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SIXTH SABBATH AFTER EPIPHANY

11:00 a.m.                                                   February 15, 2004

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

 

s Hymnbook: "Heaven and Earth, and Sea and Air"  #6

s  Passing the Peace

 

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship (Psalm 106:1)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Praise the LORD!

People:  O give thanks to the LORD,

Leader:  For God is good;

People:  For his steadfast love endures forever.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  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. Praise the Lord!

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

 

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: ďMatches and Tongues"

                                   James 3:5-6

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

Prayers of the People

 

s First Reading: Psalm 23

s Hymnbook: "The King of Love My Shepherd Is"  #106

Second Reading: I Corinthians 15:12-20

Anthem:

 

Sermon: "Owls and Oaks"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Thine Is the Glory"  #209

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

With joy we welcome your presence among us today.  Let the words of the psalmist set the tone of our worship: "Sing praises to the LORD, O you his faithful ones, and give thanks to his holy name. ...  joy comes with the morning" (Psalm 30:4-5 NRSV).

 

Young People: Bowling, leave at 2:00 p.m.

 

Session meets 7:00 p.m. today.

 

Tomorrow is President's Day.

 

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

 

Young People: No Activities.

 

 

Mary Morris is in Piedmont Hospital.  Please remember Mary and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


 

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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