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11:00 a.m. January 19, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "For the Beauty of the Earth" #2

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (John 1:12)

Leader: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,

People: Even to them that believe on his name:

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

O Lord God, we confess and acknowledge unfeignedly before thy holy majesty that we are poor sinners, prone to do evil, incapable of any good, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgement, our ruin and perdition. Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee, and we condemn ourselves and ours sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress. O God and Father most gracious and full of compassion, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit; that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.

(John Calvin 1542)

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: "How to Wake Up "

Psalm 118:24

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 147:12-20

s Hymnbook: "Hear My Words, O Gracious Lord" #48

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14


Sermon: "Sin Shredder"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine" #139

s Charge and Blessing


s: all who are able, please stand.



"Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up" (Psalm 68:19, nrsv). Welcome to the worship of God in whom "we live and move and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

Peace be with you!

Young People (Jr/Sr Highs only): Movie and Dinner at Elizabeth's, today, 5:30 -?

Home Missions Meeting.

Catawba Presbytery Church extension Committee is having an informational meeting at our church on Tuesday, January 21. The subject of the meeting is home missions in Catawba Presbytery. The congregations of seven nearby ARP churches have been invited to this meeting. You are invited. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Coffee and cake will be served.

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

Young People: Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.

Young People: Trip to Hickory Dickory Dock, Saturday, January 25.

Deacon's Fund

The purpose of the Deacon's Fund is to help people in need. In the past, the Fund has made donations to individuals, to families, to churches, to organizations. In 2003, we hope to continue this ministry. We pray that you will remember the Deacon's Fund in your giving. We ask that if you know of someone in need you contact a member of the committee that administers the fund. The Deacon's Fund Committee is composed of Lana Rossy, Nancy Abernethy, and Dr. Tony Grant.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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