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Twenty-Second Sabbath After Pentecost

11:00 a.m. November 12, 2000

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 (Isaiah 12:5-6)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: Sing praises to the LORD, for he has done gloriously; let this be known in all the earth.

People: Shout aloud and sing for joy, O royal Zion, for great in our midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession: (in unison)

Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong.We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We have ignored the pain of the world, and passed by the hungry, the poor, and the oppressed.In your great mercy, forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments; through Jesus Christ our Savior. In whose name we pray. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus 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. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

People: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen.

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

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Sack Lunch"

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Psalm 127

Second Reading: Mark 12:38-44


Sermon: "Sudden Wealth Syndrome"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord’s Prayer

s Hymnbook: "O Jesus, I Have Promised" #307

s Charge and Blessing




Welcome! The writer of Psalm 42 tells of his spiritual thirst for God. "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God" (42:1-2). Those who have come with such a need today will find satisfaction in the house of God.

Christian Education Committee meets today after Morning Worship.

Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.

The Morning Circle of the WOC meets this Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 a.m. Bring for PATH.

Roy Dean "Blondie" Adkins died Friday November 3. His funeral was here at the church on Monday, November 6. We will always remember his good humor and his courage. We pray God's blessings upon his family. We thank God for the promises of the faith that Blondie has now claimed.

We also have special requests for prayer for Betty Adkins, Ann Connolly, Becky Moore, and Dorcus Pratt. Please remember these and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

At the Congregational Meeting on November 5, Nancy Abernethy, John Balfour, Robert Connolly, Larry Howe, and Jane Sherer were elected to serve as deacons of this congregation. We pray the Lord's blessings upon these new deacons. Deacons will be ordained and installed on December 10. New Deacons take office on January 1, 2001.

Bible Study Wednesday 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We are studying I and II Kings.

Fifty-First Thanksgiving Breakfast. On November 23, we will serve our fifty-first Thanksgiving Breakfast. The rule is that the men come early and make breakfast. The women come at 8:00 a.m. to eat. Come and be welcome.

Are you interested in going to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte on November 18? If you would like to go, please sign the sheet in the narthex.

Are you interested in going to the Biltmore House during the Christmas season? The cost is $34 per ticket. We are thinking about going on December 9. If you would like to go, please sign the sheet in the narthex.

Leadership Training Session for all officers and members of the WOC. November 12, 2:30 p.m. Maxine Johnson, Leadership Training Chairman for Catawba Presbyterial, will be our teacher. We urge all officers and ladies of the church to attend this workshop.

Any child in the congregation interested in joining a Youth Choir, please see Ava Howe today.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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