CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA)
1404 NORTH BOULEVARD
ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA 29621
(864) 226-3468 WEB ADDRESS: WWW.CENTRALPRESBY.COM
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VOLUME 47, NUMBER 23
June 5, 2016 David J. Bailey Chris Cole Debbie Foster Mandy
Pastor Organist Parish Associate Director of Music
Stephen Price Amy Rawlings Interim Director of Christian
Education Director of Childrens Ministries
for Youth & Young Adults
The flowers beneath the cross are
given to the Glory of God
and in honor of
our 52nd anniversary
Given by Mac & Mary Amelia
The following Sundays are available:
July17 & 31, August 7, 14, 21 & 28
Call now to reserve your date!
THIS WEEK AT CENTRAL
SUNDAY, June 5
9:30 am Summer Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
MONDAY, June 6 6:30 pm Grief Group
TUESDAY, June 7 9:30 am Staff meeting
11:00 am Youth Girls craft day at
WEDNESDAY, June 8
5:30 pm Committee meal
6:00 pm Committee Meetings
Adult Summer Sunday School Coffee House Series
I LOVE TO TELL
THE STORY June 5 August 14
Each week we will hear from a variety of guest speakers as
share how God has been at work in their lives, professions,
community and more. The speakers for June are: April Swanson,
Marion and Cheryl Middleton Chris and Bonny Daughtry
All Adult Sunday School Classes are invited to the Fellowship
Coffee, food and fellowship will begin at 9:30 am and the
Guest(s) will be introduced at 9:40am
WITH PEOPLE NEATH THE STEEPLE
Please remember in your prayers:
Maureen Dorin, Sam Anderson, Bill
Smith, son-in-law of Fred and Gayle
Gault, Terrell Wilson, Judy Shirley,
Fred Gault, Frances Calvo, Cherry
Causey, Kyle Andersons mother, Terry
Anderson, Ashley Harrelsons mother,
Susan Fowler; Ann Hicks, Jody
Moesley, Julie Blankenships father and
brother, Walter and Mark Hartmann,
Cathy Moore, Jerry Lane, Cecil
Stevenson, Scott Stewart and Jennifer
Perkins father, Paul.
Congratulations to Central
grandparents Mike &
Lucretia Perkins on the
birth of a grandson, Clyde
Jameson Perkins on May
24th. Parents are Matthew & Ashlee
We are so grateful for the
time that our Bebe, Betsy
Tucker, had worshipping
here at Central. During her
brief illness we received may flowers,
cards and notes, which she enjoyed
reading. The meal provided for our
family was delicious and very much
appreciated. The kind words and
memories shared with us during and
after will forever keep her spirit alive.
She loved this church so much.
With grateful hearts,
John, Kimberly, Annaliza & Riley
David Bailey will be on sabbatical from
May 16-July 11. If you have pastoral
needs during this time, please contact
the church office. If you have prayer
concerns for the email prayer list please
send them to Sandy in the church office
at [email protected] or to
Harold Gilbert at
[email protected] Our
preacher this morning is our Parish
Associate, the Rev. Debbie Foster.
mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]
Tuesday June 7 11am-3:30pm
Youth Girls Craft Day
At First Presbyterian
We will paint, spray, melt, play,
draw, roll, splatter, mold and MORE
Well make fused glass jewelry & do
canvas painting with a local artist.
No artistic skill required.
Middle and High School Girls
$30 includes lunch.
Let Stephen know...
2016 CAMP BUC
$30 ($25 second child in family,
max of $75 per family) k5 4th
A one day camp experience from
9:30 am 4:00 pm at Buc Outdoor
Center. Includes: Hiking, low-ropes,
swimming, lunch, games, craft,
Bible Study, and a $75.00 discount
coupon (per camper) for a week at
camp later in the summer. Offered
June 21, June 23, June 28, July 12,
July 19, July 26.
Full Camp descriptions and fees can
be found at bucoutdoorcenter.org
Camp Registrar, LeAnne White,
YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY A search committee has been
consisting of Jimmy Huff (Chair,
Elder CE), Anna Johnson
(Admin representative, at large),
Ashleigh Cole (at large), Kay Morris
(at large), Henry Adair (at large), and
Libby Middleton (youth
representative) to begin the search for
our next Youth and Young Adult
ministry leader. Please feel free to
communicate with anyone on the
committee with concerns or qualified
candidates. The job description is
available at the Church office. Please
keep this committee in your prayers.
Vacation Bible School
July 11-15th We need your help! VBS doesnt
happen without lots of our church family
volunteers! We are looking for folks
available the week prior for decoration
set up (can be in the evenings)
and those available the week of!
Contact Ashley Anderson or Emily Marr
to see where you could serve!
Participant registration deadline is
VBS ITEMS NEEDED Brown Grocery Bags
Contact Kelly Southard for more info!
AUTO BANK DRAFTS
FOR SUMMERTIME GIVING!
Auto Bank Drafts are available for
ease of your contribution giving to
Contributions can be set up
weekly or monthly!
Forms are available
in the office from Sandy.
All transactions will be
secure and private.
Please contact Sandy if this is
something you would like to set up.
Anyone wishing to make a donation
to the Columbarium Fund, please
make your checks out to CPC,
placing Columbarium Donation in
the For box and send it to Sandys
attention at the church office. Thank
you so much to those who have
NEWS & NOTES NEWS & NOTES
Central has had two cemetery lots at
Forest Lawn donated by Tom Spitz.
They are located around the carillon
in a section where no more lots are
available. They are valued at
around $7000 for both. If you are a
church member they are available
now for $6000, first come first
served. If there is no interest within
a month they will be made available
outside the church. Call Sandy or
David in the office if you are inter-
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
The church office is looking to add
to its incredible core of volunteers.
