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  • First Presbyterian Church 4511 Sixth Avenue, Kearney, NE 68845

    www.fpckearney.org (308) 234-4543


    Welcome to First Presbyterian Church! We want you to feel comfortable and at ease in your surroundings. The following services are available to aid your

    comfort in worship. Please inform the ushers of your particular needs.

    Nursery Staff will welcome your infants and toddlers.

    Wireless hearing aids, large-print bulletins, and large-print Bibles are available

    from the ushers.

    Childrens bulletins, activity backpacks, and Bibles are available from the ushers.

    Please turn all cell phones and pagers to vibrate during the worship service!

    Visitors -- Please take a sticker from the inside cover of the pew pad so that we may

    properly greet you after worship.

    Visitors and members are urged to record your presence at worship on the friendship pads

    which are in the pews. Please include your address, phone number and any other

    information you wish to share with us and acquaint yourself with those sharing the pew.

    We cordially invite you to join us for refreshments and fellowship every Sunday

    morning following the Worship Service in the Family Life Center.

    Anyone wishing to unite with the church, please let the Rev. Price-Gibson know.



    9:00 a.m. Sunday Church School Monday through Thursday:

    10:30 a.m. Worship Service 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Coffee Fellowship following Worship Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Minister: Every Member of This Church

    Rev. Dr. Stephen Price-Gibson, Pastor Sandy McKirahan, Music Director

    Rose Miller, Office Administrator Sharon Rees, Accompanist

    Angela Wright, Bell Choir Director Tyler Newby, Nursery Coordinator

    Dennis Shultz, Custodian Kelsey Cobb, Nursery Attendant

    Connie Moon, Organist Susan Wallace, Organist

    Web-site: www.fpckearney.org

    Presbyterian Church USA www.pcusa.org

    Presbytery of Central Nebraska 236-6996 www.centralnepresby.org

    Should you have a need for pastoral care, please contact

    Rev. Stephen Price-Gibson at 308-675-0122 or email at [email protected]

    http://www.fpckearney.org/http://www.pcusa.org/http://www.centralnepresby.org/mailto:[email protected]

  • November 3, 2013 WORSHIP FOR THE LORDS DAY 10:30 A.M. ALL SAINTS DAY


    Sunday in after Pentecost

    *All rise in body or spirit.

    Words of Preparation

    God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say. Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. Soren Kierkegaard

    PRELUDE America, Give Thanks arr. Valerie W. Stephenson

    Gloria Dei Handbell Choir

    WELCOMING Stephen Price-Gibson

    Greeting and Announcements

    Welcoming One Another

    CHORAL INTROIT We Are Surrounded Joseph Martin

    Chancel Choir


    Barbara Stevenson, Liturgist

    Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. [Psalm 115:16]

    One generation shall praise your works to another, [Psalm 145:4]

    and shall declare your mighty acts.

    After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count,

    from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages,

    standing before the throne and before the Lamb.

    They cried out in a loud voice, saying:

    Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!

    These beloved have gone on before us into eternal life. [Revelation 7:9-10]

    We affirm even though we no longer see their faces, we know they are present.

    As each name is read, please respond Present.

    John Bjorklun Betty Jo Jester

    Beryl Claar Leta McCune

    Edward Eckwert Chersty Person

    Myron Haines Esther Wilhelm

    Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside

    every weight and the sin that clings so closely.

    Let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. [Hebrews 12:1]

    *HYMN For All the Saints No. 526


    ANTHEM For All the Saints Whove Shown Your Love arr. John Bell For all the saints whove shown your love, in how they live and where they move.

    For mindful women, caring men, accept our gratitude again.

    For all the saints who loved your name, whose faith increased the Saviors fame.

    Who sang your songs and shared your word, accept our gratitude, good Lord.

    For all the saints who named your will, and showed the kingdom coming still.

    Through selfless protest, prayer and praise, accept the gratitude we raise.

    Bless all whose will or name or love reflects the grace of heaven above.

    Though unacclaimed by earthly powers, your life through theirs has hallowed ours.


    Gracious God, we do not live by bread alone,

    but by every word that comes from your mouth.

    Make us hungry for this heavenly food,

    that it may nourish us today in the ways of eternal life;

    through Jesus Christ, the bread of heaven. Amen.

    SCRIPTURE LESSON Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Red Pew Bible, O.T., pg. 828

    Gold Pew Bible, O.T., pg. 965

    The Word of the Lord.

