*Opening Songs of Worship: Here I Am to Worship Insert Welcome to Worship
with the *Call to Confession UPPER PATH VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION *Silent Prayers of Confession
*Words of Assurance of God’s Forgiveness November 23, 2008 11:00 a.m.
*Song of Response #372: I Then Shall Live (vv. 1 & 3) Rev. Meagan M. Boozer, Pastor Christine Metcalfe, Organist
Lay Leader: Ben Walters
*One: May the peace of Christ be with you.
*All: And also with you. ~ We Gather in the Spirit ~
*One: Please share the peace of Christ with one another. Welcome
If you are visiting with us, we welcome you! ~ We Share in His Word ~
Prelude Offering of Music from the Children’s Choir Directed by Dawn Johnson Responsive Call to Worship: One: We have come away from rush and hurry, Prayer for Illumination All: let us listen to the stillness of God’s peace. One: From our striving and expectations and ambitions, Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:5-10 All: let us come to Christ to find rest. One: Bring your thirsts, for he will quench them, God’s Message for all the Followers: All: he alone will satisfy. What Do You Want For Christmas This Year? One: Open your heart for the fullness of the Spirit, All: in the Spirit we find healing, hope, and overflowing ~ Sealed in the Sacrament of Baptism ~ love. *Hymn #437: Jesus Loves Me (vv. 1 & 2) Unison Prayer of Invitation: Holy God, we call out to you. We have come because we *The Apostles’ Creed need to be with you. We need to tell you what your One: Do you believe in God the Father? presence means in our lives. We need to tell you how All: I believe in God the Father almighty, creator of grateful we are to know you through knowing Jesus, to heaven and earth. know your grace, and to know that you will never turn One: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? away from us. We welcome the fullness of your Holy All: I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, Spirit now. Come and bring life beyond our who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the comprehension to this house of worship today. This we Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was pray in the name of Jesus the Savior, Amen. crucified, died, and was buried; He descended to
the dead. On the third day He rose again; he Welcome to ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right
hand of God the Father, and he will come to judge
the living and the dead. Upper Path Valley
One: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
All: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the worldwide Presbyterian Church Christian Church, the communion of saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, Spring Run, Pennsylvania and the life everlasting. Amen. The Sacrament of Baptism: Lily Mae Bair and Shelby Lin Johnson
Hymn #437: Jesus Loves Me (v. 3) ~ We Respond in Faith ~ The Bringing of our Tithes, Gifts, & Love Offerings *The Doxology #34 *Prayers of Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Dedication
~ We Prepare to Share the Blessings of the Spirit ~
Upcoming Opportunities for Service and Nurture *Closing Hymn #153: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus *Pastoral Benediction A Moment of Reflection *The Postlude November 23, 2008
KEEP PRAYING THROUGH OUR 40 DAYS OF PRAYER! Upper Path Valley Presbyterian Church Prayer Requests: (Please note, at the beginning of each month the prayer list
November 23, 2008 – Announcements will start anew. If you want to be listed on the prayer list in the bulletin, or have
your named removed from the list, please let the office know by calling 349-2603.) OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP, Our Nursing Home/Personal Care Home Residents: WITNESS, & SERVICE Aprontree: Velma O’Neil, Bessie Thompson, Don Parson (Phyllis Ciarrocca’s The congregation welcomes all whom the Lord brings to worship brother), Philip Longfellow each Sunday morning. If you have questions about anything, please Manor Care: Sam Kennedy (friend of the Ruby family) feel free to ask someone sitting near you. We are not going to ask you to raise your Menno Haven: Doris Baker, Myers Metcalfe (Chris’ father-in-law) hand or stand up if you‟re visiting with us, for we recognize that most people prefer Shook Home: Rena Felmlee not to be recognized in this way in a new setting. However, if you are visiting for the Homebound: Carl Magee, Claire Edmonson, Jim