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11:00 a.m. March 11, 2001

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Beneath the Cross of Jesus" #190

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Luke 9:23)

Leader: And he said to them all, if any man will come after me,

People: Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession by John Calvin ,1542, (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 our 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 and Savior, 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 Hymnbook: "What Shall I Render to the Lord" #32

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Unlimited Possibilities "

Philippians 4:13

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Sel. 8, P475, Psalm 32

Scripture Lesson: Luke 18:9-15


Sermon: "The Spiritual Life as Communion With God"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" #198

s Charge and Blessing




A joyous welcome to you! We are glad all of you have come to praise the Lord. Let us be open to the Holy Spirit and receive God’s blessings as we worship.

Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 P.M.

Catawba Presbytery meets Tuesday, March 13, 10:00 p.m., Lemira.

Bible Study: We are studying II Kings on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

The York Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Men's Fellowship meets March 18. This is an 8:00 a.m. Breakfast meeting.

Trip to the Museum: We are going to the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia on Saturday, March 31. The museum has four floors of exhibits, all of which are fully accessible to the handicapped. Cost of admission if $5 ($4 for senior citizens). We will leave York at 8:30 a.m. and return sometime in the afternoon. If you want to go with us, please sign the sheet in the narthex of the church.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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