11:00 a.m.                                              January 15, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: “Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty”  #1

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm103:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

People:   Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses.  Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.  But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee.  Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son.  And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader:  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People:  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.


s Bible Songs: “Motives to Gratitude” #220

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544



Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 103:17-22


Second Scripture Lesson: Psalm 103:8-10

Sermon: "God Forgives Us”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Bible Songs: “Motives to Gratitude”   #220

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



On this Sabbath, we stress Psalm 103.  This is a day to “bless the Lord” who forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases (v3).  He redeems us from the pit and crowns us with his love (v4).  Bless the lord!


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


Edith Clark had surgery last week and is doing well.  Please remember Edith and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


Next Sabbath, January 22, is Sanctity of Life Sabbath.




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