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Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Asheville, North Carolina www.gcpcusa.org April 9, 2017 – 10:30 am Palm & Passion Sunday Today I am your champion I may have won your hearts But I know the game, you'll forget my name ~ Billy Joel, The Entertainer (All children wishing to parade with palms, meet Heather Gast in the narthex at 10:25 AM) Bell Toll Prelude Procesión Alegre Garry Cornell * Call to Worship (adapted from Psalm 118) O give thanks for the LORD is good God’s steadfast love endures forever! The stone that the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the LORD has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! * Hymn 196 All Glory, Laud, and Honor VALET WILL ICH DIR GEBEN * Call to Reconciliation

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  • GraceCovenantPresbyterianChurchAsheville,NorthCarolina

    www.gcpcusa.org

    April9,2017–10:30amPalm&PassionSunday

    TodayIamyourchampionImayhavewonyourheartsButIknowthegame,you'llforgetmyname~BillyJoel,TheEntertainer

    (Allchildrenwishingtoparadewithpalms,meetHeatherGastinthenarthexat10:25AM) BellToll Prelude ProcesiónAlegre GarryCornell * CalltoWorship(adaptedfromPsalm118) OgivethanksfortheLORDisgood

    God’ssteadfastloveenduresforever!Thestonethatthebuildersrejectedhasbecomethechiefcornerstone.ThisistheLord'sdoing;itismarvelousinoureyes.ThisisthedaythattheLORDhasmade.Letusrejoiceandbegladinit!

    *Hymn196 AllGlory,Laud,andHonor VALETWILLICHDIRGEBEN*CalltoReconciliation

  • *PrayerofConfessionGodourCreator,Redeemer,andSustainer,Weconfessourhabitofjumpingonbandwagonswhenissuesaretrending.Andweconfessthatwealsotendtoabandonshipwhenthingsgetcomplicated.Giveusthecouragetoseeourselvesmoreclearly.Giveusthewisdom to find freedom from our delusions anddistortions.Giveusthegracetobeginagain.Amen.

    * Response-Sungfirstbychildren,thencongregationmayjoin

    *AssuranceofForgiveness

  • * PassingofthePeace ThePeaceofChristbewithyou. Andalsowithyou.

    OurLifeTogether(Pleasesignthepadlocatedinyourpew) PrayerforIllumination OldTestament Psalm118:1-2,19-29 TheWordoftheLord ThanksbetoGod! NewTestament Matthew21:1-11

    TheWordoftheLord ThanksbetoGod!

    Sermon “SacredSemantics” MarciaMountShoop Anthem WhatWondrousLoveIsThis arr.RobertScholz *AffirmationofFaith(ABriefStatementofFaith)

    InlifeanddeathwebelongtoGod.ThroughthegraceofourLordJesusChrist,theloveofGod,andthecommunionoftheHolySpirit,wetrustintheonetriuneGod,theHolyOneofIsrael,whomaloneweworshipandserve.WetrustinJesusChrist,fullyhuman,fullyGod.JesusproclaimedthereignofGod:preachinggoodnewstothepoorandreleasetothecaptives,teachingbywordanddeedandblessingthechildren,healingthesickandbindingupthebrokenhearted,eatingwithoutcasts,forgivingsinners,andcallingalltorepentandbelievethegospel.

    Offering(PleaseplaceprayercardsintheofferingplateforthePrayersofthePeople) Offertory Largo MichaelBurkhardt * Doxology Hymn223,Stanza4

    Werethewholerealmofnaturemine, thatwereapresentfartoosmall; lovesoamazing,sodivine, demandsmysoul,mylife,myall.

  • * PrayerofDedicationHolyGod,thankyoufortheabundanceofyourloveandmercy.Helpustobemoregenerouspeople.Helpourcommunityembracethecourageyoucallustohaveinthefaceoftheworld’ssufferingandneed.HelpustonotcountthecostoffollowingChristwherehetakesus.Amen.

    PrayersofthePeople Eachsectionoftheprayerwillconclude:“God,inyourgrace” Pleaserespond:“Hearourprayer” TheLord’sPrayer

    OurFather,whoartinheaven,Hallowedbethyname,Thykingdomcome, thywillbedone,Onearthas it isinheaven.Giveusthisdayourdailybread;andforgiveus our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and lead usnotintotemptation,butdeliverusfromevil.Forthineisthekingdom,andthepower,andtheglory,forever.Amen.

    *Hymn198 RideOn!RideOninMajesty! ST.DROSTANE

    *Charge&Benediction * Postlude FugueGravé AlexandreGuilmant-------------------------------------------------(Forsome,theVoluntaryservesasfestivemusictoaccompanytheirgoingbackoutintotheworld.Othersprefertoremainseatedandlisten.Pleasebemindfulofthesedifferentneedsasyoudepart.Thankyou!)

    *PleaseStandinBodyorSpirit.

    WegathertoworshipGodwhoislargerthanallourimaginations!WeencourageallpersonstosingthegendernounsandpronounstheypreferinreferringtoGod.

