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11:00 a.m.                                                   March 16, 2003

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


s Doxology #544


Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: ďPot of Gold"

                                   John 3:16

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: Mark 8:31-38


Sermon: "Security"


Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "O Jesus, I Have Promised"   #307

s Charge and Blessing



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.



After Morning Worship today, we have a St. Patrick's Day covered dish lunch.  Immediately following lunch, as a Week of Prayer program, Tracy Atchley will speak about her recent trip to Liberia.



The Beautiful flowers in the sanctuary today are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mrs. Evelyn Wells by Newton Wells.



Savannah Cook had outpatient ear surgery on Monday.  Tully Gibson had outpatient foot surgery on Monday.  Please remember Savannah, Tully, and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.



Session meets next Sabbath, March 23.



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



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



Men's Fellowship Breakfast this month will be on the fourth Sabbath, March 23.  We need cooks for the Men's Breakfast.  If you would like to cook, please sign the sheet in the narthex.

Will Barron, Son of Rev. Billy Barron, Grandson of John Barron, has been selected by the English Language Institute of China to teach English and share Jesus with Chinese High School Students this summer.  We are proud of Will and offer him our prayers and support.



Arnold Yarborough has been our aluminum can collector for many years.  Arnold is selling his store and retiring.  We wish Arnold and Dot many years of happy retirement.  But we can no longer take cans to Arnold's.  Instead, please bring them to church.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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