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THIS WEEK

SAVE THE DATE


There will be a Congregational Meeting on October 26
at 11am worship service to approve terms of call for our
pastors and hear from our Pastor Nominating Committee.
Whohoo!
As we ARISE AND BUILD together, consider your part
in the story of this church family. Many faithful believers
have come before us and made a place for us to come to
know God, learn about, and worship Him. Pray about how
you will make a place for future believers by giving back
through ARISE AND BUILD. November 2 is our chance
to bring our Commitment Cards forward as a church
family and celebrate all that God has done and will do in
our future, and we each have a chance to participate. If
you didnt receive a card in the mail with your campaign
booklet, you can pick one up in the lobby of the Edington
Ministry Center this morning.
Thank you for coming to First Presbyterian Church of
Orlando this morning! So glad youre here. We worship
together as a church family in four services on Sundays:
Traditional worship in the Sanctuary at 8:30 and 11am,
and Genesis worship in Lee Fellowship Hall at 9:45am
and 11am. If youd like to connect and learn more about
this church, stop by our Legacy Room adjacent to the
Sanctuary, or you can sign in at fpco.org/guest.
NEXT WEEK
November 2: ARISE Commitment Sunday, a family
worship Sunday. Worship together in the Sanctuary at
8:30am & 11am.
Prayer is an opportunity to rest in Gods presence and
listen for His voice. As part of this covenant family, well
join together for Evening Prayer, Wednesday, October 15
at 6pm in Lee Fellowship Hall.
NEXT STEP
The Womens Cancer Support Group meets this
Wednesday, October 15 in Room 340 of the Edington
Ministry Center at 12pm. A light lunch is provided. If you
are preparing for, are currently undergoing treatment, or
are a cancer survivor, we encourage you to join us in a
comforting place to share your story and get information
from women who have been through various types
of cancer. We look forward to seeing you! For more
information, please contact Linda McCallister at x1159 or
email lmccallister@fpco.org.
October 12, 2014
GENEROSITY
Stewardship Report as of October 5, 2014.
Tithes & Oferings This Week Fiscal YTD
Budgeted $104,158 $1,339,719
Received $119,210 $1,415,952
Surplus/(Decit) $15,052 $76,233
Give easily and securely online from your smartphone at
fpco.org/mobile.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ORLANDO
address 106 East Church St., Orlando Florida 32801
phone 407.423.3441
online fpco.org /rstpresorlando /fpcorlando
CONGREGATIONAL CARE
As a caring body of believers, please remember in your
prayers those recently hospitalized or recuperating at
home: Tip Bartels and baby, Sarah Layton Bartels, and
Meri Pitts.
Our sympathy to Jef Smith on the death of his uncle,
Henry Spector on September 30, 2014. Mr. Spector was
the great uncle of Caroline Smith.
Our sympathy to Anne & Curt Brownlee on the death of
her mother, Betsy Leedy on October 4, 2014. Mrs. Leedy
was the grandmother of Connor & Betsy Brownlee.
To be added to our prayer list call the Pastoral Care ofce
at 407.423.3441 x1455, or submit an online prayer request
at fpco.org/prayerrequest.
RECYCLE YOUR BULLETIN
8:30am & 9:45am worshipers can help the church be
better stewards of our resources and environment by
placing this worship bulletin in one of our recycling
stations as you leave today.
There are two right outside the Sanctuary: one in the
Grand Hallway leading to the Edington Ministry Center,
and one across from the entrance to the Prayer Room. If
youre in Lee Fellowship Hall, look for one to the right of
the exit as you leave.
The bulletins are reused for the 11:00am worship
service, and recycled on Monday morning.
BIBLICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
oct. 23-24
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
oct. 26
SOUTHWIND CAMP FOR MIDDLE
SCHOOL STUDENTS
oct. 31
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
nov. 2
ARISE SUNDAY | nov. 2
a family worship sunday with our
whole church family gathered at
8:30 or 11:00am in the Sanctuary
GIFTED TO SERVE
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
nov. 2 - dec. 14
KINDERGARTEN CHAT AT THE
CHRIST SCHOOL | nov. 6
YOUNG AT HEART | nov. 7
WEEKDAY SCHOOL FUN FAIR
nov. 8
OPEN HOUSE AT THE CHRIST
SCHOOL | nov. 13
coming up
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Welcome Video
Welcome of New Members (11:00)
ARISE AND BUILD Testimony
Pastor Lala Haja Rasendrahasina
Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM)
To Hear Gods Word
Prayer for Illumination Dr. Case Thorp
*Scripture Reading Nehemiah 5:1-13

