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270 Years of Service

THE APOSTLES’ CREED


In the Name of Christ
I believe in God the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth:
Sowing, GROWing, and Serving
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord;
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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.

GLORIA PATRI

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;
Marion Williams 1966
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without
end. Amen. Amen.
Pittsgrove Presbyterian Church
DOXOLOGY Daretown, New Jersey
(856) 358-1104
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. Rev. Dr. Julia Pizzuto-Pomaco, Pastor
Dominic Mercado, Director of Music
Margaret A. Powers, Organist
Jill Stout, Secretary

website: www.daretownpres.org
SERVICE FOR THE LORD’S DAY CHILDREN’S MESSAGE
February 13, 2011
SPECIAL MUSIC “Mighty To Save” Praise Band

ORGAN PRELUDE PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION

WORDS OF WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FIRST LESSON Psalm 40:1-10 (p. 513-514)

INTROIT “Do Lord” Praise Band SECOND LESSON Luke 13:10-21 (p. 76)

*CALL TO WORSHIP SERMON “True Love”


Leader: This is the day the Lord has made.
People: Let us rejoice and be glad in it! *HYMN #442G “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
Leader: Blessed are those who walk in God’s ways, and seek the
Lord with their whole heart. PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND THE LORD’S PRAYER
All: Let us worship the Lord our God!
PRESENTATION OF TITHES AND OFFERINGS
*HYMN #342G “Rejoice, the Lord Is King!”
OFFERTORY
*PRAYER OF CONFESSION
God of mercy, you call us to make peace with one another but we *DOXOLOGY
choose conflict, in the world, in the church and in our homes. We
often settle for reconciliation that is not true or just. Forgive our *PRAYER OF DEDICATION
selfish ways, O Lord, and teach us your way of peace, that we may
be signs of your reign of justice and love. Thank you for your *HYMN #393G “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”
grace and mercy that we know and pass on to others. Amen
*BENEDICTION
*MOMENTS FOR SILENT, PERSONAL CONFESSION
MOMENT FOR SILENT MEDITATION
*ASSURANCE OF PARDON
ORGAN POSTLUDE
*AFFIRMATION OF FAITH The Apostles’ Creed
(back cover of bulletin) SERVICE NOTES:
(*) indicates when to stand
*GLORIA PATRI (back cover of bulletin) (G) refers to our green hymnal “Worship & Rejoice”

RECOGNITION OF TRUSTEES
The Mission of the Month for February is Family Promise Welcome, beloved children of God. We’re glad you have
(Salem County). The mission of Family Promise is “to help come to worship our God in spirit, in truth and with joy!
homeless families achieve and sustain their independence.”
Family Promise is a non-profit organization that is The elder for the month is Ken Stroud.
committed to providing temporary overnight The deacon for the month is Joyce Guiliano.
accommodations, meals, and assistance to homeless families. The trustee for the month is John Richman.
With the help of trained volunteers and support from The greeters are Margie Hetzer & Evelyn Williams.
religious congregations, civic organizations and local schools, The lay leader is Carol Quirk.
FPSC reaches out to displaced families with compassion and
acceptance. The network provides a safe haven to stay while Mission Statement:
they try to find affordable housing, social service, and/or In the Name of Christ: Sowing, GROWing, and Serving.
permanent employment. This organization is also comitted
Vision Statement: We are GROWing,
to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence.
Growing in Faith,
Please keep this ministry in your prayers. If you would like
Reaching others for Christ,
to make a donation there are preprinted envelopes in the
Offering opportunities for mission,
narthex. Feel free to take one.
Worshipping the Lord with our whole hearts.

Join us for a prayer time every Sunday morning in the


If you are visiting with us today we warmly welcome you
youth lounge before church at 9:20am.
and hope you have received a welcome packet. Please
feel free to contact Pastor Julia with any questions or
There are 8 assisted listening devices available for people to
pastoral needs. Pastor Julia can be reached at 358-1104
better hear the worship service. They are located in a
or revjuliap@gmail.com. You can contact Jill Stout, our
basket in the narthex. Please return the devices to the
secretary/treasurer, in the office or at jstout312@comcast.net.
basket at the conclusion of worship. CD copies of our
worship service are available every Sunday in the narthex.
Praise Band practice and Choir rehearsal for this week
have been cancelled.
Check out our website for the weekly Bulletin and Insert.
Our Facebook page can be found at:
Youth Group now meets on Sunday evenings from 6-7 pm.
“Pittsgrove Presbyterian”. Join our group page today!

