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World-Wide Communion Sabbath

11:00 a.m. October 1, 2000


Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Be Thou My Vision" #303

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (I John 4:16)

Leader: The Lord be with you.

People: And also with you.

Leader: God is Love.

People: And those who abide in love abide in God,

Leader: And God abides in them

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Risen Savior, you call us to your table of grace to enjoy your presence, but we dare not come to the table with dirty hands and sin-stained hearts. Only your forgiveness can make us clean within. We confess we have edged you to the fringes of our lives as we have become occupied with countless so-called "urgent" matters. We confess we have fooled ourselves into believing we are too busy to pray and too exhausted to serve. We have devised clever justifications for ignoring the poor and avoiding those in despair.

Forgive us, dear Lord. Help us order our days and our deeds according to your will. Grant us pardon, and comfort us with the assurance of your Spirit. Then shall we be free to celebrate your feast of love with the saints of this and every time and place. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)

s Gloria Patri: #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544


Children's Sermon: "Oak Trees"

Dismissal to Children’s Church (8 and Under)

Scripture Lesson: Esther 7:1-10


Sermon: "Rules of Engagement"


s The Nicene Creed p.12

s Hymnbook: "Let Us Break Bread Together" #447 (Stanza 1)

Preparation of the Table

Prayer of Thanksgiving

ALL: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

The Lord's Prayer

Communion of the People


s Hymnbook: "Let Us Break Bread Together"… #447 (Stanza 2)

s Charge and Blessing



A sincere welcome to each of you! We are pleased to have you join us in a time of praising God, learning God’s plan for life, and sharing our voices, talents and friendship in worship and fellowship.

There will be a joint meeting of Session and Diaconate next Sabbath, October 8, at 7:00 p.m.

Willie Yarborough is in the hospital.

We have also had special requests for prayer for Roy and Betty Adkins, Dorcus Pratt, Becky Moore, and Ann Connolly in your prayers. Please remember these as well as our other sick and shut-ins.

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. Plan now to go with us.

Men's Fellowship:

October 15. This is an 8:00 a.m. Breakfast meeting. Come and be with us.

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