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  • Collingswood Presbyterian Church July 6, 2014

    30 Fern Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108

    Telephone: 856-854-4523 Fax: 856-854-4460


    E-mail: [email protected]

    The Rev. Dr. Katherine G. Killebrew, Pastor

    William Powell, Director of Music

    Gretchen Kolecki, Director of Christian Education

    Joan Hafer, Secretary

    Chris Keeley, Custodian


    July 6, 2014 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Silent Prayer Pour out your Spirit upon us as we gather, God of our salvation:

    so your grace might strengthen us for service; so your peace might calm our troubled souls; so your hope might mend our broken hearts.


    Welcome and Announcements We welcome you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Please sign the guest book in the narthex so we can send you a welcome packet.

    Gathering of Prayer Concerns and Joys Please raise your hand to share your joys or concerns to be included in the prayers of the people this day. You may also write your concern on the pink sheets and hand to the Pastor. Please mail a prayer card from the narthex to your loved one.

    Centering Music - Gather Us In STF #2236 Here in this place new light is streaming, now is the darkness vanished away, see in this space our fears and our dreamings, brought here to you in the light of this day. Gather us in - the lost and forsaken, gather us in - the blind and the lame; call to us now, and we shall awaken, we shall arise at the sound of our name.

    *Please stand for items marked with an asterisk.

  • Call to Worship

    Leader: This is the day the Lord has made:

    People: a day for praise and prayer; a day for gratitude and


    Leader: This is the time God has given us:

    People: a time for singing and silence; a time for speaking and


    Leader: This is the life to which God calls us:

    People: a life of humility and service; a life of faith and trust.

    *Hymn - Let Us Build a House GTG #307 vrs. 1,2,5

    *Prayer of Confession

    Leader: When we pray to God, do we do so with pride in what

    wonderful people we are, or with that humble hope

    which recognizes how we have not lived as Gods

    children, and how we need Gods forgiveness and grace

    in our lives? Join me as we pray to our God, saying,

    All: Watching God, like the Pharisee, we think we can stick

    our thumbs into life, pull out a prayer, and congratulate

    ourselves for being such good Christians. Then, we

    remember the harsh words we have spoken this week,

    the hurt we have inflicted on someone we loved, the

    lack of compassion we failed to offer to someone who

    needed our help.

    Forgive us, God of Grace, and deal gently with us. May

    we become more like the tax collector - humble,

    penitent, acknowledging our faulty lives to you. Then,

    may we receive the mercy promised to us through Jesus

    Christ, our Lord and Savior.

  • Silence is kept

    *Assurance of Pardon

    Leader: Forgiven and healed, we open ourselves to the grace,

    the peace, the hope offered to us through our loving

    God. This is the good news we have received!

    People: Graced and blessed, we are able to live our lives for

    others, taking them by the hand to reach that finish

    line called the Kingdom. Thanks be to God. Amen.

    *Musical response - You Are the Lord, Giver of Mercy GTG #437

    You are the Lord, giver of mercy!

    You are the Christ, giver of mercy!

    You are the Lord, giver of mercy!

    *Sharing of the Peace

    Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.

    People: And also with you.


    Childrens Sermon

    (Children Pre-K through 5th Grade may leave for Sunday School.)

    Anthem - Sent Out in Jesus Name (Enviado Soy de Dios) STF #2184

    Old Testament Lesson: Daniel 4:28-35 (page 810)

    *Hymn - God of Compassion, in Mercy Befriend Us GTG #436

    Gospel Lesson: Luke 18:9-17 (p. 955-956)

  • Theme Song Seven Deadly Sins Words by James Mitchell (sung to the tune of Gilligans Island)

    Of all the Seven Deadly Sins, it's Pride that is the worst. For Pride puts God and others last So Ego can come first. The Professor is a picture of our vain and stubborn race We'd rather lose salvation than, put up with losing face. (Put up with losing face)

    And, like the pious Pharisee, We're sure that we're the best; So confident, we brag to God to put us to the test. (To put us to the test.)

    We run aground when we are found inviting these things in: There's Sloth, of course, and Gluttony, our Anger and our Greed, The lure of Lust, Pride and Envy, the Seven Deadly Sins!

    Sermon: The Sin of Pride: The Professor and the Pharisee The Rev. Dr. Katherine G. Killebrew


    *Affirmation of Faith

    Leader: Thus says the Lord: Let not the wise man boast in his

    wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not

    the rich man boast in his riches. (Jeremiah 9:23)

    People: We too easily think gifts of God as coming from

    ourselves. We think we have earned them and we

    deserve them. Gifts are given for sharing,

    Leader: When pride cometh, then cometh shame (Proverbs 11:2)

    People: We quickly fall from grace when we have trusted in our

    own strength.

    Leader: For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing,

    he deceives himself. (Galatians 6:3)

  • People: Forgive us Lord for living with delusions of grandeur.

    We believe our own lies. We cover up our insecurities

    with masks of false success.

    Leader: For it is not the one who commends himself who is

    approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

    (2 Corinthians 10:18)

    People: You, O Lord, reprove and improve us. When we are

    humble and willing to be open, we are honored.

    Leader: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it

    is not arrogant. (I Corinthians 13:4)

    People: We hear these words at weddings and then forget that

    they are a calling to daily living, based on choice not


    Leader: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed

    by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may

    discern what is the will of God, what is good and

    acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)

    People: Help us to be your holy, humble, faithful and kind

    people always seeking to build others up, rather than

    tear down. Help us to be your people of peace. Amen.


    Eternal God, we have heard Jesus direct us to travel light through life,

    but many prized possessions weigh us down. We enjoy them!

    At your alter we are faced with hard choices. Dedication of these offerings

    is but a prelude to further struggle. How shall we deploy all the resources

    you entrust to your care? Amen

    Prayer of Dedication

    Musical Meditation - His Eye Is on The Sparrow traditional

  • The Lords Supper


    Prayer of Thanksgiving Leader: The Lord be with you. People: And also with you. Leader: Lift up your hearts. People: We lift them to the Lord. Leader: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. People: It is right to give our thanks and praise. Leader: It is truly right and our greatest joy. . . And join their unending hymn singing, (GTG #552)

    People: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,

    God of power and might

    Heaven and Earth are full of your glory

    Hosanna in the highest.

    Blessed is he who comes

    in the name of the Lord

    Hosanna in the highest!

    Hosanna in the highest!

    Leader: Blessed are you, O Lord Most high

    (Prayers of intercession, petition and the Lords Prayer)

    The Words of Institution

    The Distribution of the Elements (People are invited come forward to receive the bread and the cup

    and return by the side aisles.)

    Prayer after communion (unison)

    Make yourself known to us, O Lord, as we travel on the roads of

    our lives. As this bread and cup sustain us, may we be ever

    ready to look for you in our lives. Amen.

  • Please join us in the lounge for iced tea and fellowship time.


    *Hymn: This Is My Song GTG #340


    *Organ Response


    Go Forward and Serve! Be a part of Gods work through CPC!

    Please check the flower book in the Narthex and sign up to dedicate the flowers in the church to honor, or in memory of, a loved one.

    Flowers are needed for 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, & 8/31

  • If you are a visitor, please sign the Fellowship Book in the narthex so we know you are here!

    Sunday, July 6, 2014

    Large print bulletins and hymnals are available for your convenience. If you have difficulty hearing, personal amplifiers are available in the narthex.

    Parents, please pick up a