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First Presbyterian Church 4511 Sixth Avenue, Kearney, NE 68845
www.fpckearney.org (308) 234-4543
INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
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.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US!
WORSHIP SCHEDULE OFFICE HOURS
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
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]
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
*CALL TO WORSHIP AND COMMEMORATION OF THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED
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.
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
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.
SERMON VISION QUESTS
*HYMN "Open My Eyes That I May See" No. 324
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
TITHES AND OFFERINGS
Offertory Gift of Finest Wheat arr. Charles Callahan
SACRAMENT OF THE LORDS SUPPER
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:
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.
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
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
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING TO ELECT RULING ELDERS, DEACONS AND MEMBERS OF THE 2014 NOMINATING COMMITTEE
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
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.
HONEY SUNDAY DRIVE
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
COMING SOON TO A PEW NEAR YOU!
GLORY TO GOD HYMNAL DEDICATION
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
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
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX
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
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
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.
THIS WEEK AT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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
POINSETTIAS FOR CHRISTMAS
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)
Given in Honor of ________________________________________________________
Given in Memory of _______________________________________________________
PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR CHOICE BELOW: Thank You!
______ 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