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Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church Asheville, North Carolina www.gcpcusa.org June 23, 2019 Sacrament of Baptism Celebration of Senior High Graduates “Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered siblings.” ~ Howard Thurman Prelude I Want Jesus to Walk with Me Traditional Spiritual J. P. Carney, Euphonium * Call to Worship The Holy One is sovereign. Let us praise God’s great and awesome name! The Holy One is a mighty and gentle ruler. Let us praise our God of justice and mercy! The Holy One is eternal. Let us praise the Lord whose love is boundless! * Hymn 667 When Morning Gilds the Skies LAUDES DOMINI
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  • GraceCovenantPresbyterianChurchAsheville,NorthCarolina

    www.gcpcusa.org

    June23,2019SacramentofBaptism

    CelebrationofSeniorHighGraduates

    “Communitycannotforlongfeedonitself;itcanonlyflourishwiththecomingofothers

    frombeyond,theirunknownandundiscoveredsiblings.”~HowardThurman

    Prelude✜ IWantJesustoWalkwithMe TraditionalSpiritual J.P.Carney,Euphonium * CalltoWorship

    TheHolyOneissovereign.LetuspraiseGod’sgreatandawesomename!TheHolyOneisamightyandgentleruler.LetuspraiseourGodofjusticeandmercy!TheHolyOneiseternal.LetuspraisetheLordwhoseloveisboundless!

    *Hymn667 WhenMorningGildstheSkies LAUDESDOMINI

  • *CalltoReconciliation *PrayerofConfession

    GraciousGod,wecomebeforeyouhungryforforgivenessandgrace.Youcallustotrustinyoucompletely,butwedonot.Wearefearfultofollowyourlead.Wejustifyourhurtfulactionsandwords.Weexcludeandweintimidate.Weprefermaintainingthestatusquotospeakingoutforchange.Forgiveusforourshortcomingsandourselfishness.Asonefamilyoffaith,emboldeneachofustouseourgiftstoserveyou.Inspireustoworkdiligentlytobuildamoreequitableandjustworldforall.InChrist’sname,Amen.

    *AssuranceofForgiveness

    * Response✜ GlorytoGod,WhoseGoodnessShinesonMe Hymn582 * PassingofthePeace ThePeaceofChristbewithyou. Andalsowithyou.

    OurLifeTogether✜(Pleasesignthepadlocatedinyourpew)

    CelebratingGCPCSeniorHighGraduates PrayerforIllumination

    Psalter✜ Psalm42 TheWordoftheLord ThanksbetoGod!

    Anthem✜ GuideUs,Lord MarkPatterson EpistleReading Galatians3:23-29 TheWordoftheLord ThanksbetoGod!

    Sermon “ChildrenWillListen” SamanthaGonzalez-Block*Hymn490✜ Wash,OGod,YourSonsandDaughters BEACHSPRING

    (Anychildrenwishingtositonthestairstocelebratethebaptism,pleasejointhepastorsthereduringthelaststanzaofthehymn)

    SacramentofCommunion(8:15only)

    FaithSharingwithChildren✜

    SacramentofBaptismforLeahGraceNoor✜ (daughterofJohnDavidNoorandCarolineKriselNoor)

  • *AffirmationofFaith✜(TheApostle’sCreed)

    IbelieveinGodtheFatherAlmighty,Makerofheavenandearth.AndinJesusChristhisonlySonourLord;whowasconceivedbytheHolyGhost,bornoftheVirginMary,sufferedunderPontiusPilate,wascrucified,dead,andburied;hedescendedintohell;thethirddayheroseagainfromthedead;heascendedintoheaven,andsittethontherighthandofGodtheFatherAlmighty;fromthenceheshallcometojudgethequickandthedead.IbelieveintheHolyGhost,theholycatholicChurch,thecommunionofsaints,theforgivenessofsins,theresurrectionofthebody,andthelifeeverlasting.Amen.

