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FIFTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE

11:00 a.m.                                                  April 24, 2005

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

 

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

 

s  Passing the Peace

 

s Hymnbook: "Christ is Made the Sure FoundationĒ  #433

Lighting the Candles

 

Call to Worship (Psalm 84:11)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:   For the LORD God is a sun and shield

People:  The Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD withhold from those who walk uprightly.

 

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things, which we ought to have done; And we have done those things, which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. 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 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 84:1-10

s Choose a Hymn

Second Reading: I Peter 2:4-10

Anthem:

Sermon: "The Bislett Effect"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "The Churchís One FoundationĒ #437

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

Welcome to God's church!  May you find refuge and encouragement as we worship the Lord.

 

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

 

Events in May

May 5: National Day of Prayer

May 8: Motherís Day

 

Lily Ruth had surgery this week.  Please remember Lily and all our sick and shut-ins in you prayers.

 

Lloyd Glenn Wells passed on to be with the Lord on April 15.  He was the uncle of Newton Wells.  He has claimed the promise of the gospel.  Pray for the family.

 

 


 

 

Psalm 84:1-10

 

1  How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts!

2  My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3  Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.

4  Happy are those who live in your house, ever singing your praise.

5  Happy are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6  As they go through the valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools.

7  They go from strength to strength; the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8  O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!

9  Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed.

10  For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness.

 

 

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