Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 3, 2018

10:00 a.m.

2nd Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday, June 3, 2018


The congregation is asked to use the time of the pre-service

music as a period of silent prayer and preparation.


We Gather to Worship God


   Welcome & Centering




*Call to Worship

We gather with big questions:

What is truth?

Who will love me?

Can this hurt be healed?

Where are we going?

When will we get there?

Into all of our curiosity and uncertainty, Jesus reminds us:

“I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life.”

Because of this, we gather with big questions,

but also with great hope.


*Hymn #450 “Be Thou My Vision”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

Merciful God,

Forgive us when we think we know it all.

Forgive us when we think the truth comes from us,

and depends upon our cleverness.

Forgive us when we prioritize ideas over people,

and being correct over being Christian.

Forgive us when, in pursuit of your answers,

we trample on your grace.


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trinity Song”

Holy Father, Son and Spirit

Holy communion, three in one

Come with your peace with your invitation

Bind us together in holy love


Assurance of Forgiveness

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.


Passing of the Peace

The peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you.


*Gloria Patri #581

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.



Time with the Children

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


Special Music “Thy Will”

Herms, Scott, and Weisband

CCLI Song # 7067890

Bernie Herms | Emily Lynn Weisband | Hillary Scott

© Songs of Universal, Inc. (Admin. by Universal Music Corp.)

W. B. M. Music Corp. (Admin. by Word Entertainment, LLC)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (Admin. by Word Entertainment, LLC)

WB Music Corp. (Admin. by Word Entertainment, LLC)

For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com

CCLI License # 2212591


We Listen for God’s Word


Prayer for Illumination


Old Testament Psalm 139

Psalter for Christian Worship

You, O Lord, have searched and known me,

  When I rest, and when I rise;

Not a single thought I cherish

  Is kept secret from Your eyes.

Ev’ry word my lips would murmur

  Needs no speech to make it known;

AllI do,ere it be started,

  Is as done to You alone.

Whither shall I flee Your Spirit?

  From Your presence, vanish where?

Heights of heaven, darkest of shadows

  Hide me not, for You are there.

If I take the wings of morning,

  and in earth’s far corner stand;

Even there Your love will find me,

  Hold me fast within Your hand.

In the brilliance of Your glory,

  Darkest night is bright as day;

Shadows flee the path before me,

  When Your wisdom lights my way.

You who knit my parts together,

  Knew my life before my birth,

Sees my faults, esteems my promise

  far beyond my feeble worth.

Lord, how precious is Your favor

  Shown in such goodwill to me;

To the godless in their rancor,

  Let me Your confessor be.

Search, O Lord, my heart’s ambitions,

  Thoughts my mouth would dare not say;

Judge with mercy and preserve me

  In the everlasting way.


New Testament John 14:1-7, 18:33-38 NT page 108

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.



Sermon “What is Truth? How do we Know?” Part 2

John R. Hilley

Time of Reflection


We Respond to the Word


Prayers of the People—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 sins, as

we forgive those who sin against us; and lead us not into

temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom

and the power and the glory, forever. Amen.




Offertory Fuge in D Minor Bach




*Prayer of Thanksgiving and Dedication


We Go from Here & Serve


*Hymn #451 “Open My Eyes, That I May See”









*Please stand if you are able.


There will be a reception following the service to express our appreciation to Doug Hausken, He has served as our Office Manager.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants in Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musician: Peggy Rein; Liturgist: Lavona Russell.

The reading at the opening of the worship service, “What is Truth?” was written by lutheranjulia, and posted online at the website: RevGalBlogPals (http://revgalblogpals.org/).


This Week in Children's Worship: School's out for summer!!! No RULES!!!!! Right? Wrong! We often think that rules are "bad" or not fun - but God's rules were designed to help us be happy and loving to all of His children! Join us as we hear the origins of the Ten Commandments and use God's perfect example as a template to create our own EBPC "Pray" Ground and "Play" Ground Rules! Come see how rules RULE!


Welcome to East Brentwood

To Our Members: East Brentwood gladly welcomes first-time and returning visitors. By introducing yourself and sharing a warm greeting, you express the hospitality of our congregation. Please share a smile and welcoming word to those around you.


