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Morning Worship January 6, 2019 Evening Prayer Service “To Glorify God & Enjoy Him Forever” PROCLAMATION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1 SAMUEL 15 The Lord Rejects Saul Rev. Jeremy Johnson —preaching LUKE 21:1-4 The Most Unlikely Philanthropist Rev. Ben Falconer — preaching

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  • Morning Worship

    January 6, 2019

    Evening Prayer Service

    “To Glorify God

    & Enjoy Him Forever”

    PROCLAMATION

    PRESBYTERIAN

    CHURCH

    1 SAMUEL 15

    The Lord Rejects Saul Rev. Jeremy Johnson —preaching

    LUKE 21:1-4

    The Most Unlikely Philanthropist Rev. Ben Falconer — preaching

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    MORNING WORSHIP

    Prelude Ryan Kelly, organ Welcome and Announcements Silent Meditation

    CHORAL INTROIT

    Chancel Choir In Thy House, Great God arr. Stephen Cleobury

    In thy house, great God, we offer of thine own to thee; and for thine acceptance proffer all, unworthily,

    hearts and minds and hand and voices in our choicest psalmody. – Francis Pott

    CALL TO WORSHIP*

    Isaiah 43:21, Psalm 150:1-2

    INVOCATION*

    HYMN*

    Our God, Our Help in Ages Past Hymn 30

    DECLARATION OF FAITH*

    Apostles’ Creed

    Congregation reads in unison

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, he suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

    * Congregation stands.

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    CONFESSION OF S IN

    Leviticus 5:17

    ASSURANCE OF PARDON

    Ephesians 2:13-16

    WORSHIP IN G IVING

    Record of your Presence Please sign the blue attendance pad found in the pew back in front of you, pass it down the pew for everyone to sign and then return it to the end of the pew from which it was passed.

    Compassion Fund Offering In addition to collecting a General Offering, on the first Sunday of each month we collect a Compassion Fund offer-ing. Our deacons distribute these offerings to those in particular need. Please place offerings in separate envelopes and mark “General” or “Compassion” as appropriate.

    Chancel Choir O Christ the Same Craig Courtney

    Ian Ivey, horn

    O Christ the same, through all our story’s pages, our loves and hopes, our failures and our fears; Eternal Lord, the king of all the ages, unchanging still amid the passing years; O living Word, the source of all creation, who spread the skies and set the stars ablaze; O Christ the same, who wrought our whole salvation: We bring our thanks for all our yesterday.

    O Christ the same, the friend of sinners, sharing our inmost thoughts, the secrets none can hide; still as of old upon your body bearing the marks of love in triumph glori-fied; O Son of Man, who stooped for us from heaven, O Prince of life, in all your sav-ing power; O Christ the same, to whom our hearts are giving: We bring our thanks for this the present hour.

    O Christ the same, secure within whose keeping our lives and loves, our days and years remain, our work and rest, our waking and our sleeping, our calm and storm, our pleasure and our pain: O Lord of love, for all our joys and sorrows, for all our hopes when earth shall fade and flee; O Christ the same, beyond our brief tomorrows: We bring our thanks for all that is to be. – Timothy Dudley-Smith

    HYMN*

    Doxology Hymn 731

    PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING*

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    SCRIPTURE READING

    2 Samuel 24:18-25, p. 277 in the pew Bible, Elder Bob Sidor

    We offer a Children’s Church curriculum designed for pre-readers. Children are welcome to go and participate, Toddlers to Room 149 and pre-K through 1st grade to Room 147.

    HYMN*

    See, amid the Winter’s Snow, st. 1, 5-6 Hymn 199

    PASTORAL PRAYER

    SERMON SCRIPTURE

    Luke 21:1-4, p. 880 in the pew Bible

    SERMON

    Rev. Ben Falconer

    The Most Unlikely Philanthropist Notes:

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    HYMN*

    Just As I Am Hymn 501

    COMMUNION

    Saraband from Suite No. 1 J.S. Bach Saraband from Suite No. 3 J.S. Bach

    Samuel Walter, cello

    HYMN*

    Great Is Thy Faithfulness Hymn 32

    BENEDICTION*

    Postlude Ryan Kelly

    F o l l o w i n g t h e s e r v i c e E l d e r B o b S i d o r w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e

    t o p r a y w i t h y o u a t t h e f r o n t o f t h e s a n c t u a r y .

    I f y o u h a v e a p a s t o r a l n e e d d u r i n g t h e w e e k ,

    p l e a s e c o n t a c t t h e c h u r c h o f f i c e , 6 1 0 - 5 2 0 - 9 5 0 0 .

