May 26, 2019

May 26, 2019 - and to the young ravens that cry. 10His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,. 11but the Lord takes ...



Sunday evening activities, including PROTAS, Explorers and prayer meeting, are cancelled in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Hospitality Nursery Deacons on Duty

APC offers a service at two different campuses on Sunday mornings. Our Russell Road Campus (RRC) is located at 2405 Russell Road with a worship time of 8:50am, and our West Braddock Road Campus (WBRC) is located at 1302 West Braddock Road with a worship time of 11am.

This Week’s Coffee Set Up: Katy Browne Next Week’s Coffee Set Up: Maggie Cho This Week’s Church Service: Sharon Holliday, Trena Johnson Next Week’s Church Service: volunteers needed Aaron McCauley, Mike McMullen

May 26, 2019

Register today for VBS: “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth”. VBS is June 24-28 from 10am-12:15pm. Children from 5 years old to 5th grade are welcome. Register this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Bridge, Director of Children’s Ministries, at [email protected] Inquirer’s Class May 31-June 1 at WBRC. If you are interested in membership or in gaining a deeper understanding of APC, you should consider attending this class. You will receive an introduction to Christianity, the PCA, and the specific vision/mission and philosophy of ministry at APC. Membership is open to all who profess faith in Christ and believe the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Attending the class does not obligate you to join the church. The Friday night session is from 6:30-9pm starting with a dinner, and the Saturday session is from 9am-3pm. Please RSVP to Office Manager Sue Edwards at [email protected] or sign-up on Sunday if you wish to attend, and indicate if you have childcare needs. Scholarships are available to help with in-home childcare costs for Friday evening, and childcare will be provided at the church on Saturday. End of Year Explorers Water Party on Sunday, June 2, 5-7pm (WBRC). All families are invited to join us for a Water Party for our last Explorers of the year. There will be lots of fun, food and fellowship! Please note we will be meeting at the West Braddock Road Campus. Next Baptism is June 16. If you would like to have your child or children baptized, please contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at [email protected] Informational Meeting and Dessert, Sunday June 23, 5-7pm at WBRC. Please join the APC family for an informational meeting and dessert. The purpose of the meeting is to present the new budget as well as provide a building update. Please bring a dessert to share. The schedule for the evening will be: 5-6:30pm: Meeting; 6:30-7pm: Dessert and Fellowship. Nursery will be available for children 4 and under. New Officer Training Interest Meeting and Lunch, July 21, 12:30-1:30pm at WBRC. APC men, if you are interested in knowing more about being a deacon or elder, or if God may be calling you to be an officer, join Pastors Tom Holliday and Chris Sicks to learn more. An overview of both offices will be given as well as summer reading materials to help you prepare for the officer training class this Fall. The July 21 meeting will be held at the West Braddock Road Campus, with lunch provided. For more information or to sign up, contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at [email protected]

CHILDREN AND TEENS WBRC Children’s Bible Class Nursery

Toddler room, Fellowship Hall Ages 2-5 Infant room, Fellowship Hall Ages 0-24 months

Sunday school | 10:45-11:45am | Russell Road Campus

Children Teens

0-4, Nursery Wing; 2-3.5yr olds, Room 129; 3.5-4yr olds, Room 126; 5yr olds, Room 114; Grades 1-2, Room 104; Grades 3-5 Boys, Room 115; Grades 3-5 Girls, Room 113 Jr High 6th-8th and Sr High 9th-12th, 4th Floor

Sunday evening | 5-7pm | Russell Road Campus Explorers PROTAS

children age 5-5th grade, Fellowship Hall teens 6th-12th grade, 4th Floor


Sunday school | 10:45-11:45am | Russell Road Campus

The new Sunday school quarter begins next Sunday, June 2. Adult Sunday school is not meeting today due to the Multipurpose time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Email Distribution List. Periodic e-announcements keep the APC family informed of ministries, events, prayer requests, and classifieds. To subscribe, please contact the church office at [email protected] Submission Deadlines. Requests for bulletin and pulpit announcements are due to the office by Tuesday. Covenant Fellowship Groups (CFG). APC offers a variety of CFGs which meet for study, prayer, fellowship, accountability and growth. A list of locations, times and contact info can be found online or in the CFG brochure at the Information Booth.


Ministry Fair June 2 Prayer Meeting June 30

Find Us on Facebook. Please visit the APC Facebook page and hit the “Like” button while you’re there! Bulletin on your iPad or Tablet. To receive a PDF of the weekly bulletin, please e-mail Stacey Diack at [email protected]

GIVING TO APC To give to APC electronically, scan this QR code, or browse to: Please use your bank account to give, if possible, to maximize your gift by avoiding credit/debit card transaction fees.

CORPORATE PRAYER IN 2019 Every Sunday, 8:30am—Chapel (RRC). Praying for our Worship Service. Second Saturday of the month, 9am—Room 104 (RRC). Praying with our Elders for our church. Third Saturday of the month, 11am—Fellowship Hall (WBRC) Fourth Sunday of the month, 5pm—Chapel (RRC). Praying with our church community. Intercessory Prayer Team. Contact Pastor Tom Holliday for details.

