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T H E B I B L E I N A Y E A R

WELCOME
Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian Church of
Orlando this morning! We worship together as a church
family in four services on Sundays: Traditional worship in
the Sanctuary at 8:15am and 11am, and Genesis worship
in the Sanctuary at 9:45am and in Lee Fellowship Hall at
11:00am.
Check in and let us know you’re here: visit our Legacy
Room for a cup of coffee and say hello, or text “FPCO” to
the number 313131.

SAVE THE DATE


• April 25: Special Speaker Series with
Katelyn Beaty, hosted by The Collaborative. Find out
more and register at collaborativeorlando.com.
• April 29: Town Hall meeting at 12:15pm in the
Sanctuary for anyone with questions about the
church survey results or visioning process.
• May 4: Young at Heart Luncheon with
Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, Host of Florida Frontiers and
Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society.
RSVP to Maddy Vilar at 407.423.3441 x1159.
• May 6: FaithServes Forum. Join us at 12:15 in King
Parlor to meet your Missionaries. Register by May 1.
• June 9-15: Spend a week serving together on the
Family Dominican Republic Mission trip June 9-15.
For more details, fpco.org/missiontrip.
• June 25-29: Vacation Bible School 2018.
Register now at fpco.org/vbs.
• July 23-27: Calling all middle and high school
students to Camp Twain. Get away and encounter
the living God. Register at
fpco.org/register.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORLANDO
1 06 E AST CH UR CH STREET, ORLAN DO, FL 32 8 01
407.423.3441 | FPC O.ORG | EST. 1 8 7 6

APRIL 22, 2018

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those who have recently been hospitalized or are
recuperating at home: Michele Leavy and Ginny Kennerly.
Our sympathy to Bill and Brenda Schrope on the death of
his step-mother, Katherine Schrope, April 13.
Also, Teri and Michael D'Amelio on the death of her sister,
Kristin Todd, April 14.
Rocky and Linda Ellen on the death of his father,
Jay Howard Ellen, April 13.
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care office
at 407.423.3441 x1455, or submit an online prayer request at
fpco.org/prayerrequest.

PARTICIPATION
IN GIVING
GENEROSITY 38.2%
Stewardship Report as of April 15, 2018. MARCH 2018

Thank you for your faithful generosity.


Because we believe participation (and not a dollar amount)
is key in our giving, we are now reporting our church’s
giving participation percentage weekly. ö

Our financial numbers will appear on a monthly


basis for continued transparency in budgeting.
Give easily and securely online from your smartphone at
fpco.org/mobile.
Genesis Worship
WELCOME
The Sacrament of Baptism (9:45)
S Everton Hall Kerby, born April 25, 2017,
son of Courtney and Brian Kerby.

Charge to Congregation
Song of Commitment
Take His Life and Let It Be

Survey Video

Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson

*Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 25:26-35


pew bible p. 210

At the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader will say,


“This is the word of the Lord.” The congregation is invited to
respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Message The Blessing of Confrontation

Assisting in Worship: Rev. Becky Davis and Wil Brown.

(Give securely on your smartphone at fpco.org/mobile)

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Our Genesis services utilize an environmental lighting effect


called haze, a theatrical humidifier to thicken the air to enhance
lighting. Both Lee Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary hazers are
water-based and safe.

NOTES
Traditional Worship
You may wonder from time to time how we chose the
hymns and music we do for the worship services. The
process starts with prayer. I then read the passage of
Scripture that is the preaching text for the morning.
The preacher for the day has written a short summary of
the main direction of the sermon which I then read. Since
the general direction of the sermons are known months
in advance, the choral pieces are also chosen months in
advance. Each choral anthem is normally rehearsed about
eight weeks in preparation for worship. The hymns and
service music are chosen about a month in advance. The
theme of the morning generally guides the direction of
the service. You will notice that there is most often some
line or verse in the hymn that has a direct bearing on the
Scripture of the day. With all that planning, you may be
thinking, “Where is there room for the Holy Spirit” in
this process?” What we have discovered is that oft times
the Holy Spirit also plans ahead! In one of our worship
services when I was in California we were singing Can You
Feel the Mountains Tremble? and we had a little earthquake
as we were singing! Though we have planned and prepared
for each service, we also endeavor to keep our hearts
opened and tuned to God’s voice as we move through each
time of worship. -Dr. Dan Sharp

(Please silence all phones and electronic devices

GATHERING
Prelude
Festival Prelude on Thaxted (O God Beyond All Praising)
holst/pettit

Welcome

Call to Worship
The Lord Is Here! daniel sharp

*Processional Hymn of Praise no. 239


I Know that My Redeemer Lives Duke Street

*Ascription of Praise Response 22

Organ Praise

Pastoral Report

*Passing of the Peace


Hymn of Prayer (8:15) no. 622
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Converse

Pastoral Prayer

The Sacrament of Baptism (11:00)


S Gabrielle "GiGi" Grace Smith, born May 15, 2015,
daughter of Roberta and Barry Smith.

Charge to Congregation
Song of Commitment
Take Her Life and Let It Be

THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings

*Doxology no. 809


*Prayer of Commitment

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Anthem of Witness jack halloran


Witness The Chancel Choir

PROCLAMATION OF GOD’S WORD


Survey Video

Prayer for Illumination Dr. David Swanson


*Scripture Reading 1 Samuel 25:26-35
pew bible p. 210

At the conclusion of our Scripture reading, the leader will say,


“This is the word of the Lord.” The congregation is invited to
respond, “Thanks be to God.”

Message The Blessing of Confrontation

RESPONSE
*Hymn of Response no. 574
Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak Canonbury

*Invitation and Charge


*Benediction

*Choral Response
Lantz Amen daniel sharp

Postlude
Trumpet Tune in G bankson

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Assisting in Worship: Rev. Jack Peebles, Dr. Daniel Sharp,


organist, Steve Strite and trumpet, John Hietala.

YEAR OF THE BOOK!


THIS WEEK'S DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
1. Have you ever helped to mediate the reconciliation
of two people? How did it go?
2. David gives credit to the Lord for sending Abigail to
him (v. 32). For what purpose did God send Abigail
to David?
3. Why do you suppose that God honored Abigail’s
peace-promoting efforts?
4. Nabal’s selfish actions put innocent lives in danger.
Abigail quickly took action for their sake and sought
reconciliation with David. What can we learn about
our responsibility toward others from the actions of
Abigail.
5. What can we learn from David’s response to Abigail
(v. 32-35)? Why do you think David responds the
way he does?
6. Abigail risked her life when she went to David.
Often, we find it difficult to reconcile with family
members and friends, even when the stakes
are much lower. Why is it so difficult to reconcile
with others? What do we risk when we attempt
reconciliation?
7. Conflict resolution is challenging for just about
everyone. How can our faith in God inform the way
in which we seek to resolve conflict with others?
What kind of witness would that offer?

*This week's Year of the Book reading:


1 Kings 17-2 Kings 17