To Our Guests: We offer education and fellowship opportunities in the mornings and evenings for children, youth and adults. Please see the calendar of events for dates and times. Be sure to complete a yellow contact card if you wish to receive future communications from EBPC.


East Brentwood Presbyterian Church is a community church made up of a loving, welcoming family of believers in honest conversation with God. We seek to emulate the ministry of Jesus through compassionate service, with stimulating and relevant exploration of God’s Word, and by sharing that Word and God’s many blessings with our neighbors in Middle Tennessee and around the world.


Children’s Announcements from Lindsey


· June 9: EBPC Summer Backyard Shenanigan #1 at Elizabeth Johnson's home. Join us from 9-10:30am for donuts, juice, fellowship and fun!

· June 29-July 1: Family Camp at NaCoMe :Young Families are invited to join us at NaCoMe for Family Camp June 29-July 1. Sign up at https://www.nacome.org/ or email Lindsey for directions lhindsbrown@ebpctn.org. Deadline to register is June 10!


Get your tickets for today’s Ice Cream Crankin’!

Buy your tickets from your church captain today for pre-event prices for Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Pike.  Children under 2 are FREE, ages 3 – 12 are $8 each, and adult tickets are $10 per person for all the ice cream you can eat!  These prices are pre-event prices. At the gate, prices are: ages 3 – 12 $10 each, adult tickets are $13 each. From 3 - 5 p.m. today you can sample all the homemade ice cream you can eat from the hundreds of flavors brought by volunteers, as well as Purity ice cream treats.


Y.A.Y.A.H. Events for June (Y.A.Y.A.H stands for the Young and Young at Heart, everyone is invited to join us). Crockett Concert Series: Sunday June 3rd: the Wannabeatles, Sunday, June 24: Dangerous Dan and the Funk Town Horns. We will meet at the church at 6:00 pm and car pool over to Crockett. Bring lawn chairs and money for food truck. Or bring coolers of your drinks and snacks

Please let Kelly know if you plan on coming by email at kmcconnell@ebpctn.org or cell phone at (615) 504-8634. Y.A.Y.A.H. ladies lunch at Thistle Farms: The Café is part of Thistle Farms' social enterprise, which heals, empowers, and employs women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. On Tuesday, June 26, we will meet at the church at 11 am and we will drive together. This is a great way to support the women of Thistle Farms and allow us time to socialize. Please let Kelly know if you would like to attend by email at kmcconnell@ebpctn.org or cell phone at (615) 504-8634.


Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, June 3

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

1:00 p.m. Martha O’Bryan Ice Cream Crankin’

3:00 p.m. Yoga

6:30 p.m. YAYAHs go to Crockett Park Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous

Monday, June 4

7:30 a.m. Robotix Summer Camp starts
Tuesday, June 5

9:00 a.m. Preschool Summer Camp starts

Wednesday, June 6

6:00 p.m. Handbells

7:30 p.m. Praise Team

Saturday, June 9

9:00 a.m. Young Families Activity -Backyard Shenanigan #1

Sunday, June 10— Communion

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

3:00 p.m. Yoga

6:30 p.m. YAYAHs go to Crockett Park Concert Series

6:30 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous


Praise & Prayers

† Prayers for John Philbrick as he has surgery next Wednesday.

† Prayers of thanks and gratitude from Marcie Gilchrist for all the meals, cards, prayers and well-wishes following her recent hip surgery and continuing recovery. The expressions of care and concern mean so much!

† Prayers for Connie and Bruce Hockaday of Cary, North Carolina, sister and brother-in-law of David Thomerson, as they face the uncertainty of separate cancer diagnoses.

† Prayers of thanksgiving for all our “graduates”.

† Prayers for the friends of Susan Schellhardt who are going through difficulties—Kelly & Michelle Rakow, Delinda & Danny Kelly, and Elba & Hose Garcia.

† Prayers for John Jeter, father of Pam Hunter, who has intestinal cancer.

† Prayers for our mission workers, Charles & Melissa Johnson, working on food security concerns in Lundazi, Zambia.

† Prayers for our partner churches in the Petén, Guatemala and for the work of The Rev. Philip Beisswenger, our Presbyterian Mission Worker.


If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Kristine Vasilevskis

at team5v@att.net or (615) 403-5713.