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11:00 a.m.                                                January 23, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: "Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him” #3

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Q. 28)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Wherein consisteth Christ's exaltation?

People:  Christ's exaltation consisteth in his rising again from the dead on the third day, in ascending up into heaven, in sitting at the right hand of God the Father, and in coming to judge the world at the last day.


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I, poor sinner, confess to thee, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned against thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have not believed in thee, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, 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.

I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always professed it nor kept it holy as I ought; but even more, I have slandered it often and grossly with all my life, words, and deeds.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins..  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

       Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 96:1-12

s Hymbook: “O Sing a New Song to the Lord” #37

Second Scripture Lesson: I Peter 1:17-21




Sermon: "Ride of Your Life"


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Fairest Lord Jesus"…#135

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  All who are able, please stand.


“Souper Bowl” Sabbath

Plan to attend our fourth annual “Souper Bowl” Sabbath “Covered Pot” lunch, following Morning Worship on February 6.  Please bring a favorite soup and/or plate of sandwiches to share.  We will receive a “Souper Bowl” offering.  This offering will go to victims of the Asian Tsunami.  The York ARP Foundation will match this offering.


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


Officer Training

Training for officers, both Elders and Deacons, will be offered by General Synod on Friday, February 11, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Smyrna ARP Church (Supper will be served) and on Saturday, February 12, from 8:00-11:30 a.m. at Bethany ARP Church (Breakfast will be served).  We strongly urge all officers to attend at least one of these sessions.


John Barron is in Carolina Medical Hospital.  Please remember John and all our sick and shut-ins.



Psalm 96:1-12


1  O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

2  Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; show forth his salvation from day to day.

3  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

4  For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

5  For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

6  Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7  Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

8  Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9  O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

10  Say among the heathen that the LORD reigns: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

11  Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

12  Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice



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