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FOURTH SABBATH IN LENT

11:00 a.m.                                                   March 30, 2003

Assemble in Godís 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)

I poor sinner confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have not believed in thee, my one God and Father, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, my God and Creator, because I have feared them more than thee.  And for their benefit and pleasure, I have done and left undone many things in disobedience to thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always professed it nor kept it holy as I ought; but even more, I have slandered it often and grossly with all my life, words, and deeds.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins.  Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior.  Amen.

--Martin Bucer 1539

Declaration of Forgiveness

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

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "Trained By Patience"

                                   Hebrews 5:14b

Dismissal to Childrenís 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: Philippians 1:3-11

Anthem:

Sermon: "Abounding Love"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "In Christ There Is No East or West"  #479

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

The beautiful flowers are placed in the sanctuary today to the glory of God and in loving memory of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Love by Nancy and Zane Abernethy.

 

Executive Board meets following Morning Worship.

 

Young People: Martha Rivers Park (2:00-4:30).

 

Circles meet at the church on Tuesday at regular times as follows:

Morning - Mrs. Mary Brown - PATH

Night - Mrs. Sid Whitesides - Pantry (meat).

 

Adult Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  We are studying II Corinthians chapters 6 and 7.

 

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

 

Dorcus Pratt is in Piedmont Hospital.  Rossie Bennett is seriously ill.  Please keep Dorcus and Rossie and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

 

Ushers for April are Steve Abernethy, Larry Howe, Lana Rossy, and Jane Sherer.

 

April HAPPY BIRTHDAYs to:

2.         Susan Gibby

4.         Jeanette Chambers

8.         Sarah O'Farrell

12.       Richard Sherer

13.       Edith Clark

14.       Zack Fuda

17.       Gail Atchley and Andrew Cook

25.       Piper Grant

27.       Barbara Bennett

28.       Zane Abernethy

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.  We will have a special insert with this information in the bulletin on Easter Sunday.  This will go to the General Fund.

 

Daylight Savings Time begins next Sabbath, April 6.  Set your clocks forward.

 

We will have Holy Communion next Sabbath.  Come and celebrate the Sacrament with us.

 

Palm Sabbath is April 13.

Easter is April 20.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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