MAY 28, 2017
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND LORD’S PRAYER
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 forever. ~ Amen.
GOING FORTH TO MINISTER
*CLOSING HYMN “Lord, You Give the Great Commission” [429, v. 1, 3, 5]
*SUNG BLESSING [539 V. 1]
Savior, again to thy dear name we raise
With one accord our parting hymn of praise.
We stand to bless Thee ere our worship cease;
And, now departing, wait Thy word of peace.
POSTLUDE Alejandro Alumbreros
*Please stand as you are able.
[Bold type] indicates text to be spoken or song to be sung by the congregation.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN STAFF — JOYFULLY SERVING
ALL OF US - Ministers
REV. GILLIAN WEIGHTON - Senior Pastor
REV. STEVE FRINGER - Visitation Pastor
ALEJANDRO ALUMBREROS - Organist & Choir Director
NANCY BUCK - Handbell Choir Director
DORIS DESCHLER - Financial Secretary
VAL KLASS - Sexton
SHELLEY MAURER - Church Secretary
MARK PAFFRATH - Music Leader
PEGGY TAYLOR - Parish Nurse
GATHERING WITH PRAISE
PRELUDE Alejandro Alumbreros
Most Church boats don’t like to be rocked; they prefer to lie at anchor
rather than go places on stormy seas. But that’s because we Christians
view the Church as the object of our love instead of the subject and
instrument of God’s. Faith cannot be passive: it has to go forth – to
assault the conscience, excite the imagination.
~ William Slone Coffin
One: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
CALL TO WORSHIP
One: Reveal Your presence to us, O God
All: As we gather here to worship You
One: Show us the ways You would have us take
All: And give us courage for every day of life
One: Inspire us to do good in Your world
All: And to be Your voice speaking love into every life
One: Come, let us worship God with hymns of praise and the service of
OPENING HYMN “O Christ, the Great Foundation” 
*PRAYER OF THE DAY
Welcome! Whoever you are, wherever you come from and whatever you have
done or failed to do, welcome to this place where we celebrate the love of
God and are inspired by the hospitality of Jesus Christ. May you find God’s
love, peace and grace as we worship together.
CALL TO CONFESSION
PRAYER OF CONFESSION Larry Dickerson
Dear God, as the risen Christ spoke to the disciples and called them to
proclaim Your love to the ends of the earth, so You call us. We confess
that we have been deaf to Your call, blind to Your leading and hesitant
to trust You. Our faith has been frail and efforts have been weak. Our
service has been half-hearted and we have let opportunities pass us by.
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Forgive us for being slow to follow and quick to judge. Open our
hearts and lives to Your transforming love and healing forgiveness,
show us the way You would have us go and give us the strength of
Your presence to be our companion. ~ Amen
(Let us continue to pray in silence.)
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
One: Friends, hear the good news of the Gospel.
All: In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.
*ACT OF PRAISE [306 V. 1]
Fairest Lord Jesus, ruler of all nature,
O Thou of God to earth come down,
Thee will I cherish, Thee will I honor,
Thou, my soul’s glory, joy and crown .
PROCLAIMING THE WORD
PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION
TIME WITH THE CHILDREN
SCRIPTURE Acts 1:6-11 [N.T. p. 118]
SERMON “What Class Is Your Ticket?”
Rev. Gillian Weighton
LIVING THE WORD
PASSING THE PEACE
One: The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
All: And also with you.
(During this time, children and their teachers leave for Sunday School.)
*SONG OF RESPONSE “Be Thou My Vision” 
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
Welcome to this sanctuary.
Welcome to this time of worship and wonder.
Welcome to this family of faith.
WELCOME TO FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
We’re glad you’re here today and pray that your experience
with us in worship is both challenging and uplifting!
9:30 a.m. Worship * 10:15 a.m. Sunday School
Fellowship to follow
Nursery care is available during worship service in Room 205.
WEB SITE: firstpresracine.org
PASTORS’ EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
OFFICE EMAIL: email@example.com
OFFICE HOURS: Tue. — 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Wed. thru Fri. — 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
ADDRESS: 716 College Avenue
Racine, WI 53403
To receive our mid-week E-votional along with news about
what’s going on in the church, call/email the office
and ask to be added to the list!
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE FOR THE FOOD PANTRY:
WED., MAY 31— CLOSED
THURS., JUNE 1
— Barb Armstrong, Denise Park, Vi Shufelt
If you cannot make your shift, please find a sub and let LuAnn or Karin know.
Following are a list of items which we currently need:
Pasta Meals (i.e., Ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.)
Mac & cheese is NOT needed at this time.
Soups (i.e., Chicken Noodle, Beef Barley, etc.)
Cream soups are NOT needed at this time.
Jam & Jelly
Unfortunately, State Regulations do not allow us to accept
homemade jams and/or jellies.
Hygiene and Cleaning Products
Especially dish soap
MAY 28, 2017
GREETERS: Bev Eifert, Mary Eastman
USHERS: John & Linnea Brooke, Bud Eastman, LuAnn Hansen
PERK-N-POUR: Jerry & Nancy Ritter, Dennis & Nancy Reeser
LITURGIST: Larry Dickerson
CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 28, 2017
Sun., May 28 9:30 a.m. Worship
Mon., May 29 . Memorial Day—Office Closed
Tue., May 30 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Office Open
11:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
Wed., May 31 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Office Open
No Bible Study
Food Pantry Closed
7:00 p.m. Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Thu., June 1 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Office Open
12:45 p.m. Underground Railroad Tour
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Food Pantry
Fri., June 2 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Office Open
12:30 p.m. Underground Railroad Tour
2:00 p.m. Food Pantry Delivery
Please join us Sunday the 4
at 9:30 a.m.
for Worship, Communion and Confirmation
with Scripture reading from Acts 2:1-13
Huge apologies—we will be celebrating graduations on SUNDAY,
, not the 18
, as stated in last week’s bulletin. If there
is a graduate we should be acknowledging, please email a small
blurb and photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than
Wednesday, June 20
Schedule change—this week, Shelley will be out of the office on
Monday the 29th and Tuesday the 30th. She will be working
Wednesday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Have you paid your $30 per capita? If not, now is a great time
to do so!
Typically, the deadline for Sunday bulletin notices and/or
announcements is on Wednesdays by 12:30 p.m.
Help support the Racine Symphony Orchestra by patronizing
Panera Bread bakery-café—5630 Washington Avenue, on WED.,
MAY 31, BETWEEN 4:00 AND 8:00 P.M.
The RSO gets 20% of the profit that evening if at least 50 people
bring in the flyer and order food. Flyers are available at the
church entrances and in Ihrman Hall. You must show the flyer
in order for RSO to get credit.
Prayers for our church family—including Barb Rowe, Bev Eifert,
Jim Eastman, Adrianne Paffrath, Ollie Hopkins, Louise Shapley,
Larry Cardwell, Bonnie Eastman, Don and Nancy Tobias, Maggie
Seater, Peggy Taylor, Evelyn Vanderheyden, Mary Lou Hill, Ed
Lehmann, Marlene Wilson, Annette Anderson, Beth Elzinga,
Evelyn Gayhart, Lucille Von Rotz—mother of Diane Lehmann,
Mary Larscheidt—sister of Carrie Massey, and the mother of
Prayers for our military—Captains Mary & Eddie Callahan,
Andy Loth, Lt. Col Jay Brooke, Nicho