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FIFTEENTH SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST
11:00 a.m. September 16, 2001
Assemble in Gods Name
s Hymn: "My Country, Tis of Thee" #513
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (Galatians 6:14)
Leader: The Lord be with you,
People: And with you also.
Leader: God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
People: By whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Prayer of Confession: (in unison)
Lord, you have put many valuable things into our hands, but we have so many times shown ourselves to be ungrateful and selfish with your gifts, either hoarding them or wasting them. The good land you have given us, the gift of freedom, food in abundance, our time of life and the liberal ministry of your Word have all been too carelessly received and treated by us. Teach us to value these things and to care for them as your people, that we may also distribute them to others according to your will and pass them along with interest to those who come after us. In the name of Jesus. 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 Gods Word
`Children's Sermon: "Open Up"
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Reading: Matthew 5:3-12
s Psalm "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord" #19
Second Reading: II Corinthians 1:3-11
Sermon: "After Tuesday"
Go in Gods Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lords Prayer
s Hymn: "God of Grace and God of Glory" #358
s Charge and Blessing
Session meets tonight 7:00 p,m,
Lillian Lawrence is our guest organist today. We welcome Lillian to our fellowship.
Bible Study : Wednesday, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.
We were all stunned by the events of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Now we are faced with the task of dealing with the aftermath of those events. Speaking from the Oval office, President Bush said, "Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom, came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts." The President went on to add, "These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation." Terrorism is the great enemy not only of our nation but of civilization itself. Our response to Tuesday's atrocities must be thoughtful, well-planned, and effective.
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