    Thanks be to God.


    *HYMN "Open My Eyes That I May See" No. 324



    Offertory Gift of Finest Wheat arr. Charles Callahan


    Invitation to the Table

    Great Prayer of Thanksgiving

    The Lord be with you.

    And also with you.

    Lift up your hearts.

    We lift them to the Lord.

    Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

    It is right to give our thanks and praise.


  • Eternal God, holy and mighty,

    it is truly right and our greatest joy

    to give you thanks and praise.

    Therefore we praise you,

    joining our voices with choirs of angels,

    with prophets, apostles, and martyrs,

    and with all the faithful of every time and place,

    who forever sing to the glory of your name;

    You are holy, O God of majesty,

    and blessed is Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.

    . . .

    Great is the mystery of faith:

    Gracious God,

    pour out your Holy Spirit upon us,

    Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ,

    in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

    all glory and honor are yours, almighty God, now and forever.

    Lords Prayer

    Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom

    come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our

    daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and

    lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the

    kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

  • Breaking the Bread

    Sharing the Bread and Cup

    Prayer after Communion

    Loving God,

    you have given us a share in the one bread and the one cup

    and made us one with Christ and with all the saints in light.

    Help us to bring your salvation and joy to all the world.

    We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    *HYMN "The Churchs One Foundation" No. 442


    Open with Prayer Report of the Nominating Committee

    Election of Officers Nominations (4) for 2014 Nominating Committee

    Adjourn with Prayer


    CHORAL BENEDICTION Surely the Presence Lanny Wolfe

    Congregation and Choir

    Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

    I can feel his mighty power and his grace.

    I can hear the brush of angels wings,

    I see glory on each face.

    Surely the presence of the Lord is in this place.

    POSTLUDE For All the Saints arr. Benjamin Culli

    We cordially invite you to join us for refreshments and fellowship every Sunday

    morning following the Worship Service in the Family Life Center.


    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013 The Session has called a Congregational Meeting following the 10:30 a.m. worship

    service on Sunday, November 3, 2013. The purpose is to approve the slate of officers

    for the Class of 2016 presented by the Nominating Committee and elect four at-large

    members for the 2014 Nominating Committee.

    Liturgist: Barbara Stevenson

    Acolyte: Ethan Kinney

    Greeters/Ushers: Kent and JoAnn Lilly, Alan Rees, Robert & Evelyn Vohland,

    and Lissa Woodruff

    Communion Servers: Karen Diestler, Barb Friskopp, Doug Giles, Tim Hanson,

    Kay Payne, and Rodger Payne

    Coffee Hosts: Board of Deacons

    Organist: Sandy McKirahan

    Chancel Choir Director: Sandy McKirahan

    Accompanist: Sharon Rees

    Gloria Dei Bell Choir Director: Angela Wright

    Sound System Technician: Mark Nelson

    Nursery Attendants: Tyler Newby and Kelsey Cobb

    The flower bouquets this morning are given by Barbara Stevenson in memory of

    Vera and Robert Stevenson.

    October 27, 2013

    Church Attendance: 138

    Dimes for Mission: 175

    SEMINARY SENDOFF Fundraiser for Tommy and Relena Myers Family

    November 3, 2013

    Following the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

    MENU Baked Ham Turkey with Dressing

    Homemade Scalloped Potatoes Green Beans

    Pineapple/Cranberry Jello Salad Rolls

    Homemade Pies

    If people are not able to attend this fundraiser, they may send donations to the church

    office. Please put Seminary Sendoff Fundraiser in the memo line on the check. Money

    raised from the dinner will go toward Relenas seminary education expenses.

  • CROP WALK FOR HUNGER Sunday, November 3, 2013 -- 2:00 p.m.

    First United Methodist Church,

    4500 Linden Drive, Kearney, Nebraska Mark Your Calendars for Sunday, November 3rd and plan now to participate in this

    years CROP Walk For Hunger. The CROP Walk begins at First United Methodist

    Church, 4500 Linden Drive, at 2:00 p.m. We will gather with others in our community to

    fight hunger both here and around the world. We need Walkers and Sponsors. Please

    contact Rose in the church office for more details or to sign up to be a Walker or

    Sponsor, or both! Thank you for helping feed the hungry in our community and

    throughout the world. People wishing to also help provide healthy snacks (fresh fruit,

    granola bars, etc.) may connect the church office.