    Offering(PleaseplaceprayercardsintheofferingplateforthePrayersofthePeople) Offertory✜ ASimpleSong(fromMass) LeonardBernstein

    J.P.Carney,Euphonium RoslynCarney,Flute * Doxology✜

    * PrayerofDedicationWegiveyouthanksandpraise,OGod,fortheabundantgiftofgracethatyouhavegivenusthroughJesusChrist.Letthegiftsweofferbesignsofourunendinggratitudeforyourundyinglove.InChristwepray,Amen.

    PrayersofthePeople✜ Eachsectionoftheprayerwillconclude:“God,inyourgrace” Pleaserespond:“Hearourprayer”

  • TheLord’sPrayer✜OurFather,whoartinheaven,hallowedbethyname,thykingdomcome,thywillbedone,onearthasitisinheaven.Giveusthisdayourdailybread;andforgiveusourdebts,aswe forgiveourdebtors;and leadusnotintotemptation,butdeliverusfromevil.Forthineisthekingdom,andthepower,andtheglory,forever.Amen.

    *Hymn832 HereonJesusChristIWillStand KWAKEYESUNASIMAMA *Charge&Benediction

    *Postlude✜ Lord,IDon’tFeelNowaysTiredTraditionalSpiritual------------------------------------------------- (Forsome,thePostludeservesasfestivemusictoaccompanytheirgoingbackoutintotheworld.Othersprefertoremain

    seatedandlisten.Pleasebemindfulofthesedifferentneedsasyoudepart.Thankyou!)

    ✜Indicates10:45worshiponly.*PleaseStandinBodyorSpirit.

    WegathertoworshipGodwhoislargerthanallourimaginations!WeencourageallpersonstosingthegendernounsandpronounstheypreferinreferringtoGod.

    OurLifeTogether… ThankYou!8:15HeadUsher:DeniseSnodgrass10:45HeadUsher:TimHamel|Liturgists:SeniorHighGraduatesDeaconoftheWeek:AmberWhite,email:[email protected]

    Today'sflowersaregiventothegloryofGodandinhonorofNatandAnneBurkhardtincelebrationof58yearsasamostamazingcouple!

    CongratulationstoourGCPCSeniorHighGraduates!PleasejoinusforCourtyardFellowshipfollowingworshiptocontinuethecelebration.DeaconHelpersWanted!Thedeaconshavealistofpeopleinourcongregationavailabletoprovidemeals,rides,andotherneedstothosewhocanusethem,forexample,whenmembershavesurgeryorsufferaloss.Whenweidentifyaneed,asign-upissentouttoourhelpers,andtheycanchoosewhatdatestoprovideameal,etc.Itwouldbewonderfulifwecouldexpandthislist.Ifyouareinterested,[email protected]

    NurseryVolunteersNeededAswelooktowardpopulatingtheNurseryVolunteerSchedulefor2019-2020,wouldyouconsidervolunteeringforoneofourteams?BeingpartofateammeansthatyouservealongsideourNurseryStafffor6Sundays(outof52Sundays)inoneofourthreenurseryrooms(Infants,ToddlersorPreschoolers).Thetimecommitmentis10:15AM-12:00PMSeptemberthroughMayand10:00AM-11:30AMJune-August.PleaseconsiderthisopportunitytoserveGraceCovenantbyhelpingtogrowourchildren.Ifyouhavequestions,contactHeatherFerguson,[email protected]

  • GCPC2019SeniorHighGraduates

    GeorgeAndradegraduatedfromAshevilleHighSchool.HewillbedoinganAmericorpsyearinDenver,Coloradoandhopestoeventuallystudyautomotiveengineering.GeorgegrewupgoingtoGCPCandisgratefulforthewaysithashelpedhimtocreatestrongconnectionswithChristiansandwithGod.HeisanEagleScoutandalsoenjoyssingingandplayingguitar.

    EmilyFryegraduatedfromAshevilleHighSchoolandwillbeattendingAppalachianStateUniversity.ShehopestostudyMusicTherapyandonedayworkwitholderadults.ShehasattendedGCPCfornearly7yearsandisgratefulthatishasbeenasafeandwelcomingplacetoexploreherfaith.ShehaslovedplayingherclarinetintheschoolbandandwiththeAshevilleSymphonyYouthOrchestra.

