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PENTECOST

11:00 a.m.                                                   June 8, 2003

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

 

Choral Introit:

 

s Hymnbook: "O Worship the King All Glorious Above"  #303

 

s  Passing the Peace

 

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:   The Word of the Lord to the prophet..

People:   I will pour out my spirit on all flesh.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things, which we ought to have done; And we have done those things, which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.

But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare thou those, O God, who confess their faults. Restore thou those who are penitent; According to thy promises declared unto mankind In Christ Jesus our Lord. And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we may hereafter live a godly, righteous, and sober life, To the glory of thy holy Name. 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

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "That Certain Something"

                                   Matthew 25:21

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 90:1-12

s Hymnbook: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"  #111

Second Reading:  Malachi 3:6

Anthem:

Sermon: "The Great Unchangeable"

(The sermon today is based upon ďThe Immutability of God,Ē a sermon preached by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, January 7, 1855)

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place" #88

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

Question 4. What is God?
Answer. God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. (Westminster Shorter Catechism)

 

Diaconate meets at 7:00 p.m. today

 

Young People Wednesday: CiCiís Pizza, meet at 6:30 p.m.

 

The General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church meets June 8-12 at Erskine College.  Dr. Tony Grant and Ruling Elder John Barron will represent York.

 

Homecoming

We are having homecoming next Sabbath, June 15.  This will be the primary celebration of our Sesquicentennial.  There will be a bagpiper to play for us that day.  Dr. Guy H. Smith, Jr. will be the speaker.  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.

 

The Session will not meet next Sabbath.  The Session will meet on June 22 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Menís Fellowship Breakfast, June 22, 8:00 a.m.

 


 

 

Psalm 90:1-12

 

1  Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.

2  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

3  You turn us back to dust, and say, "Turn back, you mortals."

4  For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watch in the night.

5  You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning;

6  in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.

7  For we are consumed by your anger; by your wrath we are overwhelmed.

8  You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

9  For all our days pass away under your wrath; our years come to an end like a sigh.

10  The days of our life are seventy years, or perhaps eighty, if we are strong; even then their span is only toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.

11  Who considers the power of your anger? Your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.

12  So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart.

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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