Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Bible Songs: “Under His Wings” #188
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship
Leader: We sing praises to you, O Lord!
Community: Our lips praise you and will not be silent.
Leader: We raise prayers to you, O Lord!
Community: Our souls praise you and will not be silent.
Leader: We bring ourselves to you, O Lord!
Community: Our deeds praise you and will not be silent.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Holy God, we confess that we do not honestly consider our call to holiness. You have called us to be a holy priesthood, but we ignore the demands of servanthood. You have called us to repentance, but we have comforted ourselves with superficial changes. You have set us apart for the purpose of showing your love to the world, but at best, we show a clouded image of it to each other. Although you have addressed us as sojourners and exiles who bear your name, we instead seek security and a less demanding title. Lord, forgive us for ignoring your call, and make us a holy people, set apart for your purpose of love ‘and mercy. Amen.’
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 Hymnbook: “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” #378
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Psalm 119:97-104
Second Reading: Luke 18:1-8
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “Saviour, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” #380
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
The Psalmist says, God “shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust. His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. (Psalm 91:4). We have gathered as the community of God’s people to proclaim our trust in God. God’s truth is our hope. You are most welcome.
Bible Study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
The Session meets tonight at 7:00 p.m.
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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Last Modified: 02/06/07