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11:00 a.m. August 5, 2001

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymn: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise" #85

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Sentences of Scripture (Matthew 10:38-40)

Leader: Jesus said, He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

People: Jesus said, He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

Leader: Jesus said, He that receiveth you receiveth me

People: And he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

With humble and repentant thought, Father, we confess our sins to you. We have failed to show your presence in our lives. We have been indifferent to those whom you have placed in our lives. We have not accepted them as part of ourselves. We have not tried to understand others and to become one with them. We have preferred ourselves to those around us; We have taken and not given in return. By sinning against them, we have sinned against your body, the Church and against you. Forgive us in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

s Hymn: "O Lord, Our Lord, in All the Earth" #95

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Be Prepared"

II Timothy 3:16-17

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Job 37:14-24

Second Reading: Isaiah 40:21-31


Sermon: "The Ministry of God"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymn: "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place" #88

s Charge and Blessing



We extend the right hand of Christian fellowship to all who have come to worship. May this be a joyous time when we approach the throne of grace with love and praise. Welcome!

Joint meeting Session and Diaconate, Next Sabbath, August 12, 7:00 p.m.

Summerfest 2001 is only a few weeks away (August 25)!!! Once again, our WOC will sponsor this annual fundraiser, but we need everyone's help. Workers, donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes and pies are needed. If you would like to help in any of these ways, call Dot Yarborough at 684-6884. If you would like to make a donation of money to defray expenses, please give your contributions to Frances Nivens.

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