Your help is needed either on a one-
time or semi regular basis. Most
needed are mornings, 9-12:30 but
hours are flexible! Afternoons are
generally 12:30 4:00 but again the
hours are flexible! If you can an-
swer a phone then you are qualified!
(Really!) Please call Sandy if you
can help out!
LAY LEADER TRAINING If you have ever wanted to be a Lay
Leader, or if you are already a Lay
Leader and would like to hone your
skills, there will be a training ses-
sion on Sunday, June 5 and again on
Sunday July 24 from 9:30-10:00 in
the Sanctuary, led by Mandy Davis.
We will be talking about the ways
to be a great Lay Leader every-
thing from the order of worship to
how to prepare for worship and how
to read scripture effectively. Con-
tact Mandy if you have any ques-
SUMMER CHOIR Have you ever wanted to try singing
in the Choir, but cant commit to
rehearsals on Wednesday nights?
Come sing in the Summer Choir!
In June and July, we will be meet-
ing at 10:00 on Sunday mornings to
rehearse a simple anthem for that
mornings worship service. Its the
perfect time to join us! You dont
have to commit to the whole sum-
mer, just pick a Sunday and give it a
Danny & Sidney Mize
Kyle & Ashley Anderson
Robert & Beverly Barkley
Briggs Anderson/ Brynn Davis
Russell & Sunny Wells
June 5 - Doug Glenn
June 12 - Erin Lee
June 5 - Josh Pannell
June 12 - Randy Fischer
* Editors note: There has been a lot of switching so I
apologize for any errors above
We are currently soliciting names
for nomination from the
congregation for Deacons and Elders
for the Class of 2019.
Please contact committee members
or submit to Committee Chairman
Gail Southard at
Committee Members are:
Catherine Noyes, Harold Gilbert,
Michele Henry, Ann DeVilliers,
Sunday, June 5, 2016 10:30 am. Third Sunday after Pentecost
THE PREPARATION OF GODS PEOPLE
WELCOME - ANNOUNCEMENTS Doug Glenn
INTROIT I Love to Tell the Story Hankey
* CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Loving God, we come to you in worship and thanksgiving.
You are greater than we can understand;
All: open our eyes that we may see the wonderful truths
you have shown to us in Jesus.
One: You are more loving than our hearts can respond to;
All: help us to give ourselves to you in worship
so that we learn what you want us to be.
One: You are wiser than we can know;
All: still our minds as we worship you
so that we can understand the things you are saying to us,
and share your story with the world around us.
One: Loving God, in Jesus you chose to come to the world in
You chose the path the world saw as foolish.
You used what the world considered weak.
All: We worship and adore you.
Let us tell the story!
* HYMN 265 Jesus Shall Reign Whereer the Sun DUKE STREET
* CALL TO CONFESSION
One: We cannot come before God
unless we are first honest with ourselves
about who we are, about the mistakes we make,
and about how well or poorly we care for others.
In this spirit, let us offer our prayers to God. Let us
* PRAYER OF CONFESSION
All: Lord Jesus Christ, you came to serve.
As you came to a blind man and gave him sight,
come to us in our darkness and show us the things we cannot
As you came to a man tormented in his mind
and gave him peace and healing,
come to us in our tensions and make us whole.
Lord Jesus Christ, you came not to be served but to serve.
But we see life the other way around:
to get where we do not give, to exploit whom we have not
to use what we have not earned.
As you came to a dying thief and promised him paradise,
come to us now in forgiveness and give us hope.
In your name, Lord, we pray
* SILENT CONFESSION
* ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Amen. While it is true that we have sinned, it is a greater
that we are forgiven through Gods love in Jesus Christ.
To all who humbly seek the mercy of God, I say,
in Jesus Christ your sin is forgiven.
All: Thanks be to God!
Large print Bulletins and Hearing Amplification Devices are
Nursery provided for infants through 2-year-old children.
* CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE - Gloria Patri #462 (stz. 2)
I love to tell the story; tis pleasant to repeat what seems,
each time I tell it,
more wonderfully sweet! I love to tell the story,
for some have never heard the message of salvation
from Gods own holy Word.
I love to tell the story; twill be my theme in glory
to tell the old, old story of Jesus and his love.
THE PROCLAMATION OF GODS WORD
A TIME FOR ALL GODS CHILDREN Henri Baker
(Following this, children ages 3, 4, and 5 may leave for
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
OLD TESTAMENT LITANY Psalm 67
One: May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine upon us,
All: God be gracious to us.
One: That your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations.
All: God bless us. One: May the peoples praise you, O God; may
all the peoples praise you.
All: God, make your face shine on us.
One: May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the
All: God, be gracious to us. One: May the peoples praise you, O
God; may all the peoples praise you.
Then land will yield its harvest,
All: and God, our God, will bless us. One: God will bless us,
and all the ends of the earth will fear him.
All: God, make your face shine upon us. One: May God be gracious
to us and bless us
and make his face shine upon us.
ANTHEM How Long, O God, Will my Prayers Be in Vain? Hamm
GOSPEL READING, p. 96 John 5:1-9
SERMON I Love to Tell the Story: Risky Business Rev. Foster
THE RESPONSE OF GODS PEOPLE
* STATEMENT OF FAITH The Apostles Creed, p. 35
* HYMN 792 There Is a Balm in Gilead BALM IN GILEAD
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORDS PRAYER (sung)
PRESENTATION OF OUR TITHES AND GIFTS
* RESPONSE, page 606 The Doxology OLD HUNDREDTH
* PRAYER OF DEDICATION
* HYMN 722 Lord Speak to Me That I May Speak CANONBURY
* CHORAL RESPONSE I Love to Tell the Story Hankey
*Those who are able, please stand.