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11:00 a.m.                                              November 21, 2004


Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


s Hymnbook: "For the Beauty of the Earth”  #2


s  Passing the Peace


Concerns of the Church


Call to Worship  (Psalm 100:4-5)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And with you also.

Leader:  Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

People   For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Gracious God: in love, you spread good gifts before us, more than we need or deserve.  You feed, heal, teach, and save us. 

We confess that we always want more; that we never share as freely as you give.  We resent what we lack, and are jealous of neighbors.  We misuse what you intend for our joy

God, forgive our stubborn greed and our destructiveness.  In mercy, help us to take such pleasure in your goodness that we will always be thanking you: through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


aration 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 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 146

s Hymnbook: "Now Thank We All Our God” #9

Second Reading: Romans 1:16-17


Sermon: "Faith, Faith, Faith”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”     #525

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



The author of Psalm 42 remembers joining a crowd walking to the house of God “with glad shouts and songs of thanksgiving” (Psalm 42:4, NRSV). May that same kind of joy be ours today as we meet together to worship God.


The young people will have game time at church from 2-3 this afternoon.


Community Thanksgiving Service: tonight at 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church.  Dr. Tony Grant will be preaching.


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


Begin Thanksgiving right—with Thanksgiving Breakfast at the church.  Join us November 25, Thanksgiving morning, at 8:00 a.m.


Next Sabbath is the first Sabbath in Advent.


The Session will meet next Sabbath at 7:00 p.m.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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