Welcome To Worship


East Brentwood

Presbyterian Church

Sunday, September 25, 2016

10:00 a.m.


19th Sunday after



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Sunday, September 25, 2016


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 & Announcements


   Minute for Mission      Ann Ketch


Prelude “Brother” Rinehart, Rinehart

CCLI Song # 7029230

Bear Rinehart | Bo Rinehart

© 2013 Bear Lee Breathing Music (Admin. by Bluewater Music Services Corp.)

NeedToBreathe Music (Admin. by Bluewater Music Services Corp.)

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*Call to Worship

This is what we know:

the world is a hard place, and no one is exempt from pain.

This is what we trust:

this is a safe place to rest, and God is here with us.

This is what we hope:

the day is surely coming when all will be made right.


*Opening Prayer


*Hymn #664 “Morning Has Broken”


Call to Confession


Prayer of Confession

You asked for my hands that you might use them for your purpose,

I gave them for a moment

Then withdrew them, for the work was hard.


You asked for my mouth to speak out against injustice,

I gave you a whisper

That I might not be accused.


You asked for my eyes to see the pain of poverty,

I close them, for I did not want to see.


You asked for my life that you might work through me,

I gave a small part of it,

that I might not get "too involved".


Lord, forgive me for my calculated efforts to serve you

Only when it is convenient for me to do so,

Only in those places where it is safe to do so,

And only with those who make it easy to do so.


Father, forgive me, renew me;

Send me out as a usable instrument,

That I might take more seriously the meaning of your cross. 

(A Prayer from South Africa)


Time for Silent Reflection


Response “Trisagion” Ortega

Holy God. Holy and mighty.

Holy Immortal One, Have mercy, have mercy on us.



Assurance of Forgiveness

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 #581


Special Music “Move” Muckala

Copyright © 2010 Simpleville Music and Wet as a Fish Music (ASCAP).


Time with the Children Presentation of Bibles to 3rd Graders

Congregation: God go with you.

Children: God be with you here.


We Listen for the Word of God


Prayer for Illumination


New Testament Luke 22:54-62 NT page 87

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.


Sermon Faith at Work Series The Rev. John R. Hilley

“Ethics: Commands, Consequences and Character”


Time of Reflection


We Respond to God’s Love


Prayers of the People—Lord’s Prayer (will be spoken and sung and conclude 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.






*Doxology #606

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;

praise God, all creatures here below;

praise God above, ye heavenly host;

praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Prayer of Thanksgiving & Dedication


We Go from Here to Serve


*Hymn #700 “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”


*Parting Words

Almighty God, you declare your glory
and show forth your handiwork in the heavens and in the
earth: Deliver us in our various occupations from the service
of self alone, that we may do the work you give us to do in
truth and beauty and for the common good; for the sake of
him who came among us as one who serves, your Son Jesus
Christ our Lord...

and God, I know
there still is so much i just don’t know
and God, I believe
Your Kingdom can still be built on me

so here is my heart
here is my soul
Your kingdom come
my kingdom go, go, go
I’m letting it go, go, go

May Your Kingdom grow, grow, grow May Your Kingdom grow, grow, grow


*Benediction “Christ Be All Around Me”

CCLI Song # 7016414

David Leonard | Jack Mooring | Leeland Mooring | Leslie Jordan

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Meaux Mercy (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)

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Integrity's Alleluia! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI))

Integrity's Praise! Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing (IMI))

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*Please stand if you are able.


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


For those of you with young children, please check out the shelf of children's Bibles located on the shelves in the Sanctuary. There are several different age-appropriate versions available for their use during the service. Please re-shelve them before you leave the building.


About Today’s Service & Activities

Participants In Today’s Service: Pastor: The Rev. John R. Hilley; Music Director: Nate Strasser; Musicians: youth praise band, Britton Cameron; Liturgist: Andrew Coulam.


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? Speak to Dave Ford or John Hilley.


Evolving from a rich musical history, EBPC strives for diversity of music in worship. On any given Sunday, worshippers may experience our choir sharing traditional or new hymns, handbells ringing, our praise band ensemble performing contemporary Christian songs, or guest vocalists or musicians sharing southern spirituals, Celtic, bluegrass, classical, shape note, jazz, Americana, soul, or other musical genres.


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.



