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First United Presbyterian Church 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 6, 2011 Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
(*Please stand in body or in spirit)

Thought for Meditation: With a taste of salt and a glimmer of light, food is enhanced and the darkness dispelled. With life in the Spirit and the discipline of faith, neighbors are served and Christ is proclaimed. Let life find its savor in service among others, as the light of the gospel becomes a beacon of hope. Then good works shall be made manifest and God’s name shall be given the glory.

We Gather In God’s Name
Prelude Talk about a Child that Do Love Jesus Spiritual Arr. Joe Utterback

Words of Welcome and Signing of Friendship Pads
Please add your name to the pad you will find at the end of each pew and pass it along your row so that we can know each other by name.

*Call to Worship (From Psalm 112) Praise the Lord! Happy are those who fear the Lord, who take great delight in God’s commandments. Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. They rise in the darkness as a light for the upright; they are gracious, merciful, and righteous. For the righteous will never be moved; they will be remembered forever. Let us worship God! *Hymn # 11 Verse 1: Verse 2: Verse 3: Verse 4: Verse 5: As Your Family,Lord

All Bass Voices** Choir Treble Voices* All

*generally women and children **generally men

Call to Confession The proof of God’s amazing love is this: while we were sinners Christ died for us. Because we have faith in him, we dare to approach God with confidence. In faith and penitence, let us confess our sin before God and one another. Prayer of Confession The path that you choose for us, O God is: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, to share our bread with the hungry, to bring the homeless poor into our houses, to cover the naked, and not to hide ourselves from our own kin. Break forth the light of dawn to dispel our darkness when we disobey you and let the glory of the Lord shine through when we do. For then when we cry for help you shall answer and say, “Here I am.” ~ Silent prayers ~ The Gift of Forgiveness “If you offer your food to the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted…the Lord will guide you continually…so that you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail…Take delight in the Lord and God will make you ride upon the heights of the earth; God will feed you with the heritage of your ancestor Jacob, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” Thanks be to God! In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! *Response - Sing the Faith # 2235-b We are Marching

*Peace Since God has forgiven us in Jesus Christ, let us forgive one another. The peace of Christ be with you all. And also with you. Worshippers are invited to greet one another with the words, “The peace of Christ be with you.”

We Proclaim God’s Word
Children may now leave for church school. Children in 1st grade and up will return to the sanctuary today for Communion. Anthem Joyful, Joyful
Ludwig van Beethoven Arr. Mervyn Warren

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love; Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above. Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away; Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

Prayer of Illumination Scripture Lessons Old Testament Lesson Epistle Lesson Gospel Lesson Sermon *Hymn # 334 Isaiah 58:1-9a 1Corinthians 2:1-12 Matthew 5:13-20 “Salt And Light” When Israel Was in Egypt’s Land

O.T. page 688 N.T. page 166 N.T. page 4

Affirmation of Faith The Nicene Creed (Traditional) – page 15 in hymnal

We Respond to God’s Word
Offering Our Gifts and Ourselves Offertory *Response # 587 Amen

*Prayer of Dedication You flavor our actions, O God, and illumine our minds. May the fruits of our labors nourish others. May the wisdom you give us lead others to know the living Christ. May our lives be seasoned by service, and the light of our good works bring glory to your name. We have received an abundance of your grace and mercy. Accept now our offerings as we go forth to serve you. In all that we accomplish let us give you the honor your name is due. Amen.

