Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

 Sunday, October 4, 2015

10:00 am

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2015

    Pre-service Music   “Uno”             Enrique

    Welcome & Announcements 

We Gather to Worship God 

*A Call to Worship        

God prepares a banqueting table for us and calls us to feast together.

We have come from east and west, from north and south, to sit at Christ’s table.

Compassion, love, and grace are poured out like fine wine.

We have come to taste and see that the Lord is good!

Let us worship God! 

*Hymn #853 “We Are Marching in the Light of God” 

Call to Confession 

Prayer of Confession

God of mercy,

we confess that too often we have failed to speak and act with kindness;

to care for others as we have been cared for,

to welcome others as we have been welcomed,

and to live as forgiven and beloved people.

We remember the good not done, words not spoken,

and grace not given or received.

Hear us now as we make our silent confession to you.  

Time of Reflection

Response “Jesus, We Are Here” Hymn #392 

Assurance of Forgiveness

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9 RSV)

Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ we are forgiven.  

Passing of the Peace

As God through Jesus has recognized and forgiven each of us, let us now ourselves recognize and forgive each other by sharing God’s peace with one another. The Peace of Christ is with you!

And also with you. 

*Gloria Patri 

We Listen for the Word of God 

Special Music “Medley from Around the World” Strasser 

Time with the Children

Children: God be with you here.

Congregation: God go with you. 

Prayer for Illumination 

Old Testament Psalm 8 OT page 492

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.  

New Testament Philippians 2:3-11 NT page 197

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God. 

Meditation “Back to School: Me and My World” John R. Hilley 

Time of Reflection 

We Respond to God’s Love 

*Hymn 798 “All with Joyful Exultation”


Offertory “Czardas” V. Monti 

*Doxology Murray 

Holy Communion 

Invitation to the Lord’s Table 

Prayer of Great Thanksgiving

The Lord be with you.

And also with you.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right to give our thanks and praise.  

SanctusSanto, Santo, Santo

Holy, Holy, Holy; my heart, my heart adores you

My heart is glad to say the words, holy is the Lord 

Santo, Santo, Santo; Mi corazon te ̮ adora

Mi corazon te sabe decir, Santo ̮ eres Señor  

Sharing of the Bread and Cup

Christ has died;

Christ is risen;

Christ will come again.  

Communion Music “Malena del Mar” Carlos Enrique


Prayer After Communion (concluding with 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 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. 

We Go from Here to Serve 

*Hymn #742 “We Will Walk with God” (2X)  

*Parting Words 


Postlude “I’ve Got Peace Like a River” Hymn #623


*Please stand if you are able. 

About Today’s Service

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: John Hilley; Liturgist: Liz Beaty; Musicians: Nate Strasser, Joe Ennis, Sam Levine, and Carlos Enrique. 

This morning we celebrate the Sacrament of Communion. The invitation to the Lord’s Supper is extended to all persons of faith present, remembering that being invited to the Table is not extended to us because of merit, but a grace extended to all. There may be those in attendance today who have not been baptized, but who feel moved to receive the Lord’s Supper. The Lord’s Supper and Baptism are inseparable. If you feel called by the Holy Spirit to meet Christ in Communion, we believe that you are also being called to Baptism. We will not turn anyone away from the Lord’s Table, but we do invite you to speak to the pastor or a member of the session about Baptism as soon as possible.  

Today’s Communion is served by intinction. The congregation will come forward to receive the bread, which they will then dip into the chalice of grape juice. Worshipers will return to their pews by the side aisles. If you need a gluten free wafer, please tell the server.  

Today’s Music: For this World Communion Sunday, our guest musicians along with Nate will be introducing many different styles of music from around the world. The musicians will also use a number of ethnic instruments to get the authentic sound from each particular region. You will see an African percussion instrument called a djembe, an Irish penny whistle, and Asian flutes. The musical styles will include African, Chinese, Irish, Hebrew, Spanish, Argentinean, Puerto Rican, Hungarian, and even Dixieland.  

Our guest musicians are Joe Ennis, Sam Levine, and Carlos Enrique. Sam has been featured in live performances with such superstars as Whitney Houston and Al Jarreau and has recorded with Michael McDonald and Amy Grant. The music of Carlos Enrique has been downloaded in over 94 countries. His trio for guitar, cello and flute, titled "La Hermosa Bruja" (The Beautiful Witch) was selected by the Nashville Composers Association for a special radio broadcast program on NPR. Joe Ennis is a graduate of Belmont University and writes, engineers, producers, and performs in a variety of musical genres.  

The flowers this Sunday are provided by Mary Ann Schellhardt

in celebration of her daughter’s birthday

and in memory of her husband.

To Our Members and Guests: Please sign our friendship pad.

Children’s Worship: Children’s worship helps children ages 3 through 2nd grade explore Bible units through hands on, age appropriate, experiential activities that are designed to engage them while also instilling faith formation. We meet upstairs every Sunday following the Time with Children. If this is your child’s first visit, please let us know if there are any food allergies as a snack is served. Today's story is about about Abraham, “God Makes a Promise.” (Genesis 12:1-9; 15:2-6) Next week’s will be about “It's Not Fair,” Genesis 27:1-38. (Help children see God's grace at work even when life is unfair.)  

Upwards is a learning experience for 3rd through 5th graders that alternates weekly between meeting as a group and a clipboard activity. Growing in Grace and Gratitude is this year’s theme. This week will be a clipboard activity in the sanctuary. 

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. Interested in joining East Brentwood? Please speak to John Hilley after the service.  

