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11:00 a.m. September 9, 2001

Assemble in God’s Name

Organ Prelude:

Choral Introit:

s Hymnbook: "For the Beauty of the Earth" #2

s Passing the Peace

Concerns of the Church

Call to Worship (Acts 10:34-35)

Leader: Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

People: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession: (in unison)

Generous God, you have given us so much. Give us one more thing. Give us thankful hearts because we know our hearts can be hard and cold. We often hold on when we should let go. We are clutching when we should be spending, hoarding when we could be generous, doubting when we should lean on faith. We are fearful instead of trusting in your everlasting care. Open our hands and our hearts to the bounty of your love, which cares for the flowers of the fields, the birds in the air, each child who toddles, every parent who worries, every adult who struggles. Loving God, you have given us so much. Give us again the assurance of your love and care, and fill us with grateful hearts and open hands. Amen.

Declaration of Forgiveness

Leader: Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. (Rom 8:34)

People: So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! (II Cor. 5:17)

s Hymnbook: "Hear My Words, O Gracious Lord" #48

Presentation of Tithes and Offerings


s Doxology #544

Proclaim God’s Word

`Children's Sermon: Helping One Another"

II Corinthians 1:4

Dismissal to Children’s Church (5 and Under)

Prayers of the People

First Reading: Jonah 3:3-10

Second Reading: Jonah 4:1-11


Sermon: "Two Lessons From Jonah"

Go in God’s Name

s The Apostles' Creed

s Prayer of Thanksgiving

s The Lord’s Prayer

s Hymnbook: "In Christ There Is No East or West" #479

s Charge and Blessing




Margaret Moss had outpatient surgery this week. Please remember all our sick and shut-ins in your prayers.

Diaconate meets tonight 7:00 p,m,

Cindy Brown is our guest organist today. We welcome Cindy to our fellowship.

Bible Study : Wednesday. We are studying Biblical prayer. Bible Study meets 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Consider the Prayer of Jabez (I Chronicles 4:10).

Youth Director

We are seeking a Youth Director. We are seeking an individual dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and infused with a passion for young people. The Youth Director will lead programs that will increase the participation of young people in the worship, Sabbath school, and fellowship activities of the Church. This person must have leadership qualities, be strong in Christian faith, and be willing to take youth on special retreats and outings.

Men's Fellowship

The York Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church Men's Fellowship meets next Sunday, September 16. This is an 8:00 a.m. breakfast meeting.


If you have questions or comments, email Tony Grant

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