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11:00 a.m.                                                January 2, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: "Angels from the Realms of Glory"   #168

Lighting of the Christmas Candle

Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Q. 42)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also

LeaderWhat is the sum of the Ten Commandments?

People:  The sum of the Ten Commandments is, "to love the Lord our God" with all our heart, all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind; and our neighbor as ourselves.

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I confess to thee, my God.  I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Scarcely, if at all, have I given when the need of my neighbor required it.  I confess that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.  I acknowledge that my life is nothing else than transgression of thy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

O heavenly Father, 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 Hymbook: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”  #164

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon

       Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Scripture Lesson: Matthew 7:12


Sermon: "Golden Rule"


The Eucharist

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the World in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 1)

s The Nicene Creed p.12

Preparation of the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving


ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People


Go In God's Name

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the World in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.


As we gather before our Lord, on Communion Sabbath, we extend the warmest of welcomes to all present. May you find encouragement and spiritual refreshment on this first Sabbath of the year.  May you leave with your burdens lightened or removed.


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


The Diaconate meets next Sabbath, January 9.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, January 16.


The Session meets January 16.


On December 19, the choir presented a special Christmas Cantata.  We know that much time and energy went into the development of this Cantata.  We appreciated this spectacular performance.  We thank the choir for the great job they do not only at Christmas, but all year round.



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