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11:00 a.m.                                                  August 14, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: “Onward Christian Soldiers”  #350

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 97:12)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous,

People:  Give thanks to his holy name!

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

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

I confess that I have not believed in thee, my one God and Father, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, my God and Creator, because I have feared them more than thee.  And for their benefit and pleasure, I have done and left undone many things in disobedience to thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always kept it holy as I ought; but I have slandered it sometimes with my life, words, and deeds.

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.  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 Hymnbook: “O Lord Most High, with All My Heart”   #388

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544



Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 97:1-6


Second Scripture Lesson: Romans 1:24-27

Sermon: "Homosexuality”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer


s Hymnbook: “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”   #199

s Extinguishing the Candles


s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.


May you find genuine hospitality and good will as we boldly present ourselves before God.  Welcome to this house of God!


The flowers in the church today are given to the glory of God and in memory of Eddie Norris by his family.


Ivan Cook is still in the hospital.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Catawba Presbyterial meets next Saturday, August 20, at Shiloh ARP Church.


Summerfest is August 27.  Once again, we will be doing a fundraiser during Summerfest.  We need everyone’s help.  We need workers to set up, take down, and clean up.  We also need workers for every other aspect of this fundraiser.    Further, we need donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes, and pies.


An ARP Statement on Homosexuality

Today, many seem to be caught in the web of homosexual practices and thought-patterns. In Christian love we declare that God's Word clearly forbids homosexual practice as a sin against God. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ we affirm our obligation to show Christian love and concern for homosexuals, and call them to repentance, cleansing, and deliverance in the saving power of Jesus Christ.

(Minutes of the General Synod, 1977, p. 444)




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