Campbell, Joyce Trieble first time, it would be helpful for us if you would please fill out one of our visitor Candleheart Ministry (For people in transition): Donna Galipo cards. These can be found in the wooden holder on the back of the pew in front of Those battling cancer: you. We are here to serve you, as we serve our Lord, Jesus Christ. If you need Gary Rowles (prostate - Gambel Wilson’s nephew, Esther’s son) some assistance hearing the service, we have excellent hearing assistance receivers. Carol Baker (brain tumor – on chemotherapy pills) These can be found below the attendance board on the table in the back of the Erica Heckman (lymphoma - cousin of Mark Cook) sanctuary. Feel free to go get one for yourself, or ask someone more familiar with Louie Martin (liver - Deb Eaton’s brother) the congregation if they would get one for you. If you have a baby or small child John Keener (Twila Snyder’s father) with you, we want you to know that we have a fully equipped nursery in the back Recuperating from surgery: wing of the building with two caregivers to help you. You may leave your children Elsie Baker (foot surgery) Phyllis Ciarrocca (knee replacement) there, or you may stay with them and watch the service on closed-circuit television. Mary Jane Coons Geraldine Shoop We also have a “baby comfort room” that you can see through the window behind Marilyn Jumper (Kristy McCardell’s mom – knee replacement) all of the pews – this room is there to help you care for your children close to the Belinda Herman Butch Coons sanctuary if they should get too „vocal‟. Of course, you may keep your Donnie Allison Clair Ziegler (Brenda Hart’s father, defibrillator) children with you in worship, being mindful of those around you who might want a Brandon Crawford (young boy at Hershey, friend of Belinda Herman) turn holding a baby! God‟s peace to you as we worship together. Preparing for surgery:
Bobbi Wible (gall bladder)
Erik Sollenberger (painful cyst, 12/18) Serving you today are: Diane Hale (preparing for eye surgery – detached retina) Greeters: Glenn & Betty Campbell Ongoing prayer needed: Acolyte: Kelly Hart Lane Coffman (spine health) Nursery Caregivers: Nancy Coons & Bonnie Cornelious Tim Browning (chronic foot pain) Head Start Set-Up: NEEDED Baby Ally at Johns Hopkins – (in need of a heart transplant) Peg Browning (khrons disease) Today: Sunday, November 23, 2008: Brittany Hommes (pray for her back to heal completely) 9:45 a.m.: Sunday School for all ages. – Classes for adults are as follows, Walter Brindle – (friend of Tom & Em Baker). Diagnosis needed.
(new students are always welcomed): Jim Thatcher – (cellulitis)
Amy Thatcher (chronic pain from arthritis) 1. Bible-in-Life, David C. Cook in the Library w/ Wilma Umbrell. Carol Tschop (back pain) 2. Genesis – A 14 week journey through the first book of the Mark Hart (healing of his eye) Bible with Joni Frey in the Assembly Room. Lynn & Amy Myers (friends of Tammy Adams – Lynn has ALS) 3. The Disciple-Making Church - a book discussion group in the Cheryl Bidlack – (friend of Wanda Harry) basement. All ages and “levels” of faith welcome. Katrina & JR & Jennifer Smith as they await the birth of twin girls in December 10:35 a.m.: Prayers for the church in the baby comfort room. All are Brooke & Mark Fischer – expecting a baby in the Spring invited to come and pray before worship.
JOYS: Birthdays: 11/23, Lane Coffman; 11/26, Larry Carlin; 11/29, 11:00 a.m.: We gather to worship God the Father, God the Son, and God
Patty Rife. Anniversary: 11/29, John & Phyllis Ciarrocca. the Holy Spirit through prayer, singing, sharing of the sacraments,
reading and teaching the Bible, offering ourselves and our
WOW! Thanks to EVERYONE who helped make this year’s Turkey resources to God, and caring for those around us.
Supper & Bazaar a great ministry for those who came. Thanks 7:00 p.m. Community Thanksgiving Service at LPVPC, 7 p.m.
especially to Ruth Frazier, Supper Coordinator! Monday, Nov. 24 – Friday, Nov. 28: Pastor on vacation! In the case of a
pastoral emergency, call Donna Hays at 349-7721 or 264-8074 (ext. 5)
LIVE NATIVITY – Youth, older children, and adults are invited to take Tuesday, Nov. 25: Adult Choir, 6:30 p.m. th from 6 to 7 p.m. This is part in a live nativity on Saturday, December 13Wednesday, Nov. 26: Weight Watchers, 5:15 p.m.
a gift to our community – people drive by or stop to ponder the gift of Thursday, Nov. 27: BLESSED THANKSGIVING!
