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FIRST SABBATH IN LENT

11:00 a.m.                                                   March 9, 2003

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty!"  #11

 

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.

 

Opening Prayer

 

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 Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: ďBeautiful Feet"

                                   Romans 10:15

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

Prayers of the People

 

s First Reading: Psalm 92

s Hymnbook: "It is Good to Sing Thy Praises"  #20

Second Reading: Genesis 9:8-17

Anthem:

Sermon: "The Dow is Not the Tao"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "O God, Our Help in Ages Past"   #111

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

We rejoice in your presence at worship today. St. Paul reminds us that we are made to seek God who ďis not far from each one of usĒ (Acts 17:27, nrsv). Therefore let us remove all barriers between ourselves and the Holy Spirit. May Godís love touch and strengthen us all.

 

Session meets following Morning Worship.

 

Young People: Movie at church--2:00 p.m

 

Diaconate meets tonight, 7:00 p.m.

 

Catawba Presbytery meets Tuesday, March 11, at Pleasant Hill Church.  Ruling Elder Arnold Yarborough and Dr. Tony Grant will represent York.

 

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

 

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

 

Next Sunday, March 16, we will have a St. Patrick's Day covered dish lunch following Morning Worship.  Immediately following lunch, as a Week of Prayer program, Tracy Atchley will speak about her recent trip to Liberia.

 

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.

 


 

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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