    November 3, 2013 Volunteers will be helping The Arc of Buffalo County with its 49th annual Honey

    Sunday Drive on the afternoon of Sunday, November 3rd. Your $5 donation helps

    support the many programs The Arc offers for children and adults with developmental

    disabilities and their families. If volunteers miss your home there will also be honey

    available outside the Kearney Wal-Mart on the following weekends. For more

    information, please contact Kristen Larsen at 237-4343. Thank you for your generosity!

    Gods love is a light to be given from person to person, generation to generation

    and the church to the world. Rekindle the gift of God

    that is within you. 2 Timothy 1:6

    DEDICATION SUNDAY Sunday, November 10

    KEARNEY LIONS CLUB SOUP SUPPER Thursday, November 7, 2013 -- 5:30-7:30 p.m.

    First Presbyterian Church, Family Life Center

    Adults $5.00 -- Children under 5 FREE




    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17 The new Glory to God hymnals have arrived. On November 17 the purple

    books will make their debut with a hymnal dedication service during the morning


    Worship the Lord with gladness: come into his presence with singing. Psalm


    SPREAD THE WARMTH Tree of Warmth has been renamed Spread the Warmth. The mission is the same to

    provide warm mittens, scarves, socks, throws, blankets, etc. We are also asking a little

    earlier this year so the recipients of our warmth are provided for before the bitter cold

    of winter. Items will be delivered to The S.A.F.E. Center early in November. Thank

    You, Sally Olsen and Jean Johnson, Board of Deacons

    YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE! Looking for an opportunity to serve? Usher/greeters are needed on Sunday mornings.

    If you are not already on the list, please contact Sharon Rees at 293-6279 to volunteer.

    The responsibilities include greeting, distributing bulletins and collecting the offering. It

    is a great way to get to know your fellow churchgoers and make a difference in their

    worship experience.

  • Taize Worship Service Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.

    A TAIZE Worship Service will be held the Second Sunday of each month

    TAIZE worship includes candlelight, prayers, readings, soft music,

    and silence. The service is very meditative and offers a wonderful

    opportunity to be silent and center on the Lord.

    The service is open to the entire community.

    Come as you are and bring your friends.

    WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACTIVITY October 2December 4 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    Wednesday Night activities have begun to meet again each Wednesday evening.

    6:00-6:30 p.m. Youth Bell Choir Practice

    Sharon Rees and Peggi Jenkins 6:00-7:00 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    Adult Bible Study Middle School and High School

    Eldin Wells, Teacher Youth Group Bible Study

    WOMENS BIBLE STUDY NEWS This month we are studying Lesson Three Set Free by God. The Hebrew people

    received freedom through Gods power. How do we receive freedom?

    Dates to remember are:

    November 14 November 19 November 20 Lesson Three Preview Ruth Circle B.A.G. Ladies Circle

    10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

    Classroom Classroom Classroom

    In November we are remembering Crossroads Homeless Shelter with paper products,

    diapers, canned tuna, any food, and laundry soap. Money to the treasury will also be

    appreciated since we will give them $200 as well.

    PRIME OF LIFE Sunday, November 17 6:00 p.m.

    Prime of Life will be held Sunday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. The Operation Christmas

    Child collection does not start until Monday, November 18 so our function will be held as

    planned. Annabelle and Eldin Wells and Jill and Dwayne Hibbs will host the evening.

    We will enjoy a light dessert and a short program.

    Everyone aged 55 or older is enthusiastically invited to join the group. Please contact

    Barb Friskopp at 234-4073 or [email protected] for more information.

    TAKING OFFERING IN SUNDAY SCHOOL Baskets will be available for students to give offering during Sunday School. We will be

    discussing and choosing what causes we want our offering money to be used towards.

    I WAS CAUGHT BEING GOOD Sunday School Superintendent Amanda Badgley will be announcing the new program

    during worship on November 10th

    . The students have their piggy banks ready to fill.

    The members of our Church are asked to take notice of the wonderful children we have.

    Congregation members can award a special coin to a student who stands out with their

    kindness or good behavior. The coins will be located in containers at the back of the

    Sanctuary and on the tables in the family life center for coffee time. When the students

    get a coin they will put it in their piggy bank. Once they have 10 coins they can turn

    them in for 1 sticker toward another reward.

