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Eighteenth Sabbath After Pentecost

11:00 a.m. October 15, 2000

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Morning Has Broken"…#464

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Mark 10:45)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: For the Son of Man came not to be served

People: But to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession: (in unison)

God of unfailing mercy, We acknowledge Christ as the unshakable foundation of our lives. His constant love, his insistent call and his enduring presence among us quell our anxiety and free us to bear his light into the darkest corners of our world. Yet as much as we believe this, we are reluctant to be used by Christ as stones laid upon the foundation of his life. We do not sacrifice as he did. We reserve ourselves, as if some more important task will soon claim us. And daily we reject your claim upon us as your royal and chosen people. O God, forgive our reluctance to be your servants, and declare again and again your words of mercy until we finally and totally believe. 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: "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord" #19

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon: "God's Flashlight"

(Psalm 119:105)

Dismissal to Children’s Church (8 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Psalm 22:1-15

Second Reading: Mark 10:17-31


Sermon: "Addiction Affliction"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving and the Lord’s Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Just as I Am, Without One Plea"…#272

s Charge and Blessing




With true enthusiasm, we greet all who have come to worship. St. Peter wrote, "For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer ..." (1 Peter 3:12). Therefore, with sincerity and single-mindedness, let us praise our Lord. Welcome!

Elaine Moss is in the hospital in Gastonia. We have also had special requests for prayer for Roy and Betty Adkins, Becky Moore, and Ann Connolly. Please remember these and all our other sick and shut-ins.

Rev Tony Grant and Ruling Elder Ronnie Ruth attended the stated meeting of Catawba Presybtery last Tuesday in Lancaster, SC.

Bible Study

Wednesday 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We are studying I and II Kings.You are welcome to join us.

Leaf trip

We are going on a trip to see the leaves in the mountains on Saturday, October 21. We leave at 8:30 Saturday morning. We plan to return that afternoon.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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