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SECOND SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE

11:00 a.m.                                                   April 27, 2003

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"  #91

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

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "One-Eyed Monster"

                                   Col. 3:1-2

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: I John 1:1-2:2

Anthem:

Sermon: "Roomba"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed"  #199

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

Young People Today: Putt-Putt, leave at 2:00 p.m.

 

Young People Wednesday (Second Grade and Up) 7:00 p.m.

 

Adult Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  We are studying II Corinthians chapter 9.

 

Sarah Brown had outpatient surgery this week.  Please remember Sarah and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

 

Our Departed Loved Ones.

James Thomas "Tom" Martin, 92, died April 16, 2003.   He was the brother of Frances Barron. 

Lamar Cain Clark, 81, died April 21, 2003.  He was the brother of Clyde Clark.

We pray God's comfort for the families.  We thank God for the hope of eternal life that we have in Christ.

 

In preparation for Homecoming, on June 15, the Deacons will sponsor a church and yard clean-up day May 17 starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

Because of ants and bug problems,  because we do not have a proper receptacle, the church will no longer collect aluminum cans.

 

A Note On the Holy Week Services

It was a lot of work to prepare lunch for the community Holy Week service on Tuesday. We appreciate the hours that many people put in to make the day such a success. As always, the food was great.  This was an opportunity for ministry in our community.  We thank God for the opportunity.   The Holy Week services brought people of all denominations together, and reminded us of how much we have in common as Christians.

 

 

Synod Wide Communion Service, Next Sabbath May 4.

This Synod Communion is to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Synod.  It is part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of the York Church.

 

Historical Meeting of Synod, May 3, Old Brick Church, 2 p.m.  As part of Synod's Bicentennial Celebration, and the York Church's Sesquicentennial celebration, General Synod will have a called meeting "for the purpose of worship and celebration" this Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 p.m. at the Old Brick Church.  This church is the site of the founding of the Associate Reformed Synod of the Carolinas in 1803. The Old Brick Church is located on SC 213, thirteen miles West of its junction with US 321 in Winnsboro, SC.  Parking at the church is limited, so please park in designated locations and use the shuttle vans.  Seating in the church is also limited, so please bring your lawn chairs.  The van will leave from our church at 12:30 p.m.


 

Psalm 145:1-10

 

I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.

2  Every day I will bless you, and praise your name forever and ever.

3  Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; his greatness is unsearchable.

4  One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.

5  On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.

6  The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness.

7  They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

8  The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

9  The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.

10  All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your faithful shall bless you.

 

 

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