Collingswood Presbyterian Church June 29, 2014
30 Fern Avenue, Collingswood, New Jersey 08108
Telephone: 856-854-4523 ♦ Fax: 856-854-4460
E-mail: [email protected]
The Rev. Dr. Katherine G. Killebrew, Pastor
William Powell, Director of Music
Gretchen Kolecki, Director of Christian Education
Joan Hafer, Secretary
Chris Keeley, Custodian
COLLINGSWOOD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY
June 29, 2014 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
ASSEMBLE IN GOD’S NAME
It doesn’t take much, O Lord, for us to be reminded of how we
fall short of
holiness. Only say one word to us and we are brought to our
Yet you have made us in your image and we reclaim that creation
us, mold us and heal us, forgiving Lord. Amen.
Welcome and Announcements
We welcome you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Please
guest book in the narthex so we can send you a welcome
Gathering of Prayer Concerns and Joys
Please raise your hand to share your joys or concerns to be
the prayers of the people this day. You may also write your
the pink sheets and hand to the Pastor. Please mail a prayer
the narthex to your loved one.
Centering Music - “Gather Us In” STF #2236
*Please stand for items marked with an asterisk.
Call to Worship Leader: Troubled prophets and struggling
families, you listen to our voices, whoever we are. People: There
is no one like you, God of the listening heart. Leader: Those who
live in fear, and those who look for signs, you fill us with hope
and surprises. People: There is no one like you, God of steadfast
love. Leader: Seekers of power, as well as those who serve the
vulnerable, you challenge us to use our gifts for others. People:
There is no one like you, God of all people.
*Hymn - “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” GTG #267
*Prayer of Confession Leader: We struggle daily with that human
tendency to always do wrong, say hurtful things, turn our back to
others. But God will never hold our sins against us or our foolish
nature. Let us confess to our God, who frees us forever from
judgment, as we pray,
ALL: In baptism, we are promised new life, God of grace, yet we
continue to focus on those old ways which are so comfortable and
seductive. We are so good at fooling others that we are convinced
we can trick you as well. We have been called to walk with you, and
run down those paths paved with foolishness and fears.
Forgive us, God of steadfast love. You have claimed our lives in
baptism, so we might be set free from sin and be raised to new
life. Just as you save us, so give us the strength to be willing to
take up whatever task you give us, and the faith to be willing to
lose our lives for others, so we might find life forever with you,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Silence is kept
*Assurance of Pardon Leader: This is the good news: God hears
our prayers, our cries, our hearts. And, in Christ, we receive new
life. We are free, free to walk in the Light of the Lord. People:
So, this is what we will do. We will open our hearts to God's
grace; we will live as people who have died to sin and who live for
*Musical response - “Lord, Prepare Me” GTG #701
*Sharing of the Peace Leader: The peace of Christ be with you.
People: And also with you.
PROCLAIM GOD’S WORD
Children’s Sermon (Children Pre-K through 5th Grade may leave
for Sunday School.)
Old Testament Lesson: 2 Samuel 11:1-4 (page 281)
*Hymn - “Lead On, O King Eternal” GTG #269
New Testament Lesson: Revelation 3:14-22 (p. 1119)
“Theme Song “Seven Deadly Sins” Words by James Mitchell (sung to
the tune of “Gilligan’s Island”)
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale Of Seven Deadly Sins.
Each week a different character, and the fix they're in. King David
and old Gilligan are not a likely pair, but look within, beneath
the skin to find the sin they share (To find the sin they
King David let sloth carry him into adultery, a murdered friend,
and in the end a shattered family (A shattered family)
(continues on next page)
We run aground when we are found inviting these things in,
There's Sloth, of course, and Gluttony, pure anger, and our
The lure of Lust, Pride and Envy, The Seven Deadly Sins!
