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Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” #198
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 66:1-4)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;
People: sing the glory of his name; give to him praise.
Leader: Say to God, "How awesome are your deeds!.
People: All the earth worships you; they sing praises to you,
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Ever-loving God, I confess that I have not believed in thee, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, because I have feared them more than thee. And for their benefit and pleasure, I have done and left undone many things in disobedience to thee and thy commandments.
I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always professed it nor kept it holy as I ought; but even more, I have slandered it often and grossly with all my life, words, and deeds.
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.
--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).
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
s First Reading: Psalm 66:8-19
s Choose a Hymn
Second Reading: John 14:15-21
Sermon: "No Orphans in Christ"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Jesus Love Me! This I Know” #465
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
Gathered as we are, preparing to hear God’s word and to worship our Creator and Savior, let us be the family of God welcoming one another. Warm greetings to all!
Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Events in May
Thursday, May 5, is the National Day of Prayer.
Next Sabbath is Mother’s Day.
May 14 and May 21: Clean-up and minor maintenance days to prepare for homecoming
HOMECOMING, June 5. Rev. Billy Barron will be the featured speaker. We will have dinner after Morning Worship. Invite everyone you know. Bring everyone you can.
Elizabeth Gibson will receive an M. Ed. Degree In Administration and Leadership from Winthrop University on Thursday, May 5. Congratulations Elizabeth!
Asbury “Azzie” Dukes Hoke, brother-in-law of Francis Barron, died April 24. He has claimed the promises of the gospel. Pray for the family.
8 Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard,
9 who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip.
10 For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
11 You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs;
12 you let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a spacious place.
13 I will come into your house with burnt offerings; I will pay you my vows,
14 those that my lips uttered and my mouth promised when I was in trouble.
15 I will offer to you burnt offerings of fatlings, with the smoke of the sacrifice of rams; I will make an offering of bulls and goats.
16 Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for me.
17 I cried aloud to him, and he was extolled with my tongue.
18 If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.
19 But truly God has listened; he has given heed to the words of my prayer.
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