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11:00 a.m. January 6, 2002

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "We Three Kings of Orient Are" #176

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (I John 4:16)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: God is Love.

People: And those who abide in love abide in God,

Leader: And God abides in them

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God of glory, You sent Jesus among us as the light of the world, to reveal your love for all people. We confess that our sin and pride hide the brightness of your light. We turn away from the poor; we ignore cries for justice; we do not strive for peace. In your mercy, cleanse us of our sin, and baptize us once again with your Holy Spirit, that forgiven and renewed, we may show forth your glory, shining in the face of Jesus Christ. In whose name, we most humbly pray. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Epiphany" Matthew 2

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

s First Reading: Psalm 72:1-7

s Hymnbook: "As With Gladness Men of Old" #174

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:1-12


Sermon: "Monarch Mystery"

The Eucharist

s The Nicene Creed p.12

s Hymnbook: "Break Thou the Bread of Life" #250 (Stanza 1)

Preparation of the Table

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: "Break Thou the Bread of Life" #250 (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing



Today is Epiphany Sabbath. Epiphany refers to the "showing forth or appearance" of the Savior to the wise men who were Gentiles. The message is that Christ is for every person — Jew or Gentile—and that is a cause for us to rejoice. Welcome to worship as we celebrate the coming of the Savior for the whole world.

Louise McDaniel is in Piedmont Medical Hospital. Please keep Louise and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

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

Joint Meeting, Session and Diaconate, next Sabbath, January 13, 2002.

York Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Men's Fellowship meets January 20. This is an 8:00 a.m. breakfast meeting.

York Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is 149 years old this year. Happy birthday church!


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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