11:00 a.m.                                              May 21, 2006

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: “There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood” #276

                            (Stanzas 1-3)

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 103:1-2)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

People:   Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses.  Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.  But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee.  Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son.  And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader:  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People:  For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

s Bible Songs: “Motives to Gratitude” #220

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544



Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 103:17-22


Second Scripture Lesson: Genesis 4:8

Sermon: "Cain”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Bible Songs: “There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood”  #276

                                (Stanzas 3-5)

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



On this Sabbath, we “bless the Lord” who forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases (Psalm 103:3).  God redeems us from the pit and crowns us with his love (Psalm 103:4).  Bless the lord!


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


Ascension Day, May 25, occurs forty days after Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.


The flowers in the church today are given in memory of Hugh C. and Mary Dickson Robinson by their children Marjorie King and Carroll Robinson. 


The women of the church are having a baby shower for Kim Grant next Sabbath, May 28, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the church.  Plan to come and share this happy event with Kim and Martin.


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