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THE APOSTLES CREED I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen. GLORIA PATRI Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen. DOXOLOGY Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below; Praise him above, ye heavenly host: Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

271 Years of Service In the Name of Christ


Sowing, GROWing, and Serving
1741 - 2012

Marion Williams 1966

Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Daretown, New Jersey


358-1104 Dominic Mercado, Director of Music Margaret A. Powers, Organist Jill Stout, Secretary website: www.daretownpres.org

SERVICE FOR THE LORDS DAY March 11, 2012 CHILDRENS MESSAGE ORGAN PRELUDE Lenten Supplication Birchwood CHORAL ANTHEM In the Light of the Cross PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION FIRST LESSON Daniel 3:13-30 (p. 822-823) SECOND LESSON Acts 7:54-60 (p. 126) SERMON My Radical Faith takes me where? *HYMN #405G My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDS PRAYER PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS OFFERTORY The Lenten Garden *DOXOLOGY *PRAYER OF DEDICATION *HYMN #466G Take My Life and Let It Be *BENEDICTION *CHORAL RESPONSE MOMENT FOR SILENT MEDITATION ORGAN POSTLUDE Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Hughes SERVICE NOTES: (*) indicates when to stand (G) refers to our green hymnal Worship & Rejoice Southbridge

WORDS OF WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS CHORAL INTROIT Come, Now Is the Time to Worship Praise Band *CALL TO WORSHIP Leader: The Lord our God brought us out of the land of Egypt. People: The Lord our God brings us here to worship. Leader: We come this day to focus our hearts and minds on the Holy One of Israel. All: Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable to you, O Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. *HYMN #216G We Adore You *PRAYER OF CONFESSION We confess to you, gracious God, that it is hard to be foolish in the eyes of our friends and family. We want to be seen as wise and smart. We want to be seen as people who have life figured out. We are afraid of being called foolish! But the call you put before us to follow the cross of Christ is foolish to the world. Draw us once again to your Word that we might have confidence in the truth of the gospel and proclaim your good news to all we meet. *MOMENTS FOR SILENT, PERSONAL CONFESSION *ASSURANCE OF PARDON *AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles Creed (back cover of bulletin) *GLORIA PATRI (back cover of bulletin)

God made the Sabbath holy and gave it to all as a gift. He invites us to lay aside our work and worries, to trust that because He is in control, were free to rest and worship. Welcome! The The The The The elder for the month is Lisa Headley. deacon for the month is Faye Crispin. trustee for the month is John Richman. greeters are Tricia Barrett & Colleen Moore. lay leader is Jennifer Gardner.

Please welcome Eryn Mera to the pulpit this morning. Eryn is the Director of Small Groups & Missional Life at the Woodstown Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in May of 2011. Prior to attending Princeton she served abroad in the Dominican Republic and Kenya for two years as a missionary. Eryn is married to Robert and they have one daughter, Adeline Bell. The next Ladies Lunch will be held tomorrow, March 12th at noon. We will meet at Kountry Kitchen in Elmer. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Jean Williams at 358-8563. The next meeting for the CROP Walk is scheduled for this Wednesday, March 14th at 7:30 pm. Save the Date: The CROP Walk is Sunday, April 29th from 2 to 4pm. We would like the congregation to be as involved as possible whether it is as a walker or a sponsor! This is an opportunity for our Church to work together for a great cause and help hungry people locally and around the world. Local food banks such as Disciple's Pantry in Woodstown and Peters Pantry in Elmer continue to be in need of items. We are now collecting donations such as peanut butter, jelly, tuna, cereals, pasta, sauce, soups, macn-cheese, rice and any canned good. Please leave your contribution in the box marked in the narthex and we will make sure it gets there. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Mission Statement: In the Name of Christ: Sowing, GROWing, and Serving. Vision Statement: We are GROWing, Growing in Faith, Reaching others for Christ, Offering opportunities for mission, Worshipping the Lord with our whole hearts. If you are visiting with us today we warmly welcome you! If you have a pastoral emergency please contact one of the elders. Dana Barrett and Lisa Headley can put you in touch with the ministers who are handling pastoral care. Dana can be reached at 609-364-7480 and Lisa at 856-466-2275. You can contact Jill Stout, our secretary/treasurer at 358-1104 or jstout312@comcast.net. CHOIR PRACTICE Wednesday @ 7:30 pm PRAISE BAND PRACTICE Tuesday @ 7:30 pm DEACON and TRUSTEE MEETINGS Monday at 7:30 pm Deacons will meet in the upstairs lounge Trustees will meet in the social hall