    OurLifeTogether…ThankYou!HeadUsher:GenevaNeeriemer|Liturgist:MarkClevengerDeaconoftheWeek:AliceSchmitz,email:[email protected]

    ThankyoutoJimandJoanneWallisfortheflowersthatdecoratethesanctuarythismorninggiventocommemoratethebirthandlifeofAimeeWallisBuchananonApril12,1968.“AimeewentswimminginthepromisesofGod,andcameoutdrippinginGod’scall.”MargaretLaMotteTorrence(February16,2013)

    HelpmakeEastercomealiveinthesanctuary!Pleasebringyourdaffodils,tulips,hyacinth,orhydrangeastothenarthexbeforenoononSaturday,April15,between9:30AMand12noon.TheywillbeusedtodecoratethesanctuaryonEasterSunday.Pleasewraptheminsilverfoilandhaveasaucer.Placeanotewithyournameinsidethefoilsoitcanbereturnedtoyouafterchurch.Questions?ContactSusieChurchfieldat828-633-1301.

  • Thursday,April13,2017|6:00PMMaundyThursday

    AsimpledinnerpreparedbyGreenOpportunities*,programandCommunionintheGCPCatrium

    Friday,April14,2017|7:00PMGoodFriday

    TheCrucifixionbyJohnStainer(Childcareprovided)

    NextSunday,April16,2017|8:30&10:30AMEaster

    TwoidenticalworshipservicesintheSanctuary***NOEducationHour***

    Homily:“RiseUp”byMarciaMountShoopScriptures:Ezekiel37:1-10;Matthew28:1-10

    AnychildrenwhowouldliketoparticipateintheEasterservices,pleasemeetinthenarthex10minutesbeforeservice.

    *Therewillbeabasketavailablefordonationstohelpoffsetthecostofthemeal.

    HearingAidT-CoilLoopinstalled-Listenin!ThenewsoundsysteminstalledinourworshipspacealsoincludesaHearingAidLoop.ThisloopsendsamagneticsignaldirectlytopersonalhearingaidsequippedwithT-Coil(90%oftheaidsmanufactured).MosthearingaidsrequireyoutoselecttheTelephoneorT-Coilprogramonyourhearingaidtotakeadvantageofthesignal.T-Coilallowsyoutoheardirectly,withreduceddistraction,thesoundsignalasitisreceivedbythesoundsystem.ForthosewithoutT-Coilorhearingaidswecontinuetohaveavailableportableunitswithheadset.Questionsaboutyourhearingaidshouldbedirectedtoyouraudiologistorhearingaiddealer.QuestionsaboutaccessingoursystemmaybedirectedtoBillNeeriemer,AllenJohnsonorPaulVanAntwerp.

    ServeOneGreatHourofSharing|Collection:TODAY!OurgiftsforthisPresbyterianofferingsupportministriesofdisasterresponse,refugeeassistanceandresettlement,andcommunitydevelopment.Childrenwithbasketswillcollectthebanksduringtheoffertorytoday.Pleasebesuretoput“OGHS”inthememolineifyouarewritingacheck.OnionplantingintheWorldGarden|TODAY!April9|11:30AMJoinBuzzDurhamandHeatherGastimmediatelyfollowingworshipintheWorldGarden.WewillbeplantingonionsandworkingononionartworktocompleteourWorldGardensign.Comegetyourhandsalittledirtyandyourheartfull!

  • EarthTeamMeeting|TODAY!,April9|11:30AM|ConferenceRoomJointhenewandre-energizedEARTHTEAM,formerlyCaringforCreation(C4C)!We’relookingforanyonewithagreatloveforGod’sCreation.WewillbeplanningEARTHSunday(June18)andalsofutureprogramsforGraceCovenantandthecommunitywithmovies,hikes,speakers,bookdiscussions,lifestyleideas,personalreflection,etc.Pleasecomejoinusaswebeginonthisnewadv[email protected]gmail.com.

    TimeforPRITCHARDPARKagain!|Sunday,April16–EasterLastSundaytosign-upforthenextPritchardPark!LookforCathyByersintheNarthextoday,April9.(Lastmonthweweresubbingforachurchthatneededhelp.)Fooddonationsandvolunteersarestillneeded.Quest[email protected]unitedwayabc.org.

    10Volunteers(adultsand/orteens)neededonEarthDay!|Saturday,April2210AM–1PM|GreenOpportunities(133LivingstonSt.)ShowyourappreciationfortheearthandthelocalcommunitybylendingahandatGreenOpportunitiesinSouthsideAsheville.GOconnectsyouthandadultsfromlow-wealthneighborhoodstosustainedemploymentopportunities.Helpisneededtoplant,weedandset-upadripirrigationsystem.GOhasacommunitygardenmuchliketheoneatGCPC.PleasecontactGCPCServeCommitteememberJimWallis([email protected])orJenniferVogel([email protected])formoreinformationandtosignup.

