11:00 a.m.                                              March 25, 2007

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:



Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace

s Bible Songs: "The Lord’s My Shepherd”   #46

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship (Psalm 23:5-6)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

People:  Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Leader:  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

People:  And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.


Opening Prayer


Reading from The Westminster Confession of Faith

(See Insert)


Hymnbook: “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me”  #271

s Gloria Patri #546


Presentation of Tithes and Offerings




s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon

               Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)


Prayers of the People


First Reading: Psalm 32:1-7




Second Reading: Ephesians 1:3-6


Sermon: "Predestination and Salvation”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed


s Prayer of Thanksgiving


s The Lord's Prayer


s Hymnbook: “There is a Fountain Filled With Blood"  #276

s Extinguishing the Candles


s Charge and Blessing




s:  all who are able, please stand.



With cheerful hearts, we welcome all who have come to glorify the One in whose image we are made.  Please join hearts and hands in true worship of our Lord and Savior.


Randy Chambers, the grandson of Jeanette Chambers, died last week.  He has claimed the promises of the gospel.  Pray for the family.


Any children who would like to sing on Easter, please see the organist, Ava Howe, today.


Bible Study, Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.


Next Sabbath, April 1, is Palm Sabbath.  We will have Holy Communion Next Sabbath.


The young people will have an Easter Egg Hunt next Sabbath, April 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Holy Week: April 2-6.

We will have community Holy Week services this year at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.  Services begin at noon each day of Holy Week and are followed by a light lunch.  We are serving on Tuesday along with First Presbyterian.  Dr. Tony Grant is preaching on Thursday.


We will have Maundy Thursday Communion here at the church on Maundy Thursday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m.


The Women of the Church are having one large floral arrangement on Easter Sabbath.  We will take a special offering for the General Fund.  If you would like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone, please sign the sheet in the narthex of the church and give your money to Frances Nivens.  An insert with this information will be published in the bulletin on Easter Sabbath.


Easter is April 8.


The Westminster Confession of Faith

Chapter 3, paragraphs 5, 6


Those of mankind that are predestinated unto life, God, before the foundation of the world was laid, according to his eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory; out of his mere free grace and love, without any foresight of faith or good works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the creature, as conditions, or causes moving him thereunto; and all to the praise of his glorious grace.

As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so hath he, by the eternal and most free purpose of his will, foreordained all the means thereunto. Wherefore they who are elected being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ; are effectually called unto faith in Christ by his Spirit working in due season; are justified, adopted, sanctified, and kept by his power through faith unto salvation. Neither are any other redeemed by Christ, effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and saved, but the elect only.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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