The Eucharist
The Invitation Great Prayer of Thanksgiving & The Lord’s Prayer The Lord be with you. And Also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give our thanks and praise. It is truly right… Our Father… Distribution of the Elements

Prayer after Communion Loving God, you graciously feed us, who have received these holy mysteries, with the bread of life and the cup of eternal salvation. May we who have received this sacrament, be strengthened in your service; we who have sung your praises tell of your glory and truth; we who have seen the greatness of your love see you face to face in your kingdom. For you have made us your own people by the death and resurrection of your Son our Lord and by the life-giving power of your Spirit. Amen. *Hymn - Sing the Faith #2151 I’m So Glad

We Go in God’s Name
*Charge and Blessing POSTLUDE: Postlude on Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho FUPC is gifted with very talented musicians. It is a normal reaction to want to show our appreciation for the “performance” that we have just enjoyed. Worship is our opportunity to give God praise and honor. Musician offer their gifts to God. Perhaps a better way to show that we are moved by the gift musicians bring to God during worship would be to say AMEN. Or PRAISE GOD, or HALLELJUAH. After all, just as we hope that God is pleased with the gifts that we bring in worship, we can echo our support of all our musicians by echoing one of these affirmations of approval. After all, amen means “so may it be”.

You may quietly exit during the postlude or you may remain seated for the playing of the postlude. All are invited to the Social Hall for a time of fellowship and refreshment. The flowers today are given to the glory of God for Sheri L. Colwill-Dean, Charles Colwill, Ashleigh J. Dean and Mary L. Colwill from Joyce M. Colwill
Music Notes: Mervyn Warren, © 1993 Buena Vista Music Company. All rights reserved. Reprinted under OneLicense.net # A-715745. The Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song has requested that First United be a periodic “testing site” for hymns and songs that are being considered for inclusion in the new Presbyterian Hymnal that is being developed. “Now the Silence” was sent to us by the Committee. Your comments are welcomed. Please let Maury A. Castro, minister of music, know what you think about this selection.

Today’s reader is: Dave Lanoue Readers for the following month are: Feb. 13 – Ron Pinkowski Feb. 27 – Miriam Parmelee Feb. 20 – Gavin Crobok Mar. 6 – Courtney Savaria What will be the next sermon topic? February 6th – “Yes, Yes, or No, No” Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 4:21-37

Prayers of the People – January 30, 2011
• • • • • • • • Please pray for Bonnie McCaig’s friends Patti and Pete that they have a positive outcome to a serious issue facing their family in the coming weeks. Prayers of thanksgiving for a start date for Marsha Cutting’s new job at the VA Hospital. Prayers for Travis, Ian, and Nico who are going on to new parts of their lives Please pray for Kelsey because of the compression fracture in her back. Please keep Lois Jensen in your prayers while she deals with the loss of her mother. Please pray that the Food Pantry will be stocked with soup! Please pray for Phong Thach, son of Dane Thach, for his safety while being deployed as Intelligence in Iraq from February through August, 2011. Please keep Bob and Carol Harrington in your prayers as Bob recovers from last week’s heart attack.

Welcome To First United! It is a joy that you have chosen to enrich this worshipping community with your presence this morning. We hope you find a spiritual home here, a place of love, support and service. Following worship, you are cordially invited to gather with the community for a time of refreshment and conversation in Fellowship Hall. FUPC Remains a NUT FREE FACILITY: I would like to remind everyone that First United has been a Nut Free Building for quite some time. It is especially important as a new child will be joining Unity Sunshine Pre-School that has an AIRBORNE NUT ALLERGY TO ALL TYPES OF NUTS. I ask that we continue to be mindful that the pre-school uses our kitchen. Thank you for your support in keeping the building a safe environment for the children who use our facility. Special Thanks to our Coffee Hour Hosts for January and February! Feb. 6 Feb. 13 Lois Jensen Marsha Mintz-Botsford Feb. 20 Feb. 27 Pat Somerscales Jennifer Nelson

March – Can you help? No one has signed up yet so all dates are free. Sign-up board is in the Social Hall. Bible Study Every Wednesday Night at 6:30: Bible Study conducted by Interim Pastor Jacquelyn Pinkowski in the Rose Room. The focus will be on the scriptures for the following Sunday’s scripture lessons. Organized Rhythm: The Eastern NY Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) will be hosting the highly acclaimed percussion/organ duo, Organized Rhythm, at Union College Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, February 16, 7:30 pm. They will perform Bach, Saint-Saëns, and more. Admission is $10, Students/Seniors $7. Tickets at the door. Go to www.organizedrhythm.com to read about them. Music of the Underground Railroad: In celebration of Black History Month, First United Methodist Church, Schenectady (603 State) presents Kim and Reggie Harris in Concert on Sunday, February 13, 3 pm. Concert is free. http://www.gbgm-umc.org/Schenectady.

