THIS WEEK AT SARDIS
TODAY AT SARDIS
The 10 A Meal offering will be collected today as you leave Worship. These funds benefit hunger programs within our presbytery.
A New Group Discussion on the book Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, by Debbie Irving will begin on Wednesday nights starting on June 7, in room 211/212. This book is recommended for study and conversation by the co-moderators of the PC(USA) General Assembly. Contact Katie Harrington with questions or to sign up.
Pickle Ball is coming to Sardis! This fun combination of badminton, tennis, and ping pong is open to youth and adults (middle school and above). Come check out what it is all about on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Steve or Anna Carpenter if you have interest or questions.
Baseball For Bayonnais will be on Friday, July 28 at the BB&T Ball Park. Join us as the Knights take on the Rail Riders. Our seats will be in section 102 (in the shade). The deadline to purchase is June 15 and the cost is $20 with $4 going to the OFCB School in Bayonnais, Haiti. Purchase your tickets online.
Sunday, June 4
10:00 a.m. Sunday School Various Classrooms
11:00 a.m. Worship Service Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. Sardis Centering Prayer Group Parlor
Monday, June 5
7:00 p.m. Youth Ministry 102-103
Thursday, June 8
7:00 p.m. Pickle Ball Fellowship Hall
Lemonade on the Lawn Lemonade on the Lawn Lemonade on the Lawn Begins today! Begins today! Begins today!
Join us for refreshments and a time of fellowship on the lawn between the Sanctuary and main parking lot following worship each Sunday through August.
Victoria Catherine Amick William Cromie DeCramer Zachary Otto
Anna Elizabeth Banks John McCarn Harris Emerson McKenna Porter
Caroline Cecile Banks Mark Pressly Harris Colin Tate Read
Charles Frederick Bohlen, Jr. Noah Henry Howell Taylor Elizabeth Roberts
Matthew Thomas Bowling Charles Christian Hunter Claire Hardie Steitz
Caleb Michael Breed Lindsey Kate Lanier Will McKenna Steitz
Erin Caroline Champion William Patrick Leatherwood Andrew Walter Tiedeman
Mitchell Hayes Cope Abram Grant Magaldi Brennon Broadway Welsh
Davis Wakely Cotton Cameron Hayes McClure Cameron Joseph Welsh
Kathleen Elizabeth Cross Jordan Henley Meeks
Katherine Austin Davis Rachel Miller Methner
Sardis Presbyterian Church 6100 Sardis Road Charlotte, NC 28270 704.366.1854 www.sardis.org
Please remember to turn off all
cell phones in the Sanctuary.
We seek to advance this mission through the God-
directed purposes of:
Evangelism Discipleship Fellowship
Sardis Core Values
A Family Growing in Faith Together
Where You Never Walk Alone
Discover and Follow Your Calling
Appreciating Our Past; Embracing Our Future
Serving God by Serving Others
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The mission of Sardis Presbyterian
Church is to glorify God as we seek to
live, express and faithfully
demonstrate the Great
Commandment and Great
Commission of our Lord,
Where unhealthy shame is obsolete. Where healthy shame has lost its sting. Where we know we are of great worth when we accept
the grace we do not deserve. Where bad choices of the past do not determine our
worth today or forfeit our hopes for tomorrow.
Where we dare to feel guilty when guilty we are, for we know our guilt can be forgiven.
Where we celebrate our imperfections. Where we can feel silly without feeling shame. Where grace gives us reason to be proud of ourselves. Where the lightness of grace lifts the heaviness of shame. Where joy is the whole point. - Lewis Smedes
THE CORPORATE WORSHIP OF GOD Those who are able, please stand.
CHIMES PRELUDE Grand Choir Dialogue Gigout
CALL TO WORSHIP The Rev. Dr. David G. McKechnie
Pastor: In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. People: The Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters. Pastor: God created humankind in His image. People: O Spirit of God, move among us today and grant us the
power to be your people. Pastor: Praise the Lord! People: The Lords name be praised!
HYMN OF PRAISE #289 On Pentecost They Gathered Munich PRAYER OF PRAISE The Rev. Dr. Jane B. Fobel PRAYER OF CONFESSION Almighty God, who sent the promised power of the Holy Spirit to fill disciples with willing faith: we confess that we have held back the force of your Spirit among us; that we have been slow to serve you, and reluctant to spread the good news of your love. God, have mercy on us. Forgive our divisions, and by your Spirit draw us together. Fill us with a flaming desire to do your will and be a faithful people; for the sake of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. SILENT CONFESSION ASSURANCE OF PARDON Leader: Friends, believe the good news. People: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. RESPONSE #581 Glory Be to the Father Gloria Patri THE LIFE OF SARDIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
RECOGNITION OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Adrian Martin
CONGREGATIONAL BLESSING And now, wherever you wander, no matter how dark the night, may the warmth of this blanket, the love of God and your parents, the support of this church, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you now and forever. Go with Gods blessing. Amen.
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON Acts 2:1-4 Page 119
June 4, 2017
CHILDRENS WORSHIP BAGS are available on racks in the hall near the Historical Room and the Narthex. Please return the bags to the designated basket by the rack.
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CHILDCARE for infants through age 5 is available during worship in the Preschool building. Children 2nd grade and older are encouraged to worship with their families.
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COPIES OF THE Sardis Church newsletter, The Communicator, are available in the Narthex and on the website, www.sardis.org.
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HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES with disposable ear coverings are available. Please speak with an usher and he/she will provide one for you.
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LARGE PRINT BULLETINS AND HYMNS are available. Please see an usher for assistance.
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WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY is provided in the main body of the Sanctuary, on the side aisles on the seventh pew, and in the transept area. A handicap unisex bathroom is located in the left rear hallway.
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CDs & DVDs of the worship service are available. Contact the church office for details. Audio sermons are available online at www.sardis.org.
Welcome Visitors! Drop by the Welcome Banner and receive a yellow gift bag of information and other special gifts. Feel free to take any of the materials in the Friendship Register to better acquaint yourself with the activities of Sardis Presbyterian Church.
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Today we celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion. In the Presbyterian Church (USA) communion is offered to all who have been baptized, remembering that access to the Table is not a right conferred upon the worthy, but a privilege given to the undeserving who come in faith, repentance and love.
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Thank you to the Jericho Brass for playing in Worship today. This accomplished 15-piece brass ensemble plays for us at various times throughout the year. If you are interested in supporting this effort financially, please contact Jared Daugherty at the church office.
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Pastoral Emergencies: On weekends or holidays please call the church office to be directed to the phone number of the pastor on call.
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No cash for the offering plate? Make a credit card gift online using your mobile device: go to sardis.org and click on Make a Gift Now, or click the code here to go directly to the secure online form.
HYMN OF They'll Know INSPIRATION #300 We are One in the Spirit We Are Christians
Children first grade and younger are excused to the Narthex during the hymn. SERMON LESSON Acts 2:5-15 Page 119 SERMON Thats Incredible! PRAYER FOR OTHERS AND OURSELVES THE PRESENTATION OF GODS TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS
Both members and visitors are asked to sign as the register is passed. Please place your Prayer Request Cards in the offering plate.
THE OFFERTORY Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayers Hill Spirit divine, attend our prayers, and make this house Your home; descend with all Your gracious powers; O come, Holy Spirit, come. Come as the light; to us reveal our emptiness and woe; and lead us in the paths of life where all the righteous go. Come as the fire and purge our hearts like sacrificial flame; let our whole soul an offering b