11:00 a.m.                                                   January 7, 2007

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 Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon


Scripture Lesson:  Isaiah 43:1-7

Sermon: "Godspeed"


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.


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 14.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast: January 21.


I would like to thank the congregation for your thoughts, prayers, cards, visits, and telephone calls following the death of my father, Claude Martin, on December 24.  I deeply appreciate your support during a difficult time.

Beth Grant


Billie Adair Robinson, 74, sister-in-law of Sara Brown, died on December 25.  She has claimed the promses of the gospel.  Please remember this family in your prayers.


Sara Frances Clark, 81, died December 31.  She was the mother of Judy Love and the grandmother of Mark Love and Jennifer Rollins.  She has gone to be with the Lord Jesus.  Please remember the family in your prayers.



John Paul Atchley and Jessica Taylor were married last Saturday, December 30, at Unity Baptist Church in Hickory Grove.  John Paul is the son of Joe and Gail Atchley.  We pray God’s blessings on the newlyweds. 


Deacons will be ordained and installed next Sabbath.  The following were elected to the office of deacon at the Congregational Meeting: Frances Nivens, Newton Wells, Martin Grant, Andrew Rollins, Gail Atchley, and Mark Love.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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