Jesus to the world. We need people to: Saturday, Nov. 29: Light supper and a time to decorate the sanctuary for
1. put on costumes and stand still in the cold for 1 hour, Advent and Christmas - 4 p.m.
2. to sing in the choir of angels (male & female), Sunday, Nov. 30: First Sunday of Advent – the Sacrament of Holy
3. to greet and direct cars as they pull in, and Communion and the Commissioning of the Operation Christmas Child
4. to hand out small gifts for those who come. Mission Team. Special Youth Event.
A bright yellow sign up sheet is on the tables as you exit the sanctuary. Monday, December 1: FIRST COMMUNITY MEAL! See Joni Frey for
information. 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Trustees will meet at 6 p.m.; Session at 7
Serving next week, November 30: p.m.
Greeters: Mark, Jacki, & Wade Cook Wednesday, Dec. 3: Weight Watchers, 5:15 p.m.; Adult Choir and
Nursery Care: TWO CAREGIVERS NEEDED Children’s Choir, 6:30 p.m. Mission & Outreach meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Acolyte: Morgan Frazier Thursday, December 4: Community Prayer Meeting, Spring Run United
Head Start Set-Up: Marty & Lisa Parsons Methodist, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 7: Christmas Pageant Rehearsal during Sunday School thPARKING – PARKING – PARKING grade. Congregational Meeting immediately following for ages 4-8
What to do about our lack of parking on Sunday mornings (a good worship to elect officers beginning terms in 2009, to affirm the budget for
problem to have!)? Let’s try this: If you are able-bodied, please try 2009, to approve the pastor’s terms of call for 2009, and to affirm the new
parking over at the bank or at the corner of the cemetery and WALK to Five Year Plan for UPVPC. CHRISTMAS CAROLING and COOKIE
Sunday school and worship! Yes, it’s cold – but your warm heart will DELIVERY begins at 4 p.m. All are invited to come along!
keep you warm all over! This is an act of love and service for those who Monday, December 8: Community Meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m. followed by a
need to park closer, and for our guests! showing of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in the sanctuary!
THE DEACONS ARE COLLECTING: PRAYER CHAIN: If you have a concern for the prayer chain, please call
1. SWEATPANTS for the elementary school and for Pre-K counts. Elsie Baker at 349-2461. To be added to the chain, either by phone or by
Please bring in unisex colors and sizes from 4 toddler-child’s extra email, please contact Brenda Hart at 349-7540.
large. Place them in the tubs by the doors sometime before
Christmas. Compassion Prayer Child for the Week: Claudia Quib, age 10 in
2. COOKIES are needed to take to our most precious members. We Guatemala – sponsored by Mark & Jacki Cook. thwill go caroling on Sunday, December 7 beginning at 4:00 p.m.,
** PRAYER PERSON OF THE WEEK: Peggy Browning ** and will deliver cookies when we go. Please bring in cookies that
morning to be packaged for delivery! Thank you.
Yes! I want to put a poinsettia in the sanctuary beginning December 14, 2008. 2._________________________________________ Please place this slip in the offering plate when completed. Yes! I want to put a poinsettia in the sanctuary thDeadline to order is December 5. thbeginning December 14, 2008. . Please place this slip in the offering plate when completed. The color for this year is RED. Deadline to order is December 5The color for this year is RED. Check the size and quantity that you want: Check the size and quantity that you want: ____ 8” (3 plants per pot @ $14.04) ____ 8” (3 plants per pot @ $14.04) ____ 6 ?” (1 plant per pot @ $5.90) ____ 6 ?” (1 plant per pot @ $5.90) To pay: Please put cash in an envelope with your name on To pay: Please put cash in an envelope with your name on it, indicating the payment is for poinsettias, or write a it, indicating the payment is for poinsettias, or write a check to Pat Allison (worship committee chairperson) check to Pat Allison (worship committee chairperson) marked for poinsettias. Both can be put in the offering marked for poinsettias. Both can be put in the offering plate or handed directly to Pat. plate or handed directly to Pat.
Your Name or name of family as you want it listed in the Your Name or name of family as you want it listed in the bulletin: ______________________________________ bulletin: ______________________________________ In Memory of: In Memory of: 1._________________________________________ 1._________________________________________ 2._________________________________________ 2._________________________________________
OR OR In Honor of: In Honor of: 1._________________________________________ 1._________________________________________