    Gluten-free communion wafers are available for congregants who desire to take them during the Communion Service. You can find them in a box on the windowsills in the back of the sanctuary.

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    Pizza after Prayer—Tonight

    Following our prayer service, we will have pizza in Fellowship Hall so that we can continue our fellowship over a simple dinner together.

    Wednesday Activities resume January 9

    • Family Night Dinner — We offer a catered meal for families each Wednesday evening, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., $5 per person, $20 per family. Sign-up in the narthex.

    • Children’s Music Ministry — January is a great time to join our Children's Music Ministry! Children and Youth (age 4 - 8th grade+) meet on Wednesdays for choir and handbells. Come this Wednesday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. to check it out. For more information about music for children and youth at Proclamation, please contact Kelly Leibensperger ([email protected]) or visit www.proclamation.org/childrenmusic.

    • Chancel Choir Invites New Singers —Choir is a great way to grow as a worshiping saint, and the adult Chancel Choir is hoping a few new singers will join them this season, high school-age and older, all voice parts. They particularly need tenors and basses. Don’t let mini-mal (or long ago!) singing experiences dissuade you from considering—we all seek to im-prove our musical worship of the Lord, and choir is a wonderful environment to do this. Re-hearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., beginning this January 9th as we start preparing music by Bach, Beethoven, Handel, and others as well as Mendelssohn’s Lauda Si-on for our Palm Sunday concert. Please contact music director Ryan Kelly ([email protected]) for more information.

    • Women’s Bible Studies - If you’d like to start the new year by joining one of Proclamation’s women’s bible studies, read on! The Wednesday morning group meets every week from 9:15 to 11:00 am. The Wednesday evening group meets the 1st, 2nd & 4th week. We are studying The Covenantal Life (1st week of the month) and The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis (other weeks). Even if you have not been able to join us this fall we would welcome you jump in to one or both of these rich studies of Gods's Word, time in fellowship and prayer. Contact Jennifer Superdock (am study) [email protected] or Minda Garner (pm study) [email protected] if you would like to attend.

    • Boys of the Bible—Bible lesson, prayer and sports activity for boys 1st through 5th grade. Meets 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Dave Moneymaker (dave @proclamation.org)

    • Girls of Grace—For 1st to 5th grade girls. The evening usually starts with a missionary story, then we go to a devotional, led by various women from the church. There is prayer time and then an activity such as crafts. Contact Dave Moneymaker ([email protected]lamation.org)

    • Refinery—For middle school and high school students. Refinery exists to encourage middle school and high school students in glorifying Christ, loving others, and serving our world. Meets 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Come join us for this time of ministry to the young people of our com-munity. Contact Jeremy Johnson ([email protected])

    Announcements

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    Women's Ministry event at Springton Lake Pres. Church - January 11, 7:00 p.m.

    Topic: Redeeming Grief Date: Friday, January 11 from 7:00-9:00 - please try to arrive by 6:45 Location: Springton Lake Presbyterian Church—Fellowship Hall 3090 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square When someone we know is grieving, we want to help. Should we speak or should we stay silent, should we visit or should we send flowers? But what if the grieving person is you? How can we connect with our feelings without being overwhelmed? Together we can share our grief, listen, and learn from each other and experienced counselors that the time that we grieve is not wasted, but a necessary part of life. Biblical and practical insight on Redeeming Grief from Cris Clark and Dari Sweeton, Professional Christian Counselors. A focused discussion and helpful materials will be provided. An offering will be received. This is for adults only. No childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to the church office: 610-356-4550. Flyers on the narthex table.

    The Eagles—Ministry for Older Adults—Friday, January 18, 10:00 a.m.

    All older adults (55+) are invited to gather on Friday, January 18, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. for a time of fellowship, encouragement and fun! Pastor Ken will speak on Jesus’ 3rd miracle from the Gos-pel of John - the Healing at the Pool of Bethesda. There will be refreshments, Janet Chambers will share her testimony, and we’ll all play a game together! Join us in the lower level, next to the kitchen, and bring a friend or neighbor.

    Nominations for Church Officers - deadline January 20

    Please be in prayer for our church leaders and for the important process that culminates with the election of our new church officers in June. A brochure explaining the process of how Proclama-tion chooses its leaders and the biblical qualifications for elders and deacons can be found on the narthex table. You will also find copies of the time-table for the Church Officer Nomination, In-struction & Examination Process and blank Church Officer Nomination Forms there. Note that the deadline for submitting nominations is January 20, 2019.

