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11:00 a.m.                                                  August 21, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

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

Lighting the Candles

Call to Worship  (Psalm 24:7-8)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Lift up the gates! Open the ancient doors!

People:  That the King of glory may come in.

Leader:  Who is the King of glory?

People:  The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Merciful God, 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 noticed the need of my neighbor. 

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. 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 forgive me these and all my sins.  This I ask 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 Hymnbook: “The Earth, with All That Dwell Therein”  #38

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 24:1-6


Second Scripture Lesson: Romans 14:1

Sermon: "Accepting Each Other”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: “O Brother Man”   #474

s Extinguishing the Candles


s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.


As we worship today, let us allow God to lift our burdens and bring us joy.  A genuine and loving welcome to all!


The Session Meets Tonight at 7:00 p.m.


Summerfest is next Saturday, 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.




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