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  • The Madison Presbyterian Church 202 Broadway, Madison, Indiana 47250

    812-265-2952 email: [email protected]

    “We are part of the Family of God! As a Christian family, we seek to practice

    the generous hospitality of Jesus Christ, who welcomes all. As a worshiping

    family, we seek to enhance and expand our experience of God in worship. As

    a family of Christ’s disciples, we seek to grow in our understanding of God’s

    grace and God’s claim upon our lives. As a mission-oriented family, we

    express our faith in action. As an historic Presbyterian family in a

    contemporary setting, we are rooted and grounded in the Presbyterian Church

    (U.S.A.) as we strive to remain relevant to the needs of our community. As

    the joyful children of God, we live in faith, hope and love!”

    THE SESSION 2014 2015 2016

    Jim Bartlett Tim Busching Jean Beaver Rick laCour Marshall Havens Jennifer Saroka Don Wiest Richard Hoover Libby Sheppard

    THE BOARD OF DEACONS Anne Andreasen Amanda Corbin Mary Davee Gina Freeman Mike Dorsey Connie Huntington Carole Hanson Bill Ohlendorf Shari Vaughn Sam Zinnel

    MINISTER Scott Hookey

    DIRECTOR of MUSIC MINISTRY Jonathan Stanley

    CLERK of SESSION Jane Jacobs

    YOUTH MINISTRIES DIRECTOR Dave Adams

    TREASURER Gregg Mayberry

    FINANCIAL SECRETARY Sheila Self

    OFFICE MANAGER Dee Hudson

    SEXTON Donnie Stevens

    OUR HISTORY: The Madison Presbyterian Church was organized in 1815.

    The present sanctuary was built in 1846. In 1925 and again in 1956, rooms were

    added to provide additional facilities for our educational task. As a congregation,

    we are part of the continuing work of God through the Church of all ages and a

    member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

    PEACE What kind of love is this…

    so deep it casts out fear,

    so great it dispels all darkness,

    so beautiful all we can say is…

    Thank You, Jesus!

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given…

    And his name shall be called… the Prince of Peace.

    ISAIAH 9:6

    THE SECOND SUNDAY OF

    ADVENT

  • Madison Presbyterian Church

    December 7, 2014 - 10:00 A.M. 2nd Sunday of Advent

    The * indicates when to rise in body or in spirit.

    GATHERING GOD’S PEOPLE

    PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP

    WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD! WE ARE BOUND TOGETHER BY THE LOVE OF GOD,

    AND BY CONCERN FOR EACH OTHER AND FOR THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE.

    PRELUDE Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmanuel Reichel

    WORDS OF WELCOME

    Please sign and pass the Fellowship Pad at this time. Please note prayer requests and announcements.

    INTROIT from Psalm 85

    You have been gracious to your land, O Lord, you have restored the good fortunes of Jacob. You have forgiven the iniquity of your people

    and blotted out all their sins.

    THE LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH (responsive)

    The Glass Family

    L: Mordecai said to Esther, “Perhaps you have come to your position for such a time as this.” R: You have brought us to this time, O Lord, but for what purpose? L: “Seek peace and pursue it.” We light the second candle on

    the Advent wreath which is the candle of peace.

    (Light the candle of Peace.)

    The Prince of Peace calls us to be peacemakers. R: The peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you. L: And also with you. R: Let us pass the peace to our neighbor.

    *PASSING OF THE PEACE

    PRAYER LIST

    Congregation: Ashtyn Adams, Sharon Auxier, Mary Clapham (Thornton Terrace), Marshall Havens, Al Huntington, Mary Louise Grimes, Jane Jacobs, Bill Mayberry, Harriette Parton, Janet Ryan, Staci Ryan-Torres, Sheila Self, Nancy Strandmark, Barbara Walters-Dixon.

