ECOCalabash Covenant Presbyterian Church

  8820 Old Georgetown Road, SW        (910) 579-7356         Sunset Beach, NC  28468     

  Pastor, Rev. Jack T. Patrick                (910) 200-2941

    April 22, 2018                                                                                                                                      8:00 O’clock

GATHERING MUSIC                                                                               





“No eye can see, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God

has prepared for those who love him.”


INTROIT                              “O Christ Arise”          





 *HYMN #444                        “I Love to Tell the Story”



Almighty God, you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples creating bold tongues, open ears and a new community of faith.  We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us.  We do not listen for your word of grace, speak the good news of your love, or live as a people made one in Christ.  Have mercy on us, oh God.  Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit, and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people, doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Lord.   Amen. 



God’s life giving word and spirit enable us to live in a new obedience, opening new possibilities of life for society and the world.  Thanks be to God for the Good News that in Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.  Amen. 





 OFFERTORY ANTHEM        “The Church’s One Foundation”             





 SCRIPTURES                                         Mark 16: 15 - 16    (pg 854)          

                “Go into all the world.”


 SERMON                        “Secrets of Success for a New Church”          George Brandon


 *HYMN #446                        “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”         



*RESPONSE                          “People Need the Lord”       


* Please stand if you are able.

A prayer invitation is extended to you in the Prayer Room/Parlor after the service.



Mark 16: 15-16 ~~~ And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.   



THE FLOWERS are given by Abe and Cindy Glover to the Glory of God and in memory of their parents Al and Diane Bowers and Abe and Ellen Glover. 


ELDER ON CALL FOR April is Julie Adams and the Deacon is Scott Bernreuther. 


THE PRAYER PERSON OF THE WEEK is Betty McMahon.  Her address is

247 Furrow Lane, Carolina Shores 28467 and phone number is 575-3664. 


MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, please fill out the blue attendance cards in the back of the pews. Your attendance is recorded by the office for informational purposes.  The cards will be collected during the Introit.   You may also write messages and prayer requests on them.

FIRST TIME VISITORS - We welcome you, and ask that you fill out a visitor’s card. 



Illness:  Betty Alley, Carol Marchell, Richard Rhyne

Homebound/Facility: Stella Brecheisen, Lois Duncan, Win Ebanks, Billie Mitchell, Gail Rock.

Long-term:  George Brandon, Sandra Brinegar, Betty Bond, Sally Bond, Flo Crawford, John Czap, Donald Errickson, Virginia Harrity, Rosemarie Lacroix, Chris Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis, Ken McCallum, Joan McDonough, Gene McKelvey, Marg Mincher, Mervine Moore, Tom Pressel, Dori Roberts, Doll Scheid, Gary Sessi, Rector Sisk, Betty Sisk, Karla Squier, Dan Stinnett.


FOR PRAYER CONCERNS – If you have a prayer concern and would like to request prayer, please call the church office (579-7356) and speak with the pastor and/or secretary.  Your concern will then be shared with others and listed on our prayer sheet, located in the Narthex and mailroom.


GREETERS – Sandy and Dennis Pilney

USHERS – John Bennett, Sue Greiner, Jane and Ron Meyer, Debbie Ryan, Fran Thomas

HEAD USHER – Janet Keppler

SOUND – Jeff Burr

LITURGIST – Sue Brandon


WE EXPRESS our deepest sympathy and condolences to Henry and Pat Huie.  Their daughter, Karyn Hanchey, died suddenly on April 14th and a service was held on Thursday. 


IF YOU HAVE a concern or need while Pastor Jack is in Brazil, please contact the elder or deacon on call or you may call the church office. 


IN THE NARTHEX you will find:  (1) a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for flowers; (2) list of prayer concerns; (3) newsletters; (4) charitable and informative brochures;

(5) devotion books; and (6) name tags.  Hearing devices are located on the ledge in front of the sound booth.  Restrooms are located in the hallway on the left side of the sanctuary.  AFGHANS are also in the Narthex to use if you feel chilly during the service.  Please remember to return them afterwards. 



   Today                         8:00 & 10:00 am                      Worship Services

                                      9:00 am                                   Children and Adult Sunday School

                                      11:00 am                                 Adult Sunday School      

   Monday                       9:00 am                                   Navigators

   Tuesday                      8:00 am                                   Men’s Breakfast at SunnySide Up

                                      9:00 am                                   Crafts

                                      9:30 am                                   Men’s Devotional Time

    Wednesday                 1:00 pm                                  Mah jong

                                      6:00 pm                                  Bell Practice

   Thursday                     3:00 pm                                  Chancel Choir

                                      7:00 pm                                  Celebration Choir


Jesus wants you to have assurance of the salvation that he offers.

FIRST, he reminds us that:  “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  THAT:  “The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord.” 

He tells us again:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  AND FINALLY:  “That God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his son.  He who has the son has life; he, who does not have the son of God, does not have life.  These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.” 




















Pastor                                                                       Rev. Jack Patrick – 579-7356 / 200-2941

Asst. Pastor for Missions:  Brazil                         Rev. Robson Gomes

Chancel/Handbell Director, Organist                  Ruth Daniel – 754-8226

Celebration Choir Director                                   Peg Stinnett – 287-1845

Choir Conductors                                                           Ralph Butler – 575-4620

                                                                                   Don Mincher – 575-6456 

Secretary                                                                  Gayle Stocks – 579-7356

Bookkeeper                                                             Gloria Wimmer – 579-7356

Musicians for 8:00 Service                                   Tom Thomas, Pat Robison, Charlie Toutant

Group Leaders

Presbyterian Women                                              Sue Brandon 575-7087; Peggy Little – 579-6837

Presbyterian Men                                                   Tom Gardner – 575-7895


Session         Rev. Jack Patrick, Moderator        Clerk, Gloria Wimmer        *Second Term

Class of 2018                                                   Class of 2019                            Class of 2020                           

Marti Kennedy*                                              Mary Ard                                   Julie Adams*

Pat Robison*                                                    Renee December                       Dick Brown*

Mark Ryan                                                       Terry Ikner*                               Richard Burkett

George Spencer                                               Linda Schafer                            Don Hunt


The Diaconate

Class of 2018                                                   Class of 2019                            Class 2020

Wayne Krieger*                                              Sue Brandon*                            Scott Bernreuther*

Suellen Bennett                                               Judy Buschmeier*                    Sharon George

Dottie Spencer*, Moderator                                                 Franklyn Lee                             Eric Wagner


Session Committee Chairs

Christian Education – Marti Kennedy; Mary Ard

Finance – Pat Robison; George Spencer

Membership – Terry Ikner; Julie Adams

Mission – Renee December

Nominating – Mark Ryan

Personnel/Administration – Mark Ryan

Property – Dick Brown; Mary Ard

Worship – Linda Schafer



























































Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church






8820 Old Georgetown Road SW

Sunset Beach, NC  28468


Rev. Jack T. Patrick, Pastor












            I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. 

            I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting.  Amen. 





We believe in one God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of Very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father by whom all things were made; who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made man, and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate.  He suffered and was buried, and the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of the Father.  And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead, whose kingdom shall have no end.  And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceedeth from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified, who spoke by the prophets.   And we believe one holy catholic and apostolic church.  We acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins.  And we look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.    Amen.