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11:00 a.m. November 17, 2002

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "God of Grace and God of Glory" #358

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (I Thessalonians 5:8)

Leader: But since we belong to the day, let us be sober,

People: and put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I poor sinner confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have stolen. I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it.

I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him. I have told lies about him, and I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.

I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins. Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior. Amen.

--Martin Bucer 1539

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: "Look Inside" I Samuel 16:7

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 123

s Hymnbook: "I To the Hills Will Lift My Eyes" #377

Second Scripture Lesson: I Thessalonians 5:1-11


Sermon: "Proximity Peril"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less" #368

s Charge and Blessing


s: all who are able, please stand.



The Christian Education Committee has approved the following two changes for Sunday School. These changes take effect December 1, 2002.

1. We will no longer have an assembly before Sunday School. Sunday School classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. We will all go directly to our classes. At 10:35 a.m., Sunday School Classes will end, and we will have a period of refreshments and fellowship in the fellowship hall. Morning Worship begins as usual at 11:00 a.m.

2. We are reorganizing our Sunday School classes. Beginning December 1, we will have a Kindergarten class, a Primary class, a YPCU class, and a Young Adult's class. The adult classes will continue as they are now.

We are excited about these changes and hope you are too. We hope that you are so excited that you will bring someone with you to Sunday School on December 1.

Session meets tonight 7:00 p.m.

Young People: Game Day at Church: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Young People meet on Wednesday, 7-8 p.m.

Adult Bible Study: Wednesday (10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.).

Community Thanksgiving Service: Sunday, November 24, 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Fifty-third Thanksgiving Breakfast.

On November 28, we will serve our fifty-third Thanksgiving Breakfast. We need cooks and helpers to serve breakfast. If you are interested in helping, please contact the pastor.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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