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11:00 a.m. February 24, 2002

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Now Thank We All Our God" #9

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Isaiah 58:6, 8)

Leader: Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke.

People: Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy reward.

Opening Prayer

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. This I confess, in the name of Christ, Amen. (Martin Bucer--1539)

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

Prayers of the People

Children's Sermon: "What is Prayer?"

Shorter Catechism Q:98

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

s First Reading: Psalm 51:1-10

s Hymnbook: "God is Our Refuge and Our Strength" #381

Second Reading: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17


Sermon: "Look for a Lachrymose Lent"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed" #199

s Charge and Blessing



Psalm 121 asks: "Were does my help come from?" Then, answers, "My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth" (Psalm 121:1-2). God is indeed our refuge and strength. This is the God before whom we humbly come today with praise and thanksgiving. Rejoice then before your Savior.

There will be a called meeting of the Session after Morning Worship this morning.

Bible Study: Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Willie Yarbrough died February 18, 2002. Her funeral was on Tuesday. We thank God for her ministry among us. We also thank God that she has now claimed the promises of the faith and is at home with the Lord.



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