Our Mission

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.  


East Brentwood Pres. Church & Preschool

Wednesday Night Dinner

We are now having a weekly Wednesday night dinner! Church members, preschool families, and guests are welcome! The menu for Oct 7th is chili, salad, cornbread, and dessert, and the cost is $5 per person, with a $15 max per family. Please RSVP by Monday by going to the church’s website or the e-newsletter so we will know how much food to prepare. Thanks! 

Wednesday night programming Schedule:

(Stay after dinner and join us)!

5:30 Dinner

6:08 Middle School Gathering (608)

6:10 Elizabeth Johnson presents a short lesson to the pre school - 5th grade children on this month's topic*

6:30 Kids' Music and Drama Club; Adult Learning Circle

7:00 Adult Choir 

*Elizabeth does a short lesson the first Wednesday of each month on various topics such as Earth Day, being a kind friend at school, International Peace Day, summer safety tips, etc. 

Senior Group Lunch on Sunday, October 18th: If you think you are a senior, then join us. Bring a dish that will serve 8 and stay after church. Lunch will take place in the conference room and gathering place.  

Giving to the church through your will or trust is the most common way to continue your support beyond your lifetime. When your estate is prepared, consider a gift to the church. For more information contact Amy Gallager at amygeoff@gmail.com or (615) 496-4962. 

Kids' Music and Drama Club is off and running with about 20 kids at

practice. It is for children 3 years thru 5th grade and occurs on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7 pm. EBPC Music Director Nate Strasser teaches children about music in a fun and engaging way and is preparing them for the church Christmas pageant! Contact: Nate Strasser, Music Director at EBPC: ebpcmusic@comcast.net.

 Take part in a personal and group study of Brian McLaren’s book, We Make the Road By Walking. You have two opportunities to join us: Wednesday evening at 6:30-7 pm or Sunday morning at 9-9:45 am. To learn more, see our weekly enewsletter or website. 

EBPC Young Families: Wednesday, Oct 7th 5:30-6:30 pm monthly dinner and lesson led by Elizabeth Johnson. 

Youth Group Activities: PYG (Senior High Youth) is this evening at 6:00 pm. This fall, they will be studying, “Ten Tough Things”, where they will be engaging in lessons and discussions that will earn them great respect from many people. We invite youth to step up to the challenge to trust God, dream big and do great things. 608 (Middle School Youth) is this Wednesday at 6:08 pm. They will be “Tackling Tough Questions about God, Others and Me”. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly McConnell, Youth Director, at ebpcyouth@comcast.net. 

Join us for an Adult Mission (18+) trip to Mountain T.O.P. on the Cumberland Plateau from Thursday, October 8th to Sunday, October 11th. We will leave the church on Thursday afternoon around 4 and return prior to noon on Sunday. Mountain Top is located 90 minutes from Brentwood in Grundy County and the cost is $50.00 per person. No experience is required. There are many projects to work on that use a variety of skills and talents. Work clothes, work gloves, toiletries, and a sleeping bag are all that’s needed. Be part of a weekend adventure and service with members of EBPC and church members from Florida to Mississippi and Virginia to Ohio. Sign up online at www.mountain-top.org for the Adult Mission Trip on October 8th. If you have any questions, contact Dave Ford at 615-661-9537. Hope you can join us. 

Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance 

Sunday, October 4 (Communion)

9:00 am Adult Education

10:00 am Worship

6:00 pm PYG (Senior High Youth)

Monday, October 5

11:00 am Staff Meeting

Wednesday, October 7

5:30 pm Wednesday Night Dinner

5:30 pm Young Families Gathering

6:08 pm 608 (Middle School Youth)

6:30 pm Kids’ Music & Drama Club

7:00 pm Choir

7:00 pm New Elder Training

Thursday, October 8

6:30 pm Praise Team

Sunday, October 11

9:00 am Adult Education

10:00 am Worship

4:30 pm Youth Planning Council

6:00 pm PYG (Senior High Youth) 

Praise and Prayers

Prayers for Kelly’s friend Lisa with cancer, who is in the hospital.

Prayers for the family of Steve Roadman, whose mother died of cancer this week. She was 67 and leaves behind her husband, Paul, her 94 year old mother, Ruth, Steve, and his two siblings, Stephanie and Scott, and four grandchildren including Rilynn and Landon.

Prayers for Joanna Roberts as she makes the transition to Steeplechase.

Prayers of thanksgiving for our preschool teachers and staff and for the children who attend.

Prayers for all who struggle with life's challenges.

Prayers for Marilyn Johnson, who is at Sommerfield.

Continued prayers for recovery and healing for Lily Paris.

Prayers for Sam, Susan, and Annie Paris as they walk with Lily through this journey.

Prayers for Carol Dison (Liz Beatty's cousin) and her two-year old granddaughter, Avery. Carol was diagnosed with cervical cancer and needs prayers for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Prayers for Jackson Enfinger as he has continued health struggles.

Prayers for all whose road to recovery seems long.

Prayers for refugees in Europe.

Prayers for healing and comfort requested by Leanna Pound (EBPC Nursery) on behalf of Talan Williams, an 8-year-old, who has bone cancer and is undergoing treatment.

Prayers for caregivers of family members and for the unspoken burdens and worries loved ones are facing.

† Prayers for those affected by the violence in our world. 

If you have a prayer request or celebration that you would like to share, please contact Ralph Comer, Congregational Care moderator

by email: recomer49@aol.com or phone: 615.545.5938.