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11:00 a.m. July 28, 2002

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty" #11

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (John 6:68)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And with you also.

Leader: Lord, to whom shall we go?

People: Thou hast the words of eternal life.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I poor sinner confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

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

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Crown of Thorns"

John 19:2

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

s Hymnbook: "It is Good to Sing Thy Praises" #20

Second Scripture Lesson: Romans 8:26-39


Sermon: "God Spotting"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" #84

s Charge and Blessing


Psalm 105:1-11, 45b

1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

4 Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

5 Remember his marvelous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

7 He is the LORD our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He hath remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

9 Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

45b. Praise ye the LORD.


"Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones" (Proverbs 16:24, NIV). With the most pleasant words possible, we welcome you to God’s house. May you find joy here as well as help for body and soul. May God’s abundant blessings be upon us all as we worship together.

Joint meeting of Session and Diaconate, Tonight, 7:00 p.m.

Martha Martin, a lifelong member of our church, died July 20, 2002. She would have been 96 next month. Her father, George W. Williams, was an Elder in our church. She was a descendant of Mrs. George W. (Sarah) Williams, who was a charter member of the church. She was a sweet Christian lady whom we will long remember. Martha's funeral was at Rose Hill Cemetery on Friday, July 26.

Summerfest 2002 is only a few weeks away (August 24)!!! Once again, our WOC will sponsor this annual fundraiser, but we need everyone's help. We especially need workers to help set up and take down and clean up. We also need workers for every other aspect of our fundraiser. Further, we need donations of tea, Coke and Pepsi products, homemade cakes and pies. If you would like to help in any of these ways, call Barbara Bennett at 684-4833. If you would like to make a donation of money to defray expenses, please give your contributions to Frances Nivens.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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