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11:00 a.m.                                                   August 3, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


s Hymnbook: "Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus"  #349


s  Passing the Peace


Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship (Psalm 24,:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

People:  For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things, which we ought to have done; And we have done those things, which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "The Too-Busy Weed”

                                   Matthew 13:22

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 24

s Hymnbook: "The Earth, with All that Dwell Therein”  #38

Second Reading:  I Corinthians 7:17




Sermon: "Christian Patriot”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "My Country, ‘Tis of Thee"    #513

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


We extend the hand of friendship to all who have come to worship. We rejoice in your presence and invite you to spend time after the service to get acquainted with those who are near you.


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. 


Dr. Tony Grant is on vacation this Sabbath.  Zane Abernethy is our guest speaker.


Jubilee Birthday Party: August 17, 7:00 p.m.

This will be a covered dish supper.  John Mariner, Director of World Witness will be our speaker.


Summerfest is August 23.


Bible Study will be starting in August.  The start date is not set yet, but the topic is.  The topic is Biblical prophecy.



Psalm 24


1  The earth is the Lord's and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it;

2  for he has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.

3  Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy place?

4  Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, who do not lift up their souls to what is false, and do not swear deceitfully.

5  They will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of their salvation.

6  Such is the company of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob.

7  Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

8  Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle.

9  Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.

10  Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.



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