11:00 a.m.                                              March 5, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: “All the Way My Saviour Leads Me”  #365

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 72:17)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  The Lord’s name shall endure for ever:

People:   The Lord’s name shall be continued as long as the sun:

Leader:  And we shall be blessed in him:

People:  All nations shall call him blessed.

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain.  Or, I have heard others take thy name in vain and said nothing.  Or, I have sworn lightly, using other words and thought that was not the same.  I have failed to realize that I slander thy holy name whenever my life, my words, my deeds are not in accord with thy holy word and law.   

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins.  Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior.  Amen.

(Derived from Martin Bucer 1539)


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 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).

and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior.  Amen.


s Bible Songs: “Christ Shall Have Dominion” #156

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: Psalm 72:2-8


Second Scripture Lesson: Philippians 3: 5-7

Sermon: "Identity”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Bible Songs: “I Am Thine, O Lord”   #320

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



On this first Sunday in Lent, we welcome each of you.  May this be a time of spiritual renewal for you..


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


WOC  Executive Board meets immediately after Morning Worship today.


WOC Circles meet on Tuesday.


Lent is a penitential season of forty days preceding Easter, excluding Sundays.  The liturgical color is violet.


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