    DateChange:GraceCovenantServiceDay!|MovedtoSaturday,May13thPlantojointheGraceCovenantfamily,alongwithotherchurchesinAsheville,onthemorningofSaturday,May13from9am-2pmatTheHaywoodStreetCongregation.Projectswillincludegardening,clothesclosetwork,somecampusmaintenanceprojectsandanopportunitytohelppackmealsfortheinternational"StopHungerNow"program.Thisisafamily-friendlyevent.Speaceislimited,sopleasevisitthiswebsitetosignupfortheday:goo.gl/NKfeBa

    GrowMarketplaceRegistrationsareHERE!MarketplaceisourVacationBibleSchoolthatwedoinconjunctionwith8otherchurches.HeldatFPC-A,thisyear'sdatesareJune26-29th.ChildrencanattendMarketplacewhoare3yearsold(byJanuary1,2017ANDpottytrained)throughchildrenfinishing5thgrade.Youth(finishing6thgradeandolder)aswellasadultsofallagesareneededtovolunteer.RegistrationformareavailableintheinfostationoronwebsiteunderGrowtab–children&family.AllparticipantsandvolunteersneedtohaveformsturnedintoSherrieMeehanbySunday,May21st.

    PART:PowerandRaceTeamOurnewlyformedPowerandRaceTeamprovidesyouwithopportunitiestoexplorehowrace,power,andprivilegehasaffectedyourlifebothconcretelyandsubtly.Hereisanopportunityforyoutoexplore:wHoodHuggersTour:Thepast,present,andfutureofAfrican-AmericansinAshevilleisastoryofresilience.Learnaboutthispowerfulstoryonatour:

    April21|1PM|$25perperson|PaymentduebyApril12([email protected])

  • WisdomintheWoods|PotentialWeekendRetreatOpportunityAreyouawomanwhohasafewdecadesunderherbelt?Doyourememberbellbottomsorevenpoodleskirts?Wouldyoulikeachancetoconnectonacloserlevelwitheachotherthansometimesitfeelslikelifeandschedulesallow?GCPCislookingatplanningawoman'sspiritualretreatinthefallof2017.Ifthisissomethingthatspeakstoyouandyouwouldbeinterestedinorifyoujustwantmoreinformation,pleasecontactAnnBrown,[email protected],[email protected]

    CarePNO~Parents’NightOut|5:00–8:15PM|MeetsoneSaturdayamonthLet’sallgathertogether!Dropyourchildand$10atthechurchonthenightoftheeventby4:45PM.Carpoolormeetuswhereverwearetogather!TobeaddedtothePNOlist,[email protected]:Saturday,April22nd|Hosts:[email protected]@gcpcusa.orgforchildcareand/orifyouwishtoattendbyMonday,April17th.

    PrayerList[Wearehappytoprayforanyonewhoisinneed.Concernswillstayonthislistforamonthunlesswehearotherwise.Pleasekeepusupdated.]JerusalemChurchcongregation;BobKeever(CynthiaKeever’sfather);MargoSteyer(Mother(in-law)ofLynne&RickNoble);NatalieDeVito(KarenRohl’sdaughter);BobRoot(AlRoot’sbrother);DavidChiles(AngelaKemper’sdad);CaroleEdwards(BonnieParker’ssister);BobbieWhitener(LesandSusanStradley’sfriend);SherryHarcke(LesandSusanStradley’sfriend);ElizabethNealon(SusanMims’friend);IreneRoop(LauraRoss’grandmother);KathyRobrecht(BethRobrecht’ssister-in-law);DeyFamily(EstherColton’sfriends);SpencerJohnson(IsaacJohnson’sfather);JoAnneHewettandfamily(AllisonMcLamb’sco-worker);Barrett&AliPayne;VirginiaBradley;HettieLouGarland;DotHolladay;SherylAikman&family;JerryBleckley;BeckyStradley;MimiAldridge;TeresaStern;EveRollins;JuanitaSchneider;FlorenceRiedesel

    YouthNewsThereisnoYouthGrouptoday,Sunday,April9thornextSunday,April16th.RegisterforYouthAdventureDay!|Saturday,April29th|10:30am-7:00pm|CampGrier(OldFort)|GCPCdiscountedcost$10ThePresbyteryofWesternNorthCarolina&CampGrierareinvitingyouthfromacrossourpresbyterytoadaythatincludes:canoeing,hiking,mountainbiking,horsebackriding,andmore.Thiswillbeouryouthgroupeventfortheweekend.Fullscholarshipsavailable.RegistrationformsareonlineandintheInformationStation.RegisterbyApril17th.

    TherewillbeNOEducationHournextSunday.

  • CALENDAR Sunday 9 Passion/PalmSunday 8:30AM WorshipwithHomewardBound-AHOPE 9:15AM EducationHour/Q&AwithAHOPE 10:30AM Worship 11:30AM EarthTeamMeeting 11:30AM OnionplantingintheWorldGarden Tuesday 11 9:00AM PrayerGroup 5:00PM BuildingComm.Mtg. 6:00PM PropertyComm.Mtg. 6:00PM ServeMtg.

    Wednesday 12 11:00AM BibleStudy 5:15PM CenteringPrayerService

    5:30PM HandbellChoir 7:00PM Choir Thursday 13 6:00PM MaundyThursdaySupperandService Friday 14 10:30AM YogaandMovementclass 7:00PM GoodFridayService Sunday 16 Easter PritchardPark 8:30AM Worship 10:30AM Worship