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11:00 a.m.                                                   October 12, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” #21

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Psalm 22:27)

Leader:  All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD;

People: All the families of the nations shall worship before him.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it. 

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him.  I have told lies about him, and I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.

I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins.  Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior.  Amen.

--Martin Bucer 1539

Declaration of Forgiveness

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

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Living Power"  Ephesians 1:19

                     Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Lesson: Job 23:1-12, Read by Trey Walker

Second Lesson: Hebrews 4:11-16 Read by Carol Gibby

s Hymnbook: "All Ye That Fear God’s Holy Name"  #35

Third Lesson: Psalm 22:1-15 Read by Lauren Almaguer


Fourth Lesson: Mark 10:17-31 Read by Susan Gibby

Sermon: “Despair Repair


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Beneath the Cross of Jesus"  #190

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


A Sunday school teacher was teaching a lesson based on Jeremiah 13:23.  In that passage, the prophet is so disgusted with the unfaithfulness and idolatry of his people that he almost believes they cannot change.  He wonders whether a leopard can change its spots.  The teacher asked her pupils, “What do you think? Can a leopard change its spots?”   Most of the children said, “No,” but one little boy answered, “I do not see why not.  If he does not like the spot he’s in, he can just move somewhere else.”


Youth today: Nursing Home Visits 2-3 p.m.


Joint meeting: Session and Diaconate, Tonight, 7:00 p.m.


Catawba Presbytery meets Tuesday, September 14, at First Rock Hill ARP Church.  Dr. Tony Grant and Mr. Clyde Clark will represent York.


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

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


Today is ARP Magazine Promotion Day.


Dot McKnight had surgery last week.  She is doing well.  Please remember Dot and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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