Meeting for Mission Trip –parents, leaders and youth-


Save the Date-Crop Walk in Pedricktown-April 10th
after church in the youth lounge on February 20th.
Recognition of the Trustees will be held today. Prayer Requests: Mary Radcliffe, Debbie Covey (Oak
We appreciate our retiring officers who are taking some Gandy’s daughter), Judi Walker, Jack Barrett, Billy Cundey
time off and our incoming officers who are willing to give Jr. (friend of Chris Baum), Paul Headley, Juele Pizzuto
their time and talents to the Lord and our church! May (Pastor Julia’s mom), Ron Rudenolff and Joanne Riddell
the Lord use each of you in mighty ways. (friends of Dee & George Leptien), Sharon & Michael Hughes
(friend of Kitty Lamb), Jean Johnston (Patrick Sheehan’s
New Member’s Class Begins today 1-3pm grandmother), Bruce and Teresa Monell, Carl Whestel
If you are interested in knowing more about our church or (friend of Andrea Wood), Sarah Transue (student of Elaine
about Presbyterian heritage please plan to meet with Pastor Myers), Brian Denny (friend of Jeanine Tindall), Peggy
Julia and a few members of session today, February 20th and Kroeplin (Donna Stroud’s mother), Brad Davis, Bill Williams,
February 27th from 1-3 pm in the social hall. Pleae let Pastor Loula Dolbow (Dottie Robbins’ mother), Eric Robertson
Julia know in advance if you plan to attend. (friend of Andrea Wood), Clarence Robinson, Carol Barnhart
(Cora Layton’s daughter) and Margaret Powers.
2011 TNT (Tuesday Nights Together)
Don’t forget that TNT meets again this Tuesday, Our deepest sympathies go out to the Reichert family on the
February 15th at 6 pm. Please join us! loss of Diane’s mom, Nancy Reynolds.

