August 4 - Easley Presbyterian Church

August 4 - Easley Presbyterian Church

Chiming of the Hour


11th Sunday after Pentecost

August 4, 2013

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Time for quiet prayer and meditation . . .

“Be still and know that I am God.”

We Come Before God in Worship

Welcome and Announcements


“As the Deer Pants For Water”

M. Nystrom/arr. M. Hayes

“As the deer pants for water, so my soul pants for you.” Psalm 42:1

* Call to Worship

Leader: How Lovely is your dwelling place,

O Lord of hosts!

People: My soul longs, yes, faints

for the courts of the Lord;

my heart and flesh sing for joy

to the living God.

(Psalm 84:1-2)

* Hymn “Come, Christians, Join to Sing” No. 131

* Prayer of Confession

Holy God,

we confess that we are a distracted people

and forgetful of your love.

We make selfish choices,

hurt each other, and perpetuate injustice in your world.

We have sinned against you and are deeply sorry

and repent of our disregard of you, each other, and your


By the power of your Spirit,

forgive, restore, and strengthen us

to live in your light and walk in your truth;

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

* Assurance of Pardon

* Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son,

and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever

shall be, world without end. Amen. Amen.

God Gives to Us Through His Word

Scripture Lesson: Psalm 85:1-13

Leader: Lord, you were favorable to your land;

you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

People: You forgave the iniquity of your people;

you covered all their sin.

L: You withdrew all your wrath;

you turned from your hot anger.

P: Restore us again, O God of our salvation,

and put away your indignation toward us!

L: Will you be angry with us forever?

Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

P: Will you not revive us again,

that your people may rejoice in you?

Show us your steadfast love, O Lord,

and grant us your salvation.

L: Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,

for he will speak peace to his people,

to his saints;

but let them not turn back to folly.

P: Surely his salvation is near to those who

fear him,

that glory may dwell in our land.

L: Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;

righteousness and peace kiss each other.

P: Faithfulness springs up from the ground,

and righteousness looks down from the


L: Yes, the Lord will give what is good,

and our land will yield its increase.

P: Righteousness will go before him

and make his footsteps a way.

Prayer with Children

(Three-Year-Olds to Five-Year-Olds may leave for Children’s Church)

Scripture Lesson Luke 22:39-53 Pg. 882

Sermon The Gospel According to Luke Rev. Gravely

LXVII. Your Will Be Done

* Congregation Stands

We Respond to God’s Word

* Hymn “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” No. 272

* Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of

heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ His only Son

our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born

of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was

crucified, dead, and buried; He descended into hell;

the third day He rose again from the dead; He

ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of

God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come

to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy

Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of

saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the

body; and the life everlasting. Amen.

Prayers of the People and the 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, for ever. Amen.

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


“I Want Jesus to Walk With Me”

African-American Spiritual

arr. A. L. Page

* Doxology and Prayer of Dedication No. 544

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.

* Hymn “O Jesus, Thou Art Standing” No. 266

* Charge and Benediction

* Postlude “God, How Great Is Thy Goodness”

J. S. Bach

Please write your

request, tear off this

form, fold, and place in

the offering plate.


The Tuesday Morning Prayer

Group meets each week at

10:00 a.m. to pray for the

EPC family and any other

special needs.




















Name and date: (optional)


(These are kept confidential!)

Publication Deadlines

Weekly Bulletins

Wednesdays by noon

Monthly Newsletter

The 15th of each month prior to

the next upcoming month

Send all your information to



VISITORS—If you are visiting

today, we would like you

to know that it is always a

privilege to have you with us.

It is our hope that you will

find a warm welcome and an

atmosphere to worship God.

Please sign the Friendship




The deadline to sign-up your

family is August 18.

Rally Day Reservation:


Family Name

Number for supper

reservations ______

BBQ Plate = $6 each

If you have already signed up on

the board or the Summer Sizzle

Form, no need to sign up again.

Please attach your money to this

form, and put in offering plate.

Make checks payable to EPC.


If you would like to volunteer

to usher, please fill out the

form below, tear off and put in

the offering plate.




Phone Number

EPC would like to express

gratitude to Mrs. Barbara

Stuckey for being our pianist



Georgia McGovern—Infants and Sherry Erickson—Toddlers


9:00 a.m.

Joan Blackwelder

10:00 a.m. Sunday School

Anica Owen

11:00 a.m. Worship

Nunnery Family



9:00 a.m. Worship

Ginna Lister & Leigh Ramsey

11:00 a.m. Worship

Ginna Lister & Leigh Ramsey


Marty Kwasniewski


9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Dennis Lathan

Eddie Crittendon

David Weaver

Joel Ledbetter

Billy Waddell


9:00 a.m.

Hal Black, Head

11:00 a.m.

David Mitchell, Head

Linda Black, Asst.

Dottie Grantham, Asst.

Steve Lewis

Ann Houck

Chris Stover

Sound & Light


Robert Sams

Lynda Colón

Ronnie Colón

Jennifer Graham

Scott Graham

Cathy Mitchell

Jim Robinson


Rev. Dr. William P. Seel, Pastor

Ext. 2014,

Rev. Christie S. Gravely, Associate Pastor

for Congregational Life & Care

Ext. 2027,

Ginna Lister, Director of Christian Education

Ext. 2030,

Leigh McManus, Director of Youth & Missions

Ext. 2036,

Dr. Ralph Boggess, Director of Music

Ext. 2023,

Angela Weisner, Youth Choir Director


Bunny Deener, Youth Handbell Director


Libby Dodson, Kindergarten Director

Ext. 2016,

Jonene Garrett, Church Secretary

Ext. 2010,

Nancy Cochran, Financial Secretary

Ext. 2012,

Tony Brock, Building Superintendent

Ext. 2035

Mel Brock, Assistant Building Superintendent



Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015

Nick Caldwell Carolyn Brice Stewart Bauknight

Eddie Crittendon John Cooper Scott Beane

John Cutchin Tracey Lake Karen Cooper

Sloan Emerson Dennis Latham Joel Ledbetter

Kim Furr Alfred Robinson Phil Lyles

Kathy Lyles Chris Robinson Monty Oxendine

Ruth Rice Dexter Rogers Carl Walsh

David Weaver Bill Waddell Scott Wilbanks

Elder Emeritus: Bill Robinson






August 11, 18

The flower calendar for 2013 is

outside the Church Office. Please

stop by and sign up for the date of

your choice. This is a great way to

honor or remember someone on a

special date.

Member News

The known hospitalizations this week were Ben

Martin, Ashley Nicholson and Dexter Rogers.

We express deepest sympathy and Christian

love to Dianne Galloway in the death of her

mother, Norma Holland of Laurens, SC on July

23, 2013.


Class of 2013 Class of 2014 Class of 2015

Hal Black Julie Bishop Linda Black

Dottie Grantham Gregg Branham Ricky Gantt

Jack Drawdy Ronnie Colón Jennifer Graham

Greg Lucas Rachel Coon Meg Jewell

Jennifer McAlister Ann Houck Steve Lewis

David Mitchell Avannah Lewis Wilma Shealy

Dan Nunnery Richard Mintz Elizabeth Weaver

Charlie Syracuse Robert Sams David Whittemore


Jim Findley Jim Brice Hubert Bowick

August 4, 2013

200 South 1st Street—Easley, SC 29640-2934

864/859-4220 (Office) 864/859-0212 (Fax)

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