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11:00 a.m.                                                   August 31, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Christ Shall Have Dominion"  #502

s  Passing the Peace


Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship (From Psalm 8--NRSV)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Lord, when I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;

People:  What are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?

Leader:  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.

People:  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses.  Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.  But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee.  Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son.  And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader:  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People:  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Jack Sprat””

                                  Matthew 7:1

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 8

s Hymnbook: "O Lord, Our Lord, in All the Earth”  #95

Second Reading:  Ephesians 5:15-20




Sermon: "Sand Sculptors”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "My Hope is Built on Nothing Less”   #368

s Charge and Blessing



s:  All who are able, please stand.




The psalmist reminds us that God's name is majestic in all the earth (Psalm 8:9, NRSV).  With love for God and for one another, let us approach the throne of grace from which all blessings flow. Welcome, friends!


Mark Love, Kim McFalls

We welcome two new members to our fellowship.  Mark Love comes to us from Chester ARP Church.  Kim McFalls comes to us from Hickory Grove ARP Church.  We are glad to have Mark and Kim as part of our fellowship.  In their honor, we will sing the first verse of #473, “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”


Bible Study: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   Our topic is Biblical prophecy.




Perhaps we should put in how much money we made at Summerfest? And a note of thanks to all workers.





Psalm 8 (AV)


1  O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2  Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3  When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.

6  Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7  All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8  The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9  O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!



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