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11:00 a.m. November 19, 2000

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 (Luke 21:34-36)

Leader. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

People. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Leader. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession: (in unison)

Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In your mercy, forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your holy name. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness (Romans 8:38-39)

Leader: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,

People: Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus

s Hymnbook: "Hear My Words, O Gracious Lord" #48

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "Letter to God"

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: P. 505, Sel. 34, Psalm 148

Second Reading: Hebrews 10:11-14


Sermon: "Witness for the Execution"

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




"From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the LORD is to be praised." Such is the proclamation of Psalm 113:3. Welcome to this house of worship where we shall indeed praise God with gratitude and love.

The Session meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Bible Study: Wednesday 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We are studying I and II Kings.

Fifty-First Thanksgiving Breakfast. On November 23, this Thursday, we will serve our fifty-first Thanksgiving Breakfast. The rule is that the men come early and make breakfast. The women come at 8:00 a.m. to eat. Come and be welcome.

Are you interested in going to the Biltmore House during the Christmas season? The cost is $34 per ticket. We are thinking about going on December 9. If you would like to go, please sign the sheet in the narthex.

Any child in the congregation interested in joining a Youth Choir, please see Ava Howe today.

Next Sabbath, November 26, is Christ the King Sabbath. The liturgical color for this Sabbath is white.

Advent begins December 3, 2000..

We will have a Congregational Meeting on December 3. The purpose of this meeting is to approve a budget for 2001 and to elect church officers.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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