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11:00 a.m.                                                  January 11, 2004

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


s Hymnbook: "As With Gladness Men of Old"  #174


s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Presentation by the Women of the Church


Call to Worship (Psalm 29:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:    Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.

People:    Ascribe to the LORD the glory of his name; worship the LORD in holy splendor.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God of glory,

You sent Jesus among us as the light of the world, to reveal your love for all people.  We confess that our sin and pride hide the brightness of your light.  We turn away from the poor; we ignore cries for justice; we do not strive for peace.  In your mercy, cleanse us of our sin, and baptize us again with your Holy Spirit, that forgiven and renewed, we may show forth your glory, shining in the face of Jesus Christ.  In whose name, we most humbly pray.  Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Do As I Say"  I John 3:18

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 29

s Hymnbook: "When Morning Lights the Eastern Skies"  #49

Second Scripture Lesson: Isaiah 43:1-7




Sermon: "Premature Obituary"


Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "How Firm a Foundation"  #369

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


“Sing to God, O kingdoms of the earth; sing praises to the Lord” (Psalm 68:32, nrsv). Let us join in worship before our Creator. With open hearts, we welcome all who have come to the house of the Lord.


There will be a Joint Meeting of the Session and Diaconate tonight at 7:00 p.m.


Young People: Nursing Home visit today: 2-3 p.m.


Adult Bible Study: Wednesday (10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.).


Youth Wednesday: Second Grade and Up, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


Men's Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sabbath, 8:00 a. m.


This Morning the WOC is presenting Love Gift Certificates  to Patrick Brady, Carroll Robinson, and Ron Taylor.  Memorial Certificates are given to Willie Yarbrough and Agnes Thomason.  A Partner in Ministry Certificate and pin is to be presented to Bill Bennett.


Steven Bosson, a member of this church, has been assigned to Iraq by the U.S. Army.  Please remember Steve, as well as all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Deacon's Fund

The purpose of the Deacon's Fund is to help people in need.  In the past, the Fund has made donations to individuals, to families, to churches, to organizations.  In 2003, we hope to continue this ministry.  We pray that you will remember the Deacon's Fund in your giving.  We ask that if you know of someone in need you contact a member of the committee that administers the fund.  The Deacon's Fund Committee is composed of Lana Rossy, Nancy Abernethy, and Dr. Tony Grant.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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