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11:00 a.m.                                               October 23, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace

s Hymnbook: “Be Thou My Vision”  #303

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Psalm 147:1)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Praise the LORD! It is good to sing praises to our God;

People:  For God is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned.

I confess that I have not believed in thee, my one God and Father, but have put my faith and trust more in creatures than in thee, my God and Creator, because I have feared them more than thee.  And for their benefit and pleasure, I have done and left undone many things in disobedience to thee and thy commandments.

I confess that I have taken thy holy Name in vain, that I have often sworn falsely and lightly by the same, that I have not always professed it nor kept it holy as I ought.

Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins.  Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy Son.  Amen.

--Martin Bucer 1539

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader:  The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 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: “Praise Ye the Lord, for It Is Good”  #36

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 Scripture Lesson: Psalm 147:2-8


Second Scripture Lesson: Proverbs 3:7-8

Sermon: "C.S.I., Heaven’s Gate, and Evil”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: “God of Grace and God of Glory”   #358

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.


With gladness in our hearts, may we all exult in the Lord! Let us eagerly greet one another with a warm and friendly spirit. You are most welcome in the house of the Lord.


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


Next Sabbath is Reformation Sabbath.


Daylight Savings Time ends next Sabbath, October 30. Turn your clocks back one hour and be on time for church.


John Barron’s New Address

Room 54

Pineville Rehabilitation and Living Center

1010 Lakeview Dr.

Pineville, NC 28134



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