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11:00 a.m. February 9, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Praise the Lord, His Glories Show" #4

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Psalm 113:1)

Leader: Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD.

People: Praise the name of the LORD.

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 stolen. I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it.

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him. I have told lies about him, and I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.

I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

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

Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "God Don't Make No Trash!"

Psalm 104:24

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 113

s Hymnbook: "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord" #19

Second Reading: I Corinthians 9:24-27


Sermon: "Jesus and Lewis and Clark"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" #362

s Charge and Blessing


s: all who are able, please stand.



St. Valentine was a priest who was executed around 270 A. D. It is believed that St. Valentine sent the first "valentine" while imprisoned. He wrote a letter to a young girl who visited him in prison just before his death. He signed the letter, "From your Valentine," a sentiment still used today.

Young People: Bowling Trip today.

Diaconate meets 7:00 p.m. today.

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

Young People: Wednesday, First Grade and Under, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, February 14, is Valentine's Day.

Men's Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sabbath morning, February 16, 8:00 a.m.

The Hospice Food Pantry for needy patients is in need of protein foods: such as canned meats, peanut butter, or boxed macaroni and cheese. Canned fruits and vegetables would also help the pantry. A need also exists for many personal items such as toothpaste, tooth brushes, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, etc. Items can be left in the "Hospice Food Pantry" box in the church kitchen.




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