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  • First Presbyterian Church

    August 6, 2017 Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 9:30 a.m.

    “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,” Matthew 28:19a



    Welcome and Church Life Notes


    *Call to Worship (responsively)

    Leader: Surely, God is in this place,

    People: and calls us to worship in spirit and in truth.

    Leader: Surely the Lord is in this place

    People: receiving our songs and praise.

    All: Surely, God is in this place! Let us praise the Lord!

    *Hymn “Alleluia! Sing to Jesus” #260

    *Prayer of Confession (in unison) Holy and Beloved God, though the world calls us in a chaotic mess of

    voices, your voice stands apart. Yours is the soft, still voice that speaks

    to our very heart of hearts. If we would pay attention to your voice, we

    would hear your love and concern for us – and for those whose voice is

    getting lost in the chaos. Help us to hear you, and through you, to hear

    the voices of the oppressed, the lost, the seething, and the frightened.

    May your voice bring justice and mercy to us and to all the world.

    (A moment for silent personal prayer of confession)

    *Assurance of Pardon (responsively) Leader: My friends, God hears your voice – whether you shout from the top of

    your lungs or whisper softly below your breath. God has already forgiven

    you for not listening – and is calling you to live this Good News through the

    Holy Spirit.

    People: Praise God, who sends the Spirit of Truth and Love to the world.


    *Choral Response “The Gloria” 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!

    *Passing of the Peace

    Leader: The Peace of the Lord be with you.

    People: And also with you.


    Prayer for Illumination (in unison)

    Jesus, Master, we are listening for your Word. Give us your Holy Spirit,

    so we might hear your Good News in the words of scripture and

    preaching. Teach us to seek you always and to respond to your call. We

    pray for the sake of your holy name. Amen.

    Revelation 7: 9-10 (page 249 NT in the pew Bible)

    Leader: This is the Word of the Lord.

    People: Thanks be to God.

    Matthew 28: 18-20 (page 34 NT in the pew Bible)

    Leader: The Gospel of Christ.

    People: Thanks be to God.

    *Hymn “For All the Saints" #326

    Mission Presentation with Time for Children

    "Grace & Peace Mission to Orissa" Rev. Hemant Tandi


    *(Ushers gather in the narthex at this time.)

    *Affirmation of Faith – The Apostles’ Creed – (Traditional version) (in unison) 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; on 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.

    Presentation of our Tithes, Gifts & Offerings Call to the Offering Offertory *Choral Response “The Doxology” #606 *Prayer of Dedication (in unison)

    Lord, you take delight in us and fill us with every good thing so that all

    who hunger may share in our joy. Receive what we offer as testimony to

    your goodness, and let these gifts lead to rejoicing in your church and all

    your world; in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    Sharing Joys and Concerns

    Prayers of the People & The Lord’s Prayer

    … “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”

    *Song on the Way “May the God of Hope Go with Us” #765



    *You may stand.

    Guest Pastor: Rev. Hemant Tandi Interim Pastor: Rev. Dr. Lisa Ruth Mays Music Director/ Organist: Billy Meredith 4 Clinton Street, Delhi, NY 13753 e-mail: [email protected]

    Liturgist: Elder Gail Dibble Phone: (607) 746-2155

    Fax # (607) 746-2156 Web Site:

    The First Presbyterian Church Delhi, New York

    First Presbyterian Church actively exists as the living body of Christ, committed to growing in faithfulness to God, serving the whole human family

    and welcoming all people into God’s love. (Our Mission Statement)

  • SUNDAY August 6

    9:30 am Worship (Sanctuary)

    MONDAY August 7

    9:00 am Fitness Class (Chapel) 11:00 am Delaware Opportunities Senior Meals (CR)

    TUESDAY August 8

    11:00 am Delaware Opportunities Senior Meals (CR) 5:30 pm Weight Watchers (Chapel) 6:00 pm Crafters Club at Betty Bell’s home

    WEDNESDAY August 9

    7:30 am SPARKS at Crossroads Café 9:00 am Fitness Class (Chapel or FH) 11:00 am Delaware Opportunities Senior Meals (CR) 6:30 pm Session Meeting (Library)

    THURSDAY August 10

    9:00 am Kirk Work Day (Kirk, Social Room) 11:00 am Delaware Opportunities Senior Meals (CR) 7:30 pm Campfire Thursdays at the home of Kevin and Kathy Sullivan

    FRIDAY August 11

    9:00 am – 2:00 pm The Kirk Thrift Shoppe is open! 10:00 am Gentle Yoga (Chapel) 11:00 am Delaware Opportunities Senior Meals (CR)

    SATURDAY August 12

    9:00 am – 2:00 pm The Kirk Thrift Shoppe is open!

    SUNDAY August 13

    9:30 am Worship (Sanctuary) Vespars Service at Delaware County Fair

    RR – Red Room; CR – Conference Room; FH – Fellowship Hall; BR – Blue Room

    Taizé Prayer – A service of song, silence and contemplation will be held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. The August 17th service will be held at United Ministry. These services are sponsored by the Delhi Clergy Association. Thought for today: “As a child of God, I am greater than anything that can happen to me.” —A.P.J. Abdul Kamal

    First Presbyterian Church of Delhi, New York

    Church Life: August 6, 2017

    “Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters!” declares the Lord through Isaiah (55:1). God invites all to the living waters of salvation in Jesus Christ! Welcome!

    Bless each person here today, Loving God. Whether their week has been smooth or rocky, may they find refuge in you.

    We invite everyone to take a moment during the offertory to sign the Church Attendance Register. A special welcome is extended to all who are visiting with us this morning. We hope that your worship experience will be meaningful and enjoyable. If you are interested in learning more about First Presbyterian Church or becoming a member of this congregation, please speak with Pastor Lisa Ruth, the Church Office or any Elder.

    THE FLOWERS today are given to the glory of God and in celebration of Art and Renee Maxwell’s birthdays and 40th wedding anniversary.

    TODAY WE WELCOME THE REVEREND HEMANT TANDI to our pulpit. He received his Masters of Theology at Union Biblical Seminary in Pune and was ordained at the Diocese of Sambalpur in Odisha India. Rev. Tandi is the Founder and Director of Grace and Peace Mission ( He currently lives with his family in Endicott and serves as pulpit supply in the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery. We are thankful the Reverend Tandi is sharing more about the Grace and Peace Mission this morning. The TRUSTEES responsible for counting today are Tom Leo and Steve McKeegan. The Trustees responsible for counting on August 13 are Jackie Clark and Bruce Burr.

    CHILDREN’S WORSHIP BAGS are available in the hospitality room on the shelves. Children are welcome to select a bag with items of their choosing to use during worship. CHILDREN’S BULLETINS are also available. The CHILD CARE ROOM will be available to parents today during the worship service. Child care is usually provided f