July 10, 2022
10:30 a.m. Worship
Inviting all generations into a growing life with Jesus Christ
Pre lud e music by Paul Burgess, piano
GREETING & GOOD NEWS Pastor Kellen Smith
MINUTE FOR MINISTRY Monica Holmes
Associate Pastor Nominating Committee
CALL TO WORSHIP
Pastor: We come to you, Lord, to thank you for what is good.
People: We come to you, God, to cry out for what is wrong.
Pastor: We come to you, Lord, to ask for help and restoration.
People: We come to you, God, with aching hearts and glad souls.
Pastor: Let us worship God.
CONGREGATIONAL SONG Come, People of the Risen King by Keith Getty,
Kristyn Getty and Stuart Townend
Come, people of the risen King,
Who delight to bring Him praise.
Come, all, and tune your hearts to sing
To the Morning Star of grace.
From the shifting shadows of the earth
We will lift our eyes to Him,
Where steady arms of mercy reach
To gather children in.
Let every tongue rejoice!
One heart, one voice,
Oh, church of Christ, rejoice!
Come, those whose joy is morning sun,
And those weeping through the night.
Come, those who tell of battles won,
And those struggling in the fight.
For His perfect love will never change,
And His mercies never cease,
But follow us through all our days
With the certain hope of peace. (Refrain)
Come, young and old from ev’ry land,
Men and women of the faith.
Come those with full or empty hands;
Find the riches of His grace.
Over all the world His people sing;
Shore to shore we hear them call –
The truth that cries through ev’ry age
“Our God is all in all!” (Refrain)
CALL TO CONFESSION Pastor Greg Anderson
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Holy God, hear our prayer. Sometimes our lives are a mess, because of choices we
have made or because of choices others have made. Sometimes our lives are
great, and we’re kind and generous. Sometimes our lives are great and we forget
to be grateful and humble. We trust that in the midst of all of this, you are present.
We trust that you are with us, walking with us when we stray, nudging us back to
the right path, slowing us down when we get ahead of you, and waiting for us
when we lag behind. So we thank you, and ask for your forgiveness, and pray that
you will stay with us throughout the journey. In Jesus’ name we pray.
Please continue in silent prayer for confession of personal matters.
D ECLARATION OF GOD’S PARDON
Leader: Friends, believe the good news of the gospel.
People: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
WORD IN SONG In Christ Alone by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
Dan Spiegel and Kirk Ergang, Vocal duet
Paul Burgess, piano
In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song;
This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace, when fears are stilled, when strivings
My comforter, my all in all, here in the love of Christ I stand.
In Christ alone, who took on flesh, fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness, scorned by the ones he came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died, the wrath of God was satisfied;
For every sin on him was laid, here in the death of Christ I live.
There in the ground his body lay, light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day, up from the grave he rose again!
And as he stands in victory, sin’s curse has lost its grip on me;
For I am his and he is mine, bought with the precious blood of Christ.
No guilt in life, no fear in death, this is the pow’r of Christ in me.
From life’s first cry to final breath, Jesus commands my destiny.
No pow’r of hell no human plan, can ever pluck me from his hand;
Till he returns or calls me home, here in the pow’r of Christ I’ll stand.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.
‘Till He returns, or calls me home, here in the power of Christ I stand!
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 138 Pastor Greg Anderson
HYMN 815 Give to the Winds Thy Fears
MESSAGE Pastor Kellen Smith
“Retold: Sunday School Stories You Thought You Knew”
Daniel and the Lion’s Den
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Pastor Greg Anderson
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 debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.
Thank you for giving by text, online, or mailing your gifts into the church office.
MUSICAL OFFERING The Prayer by Carole Bayer Sager and David Foster
Arr. Lloyd Larson
Dan Spiegel and Kirk Ergang
I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go,
And help us to be wise in time when we don’t know.
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way.
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe.
I pray we’ll find your light, and hold it in our hearts.
When stars go out each night, remind us where you are.
Let this be our prayer, when shadows fill our days.
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace.
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
A world where pain and sorrow will be ended,
And every heart that’s broken will be mended.
And we’ll remember we are all God’s children,
Reaching out to touch you, reaching to the sky.
We ask that life be kind, and and watch us from above,
We hope each soul will find another soul to love.
Let this be our prayer, just like every child,
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace.
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
Lead us to a place, guide us with your grace,
Give us faith so we’ll be safe.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION
HYMN 840 When Peace Like a River (It Is Well With My Soul)
BLESSING Pastor Kellen Smith
Postlude music by Paul Burgess, piano
In Christ Alone Copyright © 2001 Thankyou Music. CCLI License #1052874 Streaming License #20104657
July 10, 2022
“Retold: Sanctuary and Livestream at 10:30
Sunday School Stories
You Thought You Knew” firstpreswheaton.org/livestream
Week 5 – Daniel 6:1-28
Daniel and the Lion’s Den
This summer series takes a closer look at
the Sunday school stories we are most
familiar with, either from teaching them
or being taught them when we were kids.
