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11:00 a.m.                                                 November 20, 2005

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: “Crown Him with Many Crowns”  #213

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship (Revelation 22:12-13)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Jesus says, "See, I am coming soon; my reward is with me, to repay according to everyone's work.

People:  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Righteous God,

You have crowned Jesus Christ as Lord of all.

We confess that we have not bowed before him.

We are slow to acknowledge his rule.  We are faithful to the wrong things.

We give allegiance to the powers of this world.  We fail to be governed by justice and love.

In your mercy, forgive us.  Raise us to acclaim him as ruler of all, that we may be loyal ambassadors, Obeying the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

For it is in his name that, we pray. Amen.


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting.  I declare to you, in the name of Jesus Christ; you are forgiven.

People:  May the God of mercy, who forgives us all our sins strengthen us in all goodness, and by the power of the Holy spirit keep us in eternal life.


s Hymnbook: "Lead On, O King Eternal"  #332

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

First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 146:1-6


Second Scripture Lesson: John 16:12-13

Sermon: "Space and Time "


Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Rejoice, the Lord is King"  #140

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



We gather with gratitude for the extravagant love of Christ our Lord.  As members of his mystical body, let us rejoice and reach out in love toward one another.


Lucy Wray is Piedmont Hospital.  Arnold Yarborough had outpatient surgery this week.  Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.


The Session meets after morning worship this morning.


Community Thanksgiving Service: Tonight, 6:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.


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


Fifty-Sixth Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast. 

On Thanksgiving Day, this Thursday, we will serve our fifty-Sixth Thanksgiving Breakfast.  Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.


We thank Pam McMackin for furnishing the food for our Thanksgiving breakfast.  She does this in loving memory of her father, Joe Moss, who was a faithful cook for the Thanksgiving breakfast for many years.


Next Sabbath, November 27, is the first Sabbath in Advent.  That means that there are only four Sundays before Christmas.


There will be a Congregational Meeting on December 4.  The purpose of this meeting is to elect congregational officers and approve a budget for 2006.


We will decorate the church for Christmas on Wednesday, December 7, following the Christmas parade.


The WOC is having individual poinsettias in the church this year.  If you would like to have a flower in honor or in memory of someone, please give your money (Poinsettias cost $11 each) to Frances Nivens and sign the sheet in the narthex of the church.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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