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SEVENTH SABBATH AFTER EPIPHANY

11:00 a.m.                                                   February 23, 2003

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

 

s Hymnbook: "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing"   #379

 

s  Passing the Peace

 

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship (Psalm 100:1-2)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People:  And with you also.

Leader:   Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth.

People:  Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses. 

Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.

 But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee. 

Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son. 

And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

 

Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader:  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People:  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

 

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: ďGive Back to God"

                                   Psalm 50:10-11

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

Prayers of the People

 

s First Reading: Psalm 100,101

s Hymnbook: "All People That On Earth Do Dwell"  #24

Second Reading: Mark 2:1-12

Anthem:

Sermon: "Do Not Wait For The Brick"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "God of Grace and God of Glory"  #358

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

We welcome all who have gathered to praise God, whose promises to us are always fulfilled. St. Paul wrote: "In Christ every one of God's promises is a 'Yes.' For this reason ... we say the 'Amen' to the glory of God" (2 Corinthians 1:20 NRSV). So may it be!

 

Session 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.

 

Congratulations to Matthew and Angi Kemp on the birth of their son, Gabriel Scott Kemp.  We pray God's blessings upon this new child of the covenant.

 

Frances Withers had eye surgery recently.  Please keep Frances and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


 

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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