Traditional Worship Service -9:30 a.m.
Sunday, May 19, 2013 – Pentecost
*Indicates those who are able may stand
Prelude and Chimes Prelude on “Veni, Creator”
Introit Spirit Song Cynthia Dobrinski
Call to Worship Rev. Ann Osborne
Leader: On this day of Pentecost, as we worship,
People: may God pour out his Holy Spirit upon us.
Leader: May the power and promise of that day long ago,
People: renew us and our church on this Pentecost Sunday.
Leader: May our hearts be set afire and respond with enthusiasm & energy,
People: may our lives be IN-spired and react with boldness & courage,
All: as all of us gather this morning to celebrate our church’s birthday and anniversary! Let us worship God!
*Hymn 130 Let Every Christian Pray
Prayer of Confession (in unison) O Holy Spirit, who moves subtly and secretly in our midst, catch us off guard and illumine the rough edges and the hidden corners of our prideful and anxious lives. Release us from the illusion that we can have life all neatly boxed and wrapped. Release us from faulty notions and early learned preconceptions of who you are and how you work in this world. Free us to experience your holy Presence, wide-eyed and eager like a newborn child. Kindle in us new visions for faithful living, through Christ our Lord, in whom we find our rest and courage. 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
Samaritan Center Update Gerald Ressler
Anthem The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me (Isaiah 61) Edward Elgar
Scripture Acts 2:1-21
Sermon “Celebrating Pentecost” Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey
Ordination and Installation of Officers Rev. Ted Mingle
Second Campaign Report and Challenge
Honorary Campaign Chairs – Pat Burnley and Adam Gehr
Campaign Chairs – Tim Beaver, Gene Hannum, and Ken Phillips
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
Offertory 10,000 Reasons
*Closing Hymn He Reigns (projected)
*Benediction and Celebration in the Narthex
MUSIC: DR. SIMON ANDREWS, DIRECTOR OF MUSIC; JONATHAN LEFEVER, ORGANIST; THE CHANCEL CHOIR AND THE CHANCEL BELLS, RON BELLAMY, DIRECTOR; JOSH WITMER, CONTEMPORARY MUSIC LEADER
You are welcome to remain in the Sanctuary using the Postlude for further reflection or quietly proceed to the Narthex.
FM sound devices are available. Please ask an usher for your own personal receiver. Cell phones should be silenced during the worship service. Nursery is available during all worship services.
After the service, please recycle this page in the receptacles labeled “Paper Only” located in the Narthex.
Minister on call for pastoral emergencies for Monday, May 20—Sunday, May 26 is Rev. Ted Mingle at 682-9998.
Greeters: Peggy and George Koelsch, Lilykate Light,
Betty Lou Longenecker, Pam McCarty, Betsy Piasecki
Ushers (10:00 a.m.): Johnny Woods, Roland Shugarts,
Bill Ebel, Kay and Don Houghton, Phyllis and Ed Miller
Chancel flowers are presented by~
Linda Keener and Jim Malles in honor of
granddaughter Cassie Malles on her 9th Birthday;
Shirley and Robert Burns to the glory of God.
The White Rose is presented in honor of Anne R. Shaida
who died on Wednesday, May 8, 2013
TODAY AT HIGHLAND
PENTECOST SUNDAY CELEBRATION
This year, Pentecost coincides with the 55th birthday of Highland Presbyterian Church and the 25th Anniversary of the Samaritan Counseling Center. Enjoy cake, visit with friends, family, Charter Members of Highland and the Chancel Choir. The Holy Spirit will be present; will you?
CELEBRATE with CURRENT CHARTER MEMBERS: Charles Blanken, Anne Gardner, Mary (Towers) Gooding, Sally Groff, Christian Hess,Dorothy Hess, Jean Hipp, Jeanne Jones, Joseph Jones, Peggy Koelsch, George Koelsch, Dorothy Leaman, Dorothy Nolan, Richard Nolan, Arthur Reist, Charlotte Rohrer, Arthur Webster, Paul Woodland. Please take time and greet our Charter Members in attendance.
YOU ARE INVITED! — Please join us on Friday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Brightwood Building to celebrate the completion of The Long Community at Highland Campus. Tours of each building are being offered and light refreshment served from 3:00-5:00 p.m. RSVP to Connie Soto at 381-4900 Nancy Deibler at 502-8887 or email@example.com by Friday, May 24.
Dorothy Rose Smith Concert Series
Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 7:00 p.m.
Benjamin Britten War Requiem
On the night of November 14, 1940 the 14th century cathedral in Coventry, England was destroyed in a German bombing raid. When the new cathedral, built inside the ruins of the old one, was finally completed in 1962, the Dean and Chapter turned to Benjamin Britten, one of the most widely performed composers of the twentieth century, to write a work for its dedication and as a memorial not only to those who died in the bombing, but as a monument to 500 years of faith.