Thank you so much to everyone that came out to see Chris Lee and Nate Strasser for A Night on Broadway! It was great night for the church and community! The event raised over $2,700 to be used for our emerging music series. If you have any pictures from the event, please send them to Doug at ebpcoffice@comcast.net.


EBPC Name tags! In order to make room for the new hospitality/welcome station, we have relocated the name tag shelves to the Gathering Place. Please be sure to stop by before the service and pick yours up.


Volunteer your talents with our EBPC Worship Team! We are slowly filling our openings for our Sunday Worship Support Teams. At present we have the following needs:

· Acolyte (2nd-5th Grade): 10/9, 10/30, 12/4

· Communion Servers (all EBPC members, including confirmed youth, are eligible): 10/2 (1), 11/6 (2), 12/4 (1)

· Nursery Assistant (Support Leanna Pound): 10/16, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4, 12/18

· Worship/Hospitality (Bulletins, Greeters, Offering): Most every Sunday has at least one opening

Please go to our sign-up Genius link to select your role and date(s) that you are willing and able to serve. Please contact Worship Planning Team Moderator Liz Beatty  if you have any questions. Thank you for your ongoing support of our EBPC community!


All are invited to join for a blessing of the animals on October 2, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.! The blessing of pets and animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or near that date. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things. A Blessing of Animals witnesses to God’s and the Church’s love, care, and concern for creation. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God’s creatures, the Church’s witness of stewardship of creation is strengthened. It is also a service with special appeal to children. The EBPC Blessing of the Animals service will be held in the Grove beginning at 5:00 p.m. We will process into the Grove. Fellowship and refreshments for all guests will follow.  All who attend are encouraged to bring a donation of a dog or cat food item, which will be contributed to the Humane Society of Williamson County.   


Next Sunday we celebrate World Communion, a time when Christians across the world celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The designation of this special Sunday reminds us of fellow Christians in other countries and promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. With the centrality of the bread and the cup and the Lord’s Table in our tradition, our focus will be upon the importance of food locally and globally. During worship we will see a video by three of our church members about our involvement in the College Grove Food Ministry. Charles and Melissa Johnson, our mission workers in Zambia hopefully will be joining us via Skype. Our children will help us start our service by processing in with fabrics from around the world and displaying them around the sanctuary. Please have your children there a few minutes early to participate. We will collect the Peace and Global Witness Offering.


Calendar Events Coming This Week ~ At a Glance

Sunday, September 25

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

4:00 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

Monday, September 26

6:00 p.m. Boy Scouts, Troop 86

Wednesday, September 28

9:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

6:00 p.m. Adult Learning Circle

6:00 p.m. Kid’s Music & Drama Club

6:08 p.m. 608 for Middle School Youth

6:30 p.m. Choir Practice

7:30 p.m. Praise Band practice

Friday, September 29

6:30 p.m. Tennessee Tamil Academy

Saturday, October 1

1:00 p.m. Youth at Second Harvest Food Bank

Sunday, October 2

9:00 a.m. Adult Education

10:00 a.m. Worship

4:30 p.m. PYG for High School Youth

5:00 p.m. Blessing of the Animals service


Praise and Prayers

We join in prayer with the Presbytery of Charlotte:

Grant, O God,
that your holy and life-giving Spirit

may so move every human heart,
that the barriers which divide us may crumble,
suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease,
and that, with our divisions healed,
we might live in justice and peace;
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayers for the communities in and around Baton Rouge who were severely affected by the historic flooding and for the households and businesses that sustained damage.

Prayers for Marisa Miller and her family with the losses and health challenges they have had.

Prayers for continued healing and strength for Steve Bell (our guitarist in the praise band) as he continues recuperating after surgery.

Prayers for healing and comfort for John Philbrick's sister, Anne Isenberg of St. Augustine, Florida, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Prayers for Amy Philbrick, help in balancing family, career, and health with fibromyalgia.

Prayers of healing and strength for Kelly McConnell’s mother and prayers of support for Kelly and her family.

Prayers for Don Rice, friend of the Philbrick family who continues to struggle with cancer.

Prayers for Frank and Virginia Galloway (Liz Beatty's parents) who are both dealing with health concerns.

Prayers for the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian’s Zambia Synod and for mission coworkers Charles and Melissa Johnson who are working in Lusaka.

Prayers for Brent Byers.


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.