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MOTHERíS DAY

SEVENTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE

11:00 a.m.                                                  May 8, 2005

Assemble in Godís Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: "Come, Christians, Join to SingĒ  #131

Lighting the Candles

 

Call to Worship

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

 

Opening Prayer

 

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Lord, I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it. 

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor in that I have failed to defend her honor and reputation as my own.

I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

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

Offertory

s Doxology #544

 

Proclaim Godís Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Proverbs 31:1, 10, 21-30

s Choose a Hymn

Second Reading: Matthew 18:21-22

Anthem:

Sermon: "Motherís Day 2005"

 

Go in Godís Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Rock of Ages, Cleft for meĒ  #271

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing

Postlude:

 

s:  all who are able, please stand.


 

On this Motherís Day, we all remember our mothers.  Without our parents, we would only have been a dream and a hope, never a reality.  No wonder God gave us the commandment: ďHonor your father and your motherĒ (Exodus 20:12, NRSV).

 

Diaconate Meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.

 

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

 

Next Saturday, May 14, Youth trip to Hickory Dickory Dock.  (Call Elizabeth if you are going by Wednesday, May 11)

 

Next Saturday, May 14, Clean-up and minor maintenance day to prepare for homecoming.  There will be a second clean-up day on May 21.  We need your help on these days.

[Frances, What are the times when people should be here on Saturday for clean-up???]

 

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.

 

Menís Fellowship Breakfast meets next Sabbath, May 15 at  8 a.m.

 

Marjorie King had outpatient surgery this week.  Please keep Marjorie and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

 

Next Sabbath is Pentecost.


 

 

Proverbs 31:1, 10, 21-30

 

1  The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

10  A capable wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.

21  She is not afraid for her household when it snows, for all her household are clothed in crimson.

22  She makes herself coverings; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

23  Her husband is known in the city gates, taking his seat among the elders of the land.

24  She makes linen garments and sells them; she supplies the merchant with sashes.

25  Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

26  She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.

27  She looks well to the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28  Her children rise up and call her happy; her husband too, and he praises her:

29  "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all."

30  Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

 

 

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