    THANKSGIVING PARTY! Sunday November 24, 2013 the youth classes will be having a Thanksgiving party

    instead of traditional classes. We will share a bible lesson, a snack, make a craft, playing

    games and sharing things we are thankful for. Parents are welcome to join us


    November 18-25, 2013 You often hear us use the phrase the power of a simple gift. That describes Operation

    Christmas Child in a nutshell. Last year, we delivered over 9 million gift-filled shoe

    boxes that brought smiles to the face of hurting children in places like earthquake-

    devastated Haiti and war-scarred Sudan. Beyond the boxes themselves, these tangible

    expressions of Gods love open doors for us to share the greatest gift He offers the gift

    of the Savior, Jesus Christ. We praise God for the harvest of faith that is already taking

    place through our follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. Boys and girls

    in dozens of countries are becoming faithful followers of Jesus and telling others the

    Good News. As we prepare to collect shoe box gifts this Christmas, please keep in

    prayer the children who will be receiving our gifts and learning about Gods Son.

    Make up your own shoebox. Shoeboxes and brochures are available in the Narthex.

    Items you can include in your shoebox are: School Supplies, Hygiene Items, Toys,

    Hard Candy, T-shirts, Small Stuffed Animals, etc.

    Other ways you can help:

    1. Donate money to pay for shipping the boxes. A donation of $7.00 per box would be greatly appreciated. Make checks payable to: Samaritans Purse.

    2. Help during the week of the collections when boxes are received from around the area (over 8500 boxes were collected and packed last year here

    at this collection site).

    3. Your prayers.

    Need a shoebox? Shoeboxes and brochures of what to put in the

    shoeboxes are available in the Narthex!!!

    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH is the collection site

    for the Operation Christmas Child project

    with over 8500 boxes packed and shipped.

    For more information, go to www.samaritanspurse.org/occ

    For Our Prayers

    Our Members:

    Cheyenne and Cora Boyle Mary Kulhanek

    Danelle Collins and children Kitty Leibhart

    John and Mary Daake Matthew Lindsay

    Ruth Davis Gordon Morrow

    Lorraine Feind Tommy & Relena Myers and Family

    Dewaine Fisher Audrey and Bill Nelson

    Bernice Frauen Ken and Marilyn Whittaker

    Kathy Gappa Gary Zaruba

    Don and Allene Gimeson

    Our Friends of the Church:

    Jim Deupree (brother of Bev Gustafson) Gary Mueller (friend of Ken & Ruth Slominski)

    Jesse Evans (father of Sandy McKirahan) Merlene Paul (sister of Bev Gustafson)

    Susie and Abraham Hernandez Kathy and Phil Shade

    Jake Hild (brother of Jack Hild) Gail Stover (cousin of Lyn Shaffer)

    Susan Martin (niece of Bev & John Gustafson) Rich Vohland (son of Bob & Evelyn Vohland)

    Tammy May (friend of Pat Hild) Mike Zapp (friend of Ken & Lyn Shaffer)

    The Family of Darold Hibbs (brother of Dwayne Hibbs)

    Ian Galloway (grandson of Mary Kulhaneks friend)

    Bobbi Hoffman and Family (friend of Rose Miller)

    Dosia & Jimmy OQuinn (sister-in-law & brother of Ann Young)

    Diane & Corey Troyer and Family (daughter of Gary and Donna Murphy)

    Paul Wagner, Paul Wagner Jr, and Tammie Wagner (son, grandson, and daughter-in-law of Bob Wagner)

    Our Loved Ones In Service To Our Country:

    Brian Adams-Army Crystal Jacobson-USAF

    Danelle Collins-ANG Jason Keen-USAF

    Thomas Gibson-USAF Kristin Lindenstein-USAF

    Gary Haines-USAF Ryan Rowher-Army

    David Hild-Guard Greg Stevens-USMC

    Amy Jacobson-Guard Linda Youberg-Navy

    Our Presbytery and the Wider Church:

    North Platte First Presbyterian Church David Matheke, Honorably Retired

    Jan Dobesh, Lay Pastor

    Please help our Church office keep our prayer list current.

    Unless otherwise requested we will keep names on the prayer list for four weeks.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS We welcome all visitors to worship this morning. We would like you to learn more

    about our church and give us a chance to make you feel at home.

    If anyone needs a ride to church on Sundays, please call the church office at 234-4543

    so that we may arrange transportation for you.

    If you would like a tape recorded copy of the Sunday Worship Service, please call the

    church office at 234-4543.

