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11:00 a.m.                                                  May 22, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: "I Sing the Mighty Power of God”  #84

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship (Revelation 1:8)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord

People:  “I am the one who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

God of grace, love, and communion,

We confess that we have failed to love you

With all our heart, soul, and mind;

And to love our neighbor as ourselves,

We ignore your commandments,

Stray from your ways, and follow other gods.

We worships the idols of our society,

follow the latest novelty, give ear to the latest fad.

Have mercy on us,

Forgive our sin and raise us to new life

That we may serve you faithfully

And give honor to your holy name.

This we pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

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


s Doxology #544


Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Reading: Psalm 8

s Choose a Hymn

Second Reading: Genesis 50:15-21


Sermon: "Joseph and Predestination"


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise”  #85

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



Imagine the peace of God touching us so that we can always and in all ways live in peace with others.  With joyous hearts, let us reach out in peace to our fellow worshipers. Greetings and peace to all!


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.  During Homecoming 2005, we will be honoring John Barron.


The WOC is having a baby shower for Elizabeth Gibson on Sunday afternoon, May 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Ladies Parlor.  All of the ladies of the church are invited.


Lately our choir has had a number of members out sick.  Lily Ruth is recovering from surgery.  Edith Clark and Pam Smith have both been sick.  Larry Howe has been suffering from an ailing shoulder.  Please remember our choir in your prayers and especially remember the sick among them.


Psalm 8


1  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.

2  Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark because of your foes, to silence the enemy and the avenger.

3  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established;

4  what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them?

5  Yet you have made them a little lower than God, and crowned them with glory and honor.

6  You have given them dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet,

7  all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,

8  the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.

9  O LORD, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!



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