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11:00 a.m. October 28, 2001
Assemble in Gods Name
s Hymn: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" #91
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (II Timothy 1:10)
Leader: But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ,
People: who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
Prayer of Confession: (in unison)
O Lord God, eternal and almighty Father, we confess and acknowledge unfeignedly before thy holy majesty that we are poor sinners, conceived and born in iniquity and corruption, prone to do evil, incapable of any good, and that in our depravity we transgress thy holy commandments without end or ceasing: Wherefore we purchase for ourselves, through thy righteous judgement, our ruin and perdition. Nevertheless, O Lord, we are grieved that we have offended thee; and we condemn ourselves and ours sins with true repentance, beseeching thy grace to relieve our distress. O God and Father, most gracious and full of compassion, have mercy upon us in the name of thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And as thou dost blot out our sins and stains, magnify and increase in us day by day the grace of thy Holy Spirit; that as we acknowledge our unrighteousness with all our heart, we may be moved by that sorrow which shall bring forth true repentance in us, mortifying all our sins and producing in us the fruits of righteousness and innocence which are pleasing unto thee; through the same Jesus Christ our lord. Amen. (John Calvin Geneva 1542)
Declaration of Forgiveness (Romans 8:38-39)
Leader: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
People: Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim Gods Word
`Children's Sermon: "Bumper Stickers" Psalm 105:1
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Reading: Joel 2:23-32
s Hymnbook "O Lord, Thou Art My God and King" #5
Second Reading: II Timothy 4:6-8
Sermon: "Noble Prize"
Go in Gods Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lords Prayer
s Hymn: "Faith of Our Fathers" #348
s Charge and Blessing
A warm welcome to you! The Old Testament book of Joel reminds us to "praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you" (2:26). With praise in our hearts and upon our lips, let us glorify God.
This afternoon at 5:00 p.m., we have a cookout in the combined backyards of the Almaguers and the Rossys. We hope you will all come and get to know our new Youth Director, Elizabeth Gibson, and her husband Tully.
Cindy Brown is our organist today. We welcome Cindy back to our fellowship.
Bible Study : Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Congregational Meeting: Next Sabbath, November 4, following Morning Worship. The purpose of this meeting is to elect deacons.
Did you know that there are only nine Sabbaths left in the year 2001?
Reformation Sabbath commemorates the nailing of the ninety-five theses onto the Wittenburg cathedral door by Martin Luther in 1517. In these theses, Luther denounced the sale of indulgences. The liturgical color is red.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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