Bulletin – October 24, 2010
SUNDAY BULLETIN, OCTOBER 24, 2010
October 24, 2010 ~ 9:00 a.m.
*Indicates those who are able may stand.
Prelude Sonata in C Minor, II. Adagio Alexandre Guilmant
(Time to prepare your heart to worship God)
Welcome, Announcements and Greeting Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey
Introit Prelude to ”Te Deum” Marc Antoine Charpentier
arr. Simon Andrews
*Call to Worship
Leader: We gather in the midst of God's dwelling place. With bodies, minds and spirits we come to worship the Triune God.
People: Our voices rise in praise of God's awesome deeds. Happy are those whom God has chosen to be here.
Leader: God crowns the year with a bountiful harvest. We respond in joyful giving of our lives, talents and resources.
People: God's presence is felt to the ends of the earth. We sing for joy to the living God!
* Hymn #461 God IS Here!
Prayer of Confession (Silent and Corporate)
How easily we forget you, O God of our salvation. We imagine that our prosperity is of our own design. We wander into paths of self- righteousness and self-congratulation. We compare ourselves with people whose sins are public knowledge and consider ourselves better than they. O God, rescue us from the evil inside us that alienates us from others and from you. We humble ourselves before you, seeking forgiveness. Amen.
Kyrie Eleison # 572
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Gloria Patri # 579 (Children may come forward at this time.)
(Children age 4 through Grade 1 may leave for Word and Worship in Room 101.)
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings John Hershey
Offertory Anthem Sing Out My Soul the Greatness of the Lord Mark Hayes
arr. Simon Andrews
*Prayer of Dedication
Scripture Lesson 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Sermon “Hilarious Giving & Soul-Felt Laughter” Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey
*Hymn #391 Take My Life and Let It Be Consecrated
“Minute for Stewardship” Barb Mobley
Pastoral Prayer Rev. Ted Mingle
*Affirmation of Faith
*Hymn #422 God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending
Postlude Toccata in E Minor Johann Pachelbel
(Time to listen and reflect or to depart in silence for fellowship in the Narthex)
GREETERS: Mary Pierce, Willy Schouten, David Levens, Nancy Reese,
Nancy and Paul Hoop
USHERS: Roland Shugarts, Jean Fontes, Ellen and Bob Morse, Regina Rice,
Kathy Shaffer, Charlotte McIntyre, John Wolf
Flowers are presented by –
Carolyn McGuigan in memory of her sister Nancy Hendricks.
INFORMAL WORSHIP SERVICE
11:15 a.m. – Praise Band – Media Driven – Fellowship Hall
Affirmation of Faith
Minute for Stewardship
Offering – baskets throughout Fellowship Hall
After the service, please recycle this page in the receptacles
MULTICULTURAL MINISTRY CLASS — Rev. Denny Walker - Room 202 continues today.
“REDISCOVERING VALUES,” – Rev. Dr. David Birch – Clergy Room – Rev. Dr. David Birch and Bruce Holran begin a four-week class today on the book by Jim Wallis entitled, “Rediscovering Values: A Moral Compass for the New Economy.” The book offers a timely and insightful reflection concerning the current economic situation.
FARM NIGHT TONIGHT—Youth@Highland is joining with the Family Ministry and going to the farm! For tonight the youth group meets at 5:00 p.m. at the Royer Farm in Elizabethtown (273 Greentree Rd. Elizabethtown) for a night of farm games, hayrides and a bonfire. Carpooling is encouraged since space in the church van is limited. Families are welcome so come on out to the farm. Yee-haw!
Fall GATHERINS AT THE RABEYS’ for dessert and fellowship on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Five Thursday evenings are being offered: October 28, November 4, 11, and 18. Sign up by calling Eleanor at 569.2651.
CARING FOR THOSE WITH MEMORY LOSS: “Developing Emotional Wisdom in
Dementia Care” is the topic of a workshop sponsored by The Stephen Ministry Network. Rev. James Day, Chaplain at Country Meadows, is the speaker for the even to be held at Highland on Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 to Noon. The session is open to anyone who provided care to someone with memory loss. Registration is $10. Contact Doug Good at 396.7853, or email@example.com
A TWO-SESSION NEW MEMBER CLASS is being held on Saturday, October 30 from 8:15 a.m.– 12 p.m. and on Sunday, October 31 from 10:15– 11:00 a.m. New members will be received on Sunday, November 7 at 9:00 a.m. worship service. Contact: Rev. Ted Mingle at 569.2651 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s Coming on November 21, 2010!
HIGHLANDERS CELEBRATION! Come and joyfully celebrate with the “Soul Purpose” on Saturday, November 13. The music brings back precious memories through Gospel music. The covered dish dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and the program at 7:15 p.m. Cost: $5. For more information call George and Peggy Koelsch at 560.7758 or Harold and Helen Emmitt at 581.5753.
DAVID BRIGGS IN CONCERT– Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m.—Highland’s Sanctuary—David will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” One of the foremost concert organist of his generation, David returns by popular demand to the Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series.
