11:00 a.m.                                                   October 1, 2006

Assemble in God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s Bible Songs: “God’s Providential Goodness” #129

Call to Worship  (John 8:12)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People:  And with you also

Leader:  Jesus spoke to them, saying,

People:  "I am the light of the world.

Leader:  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness

People:  Whoever follows me will have the light of life."

Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

O Lord, I come as one sick to the Healer, as one hungry and thirsty to the Fountain of life, as one in need to the King of heaven, a servant to his Lord, a creature to his Creator, a soul in desolation to my gentle Comforter.

But why do you come to me?  Who am I that you should offer yourself to me?  How dares the sinner to appear in your presence?  

You know your servant, and you know that I have nothing good in me that you should grant me this. I confess, therefore, my unworthiness. I acknowledge your goodness.  Amen.

 [Thomas a Kempis Of the Imitation of Christ, Bk. IV Ch. 2]


Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 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


Scripture Lesson:  Esther 7:1-6

Sermon: "Esther"


The Eucharist

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the Word in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 1)

Invitation to the Table

Leader: Lift up your hearts.

People: We lift them to the Lord.

Leader: Give thanks to God for God is good.

People: God’s love is everlasting.

Prayer of Thanksgiving

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People


Go In God's Name

s Hymnbook: "Bread of the Word in Mercy Broken”   #445

                         (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing


s:  all who are able, please stand.



As we gather before our Lord, on World-wide Communion Sabbath, we extend the warmest of welcomes to all present. May you find encouragement and spiritual refreshment here today.  May you leave with your burdens lightened or removed.


WOC Executive Board meets immediately after church today. 

WOC Circles meet on Tuesday.


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


Diaconate meets on next Sunday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.


October 10: Catawba Presbytery meets at Shiloh Church, 10:00 a.m.


The York ARP Senior Citizens are going to the mountains to see the leaves and visit Linville Caverns on October 14.  The colors are expected to be especially good this year.  If you are planning to go with us, please sign the sheet in the Narthex of the church.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, Sunday, October 15,

8:00 p.m.




At the Congregational Meeting last Sabbath, September 24, 2006, Carroll Robinson and Robert Connolly were elected to the office of Ruling Elder.  The date for their ordination will be announced soon.  In the meantime, we ask your prayers and support for these two elders.


York ARP Church has given $5,000 to PATH.  PATH is our local benevolence agency.  It has been suffering from a lack of funds recently.  We praise God that, in God’s providence, we were able to significantly help PATH so that PATH can help others.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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