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11:00 a.m. October 20, 2002

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Stand Up, Stand up for Jesus" #349

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Philippians 2:15-16)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And with you also.

Leader: Shine like stars in the world.

People: Holding fast to the word of life

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses.

Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love.

But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee.

Teach us to hate our errors;

Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son.

And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Mystery!" Ecclesiastes 3:11

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 99

s Hymnbook: "The Earth, With All That Dwell Therein" #38

Second Scripture Lesson: I Thessalonians 1:1-10


Sermon: "Faith Compression"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

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

s Charge and Blessing


s: all who are able, please stand.



A warm and sincere welcome to one and all! It is a genuine privilege to open ourselves to the presence of God and to praise God with loving hearts.

Young People go out to eat--Jiggers--6:30 p.m.

Session meets 7:00 p.m.

Catawba Elders Association meets at Shiloh Church, on Tuesday October 22, at 7:00 p.m.

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

Youth Group: Wednesday 7:00 p.m.

Young People's Trip to the Mountains, Saturday, October 26. See Elizabeth for details.

York County CROP Walk is today, October 20. Get your registration packet from the pastor. Turn it in at Trinity UMC from 3:00-3:30 p.m. on October 20. You will have a choice of two walks, long and short. A hotdog supper will be served afterwards.

Next Sabbath, October 27, Daylight Savings Time Ends (Turn Clocks Back).

There will be a Congregational Meeting on November 3 after Morning Worship. The purpose of this meeting is to elect deacons for the year 2003.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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