    Family and Friends: Betsy Adler, Ruth Auxier, Dylan Baer, Mike Baker (Mary Davee’s brother), Lloyd Bell, Carol Blasdel, Conny Bowman and family, Donna Bowman, Todd Bredenkamp, Connie Brink, Martha Brown, Mark Busching, Michael Busching, Becky Chase, Sherry Craddock, Linda and John Davis, Mary Lawrence Davis, Susan DeLapp, Dave Dionne, Dan Dunn, Phillip Eades, Eric, Jessica Garvey and family, Tammy Gerber, Peter Glyer, Pat Goley, Hilary Goodman, Shirley Griffith, Chuck Hale, Tom Hale, Miachel Hancock-Eccles, Millie Harness, Brittany Henry, Norma Huffman, Bill Hughes, James Jackson, Brittney Johnson and family, Ruth Johnson, Anne Jones, Kaya Kabota, Candy Kahn and family, Tasha Keller, Albert Lanham, James Leveille, Terra Lewis, Paul Limato, Jeff Lineburg (Janet Castor’s brother), Steve Livingston, Mary Louise Lohrig, Mahoney Family, Mary McClure, David Meese, Jr., Tabatha Melton, Helen Miller (Hanover Health & Rehab Center), Eric Mitchell (Jean Beaver’s son), Gaye Moll, Doris Moss, Pam, Wanda Payton, Frank Pearson, Nak Phok, Darrell Ralston, Residents and Staff of Madison Correctional Facility and Juvenile Correctional Facility, Roberto, Susan Schafer and family, Elizabeth Shupperd, Jessica Smith, Josh Smith, Laryssa Smith, Therese Spence, Dan Stockdale, Tiana Stockton and family, Roy Stone, Denver Taylor, Trey Taylor, Leslie Thompson, Ruben Portillo (Alicia’s dad), Doug Vaughn, Peggy Voris and family, Buddy Waller, Warren (friend of Bob & Judith Glass), Jaye Weaver, Tom Weber, Laurel Lyn Wiest, Sue Williams, Nick Wyne.

    MPC Rotating Prayer Calendar for week of December 7:

    Michael L. and Laurie Dorsey Heather Dorsey Sue Nickol First Presbyterian Church, Montezuma

  • STEWARDSHIP REPORT 11/30/2014 Received

    Pledged Offering $ 1,670.00

    Unpledged Offering $ 125.00

    Total Received $ 1,795.00

    Goal $ 2,887.00

    Year to Date (Week 48)

    Pledged Offering $ 128,272.00

    Unpledged Offering $ 15,602.00

    Total Received $ 143,874.00 Goal $ 138,576.00

    Difference $ 5,298.00

    Deacons’ Offering for November $ 60.00

    11/30/2014

    Steeple Fund Receipts $

    Received to Date

    Feel free to donate to this fund at any time. $ 9,200.00

    POINSETTIA ORDER

    Christmas poinsettias will be $11 this year. If you would like

    one in honor or in memory of a loved one, please fill out the

    form and enclose the $11.

    Deadline for ordering is December 14th.

    I will ______ I will not____________ take the plant/s home

    after December 28.

    In honor of/In memory of:

    ________________________________________________

    Given by:

    ________________________________________________

    *HYMN Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus 82

    THE CALL TO CONFESSION

    God comes to love us and forgive us! Let us prepare our hearts as we confess our lives which are so often in exile, saying,

    THE UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION

    We have heard that our penalty has been paid, God of Comfort; yet we still insist on lashing out against others, feeling they deserve our judgment. We confess that you are patient with us but wish you would act quickly against those who hurt us. We confess your word will stand forever, but it is our words of pain and anger that cause long-term harm to others. Forgive us, Lord. Help us to remember that you are a God who loves us freely. You are a God not of punishment but of peace. Enable us to live as people who follow your example. In the name of Jesus we pray.

    (A time of silence is observed) THE KYRIE L: Lord, have mercy. R: Christ, have mercy. L: Lord, have mercy.

    THE ASSURANCE OF PARDON

    Hear the Good News God speaks to you: I love you; I forgive you; I restore you to new life. Let us not ignore the fact that God comes: not to condemn, but to comfort us; not to scold, but to speak tenderly to us of hope, of love, of joy. This is the Good News of the Gospel. Thanks be to God. Amen.

    *RESPONSE OF PRAISE Gloria Patri 581

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost; As it was in the beginning,

    is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

  • HEARING GOD’S WORD

    THE UNISON PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION

    God who sets things in motion before we are ever aware, teach us to trust in your plan as we hear your Word. Amen.

    THE FIRST LESSON Psalm 119: 10 – 16 O.T. 566

    This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

    ANTHEM The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns Beck

    The King shall come when morning dawns And light triumphant breaks,

    When beauty gilds the eastern hills And life to joy awakes.

    Not as of old a little child, To bear and fight and die,

    But crowned with glory like the sun that lights the morning sky.

    Then let the endless rapture begin, By prophets long foretold,

    When right shall triumph over wrong, And truth shall be extolled.

    The King shall come when morning dawns And light and beauty brings:

    Hail, Christ the Lord! Thy people pray, Come quickly, King of Kings!

    THE CHILDREN’S SERMON

    THE SECOND LESSON O.T. 446

    Esther 4: 1 – 17 This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

    THE SERMON “For a Time Such as This”

    RESPONDING IN FAITH

    *HYMN It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 123

    CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES — DECEMBER 24

    5:00 P.M. and 11:00 P.M.

    We hope you will join us for one or both of these

    celebrations of the birth of Christ.

