11:00 a.m.                                                  August 20, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s  Bible Songs: “I Love the Lord”  #242

 s Lighting the Candles

Call to Worship (from I Timothy 3:15)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you Also.

Leader:  Scripture teaches us how we ought to behave in the household of God,

People:  Which is the church of the living God, the pillar and bulwark of the truth.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I, poor sinner, confess to thee, merciful 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 professed it nor kept it holy as I ought; but even more, I have slandered it often and grossly with all my life, words, and deeds.  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).


Hymnbook: "Soldiers of Christ, Arise”   #362

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 Reading: I Timothy 1:1-5


Second Reading: I Timothy 1:18-19

Sermon: "Discouragement”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: " Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”    #349

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



St. Paul wrote to the Ephesians, "Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts" (Ephesians 5:18-19, NRSV). With a joyous spirit we welcome everyone and invite you to join us in making melody to the Lord.


The Session meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday Bible Study is starting back after the Summer break.  We start on August 30.  We will be studying the Apostle Paul.


Margie King is in Carolina Medical following surgery.  Bill Brown, son of Mary Brown, is in Mercy Hospital.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Summerfest is next Saturday, August 26.  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.



For the next three weeks, we will be gathering food for our local helping agency, PATH.  You see in the bulletin today a list of the items PATH needs.  Right now they have minimum levels of food stocks.  Please remember to bring what you can for the next three weeks.


Mark you calendars!!!

September 9, 2006

The Senior Citizens are going to Linville Caverns—North Carolina’s only caverns.


(Frances,  we need to put in the bulletin again the list of needs from PATH.)


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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