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11:00 a.m.                                                   November 9, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” #513

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Psalm 127)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader: Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.

People:  Unless the LORD guards the city, the guard keeps watch in vain.

A Prayer for Veteran’s Day

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

O Lord God, we confess before thy holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in iniquity and corruption, prone to do evil, incapable of any good, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgment, our ruin and perdition.  Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee; and we condemn ourselves and ours sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress.  O God and Father, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit; that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the Jesus Christ our lord.  Amen.  (John Calvin, Geneva, 1542)

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).

People:  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).


s Gloria Patri #546

s Stewardship Prayer

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "The Lost Load"  John 12:25

                     Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

s First Lesson: Psalm 22:22-31

s Hymnbook: "The Ends of All the Earth Shall Hear"  #501


Second Lesson: Mark 12:38-44


Sermon: “The Odor of Sanctity


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "O Jesus, I have promised"  #307

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.




Diaconate meets today at 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday is Veterans Day.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, next Sabbath, November 16, 8:00 a.m.


The Community Thanksgiving Service is November 23 at 6:00 p.m.  The service this year is at our church.   Refreshments will be served after the service.  If you would like to help with refreshments, there is a sign-up sheet in the narthex of the church.


Youth Today: Jr/Sr High Supper Outing.

Youth Wednesday: Second grade and up, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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


A new church directory is available.  If you would like a copy, see John Barron.


Thanksgiving Breakfast

We will have breakfast on Thanksgiving morning, November 26.  This is our fifty-fourth consecutive Thanksgiving breakfast.  This breathtaking, bodacious breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.


Prayer Requests

Bill Bennett had surgery on Friday.  Rodney Smith’s mother, Louise Smith, is in the hospital, seriously ill.  Archie Barron, son of Frances Barron, has been having medical tests in preparation for heart surgery.  Also remember Ann Connelly’s family.  Her nephew, Danny Newton, was accidentally killed in Maryland.



Friends Remembered

William Edward Lowry, 51, died October 22, 2003.  He was the principal of Jefferson Elementary School.  He was the brother of Betsy Abernethy.   Bill fought a battle against cancer.  He inspired us all.  Now he will suffer no more. He has gone to be with the Lord.

Winslow McCorkle Leake, 79, died October 26, 2003.    She was the mother of Beth Pratt, Carolyn Leake, John Leake, and Steve Leake.  We remember her as a fine Christian lady.  Now she has claimed the promises of the faith.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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