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Assemble in God’s Name
s Hymnbook: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" #84
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Psalm 130:5)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
People: And in his word I hope;
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 not believed in thee, my one God and Father, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, my God and Creator, because I have feared them more than thee. And for their benefit and pleasure, I have done and left undone many things in disobedience to thee and thy commandments.
I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always professed it nor kept it holy as I ought; but even more, I have slandered it often and grossly with all my life, words, and deeds.
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
Children's Sermon: "Baby Faith”
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Reading: Psalm 51:1-10
s Hymnbook: "The Lord’s My Shepherd” #104
Second Reading: II Samuel 11:26-12:10
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" #271
s Charge and Blessing
s: All who are able, please stand.
Congratulations, Sara Brown! After twenty-four years, Sara has retired from York County Probate Court. We pray God’s blessings upon her as she begins a new phase of her life.
Johnnie Ruth was in the hospital last week. Please keep Johnnie and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Youth Today: Jr/Sr High dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Youth Wednesday: Dinner and Movie at Church, 5:30 p.m.
Our annual Jubilee Birthday Party for Foreign Missions and “Back to School Bash” is on Sunday, August 17, 7:00 p.m. This is a covered dish supper. John Mariner, Executive Director of World Witness, is our speaker.
The Session will meet on August 24.
York’s Summerfest is on August 23. Once again, we will be doing a fund raiser during Summerfest. We need everyone’s help. We especially need workers to set up, take down, and clean up. We also need workers for every other aspect of this fundraiser. Further, we need donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes and pies.
In this our Sesquicentennial year, we are writing a history of the church. We intend to include a section on church anecdotes. If you have an interesting story that you would like to include in this history, please write it down and give it to the pastor.
Bible Study will be starting on August 27. Our topic this year is Biblical prophecy.
The flowers in the sanctuary this morning are given by Nell Norris for the glory of God and in memory of Eddie Norris for his birthday, August 13.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgment.
5 Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6 You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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