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11:00 a.m.                                                  November 23, 2003

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


s Hymnbook: "For the Beauty of the Earth"  #2


s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship (Revelation 22:12-13)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Jesus says, "See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work.

People:  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Righteous God,

You have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all.

We confess that we have not bowed before him.

We are slow to acknowledge his rule.  We are faithful to the wrong things.

We give allegiance to the powers of this world.  We fail to be governed by justice and love.

In your mercy, forgive us.Raise us to acclaim him as ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, Obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

For it is in his name that, we pray. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.  I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ; you are forgiven.

People:  May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy spirit keep us in eternal life.


s Gloria Patri #546

s Stewardship prayer

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Put To The Test" I Thess. 5:21

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)


s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 146

s Hymnbook: "Now Thank We All Our God"  #9

Second Scripture Lesson: Luke 17:11-19


Anthem: “Praises, Thanks, and Adoration” by Bechler


Sermon: "The Thankful Leper"


Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come"  #525

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


We welcome all on this Sabbath before Thanksgiving Day.  Let us express our gratitude to God.  Let us be mindful that every good and perfect gift we have has come from the hand of God. “O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever!” (Psalm 118:1, nrsv).


Community Thanksgiving Service: Tonight, 6:00 p.m. at our church.


Young People Today: Movie, The Cat in the Hat (See Elizabeth for Details).

Young People Wednesday:  First Grade and Under 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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


Fifty-Fourth Thanksgiving Breakfast. 

On Thanksgiving Day, this Thursday, we will serve our fifty-fourth Thanksgiving Breakfast.  Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.


Next Sabbath is the first Sabbath in Advent.  That means that there are only four Sundays before Christmas.


There will be a Congregational Meeting on December 7.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect congregational officers and approve a budget for 2003.





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