Prayer Requests: Mary Radcliffe, Debbie Covey (Oak Gandys daughter), Judi Walker, Jack and Pat Barrett, Billy Cundey Jr. (friend of Chris Baum), Paul Headley, Ron Rudenolff and Joanne Riddell (friends of Dee & George Leptien), Sharon & Michael Hughes (friends of Kitty Lamb), Bruce and Teresa Monell, Brian Denny (friend of Jeanine Tindall), Peggy Kroeplin (Donna Strouds mother), Eric Robertson (friend of Andrea Wood), Carol Barnhart (Cora Laytons daughter), John Baitinger (Marion Dwyers brother), Brenda (Hackett) Halls daughter, Jill (friend of Jane String), Dot Floyd, Bill Stratton (friend of Rick & Kitty Lamb), Lestor Sutton (friend of Jennifer Johnson) ), Robert Brown (Eric Williams father-in-law), Jason Bennett Jr. (friend of Jennifer Johnson), Marion Dwyer, and Jeff Simpkins. All Christmas decorations will be removed from the cemetery on March 25th. Thank you. Please note: Jill will not be in the office this Thursday, March 15th. Thank you to those who helped with the newsletter mailing. It was greatly appreciated!! If you need a hard copy of the March newsletter there are extra copies in the narthex. Next Sunday, March 18th, Kurt Pleim will be preaching. Sr. and Jr. high youth groups will meet tonight from 6-7 pm.

Lenten Opportunities

Invite a Friend Sunday runs every Sunday through Easter and of course onward! During this Lenten Season instead of giving something up why not try doing something different like praying faithfully for a friend who does not know Christ or who has a great need. Plan on inviting them to worship some time during the Lenten season. We would love to host your neighbors, relatives and friends in worship. Please make sure you introduce them to others in the church. April 1st is Palm Sunday. There will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children following a shortened Sunday school lesson. It will be held in the ballfield depending upon the weather. Please start bringing in your plastic filled eggs nowthere is a basket in the narthex to collect them. There are also empty eggs that you can take and fill. Small candies, pennies, stickers or the like would be great fillers. Everyone is welcome to attend. April 5th, Maundy Thursday, we will gather for a covered dish meal at 6:30 pm followed by worship and communion. April 8, Easter Sunrise Service with Aldine United Methodist Church will be held at the Old Church. Pastor Mike Chapman will be preaching. We will be hosting the breakfast following worship service in the social hall. The time of the service will be determined soon. Easter Morning Worship Service, 10 am. There will not be Sunday School classes this day.

The flowers this morning are presented in loving memory of George Coombs by the String family.

The Missions of the Month for March are Sharon & Glen Geraghty and Compassion International. Sharon & Glenn Geraghty are striving to bring Gods work to the inner city. They work with young people and families who are their neighbors by meeting peoples physical, emotional and spiritual needs. They have recently moved to Chester, PA to continue their work with World Impact. Please keep them and their children, Morgan and Micah, in your prayers as they continue their ministry. Compassion International is the other ministry of the month. Compassion Sunday is March 18th. When you sponsor a child you plant a seed of hope in the heart of an impoverished boy or girl in a developing country. Sponsorship provides educational, social and health benefits through a local church in the community where the child lives. The child will be involved in Christian teaching and learn that Jesus deeply loves him or her. Please keep these ministries in your prayers. There are 12 assisted listening devices available for people to better hear the worship service. They are located in a basket in the narthex. CD copies of our worship service are also available every Sunday in the narthex. Join us for a prayer time every Sunday morning in the youth lounge before church at 9:20am. Check out our website for the weekly Bulletin and Insert. Our Facebook page can be found at: Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church Join our group page today!