Sermon: “Sin of Sloth: Gilligan and David ”
The Rev. Dr. Katherine G. Killebrew
RESPONSE TO THE WORD
*Litany of Faith
Leader: “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve
Lord.” (Romans 12:11 )
People: Move us from lukewarm Christians to a church all
Leader: “For the moment all discipline seems painful rather
pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of
righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
People: Stir us up O Lord to know the life that is full and
Leader: “So that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of
who through faith and patience inherit the promises.”
People: Let us live up to and live into the calling you have
Leader: “Rise up, you women who are at ease, hear my voice;
complacent daughters, give ear to my speech. In little
more than a year you will shudder, you complacent
women; for the grape harvest fails, the fruit harvest will
not come.” (Isaiah 32:9-10)
Women: Let us rise up and be courageous and strong , serving
our God our community, family and world.
Leader: “And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle,
encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient
with them all.” (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
Men: Let us be bold Men of God, faithfully leading our
church, our families and the world in the name of
Leader: “... if anyone does not provide for his relatives,
especially for members of his household, he has denied
the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
(1 Timothy 5:8)
Children/Youth: Help us to be helpful and careful of our
family. Lord help us to be faithful girls and boys as
we serve our family, work at school and be kind to our
Leader: “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him
doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may
have something to share with anyone in need.”
People: Remind us daily of our calling to be your children,
faithful, graceful and generous.
Leader: “For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work
the love that you have shown for his name in serving
the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you
to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance
of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish,
but imitators of those who through faith and patience
inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:10-12)
People: Let us live into the legacy of those faithful
who paved the way for us. May we boldly step into the
future of our faith. Amen
Offering “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
sacrifices are pleasing to God.” Hebrews 13:16
*Doxology #606 “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise
Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.”
*Prayer of Dedication
Prayers of the People
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And also with you.
Leader: Let us pray.
Prayers of Praise, Thanksgiving, and Intercession. All: 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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
GO IN GOD’S NAME
*Hymn: “We Are Marching in the Light of God” GTG #853
Leader: As you leave this place, remember that you may be the
only grace someone will meet this week. People: We go, to share
God's graciousness with all. Leader: Remember you may be the only
love someone will encounter this week.
Please join us in the lounge for iced tea and fellowship
People: We go, to be the love of Jesus for all.
Leader: Remember you may be the only peace someone will
find this week.
People: We go, to share the Spirit of hope and
with all. (c) 2014 Thom M. Shuman
Go Forward and Serve!
Be a part of God’s work through CPC!
Please check the flower book in the Narthex and sign up to
dedicate the flowers in the church to honor, or in memory of, a
Flowers are needed for 7/6, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3
If you are a visitor, please sign the Fellowship Book in the
narthex so we know you are here!
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Large print bulletins and hymnals are available for your
convenience. If you have difficulty hearing, personal amplifiers
are available in the narthex.
Parents, please pick up a worship activity bag for your
children. Please return the bags to the narthex after the
PLEASE BRING THE HEARING AIDES BACK TO THE DEACON OF THE
for your service!
Reader: Linda Herzog
Deacon of the Day: Erica Werner
Greeters: Carol & Barry Longmire
Ushers: Erica Werner & Karen Mazak
Fellowship Hosts: Louanna Sills & Dawn Norton
Flowers: the flowers today are given to the Glory of God!
Sunday School: Children should follow Mrs. Kolecki out after the
Children’s Sermon. You may pick your children up in the Jr. Dept.
after the service.
Nursery - There or NO nursery workers today. The nursery will be
open with A/C and you can volunteer to work the nursery this
sum-mer, but, there will be no paid staff. If you are interested in
helping in the nursery please sign up on the sheet on the door in
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT CPC THIS WEEK?
Sun., 6/29 10:00 am - Worship
11:00 am - Fellowship - lounge
Mon., 6/30 7:00 pm - Children’s Community Program
Meeting . lounge
Tue., 7/1 7:00 pm - Deacon’s Meeting
Wed., 7/2 8:00 am - Confirmation Trip to NYC
7:00 pm - VBS Training - lounge
8:00 pm - Mission Trip Training - lounge
Fri., 7/4 OFFICE CLOSED Happy Birthday USA!