As we zoom in for a closer examination
of these stories, we will see how they fit
into God’s overall story in the Bible and
how they inform our understanding of
Pastor’s Bible Study
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
in Stewart Hall
The letter to the Romans stands as the clearest
and most comprehensive presentation of Christian
doctrine in all the Scriptures. Join us weekly for this
summer study as we explore the theology and life
application of Romans.
School Supply Drive 2022
We are praying that children will get off to a
good start this school year – and you can help!
Please consider donating backpacks and
school supplies to help support the People’s
Resource Center, Mission USA: The Bridge,
and children in our community. This annual
mission effort is such a blessing to many
children who are in need during this time.
A general supply list (firstpreswheaton.org/SchoolSupplies) has been created to help you
with your shopping. A general supply list has been created to help you with your shopping.
We have created online shopping lists on Amazon (firstpreswheaton.org/Amazon) and Target
(firstpreswheaton.org/Target). You are also welcome to shop at any store of your choosing
and ship backpacks and supplies directly to the church or drop off your contributions in the
Rotunda. Donations will be received through July 29. Drop-off hours will be from 9:00 a.m. -
4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Fridays, and also on Sundays
before and after church services.
If you would like to make a financial contribution for this mission, you can do so by giving online
at firstpreswheaton.org/onlinegiving or writing a check to First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton
and designating “School Supply
Drive” in the memo. If you plan to
contribute financially, please make
your financial contributions by
Friday, July 22 to allow our shoppers
enough time to purchase the necessary
supplies. Please contact the church
office if you have any questions.
Thank you for supporting the
children this year!
Community Sue Rohl decided to take an art
Art Gallery class as a new interest during
the pandemic. Inspired by
The Community Art Gallery highlights Margaret Bucholz, she enrolled
the artistic creations of members of in Margaret’s colored pencil class
at DuPage Art League last year,
First Pres and local artists. and has been drawing ever since.
Featured Artist: Sue Rohl Watercolor classes followed, and
Artist's Reception: Sunday, July 10 Sue has completed a few paintings. Her lifelong interest in
Following the service, in the Rotunda photography has provided great source material for drawing
Be sure to stop by to greet Sue! and painting. Favorite art subjects include flowers, animals, and
children. Come see a selection of Sue's drawings, paintings,
and photos on display on the ramp through August.
Saturday, July 23 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Appointments encouraged; walk-ins welcome! Photo ID required.
Register at firstpreswheaton.org/BloodDrive
Lifesaving blood donors are at the “heART of Community.”
Donate blood to receive a vibrant, limited-edition T-shirt
designed by a Midwestern artist while supplies last.
One-To-One Care/Stephen Ministry Meeting on Saturdays at 7:00 a.m.
Now meeting at Windsor Park
These past two years have been a great challenge to 124 Windsor Park Drive
our daily lives ... emotionally, spiritually, financially, and in Carol Stream
socially. It has certainly been a test of one’s faith. As we (near Gary and North Avenue)
emerge from the wake of Covid, the One-To-One Care
team is ready to help anyone in need of a listening ear The new book study is “Studying Paul’s Letters
and a non-anxious presence with a Stephen Minister With the Mind and Heart.” Are you looking for
to help them through any pressing issues currently in an opportunity for fellowship and study with
their daily life. No issue is too small. Please contact: other faith-filled men? “First Light” is a great
Diane Easter at [email protected], Henrieta opportunity for exploring your personal faith
Ribeiro at [email protected], or Bob Young with others. Breakfast is available for purchase.
at [email protected]. We are here for you. Look for us right off the lobby.
Join us for Kids Church!
Children will attend church with their families and be invited to come
down to Sanctuary Hall just before the sermon to join us for Sunday
School. The children will not return to the church service, so please
pick them up in Sanctuary Hall after the service concludes.
Fall Sunday School is just around the corner and we are in need of some fun
and inspiring Sunday School teachers! Please email Stacey Chvatal at
[email protected] if you are interested in teaching this year
or would like more information.
Middle School Ministry High School Ministry
• Special Event sign ups • The Mission Trip Reunion Sunday is July 17 at the
coming soon! 10:30 a.m. service. We will give a summary of the
trip and share a few stories with the congregation.
• WF will also meet on Sunday, July 17 from 5:30-
7:00 p.m. at church!
• Praise Band practice will be Sunday, July 17 from
7:00-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday July, 20 from
Chancel The Chancel flowers are given in honor and celebration
Flowers of Georgia Hamilton’s 39th birthday (51st removed!)
Welcome to this week’s opportunity to pray in community
Prayers for our Church Family
• Healing for Millie Birkemeier after a recent fall
• Recovery for Kathy Nickell following surgery
• Healing for Carol Brushwyler after a recent hospitalization
• Healing for Dave Koczan who is in the ICU and continued support for his wife, Tina and
daughter, Rachel McKay and family
• Guidance for the search committee who is working to find our next Director of Music Ministry
• Comfort for the Highland Park Presbyterian Church and community as they heal from the
July 4th tragedy
Summer Church Office Hours
Monday through Thursday – 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday – 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
The First Pres calendar of events is available online at:
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 715 North Carlton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187
Email: [email protected]