    PaigeKempergraduatedfromAshevilleHighSchool.ShewillbestudyingneuroscienceandpublichealthatUNCChapelHillandhopestousewhatshelearnstohelpothers.ShegrewupattendingGCPCandfeelsthatithashelpedtogiveherasupportivecommunity,newexperiencesandinspiredhertopursueherpassions.Shelovestoread,paint,runanddrinkcoffee. EmmaManeygraduatedfromChathamHall.ShewillbedoingtheYoungAdultVolunteer(YAV)programinTuscan,Arizona.ShehasbeenpartoftheGCPCfamilyfor13yearsandconsidersittobeanopenandlovingplacetoaskhardquestionsandfeelsupported.Inhighschool,shewasinvolvedintheaterandledtheLGBTQ-straightalliance.Shehopestobeapastoroneday.

    KaeganParksgraduatedfromTCRoberson.ShewillbeattendingJohnsonandWalesUniversityinCharlottetostudyculinaryarts.Shehopestobeachefonedayandhaveherownrestaurantorteach.ShehasattendedGCPCfornearly6yearsandfeelsthatithasbeenasafeandsupportivecommunityforherfamily.Shealsolovesexploringtheoutdoorsanddoingtheater.

    MaximilianUngertgraduatedfromNorthCarolinaSchoolofScienceandMathematics.HewillbeattendingTuftsUniversitythisfallandisconsideringmajoringinChemistry.HehasattendedGCPCfor14yearsandfeelsthatishasbeenasupportivechurchhomethathashelpedhimgrowspiritually.HehasenjoyedservingontheDramaBoardatschoolandasaResidentialLifeAssistant.

  • CommunityGardenTheCommunityGardenneedsmorevolunteers!Thisimportantministrydonatestons(10,000lbs.tobeexact)offoodthroughoutthegrowingseason.TherearefourteamsthatmeetonWednesdaysandSaturdays(2workdayspermonth/perteam)from8:00amto10:00am.Comehelpalleviatefoodinsecurity!ContactRickPhilipsen,[email protected],ifyouareinterested.

    PART(Power&RaceTeam)TheRacialJusticeBookSeries|Thursday,July11|6:00PM|GardenRoomForJuly,wearereadingRaisingWhiteKids:BringingUpChildreninaRaciallyUnjustAmericabyJenniferHarvey.

    “UntoTheseHills”-OutdoorDrama|Monday,July8||4-10PM|Cherokee,NCCarpoolorvantoCherokee,NCforanafternoonpicniconthegroundsbeforetheplay."UntoTheseHills"tellstheCherokees’richstoryfrom1780tothetwenty-firstcentury.Youcanaccesstheregistrationformathttp://bit.ly/OutdoorDramaortherearealsosomehardcopiesattheWelcomeDesk.

    SAVETHISDATE:(Registrationformwillbeavailablesoon!)• Saturday,August10|OconalufteeIndianVillage|12-7PMAnafternoonintheOconalufteeVillage,picniconthegroundsandan

    eveningofCherokeestorytellingaroundabonfire.

    ServeRoomInTheInn(RITI)|July7-14|GCPCRoomInTheInnreturnstoGraceCovenantinjust3weeks!WeneeddriversandovernighthostsforMonday,July8th,Tuesday,July9th,Wednesday,July10,Thursday,July11th,andFriday,July12th.Willyouconsiderhostingordriving?Wehaveanorientationeverynight(conductedbyaRITIcoordinator)sothattheovernighthostsarekeenlyawareofinformationforapleasantnightforeveryonewhostaysthatnight.Sign-uptodayinthenarthexoryoucansignuponlineat http://bit.ly/JulyRITI.

    VRQ—BBQCookTeam|Nextcookdate:July2nd|4:45or5:45PMComehelpusserveamealtotheveterans!Comeat4:45tohelpcookor5:45tohelpserve.Thismissionservicehasalonghistory.Wewouldloveforyoutobeapartoftheservice&camaraderie.Questions?ContactBillNeeriemer,[email protected]

    EducationSummerBibleStudy–TheGospelofMark|WednesdaysinJuneandJuly|11:00–11:45AM|GardenRoomTogether,wewillexaminewhatMarkbelievedaboutJesus,howheunderstoodthis"GoodNews"fortheworld,andwhatthisbookmeansforourlivestoday.Cometoeverymeetingorstopbywhenyoucan.ContactRichard,[email protected],formoredetails.

