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NINETEENTH SABBATH AFTER PENTECOST
11:00 a.m. September 29, 2002
Assemble In God's Name
s Hymnbook: "Morning Has Broken" #464
s Passing the Peace
Concerns of the Church
Call to Worship (John 17:17)
Leader Jesus Prayed for his disciples:
People Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
Prayer of Confession (In Unison)
I poor sinner confess to thee, O Almighty, eternal, merciful God and Father, that I have sinned in manifold ways against thee and thy commandments.
I confess that I have stolen. I acknowledge my greed. I admit that in the use of my worldly goods I have set myself against thee and thy holy laws. Greedily and against charity have I grasped them. And scarcely, if at all, have I given of them when the need of my neighbor required it.
I confess that I have born false witness, that I have been untrue and unfaithful toward my neighbor. I have lied to him. I have told lies about him, and I have failed to defend his honor and reputation as my own.
I acknowledge in summary that my life is nothing else than sin and transgression of thy holy commandments and an inclination toward all evil.
Wherefore I beseech thee, O heavenly Father, that, thou wouldst graciously forgive me these and all my sins. Keep and preserve me henceforth that I may walk only in thy way and live according to thy will; and all of this through Jesus Christ, thy dear Son, our Savior. Amen. (Martin Bucer 1539)
Declaration of Forgiveness
Leader: The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners (I Tim. 1:15).
People: He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed (I Peter 2:24).
s Gloria Patri #546
Presentation of Tithes and Offerings
s Doxology #544
Proclaim God's Word
Children's Sermon: "Three In One"
Dismissal to Childrens Church (5 and Under)
Prayers of the People
s First Scripture Lesson: Psalm 78:1-6,12-15
s Hymnbook: "Praise God, Ye Servants of the Lord" #19
Second Scripture Lesson: Matthew 21:23-32
Sermon: "Sneaky Sneakers"
Go In God's Name
s The Apostles' Creed
s Prayer of Thanksgiving
s The Lord's Prayer
s Hymnbook: "A Charge to Keep I Have" #301
s Charge and Blessing
s: all who are able, please stand.
The psalmist wrote: "Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord! You have put gladness in my heart" (Psalm 4:6-7, NRSV). May that wonderful gladness be in the heart of each of us as we worship God and have fellowship together. Welcome to all!
Next Sabbath, October 6, is Worldwide Communion Sabbath. We will celebrate the sacrament next Sabbath. Come and be with us.
Bible Study: Wednesday (10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m).
Catawba Presbytery meets at Neely's Creek Church on October 8.
Leaf Trip, Saturday, October 12. We will leave at 10:00 a.m. and get back late afternoon. If you would like to go, please sign the sheet in the narthex of the church.
York County CROP Walk is October 20. Registration is at Trinity UMC from 3:00-3:30 p.m. Of the money raised, 25% will come back to York County to support Pilgrim's Inn Homeless Shelter, Senior Citizen's Meal Programs, HOPE in Rock Hill, PATH in York, and the Fort Mill CARE center. Staple food items will also be collected for the three emergency food pantries. The goal for this year's walk is to raise $35,000. If you would like to participate, see the pastor.
If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant
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