Dinner 6:00 pm (please sign up in the narthex) Our sympathies also go out to Karen and Byron DuBois on the
Alpha (adults)/Discovery Club (primary age kids) 6:30-7:30 loss of Byron’s grandmother, Erma Rummel.
The Alpha topic on February 15th is :What about the church?
Additional sympathies for Bonnie Chapman and family (Nick’s
The next Ladies’ Bible Study will be tomorrow at 10am. We sister) on the loss of Bonnie’s husband this passed week.
meet in the upstairs lounge and everyone is welcome. We
are studying the book of Philippians. February’s All Boards Meeting has been changed to Monday,
February 21st. Congregational Life will also meet on the 21st
The next Ladies Luncheon will be held on tomorrow, 12 noon but will begin at 6:30 pm. The Mission meeting will now be
at Point 40 Diner. If you have any questions or to RSVP held on Monday, February 28th.
please contact Helen Sicker (769-2066).
Save the Date-Crop Walk in Pedricktown-April 10th
Thank you to everyone who purchased a hoagie and
helped our youth raise money for the mission trip! It
The flowers this morning are presented in loving memory of
was a huge success and we thank you for your support.
John Guiliano by Joyce Guiliano.
We raised $400, thanks to your generous donations!
Continuing in our Study of Luke 30 Hour Famine: The Youth Group will be participating this
Why not take some time this week to read chapter 14 in year in the 30 Hour Famine to help raise money for World
preparation for next week’s sermon? Be sure to bring Pastor Vision in order to help fight hunger. It is being held on
Julia your comments, thoughts and questions. February 25-26. Volunteers are needed to stay with the
group for blocks of time. They also need someone to make a
A very big “Thank You” goes out to everyone who brought in “break the fast” meal for 6 pm on Saturday. Something
a pair of new shoes and/or money donations on “Shoeless simple and easy to digest since they will have fasted for 30
Sunday”. $113 and 51 pairs of shoes were sent to “Shoes for hours! Please see the sign up sheet in the narthex.
Orphan Souls” sponsored by Buckner Foundation, Inc. Thank
you again. – Sam Ewart Today in worship we are encouraged to pray for one
We are beginning to think about our next newsletter and we another through out the year. Please take your “heart” –
need your help! We even have two articles already. So that you received during the service- and place it somewhere
hurry and get us your article while there is still space! you will see it (in your Bible, in your car, on the bathroom
If you are willing to write an article please turn it in to Jill mirror) and remember to pray for this request often. The
by February 20. E-mail her at jstout312@comcast.net or Lord will do great works in our midst when we humble
leave it in the basket outside of the nursery. Thank you in ourselves, confess our sins, call upon his name and pray (and
advance for your help. don’t forget to listen to him speak)! If you did not receive a
“heart” or would be willing to pray for other requests, please
.Crock Pot Creations and Talent Show – March 13th-5pm see Pastor Julia. There are many needs that we can lift up
We are going to be voting for the best crock pot to our Lord’s throne together. Thank you to Dot Floyd for
creations…soups, deserts, chicken, lasagna, or whatever you bringing us this idea last year and for making the hearts for
can create! Please fill out the enclosed form and return it to us again this year!
Dana or it can be placed into the offering plate if you can
help in some way. Extra forms are located in the narthex. There will be a meeting regarding the mission trip on
We also need people willing to entertain us. If you have a Sunday, February 20th after Sunday School in the youth
talent you are willing to share please sign up for the talent lounge. All youth who are attending the mission trip and
show. Feel free to sign up as a group or as an individual. We their parents are invited. Parents can begin arriving at 11:45
will also be having a silent auction on gift baskets and items. to discuss any questions that they may have with Pastor
If you have a gift basket or item (or gift/talent or service) Julia.
you would like to donate please let us know. What wonderful
night to come out for fellowship and for supporting our A very special thank you to Harold Ware for playing the
youth. Please plan to attend! organ today!
Home Groups for Growth February 21 – President’s Day Project
If you would like an opportunity to grow during this Lenten Join Pastor Julia and the youth as we go to St. Theresa’s
season we are hoping to begin a “home group” in Pastor Julia Good Shepherd dining room in Bridgeton. We will leave the
and Joe’s home. We would like to have at least 10 people to church around 10am and return by 2 pm. We will be helping
join us (more would be welcome!) as we meet together on to prepare and serve a meal for the many adults and children
Sunday nights from 6-7:30 for fellowship, prayer and a brief that will visit St. Theresa’s on the 21st. Please donate paper
devotional. Of course we’ll also have a time of towels, plastic bags (grocery store), and any gently used
refreshments! Children are also welcome to come and will be clothes/books/toys/Bibles/etc. Bring them to church next
entertained by Anna, John and Joshua in a separate room. Sunday and leave them in the narthex or in the social hall
The early church met in homes as they grew to know and and mark them “St. Theresa’s”. Let us know if you would like
love the Lord together. Meeting in homes is a great way to to join us!
get to know one another better and to challenge each other
to be all we can for God! If you are interested please sign Finance Update
up in the narthex or please talk to Pastor Julia or Joe. If As of January 30 the benevolence and tithes totals are:
we do not get at least 6-8 other interested people we will
wait to begin until we have a sizable group. Couples, Benevolence $ 1,592.44
Families, Individuals, Neighbors and Friends are all welcome Tithes $12,130.00
to attend!
If at any time, anyone would like additional information
please do not hesitate to contact Ed Forsman. Let us thank
We are currently planning on studying some of the ideas
the Lord for his blessings and continue to be faithful in our
from the book “Gospel in Life: Grace Changes Everything” by
giving of time and talents.
Timothy Keller . You will not need to purchase the book.
THE FOLLOWING MEETING DATES ARE CURRENTLY
There are additional “Mission Focus Through the Year
BEING PLANNED: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17.
2011” located in the narthex. Please feel free to take
one. Pray for our missions throughout the year!
Meanwhile there is still time to come out for the last three
sessions of our Alpha Course and Discovery Club for kids.
Why not invite a friend, neighbor or family member to
We have three wonderful dinners planned, great worship
church this winter! It has been wonderful to see our
from the praise band and exciting topics to discuss. This
attendance growing in our 10 am worship but there is always
week’s Alpha topic is: “What about the church?”
room for more! Please contact Pastor Julia if you would like
a pastoral visit or know someone who is in need of one.