    CityTeam—Food items needed

    Would you add one or more of the following items to your grocery list this week for CityTeam? There is a need this month for: pork & beans, baby food & cereal, pasta & pasta sauce, canned tuna, canned or bag beans (all types), jelly, canned fruit, rice (small box or bag). Bring the item(s) to our Donations Room. Thank you! Note: There’s a handy grocery list on the narthex table to keep on hand.

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    Pray for...

    Our Church Family

    Visser Family, Votto Family, Doris Wallace, Walsh Family, Walter Family, Bob & Rosemarie Wal-ter, Joyce Welsh

    Those Serving in the Military

    Andrew Fijan—Savannah, GA Darin Garner and John P. Galib —USAF—San Antonio, Texas, Elizabeth Josephson – Fort Bragg, NC, Aaron Keating—Afghanistan, Rob Martin—VA, Peter Mitchell—Oklahoma, Robert Samuelsen II, Ft.Detrick, MD, Tim Wik—Pittsburgh

    Rick & Wendy Gray, RUF-International, Univ. of Delaware

    Dear Friend, We will never forget how RUF-I helped us to make new friends and we felt like being in a family. It makes us very happy because we are so far from our families. We will never forget dinners and discussions at the INNternationale, especially talking about God in our lives. Thanks so much, RUF-I is our great friend. So read the note inside a Christmas card from a dear UD Latin American couple. They were two of over 100 guests from 20 different nations who came to our Christmas Open House. What a privilege it is to proclaim Jesus, who still brings joy to the world! Then what a joy is was to re-ceive these greetings from a precious Eastern European scholar who returned home in 2016. She wrote, How have you been? I have been missing you a lot! May you feel all the love and joy I have for RUF-I throughout this holiday season and all year round. Having you as my friend brings me great joy. Merry Christmas! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for your generous gifts and effectual prayers that help spread "the good news of great joy that will be for all the people!" (Luke 2:10)

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    Christian Education

    Children’s Classroom Assignments

    Nursery ................................................. 151 3rd & 4th Grades .................................. 146

    Toddlers (2 & 3 y/o) ............................ 149 5th & 6th Grades ..................................... 144

    Pre-K & Kindergarten ......................... 147 7th –8th Grades ............................. 045/047

    1st & 2nd Grades .................................. 143 9th—12th Grades .................................. 049

    Note: Scripture and catechism memory recitations take place in Room 148 (9:20 am). Should you have any questions about the Christian Education ministries, please feel free to stop by Rm. 150 of the Christian Education Building during the Sunday School hour and speak to the Asst. Sunday School Superintendent.

    NEW ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL ELECTIVES

    Spiritual Depression

    A Christian's visible joy, even in suffering, is perhaps the most potent element of a winsome wit-ness. Even so, God anticipates our spiritual depression, which is common and ancient; it is a nec-essary and planned part of our sanctification, and God provides a model for us to talk to him about it. This course explores a series of sermons by Martyn Lloyd-Jones that look at circumstanc-es that lead to spiritual depression and God's model for addressing it. The class will be taught by various teachers and meet in Room 243/245.

    Book of Nehemiah

    According to God's promise and purpose in Christ, a remnant of God's people returns to Jerusa-lem after seventy years of exile (605 to 538 BC). Under Ezra, the people of God rebuild the temple; now the walls of Jerusalem are needing repair. God's blessing upon this fledgling holy communi-ty is unmistakable, yet adversities abound from within and without. How will God's leaders and people respond? How might you? Join us and be encouraged, challenged, and strengthened by God's promise and purpose for them and for you in Christ. The class will be taught by various teachers and meet in Room 240.

    College class: What’s on your mind?

    College years are challenging. You are confronted with issues and pressures you’ve never had to face – professors hostile to Christianity, new temptations, decisions about your major, big ques-tions about life, doubts about the Christian faith – and navigating these waters can be tricky. Join us as we explore questions that may be lurking in your hearts. The class will be taught by Rev. Ken Wendland and meet in Room 017 (Lower Level).

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    Church Staff and Leadership

    STAFF

    Senior Pastor ............................................................................................................. Rev. Ben Falconer

    Assistant Pastor .................................................................................................... Rev. Ken Wendland

    Pastor of Japanese Ministries ...................................................................................... Rev. Kisup Lee

    Pastor of Youth and Young Adults .................................................................. Rev. Jeremy Johnson

    Director of Christian Education & Administration ................................. Mr. David Moneymaker

    Director of Music ........................................................................................................ Dr. Ryan Kelly*

    Media Services .............................................................................................................Michael Harris*

    Administrative Assistants .......................................................................................... Mr. Dean Chia*

    .......................................................................................................................... Mrs. Annette Hunsaker