UNCHANGING TRUTH—CHANGING LIVES APC is a church of sinners. It’s that simple. But we are bound together by the Gospel that saves us and transforms us. The transformation is, however, a process. God isn’t through with us yet. Everyone in this church is struggling with something. If you are currently struggling with greed, gossip, drugs, alcohol, sexual brokenness, eating disorders, anger, pride, etc—you are not alone. More importantly, God does not intend for you to struggle alone. That’s why He made the Church. If you would like to learn how your brothers and sisters at APC might be able to encourage you, pray with you and struggle alongside you, contact Tom Holliday at the church office.

Alexandria Presbyterian Church is a welcoming community of believers, rejoicing in the gospel, transformed by its power, and responding with grateful hearts in service to our God and world. We long to taste the glory of God in such an astonishing way that the city of Alexandria will be drawn to the majesty and mercy of our great God. It is our desire that our worship will serve as an authentic model to our city of the possibilities for transformation of individuals, families and a city encountering the glory and grace of God. 1302 Braddock Alexandria VA 22302 | 703-683-3348|| 2405W. Russell Road,Road, Alexandria, VA 22301 | 703-683-3348

Parents with young children: a Family Worship Space with video simulcast is available downstairs. Nursery is available for children ages 4 and under. Please see a greeter or usher for assistance.

Bibles and offering envelopes are available at the Information Booth.

Holy Worship Service

prelude | Nikki Harshman, flute; Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries, piano

call to worship Please stand and read responsively from Psalm 29. Leader: 1Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 All: Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.

confession of sin Please read responsively from Psalm 19. Leader: 1The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. 2 All: Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech, nor are there words, whose voice is not heard. Leader: 12Who can discern his errors? All: Declare me innocent from hidden faults. Leader: 13Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! All: Then I shall be blameless, and innocent of great transgression. Assurance of Pardon All:

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.


congregational prayer hymn of praise

song of preparation

Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim

Jesus I Come

Out of my bondage sorrow and night—Jesus I come Jesus I come Into Thy freedom gladness and light—Jesus I come to Thee Out of my sickness into Thy health—out of my wanting and into Thy wealth Out of my sin and into Thyself—Jesus I come to Thee

prayer of adoration | Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life

Out of unrest and arrogant pride—Jesus I come Jesus I come Into Thy blessed will to abide—Jesus I come to Thee Out of myself to dwell in Thy love—out of despair into raptures above Upward forever on wings like a dove—Jesus I come to Thee

GOD’S PEOPLE RESPOND scripture reading Psalm 147 He Heals the Brokenhearted 1 Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. 2 The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. 3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. 5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. 6 The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre! 8 He covers the heavens with clouds; he prepares rain for the earth; he makes grass grow on the hills. 9 He gives to the beasts their food, and to the young ravens that cry. 10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the legs of a man, 7

hymn of worship How Great Thou Art

Out of my shameful failure and loss—Jesus I come Jesus I come Into the glorious gain of Thy cross—Jesus I come to Thee Out of earth’s sorrows into Thy balm—out of life’s storms and into Thy calm Out of distress into jubilant psalm—Jesus I come to Thee

but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.


Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion! 13 For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you. 14 He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat. 15 He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly. 16 He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes. 17 He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold? 18 He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow and the waters flow. 19 He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and rules to Israel. 20 He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his rules. Praise the Lord!

Out of the fear and dread of the tomb—Jesus I come Jesus I come Into the joy and light of Thy home—Jesus I come to Thee Out of the depths of ruin untold—into the peace of Thy sheltering fold Ever Thy glorious face to behold—Jesus I come to Thee William Sleeper, Greg Thompson; ©2000 Greg Thompson Music;


At this time, parents may take their children, ages 2-5, to the Bible class in the toddler room off of the Fellowship Hall.

GOD FEEDS HIS PEOPLE THROUGH HIS WORD sermon scripture reading

John 4:1-15, 27-42 Jesus and the Woman of Samaria 1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2(although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. 4And he had to pass through Samaria. 5So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8(For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) 9The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”

27 Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” 28So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, 29“Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” 30They went out of the town and were coming to him.

Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. 35Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. 36Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together. 37For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ 38I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.” 31

Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” 40So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. 41And many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” 39

prayer for illumination sermon | Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life “Lift Up Your Eyes”

GOD’S PEOPLE RESPOND song of response

Jesus Lover of My Soul

Jesus lover of my soul—let me to Thy bosom fly While the nearer waters roll—while the tempest still is high Hide me O my Savior hide—’til life’s storm is past Safe into the haven guide—receive my soul at last Other refuge have I none—I helpless hang on Thee Leave O leave me not alone—support and comfort me All my trust on Thee is stayed—all help from Thee I bring Cover my defenseless head—in the shadow of Thy wing Thou O Christ are all I want—here more than all I find Raise the fallen cheer the faint—heal the sick and lead the blind Just and holy is Thy Name—I am all unrighteousness False and full of sin I am—Thou art full of truth and grace Plenteous grace with Thee is found—grace to cover all my sin Let the healing streams abound—make and keep me pure within Thou of life the fountain art—let me take of Thee Spring Thou up within my heart—for all eternity Words: Charles Wesley, 1740; Greg Thompson Music ©2000

offertory prayer | Elder Lee Beckham presentation of tithes and offerings benediction


church plant announcement | Rev. Porter Harlow announcements

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