“Inn From the Cold” with Joseph’s House Needs Volunteers: A homeless shelter, has some guests stay overnight at local churches, etc, in the colder months – called “Inn From the Cold”. There is a need for volunteers to assist the staff for these overnights. If you want to hear more about this program, let our church office know or call John Husson 233-0847. (FUPC will host the IFC in February) The Blind Artists Society’s 3rd Annual Exhibition: January 10th - February 25th - at The Chapel and Cultural Center at RPI (2125 Burdett Avenue, Troy, NY) – Artists Opening Reception February 3rd. Flowers for the Sanctuary: The flower chart for 2011 is in the back of the church and/or in the Fellowship Hall. There are many dates available for you to make a request. Feel free to put your name on any blank space, then let Pat Carlson know via email to plcarl@verizon.net or telephone (518)2738610. This is a wonderful way to remember someone or celebrate a special occasion in your life. FAITH EDUCATION NOTES Session has approved Faith Education through the month of May during worship. The dates for February are the 6th, 13th, and the 27th. The 20th they will join the regular service. Souper Bowl of Caring: On Sunday, Feb. 6th, 140 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl football game. There will be parties with abundant food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time, there will be people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal. Please join young people around the country as they demonstrate God’s love by loving their neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring. It’s a simple, yet, significant act of caring for others. Drop $1 (or more) in the soup pot as you leave worship on Feb. 6th. All of the money collected will go to the Troy Larger Parish Food Pantry. Our young people are developing hearts for giving that can last a lifetime. Please support their efforts. Children are invited to attend Adult Education during the month of February: Adult Ed is holding sessions on Black History Month the whole month of February and children are invited to attend with their parents or guardians. Younger children whose parents will be staying will be supervised in the nursery. ADULT EDUCATION Adult Education Class celebrates Black History Month Come and celebrate the rich heritage, accomplishments and unwavering faith that exists in the African American community. Together with Dana Parker and Fran Oakes, we will discuss texts, view movies and participate in various activities intended to honor Black History Month. Let's unite, collaborate, lift every voice, and sing out with pride in learning something new. The schedule is as follows: 2/6- Anniversary of the Civil War: how far have we traveled on the road of freedom in history? 2/13- Local events/Heroes and Heroines of the Underground Railroad 2/20- Video from the Teaching Tolerance center: The Children's March- Civil Rights struggles 2/27- How do current popular African American preachers guide us in looking toward the future? Hopes and aspirations African American style Prayers of the People There is a prayer journal at the back of the sanctuary where you may record prayer requests to be included during the prayers of the people. Wear A Name Tag as a sign of warm welcome for newcomers. If you do not have one, or need a replacement, please make a note on one of the bright orange flyers at the rear of the sanctuary.

