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THIRD SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE

11:00 a.m.                                                  April 10, 2005

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

 

s  Passing the Peace

 

s Hymnbook: "My Hope Is Built on Nothing LessĒ  #368

Lighting the Candles

 

Call to Worship  (Psalm 149:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Praise the LORD!

People:  Sing to the LORD a new song.

Leader:  Praise God in the assembly of the faithful.

People:  Let his people rejoice in their King.

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge that we, alas, are sinners.  We are therefore inclined to all evil and slow to all good.  We transgress thy holy commandments without ceasing, and ever more corrupt ourselves. 

But we are sorry for the same, and beseech thy grace and help.  Wherefore have mercy upon us, most gracious and merciful God and Father, through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Grant to us and increase in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may recognize our sin and unrighteousness from the bottom of our hearts, attain true repentance and sorrow for them, die to them wholly, and please thee entirely by a new and godly life.  Amen.  (Martin Bucer, 1539)

 

Declaration of Forgiveness (Romans 8:38-39)

Leader:  For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,

People:  Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

s First Reading: Psalm 148:1-7, 11-13

s Choose a Hymn

Second Reading: Romans 4:1-5

Anthem:

Sermon: "Faith"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "My Faith Looks Up to TheeĒ #378

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

Welcome, all! May God's light shine upon us as we gather to worship.  May the brilliance of His light and His wisdom fill us. May it be as a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.

 

Edith Clark had outpatient surgery on Wednesday.  Elaine Moss has been in the hospital.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

 

Youth today:  Putt-Putt meet at 2:00 p.m.

 

Joint meeting tonight, Session and Diaconate, 7:00 p.m.

 

Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Menís Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sabbath, April, 17,

at 7:00 p.m.


 

Psalm 148:1-7, 11-13

 

1  Praise the LORD! Praise the LORD from the heavens; praise him in the heights!

2  Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!

3  Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!

4  Praise him, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!

5  Let them praise the name of the LORD, for he commanded and they were created.

6  He established them forever and ever; he fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.

7  Praise the LORD from the earth, you sea monsters and all deeps,

11  Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all rulers of the earth!

12  Young men and women alike, old and young together!

13  Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his glory is above earth and heaven.

 

 

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