11:00 a.m.                                            October 14, 2007

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:


Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church


s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: “Come, We That Love the Lord” #408

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 7:17)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness:

People:  I will sing praises to the name of the LORD most high.


Opening Prayer  


 Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Forgive us, loving God, for measuring your will by conventional standards.  Abraham and Sarah, when they questioned your promise, assumed that what goes for us goes for you, too.  And we assume that our half-truths are close enough to your truth; that our halfhearted gestures are close enough to your goodness; and that our grudging halfway advances are close enough to your astonishing love.   Forgive us for forgetting how much larger is your will for us and your expectation from us than we ever admit to ourselves. We dare to pray because we know how much larger your mercy is than we ever deserve.


Words of Assurance

Leader:  Trust always in the love of God: for God is faithful, true and always compassionate. Christ Jesus brings us God’s love which is freely offered to us.

People:   In Christ, we are now forgiven.


s Bible Songs: “God The Righteous Judge” #12

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 Reading: Psalm 66:1-8


Second Reading: Luke 17:11-19

Sermon: "Convert Vision"


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer


s Hymnbook: “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me” #271

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



The Psalmist says, “But I will hope continually, and will yet praise God more and more” (Psalm 71:14).  We have gathered as a congregation today to focus on our hope—the Lord God Almighty—and to praise him.


Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.


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


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Next Sunday morning, October 21, 8:00 a.m.


Margaret Moss recently had outpatient surgery.  Ruby Quinn, sister of Frances Nivens, has returned to White Oak Nursing Home from the hospital.


Coming in November

Young Adults Sabbath School Class begins November 4 at 10:00 a.m.


The York ARP Church Annual Fall Barbecue is on November 10.




If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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