    Mrs. Dawn Kemp*

    Mrs. Yoshie Lee (to Japanese Ministry)

    Custodian (Night) ..................................................................................................... Mr. Nate Hoover

    * Part-time

    ELDERS

    Rev. Ben Falconer Moderator

    Dan Apostolu

    Jim Browne

    Bob Carlson* (2021)

    Dan Correnti

    Mike Cuzzolina* (2019)

    Jerry Giosa

    Mike Harnish

    Roger Herrell

    Charlie Hunsaker* (2019)

    Joe Kempf

    Jeff Kiesel* (2020)

    Jerry Kunze* (2019)

    James Kurth

    Dominic Mattioni

    Fran McGowen* (2019)

    Dave Moneymaker* (2020)

    Jim Rogers

    Bob Sidor* (2020)

    Paul Wik* (2021)

    *Denotes Elders Currently on Session

    Diaconate

    Jeffrey Firges

    Ian Ford

    Ian Ivey

    David Josephson, Chair & Treasurer

    Steven Lengkeek

    David Lyons

    Mike Martin

    Matt Roberts

    Ron Votto

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    Visiting with Us Today?

    We are always happy to have you with us and to enjoy your fellowship. If you have questions, please feel free to speak with one of our pastors or one of our elders. To help us learn how we might serve you, please fill out the Visitor Card in the pew back and drop it in the offering basket or leave it at the Wel-come Desk.

    Families with Young Children Children are a gift to the Church and are warmly welcome at Proclamation. Before worship on Sundays, children of all ages are invited to attend graded Sunday School classes from 9:30-10:30 a.m. They may also recite their suggested memory verses, catechism questions, and hymns at 9:20 before classes begin. Classroom assignments are posted in the Education Wing. Nursery is available during the Sunday School hour for infants and toddlers.

    We welcome even the littlest ones in our worship services. We know children’s needs vary by family and age, so we offer nursery during morning worship for children up to 2 years old. We have a “nursing/cry room” at the rear of the sanctuary for parents who need to attend to active infants, and we have screens showing the service in the slate hallway. While we encourage children to attend all of wor-ship, we also offer the opportunity for children ages 4-7 years old to be dismissed mid-service for a chil-dren’s worship time led by our Christian Education Director, Dave Moneymaker.

    Seating in the Sanctuary In an effort to be as hospitable as possible, we are encouraging people to move forward in the pews, since there are rows in the front of the sanctuary that don’t typically get used. We would also specifical-ly ask that regular attenders would leave the last pew open, so that visitors and those with special needs have access to seating near the doors. Thank you for your help in making Proclamation a warm place to visit.

    Pink Prayer Request Forms Proclamation's staff and elders are happy to lift your concerns and praises to the Lord in their pray-ers. Please note that the pink prayer request forms have been moved from the pew backs to the narthex table. You can place your completed form in the box on the table, place it in the offering plate or hand it to one of our deacons. You are also welcome to contact Annette in the church office by phone or e-mail

    and she will convey your message to the staff and elders.

    Recordings Audio CD or DVD recordings of today’s sermon and adult Sunday School classes are available for a small donation ($3/$5). You may order at the media table located in the Resource Room (across from the Parlor) immediately following the 11 am service, and pick up two weeks later (usually). If you desire a recording from a prior week, use the order forms that are available on the table.

    Today’s sermon message will be available for playback online starting tomorrow at the church website www.proclamation.org. You can find the sermon under “Sermons” on the homepage. For more record-ings, click on “Sermons & Talks” under the “Media” heading in the main menu.

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    This Week at Proclamation

    Today

    9:00 a.m. Prayer for the Church 9:30 a.m. Korean Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship 12:30 p.m. Japanese Congregation Lunch 6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Pizza after Prayer Monday

    9:45 a.m. ESL Classes 1:00 p.m. Kid’s ESL Classes 6:30 p.m. Session Meeting Tuesday

    10:00 a.m. Staff Prayer/Meeting Wednesday

    9:15 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Papaya Club 5:30 p.m. Family Night Dinner 5:30 p.m. Soli Deo Gloria Handbells

    Wednesday (cont’d) 6:00 p.m. Children’s Music 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir rehearsal Women’s Bible Study Boys of the Bible Girls of Grace Refinery Thursday 10:00 a.m. PCRT Planning Meeting 7:00 p.m. Missions Committee Meeting Saturday 9:00 a.m. Men’s Bible Study

    Next Sunday— January 13

    Morning Worship: Ben Falconer’s message will be “The Destruction of Jerusalem” (Luke 21:5-24).

    Evening Worship: Ben Falconer’s message will be “David Anoint-ed King” (1 Samuel 16).