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Assemble in God’s Name
s Hymnbook: "Praise the Lord, His Glories Show” #4
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Question 2)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him?
People: The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him.
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 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 toward my neighbor. I have gossiped to him and 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. 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
Children's Sermon: “God’s Word is Good”
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 113
s Hymnbook: "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord” #19
Second Scripture Lesson: Colossians 1:15-28
Sermon: “Thimbleful of Stardust”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Rejoice, the Lord is King” #140
s Charge and Blessing
s: All who are able, please stand.
“You have put gladness in my heart …” wrote the psalmist (Psalm 4:7, NRSV). May God put gladness into our hearts and stir up love for one another. Welcome to all.
Lindsay Leigh Hall Phillips and Douglas Eugene (Trey) Walker met with the Session last Sabbath and were received as communicant members of the church. We welcome them to our fellowship. Let us sing together the first stanza of #473, “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”
Adult Bible Study: Wednesday, 10 00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Youth Today: CiCi's - 5:30
Youth Next Sabbath: Bowling-2:00 (sign up by Friday 8/27 5:00)
York’s Summerfest is next Saturday, August 28. Once again, we will be doing a fundraiser during Summerfest. We need everyone’s help. We need workers to set up, take down, and clean up. We also need workers for every other aspect of this fundraiser. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex of the church if you would like to volunteer. Further, we need donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes and pies.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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