The Deacons thank those who are contributing $1 each week to the work of the Deacons. It is greatly appreciated as we work to help others. You can either use the gold & white envelope in the pew rack or make a special designation in your pledge envelope for this important Deacons fund. Deacons remind you of the Care Notes in the rack at the back of the Sanctuary. Care Notes are pamphlets dealing with topics including grief, illness, anger management and concerns with teens and children. We encourage you to use them for yourself, your family, friends, or other individuals who might derive some benefit from them. Parking for Worship is available in the large lot behind the Gurley Building at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Fulton Street or in the small lot on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Fulton Street and also along Fifth Avenue. Please note: The parking spaces in the alley on the Grand Street side of the sanctuary are private parking spaces that belong to Franklin Plaza. Please do not park there. For families with children: Childcare during worship for children through age 4 is available in the nursery located between the sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall. Please pick your child up as you leave the sanctuary for fellowship and refreshments. The Respite Room, at the rear of the sanctuary on the south side, is available for parents or caregivers of infants who may need a brief time away of worship. Food Donations for the Troy Larger Parish: There is always a basket for food donations for the Troy Larger Parish Food Pantry on your way into church. And if you would rather, cash buys more food from the Regional Food bank. Empty your change into the jars at either sanctuary door. Child Care during worship - Volunteers Needed!: As you may know because of health reasons both Dotty and Donna had to retire as our child care workers. We are currently looking for a new child care worker. We currently are in need of volunteers to help assist the main volunteer in the nursery each Sunday. If you would be willing to be that second person and work with the children for one hour of a particular week, please contact Leslie Kelly or Bonnie McCaig. Bulletin Announcements: Reminder - All announcements for the bulletin should be submitted to the church office by 9 AM Wednesday each week. Announcements will be highlighted by the reader in worship, but there will not be time for individuals to make announcements during worship. If an announcement does not make it into the bulletin, please speak to the reader before worship so that he or she may include it in the oral announcements for that day. Newsletter Announcements: The deadline for submission to the Vision Newsletter is the 17th of every month.

WEEKLY CALENDAR Sunday, February 6 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 PM 7:30 PM Monday, February 7 7:15 PM

Worship Refreshments Adult Education NA Group Meeting Faith Ed Meeting

Sanctuary Fellowship Hall Rose Room Rose Room Rose Room

Tuesday, February 8 3:45 PM Troy Children’s Chorus 5:30 PM Personnel Meeting Wednesday, February 9 NO BIBLE STUDY Thursday, February 10 6:00 PM Music Sub-Committee 7:00 PM Chancel Choir Saturday, February 12 10:00 AM AA Meeting Sunday, February 13 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 7:30 PM

Rose Room Copy Room

Fellowship Hall Rose Room

2nd Floor

Worship Refreshments Adult Education NA Group Meeting

Sanctuary Fellowship Hall Rose Room Rose Room

The First United Presbyterian Church of Troy 1915 Fifth Avenue, Troy, New York 12180 Phone: (518) 272-2771 Fax: (518) 266-9483 E-mail: info@unitedprestroy.org www.unitedprestroy.org Where People with Differences Unite in Christ Our Mission Statement Together, we worship God through Christ and explore all dimensions of life in the Spirit; To demonstrate God’s inclusive love, we seek to heal wounds and care for God’s creation; To serve God in the world, we work for peace and justice. Our Statement of Inclusive Ministry We invite all people of every background, condition, and orientation into the full fellowship, ministry and mission of God’s Good News in Jesus Christ. All who join the church are extended the full privileges of membership, are challenged to lead lives of Christian discipleship, and are eligible to be considered for church office.
First United Presbyterian Church Officers for 2011, 2012 & 2013 The Session Moderator - The Reverend Jacquelyn Pinkowski Class of 2011: Debbie Brown, Sue Steele, Courtney Savaria, Karen Harpe Class of 2012: John Buckley, Pat Carlson, Peg Drew, Chandlee Gill Class of 2013: David Lanoue, Bonnie McCaig, Dan Rogers, Trudi Wybourn The Board of Deacons Class of 2011: Martha Juenger, Don Lutz, Marsha Mintz-Botsford, Pat Rudebush Class of 2012: Bob Harrington, Bonnie Kerr, Courtney Savaria, Claudia Schwendeman Class of 2013: Shirley Bowes, Steven Paul Bowes II, Dana Crobok, Shirley Street Pastor: Jacquelyn Pinkowski Minister of Music: Maury A. Castro Coordinator of Educational Ministries: Leslie M. Kelly Financial Analyst: Carlie D’Annunzio Administrative Assistant: Carla Fisk (Office hours 9 AM to 1 PM) Troy Children’s Chorus Accompanist Intern: Maria Elmer

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