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11:00 a.m. April 22, 2001

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "God Himself Is With Us" #13

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Luke 9:23)

Leader: And he said to them all, if any man will come after me,

People: Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession by John Calvin ,1542, (in unison)

O Lord God, eternal and almighty Father, we confess and acknowledge unfeignedly before thy holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in iniquity and corruption, prone to do evil, incapable of any good, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgment, our ruin and perdition. Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee; and we condemn ourselves and our sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress. 0 God and Father most gracious and full of compassion, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit: that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins, and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)

s Hymnbook: "It is Good to Sing Thy Praises" #20

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Sing a Song"

Ephesians 5:19

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8

Scripture Lesson: Revelation 4:1-11


Sermon: "What is Worship"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" #11

s Charge and Blessing




The glow of Easter remains! Our risen Lord has promised to be with us always. He welcomes all of us who have come to worship. Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy Spirit!

Linda Dickson

Having received her letter of transfer from Shiloh ARP Church, Lancaster, SC, the Session has accepted Linda Dickson as a communicant member of our church. We welcome Linda to our fellowship. Let us sing together a hymn of Christian Fellowship. Let us sing the first verse of #473, "Blest Be the Tie That Binds."

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

Willie Yarbrough has returned to White Oak from the hospital. Please remember her and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Landon Miller Smith

Mark and Lisa Smith are the parents of a boy, Landon Miller Smith, born April 12, 2002, weighing six pounds ten ounces. We pray God's blessing upon this new child of the covenant.

Catawba Presbytery Senior Adult Retreat will be at First Columbia on May 3. If you are interested in going, please sign the sheet in the narthex.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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