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FIFTH SABBATH IN EASTERTIDE
11:00 a.m. May 13, 2001
Assemble In God's Name
s Hymnbook: "In Christ There Is No East or West" #479
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (John 15:4-5)
Leader: Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
People: I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
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 Hymnbook: "Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good" #36
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
Mother's Day Litany 2001
Scripture Lesson: John 13:31-35
Go In God's Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Blest Be the Tie That Binds" #473
s Charge and Blessing
A hearty and loving welcome to all. May this be a day when we express our gratitude to God for our parents, especially our mothers. As families, let us lift up our prayers unto the Lord.
The Session meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
The Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Willie Yarbrough has returned home from the hospital. Patrick Brady had surgery this week. Louise McDaniel has been sick. Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Men's Fellowship meets next Sabbath, May 20, at 8:00 a.m.
Vacation Bible School is June 4-6. It begins at 9:00 a.m. If you know a child who would like to come, sign them up on the sheet in the narthex.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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