June 2, 2013


*Those that are able are invited to stand


Gathering                                          “Prelude in E Minor”                                                J.S. Bach


Welcome and Announcements


Introit                                                   “Lead Me, Lord”                                                    Choir          


Celebrating the birth of the church


*Opening Litany

God of unity, bring to us the Sprit that joins our hearts in love. Help us see beyond

 ourselves, beyond these walls, beyond this congregation, to understand the way

you embrace the entire church as yours. Amen.


*Hymn                                              “Holy, Holy, Holy”                                                   #64


*Opening Prayer

A Time of Prayer


Joys and Concerns

Hymn                                                 “Be Still, My Soul”                                                   #534

Silent Prayer / Pastoral Prayer / Lord’s 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 trespasses as we forgive those who

 trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and

the power and the glory forever.  Amen.


Anthem                                           “Spring Bursts Today”                                              Choir


Celebrating the Word


Scripture                                             2 Timothy 3:14-17


Presentation and Dedication of Bibles


Bible Litany

Leader: Receive the Word of God. Learn its stories and study its words.  Its stories belong

 to us all, and its words speak to us all. They tell us who we are and that we belong to one

another, for we are the people of God.

Children: We receive these Bibles with our hands, our hearts, and our minds.  Thank you.

We will read and study the Bible together.

Congregation: We rejoice in this step in your journey with God. We pray

God will guide you, your family, and us as you use this Bible in your home, in your

classes, and in our worship. We will learn together and grow in our love for God’s Word.

Children: The Word of God is a lamp to our feet and light to our path.

Thanks be to God!


Hymn                                     “Child of Blessing, Child of Promise”                               #611


Scripture                                               Luke 6:37-49


Message                    BEING DISCIPLES, BEING THE CHURCH


Sharing our blessings


Offering our Gifts and Tithes


Offertory                                                  “Offertory”                                                   A. Hesse


*Doxology                       “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”                         #94


*Offering Prayer

You have given to us, and out-given us, and yet we offer to you these small gifts.

Receive them as our effort to thank you and to remind ourselves of all that we

have received from your loving hands. Amen.



Taking the Word to the World


*Hymn                                  “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”                         #2241

in The Faith We Sing



*Hymn                                  “The Spirit Sends Us Forth to Serve”                          #2241

Verse 4

in The Faith We Sing


Postlude                                 “Come, God Creator, Holy Ghost”                           J.S. Bach







Ngozi Osuagwu (Akudo’s mom)—who needs to have corrective surgery for a double bi-lateral knee replacement that failed

Christopher Stone (Jane Glidden’s cousin)—continued healing, coming back to N.C. City for care

Mei Andrews (cousin of Jane)—uncontrollable nose bleeds

Martin Girson (friend of the Harper’s)—passed away

Pastor Kelly’s family—passing of her Aunt Diana

Kim Sr.—Difficult adjustment and balancing medications

Wilkinsburg Community Ministries—prayer for funding from the Miller Foundation