  • SummerWomen’sMemoirSeries|LastMondayofmonth|6PM|GardenRmJoinusforaseriesofbooktalks.Opentoallwomenofthechurch.Onecopyofeachbookcanbefoundinthechurchlibrary.Pleasepre-readthebookstoensurelivelydiscussion.

    • June24|Heartland:AMemoirofWorkingHardandBeingBrokeintheRichestCountryonEarthbySarahSmarsh|Facilitator:MargaretTierney

    GCPCCommunityCenteringPrayer|WednesdayNights|6:30-7:00PM|SanctuaryChristianityhasarichandancienttraditionofintentionalandprayerfulsilenceasaspiritualpractice.Sacredsilenceteachesustolistendevoutly,humbly,andwithtrust.Itisbeautifullysimpleandaspiritualskillwhosegiftsgoesdeeperandgetsmorepowerfulthemoreonepracticesit.Thispracticeis[email protected]gcpcusa.org.

    MildCognitiveImpairment(MCI)Group|Wed.,July3|12PM|GardenRoomThissupportgroupintroducestechniquesfordailylivingwithsuchissues,ledbyPaulRogers,aretiredphysicianinourcongregation.Wemeetthe1stand3rdWednesdaysofeverymonth.*Newparticipantswelcomeatanytime.ContactRichard,[email protected],withquestions.

    Prez-BeezSoftballGames|MontfordField• Tuesday,[email protected]• Thursday,[email protected]

    CALENDAR

    Sunday238:15AM Worship 9:15AM SummerChoirRehearsal 10:15AM Worship/SeniorHighGraduates&Baptism 11:15AM CourtyardFellowship 11:15AM Deacons Mon.–Thurs.24-27 MarketplaceADVBS Monday246:00PM SummerWomen’sMemoirSeries Tuesday259:00AM PrayerGroup 6:15PM Session 8:00PM GCPC“PrezBeez”SoftballGame Wednesday268:00AM WednesdayGardenDay 11:00AM SummerBibleStudy 6:30PM CenteringPrayer Thursday278:00AM [email protected]:00PM GCPC“PrezBeez”SoftballGame Saturday298:00AM SaturdayGardenDay Sunday308:15AM Worship 9:15AM SummerChoirRehearsal 10:15AM Worship 11:15AM CourtyardFellowship 11:30AM DiscussiononGCPCWomen’sRetreats

  • PrayerList[Concernswillstayonthislistforamonthunlesswehearotherwise.Pleasekeepusupdated.]IglesiaJerusalemcongregation;PatCocke(LesStradley’sfriend);DeborahStrong(RobinGaiser’scousin);NancyandRichardSchaadt(DonnaRobertson’ssisterandbrother-in-law);LouiseSeitz(JanetSchifflin’sfriend);JeffreyFerris(MaryLouNash’sson);JuneCollins(CarolynTingle’smother);RobinSmith(BethRobrecht’ssister);JamesMartin(StacyShelley’sdad);RebeccaWells’brother,Jamey;NatalieC.;SandraRummel&Family(friendsoftheKavalhunas);JenniferMoore(AmandaPressley’sdaughter);DorothyZuck(PatDurham’smother);RichardStump(MarciaMountShoop’sfriend);WestAshevillePresbyterianChurch;MichelleElhert(BillMcNeff’sfriend);JenniferVaughn(MaryBerg’sfriend);JimWyrosdick(CarolineWyrosdick-Webb’sfather);HettieLouGarland;BettySmith;MargaretRada;BobHiggins;JoyceSummerlin;JamesHarwell;CoryHartbarger;MaryEllenHorne;SherrieMcCleary-Small;PennyPonder;DorisPrak;JackSmith;SteveandFlorenceRiedesel

    NextSunday,June30,2019

    Worshipservicesat8:15&10:15AMCourtyardFellowshipat11:15AM

    Sermon:“FindingFruit”byMarciaMountShoopScriptures:1Kings19:15-16,19-21