light lunch provided. RSVP to
Maddy Vilar at 407.423.3441 x1159.
• April 21: FOUR12 Car Wash to help our kids earn
money to attend FAA Summer Camp. 10am-2pm
Chick-fil-A, 700 S. Orlando Ave 32789.
• April 25: Special Speaker Series with
Katelyn Beaty, hosted by The Collaborative. Find out
more and register at collaborativeorlando.com.
• April 29: Town Hall meeting at 12:15pm in the
Sanctuary for anyone with questions about the
church survey results or visioning process.
• June 9-15: Spend a week serving together on the
Family Dominican Republic Mission trip June 9-15.
For more details, fpco.org/missiontrip.
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

APRIL 15, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those who have recently been hospitalized or are
recuperating at home: Woody Blaker, Donna Whelchel,
and Carl Prince.
Our sympathy to the friends and family of
Retha Underwood, who died April 8.
Also, Brittany and Erik Lindquist on the death of her
grandmother, Jackie Reynolds, April 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.

PARTICIPATION
IN GIVING
GENEROSITY 38.2%
Stewardship Report as of April 8, 2018. MARCH 2018
Thank you for your faithful generosity.

Tithes & Offerings This/Last Week Fiscal YTD
Budgeted $141,145 $5,824,401
Received $145,258 $6,002,015
Surplus/(Deficit) $4,113 $177,614
ARISE AND BUILD Capital Campaign Update
Funds Given $6.6 Million
Remaining to Give $1 .1 Million
Tithed to Mission $664,000
Give easily and securely online from your smartphone at
fpco.org/mobile.

First Presbyterian Church of Orlando is grateful to
Rita Hutchinson for her generosity in making Easter at
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts happen each
year. To God be the glory!
Genesis Worship
WELCOME
Bible Project Video 1 Samuel

Prayer for Illumination Rev. Jack Peebles

*Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 16:6-13
pew bible p. 202

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 The Heart of a King

Assisting in Worship: Bret Allen and Wil Brown.

(Give securely on your smartphone at fpco.org/mobile)

* 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 wonder why we are still singing some Easter
hymns. Easter was two weeks ago! In the early years of the
Church, they celebrated the resurrection a full fifty days.
Perhaps they had a better perspective on the resurrection
of Jesus than we do. Think about it: the Messiah had
been prophesied for several thousand years, since the
time of Adam and Eve. Jesus had come and lived among
them. They had talked with Him and come to believe in
Him, then He died, crushing all their hopes and beliefs
in Him. Perhaps they were duped. Then He rose from the
dead and walked among them for forty days before they
watched Him ascend from the earth into the clouds. Ten
days later the Holy Spirit descended upon the believers in
power...and we celebrate the resurrection with one day?
The resurrection of the Messiah not only brought eternal
life to believers. That is a small part of the ramification
of the event. His victory over sin, death, and evil brought
re-creation to the entire created order. Everything in
existence is recreated with a new and eternal existence.
Everything in the universe seen and unseen is restored...
and we celebrate Easter one day? There was creation, “In
the beginning God created…” and there is recreation “He
is not here. He has risen!” The King of kings is coming
again. -Dr. Dan Sharp

(Please silence all phones and electronic devices

GATHERING
Prelude
Prelude from Suite Gothique leon boellmann

Welcome

Organ Meditation (8:15)

Call to Worship
Good Christians, All Rejoice! arr. daniel sharp

*Processional Hymn of Praise no. 251
Thine Is the Glory Maccabeus

*Ascription of Praise no. 237

Organ Praise

Pastoral Report

*Passing of the Peace

Call to Prayer (8:15)
Day by Day harold friedell
Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer

The Apostles’ Creed (8:15) 4th Century

Scripture (8:15) Psalm 132

The Sacrament of Baptism (11:00)
S June Willow LaMacchia, born September 8, 2017,
daughter of Kaitlin and Justin LaMacchia.

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

THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology no. 809
*Prayer of Commitment

(Give securely on your smartphone at fpco.org/mobile)

Anthem of Testimony randall thompson
The Last Words of David The Chancel Choir

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD
Bible Project Video 1 Samuel

Prayer for Illumination Rev. Jack Peebles
*Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 16:6-13
pew bible p. 202

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 The Heart of a King

RESPONSE
*Hymn of Response no. 552
My Faith Looks Up to Thee

*Invitation and Charge

*Benediction
*Choral Response
Tau Amen daniel sharp

Postlude
Postlude on Darwall’s 148 callahan

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Assisting in Worship: Rev. Tanner Fox, Dr. Daniel Sharp,
and organist, Steve Strite.

Dr. Swanson is away this morning attending a family
funeral in Atlanta. He will return to the pulpit next
Sunday.

YEAR OF THE BOOK!
THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. Can you think of a time when the old lesson “You
can’t judge a book by its cover,” proved to be true?
What happened?
2. God offers instructions to Samuel to travel to
Bethlehem and first sacrifice to the Lord (v. 2). Why
do you think God instructed him to begin his time in
Bethlehem this way?
3. As Samuel is searching for the one God has chosen
to be the next king of Israel, he is warned not to
consider looks or height (v. 7), but rather consider
the potential king’s heart. Why does the character of
the new king need to be different from Saul’s?
4. The elders of Bethlehem trembled when Samuel
arrived, and asked if he had come in peace (v. 4).
Why do you think this is?
5. As you consider the selection of David as king,
and that God had passed over his older brothers,
what might this say about our understanding of
leadership in the Church?
6. David would go on and become a servant to Saul,
the man he would one day replace. How might
David’s service to Saul have shaped his leadership
ability?
7. Why might it be important for leaders to
demonstrate their commitment to the community
through service? In what ways does FPCO serve our
community?

*This week's Year of the Book reading:
2 Samuel 19-1 Kings 16