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11:00 a.m. January 27, 2002

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Praise the Lord: His Glories Show" #4

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Luke 4:18-19)

Leader: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,

People: To preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge that we, alas, were conceived and born in sin, and are therefore inclined to all evil and slow to all good; that we transgress thy holy commandments without ceasing, and ever more corrupt ourselves. But we are sorry for the same, and beseech thy grace and help. Wherefore have mercy upon us, most gracious and merciful God and Father, through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. Grant to us and increase in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may recognize our sin and unrighteousness from the bottom of our hearts, attain true repentance and sorrow for them, die to them wholly, and please thee entirely by a new and godly life. Amen. (Martin Bucer, 1539)

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus 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. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. Praise the Lord!

People: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen.

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Prayers of the People

Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "What is Life about?"

The Shorter Catechism Q1.

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

s First Reading: Psalm 27:1-9

s Hymnbook: "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord" #19

Second Reading: Matthew 4:12-23


Sermon: "Presenting the Fly"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Jesus Calls Us" #269

s Charge and Blessing




This is the house of God! Everyone is welcomed. Here let God's grace fill and strengthen you for the week we have begun. May our fears be dissolved and, with God's help, our spirits given courage. Our God offers us hope and guidance.


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

Next Sabbath is "Souper Bowl Sabbath." After Morning Worship we will have a soup and sandwich lunch. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Please sign if you would like to bring either soup or sandwiches.

Mary Neely died recently. She was the grandmother of Angi Neely Kemp. We extend Christian sympathy to the family.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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