11:00 a.m.                                              March 26, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace

s Bible Songs: “Anticipation of Answered Prayer” #140

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 69:30)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  I will praise the name of God with a song;

People:  I will magnify him with thanksgiving.


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.

People: By his wounds we have been healed. For we were going astray like sheep, but now we have returned to the shepherd and guardian of our souls. Praise the Lord!

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


s 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 Scripture Lesson: Luke 7:37-43


Second Scripture Lesson: Luke 7:50

Sermon: "The Woman and the Pharisee”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Bible Songs: “Amazing Grace”   #275

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



Welcome friends, old and new!  With pleasure and joy, let us praise Jesus and have Christian fellowship with one another.


William H. Bennett has requested that he be designated Elder Emeritus.  The Session has granted that request.  We thank God for Bill’s life and ministry among us.  We deeply appreciate his many years of service to this church and this community.  Our prayers are with him.


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


We will have Holy Communion next Sabbath, April 2.  Come and celebrate the sacrament with us.


Daylight-Saving Time begins next Sabbath, April 2.


Pam Smith had surgery last week.  Arnold Yarborough has a shoulder injury.  Carroll Robinson also has medical problems.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


We would like a hire an Activities Director.  If you have candidates, please contact the church secretary, Frances Nivens.


We are going to see the Dead Sea Scrolls on Saturday, May 6.  If you would like to go please sign the sheet in the narthex. 


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