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11:00 a.m.                                                September 4, 2005

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:


Welcome and Concerns of the Church

s  Passing the Peace


s Hymnbook: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”  #84

Lighting the Candles


Call to Worship  (Matthew 5:3)

Leader:  The Lord be with you.

People:  And with you also.

Leader:  Blessed are the poor in spirit,

People:  For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Opening Prayer


Prayer of Confession (in unison)

Merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart and mind and strength.

We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.

In your mercy forgive what we have been,

help us amend what we are,

and direct what we shall be,

so that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,

to the glory of your holy name.

This we pray in the name of the only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Hear the Good News! Jesus himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness.

People: By his wounds we have been healed. For we were going astray like sheep, but now we have returned to the shepherd and guardian of our souls. Praise the Lord!

All: The Lord's name be praised. Alleluia. Amen.


s Hymnbook: “Thy Kingdom Come, O Lord”  #488

s Gloria Patri #546

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544



Proclaim God’s Word

Children's Sermon 

            Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Scripture Lesson: Mark 4:26-29


Second Scripture Lesson: Luke 13:18-21

Sermon: "God Works!”


Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed (p.12, The Hymnbook)

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord's Prayer

s Hymnbook: “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”  #504

s Extinguishing the Candles

s Charge and Blessing



s:  all who are able, please stand.



On this Labor Day weekend, we extend a friendly greeting to all worshipers. Welcome! And may God’s guidance and strength be with us all.


Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  We are studying Joshua.

Joshua was a second Moses.  Moses led the people out of Egypt.  Joshua led the people into Canaan.  Moses led Israel in the miraculous crossing of the Reed Sea.  Joshua led Israel in the miraculous crossing of the Jordan River.  Moses sent out spies.  Joshua sent out spies.  Moses allotted the land to the tribes east of Jordan.  Joshua allotted the land to the tribes west of Jordan.


Bob Robinson, brother of Sarah Brown, died this week.  He has now claimed the promises of the gospel.  We pray that God will give his comfort to the family.


The Session and Diaconate meet jointly next Sabbath, September 11, at 7:00 p.m.


Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, September 18, 8:00 a.m.


Earlier this week, Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast.  Over 50 people were killed.  Millions of people were without electricity.  Damage is in the billions.  The first and best thing we can do is to pray for those in the path of the storm.  In future weeks, we will be exploring what we as a church can do to help them with their physical needs.



If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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