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SECOND SABBATH IN LENT

11:00 a.m.                                                   March 7, 2004

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

 

s Hymnbook: "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee"  #21

 

s  Passing the Peace

 

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship  (Isaiah 58:6, 8)

Leader:  Is not this the fast that I choose:

People:  to loose the bonds of injustice,

Leader:  to undo the thongs of the yoke,

People:  To let the oppressed go free,

Leader:  And to break every yoke?

People:  Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,

 

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: ďPerfect Cleaning"

                                   Hebrews 4:15

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

Prayers of the People

 

s First Reading: Psalm 22:23-31

s Hymnbook: "All Ye That Fear God's Holy Name"  #35

Second Reading: Isaiah 55:1-9

Anthem:

Sermon: "Drop-in Discipleship"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "My Faith Looks Up to Thee"   #378

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 During the Middle Ages, Lent was accompanied by strict bans on dairy products and meat.  People ate mostly breads, pastries, soups and vegetables.  Bakers in Germany created a food that looked religious.  Place the palm of each hand on the opposite shoulder, so that your forearms cross. That is the shape of a Christian in prayer, and of a pretzel.

 

No Youth Activities today.

 

Catawba Presbytery meets on Tuesday, March 9, at Oak Ridge Church, 10:00 a.m.  Dr. Tony Grant and Ruling Elder Roddey Connolly will represent York.

 

Adult Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

Young People: Wednesday, Second Grade and Up, 7-8 p.m.

 

Next Sabbath, March 14, at 3:30 p.m., the WOC is having a Week of Prayer Program, featuring the Rev. and Mrs. David Rowe from Blacksburg.  Rev. Rowe will be playing the dulcimer.  Light refreshments will be served following the program.

 


 

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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