Sun., 7/6 10:00 am - Worship in the Park
11:00 am - Fellowship - lounge
WEEKLY COMMUNITY USE
Spring of Life Church:
Sunday - 1:00 - 2:30 pm - Sanctuary
2:30 - 5:00 pm - Dining Room
Wed. & Fri. - 8:00 - 9:30 pm - Jr. Rm.
This week’s activity will be making a “new earth”. We will read
Revelations 21-22 and the kids will make a paper plate earth. We
listen to a Christian Rock radio station while we are working on
our project. If you would like to sign up to help one Sunday please
see Gretchen Kolecki, Director of Christian Education.
Up Coming Events:
VBS: July 6th-10th 6-8pm. Ages 4 years old - entering 5th grade.
Please complete a registration sheet for your child. The
reg-istration sheet is in the back of the bulletin. A small fee for
VBS is $5 per child ($10 per family max).
If you would like to volunteer to help with VBS please see
Please see Gretchen Kolecki, Director of Christian Education to
sign up to help with Activity Sundays.
Also, if you have a child in Sunday School, please join our
Collingswood Presbyterian Church Sunday School.
There is NO Youth Group tonight, but, there is a meeting about
the Mission Trip on July 1 at 8pm
after the Junior Counselor training Class which starts at
****We need your final Massanetta Springs Deposits by July
Up Coming Events: Trip to New York City for Youth and Adults
grade 8 and above July 2. Meet at CPC at 8AM
If you have not done so already, please join our Youth Group
Collingswood Presbyterian Youth Group.
Session Highlights Summer worship service hours will begin on
June 22 for the
service in Knight Park – service starts at 10:00.
Shawn Ellis was joyfully accepted into membership. He will
baptized on June 15.
Bell tower repairs are ongoing.
The property committee is working on an energy saving
program to reduce energy consumption and cost.
We look forward to hosting the IHOC overnight in 2015 – from
March 22 through April 2.
We are continuing to explore a community outreach program
for after school care.
CPC is making plans to host the January 2015 West Jersey
Donations for the following items are needed for VBS:
5 cases of bottled water 3 bags of pretzels 3 dozen unfrosted
cupcakes 3 bags of marshmallows
6 containers of white frosting 2 boxes of raisins
4 boxes of Graham Crackers 2 large containers of Gold
We are updating the CPC Directory. If you have
had a change of address, phone number, or email
address, please let the office know before July 7th.
You can either call the office at 856-854-4523 or
email at [email protected]
KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS
Birthdays: Jay Sills, Melanie MacCoy, Chris Eife
Seminarians: Chris McNabb, Buzzy LeCluyse and Richard Aylor
Those who serve in government, our military personnel, &
work in other countries.
Our country, our president, and our leaders
Our troops in Afghanistan and around the world
Military personnel - Jennifer Riippa
Kyle Stoy-- who is teaching ESL in Seoul, South Korea
Those at home or in a care facilities
Elizabeth Baggett Harry Binder Robert Johnson
Dorothy Varnum Jean Waitz Art Dickol
Pray for Health and Wellness
Ray Burns Sal Ferraro Judy Grantham
Frank Griffin Sam Jang Do-Soon Bob Lowden
Carol Rowand Jay Sills Darla Hartman
Rich Smith The Stone Family Colleen Ellis
Jeffrey Patterson Lizzy Scotland Bob Whenna
Carol & Steven Salmon
Please pick up a prayer card in the narthex and mail it to these
loved ones for whom we pray.
Rev. Debby Brincivalli & Staff of West Jersey Presbytery
First Presbyterian Church of Salem
Our PCUSA mission in Malaysia
Juan G. Hall Presbyterian Church, Cardenas, Cuba
Njikob Presbyterian Church, Cameroon
If you are going into the hospital or would like a pastoral
visit, please call or have a family member call the church office
or one of the deacons or elders.
If you don’t call, we are going to assume you don’t want a
Please remember to fill out a new pink form. with each update
for the prayer list.