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Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: "Amazing Grace” #275
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Q. 19)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also
Leader: What is the misery of that estate whereinto man fell?
People: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell forever.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
I confess to thee, O merciful God, that I have sinned.
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 been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him. 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
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 116:1-8, 18-19
s Hymbook: “What Shall I Render to the Lord” #32
Second Scripture Lesson: Mark 9:43-48
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me"…#271
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: All who are able, please stand.
Welcome to this gathering of the family of God. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we extend the hand of friendship to all who are present. Remember the words of Isaiah 55:1: “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters” (NRSV).
“Souper Bowl” Sabbath
Plan to attend our fourth annual “Souper Bowl” Sabbath “Covered Pot” lunch, following Morning Worship next Sabbath, 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.
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.
John Melton Smith, father of Rodney Smith, passed on Last Sabbath (January 23, 2005). We ask you to keep Rodney and his family in your prayers.
[Since the circles meet Tuesday, I assume the WOC Executive Board meets this Sunday. You might add that to the bulletin—both the executive board and circles.]
Psalm 116:1-8, 18-19
1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
6 The LORD preserves the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
19 In the courts of the Lord's house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
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