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Assemble in God’s Name
s Hymnbook: "Be Thou My Vision" #303
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Shorter Catechism Question 9)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: What is the work of creation?
People: The work of creation is, God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power, in the space of six days, and all very good
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
I, poor sinner, confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.
I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it.
I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.
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 walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior. 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 Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Reading: Psalm 147:1-12
s Hymnbook: "Praise Ye the Lord, for It is Good.” #36
Second Reading: Ephesians 5:18-20, I Thessalonians 5:18
Sermon: "I Had a Stroke"
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Now Thank We All Our God" #9
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
“What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes us holy and just, but a virtuous life makes us pleasing to God.” (Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Book I, Chapter 1)
Bible Study: Wednesday, 10 00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
There will be a Congregational Meeting next Sabbath, November 7, after Morning Worship. The purpose of this meeting is the election of deacons for 2005.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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