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Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” #91
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 149:1-2)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: Praise the LORD!
People: Sing to the LORD a new song.
Leader: Praise God in the assembly of the faithful.
People: Let his people rejoice in their King.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge that we, alas, are sinners. We are therefore inclined to all evil and slow to all good. We transgress thy holy commandments without ceasing, and ever more corrupt ourselves.
But we are sorry for the same, and beseech thy grace and help. Wherefore have mercy upon us, most gracious and merciful God and Father, through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grant to us and increase in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may recognize our sin and unrighteousness from the bottom of our hearts, attain true repentance and sorrow for them, die to them wholly, and please thee entirely by a new and godly life. Amen. (Martin Bucer, 1539)
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
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
s First Reading: Psalm 150:1-6
s Choose a Hymn
Second Reading: Galatians 3:23-29
Sermon: "Heirs of the Promise"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Faith of Our Fathers” #348
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
St. Paul wrote: “To set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, NRSV). We welcome you and hope that today we may receive from God a renewed life and inner peace.
Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Palm Sabbath is next Sabbath, March 20. We will have Community Holy Week Services every day during Holy Week (March 21-25). This year our church is working with First Presbyterian to serve lunch on Thursday.
We will also have Maundy Thursday Communion Service on Thursday night of Holy Week (March 24).
The young people are having an Easter Egg Hunt next Sabbath, 2:30-4:00 p.m. Please call Elizabeth by Friday March 18 if you plan to attend.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sabbath, 8:00 a.m.
Saint Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17.
1 Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament!
2 Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness!
3 Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp!
4 Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!
5 Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals!
6 Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD!
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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