Assemble in Godís Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: (Mothers Choose a Hymn)
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship
L: Welcome to the community of faith, the family of God!
P: We come as families, large and small in number, seeking God's love.
L: God's love is here for you.
P: Help us to understand how we are connected to God.
L: We abide in Christ Jesus, in love and compassion.
P: May our spirits be renewed and our connection to God be strengthened through our worship today.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Triune God, you know what families are like. Even on days like today, when we honor our mothers, we sometimes take them for granted. We have whined to get our own way and ignored the needs of the people we live with. We have been angry at having to do more than our share of the work around the house and been blind to all the ways we have benefited from our familyís support. Our mothers have made sacrifices for us, and we have not recognized it. Reconcile us to our loved ones, O God, and forgive us the ways we have contributed to family tension. Help us accept our family members as precious in your sight, for in the name of our elder brother, Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The commandment of the Lord is that we love one another, treating each other as beloved brothers and sisters.
People: We abide in God's eternal love. We let loveís power and joy penetrate our hearts and spirits, preparing us for new growth in the Spirit.
s Hymnbook: ďHeaven and Earth and Sea and AirĒ #6
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Childrenís Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 31: 25-31
Second Scripture Lesson: Luke 2:41-52
Sermon: "The Holy FamilyĒ
Go in Godís Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: ďThe King of Love My Shepherd IsĒ #106
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
Today is Motherís Day. We are reminded that God has called us together in relationships of love, nurture, and growth that we may witness to God's love and power in our lives. Welcome to this worship service.
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Menís Fellowship Breakfast Next Sabbath, May 20, 8:00 a.m.
Jean Fowler Barron, wife of Archie Barron, died last week. She has claimed the gospel promises. We pray for Godís blessing on the family.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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Last Modified: 01/30/08