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11:00 a.m.                                                   April 18, 2004

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "In Christ There is No East or West"  #479

s  Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship  (Psalm 145:1)

Leader:  I will extol you, my God and King,

People:  And bless your name forever and ever.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I poor sinner confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have stolen. I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it. 

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him.  I have told lies about him, and I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.

I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins.  Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior.  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 Tim. 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 Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "How Far Can a Rubber Band Stretch"

                                   Phil. 4:13

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)


Prayers of the People


s First Reading: Psalm 145:1-10

s Hymnbook: "O Lord, Thou Art My God and King"  #5

Second Reading: Luke 7:36-50


Sermon: "For She Loved Much"


Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"  #399

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



Young People Today: all ages, Movie at church, 1:30 p.m.

No youth activities on Wednesday


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


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


The congregation is invited to the wedding reception of Mark Love and Kim McFalls on April 24 2004.  The reception will be at the Cotton Gin Tavern from 4:00-7:00 p.m.


Anna Warren, daughter of Linda Warren, married Kevin Schumacher in Seattle Washington on April 3.  We pray Godís blessings on the newlyweds.


Steve Bosson, Son of Judy LaRock, was wounded in Iraq last week.  Please keep Steve in your prayers.


Juanita Harris, mother of Debby Gibby, had surgery this week.  Please Keep Juanita in your prayers.




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