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SEVENTEENTH SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST
Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” #21
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 22:22)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: I will tell of the name of God to my brothers and sisters;
People: In the midst of the congregation I will praise my Lord and my God:
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 Hymnbook: “All Ye That Fear God’s Holy Name” #35
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 Scripture Lesson: Psalm 22:22-28
Second Scripture Lesson: I John 3:14
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed (p.12, The Hymnbook)
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “In Christ There Is No East or West” #479
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
St. Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome saying, “May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another” (Romans 15:5, NRSV). May that be our goal as we welcome and support one another in the name of the Lord.
Jeanette Chambers was in the hospital last week, but has now returned home. Clyde Clark is recovering from an accident at home. Johnnie Ruth has been ill for several weeks. Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.
Wednesday Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. We are studying Joshua.
The Session and Diaconate meet tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast, next Sabbath, September 18, 8:00 a.m.
Last week, Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast. Thousands may have perished. Millions are 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 corporation with other ARP’s, we will receive a special offering today to help those who have lost so much. This offering will be sent to:
Disaster Relief Fund
Associate Reformed Presbyterian Center
1 Cleveland St Ste 110
Greenville SC 29601-3646
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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Last modified 03/08/06