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SEVENTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE
11:00 a.m. May 12, 2002
Assemble In God's Name
s Hymnbook: "Be Thou My Vision" #303
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (John 15:4)
Leader: Abide in me, and I in you.
People: As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Merciful Father, in your goodness you created us male and female. By the gift of marriage, you established the most basic human community, the family.
We confess that we do not always appreciate the gift of our families, but often resent them as a burden. We admit that in our selfish desire to indulge our own interests, we neglect the care of our family members. As fathers and mothers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, we resist the hard work involved in being a family. We begrudge the time and energy required to maintain the physical and emotional well-being of our families. We choose not to make the effort to communicate about difficult things, then grow angry when we are not understood. We fool ourselves into thinking life would improve if we had someone else's parents or children or spouse.
Forgive us for not seeing the treasure behind our own front door. Give us the determination to keep on trying, the courage to change, the will to forgive. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)
People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim God's Word
Children's Sermon: "Mommies"
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
S First Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 31:10-20
s Hymnbook: "Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good" #36
Second Scripture Lesson: John 17:1-11
Sermon: "Pure Paradise"
Go In God's Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" #302
s Charge and Blessing
It is with joy that we welcome all worshipers. We are especially happy to welcome mothers as we celebrate Mothers Day and the Festival of the Christian Home. Let us take time to thank God for our families. Reach out in love toward one another.
Ron Taylor's mother, Maude Sexton, is in Carolina Village Healthcare Center Rehabilitation. Please remember her and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Next Sabbath is Pentecost.
Men's Fellowship is next Sabbath, May 19, 8:00 a.m.
Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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