    The 5:00 p.m. worship will include the Lord’s Supper and a Christmas

    message, along with our traditional candle lighting while the

    congregation sings “Silent Night.”

    The 11:00 p.m. service will be a service of Lessons and Carols with choir

    and bells. This service also will include the traditional candle lighting

    while the congregation sings “Silent Night.” Pre-service special music

    will begin at 10:40 p.m.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS

    From the Finance Committee: We want to thank everyone

    who turned in stewardship, capitol campaign, and window

    sponsorship cards on Sunday, November 23. If you were not

    present that Sunday or if you have forgotten, please remember

    to put your card in the offering plate when you are attending.

    For stewardship, it is important for us to know what income we

    can count on to run our day-to-day operations. Thanks, again,

    for your generosity "So That" our church family can continue to

    thrive!

    Everyone’s Invited to our annual Christmas Hymn Fest

    at 3:00 p.m. today, December 7th, at 202 Broadway.

    Sing together

    familiar Christmas hymns found in our new hymnal —

    Hear the choir introduce a few new songs —

    Request some special favorites —

    Listen to a bit of “hymn history”—

    Then enjoy light refreshments in Fellowship Hall.

    Meeting of the Corporation Called for December 14

    The Session of MPC has called a meeting of the corporation

    for Sunday, December 14th, for the purpose of electing three

    persons to the Board of Trustees. The Nominating Committee

    will nominate the following persons; Rick laCour, Connie

    Huntington and Larry Crisafulli.

    You’re Invited: The Madison Performing Arts Foundation is

    pleased to present the Community Band, performing at 7:30

    p.m. on Tuesday December 9th, at the Overlook Room of Clifty

    Inn. The event is free and open to the public.

    *THE APOSTLES’ CREED

    I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

    OFFERING AND DEACONS’ OFFERING

    Offertory Comfort, Comfort, Ye My People Bohm Offerings

    *Doxology 606 *Unison Prayer of Dedication

    While we are waiting in this Advent season, may our gifts be used to proclaim good news to those who need it most, so that justice may come into the places of oppression, so righteousness might kiss the wounds of the most vulnerable, so hope and peace might meet in all the broken places of our world and begin to build new communities of reconciliation. Hear our prayer, Amen.

    THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

    The Invitation The Prayer of Thanksgiving The Words of Institution The Distribution of the Elements

    The bread will be served to you at your seats. Please wait to partake until all have been served. You will be invited to eat with the words: “The bread of Life.” The response of praise is: “Amen.”

    After the bread has been served, the cup will follow. Please wait to partake until all have been served. You will be invited to drink with the words: “The cup of salvation.” The response of praise is: “Amen.”

  • THE UNISON PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING AFTER COMMUNION

    Lord, we are glad for the opportunity to celebrate your presence in this place with visible signs, bread and cup. Open our hearts and minds to see your grace in other moments that we might know you are near. This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

    *HYMN Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates 93

    *BENEDICTION

    *BENEDICTION RESPONSE

    Veni Emmanuel

    Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. *POSTLUDE All Praise to Thee, Eternal God Pachelbel

    You are invited to join members and friends for Fellowship Time immediately after the benediction response.

    If you wish to stay and listen to the postlude, please feel free to remain in your seat.

    Thank you for being with us in worship. If you are new in the area or are looking for a church home, we invite you to join us

    for worship, fellowship, study and service.

    A nursery is available for young children. If you are unfamiliar with the location of the nursery, please ask an usher.

    LITURGIST – Jean Beaver USHERS – Libby Sheppard and Gina Freeman GREETERS – Julie Curtis and Linda laCour GATHERING MUSIC – Greg Ziesemer FELLOWSHIP HOUR - Sara Stetson and Natalie Willis COMMUNION SERVERS - Libby Sheppard, Jim Bartlett,

    Marshall Havens, and Jennifer Saroka ATTENDANCE LAST SUNDAY - 82

    THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE December 7

    SUNDAYSUNDAYSUNDAY 8:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M.

    11:00 A.M.

    5:00 P.M.

    Adult Sunday School Classes Worship/Communion Service Children’s Sunday School Fellowship Hour The Gathering at F.B.C.*

    WEDNESDAY 4:00 P.M. 4:30 P.M. 5:30 P.M.

    ACES Bell Choir Choir

    *The Gathering is an evening ecumenical Worship Service at First Baptist Church. *The Madison Men’s Bible Study is an ecumenical Bible Study meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at different homes each time. Contact Larry Newhouse at 812-493-4012 or [email protected] for information. *ACES = Adult Christian Education Subgroup

    Church History

    1815-2015 A: The First Presbyterian

    Church of Madison was

    organized in 1815, the year

    when Napoleon fell and one

    year before Indiana became a

    state.

    mailto:[email protected]