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11:00 a.m.                                                   May 16, 2004

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Onward Christian Soldiers"  #350

s  Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And with you also.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

O Lord God, eternal and almighty Father, we confess 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 or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgment, 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: "Do What is Right’”

                                   I Peter 2:20)

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)


Prayers of the People


s First Reading: Psalm 90:1-17

s Hymnbook: "Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Dwelling Place” #88

Second Reading: Matthew 5:21-30


Sermon: "Cut it Out!”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Jesus, Thy Boundless Love to Me”  404

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


The author of Psalm 67 prayed that God’s “way may be known upon earth, your saving power among all nations” (Psalm 67:2, NRSV). We invite everyone to join in that plea. We welcome all who have come to approach the throne of grace.


Youth today: Movie Trip—HOME ON THE RANGE

Youth Wednesday:  Second Grade and Up, 6:00-7:00 p.m.


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


The Session meeting originally scheduled for tonight is postponed until next Sabbath (May 23).


Hospice care is available for patients with any terminal illness.


The Session has agreed to pay half the cost of the children of members who attend youth camp at Bonclarken.  If you are interested in details, see our youth director, Elizabeth Gibson.


Bob Connolly had heart surgery this week.  We pray that you will keep Bob and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.





If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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