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FIRST SABBATH IN LENT
11:00 a.m. March 4, 2001
Assemble in Gods Name
s Hymnbook: "Alas! And did my Saviour Bleed" #199
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Matthew 4:1-4)
Leader: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
People: And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.
Leader: And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
People: But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
God of mercy, you sent Jesus Christ to seek and save the lost.We confess that we have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. We are misled by pride, for we see ourselves pure when we are stained, and great when we are small. We have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth.Have mercy, 0 God, and forgive our sin. Return us to paths of righteousness through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness (Romans 8:38-39)
Leader: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
People: Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
s Hymnbook: "All Ye That Fear God's Holy Name" #35
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim Gods Word
Children's Sermon: "Living Power"
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
Litany for Lent
Scripture Lesson: Ephesians 1:18-23
Sermon: "What is a Spiritual Life?"
Go in Gods Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "More About Jesus Would I Know" #316
s Charge and Blessing
LITANY FOR LENT
Leader: O Christ, out of your fullness we have all received grace upon grace. You are our eternal hope; you are patient and full of mercy; you are generous to all who call upon you.
People: O Christ, fountain of life and holiness, you have taken away our sins. On the cross you were wounded for our transgressions and were bruised for our iniquities.
Leader: O Christ, obedient unto death, source of all comfort, our life and our resurrection, our peace and reconciliation:
People: O Christ, Savior of all who trust you, hope of all who die for you, and joy of all the saints:
Leader: Jesus, Lamb of God,
People: Have mercy on us
Leader: Jesus, bearer of our sins,
People: Have mercy on us.
Leader: Jesus, redeemer of the world,
People: Grant us peace.
A warm welcome to all! Come, let us gather before our Lord in gratitude and love to worship our Creator and Sustainer. Lift up your hearts!
Congratulations to Carl and Rae Bosson! They have a new Daughter, Leah Jean Bosson, born Tuesday February 27, 2001, weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces. We share Carl and Rae's joy in welcoming Leah Jean into the world and into their home.
There is a cottage being built at Bonclarken that will be called "York Cottage." The Session has agreed to contribute $5000 from the Foundation toward furnishing "York Cottage." If any members of the congregation would like to contribute to this cause, please mark your contribution "York Cottage" and give them to the treasurer.
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 February 18. This is an 8:00 a.m. Breakfast meeting.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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