THE UPWARD BASKETBALL PROGRAM is beginning soo! Highland is partnering with First United Methodist Church of Lancaster in this exciting Christian Basketball Program. The Upward Program provides a fun environment built around healthy competition for children aged k-7th grade. The program combines basketball and faith in a way that is fun and meaningful. Registration forms are available upon request or you can go to the Highland web site www.highlandpc.org to register. The deadline for registration is December 4 and the cost is $55 before November 20 and after November 20 the cost is $65. If you have any question please contact Jeff Kurtz at email@example.com or Ted Mingle at firstname.lastname@example.org
UPWARD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. The Upward Program needs volunteers for Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings in January, February and March of 2011. The program needs announcers, prayer captains, referees, coaches, concession staff, AV techs, and devotional leaders. If you are interested or have questions, please contact jeff Kuryz at email@example.com by Sunday, November 14. All those who sign up to volunteer will be entered into a raffle to win two tickets to see the Harlem Globe Trotters play.
CALLING ALL TURKEYS – The Lancaster County Council of Churches needs turkeys! Your Stauffers food receipts, dated between October 3 and November 13, can be turned into free Thanksgiving turkeys. Please deposit your receipts ASAP in the boxes at the food cupboard and the table in the office. Frozen turkeys and donations are always welcomed. Checks should be made out to HPC and designated “Food Bank.” Questions? Contact Donna Kinsey at 898.1845.
BLOOD PRESSURES will be done by Highland Parish Nurses between services next week, Sunday, October 31 in the Privacy Retreat.
WEB INFO - DID YOU KNOW . . .that the Sunday bulletins are available on Highland's web site. A "Bulletins" page has been added under the "Resources" section, and the bulletins will be posted there. For any post, if you click the title, it will open a page with only that post showing.
HIGHLAND OFFICERS: Time is running out. Now is your final opportunity to voice your suggestions for Highland's leadership in the coming years. Please prayerfully consider nominating someone you feel would be a great addition as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee or to serve as a congregational representative to the next Nominating Board in 2011. Please fill out a ballot at the boxes in the Narthex or contact one of the following members of the Nominating Committee: Bill Ebel, Karen Hirte, Howard McIntyre, Jesse O’Hara, Jennifer Switch, Judy Mitchell—Elder, David Regensberger—Deacon Representative, Phyllis Miller—Trustee Representative, and Ginny Kleppinger, Chair—active Session Representative.
GROUND-BREAKING CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
“Long Community at Highland”
Friday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. Members of our church are invited to attend the groundbreaking. More information about the new construction will be forthcoming in November when a series of informational sessions will be announced. The existing Long Home property will be sold and the proceeds added to the Long Trust to provide financial support for future residents of the Long Community.
Presbyterian Senior Living was founded in 1927 and is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care in the country, with 23 locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and Delaware. Presbyterian Senior Living fulfills its charitable purpose and mission by providing a full range of high-quality health care, housing and other related community services directed to the elderly. www.presbyterianseniorliving
2011 GIVING ENVELOPES – In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, the Stewardship Committee has decided to make a change in our numbered envelopes. For 2011, we will provide MONTHLY envelopes for both regular and building fund contributions as well as one envelope for each of the special offerings throughout the year. If you prefer to use WEEKLY envelopes, please complete this form and place it in the offering plate this morning. Again, unless we hear from you, a box of monthly envelopes will be issued to you for contributions in 2011.
Name ________________________________ •would like weekly offering envelopes for 2011.
(please print clearly)
•would like no envelopes.
Weekly Calendar of Events
Monday, October 25
Troop 99 6:30 p.m. Gym
Chancel Bells 7:00 p.m. Choir Room
Tuesday, October 26
Men’s Bible Study 6:30 a.m. Oregon Dairy
Stewardship 7:45 a.m. Hudson Room
Moms Next 9:00 a.m. Lounge
PW Coordinating Mtg. 2:00 p.m. Room 202
Parish Nurses Yoga Class 1:00 p.m. Gym
Global Outreach 4:30 p.m. Hudson room
Samaritan Center Life-Coaching 5:30 p.m. Lounge
Young Adult Small Group 4:00 p.m. Narthex
Personnel Comm. 7:00 p.m. Upper Room
Stephen Ministers 7:00 p.m. Choir Room
Men’s Basketball 7:30 p.m. Gym
Wednesday, October 27
Men’s Breakfast@Oregon Dairy 7:00 a.m. Oregon Dairy
Highland Quilters 9:00 a.m. Room 202
PW Book Discussion Group 12:00 p.m. Room 204
Staff Mtg. 1:30 p.m. Hudson Room
w3C Dinner and Worship 6:00 p.m. Fellowship Hall
w3C Classes, Alpha & Stephen Min., Quilters 6:45 p.m. Various Rooms
Children’s Drumming/Choir 6:45 p.m. Choir Room
Preschool Board Mtg. 7:00 p.m. Room 1
Thursday, October 28
Men’s Breakfast@Bob Evans 7:00 a.m. Bob Evans
Holy Huddle 9:00 p.m. Room 204
Samaritan Center 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Communications Comm. Mtg. 10:00 a.m. Charter Room
Girl Scout Troop 1616 6:45 p.m. Room 105
Chancel Choir 7:00 p.m. Choir Room
Friday, October 29
Sweet Hour of Prayer 10:00 a.m. McClintock Chapel
Saturday, October 30
New Member Class 8:15 a.m. Lounge
Stephen Ministry Network Workshop 9:00 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Sunday, October 31
Traditional Worship Service 9:00 a.m. Sanctuary
Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Various Rooms
New Member Class 10:15 a.m. Room 208
Informal Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Fellowship Hall
Youth Groups 5:00 p.m. TYC