11:00 a.m.                                                   January 1, 2006

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s Hymnbook: “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”  #!31


Call to Worship  (Luke 2: 30-32)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People:  And with you also

Leader:  For my eyes have seen your salvation,

People:  Which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,

Leader:  a light for revelation to the Gentiles

People:  and for glory to your people Israel."


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge unto thee that we were conceived in unrighteousness and are full of sin and transgression in all our life.  We do not fully believe thy word nor follow thy holy commandments. Remember thy goodness, we beseech thee, and for thy name's sake be gracious unto us, and forgive us our iniquity.  This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, 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 Timothy 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 Hymnbook: "This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made”   #69

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon


Scripture Lesson:  Luke 2:22-24

Sermon: "The Real Jesus "


The Eucharist

s Hymnbook: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”   #164

                         (Stanza 1)

Invitation to the Table

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Give thanks to God for God is good.

People: God’s love is everlasting.

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: "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”   #164

                         (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.


Linda Dickson is doing better after surgery, but her grandson, Brock, is in the hospital.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Johnotan Daniel Heffner and Susan Elaine Gibby were united marriage December 26, 2005.


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


There will be a joint meeting of the Session and the Diaconate next Sabbath, January 8.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, January 15.


On December 18, 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 also all year round.



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