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11:00 a.m. November 24, 2002

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 (Revelation 22:13)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And with you also

Leader: Jesus said, I am the Alpha and the Omega,

People: 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 Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "How to Handle Truth " II Timothy 2:15

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 100

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

Second Scripture Lesson: Ephesians 1:15-23


Sermon: "Thanks For Nothing"

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

1. We will no longer have an assembly before Sabbath School. Sabbath School classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. We will all go directly to our classes. After Sabbath School Classes, 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 Sabbath 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 Sabbath School on December 1.

There will be a Congregational Meeting next Sabbath, December 1. The purpose of this meeting is to elect congregational officers and approve a budget for 2003.

Young People: CiCi's trip--leave from church at 5:30 p.m.

Young People No meeting on Wednesday.

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

Community Thanksgiving Service: Tonight, 6:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Fifty-Third Thanksgiving Breakfast.

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

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



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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