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11:00 a.m. April 7, 2002

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" #21

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (I John 4:16)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.Leader: God is Love.

People: And those who abide in love abide in God,

Leader: And God abides in them

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge unto thee that we were conceived in unrighteousness and are full of sin and transgression in all our life. We do not fully believe thy word nor follow thy holy commandments. Remember thy goodness, we beseech thee, and for thy name's sake be gracious unto us, and forgive us our iniquity. This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, Amen. [Martin Bucer 1539]

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 Hymnbook: "All Ye That Fear God's Holy Name" #35

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Smile" Ezra 6:22

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Scripture Lesson: John 20: 19-29


Sermon: "Seeing Is Not Believing"

The Eucharist

s The Nicene Creed p.12

s Hymnbook: "Let Us Break Bread Together" #447

(Stanza 1)

Preparation of the Table

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: "Let Us Break Bread Together" #447

(Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing




It is a joy to welcome you to worship today. Thank you for joining us as we prepare to approach the Throne of Grace. May God be present and bless us.

No Wednesday Bible Study this week. The pastor will be attending a conference at Erskine Seminary

Adult Inquirer's Class

If you are interested in attending a class about ARP history, doctrine, and worship, please contact the pastor. This class will be short term--probably about six weeks. This first session was held this morning at 10:10. We will have about five more sessions so you are still welcome to come if you like.

Nell Norris was in the hospital last week. She has now been transferred to HealthSouth for rehabilitation.

Joint meeting, Session and Diaconate, Next Sabbath, April 14, 2002.

A Note On the Holy Week Services

It was a lot of work to do the community Holy Week services at our church this year. We appreciate the hours that many people put in to make the services such a success. The services were a success. We had good attendance every day, great food and excellent speakers. In summary, though it was a lot of work, we are glad we did it. It was a service to our community. It brought people of all denominations together in our church. It renewed old friendships and made new friends. Yes, we are glad we did it.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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