    Persons of the Month selected by the Worship and Music Committee for November are

    140th Anniversary Task Force Members (Emily State, Moderator; Sally and Mike

    Bryson; Germaine and Alan Oldfather; Bev and Charlie Pickens; Karen and KC

    Diestler; Jean Johnson; Helen Marshall and Joan Hartman) for organizing the 140th

    Anniversary Celebration.

    Dimes for Mission. The Mission Committee designated the Tommy and Relena Myers

    Family as the recipient of the October through December Dimes for Mission. Please

    keep donating those dimes to help the Myers family as Relena pursues her seminary

    degree in Denver, Colorado.

    Equal Exchange Products. Check out the Equal Exchange Products available in the

    church office Coffee (Regular, Decaf, and Flavored), Tea (Breakfast, Green, Chai,

    Decaf Vanilla Rooibos), and Hot Cocoa. Why not consider giving a gift of Fair Trade

    coffee, tea or hot cocoa? These products make great additions to a gift basket. Just add

    some mugs to the basket and youre set for an easy gift!

    Save Best Choice Barcode UPC Labels For Cash. Please save your Best Choice

    barcodes (UPC symbol) and bring them to the church where a shoebox is located in the

    church office. Best Choice products are available at Grand Central Apple Market. Some

    Best Choice products excluded are aluminum soda cans, aerosol cans, and cigarettes.

    Wanted: Coffee Hosts for 2013. The Congregational Life Committee Needs YOUR

    Help! If you are one of the many who enjoy the coffee fellowship time after church, then

    WE WANT YOU! Please sign up on the chart in the narthex.

    Save General Mills Box Tops For Education And Campbells Labels For Education.

    The Mission Committee would like you to know that the Menaul School in Albuquerque,

    New Mexico, is collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education and Campbell's Labels

    for Education (UPC product code and Labels for Education coupons). This program

    helps them "buy" classroom supplies. The school is a project that we have donated

    Dimes for Mission to in the past. One of our former members, Ima Stapleman, worked

    for the school for a period of time. Please put your Box Tops and Campbells labels in

    the Best Choice collection box in the church office.


    Sunday, November 3 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church School All Church

    10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Communion Sanctuary

    Following Worship Service Congregational Meeting Sanctuary

    Following the Congregational Meeting Seminary Sendoff Fundraiser Family Life Center

    2:00 p.m. Crop Walk for Hunger 1st Methodist Church

    Monday, November 4 7:00 a.m. Mens Bible Study Family Life Center

    Tuesday, November 5 10:30 a.m. Staff Meeting Pastors Office

    4:00 p.m. Arc Cooking Class Kitchen

    5:00 p.m. Worship & Music Committee Meeting Choir Room

    6:00 p.m. Christian Education Committee Meeting Classroom

    7:00 p.m. Property & Grounds Committee Meeting Library

    Wednesday, November 6 6:00 p.m. Youth Bell Choir Practice Sanctuary

    6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study Classroom

    6:30 p.m. Middle School & High School Youth Group Sr. High Room

    7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice Sanctuary

    8:00 p.m. Gloria Dei Bell Choir Practice Sanctuary

    Thursday, November 7 4:00 p.m. Mission Committee Meeting Library

    5:30 p.m. Kearney Lions Club Soup Supper Family Life Center

    6:30 p.m. Girl Scout Troop #873 Classroom

    Sunday, November 10

    Stewardship Dedication Sunday 9:00 a.m. Sunday Church School All Church

    10:30 a.m. Worship Service Sanctuary

    Following Worship Service Coffee Fellowship Family Life Center

    7:00 p.m. Taize Service Sanctuary

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES November 17 New Hymnal Dedication Sunday

    December 1 Invite-a-Guest Sunday



    If you wish to order poinsettias

    for the sanctuary during the Advent

    and Christmas season,

    you may do so using the form below.

    Poinsettias for shut-ins

    will be delivered throughout the season.

    YES! I would like to order a poinsettia for the Christmas Season.

    How many? __________ (Cost is $13.95 each Payable to the church in advance)

    NAME _________________________________________________________________

    ADDRESS ______________________________________________________________

    PHONE ______________________________________

    Given in Honor of ________________________________________________________


    Given in Memory of _______________________________________________________


    ______ Please deliver my poinsettia to a shut-in _________________________________


    ______ I will deliver my poinsettia to someone

    If member of the church, please give name_________________________


    ______ I wish to use my poinsettia at home.

    Please place orders for poinsettias by Monday, November 25th


    Orders received after November 25th will not be guaranteed due to the high demand for