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EIGHTEENTH SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST
Assemble in God’s Name
Welcome and Concerns of the Church
s Passing the Peace
s Hymnbook: “This Is My Father’s World” #101
Lighting the Candles
Call to Worship (Psalm 22:22)
Leader: The Lord be with you.
People: And with you also.
Leader: What shall I return to the LORD for all his bounty to me?
People: I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.
Prayer of Confession (in unison)
Almighty, eternal God and Father, we confess and acknowledge that we, alas, were conceived and born in sin, and are therefore inclined to all evil and slow to all good; that we transgress thy holy commandments without ceasing, and ever more corrupt ourselves.
But we are sorry for the same, and beseech thy grace and help. Wherefore have mercy upon us, most gracious and merciful God and Father, through thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grant to us and increase in us thy Holy Spirit, that we may recognize our sin and unrighteousness from the bottom of our hearts, attain true repentance and sorrow for them, die to them wholly, and please thee entirely by a new and godly life. Amen.
(Martin Bucer, 1539)
Declaration of Forgiveness (Romans 8:38-39)
Leader: For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature,
People: Shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
s Hymnbook: “What Shall I Render to the Lord” #32
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 116:12-19
Second Scripture Lesson: James 1:2
Sermon: "Hurricanes and God”
Go in God’s Name
s The Apostles' Creed (p.12, The Hymnbook)
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: “Soldiers of Christ Arise” #362
s Extinguishing the Candles
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
“Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice” (Psalm 105:3, NRSV). Let us rejoice as we present ourselves before our loving Creator. Welcome to worship. Welcome to this house of God.
Frances Withers is in the hospital. 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.
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 our second special offering today to help those who have lost so much. This offering will be sent to: Disaster Relief Fund, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Center
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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