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MOTHERíS DAY

FOURTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE

11:00 a.m.                                                   May 11, 2003

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

 

s Hymnbook: "Be Thou My Vision"  #303

s  Passing the Peace

 

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship  (Psalm 95:6-7)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:   O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

People:   For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus 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. For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. Praise the Lord!

People: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen.

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "Let Your Light Shine"

                                   Matthew 5:14-16

Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

 

Prayers of the People

 

s First Reading: Psalm 147:1-12

s Hymnbook: "Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good"  #36

Second Reading: Luke 2:41-52

Anthem:

Sermon: "Families"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

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

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

On this glorious Motherís Day when we celebrate the festival of the Christian home, we welcome all who have come to praise God, the Creator of us all. Peace and joy to all!

 

Diaconate meets at 7:00 p.m. today

 

Young People Wednesday (Jr/Sr Highs Only) Out to eat.  Meet at the church at 6:30 p.m.

 

Adult Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  We are studying II Corinthians chapter 11.

 

In preparation for Homecoming, on June 15, the Deacons will sponsor a church and yard clean-up day May 17 starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

Homecoming

We are having homecoming on June 15.  This will be the primary celebration of our Sesquicentennial.  Guy Smith Jr., a child of this church and the Stated Clerk of Catawba Presbytery, will be our speaker that day.  We will have lunch in the church fellowship hall after Morning Worship.   If you know of anyone you would like to invite for Homecoming, please write their name and address on the list in the narthex of the church.

 

Joint Service

All the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Churches in Western York County are getting together for a joint meeting here at our church on June 1, at 7:00 p.m.  Refreshments will follow the meeting.

 


 

 

Psalm 147:1-12

 

1  Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.

2  The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

3  He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.

4  He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

5  Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

6  The LORD lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground.

7  Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre.

8  He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills.

9  He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.

10  His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;

11  but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

12  Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

 

 

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