Usury, and the Sin that Detracts from Gods Agenda
Assisting in Worship: Mr. Bret Allen and Wil Brown.
1. What are the unstated idols in our community of faith
that need confronting, confession, repentance, and
celebration?
2. Nehemiah got full participation from his people, from
the farmers to the nobles. Together they not only rebuilt
the wall, but they re-formed their society by refashioning
their nancial system. Full participation; all in. Are you all
in with the Arise and Build Campaign? If not, why not and
how could you get your concerns addressed?
STUDY QUESTIONS & NOTES
A question: do we come to worship today with the
expectation of encountering God at some point, of
hearing his voice? We might wonder, will God actually
speak to me? Will there be some challenge from him that
causes me to make an adjustment in how I live my life?
Some of us may not have been in worship for a while,
others were here last week. From what I read in Scripture
of various people encountering God, their life and
perspective changed when they heard God. We may have
been in worship hundreds of times or very few times, the
point is that we are here this morning for the rst time.
Today has never happened before. God is present; we
have gathered in his name. He is the one who has invited
you and me into his presence. This is not just another
Sunday. Ordinary and Sunday do not go together.
Encounters with God were life-changing in the Bible and
continue to be so today. What will God say to you this
morning? - Dr. Dan Sharp

(Please silence all phones and electronic devices.)
GATHERING
Prelude Master Tallis Testament
HERBERT HOWELLS
Welcome Video
Organ Meditation Improvization
JOSIAH ARMES
*Call to Worship Psalm 100
DANIEL SHARP
*Processional Hymn of Praise
Praise the Lord! O Heavens Adore Him
HYMN NO. 14
*Ascription of Praise CONGREGATION
Organ Praise
Pastoral Report
Welcome of New Members (11:00)
*Passing of the Peace
St. Paul always greeted with the words, The peace of God be
with you. This is an appropriate way to greet fellow brothers
and sisters in Christ, and so we say, The peace of the Lord be
with you and respond, And also with you. We then pass this
greeting of peace to one another. At the passing of the peace
we should earnestly desire Gods peace upon each person we
greet.
Call to Prayer
Pastoral Prayer
ARISE AND BUILD Testimony
Pastor Lala Haja Rasendrahasina
Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM)
THANKSGIVING
Thanksgiving Through Tithes and Oferings
*Doxology HYMN NO. 23
*Prayer of Commitment
(Give securely on your smartphone at fpco.org/mobile)
Anthem of Testimony Give Me Jesus
ARR LARRY FLEMING
Chancel Choir

PROCLAMATION OF GODS WORD
To Hear Gods Word
Prayer for Illumination Dr. Case Thorp
*Scripture Reading Nehemiah 5:1-13
PEW BIBLE P. 345
Usury, and the Sin that Detracts from Gods Agenda
RESPONSE
*Hymn of Response Called As Partners In Christs Service
HYMN NO. 581
Invitation and Charge
*Benediction
*Choral Response Alleluia Amen
EUGENE BUTLER
Postlude Prelude in D Minor
FELIX MENDELSSOHN
* All who are able are invited to stand.
Assisting in Worship: Rev. Becky Davis, Dr. Dan Sharp, and
organist Josiah Armes.
JOIN IN PRAYER
Our ARISE AND BUILD Prayer Team has created
two ways for you to connect with our church
family as you pray for Gods vision for the future of our
church.
Sign up to pray for a specic need on a specic
day at ariseandbuild.org. Choose your day and pray
during your devotional time, with your family or with
your small group. Our Prayer Room will be open from
8am-5pm, Monday to Friday if youd like to gather
there to pray.
Write a word or message of prayer on our Prayer
Wall, adjacent to the Prayer Room in the Hallway
behind the Sanctuary. This is a special place to
encourage others and ofer praise to God during this
season, and we hope youll participate!
BIBLICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
oct. 23-24
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
oct. 26
SOUTHWIND CAMP FOR MIDDLE
SCHOOL STUDENTS
oct. 31
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
nov. 2
ARISE SUNDAY | nov. 2
a family worship sunday with our
whole church family gathered at
8:30 or 11:00am in the Sanctuary
GIFTED TO SERVE
SCHOOL OF DISCIPLESHIP
nov. 2 - dec. 14
KINDERGARTEN CHAT AT THE
CHRIST SCHOOL | nov. 6
YOUNG AT HEART | nov. 7
WEEKDAY SCHOOL FUN FAIR
nov. 8
OPEN HOUSE AT THE CHRIST
SCHOOL | nov. 13
coming up
@ F I R S T P R E S BY T E R I A N CHUR CH OF OR L A NDO