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save the date

TODAY - If you are donating school supplies for

our Mercy Drive ministries, please place them the
collection bin in the Edington Ministry Center lobby.

Labor Day Worship Weekend - Due to the holiday

weekend, there will be only two services next Sunday:
9:45 Genesis & 11am Traditional. Details at fpco.org.

For the Life of the World, our Fall sermon series

and study, is coming September 11. Find out how to
participate at fpco.org/fallstudy.

There will be a Congregational Meeting, on

September 18 during the 11am worship hour for the
purpose of electing church officers for the class of
2019. Read their bios online at fpco.org/leaders.

Financial Peace University begins September 11. Learn

to manage your money using Dave Ramsey's proven
curriculum. Details & registration at fpco.org/fpu.

Faith and Work. Join us September 15 for lunch with

featured speaker, Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, President of the
University of Florida. Details, email jkaiser@fpco.org.

C.O.P.E. Cost of Poverty Experience. Join us

September 18, 5PM-7:30PM for this invaluable tool
available to those looking to be part of the solution to
the problem of poverty. fpco.org/register

13th Annual Health & Fitness Fair. September 22,

noon-2:00PM in the gym on 2nd floor of CLC. Meet &
learn from local health & wellness professionals.

just in case
For our 9:45 Genesis worshipers who are getting to know
the Sanctuary: the best way to reach restrooms during the
service is to go to the Narthex (entry doors for the Sanctuary on Church Street). There is one restroom available
in the Narthex, and more in Allen Hall, adjacent to our
Sanctuary; our ushers can direct you. We ask you enter and
exit through the back of the room to minimize distractions
in worship.

AUGUST 28, 2016

congregational care
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those who have recently been hospitalized or
are recuperating at home: Nancy McDonald and Clara
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care office
at 407.423.3441 x1455, or submit an online prayer request at

families at first pres

First Pres has three rooms to help young families on
Sunday mornings: one nursing room for mothers & infants,
next to the Prayer Room, between the Sanctuary and Lee
Fellowship Hall, and a second nursing room for mothers &
infants, on the 1st floor of Clayton Life Center next to the
In addition, we have a Family Room for infants, children and
dads :-) , also on the first floor of Clayton Life Center.
All three rooms have a live television feed from the worship

Stewardship Report as of August 21, 2016.
Thank you for your faithful generosity.


JULY 2016

Because we believe participation (and not a dollar amount)

is key in our giving, we are now reporting our churchs
giving participation percentage weekly.
Our financial numbers will appear on a monthly basis for
continued transparency in budgeting.
Give easily and securely online from your smartphone at



106 East Church St., Orlando Florida 32801

fpco.org /firstpresorlando /fpcorlando


Ministry Focus
Prayer for Illumination
*Scripture Reading

The Journey
Dr. David Swanson
Psalm 63:1-3
pew bible p. 409

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.


Moments in the Desert

Assisting in Worship: Dr. Case Thorp and Wil Brown.

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



The closing hymn today was written by Thomas

Dorsey, an African American gospel singer and jazz
composer, (not the Big Band musician), Tommy
Dorsey. Each stanza of Precious Lord ends with take
my hand, precious Lord, lead me home. The hymn
expresses the greatest desire that God lead every
step of the way through life. It is a reflection of the
longing to be continually in Gods presence. Each
verse describes various difficult situations in life, yet
the cry for Gods presence remains throughout. In the
final verse, the author comes to the point of crossing
the river, death, and the refrain remainstake my
hand, precious Lord, lead me home. Thomas Dorsey
wrote this gospel song in 1932 following the death of
his wife who died giving birth to their first child, who
also died while he was singing at a revival in St. Louis.
He returned to their home on the southside of Chicago.
Seeing his grief, a friend opened up a practice room for
him at the music school and Mr. Dorsey wrote the song
that evening expressing his broken heart and his faith.

- Dr. Dan Sharp

(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)

Three Variations on Neumark

randall thompson

Organ Meditation

josiah armes

Call to Worship
arr. dan bird

When Morning Gilds the Skies

*Processional Hymn of Praise


Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

*Ascription of Praise
Organ Praise
Pastoral Report
*Passing of the Peace
The Journey

Ministry Focus
Call to Prayer
As the Deer

martin nystrom

Pastoral Prayer and Lords Prayer

Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Offerings
*Prayer of Commitment

old hundredth

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Anthem of Joy
We Rejoice in All Your Ways

vicki bedford
Mens Summer Choir


Prayer for Illumination
*Scripture Reading

Dr. David Swanson

Psalm 63:1-3
pew bible p. 409

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.

Moments in the Desert


*Hymn of Response
Precious Lord, Take My Hand

no. 500
precious lord

*Invitation and Charge

Choral Response
Danish Amen


Fugue in C major

j.s. bach

* All who are able are invited to stand.

Assisting in Worship: Rev. Becky Davis, Dr. Dan Sharp,

organist Josiah Armes.