Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Bible Songs: “Under His Wings” #188
s Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (from Psalm 91:1-2)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you Also.
Leader: We live in the shelter of the Most High; we abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
People: We say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust."
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father. I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. When I should have been generous, I have often been stingy. When the need of my neighbor required, I turned aside, when I should have given, I closed my hand.
I confess that I have born false witness, in the sense that I have gossiped about things that I did not know to be true. Thus, I failed to defend my neighbor’s honor and reputation as my own.
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.
(Derived from 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: "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” #271
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Psalm 91:9-16
Second Reading: Romans 3:19-20
Sermon: "Every Mouth Stopped”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Amazing Grace” #275
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
The psalmist wrote, "O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you" (Psalm 84:12, NRSV). Let us be open today to the happiness and joy that God offers each of us. We are pleased that you have come to this service. Welcome, friends!
Wednesday Bible Study is starting back after the Summer break. We start this Wednesday, August 30. We will be studying the Apostle Paul.
Johnnie Ruth is in Piedmont Hospital. Ruby Quinn, sister of Frances Nivens, is also in Piedmont. Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
For the next three weeks, we will be gathering food for our local helping agency, PATH. There are boxes in the narthex of church. Bring what you can.
The Senior Citizens are going to Linville Caverns on September 9. In Linville valley, deep inside Humpback Mountain lie North Carolina's only caverns. Go with us to see these caverns on September 9.
Lindsay Phillips and Trey Walker would like to thank the Women of the Church for the bridal shower they planned for them. Even though the shower was cancelled due to a family emergency, they appreciate your thoughtfulness, and all your gifts..
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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