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11:00 a.m.                                                   June 1, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” #339

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship (Psalm 47:1)

Leader:  O clap your hands, all ye people;

People:  Shout unto God with the voice of triumph.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

O Lord God, eternal and almighty Father, we confess and acknowledge unfeignedly before thy holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in iniquity and corruption, prone to do evil, incapable of any good, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgment, our ruin and perdition.  Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee; and we condemn ourselves and ours sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress.  O God and Father most gracious and full of compassion, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.  And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit; that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our lord.  Amen.

         (John Calvin Geneva 1542)


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: "All Your Needs"   Philippians 4:19

                     Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Lesson: Luke 24:44-53

Second Lesson: Psalm 47

s Hymnbook: "O Come and Sing Unto the Lord"  #29

Third Lesson: Ephesians 1:15-23


Fourth Lesson: Acts 1:1-11

Sermon: “No Way Jesus”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Crown Him With Many Crowns"  #213

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


 Our Scripture Readers today are Lauren Almaguer, Jill Lockridge, and Lindsay Phillips.  We thank them for bringing the Word to us.


Bible Study, we have finished our study of Corinthians in our Wednesday Bible Study, and will take a break for the Summer.


Joint Service

As part of the celebration of Synod’s Bicentennial, all the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churches in Western Catawba Presbytery (Blacksburg, Bethany, Sharon, Smyrna, Hickory Grove, Clover, Living waters, York) are getting together for a joint meeting here at our church on June 1, at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will follow the meeting.


The General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church meets June 9-12  at Erskine College.



We are having homecoming on June 15.  This will be the primary celebration of our Sesquicentennial.  Dr. Guy H. Smith, Jr. will be our speaker that day.  Guy is a child of this church, the son of Guy Hudson Smith, Sr. and Isabel Caldwell Smith.  He is a graduate of York High School, of Erskine College, and Erskine Seminary.  He is Stated Clerk of Catawba Presbytery, and pastor of Unity ARP Church in Lancaster.  We will have lunch in the church fellowship hall after Morning Worship.   If you know of anyone you would like to invite for Homecoming, please write their name and address on the list in the narthex of the church.


Hospice and Community Care

Opening July 2003, “Beehives and Butterflies for Hospice” (a specialty and upscale resale shop) at 9 East Liberty Street.  If you would like to make donations to the ship please call Lana Rossy or Carroll Moore.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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