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Latrobe Presbyterian Church

428 Main Street


Latrobe, PA 15650

Eternal God, neither death nor life can separate us from


your love.
Grant that we may serve you faithfully here on earth,
and in heaven rejoice with all your saints who ceaselessly
proclaim your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT


February 25, 2018 Main Street –
11:00 am

GATHERING
Prayer Request Cards (blue) are in the pew card
holder.
The ushers will collect the request cards before the
Prelude.
The bold print invites the people to read aloud.

GREETING AND WELCOME Rev. Clark R. Kerr


The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
2 Thess. 3:18
And also with you.

PRELUDE “My Lord, What a Morning”


M. L. Thompson
Joyful Noise Chimes

SENTENCES OF SCRIPTURE Ed
McKinnon, Lector

PRAYER FOR THE DAY


…..for the sake of Jesus, your Son, our Lord. Amen.

An asterisk * invites the people to stand.

*HYMN 49 The God of Abraham Praise


*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save
the lost. We confess that we have strayed from you
and turned aside from your way. We are misled by
pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are
stained, and great when we are small. We have failed
in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.
Have mercy, O God, and forgive our sin. Return us to
paths of righteousness through Jesus Christ, our
Savior.
(Silent Confession)
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
*GLORY BE TO THE FATHER – HYMNAL 581

*THE PEACE
The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
And also with you.
(Greet one another with the words, “Peace be with
you.”)

ANTHEM “I Want Jesus to Walk with


Me” H. Hopson
The Children’s Choir

CHILDREN’S TIME
THE WORD
PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION
. . . through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

FIRST READING Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16


The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

PSALM 22:23-31 Lector

SECOND READING Romans 4:13-25


Lector The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

GOSPEL READING Mark 8:31-38


The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, O Christ.

SERMON “Hope for the Hopeless”


Rev. Clark R. Kerr
*HYMNAL 39 Great Is Thy Faithfulness

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE

…..through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

OFFERING
OFFERTORY “Take Up Your Cross” Hal
H. Hopson
The Chancel Choir

Take up your cross the Savior said, if you would my disciple be;
deny yourself, the world forsake and humbly follow after me. Take
up your cross, let not its weight fill your weak spirit with alarm;
God’s strength will bear your spirit up, and brace your

heart and gird your arm. Take up your cross, not heed the shame,
nor let your foolish pride rebel; the Lord for you the cross
endured, to save your soul from death and hell. Take up your
cross and follow Christ, nor think till death to lay it down; for only
those who bear the cross may hope to wear the glorious crown.

*DOXOLOGY – HYMNAL 606


(Please remain standing)

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is right to give our thanks and praise.
…..with the confidence of the children of God, let us
pray:

*LORD’S PRAYER (Traditional, Page 35-Before Hymn #1)

SENDING

*HYMNAL 320 The Church of Christ in Every


Age
*CHARGE AND BLESSING
*CONGREGATIONAL RESPONSE - HYMNAL 568
*POSTLUDE
LARGE PRINT HYMNALS, BULLETINS
AND LISTENING AIDS ARE AVAILABLE,
PLEASE ASK AN USHER.

Every Sunday after worship at the Main Street Church we


gather at the back of the Sanctuary for fellowship and
light refreshments. We especially welcome visitors and
guests to join with us. Please join us today as we share
God’s love with one another. Our hosts for this week are
members of Team 10: Beth Ann Vreeland, Jean Wright,
Tessie Gleckl, Judy Hauser with Evangelism and
Membership Host, Matt Sweeney.

GREETERS at the doors are wearing name tags.


Jerry Musick, Elder
Lisa McCracken / Jennifer McNerny, Deacon

The flowers this morning are in loving memory of


Rev. C. Russell Kerr

The radio broadcast this morning is in memory of


Kenneth, Douglas and Keith Flodin

USHERS are wearing badges. Please approach


them with any
questions. Serving you this morning are members
of Team VI:
Nancy McKinnon, Lisa Orr, Dottie Parker and
Karen Zimmerman.

Worship is the gathering of all those being called by God,


especially children.

Worship bags filled with activities for children are


available on the table at the rear of the sanctuary. Please
ask an usher.

Nurseries are available for children 5 and under (see


below). If your infant begins to cry or your child needs a
break from being quiet during worship, you are welcome to
leave and comfort your child and return to worship at your
earliest opportunity.

For safety and comfort, our church staffed nursery is


divided by age:
 The infant nursery is off the side hall (Room 106) on
your right. It is only for those children aged 2 years
and younger.
 The Pre-K is off the back hall (Room 102) behind the
worshippers and is only for those aged 3 – 5.

