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11:00 a.m. September 1, 2002

Assemble In God's Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "Come, Christians, Join to Sing" #131

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Romans 8:15-16)

Leader: The Lord be with you

People: And with you also.

Leader: For we did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but we have received a spirit of adoption.

People: When we cry, "Abba! Father!" it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God,

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

Most holy and merciful Father; we acknowledge and confess before thee; our sinful nature prone to evil and slothful in good; and all our shortcomings and offenses. Thou alone knowest how often we have sinned; In wandering from thy ways; In wasting thy gifts; In forgetting thy love. But thou, O Lord, have mercy; upon us; Who are ashamed and sorry; for all wherein we have displeased thee. Teach us to hate our errors; Cleanse us from our secret faults; And forgive our sins; For the sake of thy dear Son. And O most holy and loving Father; Help us, we beseech thee; To live in thy light and walk in thy ways; According to the commandments of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness (Psalm 103:8,10-12)

Leader: The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.

People: For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far he removes our transgressions from us.

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God's Word

Children's Sermon: "Unlimited Possibilities"

Philippians 4:13 Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 139:1-6

s Hymnbook: "This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made" #69

Second Scripture Lesson: Romans 8:12-25


Sermon: "Uninterrupted Eden"

Go In God's Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling" #399

s Charge and Blessing




It is with delight that we welcome all that have come to worship. May God's loving presence fill us with joy and hope as we prepare ourselves to follow Christ.

Louise McDaniels is still in Piedmont Hospital. Please remember her and all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Bible Study gets underway on the first Wednesday in September. On that Wednesday, September 4, we will have the evening session only (at 7:00 p.m.). Morning Bible Study resumes on September 11 at 10:30 a.m. In our Bible study this year we will be studying I and II Corinthians.

There will be a joint meeting of Session and Diaconate on September 8 at 7:00 p.m.

The tragic event of September 11, 2001 had a deep impact upon our nation and our world. There will be a special Community Service of Worship and Remembrance at First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, September 11, 2002. The service begins at 7:00 p.m.

The York ARP Men's Fellowship meets Sunday, September 15. This is an 8:00 a.m. breakfast meeting. If you would like to sign up to cook for the Men's Fellowship Breakfast, please sign up on the sheet in the narthex.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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