The resulting work was the War Requiem, which rapidly became hailed as one of the masterpieces of the 20th Century. In addition to the traditional text of the Latin Mass for the dead, Britten added poems by the English First World War poet Wilfred Owen that speak out against the horror of war and man's inhumanity to man. The work is therefore a passionate statement about how people who proclaim the Prince of Peace must both work towards a world without war and speak out on behalf of peace.
Our Chancel Choir will be joined by many guest singers, a large orchestra, chamber orchestra, three soloists and the Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster. This work is rarely performed because of the number of performers, so our performance—one of only five in the whole of the United States this year—will be an unforgettable event. Co-sponsored by the Justice, Reconciliation and Peace Committee.
JOIN US FOR A HIGHLAND PICNIC
WHEN: Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Neffsville Community Park, Kiwanis Pavilion
WHY: Get better acquainted with others in our congregation and have some fun!
WHO: Sponsored by the Congregational Life Council
HOW: Join us after the 11:00 a.m. service. Sign-up will occur in the Narthex beginning the first Sunday in May and continuing on all May Sundays. Each family will be asked to bring a food item to share. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.
Questions: please contact Linda Rice at 393-7367 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THERE WILL BE NO RAINDATE.
CHURCH WOMEN UNITED FRIENDSHIP DAY—Friday, June 7, 2013, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Community United Methodist Church (130 Tennyson Drive, Lancaster, 17602). Come and share mission, fellowship, and lunch with friends. Theme: Custom Cusine~Healthy Choice—eating and preparing healthy ...not overly processed foods! For reservations contact: Joyce Saeger at 898-3185 or email@example.com
YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT: Students are invited to youth group this week. We'll be finishing our series called "WORDS" and we'd love to have everyone there. Middle school meets from 5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner will be provided for all students from 6:15-7:00 p.m. High school will meet from 7:00-8:30 p.m. See ya there!
MARS HILL & SUMMER TRIP DEADLINES! If you have a student interested in going on the Mars Hill missions trip with the youth group you must submit the registration by Sunday, May 26. Students coming on the Creation trip and the Pittsburgh Project should sign up now to secure spots! Talk to Matt for more details.
BOARD/CARD GAME NIGHT! Next Sunday, May 26, we will be having a night of board games and card games. Everyone (and friends) can come to the TYC at 6:00 p.m. We'll have dinner on the grill. Bring your favorite board/card game to play. For more info talk to Matt.
PENTECOST ANTEPENDIUM: The antependium displayed on Pentecost is brilliant red with the shimmering orange and yellow flames of the Holy Spirit dancing across it. It celebrates the birth of the church, the time when the Holy Spirit descended on the multitudes and they went out preaching the news of Jesus Christ. This is used on the 50th (“penta”) day of the Easter Season and may also be used when ordinations take place at other times. The beautiful lily of the Easter antependium, depicting the resurrection of Christ, and placed on the white background of purity, is displayed from Easter morning through these 50 days until now, the 7th Sunday of Easter. These banners have been created by Phyllis Thompson and Mary Kay Hymes at the request of the Highland Worship Committee.
HELP WANTED! For the SonWest Roundup VBS here at Highland, June 24-28, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Come join us! Sign-up in the Narthex at the Children's Ministry kiosk or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ye-Haw!
MARS HILL MISSION TRIP: The Mars Hill Mission Trip needs financial support for building materials to repair homes. If you would like to donate money, please write out a check to Highland Presbyterian Church, noting “Mars Hill Building Materials” in the memo. If you send the check to Highland Presbyterian Church, please place “attention Beverly Geib— Mars Hill Mission Trip” on the envelope.
HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS NEED YOUR HELP! Can you do any of the following: remove old and install sub-flooring, hang and finish drywall, install insulation, put moisture barriers in crawlspaces, paint, trim and other carpentry, hang doors and cabinets, tile work, or yard work? If you can do any of those things, sign up to help the week of August 18-23 in Pt. Pleasant N.J. Registration forms available in the office and at the welcome center. Cost $150. Minimum age: 16. For questions contact Larry Fowler at email@example.com or 656-6884.
MEN OF HIGHLAND WHO LIKE TO COOK – Place your culinary skills on display
at Juneteenth, an annual fundraising celebration sponsored by Crispus Attucks.This year’s event, featuring “Men Who Cook”, will take place at the Thaddeus Stevens College of Science and Technology on Saturday afternoon, June 15, from 1:00 to 3:30. Juneteenth commemorates June 19,1865, when the Emancipation Proclamation was finally read in Galveston, Texas, and the last remaining slaves were freed. Celebrations within the Afro-American community date back to the early 20th century. The local event includes role-playing, music, and discussion. For further information, contact Larry and Anita Ewing at 824-3318.
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