11:00 a.m.                                                   April 2, 2006

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s Bible Songs: “Anticipation of Answered Prayer” #140

Call to Worship  (John 8:12)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Jesus spoke to them, saying,

People:  "I am the light of the world.

Leader:  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness

People:  Whoever follows me will have the light of life."

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

O Lord, I come as one sick to the Healer, as one hungry and thirsty to the Fountain of life, as one in need to the King of heaven, a servant to his Lord, a creature to his Creator, a soul in desolation to my gentle Comforter.

But why do you come to me?  Who am I that you should offer yourself to me?  How dares the sinner to appear in your presence?  

You know your servant, and you know that I have nothing good in me that you should grant me this. I confess, therefore, my unworthiness. I acknowledge your goodness.  Amen.

 [Thomas a Kempis Of the Imitation of Christ, Bk. IV Ch. 2]


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 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).


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon


Scripture Lesson:  Philippians 2:3

Sermon: "Humility"


The Eucharist

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the Word in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 1)

Invitation to the Table

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Give thanks to God for God is good.

People: God’s love is everlasting.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People


Go In God's Name

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the Word in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.



As we gather before our Lord, on Communion Sabbath, we extend the warmest of welcomes to all present. May you find encouragement and spiritual refreshment here today.  May you leave with your burdens lightened or removed.


WOC Executive Board meets immediately after church today. 

WOC Circles meet on Tuesday.


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


Palm Sabbath is next Sabbath, April 9. 

We will have Community Holy Week Services at noon every day during Holy Week (April 10-14).  The services this year are at Divine Savior Roman Catholic Church.  Our church is working with First Presbyterian to serve lunch on Thursday.  Dr. Grant is preaching on Wednesday.


The young people are having an Easter Egg Hunt next Sabbath, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


There will be a joint meeting of the Session and the Diaconate next Sabbath, April 9 at 7:00 p.m.


We will have Maundy Thursday Communion Service on Thursday night of Holy Week (April 13).


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, April 16, 8:00 a.m..


Nell Norris had a medical procedure this week.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Cohen Paul Dickson was born March 24, 2006.  Weighing in at 9 pounds 8 ounces, he is the son of Heath and Monica Dickson.  Linda Dickson is the proud grandmother. 

Silas Levi Shumaker was born March 27, 2006.  Weighing in at 7 pounds, he is the son of Kevin and Ann Shumaker.  Linda Warren is the proud grandmother.

We pray God’s blessings on these new children of the covenant.


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