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TWENTY-THIRD SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST
11:00 a.m. November 11, 2001
Assemble in Gods Name
s Hymn: "O Beautiful for Spacious Skies" #510
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Matthew 24:42, 44)
Leader: Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
People: Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
Veteran's Day Prayer
Prayer of Confession: (in unison)
Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge that we, alas, were conceived and born in sin, and are therefore inclined to all evil and slow to all good; that we transgress thy holy commandments without ceasing, and ever more corrupt ourselves.
But we are sorry for the same, and beseech thy grace and help. Wherefore have mercy upon us, most gracious and merciful God and Father, through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grant to us and increase in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may recognize our sin and unrighteousness from the bottom of our hearts, attain true repentance and sorrow for them, die to them wholly, and please thee entirely by a new and godly life. Amen.
(Martin Bucer, 1539)
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 Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim Gods Word
`Children's Sermon: "Be Comfortable" John 14:27
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Reading: Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
s Hymnbook "All People That On Earth Do Dwell" #24
(From Psalm 100)
Second Reading: I Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Sermon: "Secret Softie"
Go in Gods Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lords Prayer
s Hymn: "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" #271
s Charge and Blessing
The psalmist wrote: "I will exalt you, my God and King; I will praise your name for ever and ever" (Psalm 145:1). With a similar attitude, let us praise God joyfully.
The following were elected to the Diaconate for the year 2001 at last week's congregational meeting: Steve Abernethy, Zane Abernethy, Patrick Brady, Richard Sherer, Lana Rossy. Please keep these new deacons in your prayers and give them your support.
Diaconate meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Bible Study : Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
On November 22, we will serve our fifty-second 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.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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