Assemble in God’s Name
Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord? #201
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (from Psalm 51:15-17)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you Also.
Leader: Help me to speak, Lord, and I will praise you.
People: You do not want sacrifices, or I would offer them.
Leader: My sacrifice is a humble spirit.
People: O God; you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.
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 Bible Songs: “The Penitent’s Prayer” #105
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
First Reading: Psalm 51:1-7
Second Reading: Genesis 3:1-6
Sermon: "First Sin”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed: The Hymnbook, p12.
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "Alas! And Did My Saviour Bleed” #199
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” (Psalm 122:1, NRSV). May we join together with joy as we approach our blessed Creator in worship. Welcome, friends, in the name of Christ.
The Session and Diaconate meet jointly tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 13
Men’s Fellowship breakfast, next Sabbath, September 17, 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. .
For one more week, we will be gathering food for our local helping agency, PATH. There are boxes in the narthex of church. Bring what you can.
Linda Warren had surgery this week. Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
On September 11, 2001, four U.S. planes hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people in a matter of hours. Behind the staggering number of deaths are the individuals, real people whose lives were snuffed out in a moment. We have not forgotten them.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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