Any child over the age of 5 is encouraged to participate in


our worship service.
Please help us maintain these age divisions for our
nurseries.

We welcome all who are visiting with us today! We trust


you will experience the love and peace of God as we
worship together. Welcome folders are available for you –
please ask an Usher before or after Worship. Again,
welcome and may God bless you, today and always.

The 55th Annual Men’s Breakfast is scheduled for


Sunday, March 18, 2018. This year’s guest speaker will be
Mr. Tunch Ilkin, former Pittsburgh Steeler and currently
Men’s Pastor at the Bible Chapel. Tickets are $5 and may be
obtained from the members of the Men’s Bible Class, Lee
Stewart or the Office.

Again this year we will continue a loving and beautiful


tradition at LPC with the Easter Memorial Booklet. If
you wish to participate please pick up an order card in the
pew racks or on the back table. Cards are to be return to
the office no later than March 18, 2018.

The 2018 Salad Luncheon will be held Tuesday, May 1.


The Planning Committee will meet on March 8 at 10:00
am in the Vogelsang Room.
Hospitalized last week: Loretta Ferguson
When you or a loved one is hospitalized, please be sure
to have someone notify the church office. It is important
that when you or a family member is admitted to the
hospital, please be sure to identify yourself as a member of
LPC – that way the hospital is able to notify us.

Upcoming Events:
March 3 E/M Covered Dish Dinner with program –
5:00 pm
March 18 Annual Men’s Breakfast – Vogelsang Room
– 8:00 am
March 25 Palm Sunday
March 29 Living Tableau – Main Street – 7:30 pm
March 30 Good Friday Worship Service –
Unity Chapel – 7:30 pm
March 31 Easter Egg Hunt – Unity Chapel – 11:00 am
April 1 Early Worship with Communion – Unity
Chapel – 8:30 am
Worship with Communion – Main Street –
11:00 am

Latrobe Presbyterian Church


724-537-3631 www.latrobepc.org Fax: 724-537-
4434
Office hours are 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Closed
12:00-1:00 p.m.

Name / Title Extension


Email Address
Rev. Clark R. Kerr – Pastor 12
pastor@latrobepc.org
Michael S. Long – Director of Music 15
music@latrobepc.org
Dawn Prichard – Children/Family 14
dce@latrobepc.org
Ann Frye – Financial Secretary 13
inancialsecretary@latrobepc.org
Arlene Jones – Church Secretary 10
office@latrobepc.org
Rich Ruffner – Church Custodian 18 Dave
Wagus–Part-Time Custodian
Judy Maccarelli – Infant Nursery Maryrose
Orange – PreK Class
Becky Shaffer – Infant Class
Kimberly Mills – PreK Class
Sophie Vreeland – Infant Class

March 4, 2018
Third Sunday in Lent

Usher Team: I Lector:


Lee Stewart

Greeters: Elder – Wylie Overly Deacons – Jen McNerny /


Jan Mills

Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-


25; John 2:13-22

Hospitality Table: Christian Education and Nurture


Committee with Evangelism and Membership Committee
Host Pam Walter.

WEEKLY MEETINGS AND EVENTS

Sunday 2/25 Second Sunday in Lent


9:00 am .........................Early Riser Adult Sunday School
9:45 am .......................................................Sunday School
11:00 am ...............................................................Worship

Monday 2/26
6:30 pm ..............................Personnel Committee Meeting

Wednesday 2/28
9:15 am ..................................................................Belles I
4:30 pm .....................................................................WOW
6:00 pm .....................................................Soup and Study
Thursday 3/1
6:30 pm .................................................Men’s Bible Study
6:30 pm .................................................................Belles II
7:30 pm ........................................................Chancel Choir

Saturday 3/3
5:00 pm .....E/M All Church Potluck Dinner with Scotland
presentation

Sunday 3/4 Third Sunday in Lent


9:45 am.........................................................Sunday School
11:00 am.................................................................Worship

On Saturday, March 3 the Evangelism and


Membership Committee will sponsor a church-
wide covered dish dinner beginning at 5:00
pm. Come join your church family in
fellowshipping together as we escape the winter
blahs. The committee will provide the drinks.
There is sign-up sheet on the table in the
back to indicate what you will bring to share.
Following dinner Pastor Kerr will give a
presentation and slide show on early Celtic
Christianity from his pilgrimage to Scotland.

We are looking forward to a wonderful dinner


and an informational evening as we learn about
our Scottish history.