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SYNOD BICENTENNIAL COMMUNION

YORK SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMUNION

11:00 a.m.                                                   May 4, 2003

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Come Christians, Join to Sing"   #131

s  Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

 

Call to Worship  (I Timothy 3:16)

Leader: Christ was revealed in flesh, vindicated in spirit, seen by angels,

People: Proclaimed among Gentiles, believed in throughout the world, taken up in glory.

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Dear Heavenly Father, I want to participate in the Lord's Supper with a pure heart.  Therefore, I confess my sins before you.  I'm sorry for the times when I haven't turned to you.  I'm sorry for letting sins or other things come between us.  But most of all, I'm sorry that Jesus had to suffer for me.  But Father, I am thankful that Jesus loved me so much that he died for me.  I am in awe at the price Jesus had to pay so that I can approach you.  I praise him for what he has done, and I rejoice that he is my Lord and Savior, and that he will come again to claim me as his own.  Amen.

 

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

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon: "The Magic Hat"   John 7:12

                     Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

First Lesson: Acts 3:12-19 Read by Lauren Almaguer

Second Lesson: Psalm 4:1-8  Read by Lindsay Phillips

s Hymnbook: "The Glorious Gates of Righteousness"  #71

Third Lesson: Luke 24:36-48  Read by Susan Gibby

Anthem:

Fourth Lesson: I John 3:1-7  Read by Carol Gibby

Sermon: "Charlemagne's Children"

 

 

The Eucharist

s The Nicene Creed p.12

s Hymnbook: "Break, Thou the Bread of Life"   #250

                         (Stanza 1)

Preparation of the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.  Hosanna in the highest.  Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People

 

Go In God's Name

s Hymnbook: "Break Thou the Bread of Life"   #250

                        (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

      *s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

 

Young People Wednesday, May 7, Ice Cream Party and games (All Ages) 7-8 p.m. Last Youth Group until Fall.

 

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

 

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.

 

Today all Associate Reformed Presbyterian churches are celebrating Communion in remembrance of the Bicentennial of the Associate Reformed Synod.  We at York have a double reason to celebrate since this is the Sesquicentennial of our church.

The Associate Reformed Synod of the Carolinas was Organized at the Old Brick Church in Fairfield County on May 9, 1802.  In 1822, this Synod was renamed the Associate Reformed Synod of the South.  In 1853, this same Synod of the South founded the Yorkville Associate Reformed Church.

 

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.  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.

 

 

If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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