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11:00 a.m.                                                   March 23, 2003

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"  #132

s  Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship  (Psalm 117)

Leader:    Praise the LORD, all you nations! Extol him, all you peoples!

People:   For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (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 ofr ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgement, our ruin and perdition.  Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee, and we condemn ourselves and ours 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.  Amen.

         (John Calvin Geneva 1542)

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15).

People:  He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).


s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: “Pot of Gold"

                                   John 3:16

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)


Prayers of the People


s First Reading: Psalm 116:12-19

s Hymnbook: "What Shall I Render to the Lord"  #32

Second Reading: Revelation 1:4-8


Sermon: "Lord of the Ages"


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing"   #141

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



Young People today: Senior High Dinner-Movie at Elizabeth's.


Session meets tonight 7:00 p.m.


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


Young People: Wednesday, First Grade and Under, 7-8 p.m.


Clyde and Edith Clark celebrated their fifty-eighth wedding anniversary last Sabbath.  During fifty-eight years the world has changed immensely and the demands of life have been unceasing, but together they have accepted the sorrows with strength and the joys with grace.  We thank God for the years they have had and pray that God will give them many more anniversaries. 


Easter Lilies

The WOC has decided not to have individual Easter lilies this year, but to have one large arrangement.  If you would like to make a special offering in honor or memory of someone, please give your check to Frances Nivens and put for whom it is given on the sheet in the narthex of the church.  We will have a special insert with this information in the bulletin on Easter Sabbath.  The money goes to the General Fund.


"Everything has been different since the Son of God climbed Calvary.  Life has been different, death has been different, sin has been different, faith and hope and love have been different.  Round the wide universe the arms of the cross have reached; its head has touched the heavens; its shaft has gone down deep as hell.  Here was the Church’s message from the very day of its birth: “Christ died for our sins.”

—James S. Stewart, A Man in Christ






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